In the past I cared about stuff like whether or not the Dude has a job etc because I was worried about things making sense or not. But as it’s gone on, I’ve felt like it’s better to keep the comic more separated from things going on in my life because it’s good practice to not say certain things on the internet. I don’t want people I work with to think that I’m writing about them in my comic, or future employers to think that I ever did that (though admittedly I do have some small examples of this already).

So basically it’s not about continuity, but just making it clear the separation. It probably won’t change much of how the comic is anyway, but I just wanted to establish some ground so that I feel free to do more vignette comics of moments that don’t make sense to be happening like the Dude traveling on a bus when he’s not on an established trip.

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