And we will be right back! The new baby is due April 7th. This strip marks the beginning of a short maternity break I will be taking from the comic. I’m not certain when exactly she will decide to join us, but we will try our best to keep everyone posted either here, on the Facebook for Georgia Dunn Studio, or on my Twitter account!
Please never fear, ‘Breaking Cat News’ WILL continue, I promise! It will continue by this summer, and I have many ideas for when it picks back up. Including a story line for Puck, since Elvis and Tommy got to share the Christmas special and Lupin had his laundry adventure! There is already a notebook by my bedside to scribble down new headlines and rough sketches, because I am bad at resting, ha!
Everyone has been so supportive and understanding since I announced there would be a maternity break a few weeks ago, and I am so grateful for all the kind words and encouragement as we get ready to welcome the new baby in real life! Right now it’s difficult to predict the exact date when I will start posting new strips again, but I am doing my best to return some time in June or so. It was not long after we had our son that I was back to creating comics in the evenings; they’re a part of me, I enjoy them immensely.
In the meantime, the archives will run uninterrupted on GoComics.com, and can be found here: http://www.gocomics.com/breaking-cat-news It’s free to subscribe, and some of you already have! Thank you!!! I love seeing familiar names and avatars over there! Many of their readers are new to the comic and experiencing the older strips for the first time.
My Facebook artist page and my Twitter will be good places to check in for announcements on when the baby arrives, what is going on in the meantime, and when the return date will finally be settled on! You can find the FB page here: https://www.facebook.com/GeorgiaDunnStudio And Twitter here: https://twitter.com/pseudooctopus
Now I really need to stop writing, but I can’t seem to pull myself away, ha! I can’t wait to have new strips for everyone in a couple of months. I love creating this comic for all of you, and I’m going to miss Monday and Thursday chats in the comments section. I’m sure the boys will have a lot of reactions to another baby and many adventures in the next two months, and I’m so excited to share them with you soon!
Hope everything goes well with the new baby Georgia! Congratulations again on your happy little family! see you when you are well rested and back to norm. Cant wait to see what Elvis thinks of the new baby. Have a great couple of months!
Best wishes for an easy and uncomplicated birth, Georgia!
Best wishes! Sleep while you can, put your feet up when you remember, and know we’re all hoping for the best for all of you. =)
Best wishes for you all! We shall see you all when you’re back.
*gasp* the baby is due the day after my birthday!!! Yaayyyyy!!!
Good luck for an easy delivery. I’ve been really enjoying your comics, and I look forward to more in the future!
Take care of yourself! We will wait till -your- ready to come back. Hope that its an easy delivery as you are blessed with another bundle of joy:)
I hope everything goes splendidly with the new baby! Enjoy your maternity leave.
Congratulations! And I hope things turned out as well as could be expected!
Best wishes, Georgia! Looking forward to more BCN adventures when you return!
May it be an easy birth and an easy baby, Georgia. I will miss you and the Boys so much. You were the high point of my Mondays!
Georgia- Rest assured that we who read you regularly will be hearing from our hyper-local correspondents regularly in your boys’ absence. There will be plenty of news as spring fights hard to make its mark on New England. Just this morning, our anchor woman insisted that there was breaking news on the back porch, and our human interest editor had something to show me in the kitchen at 5:30am. We’ll certainly miss the regular comics, but wishing you an easy delivery and great joy!
Note to Self: All of my cats are toddlers!
LOVE this one, and good luck breaking the news to Elvis that he’s still living in Babyville! <3
Hello Georgia, How very exciting for you all! I love the last panel! Prayers and best wishes for a safe and quick delivery. I hope the Toddler loves the Baby Sister. My son (Pedro) was 2 1/2 when baby sister Angela was born, and we were lucky not to have any jealousy issues. (They’re 10 and 7 1/2 now, and generally play together nicely, except when they don’t!) Babies are a wonderful blessing. Can’t wait to see update on babies andboys! Happy Easter or Passover, if you celebrate. Ciao! JoAnn
Wish you the best of luck with the new baby and her upcoming arrival! I will dearly miss seeing a new Breaking Cat News strip twice a week, which means I will be looking through the old strips even MORE than I do now (usually I go through them multiple times a day to get my fix). Who knows? I may have them memorized word for word haha! Anyway, I wish you and the entire family (felines included) the best these next couple of weeks and months! <3 <3 <3
Congratulations and best wishes to your whole family, even the one who’s not quite here yet! Enjoy your break, and my boys and I will look forward to more adventures this summer!
