The original version did not have cake, but when I showed the first draft to my sweetie he said it needed cake. When I added the cake I drew three candles, because that felt like a nice number. I then wondered if I should draw a number of calendars that represented something… and you know what? The Things were created in June 2012 and the first comic strip went live on a website on June 27 2012! I can’t believe it.

Happy Pre-Birthday Things!

Who would have thought that a Clarion Write-a-thon challenge would have turned into such an ongoing and unfolding creature! I remember when I got to twenty and thought “ughhh, there are no more ideas, how on EARTH will I EVER get this webcomic to 60?

I should do something for their birthday, but what? Anyone have any suggestions?

Transcript:
Liz is now balancing on her face sock, chuffles the balloon unicorn, pumpkin cat, flower, mayara, monorail bunny, a cake with candles lit, Mumma Tanking Bear, Maggie, Rollerskate and Boot. The sun is very close! The Things look on.