I’ve never asked for guest strips or have really understood them. I’ve always said, as a reader, that if a creator needs a break I will wait practically forever for them to get back to it (I’ve read a lot of independent comics, after all).
Anthony Naylor, of Tone Cartoons at www.tonecartoons.co.uk took the time to surprise me with a guest comic without any pleading on my part. I was a bit overwhelmed by this and had a goofy smile on my face for the rest of the night.
Now I get it, at least as a creator. There’s nothing more flattering than a cartoonist you respect drawing something you’ve created. My education is in animation, so I’ve drawn a lot from model sheets, but this is an entirely different experience.
Enjoy this, but, uh, don’t enjoy it so much that you don’t want me to do the strip anymore. And check out Anthony’s cartoons. There’s more than a few that I have permanently etched in my brain.