In a previous post I alluded to the problems of having an editor vs. not having one, which is, of course, the reality for web cartoonists. I believe I suggested that it’s a bit of a double edged sword. There are times when a cartoonist might benefit from having an editor and times when they might be pulling their hair out because of it. This came to mind again because alert reader and creator of the fabulous comic Casually Employed, Bill Murphy, made the following comment about the Silverback jacket in last week’s strip: “That better not be real Gorilla fur! :P.” Now I was, of course, amused by the comment, but it made me think that I really should’ve said something in the comic about that and that having an editor might have been beneficial in this instance since he or she might’ve flagged it. But it just didn’t occur to me that the jacket could be construed as being real gorilla fur, I guess because it’s impossible since it’s a drawing! 😀 But still I feel that I should’ve addressed it. So I’m addressing it now and Bill’s comment inspired this comic, so thanks for that Bill!
On another note, I’d like to ask my readers a question. With my reduced posting, are you finding the current storyline is taking too long to resolve itself? All of my previous storylines have been 21 or 24 strips long. But at a posting rate of 3 strips per week, I feel like the pacing was okay. But now I think maybe I’m dragging this Stan Dickie storyline on a little too long (and I know Stan is not happy about it!) Any comments?