UPDATE 2:30pm PST: Whoops. Sorry about that folks. I have never, ever let it go so long without writing up something short to go beneath a strip. I spoke in church yesterday, and between that and the video I’ve spent weeks putting together for Violent Violet’s 3rd Birthday and my wife being sick and my cousin’s daughter staying with us the past few days, it’s been a perfect storm of busy-ness.

Despite my silence, I’m incredibly excited by this strip as it both reveals some important facts about New California and hints at great complications to come. I’ve read some of your comments already and many of you seem excited by what the last panel suggests. Someone even used the word “Ship.” Oh dear.

On Wednesday we catch up with another character One Year Later. If you think he has a new look and his name rhymes with Larry, you’re right!