My buddy Ruben (Tom the Dancing Bug) has blazed a path that may single handedly save alternative cartooning. The way of the subscriber base. Newspapers continue to cut costs by cutting cartoons which means my income is cut, too. The internet has given me a larger audience (especially when cartoons resonate and get reposted on Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, etc). Even with my reduced income I’ll spend $10 for the occasional movie, graphic novel, public radio donation or overpriced burrito. Hopefully out of the thousands who read the strip for free there will be a percentage drunk enough to kick $10 my way. I don’t need much to continue on cranking out the comics instead of driving the cab, cleaning toilets, or donating plasma. Check it out.