It’s comic 550, albeit a little late (okay, really late according to Sarah, who’s ready to sleep). This one’s all about Yoshi! Check it out first before reading further, since I sort of spoil it below.

Okay, so they say that art comes from adversity, so when considering what I wanted to do for this semi-milestone strip, I couldn’t help but go back to thinking about Terra once again. Naturally, a BitF comic needs to be about Nintendo characters, but I definitely wanted to put some universal pet-related themes in this one. The reversal of the old “Mario jumps off Yoshi” bit was there from the beginning, and to be honest, I’m not sure how people will react to me essentially having a well, Death in the Family! But really, it’s all about celebrating the endless love (and peskiness) of pet ownership. Don’t worry, I’m not gonna bring up my dog over and over or anything, but I did feel that this was a fitting way to honor her spirit, and the good nature of animals in general.

It is what it is, and I hope you guys can get some smiles, or some comfort or whatever from it. Go hug your puppies and/or cats for me!

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On an unrelated note, the NF Magazine Kickstarter is ending this week, so check it out if you haven’t already! And for those who have, thanks so much for your support!

This was a major undertaking, so I’ll be back on Tuesday.

-By Matthew