Archive for July, 2007

a real superhero

July 30th, 2007

It never ceases to amaze me that I can wake up on one side of this continent and go to bed on the other. I left palmy San Diego this morning, and just got home to the moonlit Vermont woods a little while ago. But I wanted to post a few Read the rest of this entry »

Rocking the Eisners

July 28th, 2007

Okay, it’s 2:37 in the morning, after the Eisner awards. I’m turning the blog over to Ellen Forney for her report (it’s a little fawning, but I couldn’t dissuade her):

Alison, Joan Hilty and I just had a long discussion by the Marriott pool,

geeking out about social politics and drawing and comics… and Joan and I skinnydipped

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July 27th, 2007

So I have one day of the San Diego Comic Con under my belt, almost. Here’s my cartoon breakfast.


That’s the animator Julia Tortolani on the left, me, Joan Hilty who works at DC Comics and also does the strip Bitter Girl, and Paige Braddock who does Jane’s World and also works for the Charles Schulz empire. Snoopy and Bugs Bunny Read the rest of this entry »

heart of the beast: Comic Con

July 24th, 2007

I’m getting ready to head off to the San Diego Comic Con, mother of all comic cons, god help me. Here’s a good article about it in yesterday’s SD Tribune, framing the current moment in comics as a battle of “edge vs. Read the rest of this entry »

dorks, dykes, and librarians

July 20th, 2007

Today I got to answer a few questions on Paper Cuts, a New York Times blog on books by Dwight Garner, the senior editor of The Book Review.

And here’s a video interview with me that just went up on Man, what a dork. This was at The MoCCA festival last month in New York City.

On the linguistic front, there’s been a new ruling in the “Dykes on Bikes” case that I posted about two years ago. Remember how the SF Dykes on Bikes won a battle to trademark their name with the patent office, who thought it was “offensive?” Apparently, after that, some guy decided HE was offended, and took the patent office to court. But it’s okay. Dykes won.

Oh, and thank you to the several people who’ve posted or emailed me about this cartoon about Fun Home by Paul Sizer. I met him at the American Library Association convention last month and he did this piece for the site of an online comic strip about librarians called Unshelved.

log blog

July 19th, 2007


I got a cord of wood delivered tonight, and had the presence of mind to film it as it was being dumped out of the truck. Always an exciting moment. Wow. I just Read the rest of this entry »

DTWOF episode #510

July 12th, 2007

510 detail

Jeez, you guys*. I totally fucked up. I was supposed to put up the new episode yesterday, not the archive one. I don’t know what the hell I was thinking. Thanks to the people who questioned the order. Read the rest of this entry »

time and space

July 11th, 2007

Sorry for my absence—I’ve been hard at work, which is an inexpressible relief after all my recent gadding about. But clearly I should disappear more often. That last thread was quite a wormhole ride, from the map of the world (now pinned down to between 1918 and 1920), to “Princess Ida,” to Read the rest of this entry »

DTWOF Archive Episode #8

July 11th, 2007

It was twenty years ago today… and the times, they aren’t a-changin’. [As I announced in May, I’m cutting back to one new episode per month for a while, and in between I’m running strips from 1987.] Read the rest of this entry »