1.) Perhaps you noticed that I blew the July 1 deadline. Our regularly scheduled updates are off to a fine start, they are. The good news is that for the next few months we’ll be running completely on backlogged comics, so this will not happen again.

2.) This strip took twenty times longer to make than I thought it would and it was a tremendous pain in the ass and I’m never doing anything like it ever again.

3.) You might have guessed that there are a few references to your Comp 101 reading list in this thing. It’s too hot to go outside: why not sit in the air conditioning and cool off with a few classic tales of human degradation and working class oppression?

The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas (Ursula K. LeGuin)
Life in the Iron-mills (Rebecca Harding Davis)
Tartarus of Maids (Herman Melville)
Baretleby the Scrivener (Herman Melville)
The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)

4.) Come back on the eleventh for something entirely new!