What you can't tell because Yuko draws everything mega cute is that that pigeon is so, so groady. New York pigeons, you groady!! It's a good thing we keep our windows closed, since we're on the 5th floor. Rook would probably knock the screens out. Anyway, Yuko wanted to do a study of Rook's pounce - it's begging to be made into an animated gif, is all I'm saying. Maybe I'll do that right now ... /hooky Okay okay tonight.
I haven't had a chance to update the sidebar, but BEACH prints are available in the store, along with brand new Basilisk keychains!
You'll recall our bookshelf collapsing - these days our room is a shantytown of books. It was charming in its own way at first, but if I trip over one more pile of books I may build a bookshelf out of them.
Surprise! Puppy keychains! These were one of our biggest requests over the past couple of months, so I hope you're happy. Here it is:
Hey guys! Just wanted to give you a heads up, comic will be up Friday. Unforeseen circumstances and all that. See you tomorrow!
(Oh, there's a surprise going up in the store tomorrow too!)
You'll also recall the Quesodillo. The Koalacanth is a prehistoric holdout, adapted to the deepest, darkest parts of the ocean so that it can hide its freakish visage. You really only want to hug the top half. Oh, and the new face is Lindsay, one of Conrad's new roommates! (There's a roommate shuffle going on - we'll do a follow-up comic at some point to clarify.)
This is one of the things we've been hauling ass on this week - the cover to JW Volume 1! Here are the inks - they still have to be toned/colored and then I'll be dropping some design on it Saturday or Sunday.
The BEACH set is up in the store! Each set comes with 2 8.5 x 11" prints, our largest yet! This is a limited run, pictured below:
And I don't get it!! I am just not the dancin' type, I guess. But John ... John gets it, he's all in his angry groove. He will dance you to death.
We'll have new prints up in the store at the end of the week - they are the two beach comics we had up earlier, the Cecilia and Delilah pieces. They're 8.5 x 11" glossy, on a heavy stock, and will be sold in a set! So that is pretty cool.
We were thawing a pork loin for the pulled-pork Yuko was going to make the next day, but Rook got up onto the counter and managed to drag it across the kitchen floor while we slept. He tried to hide it behind the stove, but he left a very literal trail, and we caught him quite literally red-pawed.
(To preempt any concerns - we contacted a vet just in case.)
I like how this one turned out - thumbs up, Yuko!
Driver's Tan is a road trip poem - nay, a road trip lament. This one goes out to all those people with one tan arm, hopelessly asymmetric till the end of summer. Yuko came up with this poem years ago, and it's been on the list ever since I first heard it. We wanted to share now that it's seasonally appropriate.
By the way,
That was really terrible and I think that's why we decided to inflict it on you guys.
Aw man, that damn E. The one train we don't use to get anywhere in this town and it's the only one that ever shows up. Go figure. Catching trains is something I thought I'd find endlessly irritating, but I think maybe the DC subway prepared me. The waits (for the most part) aren't terribly until you get into late night schedules. At that point you may as well just carry a lawn chair.
There were a few mishaps when we arrived in Hartford, but after our initial hazing everything went pretty smoothly. This past weekend we met a lot of folks, including Ryan Sohmer and Lar Desouza of Least I Could Do / Blind Ferret fame. They and their crew are very welcoming (and treated us to dinner!) - looking forward to crossing paths with them again in Montreal! I gotta say, I was impressed with how efficient they are. Ryan was very forthcoming with tips and info, and I really appreciated that!