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Reassembled from partial quotes in archived forum messages by: Drachefly

The author writes:

Put down the pitchforks and look more closely. Now, are you back? First off, I hate cows. And when a panel calls for over 9000 cows, there's no way I'm going to draw all of them. So I generated the entire strip algorithmically as a fractal. I used three kernels:

kernel 1: the landscape and fine texturing landscape

kernel 2: cow dispersal and coarse texturing cow dispersal Note that the diagonal lines are 'dead', i.e. not actually one line, but composed of billions of tiny lines, so that later iterations have basically no effect.

kernel 3: a cow cow

The cow doesn't look much like a cow, does it? But you'll find that if you start with one straight line, then apply the kernels in the order 1, 2, 2, 2, 3, 2, 1, 1, you will end up with this comic strip. Minus the speech bubbles, which I strategically placed to cover up the pasture that ended up in the sky.

Now, what I wasn't expecting to find was that I would be able to have Lenny and Blackdrip on-panel! Forgive their having randomly rearranged since last strip; a very minor continuity error is a small price to pay for this, I think.