Thursday, July 10, 2014
This morning I got up early to retrieve my copy of the Deseret News. And now I'm looking in slacked-jawed awe as the first of my Mission Daze strips is available in beautiful color right there on page two of the Mormon Times section. Additionally, the paper has a nice, big article introducing me to its readership.
Nearly 20 years ago when I first began drawing the Mission Daze strips, I dreamed of seeing them in print. After submitting them a couple of times to newspapers and book publishers and being rejected at every turn, I resigned myself to the fact that the only place they'd get published would be on this website. But now, there they are: right where I first intended them to be. Now as soon as someone cuts one of those strips out and tapes it to a fridge, all my cartooning dreams will be fulfilled.*