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Salvaged Parts [Sep. 13th, 2010|10:17 am]

I finished the big old comic about my breakup and the surrounding incidents. It's about objects and heartbreak and art, and I made it because I had to make it. One of those.

Here's the first page as a preview to whet your appetite:

I'm selling the whole 25-page comic as a digital PDF for your downloading convenience. I've never sold my work through digital download, so this is new and exciting! It's only $2, but if you read it and like it, you could always keep in mind this poor artist and all the nice comics she puts online for free and donate a few more bucks. That would be super nice.

Shop with Paypal

Thank you!

(also, if you wanna:)


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[User Picture]From: elio
2010-09-13 03:24 pm (UTC)
Nice having lunch with ya on Friday. EGG CREAM WHAT WHAT!
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[User Picture]From: lucylou
2010-09-13 03:28 pm (UTC)
Right back at you! Egg cream in the hizzouse! Also doughnuts. We cartoonists is sum seerius healthfreeks.
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[User Picture]From: nekomata
2010-09-13 04:02 pm (UTC)
Ooh, neat!
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[User Picture]From: nekomata
2010-09-13 04:21 pm (UTC)
This was very touching and powerful. Thank you for sharing.
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[User Picture]From: nei_tan
2010-09-13 04:03 pm (UTC)
Bought, read, LOVED. Really fantastic work, Lucy, thanks for sharing it with your free-loading readers. :)

I wanted to donate more to you, because I loved this SO. MUCH. But when I click on the download link, it directs to a page that says "Fatal Error". A little help, please? I wants to give you more money!

Seriously, beautiful work. Thank you for it. :)
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From: thisse
2010-09-13 04:04 pm (UTC)
It's very touching. Thanks for sharing this, Lucy. Reminds me of some of the things that have been going on in my mind recently.
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[User Picture]From: missushow
2010-09-13 04:07 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad to be reading your comics again. Very beautiful. I love how you use objects as metaphors. I'm so sorry about what's happened between you and Jon, but I'm glad it hasn't made you bitter or angry. It's always good to grow from these experiences, rather than regress. <3<3 lots of love!
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[User Picture]From: chibitachikoma
2010-09-13 04:10 pm (UTC)
I just ordered my pandigital novel (cheap version of the ipad) and you will be the first bought ebook for it. This is huge because I scour the net looking for free ebooks, but for you, I'd pay more than $2 for one of yours.
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[User Picture]From: kiriska
2010-09-13 04:12 pm (UTC)
Bought it and read it. Beautiful and raw. Thank you for sharing.
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[User Picture]From: danwarning
2010-09-13 04:18 pm (UTC)
Bought. Well done!

However, you misspelled my home state of Connecticut!
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[User Picture]From: flapperjane21
2010-09-13 04:40 pm (UTC)
By the end I was in tears.

Thanks for making this.
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From: (Anonymous)
2010-09-13 04:40 pm (UTC)

something broke

hello! I just tried to buy the comic, and payment worked, but I didn't get the download ... it broke, or something? what did I do wrong? // kristin (kristin.ladstrom@gmail.com)
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[User Picture]From: fengi
2010-09-13 10:03 pm (UTC)

Re: something broke

Check your spam folder - Yahoo seems to send legit download information directly to spam if the sender isn't in your address book.
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From: (Anonymous)
2010-09-13 04:42 pm (UTC)

Just wonderful

Just d/l and read it. It's just wonderful. I don't know why I tend to like melancholy autobio/slice of life comics so much. Perhaps an 'often teary sentimentality' like that you shared with your grandfather? I'm happy to see you're doing well and it makes me think that even when I'm feeling totally lost and unsure that I'll muddle through it somehow too. Thanks for sharing :)
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[User Picture]From: palisade14
2010-09-13 04:45 pm (UTC)

Sorry and Thanks

I revel in your uncanny ability to find the story in your own life. Finding that plot is tougher to accomplish than it seems. Thank you for having the courage to share even this sad chapter with us.

I've been having a thought over the past years I've read your blog that only just resolved today: I have four daughters; I'd be proud to have any of them grow up to be like you.
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[User Picture]From: ascentintochaos
2010-09-13 04:47 pm (UTC)
I am so downloading this. But not while I'm at work!
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[User Picture]From: ascentintochaos
2010-09-14 01:48 am (UTC)
Paid and got it in my inbox - thank you for sharing this with us!! Part 3 was my favourite. :)
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[User Picture]From: fuzzyedges
2010-09-13 04:57 pm (UTC)
Did anyone else have trouble opening the file? I keep getting an error message and have tried every tip I can find online and nothing works!
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[User Picture]From: bsting
2010-09-13 04:59 pm (UTC)
Paid, downloaded, reading it and loving it.
So much faster than ordering a book, but still ... it's nice to hold some paper every now and then.

I hope all is well. <3 (Haven't gotten to the end yet)
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[User Picture]From: commonname
2010-09-13 05:10 pm (UTC)
Just bought it! About to read...

Also, I wanted to donate but for some reason the link won't work!

Thank you for creating such amazing and meaningful work.
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[User Picture]From: trouble4hire
2010-09-13 05:27 pm (UTC)
totally worth it.
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[User Picture]From: joelcarroll
2010-09-13 05:44 pm (UTC)
I will support you in every endeavor!
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[User Picture]From: _ming
2010-09-13 05:51 pm (UTC)
Hey Lucy, I sent in my payment but was never directed to a download page. Any idea what I probably, in my technologically stunted ignorance, got wrong?
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[User Picture]From: _ming
2010-09-13 05:53 pm (UTC)


Blurgh am an idiot, thank you very much and apologies.
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[User Picture]From: inconnus
2010-09-13 06:12 pm (UTC)
Woo, that was the first time I've used my PayPal though I've had it for years!

Great comic as usual!
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From: bancliff
2010-09-13 06:20 pm (UTC)
That was an amazing piece. (It made me all misty-eyed!)

Thank you so much for taking the time and energy to create this piece to share your experience with us.
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[User Picture]From: red_thorn
2010-09-13 06:22 pm (UTC)
Thanks for creating that and sharing it.
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From: ex_whaler
2010-09-13 06:32 pm (UTC)
This was excellent. I just went through a breakup this summer and so many of the feelings are the same and reading this helped me a little. I am really glad you did this and are doing better <3
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[User Picture]From: falseaidoru
2010-09-13 07:04 pm (UTC)
I'm commenting on this in hopes of reminding myself to purchase this. Because I'm broke and at the library, but this is what financial aid refund checks are for! Right? Yeah. And also to express my enjoyment of your art and my willingness to purchase things... When I do have money. Also break ups sucks. Hard. I mentioned that before, but they still do.

... And then I almost forget to log in.
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[User Picture]From: falseaidoru
2010-09-13 10:48 pm (UTC)
I did remember. This was really lovely. I updated my adobe and all sorts of crazy things, but then I found the link in the email and it all worked out just fine. You make me want to start drawing again.
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[User Picture]From: poisonedwriter
2010-09-13 07:09 pm (UTC)
You are a beautiful writer and person. I just went through a bad but inevitable break up too, and reading about salvaging your life and receiving such a special treasure from your grandfather put me in tears.

Thank you.
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