For the record, I have nothing against Michelle Au. I think she's awesome. I love her blog. (Although I don't read it since it's become a Mommy Blog, albeit a really really funny Mommy Blog.)
But I have heard dozens of times in the lifetime of this blog:
"Your cartoons are a rip-off of Michelle Au's, except not as good."
And you know what?
They're right. At least about the last part.
Michelle is a better artist than I am. She puts more effort into her cartoons. She's funnier. She's got more kids. She's probably a better doctor too.
But that doesn't mean I can't be entertaining also.
Admittedly, there is a similar flavor to Michelle's and my cartoons, which stems from the fact that it's clear that we're both big Matt Groening fans. The "12 Types of Whatever" is very Life in Hell and we both make lots of Simpsons references. But I swear, I've been drawing these long before I knew Michelle existed.