TodayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Dubious Achievement
Submitted by Alexander Danner on April 28, 2006 - 15:47
Today is the One hundredth episode of Panel One! To celebrate, this strip announces the impending arrival of a fourth character: Teh Demon of the Internet. WhatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s he like? Probably not the most pleasant of fellows, given all the poor grammar, mean spiritedness, and cursing he has already inspired in this weekÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s strips.
I continue to be impressed by the number of people reading Panel One. The strip started out as really just a sort of sketchbook where I could play around with all of my worst ideas, without fear of ruining my more serious projects. But apparently folks like seeing me explore my sophomoric side, as Panel One continues to be my most popular comic to date, averaging around 800 readers per episode.
Of course, readership has been slowly declining over the past several weeks. This is not unexpected, of courseÃ¢â‚¬â€the novelty of this kind of strip can only last for so long. Which is why itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s definitely time to bring in a new character, and see what changes.