I’m sure there have been many people who were yelling into their phones prior to my voice mail picking up asking the age-old-question: Why can’t you answer your phone? As smart as these phones are getting, they still don’t solve that problem entirely. And, I’m sure that whoever invents the phone that is always answered will make millions. That is what I would call a smartphone.
Well, not literally. But we’ve all had our fair share of bad ideas. I have worked on this idea for some time, and finally abandoned my traditional four-panel layout so I could get this one right.
Unlike other strips, this isn’t exactly inspired by my personal life. I can honestly say that I never had the desire to lay down spike strips on the street. Although I have had many bad ideas, intentional harm to via nails or metal spikes isn’t one of them.
It is nice to finally have some time to work on the comic strip again. If you follow my feed on twitter, you know that I finished completing a Spartan Race. It was tons of fun, but I quickly realized that I wasn’t ready for it—even though I have been running and exercising for the past four months. So, I’ve decided to take that experience and translate it into the strip. This is more closely based on personal experience than you may realize
By the way, if you are interested in doing a spartan race go here: www.spartan.com. I highly recommend it, and no I’m not getting paid to shill for the race.