Hey guys! Welcome to the new week. As I mentioned last time, Matt and I will be heading out of town early Wednesday morning for Pittsburgh and Anthrocon. I'll admit, I'm a little nervous about AC. Some people's behaviors last year left me a bit uncomfortable, so I'm skittish about heading back into the furry den. Still, seeing old friends and making new ones is well worth the few moments of uneasiness.
You know how it is, someone always has to come along and give you shit if you don't have sex in your comic. Happens every year. Which is rather ironic, considering one of the guests this year is Mr. Andy Runton, the creator of Owly, one of the most adorable comics out there at the moment. I haven't read much of Owly, yet I want an Owly plush. He's just so cute, he makes me smile just looking at him.
So yes, back to the con. We should be arriving sometime late Wednesday and knowing Matt and myself, we'll probably be spending Thursday setting up, settling in, and checking out the Toonseum. If you don't see us wandering around Thursday, you can catch us all weekend during Dealers Den hours at table E18. We'll have copies of the Volume I trade, as well as Issues 8-12. We'll also be announcing an event coming up. (Don't worry if you can't make it to AC, we'll announce the event here as well once the con is over. It's all good.)
The week after we get back starts a big event for SpiderForest as well as Matt and myself heading up to Maine to see the puffins. Why? Because puffins rock, that's why! Then there's more comic work to crank out, then my folks come down for a few weeks, then we're upping the update schedule... it's a busy month ahead. It should be exciting!
For now, here's the last SpiderForest Comic of the Week for this round, 'What it Takes' by KEZ.
Be sure to check out the SpiderForest Comic of the Week! This week's comic... 'What it Takes' by KEZ.
It's been six years since the world changed into the post-apocalyptic, chaotic nightmare Colbey is now all too familiar with. But, she won't let that slow her down. She's on a mission... a mission to find a man named Peter Wolfe and a haven of hope and civilization known only as 'A City in a Place'. Armed with knowledge and experience in martial arts, not to mention a machete, Colbey's willing and able to take care of herself. Now, if only people would quit trying to hang her!
I love this comic. The art, the pacing, the plot... great stuff here! What I especially love is Colbey herself. Not only can she kick butt, but she looks like she can - and will - take you on. What I mean is, here we have a woman who's not your typical comic book gun-bunny - hourglass figure, perfectly coiffed hair, revealing attire, you get the idea. Colbey's dressed appropriately for rough terrain, she keeps her weapons on her, she's got an athletic build, and her hair's always a little mussed. She looks like she's been doing exactly what she has been doing, trudging through a world turned into lawless chaos, not standing in front of a mirror primping her hair. Don't get me wrong, I like the comic book gun-bunny. I also think we need more women like Colbey running around in comics.
That's all for now. Enjoy and take care! We'll see you all next week!
"The tragedy is when you've got sex in the head instead of down where it belongs."
-- D.H. Lawrence