‘Memo to self – you may be a toddler’ – love it!
Wishing you all the very best for the arrival of your new baby!
Fine. leave us. Abandon us. Wait- why can’t the cats/furry toddlers just take over while you are off? LOL!!
Have a restful leave, congrats on new baby girl- whenever she gets here- and don’t worry about us. I’m sure there’s some other addiction out there that we can turn to while we wait… please don’t feel any guilt on our account! *grin*
Now THAT would be rather intriguing…I wonder if cat paws could hold a watercolor brush….
Lord knows they try, haha!! (Especially Lupin!)
I hope everything goes well for you Your due date falls between the birthdays of my two toddlers (April 2nd and April 13th) so hurray for April babies! Have a good rest and I’m looking forward to the return of BCN.
Ah poor delusional Elvis.
All best wishes on the new arrival. Congrats to the whole family.
I’m so excited for all of you. It won’t be long and you’ll have a new bundle of joy. Enjoy this special time in your life. Thanks for all the smiles you bring. See you and the New Team this summer.
May you have a safe and joyous birth! I used to be a Lamaze childbirth teacher and I coached many women in labor until husbands were allowed in the delivery room. This was in the 70’s. Another outstanding cartoon! I love Elvis nestled on the pile of stuffed animals.
Good luck with the arrival of your little one!!! Hurry back to us soon
We’ll miss you and the strip but please enjoy your much deserved rest for now and congratulations on your new daughter!
BTW Love Elvis amongst the Pillow Pets
It’s all too emotional, sob!, see you all in June xxxxx
I wish you success for with you, your family and your new baby! See you when you get back! And I am sure your cats will play with (make that sleep on) the toddler’s toys while you are gone! And of course thank you for entertaining us, now stay safe!
Oh dear Elvis. Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the living room. ..
Wishing you only the best, and I look forward to the kitties’ reaction to the new arrival.
Have a safe and easy delivery, Georgia! And rest assured that we’ll all be right here waiting for your return, and of course the return of BCN’s intrepid reporters!
Good luck with the new baby! How exciting (and tiring) for you all! No worries…we’ll still be here whenever you return! And we will miss you but gotta have a real life! Thanks for all the laughs! Hugs!
We will remain loyal, Georgia. Stay safe!
Hope the next few weeks and months go well for you. I’m remembering that new baby smell that takes over the home, I describe it as kind of like a combination of poop and baby powder!
…all the best, G.D.
Best of luck to you and your expanding family. We will miss our Monday and Thursday BCN too and will be waiting patiently for their return!
Love the chart!! that’s the best description of a toddler I’ve ever seen. And Elvis is such an expert at foreshadowing!
Georgia, I pray for a safe, easy, painless delivery, and that you enjoy this special time with your Baby, the Man, and the Toddler. BCN has extremely loyal & patient viewers. We’ll be here whenever you’re ready to return.
Best wishes. Georgia. Man. Toddler, Boys! (and New Sister!)
Best wishes for an easy delivery. We’ll all be right here when you return.
Best wishes! We look forward to meeting the new cast member!
Best wishes to you and the Man and the Toddler and the Boys. Have a happy, easy baby and we’ll see you when you are ready to be seen.
Best of luck!
All best wishes for a quick and easy delivery!
Best wishes and here’s to an uneventful delivery. Come back soon!
Good luck! Can’t wait till the stripes are back!
Best Wishes! Looking forward to further new strips, whenever they come!
once again a great strip. shared to my cat groups who love the comic as well. Never a bad word said about them.
Is the new baby a boy, a girl or a kitten? I’d be hoping for kittens.
Looking forward to the strips resuming after the little one arrives and lets you get some rest.
A girl!! We are super excited! And thank you, so much!
Here’s to a healthy and boring birth. (it’s what my wife always said that she wanted. She was happy to get healthy, but…)
Loved this one – look on face when note to self lol
You are incredible Ms. Dunn – truly get me giggling:)
Good luck Georgia, and hope you have an easy birth.
Pay no attention to the bangs, slammings and runnings, or the sudden yowls coming from upstairs. There’s nothing happening. Honest. They’re only kidding………..lol
See you in June!!!
The very best wishes
Best of luck with everything, and I’ll eagerly await your (and the Boys’) return!
What does Lupin have in his hand? It looks like a recorder, but that makes no sense.
Also, What are your children’s names?
I did mean it to be a tape recorder, like an old style recorder reporters used to carry! Our son’s name is Luke, and we have not yet named the little lady, but when she arrives we will announce her name too!
