Sorry, guys. But I’m afraid I won’t have any comics for you today or Friday. I have a good reason, though.

I’m dying.

Okay, that’s a little over dramatic. I only FEEL like I’m dying. I’m not really dying.

Brother, I don’t know what hit me upside the head yesterday, but I was feeling bad. Like, REALLY bad. I was light-headed, feverish, sweating one minute, shivering the next, back and joint pains… I had to stay home from work because of it. I was so dizzy, I couldn’t walk a straight line.

Basically, I ended up sleeping a full 24 hours. That’s not right, is it?

Anyway, as a result, I couldn’t produce today’s comic for you.

Truthfully, I don’t know if I’m any better on the wellness front. I forced myself to come into work today, but I would say I am at about 50%. I’m sure a lot of that has to do with not eating or drinking very much yesterday. I weighed myself this morning and I had lost five pounds overnight. Probably water weight from sweating so much.

The point is, I have to start feeling better and in a hurry because I’m going to Wizard World Chicago this weekend. Now, I know what you’re thinking. “Tom, if you’re so dizzy you can’t walk, should you be driving 6 hours to Chicago all by yourself?” Well, I’d be lying if that doesn’t worry me a little, too. But I’ve invested too much time, money and resources into making sure Wizard World Chicago will be the best convention possible and I’m not going to back down now. So I’m going. Period.

Hence, the reason there will be no Friday comic.

I know it sucks. I had a great follow up in mind for Monday’s comic. Shame on me for not having a buffer of strips, I suppose. That’s a lesson I still fail to learn. But between a full time job, a baby and everything else, there’s little time for extras.

At any rate, if you’re going to be at Wizard World Chicago this weekend, be sure to visit me at table #4308 on Artist’s Alley. You can find out if I made it there in one piece!

Thanks for your patience and understanding. I’ll see you guys back here on Monday.