Stop whatever you’re doing.
Go here and give Joel Hodgson your money. All of it. Right now.
That is all.
Remarkably, after reducing the strip’s update schedule to 2 days per week, I somehow managed to produce *more* comics in October than in any of the previous five months. Also, I didn’t miss a single update this month, which hasn’t happened since … ever.
I should have done this sooner.
As most of you know, this comic is supposed to update three times a week: Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Though you’d be forgiven for not knowing, as the comic very rarely updates as often as advertised.
How often *does* it update? Let’s mathify:
From January 2012 to August 2015, the strip was updated 268 times. That’s 41 working months, and 144 working weeks (months and weeks in which no updates occur have been excluded from this calculation).
The strip has successfully met its thrice-weekly update schedule 22% of the time. Twice-weekly: 41% of the time. And once-weekly: 37% of the time.
Overall, the strip has averaged 6.5 updates per month, or 1.8 updates per week.
So what does this mean, besides showing that I occasionally stayed awake in math class? I guess it means I’ve finally abandoned the pretense of consistently churning out three comics every week. It’s just not going to happen. Therefore, I’m changing the comic’s update schedule to only two days per week, Tuesdays and Fridays. And since the strip’s update frequency has actually averaged a little *less* than 2 days a week for the past 3½ years, you probably won’t even notice anything has changed (except for the header, and the Tuesday thing).
I’d say I’m back, but I never went anywhere.
I worked on three different strips in the last two weeks, and I ended up not liking any of them, so they all sit half-finished somewhere on my hard drive. Which is a shame, because that’s two weeks of work for naught.
Anyway, we now return to our irregularly-scheduled comic strip.