There is no new Agthbar episode today. No, you're not being punished for something you did, you're not even being punished for a future crime that I think you might possibly commit. Don't blame Agthbar for not showing up for work today and certainly don't blame me for not drawing him (it's practically all I do). Blame your government for not having your best interest at heart, and for consequently not having any heart. It is the fault of everyone who has worked in support of SOPA that you don't get to look at a new Agthbar episode today. You'll have to take this cartoon instead, and I warn you - Agthbar is pissed off about the potential of having his life and existence censored.
If you don't know about the SOPA, please take some time to learn about it. SOPA stands for Stop Online Piracy Act, but it's reach goes far beyond just an honest attempt at preventing the piracy of creative material. If passed, this act will dramatically change every aspect of the internet that you know and love. This is a censorship act that will severely limit free speech on the internet, which some would argue is the only place that we have left to voice our opinions. Well, at least we'll always have our zines... Ok I'm getting off track here...
Please sign this petition and write a letter to your congressman, send an email, call your senator, and if you have the time even request a meeting with your senator. You only have until 24th to shout from the roof tops about this and to let your voice be heard, yell loudly and with persistence, friends.
Here's Google's petition too, while we're at it.
And here's the full text of the actual SOPA Bill.