Here’s one. The rest are on my Tumblr!
First of all, yay! Mid-Ohio Con is this coming weekend. Saturday and Sunday, I believe? October 22-23rd! That is good news! The bad news is Book 4 won’t be in the States quite yet. The big pile o’ books isn’t expected to reach Columbus until the first week of November… if customs doesn’t flag it for being terrorism, that is. We’ll see. But I will have Roomies! book 1 and Shortpacked! books 2 and 3, as always. I will have an extremely limited number of Dina hats. And finally more Dinobot “Honor” posters came in, so phew.
The bummer part is I have a big pile of deaths to announce! Two hamsters within the past week (mommy ham and “Pirate” ham), and on Friday my grandfather passed away after suffering from Alzheimer’s for a very long while. His body finally caught up with his mind. You’d think, since he hasn’t recognized me in about over a year, that this would be easier to handle, but it still stings surprisingly. So this Wednesday and Thursday I’ll be off in Indiana for the visitation and funeral.
We have one remaining hamster from our current batch. She used to be the most skittish and wild one, but once mommy disappeared from her cage she just sits there, depressed. We can even pet her now, which was a near impossibility before. She just takes it, like she’s given up. This is definitely not helping my mood.
This is my earliest art of Dorothy. I think I designed her as I drew her the first time for her first appearance. Not something you should be doing, but it happens sometimes.
This is a panel from Joyce & Walky!‘s subscription strips, so it’s not something I can link you, sadly. The panel depicts Walky and Dorothy in high school together. (This, of course, never happened in Dumbing of Age.)
So you know it’s gonna be pretty wild. Go check it out.
The great thing about Randy is that he always makes sure to first get permission from other artists to do these things. Me? I’m usually in the “better to ask forgiveness” camp, and like to surprise other creators with my theft of their intellectual property. He’s an angel. A gentleman. And yet, his webcomic’s way meaner than mine.
I’ll be seeing Randy and several of my other most favorite webcomic people December 10 and 11 in Austin, Texas, for Webcomic Rampage. If you’re in that quadrant of Texas, you totally need to come. Hopefully I won’t get stuck with half a blender this time.
We should gather and remember our favorite moments from Dumbing of Age past. Remember Sunday? And Monday? How about Tuesday? And can you believe Wednesday? Wow. And let’s not even get into Thursday. And, jeez, Friday is still going?
What a roller coaster ride. Those were some good times.
May we all live to see Saturday.