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03.17.05 - Terrence Marks:
|The Daily Grind Ironman Challenge (and why we didn't enter it):|
Firstly, Isabel draws more comics in a day than most people do in a week. No, really. Every Monday, she delivers one each of Namir Deiter, You Say it First, Spare Parts, Fur Will Fly, and the NamirDeiter.Net bonus comic. I think that's a record. She draws 21 comics per week this month, which puts her one up on Bill Holbrook (who is the only other cartoonist I know of who works in this kind of volume). If we only had one comic strip, updating by midnight would be easy. As such, we usually update at about 12:10.
Secondly, there are a couple ringers in this. This contest is likely to last several months. It's going to be really stressful, too. If we go out on a weekday (which we do, occasionally), we'll be constantly watching the clock. We'll be worried about making sure we can get the comic done by 12:00 exactly. Not 12:10. Not 12:01. And can we get dessert tonight, or will we have to spend that time getting the comic shaded? This means that every minute in your evening and night has an opportunity cost of $1150, or whatever the prize is up to. That's not worth it. It really isn't.
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