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#571: Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

March 17, 2011

Notes from the Manager

Related Strips: #517: Too Young; #527: Got My Eye on You; #530: Outie 5000; #533: Away with Words; #560: Happy Valentine’s Day; #567: Do the Right Thing, Part Two

Sorry I'm late! Life got in the way a bit this week… and it might on Monday, too, unless I can find some time to work on a comic this weekend — although I'll be at SPACE (the Small Press and Alternative Comics Expo) in Columbus, Ohio, this Saturday and Sunday. Stop by and say hi!

I'm sad to miss all my webcomics comrades-in-arms coming in to my own town for C2E2, but alas… I will be going to Wizard World Chicago this fall, though, so Chicago area people, don't fret: you'll get to meet me yet!

In this strip, Jillian is, of course, sort of dressed up as Red Riding Hood (not so little, apparently) from the current box-office flop from the director of Twilight — called, of course, Red Riding Hood.  Less obviously, although the axe should be a giveaway, Kurt is dressed as the Woodsman from the film. Which, of course, makes Jason the potential Big Bad Wolf.


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I want to take a foray into electronic publishing.

I am looking for a (prose) writer to provide a short story, novella or non-fiction story that I will turn into an iBooks-formatted eBook for sale (in the iBookstore), released under my Chase Sequence publishing imprint. Chase Sequence published Multiplex: There and Back Again, which won the 2014 IPBA Gold Medal for Best Graphic Novel/Drawn Book–Humor/Cartoon, so technically it is an award-winning publisher.

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