I’m excited to introduce my wife to the comic. I love her GREATLY and think she is a hilarious and beautiful lady! I’m especially excited to get to include a strong female voice in the comic again (my wife has always been a bit of an inspiration for both Amy and Diana’s characters).

I don’t know if the top two panels read as well as I like them to, but they are suppose to reflect how my comic avatar would draw his version of the comic (a bit of Inception in the comic). The background is a reflection of what I see in Illustrator when I’m drawing the comic (shown below):

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It wasn’t until afterwards that I realized that everyone might not recognize that reference in a joke, so here it is (perhaps a bit over explained).

— warning…general rambling starts here —

The news of today in both Boston and Iraq is terrifying. The families of everyone effected in both these tragedies are in my thoughts tonight and I’m sure they will continue to be there for the rest of the week and much much longer.

The world can be a truly terrifying place, but it’s also can be an amazing, strange, and beautiful place. Knowing those are the options in the world, I do my best to focus on the positive (despite how I may come off in the comic :D). I try my best to stay optimistic and look for the good in all people, I try not to give into fear or hatred, and I try to better the lives of those around me by not being a burden/helping out where I can. I like to think that for the most part I succeed at these tasks, and that in some small way it makes the world a bit brighter, a bit better, and life a bit more fun.

I can’t defeat the large tragedies that have happened today, but I can chip away at them with small kindnesses, a positive attitude, and a willingness to help others. Maybe that means nothing in the big picture, but I think it does some good.

Be safe everyone.