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Kai - Le Kommunique:
GDC journal (last updated at 1:32 PST) - (2001-03-21)

Tony - Digital Garbage:
Snow Rocks - (2001-03-07)

Dan - The Word:
Chicken Scratches - (2001-05-23)

Jason - The Gospel According To Bigfoot:
What's In A Name? - (2001-06-27)

Guest - Jared Goldberg:
One Funky Techno Beat at a Time - (2001-09-17)

Testing games for Nintendo
(2001-06-07 - fun for profit)
Samba De Amigo
(2001-03-13 - video game)
Silent Hill
(2001-03-11 - video game)

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Dance Dance Revolution
(2001-08-13 - Addictive Game)
Haunting the TonyCave
(2001-08-13 - Hosting)
Acquiring Comics
(2001-08-13 - Money Output)

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The Joy Luck Club
(2001-09-16 - Book)
Abusing Freshmen
(2001-08-25 - Fun for Profit!)
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
(2001-08-24 - Movie)

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Starting a Comic Creators Club
(2001-09-13 - campus activity)
Jason Lutes's Berlin
(2001-09-05 - comic book)
Classes Start
(2001-09-05 - college life)

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October 01, 2001

Okay, this is getting to be more than a little ridiculous.

Let me just answer every question I've been getting in one fell swoop. Have I stopped drawing comics completely? No. Will I ever draw a new CXM strip? Yes. When will CXM update again? I don't know. Is it going to be another month before we see another strip? I sure hope not. Are you gonna eat that? Nah, go ahead and help yourself.

The long and the short of the situation is that I'm in my senior year of college and I'm busy. I made CXM top priority last semester, and my studies and health didn't always fare so well as a result. This semester I have easily twice as many responsibilities as last semester, and drawing anything is pretty close to the bottom of a longish list of priorities. Yes, I would definitely get more done if I weren't such a procrastinator, but it may surprise some people to learn that complaining to me doesn't make me want to work any quicker. I feel a certain devotion to our readership, but it kind of strikes me as odd when people express their impatience over something they get for free and we don't get paid to do.

The CXM boys have been very patient with me. I do kind of feel like I'm letting them down, and I don't want to do that anymore. And of course I actually like drawing and writing for CXM, so it's not like I plan on quitting now. I just can't promise a stable schedule until I figure out a way to juggle lit classes, a fiction writing class at another college, a graduate level class, thesis research, RA responsibilities, and running a club. If you want to keep up with CXM, please check in on Mondays for news posts -- they'll mention our progress, and also Tony will be making mad crazy flash movies for a class that we'll feature on the site (probably under Extras). Also I suggest that you sign up for our email notification list, which will send you out a link to every comic as soon as the comic is posted.

Next time I write a news post, I will give you the full content of a certain chat I mentioned in a previous news post in which John Brooks and I convince a 13 year old that she has broken my robot and caused nuclear winter. Seriously, I can't make this stuff up. And yes -- it turned out that it was a real 13 year old, not just a friend playing a prank on me. I have apologized to the person and her friend, as I think I may have traumatized some poor kid. Confused? Stay tuned.

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