For they are jolly good critters

On July 14, 2015, I posted the very first strip of Dog and Bird to the world wide web. That means the critters have been around for one whole year!

I have a hard time believing that it’s really been that long. When I first started noodling around the idea of making a webcomic, it was just a project to get me writing outside of work. After the first few strips, I was hooked. I told people that I wanted to keep it up for at least a year, just to see if the joy would stick. It totally did.

Sure, there were a handful of filler posts and a few days off, but I’m still chalking this year up as a major accomplishment. I’d spent ages wanting to tell stories, to push myself as a writer, to make something I was proud of. Dog and Bird have given me that.

Thanks to each and every one of you who has read this comic. I hope we’ll be able to keep you smiling. There’s still a lot I want to do – more terrible/awesome puns to write, and so many more art skills to develop – so this is just one year out of (I hope) many. Cheers!