ALRIGHT so this comic is patently untrue and I am not some jerk who lounges in the AC while Yuko bakes!! But it was funnier to frame it that way so we did. We tend to keep the AC on for part of the day so the cats don't melt (also so we don't melt). Anyway I hope you enjoyed this FICTION. I'M NOT A JERK!! You believe me right??
Hey guys, we're back from CTcon! Despite any, uh, difficult weather.
I mentioned it briefly last week, but the new Benign Kingdom Kickstarter for the Fall 2012 collection is up right now! Four brand new artists, as well as options to get the previous Spring 2012 books are included. The new lineup is:
Don't freak out ... this comic is in COLOR!! We make exceptions for color if they add something to the strip. Yuko has a weird summer tanning process wherein her hair color is constantly coming closer and closer to her skin tone. SOON.
We're at Connecticon this weekend! We'll have V1 & V2, the Benign Kingdom art book, prints and patches!
(figures are at a 1:1 scale)
Oh nooo! Hang in there Yuko! I'm ordering you robot hands from Amazon.com and I've got prime so they'll be here in 2 days. Kidding aside, carpal sucks and Yuko is getting plenty of rest and doing all the doctor-prescribed hand exercises. This strip reminds me of another one that I really like.
Connecticon is this weekend! We're going! It's Friday through Sunday in Hartford, CT. We'll have books and prints and maybe some other stuff? See you there!
Tomorrow's the fourth of July! Grilling, fireworks, hopefully not in very close proximity. We got Cricket last fourth of July, actually! So tomorrow's her birthday (as far as we're concerned) and the whole country is unknowingly celebrating it. Cool.
She hasn't gotten much bigger! As you can see,
Dang! And she's touchin' his butt too, how innappropriate. YOU'RE BUSTED CAT!!
Enjoy your holiday! We'll be back Thursday.
We usually steer clear of pop culture references but we've really been enjoying the new Avatar stuff ... a lead lady protagonist with serious guns and no damsel syndrome is pretty rare! Yuko did some other sketches of the cast (she draws a mean Tenzin).
The last of the travelogue comics for a little bit! We'll be going back to regular strips next week.
Before I talk about the strip, I want to mention - Topatoco has a new photo submission system! And you can get $10 off codes for submitting! Here's the Photo Hut, and here are the submission rules - check 'em out!
Dejima is really interesting! The idea of a buffer city for foreigners seems like an idea you would find in fiction, but it is very real. It also didn't work! Clearly. Today Dejima has been swallowed up by Nagasaki, and Nagasaki itself has very European architecture in certain places. Here's pictures from Yuko's trip: