A few months back I drew the following Medium Large strip in honor of a particular "holiday":
It got some very nice comments from readers, people chuckled and everyone moved on to the next day.
Then this past weekend all hell broke loose vis-à-vis some rather brazen pirates and suddenly the strip was pulled out from its murky archives, first appearing--to my total delight and shock--on Ezra Klein's blog on The American Prospect!
This in turn led to a link by Spencer Ackerman in The Washington Independent as well as in his own blog Attackerman, in which he described the comic as being "apt." "APT"! That may very well be the highest compliment Medium Large has ever been paid.
And now there's a incredible mention in a great "all pirates edition" of bloggingheads.tv between Professor Daniel Drezner of Tufts University (and ForeignPolicy.com) and Professor Robert Farley of the University of Kentucky (and the aforementioned AmericanProspect.com). The comic is referred to in the video's final section.
The result has been a tremendous spike in readership (temporary though it may be) and not a bad boost to one Italian-Portuguese cartoonist's ego. So thank you to all the great politicos and pundits who kindly thought to highlight the strip (and who politely disregarded that I also spent a full week having Sally Forth and her daughter Hilary argue over chocolate Easter bunny ears for what may very well be my 17th time).