Between the Pages
No. 55: The Inevitable Gritty Reboot
Comic No. 55
M. Doyle – 4/23/20

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Avenir speaks:
The effrontery of that rabbit-come-lately! That laggardly lepus! Which among us has been here since the very beginning, eh? Who exists as the initial primogeniture, I would like to know? Whose likeness adorns much of the marketing material? Not he, of a certainty!

It’s nothing personal, champ. You’re just not leaving any syllables for the rest of us.

You! Yet pervading my cranium, are you?

Or maybe you’re in mine. Did you ever think of – no, what am I saying? That would mean you have to think of someone else for a change.

I will have you know that I am constantly, nay, continuously cogitating about the residum in our little assemblage!

You understand I meant “think about” in a different sense than “look down on” or “resent?”

Oh. Well…this is why we should always begin by defining our terms.

Right, because that was the issue here.

The issue currently facing us is that you seem to believe you can just swan in here and take over as main character!

First a rabbit, now a swan. Make up your mind. Except, of course, it’s not quite your mind, is it?

Get out of my head.

You first, honeybun. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got to go pose for a line of action figures. Emphasis on the action. Ta!

I think I – no. I have thought too much, and come to no conclusion. Perhaps…

Perhaps it is time to ask the others for help.

News Feed:
So, in my last newspost I spoke blithely about a two-week hiatus. The dedicated fans among you – if you’re reading this, then that’s you! – may have noticed that it has been considerably longer than that.

The truth is, I had wanted to try to refine (and define) the comic’s direction, figure out a couple of plot resolutions, and look into an art upgrade. I managed to accomplish, hang on, let me count...none of those things. I could blame inherent laziness, or the free-floating anxiety permeating every aspect our current lives, or sunspots, or (wildly improbable) the release of World of Warcraft: Classic. It hardly matters, as the result is the same. I haven’t given up, but the brave new direction I was hoping to show off will be longer in arriving than planned. ("Planned." Bwahaha)

On the upside, fans of the current version (there’s gotta be some), rejoice! Between the Pages: Classic is here to stay for the foreseeable future!

On a crasser subject, I am trying to step up my fundraising game. Pixels aren’t cheap, you know, even if you buy them in bulk. To that end, you can see a new link to "Buy Me a Coffee," above. (Yes, that’s as small as I could make it.) If you could see your way to clicking on it, and supporting this silly little comic in any way, I would be profoundly grateful.

The Patreon link is still active, and I’m trying to figure out the best inducements to patronage there. Again, if you click through and toss a little cash my way, it will go a long way to helping the comic continue.

Okay, fundraising talk over. (Any longer and I’d have to offer an NPR tote bag or something.) Hope you enjoy the first comic in far too long! Stay safe, and take care of each other.
M Doyle, writer

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