Weird cropping and borders aside, I'm happy with how things are coming along.
I also got a new book called Cartooning: Philosophy and Practice by Ivan Brunetti. It's pretty amazing. It's based on a college course he teaches and is structured by weeks, with exercises and assignments. I just finished the first week (and read ahead a bit) and things are already making sense to me in a way that they never did before, and ideas are flowing probably better than they ever have. I don't think I'm articulating very well how good and special this book is, so just go buy a copy, okay?