Archive for August, 2007


August 23rd, 2007


Evidence of my big Eisner Awards kiss with Ellen Forney has finally surfaced. Velvet Park Magazine just posted an extravagantly lengthy and comprehensive video interview with me that they shot at the San Diego Comic Con. It’s like 15 minutes long. The interview, sadly, not the kiss. But should you grow impatient, the action starts about half an inch from the end of the scrollbar. Ellen told me not to worry, she’d just grab my head and take care of everything. All I had to do was think of England.

If you’re a Neil Gaiman fan, (thanks, Kate McKinnon for mentioning his blog a while back–it is indeed excellent) keep watching after the kiss and you can see him presenting me with the Eisner award for best Reality-Based Work. Later in the ceremony, Jonathan Ross copied Ellen’s idea and gave Neil a big kiss, though Neil doesn’t look very happy about it. (thanks again to Dr. Empirical for that link.)

sensitive men to watch out for

August 21st, 2007

smtwof detail

Here’s a little something I ran across recently that I thought you might find amusing. It’s from the 1991 April Fool’s issue of the Madison Insurgent, a progressive paper that DTWOF once ran in. Someone–I’m not sure who–did this rather delightful all-male spoof of the strip.

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DTWOF Archive Episode #7

August 21st, 2007

#13 detail

It was twenty years ago today… are you two still together?

[Time for another archive episode. 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.]

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castor canadensis shots

August 20th, 2007


You people–male, female, et al.–crack me up. I was totally kidding about Sydney being pregnant. Someone had made a joke about the possibility in a comment on Episode 511 and I was just following up on it. However, some of you made rather persuasive arguments for how and why she might be….jeez, now that I think of it, maybe she is pregnant. What the hell do I know, especially now that I’m only writing one episode a month? God knows what these people get up to when I’m not looking.

Anyhow. I’m sorry I’ve been AWOL. I’ve been off defragging. But here, I made a new Wild Kingdom installment. Castor Canadensis Slapping its Tail. My friend the Queer Theory Professor and I visited the beaver pond yesterday. She was telling me about a game she plays with another academic called Theorize This! where you have to spontaneously generate a queer theory of whatever–tennis, was the example she used. I didn’t think to ask her to formulate a theory of lesbians visiting a beaver pond. You can have a go, though, if you like.

P.S. There’s no beaver in that photo, that’s just their lodge.


August 9th, 2007

I just made this long comment at the end of the last post, but then it occurred to me it would be better to start a new post. So I’m just repeating myself here. With a few small edits as befits the transformation from casual comment to formal post: Read the rest of this entry »

DTWOF episode #511

August 7th, 2007

511 detailHere’s th’ latest.

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