Y'know, I actually still enjoy The Simpsons, but my cartoons don't always agree with me.
But this is the last TNI strip! I told myself long ago I'd run until the 250th installment, probably "conclude" the old Robo-J.O.E. "storyline," and here I've kept to my internal promise. I hope you've been enjoying them! Jay Cochran at ToyNewsI has always been a saint to me, and I had fun doing them as well. Good feelings all around.
Man, why did #250 have to land on the weekend we finish moving out of our house. That is the worst timing.
So as we were debuting the new site this weekend, Frumph says to me, hey, guess what, this is awesome. See all those folks with no avatars? Well, what if I told you that if you uploaded your own avatars to a certain directory and did some Comicpress magic, they'd be randomly assigned to unavatared users?
So I says, holy balls!
And so after crankin' out a handful every day since then, there are now a total of 24 avatars in the pool. If you don't have an avatar and you post, you'll get randomly assigned, say, Sodomuffin. And then every time you post, you'll keep that Sodomuffin avatar. (... at least until I upload a new image into the pool, which restarts the math and they all get switched around again)
Since I have so many, and I put so much work into them despite being tiny 64x64 things, I thought I'd show them to you big as a wallpaper. You are also free to crop them out and make your own avatars on other boards, so long as you give me credit. I am also wondering if maybe I should try to do this a print or a poster or something in the meager number of hours I have remaining before C2E2, but we'll see.