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A cartoonist grows in Brooklyn

First, visiting Brooklyn with comrade James was super fun. Went to the Brooklyn Book Festival and wandered around Central Park for a little while (yes, I realize that's Manhattan), saw some crazy people doing crazy people stuff in the middle of lots of less-crazy people. One thing I will say about New York: it is amazing what variety of everything is there! Ethnicity, language, food, etc., you name it. Although I think the next time someone hands me an unsolicited flyer or whatever I'm going to light them on fire. Didn't much enjoy that part.

Second! What you are starting to see is what, after much research into the art and craft of storytelling I have discovered is called… plot development. Fancy, right? I realized not too long ago that I was basically trying to write a PG-13 Calvin and Hobbes, and as much as I love love (love) that strip it's not the sense of humor I use in real life, nor does it have the sort of story arc that I love so much in the comics I read now like Octopus Pie and Lackadaisy. So at the risk of maybe toning down the elbow-in-the-ribs gags for a while, here comes some story!