That was kinda my question, too. How does a tape recorder work for a deaf cat?
Hoping you have an easy and uneventful delivery of the kitties’ newest antagonist! Mainly so you can get back on your feet again as soon as possible, but also (I’ll admit this is a bit selfish of me) so you’ll be back drawing the boys in action again soon!
That may come up in a future strip And thank you so much!!
Georgia, you are a great storyteller. We are so lucky to be able to read your cat tales and maybe one day you will do stories for the children as well? Enjoy the next couple of months and I look forward to the news.
I would love that, that has always been a dream of mine! And thank you very much!
Best wishes! I’m enjoying catching up on GoComics and burning the candle at both ends. Thank you for sharing your stories and talent with us.
All good wishes to you and “The Man” in the new arrival. What a year it has been for you and all who have found your delightful comic! I have never respond to any on-line story or comic before, but you have certainly “touched the hearts” of many who find your work insightful, comical and endearing. As an old daily newspaper reporter and “news junkie” I see so many former “news people” in your wise little cats. How we all tried so hard to get the story right and prayed that “today’s exclusive” would not still be an “exclusive” tomorrow morning. Enough of that … have a healthy baby and return to what I suspect has become your passion BREAKING CAT NEWS! Congratualations and hugs.
Best wishes for a successful and safe “outcome”.
I got a big chuckle from panel 3. It reminded me of a license plate I saw recently “2CHAOS”. The driver said it reflected the state of his home with 2 young children.
Enjoy whatever rest you can.
All three of the boys get very good lines in this one, and I really enjoy the background activity in the last panel!
Happy Birthingday, Georgia! My best wishes for You and your -whole- Family!! Come back to us when -you- are ready!
Best wishes and enjoy your baby time!
When I got to the Venn diagram strip, my first thought was “my cats must also be toddlers” – and then Lupin confirmed. I come home to all kinds of new furniture and toy arrangements.
Spoke too soon, Elvis.
Good luck with the new family member!
Oh Boy! Elvis is in for a very rude awakening! Once again Georgia I wish you all the best for you and your family for welcoming a new baby!
Держитесь коты,скоро их будет двое!
I hope you have a smooth delivery! Early congratulations!
best wishes to you all, hope it all goes well! Congratulations to you and your family, we will wait patiently for the return of BCN. I’ve no idea how you manage to create such beautiful and delightful comics AND raise kids/cats at the same time, you’re some kind of super-lady.
Thank you, Rakie! That’s one of the best compliments I could receive!
Good luck and congratulations.
Safe and speedy delivery!
May your recovery be swift, and good health for all.
Wish you all the best. You have our family quoting BCN; especially the weather. “Crows !” Much love
Good luck, good health, take care!
I’m sure you have a birthing plan but may I recommend the airing cupboard? It’s warmer than the shed and less busy than the shoe rack.
Whatever you decide, you have our purrs for an easy delivery, a serene cherub and a swift return here X
Wishing you all the best Georgia! Hope you have a new Easter chick! Blessings to all!
Toddler: that was fast
New baby: THAT WAS FAST!!
:::: waving :::: Have fun stormin’ the castle!!!! And thanks for the giggles, laughs, and downright cat-scaring howls of laughter! Come back soon!
Oh, Georgia, I’m so excited for you and your family! I will miss your current comics but you know the old saying, absence makes the heart grow fonder. I doubt I could be any fonder of your BCN! I will watch for updates and will keep you and your family in my heart and prayers! Best of wishes to the new little one.
I introduced this strip to one of my coworkers a while ago and only let her read one at a time to make sure she did not just burn through them all too quickly. When I told her that this was the last strip for a while her face fell and she said, “Well what am I going to do now?” She was dead serious.
I just remembered there would be no BCN tomorrow and was so bummed! But all the best to you & your family and I look forward to your return! Honestly I have no idea how you managed to keep producing such great art at 8+ months pregnant. I mean, like, logistically. I must have paper and pencils/brushes at a very precise angle and distance from my face or it makes me crazy. Then again, I am not .000001 the artist you are….
Thank you, Ace!! I will admit, it’s been a wee bit of a strain on the back, as I have tilted very far to one side to draw over my belly!
Just catching up on old episodes on go comics where mysteriously the woman is slowing down. Am I in a parallel universe? Will Thursdays ever be the same again?
