I'm one of those rare people that enjoys being in a good mood. I mean I really enjoy it. And today is one of those days.
Some people insist it's because I buy my shirts too small and the tight necks cut the flow of blood to my brain, while some vocal others say it's because I'm oblivious to anything outside my "own damn perspective."
I was talking to a new non-imaginary friend and he said something that I thought was particularly salient. He said, "Have this mint." But then he said something to the effect of we are living in the greatest era for comics of all time. Between the technology that eases the production to the distribution methods to the outlets ... there has never been more good published work.
Part of that of course is due to the sheer volume of work, but just a part, in my opinion. And the barriers for entry are lower but the obstacles to success are even greater.
I think it's true across the board and particularly in syndication. Good work isn't enough. A new comic has to be amazing and hit some sort of perceived demo to make a big splash in print syndication today.
Anyway, I'm going to stop now because I'm sort of ruining my good mood here. And I'll elaborate more at a later date, but suffice to say, I salute you cartoonists of the universe! Keep it up!