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:
Hey guys! We're going to do some more of Yuko's Japanese travelogues this week! These are from the trip she took in April.
We're going to be presenting the awards in the graphic novel category for the Random House Creative Writing Competition tonight! We're a little nervous but it ought to be fun. I love the idea of creative writing scholarships.