I've done this before, but I didn't properly do it this time. So to all of you who have yet to take my advice, NOW is the time to go out and support Howard Tayler and Schlock Mercenary, one of the greatest comic strips EVAR (and I include in that such old-time luminaries as the original Buck Rogers, which I have the coffee-table book collection of, and more modern ones such as Calvin and Hobbes, and webcomics like Sluggy Freelance. The new collection "The Tub of Happiness" will start you out right, as it collects ALL the early strips, from Howard's "Okay, I'm just starting to figure out how to draw, but I already KNOW how to do comedy and BLAM!" up to "It's an actual art style. It's quirky and it fits my characters. And I STILL know how to do comedy and BLAM! And cool SF Technobabble too! And BLAM!".
Go out and buy it. Buy two. Give some to your friends. OBEY! OBEY!!!