I’m happy to announce that this is officially my 500th strip! I never imagined I would ever create this many comic strips in my lifetime, but there it is. Strips are like coal to a steam locomotive. You have to keep shoveling them in to keep the thing moving ahead. They add up when you produce three a week for three years! It seems hard to believe until I look at the stack of bristol that I used to draw them on. I’m proud to have come this far, and I appreciate all of you who keep coming back here to keep up with me.