Geeze, can you guys believe it’s almost September? This year has gone by WAY to fast. We’re in the last fourth of 2005 and there is so much I wanted to get done with the site this year that hasn’t happened yet. Time to attack things with renewed vigor!

That is… after I get back from my business trip this week.

Wednesday’s comic is from my good friend and fellow Dayfree Press buddy Kidnemo. He’s actually done a guest strip for me before, but this is the first time he’s done so in his signature pixelated style. You can catch more of that action from his prime-time comic gig Comet 7. But don’t forget that he has an excellent side project called Kristy vs. The Zombie Army that is really good, too.

I’m not sure how to write this without coming off like I’m bragging, so I’m just going to let my fingers dance across the keyboard and whatever sputters out is what I’ll post.

Anyway, I’ve been receiving a lot of e-mails from people who are writing to me for the first time and saying that they really dig the comic and whatnot. I can’t remember ever receiving concentrated feedback of this nature in the comic’s 3+ years of existence, so it’s kind of catching me off guard.

I’ve always maintained that I have one of the nicest and most intelligent fan bases in all of web comics. Your support has always been consistent and I’m thankful for it. All I’m saying is that to get a bunch of messages like this at once is unusual for me.

At any rate, I wanted to give a collective “Thank You” to the readership. August has been… a really hard month for me – both professionally and personally. And for those friends and family who read the comic, by “professionally,” I’m referring specifically to Theater Hopper and not my day job. Don’t worry! Everything is fine on that front! ;D

But yeah… August has been tough and I just wanted to say the compliments you guys have been sending my way as of late couldn’t have come at a better time.

I try not to fish for these kinds of things. I’ve been deliberately sketchy about some of the details of my life in this space because I don’t want to bog you guys down with my problems. This space is for entertaining. That’s what I want to do with it – entertain.

But to know you guys are out there… reading and engaged. Excited about what’s next. Wow. What a trip. What an honor.

I guess I never really mentioned that Theater Hopper celebrated it’s 3 year anniversary on August 5th. I don’t know why. I guess I didn’t want to trumpet the milestone without something special to back it up. A week’s worth of comics or a special expanded storyline. I don’t know.

But yeah… I created the site to try and use my talents (however small) to reach out and communicate with people. I never knew the real potential of what was out there or what you would give back to me.

So, thanks. I’m amazed by your graciousness every day.

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I’m Batman!

Contrary to popular belief, wearing Batman underwear and a towel does not make you a crime fighting vigilante.