The awesome webcomic “A Lesson Is Learned But The Damage Is Irreversible” returns with the first new comic in five years.
Goddamn this is spot on.
Social media for actual socializing or getting your work out there (as I do) is annoying enough, but I’ve never understood corporate presence on these things. The urge with which they feel the need to “engage” with customers has always struck me as a complete and total waste of money that some slick shit charged them way too much for.
There’s no comic posted here today, but you can see everything I’ve done for this week but signing up to my new Subscriber list! I offered this as a level on my Kickstarter and now it’s open to anyone. You’ll get all my comics days before they appear online or in print, along with extra material not released to the general non-subscribing public. As print becomes less stable, I have to rely directly on reader support. If you appreciate my political cartoons, subscribing is the best way to show support and help ensure that I can keep drawing multiple cartoons a week. Plus you get stuff!
For $17 a year you will get 3 editorial cartoons a week along with extra commentary that won’t appear on the blog. I’ll also send out sketches, preview upcoming projects, and offer the occasional deal on art or books. And who the hell knows what else I could think up. This thing could get crazy. But really, you will be doing a lot to make sure I can keep at this for the long haul. So sign up now and I’ll send you comics!
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