To those that are becoming regular readers of Apt. 18, we invite those of you who are artists to submit any manner of fanart for inclusion in our Alt Art section. We will accept and post any and all artwork by any level of artist so long as it doesn’t violate the guidelines listed on our contact page… and by that we mean Rule 34 art won’t be posted. Just as is the case for bands and webcomics, we’d like to help other artists as much as you all have helped us over the years with all the support that we’ve received (thank you by the way!).
-The Apartment 18 Staff
Having dispensed with the pleasantries above, I just want to say that I was going to write a long spiel about how this comic strip was directly inspired by all my friends who have decided to start growing facial hair, but then I decided against it because I’m the only person left who still shaves. I am very resistant to the hipster trend but I’ve pretty much lost the drive to fight anymore. I’m almost 30 and I’m already turning into a domesticated and bitter old man- kids annoy me, I’ve started to notice when people drive fast through neighborhoods, I hum while I fold laundry and I have more space on my iPod dedicated to books on tape than to music… and I still say “books on tape” instead of “audiobooks”. What the hell happened to me? What happened to starting a riot and spending all day skating and setting the world on fire? It was replaced with waking up sore in the morning, not being able to see very well and hurting in places that I didn’t even know existed for no reason at all. Drinking water and eating healthy only goes so far but adulthood kicks good ideas (like spray painting a giant dick on the roof of the police station) right in the ass by drowning them in various aches and pains and thinks that prevent one from making it up the roof to begin with. Fuck getting older… don’t do it; it’s stupid.by