For the start of the Doomsayers’ Alley storyline, read No. 24 “Hethra Delayed.” For background on the Doomsayers, read No. 5 “Black Hole Sun” and No. 13 “Long Dark Layover.”

Lately I’ve been using the same time-tracking software that I use to bill my clients to analyze how much work each TBC strip requires. Lo and behold, it’s a whopper of a figure: 20 hours. That’s roughly two hours for scripting, and six hours each for sketching, inking and coloring. I had no idea this had become a part-time job!

I should see if I can negotiate a salary with myself. Although I hear I’m a real penny-pincher.