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Copyright 2013 Andrew Dobson
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I can sometimes anticipate how my comics will be taken by the general public before I post them. But every once in a while some of my comics become instantly popular breaking all sorts of viewing statistics, leaving me scratching my head on what on earth happened. I like it when people enjoy my comics, but not know why something became popular is very puzzling to me.
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Copyright 2013 Andrew Dobson
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Continuity? What’s that?

If for some reason you've come into the series after a hiatus and possibly missed it, here's the strip where this all began: [link]
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Copyright 2013 Andrew Dobson
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If you don’t get a joke because there’s an obvious reference to something you don’t know... take the 2 seconds necessary to Google it and educate yourself. Not only will you be able to understand the reference going forward, but you might actually come across something new that you’d enjoy. I’ve found a lot of stuff by googling things I didn’t know about or saw made reference to in something else.

I feel It’s foolhardy to suggest that one should never reference or talk about stuff they enjoy from their past out of fear that someone out there might potentially not “get” it.
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Copyright 2013 Andrew Dobson
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I need to get a restraining order...
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I love the internet's obsession with categorizing jokes and humor into nice neat little boxes and check marks. That's such a beneficial past time that in no way stifles spontaneity and hinders creativity.

Because, you know, it's such a crime to tell a joke that might potentially sound or look like another joke told sometime during the course of all of human history...
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Copyright 2013 Andrew Dobson
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Cartoonists are a hard stereotype. They tend to dress in T-shirts and jeans, making for very generic and bland caricatures. So my apologizes to anyone offended by this outdated “artist” stereotype.

PS: This is the end of the mini-arc of having Pam back, so you probably won't see her for a while. Likewise this will be the end of "OMG You're a BEAR!" now gags so we can go back to focusing on just being a bear cartoonist more.
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This happens a little too frequently for my tastes.
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Dang it, I just can’t win.
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Social interaction is not my forte, and I am just as nervous about saying “hi” to you as you might be of doing it to me... Just keep in mind that I have the disadvantage of not being able to run away.
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“When they (critics) insult you, and they become the straw that broke the camels back and you snap at them or just defend yourself, the first thing they’ll say is “I thought you had a thick skin, you should learn to take criticism,” after they insulted you and your family. And they don’t realize they are comment number 1,000 out of a 1,000 comments that week. A thick skin is just that: Thick. It’s not impervious. It’s not invulnerable. And it’s not infinite. It gets ground down, worn away, and eroded. It needs to heal to grow back in time, and if you’re getting a constant stream of abuse you’re gonna snap, you’re gonna be sensitive, and you’re gonna get raw.”

-Jim Sterling

I take no credit for this one, guys. I just loved the way Jim described certain online interactions (as it hit home quite hard for me) and I wanted to visualize it for the benefit of others.
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