As I’ve implied on this blog and said on other communities, one of the things that most irritated me about For Better or For Worse is Lynn’s failings as an artist; she can’t draw feet to save her life, won’t erase her mistakes, used to draw hands that had twelve-inch long fingers and loves the sort of comically bulbous nose that graces such ultra-realistic figures as Elmer Fudd, Quincy Magoo and Norville “Shaggy” Rogers. I’ve also condemned Batiuk’s need to make everyone in the Funkyverse look like a sixty year old cancer survivor. It should thus come as no real surprise that the deteriorating artwork in the strip Candi should annoy me a bit. Starline’s over-reliance on the manga style and the needs of her day job have conspired to slowly but surely make the day-to-day artwork look shoddier by the day. As an example, the character’s skulls remind me of a bucket of fried chicken with the lid off. As someone said, it looks as if their brains would spill all over the floor if they tried to do a hand-stand. The somewhat less-than-stellar artwork is a symptom of a 'disease' that affects a lot of web comic creators: The Real-World Interference Syndrome. Its other symptom, which I'll cover next, is a slowing down of the production of new material.