You guys know that I’m referencing Eyjafjallajokull Volcano in Iceland with today’s comic, right? The one with the billowing ash cloud that has grounded millions of airline travelers in Europe? Just checking.

Apologies for the delay getting the new comic up for you guys today. I tried working ahead so potential new readers from the C2E2 comic book convention would have something timely to look at while I was away. I was able to get Friday’s comic on the site before I left town, but not Monday’s comic. I had to sit down to work on it this evening after I put the kids to bed.

I would have worked on the comic last night except the show organizers wouldn’t let me load-out from the venue until after 5:00 PM. I didn’t get on the road until an hour later and I didn’t make it home until 11:30.

That’s not bad time, all things considered. But since I was out all night with my webcomic buddies the night before, spent the day on my feet behind my table and then another 5 and a half hours behind the wheel of a car, I was wrecked.

That said, I don’t have my convention recap written up yet, but that’s something I want to get on the site by tomorrow. So be sure to check back throughout the day for my thoughts and opinions about C2E2.

I will say that I was very encouraged by the number of people I met who said that C2E2 was their first con ever. I was also thrilled to meet the fans that sought me out and who thanked me for the work on the site. More than a couple of you said you thought my work was getting better – which was amazing. I want to thank everyone who took the time to come talk to me, buy a book or a shirt or just shoot the breeze. I had a great time talking to everyone and I have lots of fun personal stories to tell you about later!

I also had an opportunity to hang out with a bunch of different webcomic people that I have never had the pleasure to meet before and I was amazed how many of them either already knew what I looked like or were familiar with Theater Hopper after we made introductions. I have this vision in my head of being on the Webcomics B-Squad… a wannabe. But I’ve done my time in the trenches, you know? So maybe how I view my place in webcomics isn’t as low on the totem pole as I imagined!

Anyway, more tomorrow. Thanks for your patience and I hope you enjoyed today’s comic!

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Once there was a volcano in Iceland who dreamed of being something more...

How come nobody's ever tried to become a super volcano?

I dunno. Probably because it's impossible? If anyone did it in real life, they'd get their ass kicked!

...and started a trend that took over the world!