Don’t you just hate it when you bust into the evil lair, then this happens?! I swear, every time…

So this was was fun to draw for me; I was especially happy with panel 1 – I had originally drawn in a much simpler panel very similar to panel three, but ended up changing it when I realised how bad the flow of the strip looked to have three ‘talking heads’ panels in a row, and when I realised I was just avoiding drawing something that was a little more difficult. Glad I redrew it though, I think it works a lot better, and I get to stick to my new year’s resolution to try and improve my art (Ooh! The hands, the hands!!) :-D

Another reason for tonight’s update being a bit late besides redrawing the first panel, was a sudden affliction of piano this afternoon. Seriously guys, a piano turned up at our house. I mean, we had bought the thing, but were not expecting it for another couple of weeks; my in-laws had procured it for us, and we got the phone call early in the morning that they were on the road, and only a couple of hours away! So that was pretty awesome, and we now have a very nice piano sitting in the corner of the lounge (a photo of the circa 1835 piano can be seen on the Average Joe Facebook Page) – massive thanks to my wife’s parents for making the trip, and to our fantastic neighbour who helped us move the massive rosewood box into our house while the wannabe cartoonist who bought the thing watched and bemoaned the risks of spraining a wrist…

So, wrists intact and baby-soft, I bid you a good Sunday night, and we’ll catch you back here on Wednesday!

Take care, Averagianists!

Terence MacManus