Man, it’s been over a month since the last update. Unfortunately, there won’t be a new comic today either, but I do have a filler cartoon for you that I did back in 2011(!), but at least there’s something posted for a change. It was originally exclusive content on Facebook, but I figured posting 3 year old filler art is better than nothing… right?
Next week is my planned return to doing weekly comics on the site. I feel bad for taking such a prolong and unannounced hiatus, but I think it was very good for me to take a break. I’m actually very excited to start putting out some new comic strips next week. I even have a few series of comics that I have brewing right now. Thanks for your patience, and hopefully you haven’t forgotten about us.
The pre-law advisor at my school encounters issues like this more often than she probably should, but apparently it happens at other schools too as I learned from some friendly advisors at NACADA Region 7. And if I were to answer the student’s question, I’d probably have to go with the Chewbacca Defense… I can’t believe I just typed that.
This past September I presented at the Oklahoma Academic Advising Association (OACADA) conference where I used my comic strips as a means of opening up dialogue about difficult academic advising situations. I have always found that a bit of humor can help to put things into perspective, and academic advising is certainly no different. I was pleasantly surprised that my session was so well attended, and I couldn’t have asked for a better group of advisors to participate. I don’t think I’ve ever had so much fun doing a presentation. It was wonderful to meet some great people who were willing to share their stories, some that even helped to inspire new comics.
However, the story didn’t end there. I was thrilled to learn that my presentation was selected as the “Best in State” which meant I would be presenting again at a National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) regional conference in St. Louis. That conference actually starts tomorrow so it’s been a whirlwind week as I get everything prepared. Technical headaches asides, I think I’m ready. Unfortunately trying to get everything in order for travel has taken away time I usually devote toward drawing new comics, which is why there was no comic this week. I’m excited to be going to my first NACADA regional conference, and hopefully it will inspire some great new ideas for advising as well as some future ideas for comics. I can only hope that my experience this time around will be just as great as the first.