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Breaking Pattern

I know it’s been Zuda, not-Zuda for the past couple of days, but I had to get this out there on its own. How to reconcile the following two things?

  1. This message from Paul Southworth:

    My wife is scheduled for a c-section Wednesday, September 26 at 9am EST. Expect guest comics to start running soon after. I’ll post pictures here as soon as I can.

    Wish us luck!

    OH GOD
    (de-emphasis original)

  2. The Ugly Hill strip from Wednesday, September 26?

You have just witnessed a cartoonist’s youth get snatched away and be replaced with crushing, adult responsibility. Bravo, Paul Southworth! I thought only Randy Milholland could write Schadenfreude this well. Speaking of which, I’ve got half a mind to buy that strip just so I can threaten to give it to the newest Southworth in the throes of the mid-teen I HATE YOU DAD angst stage. Good times.

Oh, and young William Joseph Southworth? Something coming for you in the mail. Be sure to share with Mom & Dad.

Well, Paul and I have made our contributions to a new generation of Webcomic creators now. There are more on the way too, I know Krishna and Lapierre are expecting soon. Who are the others? I can’t think of them off the top of my head at the moment.

[…] [Hooray!] Congratulations to Paul Southworth and his significant other on the birth of their son. (Hat tip: Gary Tyrrell.) […]

I drew that strip weeks ago when we didn’t know the baby was coming on the 26th. I don’t think I could have ironically juxtaposed art and life better if I’d tried!

Thank you, Gary!

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