The Center for Cartoon Studies

Aug 28, 2011

Sorry for interrupting the strip this week, but this is such a major event in my life that I wanted to tell all of you about it. I discovered The Center for Cartoon Studies maybe a few months after it had started (in 2004, I believe), and I was jealous. I would probably never have the opportunity to go to such a school. I had a career and a wife and a mortgage payment.

Then, several years ago, I realized that I wasn’t married any longer, I didn’t need the house, and my career was killing me slowly. I tried to apply at the last minute in 2008, but there were just too many things holding me back for that large of a life change. But 2009 was a whole other story. I visited CCS and fell in love with it. I don’t think I’ve talked about comics that much in my entire life. I dropped off my application and was accepted a week later.

Unfortunately, we were in the worst housing market of all time. After months of failing to get my house sold, I made the sad call to CCS to let them know I could not attend in 2010.

The next few months that followed were, to say the least, not fun.

However, the house did sell in the fall. I quit my job this last spring. And I’ve had the most amazing summer, seeing all my friends and saying goodbye to Omaha, where I’ve lived my whole life. I’ve been in love, I laughed, and I waited in anticipation for my big move to Vermont.

Through all the high and low (very low, sometimes) points, I’ve had this strip, and I’ve had all of you. Next week marks the third anniversary of Drunk Elephant Comics. I hope you’ll support me in this next phase of my life, and I wanted to let you know that this isn’t the end of Drunk Elephant Comics. I still have plenty of Hank’s stories I want to share with you.

Thank you all!

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