As I'm toonin' in the studio today, I get a call from my buddies Bill and Gene over at Unshelved.
After pleasantries were exchanged, they threw down the gauntlet: Would I, they wanted to know, be cartoonist enough to accept a challenge? A week of competition between our two strips, where we'd both have to write six days of material on some everyday, innocuous, uninspiring subject matter? Say...plastic coffee cup lids?
They -- confident, bestrident, mocking in their tone -- assumed I would not answer the call. But I said to them what I say to you now:
Cry havoc, and unleash the dogs of war!
(Be there! April 2nd! Two strips enter! One strip leaves! Hopefully mine! But maybe not! It's possible this could prove to be a bad decision on my part!)