Hitch It / Ditch It: The Deadlys, Manifest Destiny
Hitch It: Chris handles the duties of writing a daily strip admirably. His jokes land solid with a respectful frequency. He’s got a very good voice as a humorist. And he knows how to set up a gag very well. But most of all, he’s very good at pacing his strips from day to day. This is a comic strip that you can drop a person into the archives at any point, and they’ll be in the groove in no time. Minor characters are subtly re-introduced within the context of a strip, for example. And the story moves smoothly from day to day without jarring bumps or leaps. Chris has a very good grip on the balancing act of presenting a funny daily strip that makes it very easy for a new reader to become a regular one.