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Arthur, King of Time and Space


I always said that it'd be the single-panel rule that'd do me in.

The Daily Grind rules disallow single-panel cartoons more often than once in two weeks. I drew a single-panel gag for Monday 6/16 and failed, as has been my practice, to make note of it in my reminders spreadsheet. I don't remember that I even thought of it - I guess, since I was drawing on a Sunday, maybe I forgot that this cartoon was a weekday, Grind cartoon.

I drew another single-panel gag two days ago, Tuesday 6/24, a week and a day after the other one. (This one I did enter into my reminders spreadsheet.) It was noted on the Daily Grind message board, three hours before the 6/24 deadline, that I was in danger. But lately I only check that message board on Fridays. I was sent a private message on the subject by one of the message board members. But it didn't come until about an hour and a half before the deadline. So I didn't see notice of the private message till the morning of the 25th, too late to throw together a rescue panel.

At this writing, as of the last time I looked at the message board the judges haven't ruled. There was some talk on the message board that I may still be alright, on the grounds that I uploaded my cartoon for the 25th before the deadline for the 24th. But I recall that the judges recently set a rule that all panels for a given day's Grind cartoon must be the same image file, so they can tell which portions of a multiple-day upload are to be counted for which days. Or perhaps that ruling only applies to multiple-day uploads; but I still don't think that that hairsplitting is going to save me.

I feel a little stupid, but I'll also feel relieved if I no longer have to contrive extra panels out of gags whose delivery is naturally single-paneled if they fall on weekdays.

Of course I'm still committed to putting up a cartoon every day, just as I already was before the Daily Grind.

Webcomics I read mornings: Kevin & Kell, For Better Or For Worse, Tux & Bunny, Sluggy Freelance, Irregular Comic, Peanuts Webcomics I read M-W-F mornings: El Goonish Shive, Theater Hopper, General Protection Fault, Nukees, Newshounds, Girl Genius, Pibgorn, Ctrl+Alt+Del Webcomics I read Tu-Th-Sa mornings: AppleGeeks, Achewood, Kismetropolis, Striptease, Punch an' Pie, My Name is Might Have Been, Digger
Webcomics I read middays: Calvin & Hobbes, Least I Could Do, User Friendly, LuAnn, Pearls Before Swine, American Elf, Devil's Panties, Narbonic, Schlock Mercenary
Webcomics I read weekday evenings: Fans, Scary Go Round, Questionable Content, Starslip Crisis, Anywhere But Here, Count Your Sheep, Goats, Dandy & Company, Dinosaur Comics, Girls With Slingshots, Sketchies, Shortpacked, Wapsi Square, Help Desk, Real Life, PvP Webcomics I read M-W-F evenings: Two Lumps, Zortic, Order of the Stick, College Roommates from Hell!!!, Penny Arcade Webcomics I read Tu-Th-Sa evenings: The Adventures of Dr. McNinja, Get Out of My Head, Darths & Droids, Megatokyo, Buck Godot Zap Gun For Hire
Webcomics I read bedtimes: B.C., Something Positive, Station V3, Sinfest, Little Dee, Sheldon, Skin Horse
Webcomics I read Sundays: xkcd, Minus, Something Happens, Three Panel Soul, Butternut Squash, No Room for Magic, Li'l Mell, Breakfast of the Gods, The Non-Adventures of Wonderella, Casey & Andy, Ctrl+Alt+Del Webcomics I hope will start updating again: Boxjam's Doodle, The Angriest Rice Cooker In The World, 13 Seconds, Crap I Drew On My Lunch Break, The Magnificent Adventures of Hieronymus Bosch, esquire, The Green Avenger, I Draw Comics, Reasoned Cognition, Perry Bible Fellowship, 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, Brian Roney's Webcomic Reviews, Girls Read Comics (And They're Pissed), Fleen, Mr. Myth, Comixtalk 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.
Early British Kingdoms - Arthurian Bios
. 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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