Enter Clarice
Posted March 18, 2015 at 12:17 am

I don't think I'd initially intended on making Clarice one of the main characters. Neither she nor Jameson were introduced in the prequel, Hazelnuts, but I knew Jameson would be a familiar face as the Guy Who Works At The Coffee Shop Everyone Goes To. I wonder if Clarice was just an excuse to mention something about porn stores and inflatable sheet by the third strip (so much for not disappointing Mom and Dad!).

I loooove seeing this strip in color! Here's GWS #3 in black-and-white.

I feel like Clarice looks WAY YOUNGER in this strip (holy geez, she looks different now!!). As we got to know her better, I imagined she was a few years older than Hazel and Jamie. Maybe she just had a baby face back then. :3

This strip, and the two previous ones, were released in order on October 1, 2, and 3 in 2004. I wanted to make a bit of a splash by having three strips ready, one in color, to celebrate the strip as soon as it started running.

I didn't really have plans beyond that, and I don't remember the old update days - maybe Saturday and Sunday, initially? I know I printed out the three strips on bookmark-sized pieces of paper using an old crappy printer from college, stapled them together, and gave them away as free (or maybe $1?) promotionals at SPX that same weekend, with the URL on the back. I wonder how many of the people who received those little mini comics stuck around...



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New faves!!

Underpants and Overbites
My Giant Nerd Boyfriend
Up and Out
Alison and her Rock Awesome Robot
Kevin Budnik's autobio comics


Questionable Content
Something Positive
Dumbing of Age
Diesel Sweeties
Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal
Johnny Wander
Octopus Pie
That Deaf Guy
Sufficiently Remarkable
Blaster Nation
Ramen Empire
Jump Rope
Outlander Man

Too Sexy For Work!
Chester 5000 (too sexy for work!)

Oh Joy Sex Toy (also too sexy!)
The Rock Cocks (careful: sexy!)

Finished, but worth re-reading!
The Bad Chemicals
Cul de Sac 

I also love the podcast My Brother My Brother And Me!

My old pal R. Stevens and I used to do a podcast called Coffee and Cider! It was mostly about being work-obsessed idiots and human beings who like beverages and have cats.