The year was 1998. I was in the Army on a Gateway computer chatting with someone on ICQ. This person was from outside of Canberra Australia and they said (typed) the words that would come to have great impact on me. The asked, "have you been to sluggy.com?" At that point I had not. I went and started at the first comic and waded through six months worth of comics that night. I have been hooked ever since. Pete Abrams is the creator and he has taken these offbeat characters a long way. His art has improved and the stories have gotten deeper and more intertwined as the years have gone by. It started out as pretty much a joke a day type comic, but at some point it looks as though Pete gave up hope or desire of newspaper sindication and just started telling his stories. 13-14 years of comics may sound overwelming but Pete has put together a new viewer's guide to help you out. below is the first comic and the comic for the date of this posting. I encourage you to check out site and start reading through some back log, you should know pretty quick if you are a sluggite or not.