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The saga of fire is at its end... who did Sandy save, and who did she leave to die? Where is Chuck's action figure collection in all of this?


And now for another true story of young me:

Once I was playing one of the best video games of all time--the flight sim F117A - Stealth Fighter! Watching those VGA graphics in action on my classic 486 was mind blowing!

Until One Day...

I was called to do some chores--most likely something involving dishes, my sworn enemies... and so I paused the game. Upon completing the task at hand, I returned to the flight sim, fully ready to destroy my arial enemies, when I realized I was looking at a screen depicting my death. Apparently, the game had not paused... perhaps I hit a wrong button, perhaps a rouge sibling had touched something beyond their comprehension, but no matter what the case, I was dead. My plane had apparently done a slow curve around the whole map, getting hit by no less than two (2) SAM missiles before running out of fuel and crashing horribly in the Atlantic.

Would you believe that I was moved almost to tears over this tragedy? Almost. Fast forward 10 years and I accidentally save over my friends file on Spiderman 2 for PS2. The devastation was legendary. Such tragedy can not be overlooked. This one goes out to all those save files out there that have been lost in the crossfire (or negligence) of our lives...

...find rest, dear brothers...

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Day Job

Please allow me to get long-winded and philosophical for a moment... You see, the dream for any of us cartoonists is that one day, we can quit our day jobs, wake up when WE decide, and spend all day long doing the thing we really love: making comics. To be able to say that we make comics full time is the most glorious thing we can dream of achieving.

Recently, Kris Straub, the creator of one of my favorite webcomics of all time, was lamenting on his blog recently about how, after several years of being a full time cartoonist, he was having to take a day job again to keep things afloat. Now, sometimes these things just happen, and there's nothing you can do, and it doesn't mean that Kris isn't one of the top cartoonists working right now (he is in my opinion, anyway).

I just realized that a lot of my readers might be unaware of the greatness that is Starslip Crisis. So I wanted to point you guys in his direction. Head over to www.starslip.com and spend some time browsing the archives. If you're feeling especially generous, check out his store--he's got a wide variety of awesome products to check out. So help a cartoonist out. If you like his work, help him continue to live the dream.

Of course, I'd be lying if I didn't encourage you to feel free to help me out here at Dorm Dorks, if you're so inclined--that's why there's a tip jar, and of course, the first print collection. But I'd rather you get hooked on Starslip, like I am. It's one of the things I look forward to most each day. Just remember, the power you have as a reader is incredible. So use it wisely, and make Starslip Crisis a part of your day!

Rumblings of things to come...

My apologies for anyone who has had difficulty getting the site to work lately. I'm actually in the process of something very exciting (I think) and should have something to show in the next few weeks, but what I was working on caused the site to be down for a few brief periods lately. All should be good, now, though, so enjoy the comics and stay tuned for some cool developments!

Mike Hankins ||   

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