It was hella fun, too!
I feel like I have a better understanding of how to structure story after immersing myself in the world of Sluggy for almost three full days. I also have a better appreciation for the current storyline, which had seemed to be dragging somewhat, but upon comparison with the rest of the archives isn’t all that bad. (It’s easier when you can just click past the filler strips to get to the next installment!) So while I’ve unhappily shared Eric Burns’ growing trepidations about Pete Abrams’ possible burnout, I have to say that after plowing through all the archives, I no longer feel that Pete is slipping, or off the mark, or burned out. The only real problem I’m seeing is a lack of time to actually produce strips–the story, it seems to me, is sound.
Which is a relief. Sluggy Freelance was the first webcomic I ever read, and I hope I can continue to enjoy reading it for as long as it lasts. It’s looking like I don’t have anything to worry about.