I made a mistake. That is… I started something years ago with no plan to see it through. After creating the first Straw Man strips arch (Strips 1-19) I had left the series at a very good place to stop. Pepe and Straw Man had went there separate ways and I could concentrate on finishing the comic books. But for some dumb reason I decided to start a whole other storyline without a proper exit strategy. I did about 5 strips of the new series and quietly forgot about it as soon as our baby was born. Fast forward a year and I started thinking about what I wanted to do after Straw Man. The thought never occurred to me that there would be an after. But yeah… I’ve got a lot of ideas floating around that have yet to been produced. New ideas for a web series…etc. So I realized that if I want to be done done with Straw Man I needed to bring the story arch from the Straw Man Strips series to a close. I was kinda excited about this prospect after completing Straw Man # Zero. Issue Zero was another weird thing that just happened. I had no intention of creating that many short stories, but I found that I enjoyed creating them more than the longer Straw Man stories. So when I realized that I needed to finish the Strips storyline it felt that it would be much more enjoyable to just work on something… well… fun for once.
Anyhow… long story short, we’re 20 strips into the new series. That’s 1 more than the content of the first arch! All completed in less than 4 months. Feels pretty good. Stick with us and I’m sure you’ll love where this story goes.
Glad to finally make it to #40. That means I’m 20 strips into the new storyline. I’d say I’m somewhere around 1/5 to a 1/3 of the way done. Just by comparison the first 20 strips were done years ago and ran somewhere between 2005-2009. In 3 months I’ve been able to produce 14 new strips. That’s good time for me.