Lupin reminds me of Twin Peaks, “Diane…”
Ma’am? Ma’am? I just wanted you to know how pleased I am with my “CN News” sticky note pad that the Easter Bunny brought me this morning.
Happy Resurrection Day, everybody!
Yay!! I’m so glad you like it! That’s been one of my favorite things to design for the Zazzle store!
I use my CN coffee mug all the time. It’s one of my favorites!
Hello!! I just wanted to let everyone know that baby Gwen has joined us! She was born Friday night, 7 lbs 1 oz. We named her Guinevere Pamela, Gwen for short and Pamela for the Man’s late mother. Labor was so, so easy, I credit all the well wishes we received! They definitely came through, THANK YOU!!! The Toddler is a little uncertain just who this little bundle is, but he is beginning to warm up to her. The boys have been much quicker to accept a new baby this time around! Elvis has picked up his “guard duties” early. Puck is content to sit nearby and sleep in the bouncer every night. And Lupin has to be hauled out of her basinet regularly. They don’t love that our bedroom door is shut at night again, but they’re being really good about it (translation: not trying to knock it down like they did with the Toddler–which I may use as a strip when we return!)
Thank you again everyone for your love, support, and all the wishes for the easy labor we had! I plan to write a lot more on the blog sometime in the next few weeks. In the meantime, there are a few pictures on Georgia Dunn Studio’s Facebook page! I will continue to keep everyone posted as to when the comic will return and try to snap some pictures of the boys and their ongoing reactions to Baby Gwen!
She’s a beauty x Congratulations (and hopefully some sleep) to you all xx
So glad the labor was easy! I saw baby Gwen on Facebook — she’s adorable! Thanks for the updates; glad Elvis is in protector mode and Puck and Lupin are sharing ‘their’ furniture with the baby! You’ve created a huge extended family with Breaking Cat News! We love hearing from you!
Huge congratulations! I had caught the posts on your Twitter feed from 03/04 April. Beautiful pic.
I’ve been laughing all week that the first comic in rotation at GoComics was “The People Are Awake In The Middle Of The Night …” went up Monday.
Couldn’t have been more appropriate. Very happy to hear that all went well and relatively as easy as could be expected. Hope you’re able to relax and settle into a Happy Place quickly and keep your stress levels low.
We’re expecting Great Things from all of you now, so don’t go letting anyone slack off or anything.
Thanks for BCN, and thanks for keeping us updated. Looking forward to whenever you can return. Do it in your own best time. Happily waiting. Fortunately, GoComics is simulating whatever fix I feel the need for.
Congratulations! She’s such a beautiful baby! 2 girls vs. 4 boys in your house now:)
Congratulations and welcome baby Gwen!
Wonderful! Mazel tov!
Congrats to your whole family, Georgia!
Congrats on the new addition!
Congratulations!! I love Breaking Cat News! I am especially honored that the new baby’s middle name is Pamela. Nice of you to name her after me. Hee Hee.
Thank you for the update! I look forward to more pics.
Little Gwen is beautiful!! You are sooo blessed. Enjoy your maternity leave; take as much time off as you need– like cats, we’ll be ever so patient for your return
Welcome to the world, Guinevere Pamela!
She is truly beautiful, and you can ask my bf, I rarely say that of newborns! Also I am so envious of her name, as my own real name is quite bleh and unromantic. Not surprising, giving your fantastical art, that your kids would have names both glowy and lovely.
You may think of your name as bleh and unromantic, but I have a hunch your boyfriend may disagree. You’ve heard that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and the same goes for your name. When a man hears the name of the woman he loves, it is pure music to his ears.
That is very kind, AwgieDawgie.
Congratulations, Georgia, and welcome to the world, Gwen. You’ll like it here.
Congratulations on the new arrival. Welcome to the world, Gwen! Looking forward to seeing many more pictures of her and the cats and everyone and, of course, seeing her appear in BCN. Rest well.
Congratulations! I just discovered your comic yesterday, and finished up the back issues. I personally am one of those spinster cat ladies that everyone claims they know, and have *mumble mumble* rescued cats who are currently rescuing me, so it all works out, except for the gooshy food issue. But enjoy your break, I will wait.
Hello, SometimesKate! I find your id amusing, because I have an unmarried friend named Kate with a bunch of rescue(r) cats here in NC. I call her “KittyKate”!
Still missing our Monday and Thursday pick me ups but oh so happy for you and your family!! Yay!!! It’s a baby! (no kittens…bummer!) Congrats again and look forward to your return when you (and everyone in your family) are ready! Hugs!!
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