In case you have been out in the field for the last week and/or prefer to only get your news from incredibly good-looking, well-endowed artists, I need to inform you that the Queen of the United Kingdom died a couple days ago. Queen Elizabeth II has served as the reigning monarch of the United Kingdom for 70 years, and even did a stint in the UK military during WWII (doing POG stuff, but still).
I know people have… Opinions… On the Queen, royal family, the British, etc., but I don’t need to get into any of that. Having been married to a British woman for the last 5 years, I admittedly have a soft spot for London and the UK. For my own part, I never thought much about the royal family at all prior to meeting my wife. However, having been to London on numerous occasions, seeing Buckingham Palace with my own eyes, and even getting a behind-the-scenes look at the King’s Guard horse stables (courtesy of a fan in the British Army), I probably have a more personal appreciation for our friends across the pond than most Americans.
The UK is a beautiful country. As someone born and raised in the American west–the frontier–I’m always awe-struck at the weight of lineage and history on display in London and across England whenever I visit.
I am, by all accounts, a dedicated and fiercely loyal American. I unironically love and believe in America more than most people probably realize, and I continue to live happily in the American west (California). With that said, this week, my heart goes out to my British friends.
God Save the King.
On a personal note, I apologize for the lack of new comics lately. I just did a house move during the hottest Labor Day weekend on record in southern California. I probably lost about 20 lbs hauling heavy shit up and down stairs in 100 degree heat over the last week. On top of this, I’ve kind of just been in a personal funk, to be honest. Without going into too much detail, it’s been a hard year for me in a few different areas and I’m trying to pull myself out of it. With a 16 month old baby, I kind of reclused a lot and just focused on him.
I don’t really get personal on here anymore like I used to. In some ways this is better and allows me to stay focused on humor and on-brand, but I do sometimes feel like I’ve lost that personal connection with the audience that I used to have. In any case, I’m back up and running here and am looking forward to getting things rolling again.