December 27th, 2009


Today I think is a good day to be hugging things.

Shortpacked!@TNI: Year in review.
Shortpacked!: Mail Bag Week!

Hey, look!  My Uncle Jon is holding my awesome new T-Rex Squishable.  Maggie got it for me for Christmas because she knows this is the closest I'll ever get to being able to wrap my arms around Ryan North every night.  Not that he wouldn't let me, it's just the distance, you see.

I should let it hang out with the house's growing collection of webcomics non-book merchandise, like my Monica statue, my Diablo action figure, and my Joyce plush and Maggie's Jinxlet plush.  T-Rex will stomp them all.  Gently.

As today's strip infers, I've been taking questions from my fellow Twitterers and answering them in comic strip form.  It's something I haven't done before, but I'm enjoying it thoroughly, as I get to address some small things that may otherwise not appear in the comic.  I still have some strips for the latter half of the week to do, so it's not too late to submit questions. 

It's a good format for this week, what with the low panel count and the no coloring, since I'm helping my pal Graham move out of his apartment to his new one, right up until the New Year.  It's funny, because as he noted to me today, at this stage in his moving process, I'm basically the only other person around who can actually help him.  Who else is going to be able to know what boxes to put which Transformers, so as to keep them ordered by toyline?  No one but me, that's who! 

Because I'm a dork.