Welcome.  In this section I've jotted down a few things about this site in case you're interested.

I've been doing web-comics for the better part of 3 years and grown my readership to 5.  Far Corner seemed like a good fit.

This site is primarily about self-entertainment.  Which is good since hardly anyone else ever sees any of it.  I like to draw, have an odd sense of humor, and frequently encounter exasperating things online.  This site allows me to bring those things together as a reasonable form of therapy.

This isn't a comic about one topic.  There's a vaudeville aspect to what I do here both in content and technique.  I like variety so I experiment depending on both my mood and the subject matter.

I believe that people who aren't harming anyone else in the process should pretty much be treated with equal respect, be free to be who they are, call themselves whatever makes them happy, use whatever public bathroom feels right, do what they love, and love whomever they wish over the age of consent.  So I generally stay clear of poking fun at people (other than notorious douchebags, nazis, etc.)

Beliefs and opinions are an entirely different thing.  While all people should be treated with respect not all ideas deserve the same.    Part of my 'doing what I love' is making fun of bad ideas.

Yeah, it looks alot like the old one, doesn't it.  Part of the fun for me with Evolving Perspectives was developing my techniques and style.  After three years I finally have locked in a consistent look and feel and character roles.  The majority of the material there was aimed at theology.  While religion certainly is fertile ground for human absurdism, religion and absurdism are by no means mutually inclusive sets.  So I'm aiming to take a broader look at bullshit with this strip.

Humor is subjective.  Not all of my panels are supposed to be funny.  Some are just supposed to spark a notion or point out something I think is absurd.

My tastes in humor are pretty eclectic.  While I do on occasion enjoy (and sometimes draw) pie-in-the-face slapstick I really gravitate toward groaner inducing puns.

IMHO this is the epitome of the pun.  A punzle is a word or visual pun that you have to unravel.  It's not supposed to jump out with a casual glance.   You have to work for it (which I understand is not what most people want in an comic).  It's supposed to take a bit of thinking and may have to be peeled like an onion to get to the denouement (which ideally induces uncontrollable eye rolling and an audible groan).  I love punzles.  Punzles are a comic high wire act in a howling electrical storm so sometimes the result is little more than a smoking hole but when they work...

Another of the things I love to try are comics without character dialogue.  There may be words in the panel but it's mostly about the overall gestalt of the image that makes the statement. 

Over the years I think I've demonstrated openness to criticism.  It's only fair as a significant percentage of my work is at least somewhat critical of something other people hold dear.  Criticism, like art, is of varying quality and intent.  Sometimes I've learned a lot from a well-meaning critic, and other times I've been comforted by Anton Ego's brilliant speech from Ratatouille, "In many ways, the work of a critic is easy. We risk very little, yet enjoy a position over those who offer up their work and their selves to our judgment. We thrive on negative criticism, which is fun to write and to read. But the bitter truth we critics must face, is that in the grand scheme of things, the average piece of junk is probably more meaningful than our criticism designating it so." So if you have something useful to say, go for it. 

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