121 "An Aggressive Technique"
November 01, 2011

Halloween is an interesting time of year, and also probably the most unusual holiday. It's really the only day of the year during which it's acceptable to disguise yourself as you go door to door demanding the belongings of the residents. And, of course, we teach and encourage our children to do this.

It's kind of a shame to know that trick-or-treating is really a kid-oriented activity, because I wish I could go back and do it again, except back when there weren't designated trick-or-treating hours, which I think sucks a lot of the fun out of it. One of the most fun things to do as a kid was wander around the neighborhood throughout the night and picking up as much candy as we could. While I'm sure the designated hours leave plenty of time to collect a ton of treats, putting a time limit on the whole thing really puts a damper on it.

As you probably noticed, I've been trying to step away from the three-panel strips. It's something I've been meaning to do for a while now, and I never actually intended to settle into that format. It works, though. It's nice and easy, and a good length for webcomics like mine. At the same time, I think bigger comics can help mine stand out from the crowd a little bit. The only problem is that they take a lot more time to make. I spent more time on this comic than I'd care to admit, for instance. So while I'd really like to do more longer comics like this one, I think that I'm going to go back to shorter ones for a while, at least until the semester is over. And then I'll try to load up my winter and summer breaks with bigger comics, since I'll hopefully have more time to dedicate to them. And I'm pretty excited about that. It's pretty exciting.