this is my own tiny rebellion against the gag-a-day format. if you trusted your webcomics to make you smile,  I am the man who betrays that trust.

Here is an important milestone for The Dawn Chapel: a whole page without a single cute furry animal in it. Is this the beginning of an unsettling trend? Will I go on to alienate the scant few readers I’ve managed to attract in the first place? Is there any point in reading for the next six or seven pages of this story, knowing I’ve given away the ending in the very first panel? What could possibly happen next?

(I’ll tell you what’s going to happen next. After an eight page story without any words at all, you get eight pages of depressing monologue, you lucky kids.)