A few weeks ago someone unsubscribed to our email delivery. Their reason? Our stereotypic portrayal of nuns. Now I only draw and co-write the strip, but in our six and a half years I think we've featured exactly one nun, a character from The Gargoyle who was certainly not stereotypic. But we decided that such a message deserved a strip which justified her peevishness, so we made today's.
After seeing the cover of The Risen Empire at a local bookstore, I remembered a quote about how well Scott Westerfeld wrote space battles. And I've enjoyed everything of his I've read. And here was one of his space operas, staring me in the face.
I checked it out at the library, failed to ignore it atop the (growing) pile of other books in my room, and finally gave in. Then I had to read the sequel (The Killing of Worlds). Goodbye free time.
The books were INCREDIBLE, but now I'm BEHIND on everything else and staying up late to catch up: writing, green tea, writing, wine, writing, online shopping spree for French comics after talking to FirstSecond's Mark Siegel today...something like that.
Jan. 19, 2018 Downer's Grove, IL
Downer's Grove Public Library Staff Day (private event) (Gene)
Feb. 9 - 12, 2018 Denver, CO
ALA Midwinter (Library COMIC booth 714) (Gene)
Apr 2 - 6, 2018 Dallas, TX
TXLA 2018 (Library COMIC booth 2632) (Gene)
June 22 - 25, 2018 New Orleans, LA
ALA Annual (Library COMIC booth) (Gene)
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