Chapter 31: The Puppet Show

The Child offers David an education, while Charlie and Susan fend off a pesky Raker.

Once upon a time in the land of December 2006, Rachel sat down and made 30 chapter icons for her website. She could have made all 52, but thought 30 would do at the time… probably because she had some sort of fun holiday thing to do instead. Well, 30 put us at about…. oh, last week: which is the why the chapter update was late this week. It was a very complicated rigamarole, but it was also a good lesson on why you should could keep all your project files on a single computer; I jumped from Mac to PC, and in between 2 different generations of Photoshop and Illustrator which, needless to say, slowed the process down quite a bit. Excuses, excuses, blah-blah, woof-woof.

Interestingly (or at least I think so), this is the chapter I was was editing just yesterday in my great tSoD August Overhaul. And, in a genuinely interesting fashion, you can imagine those snowmen as the deranged mutant killer monster snow goons that Calvin likes to build. They actually looked differently in my head when I was writing it, but have since morphed in my mind’s eye to Bill Waterson’s works of wonderfully demented snow people. If you haven’t read any of C&H go and do so now. It is my favorite comic strip ever.