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The inevitable end-of-the-semester dorm room cleaning is always the most dreaded event of any college student's life. Maybe more so for our heroes...

 

It's amazing how much junk one can collect during the course of a semester. Last time we had to clean, I actually found things I thought I had lost in Jr. High. How they got in the room and then lost again is anybody's guess. Nothing gives you that sinking feeling in your gut like having spent hours cleaning an area of the room, and then turning around to realize what you haven't even started yet. How does this HAPPEN?

Also, our impressive media center, as you can tell, is hardly the expensive display it initially appears to be. Just like college furniture, college electronics are pieced together from old family hand-me-downs, junk yard scavengings, yard sales, and what we can hope to assemble with shoestrings, a hot-glue gun and a handful of dead batteries. Welcome to higher education.

 





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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!




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