One: Burke.Word offers a lot more freedom to the strip in terms of space and subject matter. Knowing that the Cageliner comes out only four or five times a year (not including the Valentines issue) gives a cartoonist a headache when it comes time to decide what your strips are going to be about. Are they going to connect at all? Are they going to be meaningful and timely? You can’t go and write a comic about the student outrage over the grinding ban when you know that people will be reading it two months later, when the whole issue has died down. Well, you can, but then people will read it and roll their eyes, muttering to themselves about how the Cageliner should just run Garfield reprints if they want a comic so badly.
Two: They promised that they would give me the whole back page for one of my comics and then did not deliver. And no one reneges on a promise to The Organization without facing the consequences!
Three: I kind of graduated.
So, yeah. Here’s the first all new, all totally rad The Organization comic made especially for Burke.Word. As a tribute to our new home, we’ve started out with a special Edmundification featuring three out of five members. Enjoy!
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