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Spoiler(?) warning: The ending of The Witch is discussed in a roundabout sort of way.

#1102: A Thing Is Still a Thing No Matter What You Place in Front of It

February 26, 2016

Notes from the Manager

Related Strips: #1101: Back to Basics

The title of this strip is a line from The English Patient that I feel like I've quoted here (in Multiplex) before in some capacity or another, because I love the line. It’s just about the only thing I remember from the movie, roughly fifteen years after having seen it. It’s a kind of throwaway moment in the film, where Katharine Clifton (Kristin Scott Thomas) comments that she’s always “wanted to meet the man who could write a long paper with so few adjectives.”

Almásy (Ralph Fiennes) replies: “Well, a thing is still a thing no matter what you place in front of it: big car, slow car, chauffeur-driven car…”

A third character interjects: “Broken car.”

Almásy shrugs: “Still a car.”

So the point — that is to say, the way it ties into this strip — is that a “boring” (in Kurt’s opinion) horror movie is still a horror movie.


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Mae Volume One is now available… and I have a comic in it!

Friday, February 17, 2017

Heads up, completists. I have a three page story in the new Mae Volume One TPB from Dark Horse Comics. This is the same one I co-wrote (with Mae creator Gene Ha) and as a thank-you for backers of its original Kickstarter edition — and Dark Horse’s editors decided to include the story in the back matter of this new collection, along with a bunch of other short stories by other great creators.

BUT… I have a story in a Dark Horse-published book! That’s cool!

If you’re not familiar with Mae, it’s an all-ages adventure comic by Gene Ha (Top Ten and a billion other comics). Here’s the official Dark Horse synopsis:

When she was just a girl, Abbie discovered a portal to a fantasy world and has since had great adventures there: defeating horrible monsters, power-mad scientists, and evil nobles. But when she turned twenty-one it all came apart and she decided to return home. Her sister, Mae, had no idea what happened to Abbie all this time, and Abbie’s tales are too hard to believe—that is, until the monsters and other terrible creatures start to cross over to our world . . . Collects issues #1–#6.

I highly recommend it. It is a lot of fun. You can learn more about Mae Volume One on Amazon.

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