Chinese girls do not come with green eyes

Chinese girls do not come with green eyes

OK, so many of you (that is, if there were many of you — I’ll get to that in a minute) might be wondering where Monkey Law has been the past few weeks.

The simple truth is that I haven’t wanted to do it. At all. It’s just as simple as that.

After five and a half years, I’ve become very tired of drawing the same characters over and over, telling the same style of joke with the same rhythm again and again. I know, professionals do it for decades, but that’s just one of the many reasons I’m not a professional.

So what does this mean? I don’t know yet. I’m toying with some new ideas, things I can try to shake things up a bit. What that means for you is that there might be things showing up on this space that are distinctly un-Monkey-Law-like. I hope that my current fans will stick around.

Which brings me to what I said earlier. Part of the malaise that sets in with a webcomic is the feeling that no one is reading. There are all kinds of ways to tell roughly how many visitors come to a website, and by these counts Monkey Law pulls in less than 200 visitors a day. In the world of the web, this kind of action is referred to as terrible. So maybe pushing the strip in a new direction will help that a bit.

I can’t guarantee you’ll like it. I can’t guarantee it will be any good. I don’t even know if it’s going to be called “Monkey Law.” But, hopefully, it will help me get back the love of doing this.



  1. Posted Thursday, August 9, 2007 at 12:24 pm | Permalink

    Perhaps the boys and girls of MonkeyLaw need a rejuvenating trip back to the “old country” — in the jungle I suppose — where they can meet new characters, find orphans to adopt, new enemies to torment, and new settings.

  2. Posted Tuesday, August 28, 2007 at 8:24 pm | Permalink

    I don’t usually hit your web page – I see the comic through a syndicated feed – but Monkeylaw very rarely fails to make me laugh, and I really do appreciate it.

    I’m one guy, but, hey, I’ll see if I can send you some traffic.

  3. Patience is Not a Virtue
    Posted Friday, August 31, 2007 at 10:21 am | Permalink

    I’ve just discovered your site through Daily Kos, and I love it, have bookmarked it, and
    will tell others! Don’t be discouraged.

    – Susan

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