Archive for October, 2007

Watson’s wandering war wound

October 31st, 2007

Thanks to LizD and Sir Real for pointing out my flub regarding Ginger’s religious upbringing in episode 514. She was indeed raised Catholic, not as a Jehovah’s Witness, Read the rest of this entry »

DTWOF episode #514

October 28th, 2007

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Hey. I’m putting this up a few days early since it’s Halloween-themed. And I’ve decided to go back to my regular Read the rest of this entry »

Festival of Cartoon Art

October 26th, 2007


I flew from Burlington to Columbus, Ohio last evening for the Festival of Cartoon Art at Ohio State University. I glanced out the plane window at sunset, and look! The Finger Lakes! I love how Read the rest of this entry »


October 23rd, 2007


I adopted a new cat last Friday. As you can see, though, she’s quite nervous, and is having a hard time adjusting to her new home.

Here she is starring in what I promise is my absolutely last Gerard Manley Hopkins poem set to shaky handheld footage of my yard.

If only because I don’t know any more of his poems.

On suffering

October 16th, 2007


Somebody on the blog said they miss the sketch diary entries I was putting up for a while. I miss them too. I started one the other day about the two hours I spent sorting out a fraudulent charge Read the rest of this entry »

I have to go shampoo my beard now.

October 14th, 2007

I was having a particularly bad case of Sunday evening depression–that feeling of dread that takes hold as you’re folding your laundry and bracing yourself for whatever fresh hells the new week might bring–but then I checked the blog and found Aunt Soozie’s link to this excellent quiz, “Which Dyke to Watch Out For Are You?”

Who made this? It’s really funny. Here’s my score:


four entirely unrelated items

October 12th, 2007

1. How ’bout that Doris Lessing?

2. Has anyone seen Amy Goodman lately? She seems to have Bell’s palsy. God, I worry about her. She works too hard. Though I once knew someone who developed this condition from riding her motorcycle without a helmet, so who knows?

3. Disappointed with my foliage time-lapse project, and unwilling to put in the necessary effort to do it properly, I undertook another leaf-related film yesterday. I shot the footage just at dusk in a rather melancholy light. Then set it to Gerard Manley Hopkins’ poem Spring and Fall: to a Young Child.

4. If you’re in NYC, there’s a release party for Juicy Mother 2 (Comix for Gender Pirates and Sexual Outlaws) at Bluestockings on Saturday night. Here’s more info.

DTWOF Archive Episode #18

October 11th, 2007

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[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.]

It was twenty years ago today… has mass protest gone the way of HoJo’s?

Happy Coming Out Day. Did you know that this institution Read the rest of this entry »

this isn’t turning out like I’d hoped

October 8th, 2007


Here’s another nature movie, but it’s not finished yet. I’ve been shooting footage every day of a certain patch of trees, to show how the colors are changing. But it’s not very dramatic. I think to do it properly, I’d have to keep the camera locked in position and shoot at the precise same time each day. Plus find a way to keep the exposure the same. As it is now, the camera automatically adjusts to the changing light.

Oh well. I’ll show it to you again in a couple weeks when all the leaves are down and maybe it’ll seem more impressive.

Contest Winners!

October 5th, 2007

Katie speaking-

Here are the answers and the winners of the Great Mo-ments contest:

  • A – 4 The annual rite of Pride rolls around again (#189 – Brunette Ambition)
  • B – 10 Thugs throw a rock through the window at Madwimmin Books (#159 – Through a Glass, Hardly)
  • C – 6 Mo copes with gay Neocons  (# 196 – Let Them Eat Cake)  
  • D – 7 Clinton is elected after 12 years of Republican leadership (#150 – Hope in Hell)
  • E – 2 Gay and Lesbian March on Washington (#162 – Apple Pie Order)
  • F – 9 Bush orders Gulf War number One (#102 – Study War Fer Sure)
  • G – 5 Ellen and Rosie meet on late night TV (#249 – Double Play)
  • H – 11 Pat Buchanan does too well in the polls for Mo’s comfort (#234 Seeing Pink)
  • I – 8 The Lewinsky Scandal (#298 – Enough Already)
  • J – 1 Bush Orders Gulf War Number Two (#445 – A-Lyin’ in the Sand)
  • K – 3 Vermont Civil Unions are in the news (#338 – Fingered)

The winners, selected at random from among the correct entries, are Carly D., Melinda M., and Jane R..  Thank you so much to all who played!