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The Japanese Beetle! for August 04, 2003
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August 04, 2003
The day has arrived - the official relaunch of the new Japanese Beetle website. I realize that this first week of strips may seem awfully familiar to you out there, but trust me - things will be quite different from here on out. I don't plan to keep rehashing the same damn plots forever.

Oh, and for those who are curious, the book Ken is reading in panel 4 is William F. Buckley's The Redhunter. I like to pretend that's "foreshadowing." But in reality, it's more like "sledgehammer symbolism."

August 06, 2003
Sorry this is so late. I'm feeling kinda ill - I wound up falling asleep before I could finish the strip last night, and wound up sleeping until about noon today. And now, I'm back to bed until about five. Hopefully, I'll feel better this evening.

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