FILLER WEEK(S): Snacks

Oh boy, you know I’m behind on everything when I fail to post filler content here. First, a comic, and then, the excuses.

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Some people have muses. I have potato chips.

ANYWAYS! The reason for my recent delinquency? I’VE BEEN DOING THINGS! I had an absolutely marvelous time last week, giving a talk at Washington College and running a three-panel comics workshop with undergraduate students at Washington College, and then running the same workshop with graduate students in the Shakespeare & Performance program at Mary Baldwin University. Check me out, being all professional and authoritative and stuff:

 Speaking at Washington College

Speaking at Washington College

 Workshopping at Mary Baldwin University

Workshopping at Mary Baldwin University

(I would like to note that I had two separate red shirts. I didn’t wear the same stinky shirt for both events.)

Having got this extremely fulfilling work out of the way, I finally visited the American Shakespeare Center. The ASC is famous for its gorgeous recreation of the Blackfriars Theatre. Look. So pretty.

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ASC very kindly provided me with tickets to all four shows in their current Summer/Fall season. I saw As You Like It, Restoration comedy The Man of Mode, a new adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma, and Richard III. For the last production, I sat on one of those stools onstage, which was a terrifying but also exhilarating experience.

I had an absolutely wonderful time and am already planning a return trip in the hopefully not-too-distant future.

And that’s why I’m currently behind in absolutely everything. Now, if you’ll excuse me… I have some potato chips to eat.

FILLER WEEK(S): Normalcy

So, the first and most important rule of making a webcomic is “ALWAYS STICK TO A REGULAR UPDATE SCHEDULE”. I’ve done a fairly good job of that, only unexpectedly missing my own self-imposed deadlines a couple of times in the five years I’ve been doing this.

Unfortunately this is ONE OF THOSE TIMES. I’m currently on the road for various work-related events and, despite my best attempts to get ahead of myself, have completely depleted my backlog.

So, operating on the principle that “something is better than nothing”, this week (and possibly next week) I’ll be featuring some bonus comics drawn for my super-awesome and patient and lovely Patreon supporters.

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Thanks for understanding! A Stick Figure Midsummer Night’s Dream will be back once things… get back… to… normal… oh no…

Stratford Festival Photo Comics (part 4)

I’m still playing catch-up, so here are some MORE Stratford Festival comics!

Here is Eduardo de Filippo’s Napoli Milionaria:

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And this one needs no introduction:

Next week I will be giving a talk at Washington College in Maryland! Here are the details:

WHO: Me!
WHAT: A talk about Good Tickle Brain, Shakespeare, humor, and the meaning of life. Possibly.
WHERE: Hynson Lounge, Hodson Hall, Washington College, 300 Washington Ave., Chestertown, MD 21620
WHEN: Wednesday, October 3, 4:30pm
WHY: Because it'll be SO MUCH FUN!

Stratford Festival Photo Comics (part 3)

I’m still recovering from my trip to the Stratford Festival (and preparing for my trip to the East Coast next week - details at the end of today’s post), so here are a few more production photo summaries from Stratford’s 2018 season!

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Rocky Horror was really hard to summarize, folks. I’m still not sure what it was about. But it was FUN.

So, next week I will be giving a talk at Washington College in Maryland! Here are the details:

WHO: Me!
WHAT: A talk about Good Tickle Brain, Shakespeare, humor, and the meaning of life. Possibly.
WHERE: Hynson Lounge, Hodson Hall, Washington College, 300 Washington Ave., Chestertown, MD 21620
WHEN: Wednesday, October 3, 4:30pm
WHY: Because it'll be SO MUCH FUN!

I will also be visiting the American Shakespeare Center for the first time later that week! I am so excited. The ASC has been on my to-visit list for YEARS now.

Anyways. That’s why I’m behind in absolutely everything right now.