Hamilton is mostly self taught when it comes to art, so his work has the fearless energy that comes with that. He’s sought my advice in writing his own comics over the past few years and I’ve tried to help him punch-up his already funny punchlines. I’m flattered that he’s actually enjoyed my input. It makes me feel good about the fact I’ve written a book about how to make comics. I think I’ve got a different take then other authors, and I’m looking forward to sharing it with you all, very soon. I’ll blog about it in a few weeks. In the meantime, you can judge for yourself if I help make fun and funny comics via Ham’s guest strip. After writing a strip that he felt wasn’t working about Blackbread the pirate, he scratched it and wrote this, and I had to remind him to not throw out his great joke with the bathwater. Ham think of Blackbread as a pirate who eats burned toast, or maybe is burned toast?