First, the good news: I have finally managed to find the time to complete most of the sketches I promised to the contest winners. L. is gonna get her pirate. R., I'm still struggling with the first prize sketch – you were awfully specific and I'm an awfully bad artist. Aside from that one glitch, I actually had a lot of fun coming up with the sketches. It was a welcome challenge to come up with single-panel punch lines, as it were.
More good news, sorta: Last night I checked the web statistics on this site (for the first time since I launched it). THIS IS ME is currently attracting just under 200 recurring visitors. Thank you for coming, and especially for coming back. If you like what you see, please: Tell your friends! Shout it from the rooftops! Graffiti the URL onto a billboard in a major metropolitan area*!
Kinda iffy news: At this point, I know hardly anything about my audience. That's because you don't send me e-mail. The address continues to be <me AT thisisme-comic DOT com>. Please send me e-mail! Tell me what you think of the strip, what you like, what you dislike, what you'd like to see.
According to website statistics, a lot of readers come here every day. I guess it's frustrating to see nothing new on Tuesdays and Thursdays (but then again, I check Three Panel Soul [caution: mature content] every day). I was considering filling the missing week days with sketches, images and photographs in a separate Gallery section. Opinions, please: Would anybody care for additional postings on Tuesdays and Thursdays, even if they are not new comics?
*not a serious suggestion. However, if you do this, please send me a photo.