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Mark Jackson

Happy blogiversary, Mike.

Dave from Philadelphia

Happy Blog Day Mike. If you had a PayPal account, I would already have subscribed. Looking forward to a better way to pay for your efforts so I do not feel guilty for not compensating you. It is the American way after all ...

Brian Fies

It's been a great run, and my first stop every morning. I look forward to having an opportunity to earn my mug.


Congrats on your blogiversary! Have discovered some wonderful strips reading CSOTD every morning. Looking forward to having my very own CSOTD mug. Best wishes for many more productive years.

Bill Williamson

You are my 'must read' every day and I will be joining your patreon or buying a mug as soon as it's available. Happy Blogoversity and many many more!I have wanted to pay for your work for a long time and I look forward to the opportunity.


Happy blogiversary! It's a great adition to my mornings.
Was just thinking you should have a Patreon, as I want to support the work; but not to the point of buying from Amazon.

Brent J. Nordquist

Happy blogiversary Mike, and thanks for all the posts! I enjoy them and find your writing insightful.

"Criticism falls between two points, one of which is "Let's see you do it," which is the challenge to come up with 365 strips a year and not drop the ball once in awhile, and while I sometimes hit that final "publish" button with an exhilarating sense of "Nailed it!" there are other times when, well, I don't, and I'm sure cartoonists have the same experience."

Jimmy Johnson said just today (on arloandjanis.com, where he posts old comics and some thoughts) that he feels, like a baseball player, that he's doing well to hit a .333 -- and personally I think your batting average is higher than that.


Happy Blogoversary, Mike.

If my wife would remember to enter Amazon via your link, your earnings probably would double. As I rarely order from Amazon, I feel I'm not fairly compensating you. Therefore, I look forward to your mug/Patreon.

mark johnson

Ditto Bob- I don't use Amazon , preferring brick and mortar( which coincidentally Amazon has one nearby, just not retail of course)


Since I'm already using Amazon Smile to support the local big cat rescue and sanctuary, I'll gladly join your Patreon. Your blog is part of my daily online reading.


Congratulations! Not much more I can add to what has been said already...


Being an introvert who hates to shop (or leave the house for days), CSotD is my handy link to Amazon for all my shopping needs. Plus, I get to read your always interesting take on the state of things. It's a win/win for me.

I'm looking forward to getting one of the those mugs.

Happy Blogoversary.


Happy anniversary! I've learned a lot from your blog and also found it it a great sanity saver this past year. I'll buy the mug with pleasure.

Mary McNeil

Happy blogoversary and thanks for all the good reads you've clued me in to (including Ink Pen !)

Richard John Marcej

Congrats on your (anniversary?) (birthday?) Your blog is a must read for me each day (and I'm not just saying that cause you've featured some of my comics in the past) I love, not only reading the strips you feature, but especially your reactions/comments/backstories.

Selfishly I hope you keep this going for many, many years!

George Corbett

Many happy returns of the day, Mike. Congratulations, and thanks!

Hank G.

I assumed that this blog was a lot of work, but I did not realize that it is as labor-intensive as it is. Thank you for what you do. Your posts are interesting, measured, and often make me think. I have also added several comics to my reading list thanks to this blog.

You can tell real writers; they are always writing, even when they are not getting paid for it. They just can’t help writing. Others writers I follow are Ken Levine and Mark Evanier.

Sharon Tuttle

Belated happy blogoversary!

I actually did start reading "Ink Pen" because of CSOTD -- and quite a few other strips.

Thanks for providing excellent food for thought!

parnell nelson

Congratulations Mike- I'm a day late (and a dollar short) as usual. You have made life much more pleasant. I read many comics that I never would have known without CSOTD. Thank you and I'm excited about the mug.

Kip W

Thanks for doing it!

sean martin

I figured I'd make a late entrance to the celebration to let you know how much I have enjoyed reading your blog — daily! — for however long I've been doing it... well over a year now, I think. The cartoonists you rope in on a daily basis are incredible and an inspiration to those of us who, for whatever reason, are not as gifted or keen of mind. Thanks for them, and thanks for you, bud.

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