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Sat, Nov 21, 2015 Pardon my tardiness. Blame exhaustion and the need for health insurance. Those people on the phone have got me jumping through more hoops than a camel in a bizarro universe. Where... you know... except, I guess those would be pin heads, rather than... look, forget it.

Meanwhile, Stripes, Bren MacDonald's attempt to translate Zebra Girl to film unfortunately did not win that funding contest. But the world moves on, and so does he, and he tells me he's a long way from giving up on this project! We'll just have to wait and see how it develops.

We all keep busy, eh? So much to do, so much to do... the web site, fan art, books, insurance, everything... bah!

Heh. That's a fun word. I love finding excuses to use it. Silver linings, right?

Sat, Nov 14, 2015 Y'know, I often tweak the image slightly in the first hour or so after it's first posted. I wonder how many people notice?

Anyway. Standard promises, pages to be updated soon, so forth.

Yeesh. I'm starting to get cynical! I need to work on improving my self-improvement regimen.

Sat, Oct 31, 2015 Happy Halloween! Well this is certainly fortuitous timing. Always nice to pin a page on a particular date. And Zebra Girl always was especially suited to Halloween. I almost used it as an opportunity to cop out with a special holiday picture, like, say, Zandra dressed up as Elvira or something. But, no... the plot unfolds gradually enough as it is, I don't want to have to make you all wait even longer. Besides, I'm not sure I want to humor this urge to draw my characters into cheesecake pinups. Not all the time, anyway.

Speaking of plot, the mirror site is still in the process of catching up to the present and is currently passing through the old Halloween storyline. Another "Sandra and Mike" story, too... yeah, very good timing.

Speaking of timing... well, that's a tenuous segue at best, but I just want to remind you to vote for Stripes, Bren MacDonald's short film project! We're all friends here, right?

Though I do have to apologize for not getting the "nude" comics out to my Patreon subscribers yet this month. I'm out of town at the moment, away from the pertinent files. I'll get them out soon though, scout's honor. And I can say that because I actually was a scout when I was a kid. Lots of people say that, but they're filthy liars.

Anyhow, have a good one. It's only the best holiday there is. Christmas might have the rep, but Halloween has the street cred. It's the Superman/Batman dynamic, see? Superman's ostensibly in charge, but we all know who the cool one is.

Batman being Halloween. The cool one. Get it?

Batman is also especially suited to Halloween.

Sat, Oct 24, 2015 These infernal outages! They drive me to drink! Water. Lots of it. These interruptions are insufferable! So, you know what I say? Let's not suffer them!

Presenting... Zebra Girl: the Mirror Site! A humbler, bare-bones archive hosted on Comic Fury. It even has a bell or whistle or two that this site doesn't have, like comment boxes! How about that? Eh?

I'm still in the process of copying the entire archives (minus the guest comics and April Fools day gags, because those are precious gems that I want to keep in the crown of the central site), but soon it'll be up to speed, a fully workable alternative to in the event of 910CMX suffering technical difficulties, as it's been prone to do lately. The mirror can be found at a variety of addresses, so pick your favorite and bookmark it for future reference. - - - -

I'll be adding a link in the menu bar as soon as I can modify this site again. Yes, that's a problem too... otherwise I would have been getting the Fan Media page up and running (especially since it's more pertinent than ever in light of Bren MacDonald's ongoing effort)! Actually, building that mirror site and talking with friends has given me a lot to think about. This old webpage is due for a makeover. Something simpler, maybe. The Comic Fury version is kind of nice, isn't it? No clutter. When I do get the ability to change things around her again, mark my words... there'll be changes made to things. Around here.

Seriously though, pulling this all together... I only make it look easy. I'm exhausted, man.

Not that I slept last night. That always makes me tired.

Sat, Oct 17, 2015 One of the great things about being a vampire that fades out in daylight is that you can talk about private issues even if you're surrounded by people. Good thing, too, because there's a whole lot of citizens out in the rain today. Strange.

