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The Challenge Has Been Issued

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!)