RELEASE THE KRAKEN (and 359 of his friends)!!
I’m happy to announce that the second set of A Monster for Every Season is completed; you’ll be getting the download link in a separate update email in a few minutes. I didn’t manage to beat my deadline and squeeze it into Summer itself, but in my defense, there are 106 more monsters in this set than last year’s Spring set.
Technically, I’ve now fulfilled my original commitment to create a set of 400 monsters—we’re over 600 now—but don't worry, I’m not done yet. There are still a ton of monsters left for the remaining two seasons. Though I guess I should just say upfront that there’s no way the Autumn set is getting completed in Autumn, much less before the thematically appropriate Halloween holiday. These sets are an enormous amount of work and tend to absorb all of my time once I start so I think I should finish one or two other things before diving back in.
In completely unrelated news, today is the tenth anniversary of The Order of the Stick. I posted the first strip on September 29, 2003 with no goal more lofty than to amuse the 10-20 people who were visiting my message board. It’s been a pretty good run since then. Since I couldn’t have made it as far as I have without the support of everyone reading this, I thought I should take a moment to say thanks. Thanks! Rest assured, it won’t take another ten years to get to the end of the story. Maybe four? Tough to say.
So let’s look at the Workometer.
I’ve added both the Autumn and Winter sets because they were the last things left that weren’t already on there. So that’s a pretty good view of what I have left now. Still a lot.
OK, that’s it for me. Next update, another wallpaper (probably)!