Anyway! Here's news. If you aren't already in the know, I'd like to direct your attention to Bren MacDonald's momentous ongoing project which concerns the fate of every man, woman, and child. At least, every one of them who enjoys Zebra Girl. That's most people, right?

Sat, Oct 10, 2015 Sorry about the blackout there, guys. I really am going to be setting up a mirror site, but until then, just in case, you can also see the new page at Zebra Girl's Facebook Page, a marvelous contraption we now have thanks to our dear friend Bren MacDonald... who also has been working on a particular, fascinating film project that I think you ought to go and become fascinated by! Ah, this is an exciting time to be alive.

Sat, Oct 3, 2015 Remember Will? This guy? He was one of Sandra's victims back when she was trying to be evil before she got sent on her cosmic sabbatical. Looks like he's doing okay! Blue umbrellas are a good sign.

Incidentally, sorry for getting the page to you late in the day, you can blame a blackout for that. Yeah, have you noticed how I mention it here EVERY time a blackout delays the comic? This is because I can never allow an excuse to slide. If there's anything that takes the blame away from me, even slightly, I have to bring it to your attention. Never mind that the page still would have been up much later than usual... the blackout is still valid.

And now it's okay, because I'm admitting it! Honesty's not only the best policy, if you're smart it's also the most underhanded.

Sat, Sep 26, 2015 Hunh.

I guess I just felt like that deserved two silent panels instead of just one.

Sat, Sep 19, 2015 Woo! Sorry for keeping you waiting today, this one took a lot of time and care. That first panel is what a cartoonist calls "indulgent." I think. Heck, we never sat down and drafted a lexicon.

I'm also sorry for the sporadic outages, but our guy in charge of 910 says he's moving to better machines and this will hopefully all prove to be just growing pains. He's good at what he does, I trust him. Do you trust me, though? Hmm. A better question.

Sat, Sep 12, 2015 And now Mike's here! Damn, these people have had a busy night.

Sat, Sep 5, 2015 Oh, Jack. That pun was... well, actually, it suits you very well.

I'm going to take a minute to clarify what's going on here, in case you're confused... which is something I don't usually do, but I'll be accommodating today. What's happening is that Jack's using the recently coined term for Zandra's unique species to trap her in some kind of crazy magic spell, which is something he explicitly couldn't do before because she was a such a wild card, being as she is a recently created demon/human hybrid. Since then she's been classified as "Nefastis" by... whoever comes up with these things. Maybe it's God.

And Jack pokes himself with a nail because that's sort of a thing he does. Hopefully he's got a magical tetanus shot up his sleeve...

Sat, Aug 29, 2015 Man, I don't even wanna guess how many things must be wrong with the perspective in that last panel.

Sat, Aug 22, 2015 Uuuuuuhh. Sorry everybody. The site's been blinking on and off all week. It reminds me of my failures, yes. My tragic shortcomings. So many promises I've yet to keep... the rest of the books... the missing fan art sections... the mirror site for when there are blackouts... worthwhile merchandising... just seems like there isn't enough time in the day to do everything that needs to be done. Enough time in the week. The month. Year! Decade! Lifetime! Bah! Zebra Girl deserves a better steward than I.

And now saying "bah" makes me wonder if anyone actually says that anymore. Wouldn't that be weird? If you heard that in a real conversation? "Bah!" Or its variant, "Pah!" I mean, I guess it sort of slips out sometimes as a general frustrated exhalation of breath. But to consciously enunciate it, that's rare. What's the etymology of it? Does it even have an origin, or did it just become a popular grunt by chance before falling out of fashion? What about "Fuh?" I could see that being a legitimate exclamation. "Fuh! I won't have it, sir!" Or how about, um... "Bugh!" Or "Zagh!" Yeah, I like that last one. That's gonna be my new gentlemanly grunt of dissatisfaction. "You deny me satisfaction?? Zagh! Zagh on you, sir! I say, zagh!"

Isn't it amazing how easy it is to distract yourself from your troubles by just seizing a tangent and running with it?