I have been dealing with a piece of news that was hard to swallow.

I lost a friend who had depression a week ago. He couldn’t fight on any longer. Much as he encouraged me to.

I couldn’t attend his funeral. It hurts too much, and I don’t want to burden his family. So next week, I’ll be posting a series of tribute strips dedicated to him.

Please bear with me, and my sorrow.

Regular stuff will continue after next week.