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As some of you may be aware, I have a webcomic -- of poor quality and infrequent updates -- where I toyed around with plot for a while, experimented with autobiographical stick figures, and played around with absurdism a bit.  I wouldn't call myself an artist, but I'm interested in art, and I'm passionate about comics as a form for storytelling.  My comic is sort of my sandbox for that. I just finished my first read-through of Scott McCloud's "Making Comics."  And, to be honest, his textbooks on the craft and philosophy of comics are, themselves, some of my favorite comics.  I love what he does.  I love the way he uses the form to impart information in an unavoidably engaging way.  I love the way he manipulates the reader's perception of the medium so that he can draw attention to it when he needs to, and let it fade back into the background when he's talking about something else.

Those are the sort of comics I want to do.  I'd love to write textbooks that took on his comic form.  His style is so richly experimental, it seems like it's almost a whiteboard for experiments -- experiments in comics, thought experiments, or walk-throughs of actual scientific experimentation.

I don't know for certain that I'm going to be able to complete any printworthy comics very soon (and I've decided I'd rather leave the page unupdated for a month or more than publish any more unworthy comics) but when I do, I think I'm going to be experimenting with comics as a medium of clear communication of ideas.  And I'm very much looking forward to that sort of playing around.