Hello, gentle readers!
First, we at Team Jane would like to wish you a happy new year and a belated happy/merry whatever-holiday-you-celebrate. We hope it was a great one!
Second, we’d like to thank you for reading Jane in 2013 and hope you’ll stick with us in 2014. We’ll leave the light on for ya (please don’t sue us, Motel 6).
And finally, we’d like to thank you for your patience these last couple weeks as we took some time off for the holidays. If you’ve given up on refreshing the site to see if a new page has been updated, we apologize and would recommend subscribing to the RSS feed and/or following us at our Facebook page/Twitter, where new additions are announced.
So thanks again and we’ll see you in 2014. We’ll be doing some shows in the Chicagoland-ish area we’d love to see you at. We’ve got the Northwest Indiana Comic-Con coming up in February and DanCon Spring in March. Come say hi! And, of course, we’ll keep you posted on our other scheduled appearances as they solidify. Keep an eye on our Con Schedule page for more to come.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support in 2013 and here’s to more in 2014!
Your regularly-ish scheduled Jane pages will return in a few weeks. In the meantime, enjoy this preview of the first issue of I’m Not OmniGirl, written by Lauren, lettered by Greg and drawn by artist Megan Brennan. Megan previously worked with Lauren on the Womanthology 4-page OmniGirl short, which was expanded into this issue, and at least 2 or 3 more to follow.
Issue 1 is completed and for sale either online at our STORE or in person if you come to see us at a convention. We’ll be at Wizard World Chicago in a couple weeks, debuting Jane issue 2 and the Fourbucks coffee mug, and selling all our other books. Come talk to us! We’ll keep you posted on our table placement when we know it.
Below is the cover to the OmniGirl issue, also by Megan. Enjoy!
In the event you don’t recognize the cover, we were going for a sort of retro pastiche (95% of the reason was so we could refer to it as a “pastiche”). Much like the cover to issue 1, this is a throwback that may not make sense, so below is the inspiration. Hope that clears things up! Look for issue 02 in the not-t00-distant future, perhaps debuting at Wizard World Chicago in a few weeks!
Hi, everyone! No, we haven’t forgotten about you loyal readers. We’re a little behind schedule as we prepare for DanCon this Saturday (March 16th), at the Orland Park Civic Center from 10a-4p. Come on down and say hi. We’re debuting P.I. Jane issue 01: Somnology 101: The Science of Sleepwalking. $5 gets you a copy, but the schmoozing is gratis.
Also, you’ve probably heard us yammer about our all-ages book, I See Monsters. We’ve been working to get the first issue of that completed tuit de suite as well. It won’t be ready for DanCon unfortunately, but here’s a peek at the cover. Oh, and we’ve renamed the series The KinderGuard. You know, to keep you on your toes.
So that ‘s coming soon, too. We hope you enjoy it.
This week’s Jane will be ready soon, so keep an eye glued to the page (or your choice of social media) for the update. You can also avoid all that by subscribing to the RSS feed.
It just occurred to me that you may not know what the hell we are referencing in the above strip. Well, ok, that probably happens quite a bit, but today I’m offering up some explanations!
Between 1977 and 1982, Hostess ran ads in the back of comics, like this one–
Delightful, yes? I mean, Batgirl + Twinkies, what’s not to like? I must give a shout out to Wendi Freeman, who totally suggested that we do a our own Percy Pie ad, and SeanBaby.com for posting all of these awesome ads. Head on over there if you need a way to kill some time on the Internets.
You’ll also notice that our Pie vs. Cake strip stars OmniGirl instead of Jane. OmniGirl is the character that I created with Meg Brennan for our story in Womanthology. I’m pleased to announce that we’ve been hard at work on an OmniGirl mini-series, and we’ll be printing issue #1 in a couple months. I’ll be sure to post a preview of the book here, so stay tuned!