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David and Dale were at the 2005 Mocca Art Festival in NYC June 10 and 11th.

A Lesson Is Learned has been nominated in a bunch of categories in 2005 Cartoonists Choice Awards.

Dale has written a review for Mcsweeney’s in their Reviews of New Food section.


Interviewed by Xenex.org, David and Dale reveal their true ugly natures.

Dale has contributed to Ryan North's collaborative web comic project, Whispered Apologies.


Christopher B. Dino has kindly reviewed our comic in his blog, Totally Jawesome.

Here A Lesson Is Learned is discussed in a lively debate over conceptual webcomics.

There is a review of A Lesson Is Learned in The Webcomics Examiner.



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Dale, who writes the comics.

Sir! if you would like to know what I think of you, please consult my website

For those of you who missed the website's opening ceremony this morning it was beautiful. The president of the internet himself cut the ribbon as the doves were released and Yes, yes, yes this is the first A Lesson is Learned But the Damage is Irreversible. My name's dale, my friend david and I make comics for you for free, forever, because that's how long we want you to be happy. The comics, like all internet comics really, are about ourselves, except with a sci-fi, romantic, inexpressible longing, why don't you return my phone calls twist. I live in a teacup full of animals by the river and hold a college degree in ancient greek, David goes to art school, and makes art, fantastic and strange. We are friends. Below each of the comics posts will appear from both of us such as you are reading now. A new comic comes once a week on a day we haven't decided yet.

Neither david nor I want to ever "get a real job", or "live in the real world", so welcome to our new penny gleaming cast in to the pond, the wish, to live in the internet forever. I've already nailed my windows shut.

Just to make things clear I'm the blonde one in this comic and will remain the blonde one until, hopefully, I might see something so horrible my hair turns white. David is not in the first comic, he will appear, back from Italy, in the second. In this comic, I'm talking to our friend Paul who will be immortalized in future issues again along with anyone else who lives in our lives, or passes across my doorframe and I think I got a good look at them.

For the record I did go to the video game auction with paul and my brother jason. It really did have 700 stand up arcade games you could play for free. I was outbid by 5 dollars for a capcom aliens vs. predator. It went for only like 60 bucks, or something, I forget. My brother got a full size airhockey table for 30 dollars, and a free atari tank commander that doesn't work. He rents warehouse space downtown where he stores shit he buys on the internet and at auctions (I'm serious) and we spent all day loading broken video games in to his warehouse.

Thats all friends, please post on our bulletin boards so that it seems like we're very popular.


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