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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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Archaic creature climbs out of primordial ooze. Dreams of new life for disgusting ooze covered family.

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Dale, who writes the comics.

I do not sleep or type when the day is broadly talented
Now I am free from this terrible curse

Congratulations everyone! I needed to make a website that received 300 visits to be free of my terrible curse and yesterday we did it! No seriously, I need at least double that to be free of the witch doctor's deadly hex magic so keep those visits coming!

David and I spent all day at our respective computers pushing the site, mostly posting on bulletin boards and the like. So I have precious little to report to you seeing as I did not live the day in the real world but in the half-life of the internet. It gave me a strange buzzing headache, and tied me up in knots which were made of distant anger unrealized. Other than that it was heap of fun, and you can read all about it in the forums. By the by, if you dig the site please spread the word on bulletin boards to which you do or don't belong, or by emailing pals whom would do well to float on our cloud. And if you have a website, we probably want to do a link exchange with you.

Let me offer you an anecdote.

On tv today I watched it snow by snow machine on celebrities at parties. They interviewed their bodyguards who were kind of soft and round with wraparound sunglasses and expensive suits. They said they thought it was cool. The ice caught in the hair of pretty girls and melted. My sister was wearing a Joy Division t-shirt where Virgil and Dante climb the beard of Antaeus, combing the tangles as they are lifted slightly by the Titan's hand. I got up and threw the ball to my dogs in the backyard. They traced their way through the grass to where the balls last bounce had stayed, then made a few small circles there with their nose. I live in the shadow of an office and apartment building and always wonder how many people watch me with telescopes having long ago retired from dead end jobs, the end being me, the death coming soon.

Later, I ran some necessary errands all over the city.


My friend Cricket just told me, "apparently my granma is planning to die in the year 2008 for tax reasons" which I think is better than true.

Your cruel but fair webmaster,


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David, who draws the comics.

And so!

I like tonight's comic. It's based on real science. Within every particle is a portion of a reptile particle, called the R Particle. Some scientists at MIT were able to isolate this particle in laboratory conditions. I would link you to the article, but I am lying.

Dale dictated this entry to me.



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