This season the one shoulder sackcloth is absolutely de rigeur, my darlings.

I’m feeling a bit better and realised that as long as I update sometime on Friday, I won’t officially have missed my deadline, I’ll just have posted very late (Hey, Zach Weiner does it all the time). Last week’s cartoon about Milton got such a great response that I’m thinking about giving him his own strip. Usually, if I’m feeling prolific, I have maybe 2-3 half-decent cartoon ideas in a week, but since I wrote Milton, I’ve had about 15-20 more ideas. He has obviously triggered something in my head and is a character that I’m very keen to develope. However, I just don’t have the time at the minute to start drawing two strips. I don’t want to abandon DJBogtrotter and I want to do Milton properly, so they’ll be no rushing it. My plan is to simplify my approach to DJBogtrotter (hence no colour) to give me some time to plan the Milton strip. I’m even going to try to build that mythical grail of the webcomic – a buffer (I’ve heard they exist, but I’ve never seen one myself). After the summer I should have a bit more free time and hope to launch a Milton website in 3-6 months.

My webcomic recommendation for this week is Cat and Girl – here’s one that covers similar ground to this week’s cartoon.


  1. I really like Cat & Girl, and DJ, have you thought about a link that let’s folk buy a print of your cartoons. I’m sure there are a few who’d buy a Milton print, and, although the margin would be minimal, it’d be exposure.

    Milton is a great creation, though I think I’d go with a few more strips before launching a site, just to see if the boy has the legs you think he has.

    1. I’ve thought about prints & other stuff, but would like my artwork to get better before I think about selling it. But I do think Milton has legs – I’ve already had a lot of thoughts on how I’d like to develope the character & I think I’m ready for the challenge of creating a world for this character to inhabit. Thanks for the feedback though.

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