Sandra reports: Howard has begun his trek home from World Steam Expo. I'm told that he had a marvelous time hanging with all the steampunk-y folks. Tonight and tomorrow he'll rest. This is good because we're expecting to receive a shipment of Sharp End of the Stick books on Thursday or Friday of this week. As soon as they arrive, Howard will break out his sharpie marker and start drawing pictures for the Numbered Customer Choice Sketch Editions. (Sketch edition ordering closes at midnight on May 31) Each of these books gets a hand-drawn, hand-numbered sketch on the final page. For us, the sketch editions are a physical manifestation of the support of fans. The size of the stacks of to-be-sketched books reminds us how much we have to be grateful for and to whom we owe our gratitude. Many thanks to you all, you are the reason that Howard continues to be able to draw funny pictures full-time.