Dear Readers,

It was almost six years ago exactly when I first approached The Hesperia Star about publishing a weekly cartoon. I was a senior in high school then, and it was a pleasure for me to draw Penn & Ink through my college and post-graduate years. Now, as I begin a career as a middle school English teacher here in San Diego, I have decided to take a break from cartooning for the time being in order to more fully dedicate myself to my new profession.

I want to thank Peter Day and the various other editors that I have worked with at the Star for giving me the chance to be published. I would also like to thank those faithful readers, especially my parents, who have been a source of considerable encouragement for me as I developed as a cartoonist.