Well, it pains me to report that I need to take an additional week for it. I’ve just finished one big crossword-related project, I’m up to my eyeballs in two others I’ll be announcing soon, and I really don’t want the quality of “Callin’ Them Squares” to suffer for all that.
To tide you over, however, let me share that project I just finished (with the able assistance of my longtime collaborator Jason Waltrip). It comes from my long-running science-fiction adventure comic, Fans, but you won’t need any special knowledge of previous episodes to read it. You will need either a fast connection or a little patience, though: it’s 6 MB.
Elsewhere on the Web, I announced the particular rules that we followed when constructing, er, creating this particular comic, which might qualify as a whole new genre of “cruciverbacomics,” if anybody follows its example. I could repeat them here, but you know what? I think you guys might have more fun figuring them out yourselves. Click the image below to get the full experience. “Callin’ Them Squares” returns July 16th!