December 25th, 2019

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, everyone! This is a little break from the storyline to celebrate. I had a lot of fun with this one, as the holiday-season style is such a different aesthetic from a usual Billy strip. The dark blue-and-purple color scheme is one I don't often use, so it was interesting figuring out how to do that effectively. I also added a snow pattern to the background panel just for some extra decoration, and I think it really makes the Christmas vibe.

I'm posting this from, of all places, the Philippines, where my family is on vacation. I won't be able to post again until I get back after New Year's, so I'll have to say Happy New Year now. I really appreciate all of you for sticking with the strip despite how sporadically I've been posting it. After the road-trip storyline ends, I think I'm going to be finishing off the strip for good, so this may be the last New Year for Billy the Pop! It's sad, but six years is a pretty long time, longer than I ever thought I'd be able to keep this up. I'm proud of how far the strip has come during that time, and I'll be bringing these characters into 2020 with more drive than ever. Thank you all, and see you next decade!

December 18th, 2019

This story is getting more and more tangled up, so I think it helps to have a little "update strip" like this just so we can check in all three characters and see what they're up to. I like that each character has a different idea of what the other two are doing; Pete thinks Harley is waiting for him at the hotel, Harley thinks both Billy and Pete are off adventuring together, and Billy is just in his own world. There is a lot of comedic potential in that, but it's difficult to write a coherent strip with that concept without getting confusing. Let me know if it works here!

My first semester of college is over! I won't lie, I expected to be finished drawing this storyline by now, but unsurprisingly school got in the way. Now that I'm on break, though, I should have plenty more time to draw, and I'll be sure to take advantage of it.

Next Comic, Last Comic and Home links are up here!

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