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Arthur, King of Time and Space


Last week I asked whether any of my readers know of another webcomic updated daily, by someone to whom it also doesn't represent job or career or even possible career, who also never misses an update. You guys directed me to two: 1/0 ran exactly a thousand days. Funny Farm is from a fellow Daily Grinder who'd escaped my notice in this regard, and who, I'm told, did once take 184-day hiatus for the purpose of finishing med school.

I closed that paragraph a week ago noting that if I wanted to retain that distinction myself I needed to stop writing that paragraph and write a gag for that day. Then I updated with a filler. To add self-insult to self-injury, it was a filler I'd just drawn right then instead of one I'd pulled from my filler reserve, which is empty. You know how whenever I discuss my previous dailies' occasional burnout periods, I always conclude with "but so far the evil days come not"? The evil days come. The reason I drew Wednesday's cartoon in Shapes style is not because it was a crowd scene, which it wasn't, nor because I think the gag played especially better that way, which I certainly don't, but because by the time I'd written the gag it was eight or nine p.m.* and I felt too tired to draw. This may be symptomatic of stress at school, and of stress in the bank balance; and of having, Friday, for the first time in a long time, drunk most of two liters of Coke by myself in one evening, and being short on sleep ever since.

The other interesting thing about Wednesday's cartoon is that I almost did it over in triangles when Shapes wasn't doing it justice. I decided not to because AKOTAS regularly hares off in enough different directions at once as it is, but since then I've been debating with myself whether to work in triangles instead of Shapes for regular but non-pencil AKOTAS in the future. Discussion?

Of course, the punchline is, here I am writing newspost instead of gag again.

* That is, eight or nine p.m. CDT, which is about when, according to the update schedule I adopted in January, the four-hour update window opens.

Webcomics I read mornings: Kevin & Kell, For Better Or For Worse, Shortpacked, Todd and Penguin, Scary Go Round, Tux & Bunny, Sluggy Freelance, Irregular Comic, Real Life, Peanuts Webcomics I read M-W-F mornings: El Goonish Shive, Theater Hopper, General Protection Fault, Nukees, Newshounds, Girl Genius, Pibgorn, Malfunction Junction, Ctrl+Alt+Del Webcomics I read Tu-Th-Sa mornings: AppleGeeks, Achewood, Kismetropolis, Erfworld, Crap I Drew On My Lunch Break, WIGU, Striptease, Digger
Webcomics I read middays: Calvin & Hobbes, Least I Could Do, User Friendly, Questionable Content, Starslip Crisis, Anywhere But Here, Devil's Panties, Narbonic, Schlock Mercenary
Webcomics I read evenings: LuAnn, Count Your Sheep, Goats, Pearls Before Swine, American Elf, Sinfest, Little Dee Webcomics I read M-W-F evenings: Reasoned Cognition, Two Lumps, Zortic, Order of the Stick, College Roommates from Hell!!!, Home on the Strange, Penny Arcade Webcomics I read Tu-Th-Sa evenings: Girls With Slingshots, Dandy & Company, The Adventures of Dr. McNinja, Get Out of My Head, Megatokyo, Buck Godot Zap Gun For Hire
Webcomics I read bedtimes: B.C., Something Positive, Station V3, Dinosaur Comics, Wapsi Square, Help Desk, Sheldon, PvP
Webcomics I read Sundays: xkcd, Minus, Smithson, Something Happens, Li'l Mell, Three Panel Soul, Butternut Squash, Breakfast of the Gods, Perry Bible Fellowship, The Non-Adventures of Wonderella, Ctrl+Alt+Del Webcomics I hope will start updating again: Boxjam's Doodle, Casey & Andy, 13 Seconds, Medium Large, The Magnificent Adventures of Hieronymus Bosch, esquire, The Green Avenger, The Angriest Rice Cooker In The World, No Room for Magic, The Whovian Observer, Gossamer Commons See also The Daily Grind Iron Man Challenge, Talk About Comics, The Living Comic, Online Comics Day, The Belfry Comics Index, The Webcomic List, Mister Bloo, Nth Degree, 100% Originality Theatre, Girls Read Comics (And They're Pissed), Fleen, Comixpedia and Websnark.

Arthuriana sources I use or recommend:
Arthurian Legend
Arthuriana - the Journal of Arthurian Studies; the website of the quarterly journal of the North American Branch of the International Arthurian Society.
The Camelot Project at the University of Rochester.
Camelot In Four Colors: A Survey of the Arthurian Legend in Comics
Mystical-WWW - The Arthurian A2Z knowledge Bank which has encyclopedically-arranged entries on the characters of the Arthurian legends.
Le Morte Darthur: Sir Thomas Malory's Book of King Arthur and of his Noble Knights of the Round Table, Volume 1 and Volume 2.

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