On Thursday of last week I posted the 700th Bardsworth strip. That number seems almost ludicrous to me. Seven hundred strips? Seven hundred times I’ve sat my butt down and drawn silly characters doing silly things (or silly characters doing serious things). I should have hit that number long ago, but because of my once-a-week schedule these milestones have become fewer and farther between. Still, I’m happy that I’ve made it this far, and I have even farther to go.

Thank you to everyone who has stuck with me for these 700 strips, through the hiatuses and the delayed updates, through the very slow once-a-week paced storylines. Thank you for all the kind words over the years in the now-defunct forums and shoutbox, the WordPress comments, Facebook and Twitter, and by email. It’s because of these kind words that I’ve continued to do what I do.

Here’s to 700 and beyond!