June 12, 2002

Schlock Mercenary is two years old today. Wow.
In creating the celebratory newsbox on the right I was forced to peruse the earliest weeks of the strip for a shot of Admiral Breya, and let me tell you, it was painful. Every so often I'd shudder to think that I actually put that artwork online. The only redeeming factor was that I had some decent gags back then, and my writing was pretty good, but the artwork absolutely repulses me. Frankly, I don't think I could bring myself to read a webcomic with artwork that horrid.

I'm still wondering what possessed me to actually post old artwork in the newsbox. I'm a moron if I think that'll somehow attract NEW readers. Oh well. At least regular readers can look at it and laugh nervously, saying "gee I'm glad that's behind us now."

In other news, the day-job is currently sucking me dry, but I managed to get drawn and colored three weeks in advance. Unfortunately, that was Saturday. As of today I'm only 18 days up. Fortunately, they're 18 really good days. In the spirit of birthday celebrations, I'll give you a present by way of a teaser: The IRC rumors are true. We WILL be seeing a BH-250 plasgun in use sometime in the next three weeks (errr, 18 days). And although plasguns typically go THOOOOM, there will be plenty of BLAM as well.

That's all for now. Happy birthday to the voices in my head. They've been around for more than two years, but they've only been reasonably corporeal since June 12th of 2000.