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I am a Kinko's ZOMBIE. [Jun. 6th, 2006|10:28 pm]
Lucy
Today I spent TWO HOURS in the copy shop around the corner (a supposed convenience), pounding my head against the copier's button pad.
But I am all printed now! My mini-comic for MOCCA is complete, including a cover on lilac paper. Very exciting and scary, to be taking my own work to sell. I don't have the safety buffer of hiding behind Hope and her amazing work to cushion my half of the project. Well, I still intend to do that, anyway... somehow.

Here's the cover. It's about my addiction to nature programs concerning the Humboltd Squid. I could have left that a secret, but nah. Want one? I have lots!

Is three dollars too much to ask for a mini-comic? I'm vacillating between two and three. It's 25 pages long, but very petite. I feel like three is too much, but I could really use the money, what with (still) being unemployed and all...

So yesterday, after another doctor's appointment (I have lots of these), I bought myself a comfort present, and it was FUN HOME, the new "tragicomic" by Alison Bechdel. Oh man, it is so beautiful, and so sad, and so deliciously thick, and so impenetrably intellectual. It was lovely. Love her.
I realize that she lives very near the place where I'm considering grad school, at the Center for Cartoon Studies (I'm also applying to SVA). SVA had been winning out (what with the NYC location), but the lure of soaking up the proximity rays of James Kochalka AND Alison Bechdel is starting to make Vermont seem not so isolated.


I've been looking at lots of pictures of cats lately (what else is new) and pining away for feline companionship. Very sad not to have any living things to take care of anymore (other than my beloved plants, I mean, who don't like to cuddle). I miss Elyot, though I'm still relieved his suffering is over. I still miss Watcher every day. Hope is going through a very sad process with her cat right now, but I wish I'd been able to have the time to care for my cat, and worry over his health. As it was, he was killed so quickly, and died without me by his side. I worry about Hope's cat, Dragon, and send good-thoughts that way.

Oh grumble. Nelly has left for a visit home, and I'm all alone in the house pining over my dead cat, my friend's sick cat, my recently deceased goldfish... I think I will eat some ice cream and go to bed.
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[User Picture]From: lucylou
2006-06-07 06:15 pm (UTC)
So glad your cat is feeling better and has vanquished the evil kitty illness. Very heartening. I am kittiless, so I worry about other people's kitties now.
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[User Picture]From: lucylou
2006-06-07 06:14 pm (UTC)
Wheee!!!
Thank you Hope! I'll see you sooooooo sooooooon!
Hooray!
By the way, if you're interested and we can find the time, there are a couple of really amazing book/comic shops in NY I should take you to, in order to point at your book and go, "I CALLED THEM AND THEY ORDERED IT! LOOOOK!"
One of them is in the gallery district.
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[User Picture]From: lucylou
2006-06-07 06:11 pm (UTC)
Thanks Brian! Very reassuring. See you soon!
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[User Picture]From: alexkrycek42
2006-06-07 12:57 pm (UTC)
I'd very much love to buy one! But Im in MD. Are you willing to ship? :(
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[User Picture]From: lucylou
2006-06-07 06:16 pm (UTC)
certainly! But it'll have to wait until I'm back, if that's ok. Then we can figure it out. Eventually I'll get my act together and set up my website's store.
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[User Picture]From: gravitys_enemy
2006-06-07 10:49 pm (UTC)
yes because I would buy too chica! ;-)
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[User Picture]From: nells_monster
2006-06-07 04:08 pm (UTC)
I miss you too. Kitties. Kitties will save us.
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[User Picture]From: lucylou
2006-06-07 06:17 pm (UTC)
KITTIES.
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[User Picture]From: listengood
2006-06-08 08:28 pm (UTC)

OH MY GOD.

I just died.

-S!

PS: Charge five for your comic. Your stuff is so completely worth every penny, m'dear.

BABY: 1
KITTY: 0
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[User Picture]From: blindmole
2006-06-07 06:05 pm (UTC)
AWESOME! i didnt know you were the one doing the split with hope THAT IS SO COOL! will you be there at mocca?
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[User Picture]From: lucylou
2006-06-07 06:11 pm (UTC)
I'm not, this year. I did one with her last year (it's on her website), but this year she encouraged me to make one of my own, so that's the one I'll be bringing, and yes, I'll be there! Will you?
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[User Picture]From: blindmole
2006-06-07 06:32 pm (UTC)
YEA!!! me and the borthers mcandrew are coming! I HOPE TO MEET YOU THERE!
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[User Picture]From: ameinias
2006-06-07 06:43 pm (UTC)
anyway to get thisminicomic, if,say, one is stranded all unemployed-likein Toronto and can't make it to MoCCa? I need a super-secret agent in New York to send to places and get stuff for me, or at least let me sleep on their floor so I can go there myself for cheap.
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From: deadbusdepot
2006-06-07 07:08 pm (UTC)
Liz from Quimby's actually said that the three dollar comics/zines sell out more than the one dollar ones. What's your address, I will send you $$$.
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From: psychocid
2006-06-08 08:45 am (UTC)
Do you ship to California? ;)
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[User Picture]From: lord_wednesday
2006-06-08 09:30 pm (UTC)

oh man oh man

I want one! I'll pay you for shipping (I live in Ann Arbor, Michigan).
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