November seems to be one of the months where personal matters pile up. Sorry for such a delay. I always have to travel out of state for this month. Drop off kids, see family, etc. Hot Female Fan (Claire) did join me this year for about 10 days. She drove up from Texas with her daughters and we had loads of fun. I saw the comment where someone mentioned I had me a girlfriend. Yes, can confirm. She’s pretty great. :)

Her visit was book-ended by numerous doctors visits and consultations. Turns out I need surgery for something I’ve been putting off for a while. It’s nothing life threatening, I promise. It will just be super painful and expensive… and 6 weeks recovery. That will be on the 6th of this month. So I’m going to shoot for the next update to be this Wednesday, and my surgery will be the following day. I should be able to continue comicking immediately after without too much difficulty. If there is difficulty, I will let you know.

So in short, I apologize for the radio silence, but there were a ton of unknowns for me, schedulings, reschedulings, follow ups.. and not a whole lot of solidified dates to when I’d get anything new up or even time to art. The amount of time I actually had to physically BE at my computer the last several weeks was practically nonexistent. Again, thanks for the patience. I really do appreciate you guys.

Also, there are only 7 FatFat plushes left. If you’d like one to make it to you or a loved one by Christmas, any orders must be in by the 7th. If you have any questions or concerns, Claire can help you via her Etsy.   LINK HERE.


UPDATE 12/6/18: Hey, guys–Claire here. The prep and followup for Chris’ surgery is taking a little more time than we anticipated, so the next comic will be up next Tuesday or Wednesday instead of today. Sorry for the delay, but I know that Chris really appreciates all your support and patience.

In the meanwhile, I have something fun to keep you occupied! We’re planning on doing a revamp of the website design in 2019, and need your feedback on ideas and suggestions for Shotgun Shuffle 2.0. I’ve made a little survey which should only take 5-10 minutes of your time. If you want to help out, you can fill it out HERE. And if you feel so inclined, provide your name and email at the end of the survey and you’ll be entered into a giveaway for this cute little Mini McFatfat that I made today:

Who wouldn’t want a pocket-sized purple heart attack to carry around on their adventures? The drawing for this giveaway will be at noon Central on December 14th, 2018. Oh, and speaking of Fatfat, just a reminder that tomorrow (December 7th) is the last day to get your orders in for the full-size version if you want guaranteed delivery by Christmas. Any orders that come in after that will likely arrive sometime in early January. Thanks!!


UPDATE 12/12/18: HFF here again :)  Wanted to let everyone know that the surgery went well, but Chris is still recovering and dealing with a lot of pain. He *is* working on the next comic as much as he can each day, but it won’t be done until Friday. Thanks for all the well-wishes. We also want to thank everyone who’s taken the time to fill out the web design survey so far. The response has been so great, we decided to pick two winners for the mini Fatfat giveaway on Friday instead of just one. You still have time to get entered! If you’re a data nerd like me, I also made some pretty awesome charts from your responses, which you can check out HERE. We’ll definitely keep your feedback in mind when designing the new website!