Seeing as how we've had record-breaking heat across Alaska (and pollen counts) it might be time for the blog posts to actually begin to sync up with reality and reflect current trends. Nah - this stuff is timeless. And actually folks dealing with face masks + glasses can surely relate.
While I tend to make personal appearances in my panels every so often, there aren't many instances of other folks in any recognizable sense. And you'd also think being married would lend an even stronger tendency for prudence. Unfortunately as my wife can certainly attest to I lack certain facilities such as sound judgement in most matters.
Astute observers will have noted my penchant for avoiding Photoshop filters in many if not most images. In the majority of exceptions it's used to counter the moiré effect when digitally reformatting panels from the archives that were originally created using Zip-A-Tone/Letra-Tone halftone screens.
But then there's the Instagram aesthetic, which I employ as a sort of visual code to mark the material of yore when posting classics culled from the archive.
Still, nothing beats the real thing, as evidenced by a student bringing in this battered clipping for me to sign of an ancient cartoon. Can't tell you how humbling that is to be enshrined for so long, not to mention the "manual sharing" that still endures out there in meatspace.