I’m headed back to Seattle, land of my youth. And my early adulthood. And my early middle adulthood. Look for me at Emerald City comic con this weekend! Booth 512. The Collapsar booth. (Collapsar is a loose group of people I’ve been splitting an ECCC booth with for several years.) Read more →
Three weeks. Like 16 elementary schools and some bookstores too, from south of LA all the way up to Portland. And I met a LOT of incredible kids, and adults too. I’m still processing it all…thanks, everybody. Read more →
Origins of some names in the strip, some well known and some not: 1. Phoebe is named for Phoebe Caulfield, the protagonist’s younger sister in J.D. Salinger’s “The Catcher in the Rye.” 2. Phoebe’s last name, Howell, is in honor of Jimmy Howell, the kid across the street who was my best friend in preschool. […]
I love Olympia Washington (a town a character on “Bojack Horseman” recently described as “B-plus”; he is wrong). It’s where I attended college (I’m a graduate of The Evergreen State College, a school that seems to produce a lot of cartoonists), and thus where I lived for several years in my late teens and twenties. […]
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Note: Numerous small white-out corrections in the first and second panels.