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The Cute and the Dead

I am at long last officially launching The Cute and the Dead. I think it is my fourth comic and its roots go back more than a decade to when I had a corporate job.

While I had that job, I brainstormed ideas but didn't really pursue doing the comic at that time in part because I was working full time and couldn't devote the time to it.

There have been two prior incarnations of this comic under different names. Then one day a few years ago I blurted out the phrase "the cute and the dead" and really liked it, so I started a new comic under that name and moved the best of bits of a previous comic to it.

I have had a lot of positive feedback from people knowledgeable about web comics. I have been told the artwork is adequate -- actually was told some very flattering things about my ability to show perspective and movement, etc -- and was told that each panel has enough action.

My understanding is that you need to update a comic at least three days a week to get traction, so that is my tentative beginning schedule: M-W-F.

I've always intended to get back to this comic someday. As of this week, it's a go and being updated.

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