In the depths of the Great Recession of 2009, Ms. Trellis and Fastrack, Inc. reaped the benefits of being Too Big To Fail. As the world’s leading data storage firm, the company held so much... More > information that it was in no one’s interest for it to go bankrupt and have the contents of its servers fall into the wrong hands. Hence, a government bailout.
On a more personal level, the year saw Wendy Welding near completion of her doctoral studies. Patina had a growth spurt, and discovered that her iPatina avatar wasn’t the only superhero in Cyberspace. Her brother Rusty became Adapter-Boy, and the former computer bug Thrip was transformed into a vampire.
Patina’s blogger boyfriend Thom made the switch to Twitter, and Ada Counter was appointed the nation’s cybersecurity czar. Art’s laptop, lacking adequate security, evolved its own defenses.
The year ended with the Computer Bug seemingly finding a love interest in a lonely, winsome Spyware. Of course, nothing having to do with the Bug stays intact for very long.< Less
Coney and her new friend Lin are enjoying a summer camp for young predators when they encounter Coney’s cousin Wendell, a runaway from the nearby camp for plant-eaters. Somehow, the three... More > children have to find a way to safety in this new collection of “Kevin & Kell” strips.
Meanwhile, when Kell became CEO of Herd Thinners, Inc. it appeared that all of the Dewclaws’ worries were over forever. She had achieved the lifelong dream of any predator, and the family’s money concerns were a thing of the past. However, she found herself facing dissent from the staff as she tried to change the company in a way that prepared it for the future.
Also, Kevin’s seat on the Rabbit Council was threatened by an unexpected recall vote. On Easter morning Rudy and Fiona explored the mysterious rabbit warren for the first time, which later became the scene of a dramatic Thanksgiving meal. Finally, December provided Lindesfarne and Fenton a chance to play Santa in the most literal sense.< Less