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SPX in Bethesda, MD!

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 15:42 by Ananth in response to uncharted

I played Uncharted 1 & 2 recently and there is an awful lot of jumping! Actually, there are a lot of video games with an awful lot of jumping, but Un2 tested reality just enough that I began to wonder if I couldn't perhaps make a few jumps myself. 

SPX is this weekend! We'll be there with books, prints, catmera charms and whatever else we can bring along! Here's a floor map for your convenience (look for the balloons at D8!):

Waaait a minute

Tue, 09/06/2011 - 16:30 by Ananth in response to lock your doors

John moonlights as a master jewel thief. 

Really short post this time - comprehensive post with our SPX table location and all that on Thursday! I'm doing a whole bunch of shipping today so it's all squared away before SPX ... so I'm keeping it short!

See you on Thursday! And hopefully this weekend!

Lela!

Thu, 09/01/2011 - 16:01 by Ananth in response to watch your language

Kids are wacky! And Lela works with them at the daycare, so we always get stories at the end of the day. Lela's been in a quite a few of the past comics, so we figured it was about time to do one of these with her (Cricket will get one too, eventually, for those who asked). Lela is our most recent roommate and also, among many things, a book maker! And her books are really nice, with nice thick paper and heavy board or leather covers and handdone bindings. She'll be selling them at her table with Evan at SPX, so check 'em out. 

Kickstart

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 15:46 by Ananth in response to saxocat

I don't even know. 

If this Kickstarter for a Pirate-themed game gets fully funded, Yuko will be providing art for one of the cards! And there's a Yuko Ota pledge package that includes some original art from her. Take a look. 

What

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 16:10 by Ananth in response to taking it off

I started telling this story to Yuko and she finished it. Her version was way cooler. Some is fact, some is fiction, and I'll let you work out what's what. 

Cats & Robots

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 15:30 by Ananth in response to naming the kitten

Cricket is the most appropriate name, but I think Space Race is still my favorite. Detective Goku Mustang is a close second. In order of appearance: Yuko, Lela, me, Evan, KC Green, Rich, L and Yuko. 

Bouldering!

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 18:07 by Ananth in response to save yourself

We started climbing a few months ago with our friend L! We go to a gym that mostly specializes in indoor bouldering (although they have some belaying walls). The way it works is that there are molded plastic holds affixed to the wall, and the holds are all marked with different colors - each color represents a route, and each route is marked with a difficulty level. Anyway, there's been a kid's camp there for a couple of weeks, which is adorable - but they don't give a damn about safety!

5-minute shadow

Tue, 08/16/2011 - 16:37 by Ananth in response to every o'clock shadow

I'm happy to say I've met similarly afflicted people, because there was a long period during which no one else understood my frustration. I've been given a lot of advice about using a straight or safety razor and special lather brushes, which I should probably try out, but the bottom line is that I end up with stubble (or a temporary beard) mostly because I can't be bothered to shave more often. It's just ... so boring. 

A cat video

Thu, 08/11/2011 - 16:49 by Ananth in response to the surest path to friendship

All in all it took them about a week to warm up to each other. Here's a video Yuko made of Rook ... tolerating the kitten. 

Yuko has finally crossed over from cat-video watcher ... to cat-video maker. No more comics, just cat videos. Sorry guys. How the heck am I going to print cat videos in a book? I'm ruined.

Kitten car wash

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 15:45 by Ananth in response to kitten quarantine

More kitten comics! We kept her in quarantine until we could get her to the vet for tests and shots, and this was the scene that greeted us every morning. She's a little hyperactive! Except for right now, she's curled up on the end of the couch. Quiet cat is my favorite cat. 

The most consistent question in last time's comments was about her name. She does have one, but I think it'll be more fun to tell you guys via a strip. Sorry to be a tease!

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