That’s all folks!
From my malnourished Patreon, because I don’t enjoy repeating myself:
You are looking at the 139th and final strip of Bands I Useta Like.“The Last Strip“, January 28, 2021 (edited)
The fine magazine that has published BIUL since 2002 is folding after next month. In our current climate free expression is a liability, so there is no longer any reason to produce new strips. In the event that I am contracted to draw more, there might be a 140th strip. I would file that under “don’t get your hopes up”.
My strip began printing in Stomp & Stammer 19 years ago, a month after I’d moved to Atlanta for the express purpose of creating comics and animation full-time. I have had countless great times being a part of the magazine. I knew it wouldn’t last forever, but part of me wanted it to. I don’t even know Atlanta anymore. It’s overrun and controlled by people I don’t like and don’t want to be around. This appears to be the case throughout America, so although I will continue to produce work as before, I will be removing myself from public and social life for my own well-being. I’ve seen more than enough of other people’s true selves at this point. I don’t lie down with dogs.
Eventually, as always, I will discern how to channel these feelings into cartoons. It’s already begun happening, so if you were worried, don’t be.
The show must go on.