When Jeff started this comic, we were kids. Silly kids in love. Jeff had been drawing little comics to make me laugh since the beginning of our relationship, and I encouraged him to share that laughter with the world. Zoidland was always about making me laugh — an expression of Jeff’s love for me.
And life changed for us in the past ten years. We have added two amazing kiddos to our family. And schedules have become more chaotic as our family has grown. And the characters in Zoidland have stayed essentially the same. It’s time for them to leave the nest and find their path in the world. Time for them to allow Jeff time and space to focus on the changes in his world, both in his art and his family life.
Guess what! Even though Zoidland is departing, Jeff and I are still just silly kids in love. We will continue to conquer worlds together — and to laugh while we do it. There are always new experiences to be had and more journeys to take, both as a family and as a comic and with his Eponymous Neaner.
Thanks for hanging in with us, and stay tuned for the next big adventure! Jeff will always be determined to make me laugh, and I will always be determined to share that laughter with the world.
Please excuse Jeff for his lack of funny this week. He’s busy being the most awesomest husband ever tonight. (AKA I’m holding him hostage!)
Tune in next week to see Jeff stand on his head and juggle three balls while clucking like a chicken! Or maybe he will just bring on the funny with another Zoidland comic. It’s a toss-up at this point.
Hey, guys– Just need a quick refresher, as I’m on VBS duty all week (it’s for the kids!), and I’m coming off of a weekend that involved saying a final goodbye to a family member. Check on back next week, or peruse the archive, as you will!
In lieu of a new comic tonight, I’d like to direct your attention over at one of my other endeavo(u)rs, The Ouro Bros and the Neverending Tour, co-created with Jeremy Bentley. We’ve hit two years on that strip, and we’re celebrating by running daily updates all this week, starting yesterday (Sunday), and continuing through Friday (…Friday). Anyway, check it out; you won’t be disappointed!