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!
Not quite sure what’s going on with our cover? Here’s what we
stole were replicating: the one sheet for blaxploitation film starring Tamara Dobson, Cleopatra Jones. Not too shabby, huh?
Maybe for print, we’ll add a sassy tagline to the top. Any suggestions?
That’s the first issue of neo-Jane. Jane 2.0. Whatever you wanna call it. We’re going to collect it and do a small print run (and a digital version) and have it available at future shows for your buying pleasure. Stick around here and our various social media avenues for details as they arise.
The next few weeks will be a break from Jane. Well, sorta. First we’ll release the cover of the issue (which should turn out quite nice, courtesy of Tony and Cleopatra Jones). After that, we’ll have a few Pie v. Cakes in various genres that we think you’ll love (or at least tolerate). And after that, new Jane. Issue 2 begins.
So this isn’t the end. We wouldn’t end on a cliffhanger and then bail. We’re loyal like that.
Stick around. We gots plenty more coming at you in the coming weeks.
Like what you’ve read so far? Tell your friends! We can’t have too many readers, but we’re willing to risk it.
See you Monday(-ish?) for the P.I. Jane 01: Somnology of Sleep cover!
-g (on behalf of l and t)
…and that’s why this week’s page will be a bit delayed. But I think it’s a pretty damn good reason, if you ask me. But we’re not leaving you high and dry. Team Jane put together a short wedding comic as the program, starring Lauren, her new husband John, and The Doctor. Timey-Wimey, Wibbly-Wobbly Wedding is the result. Go through time and space to various amazing points in history, up to and including, my Bar Mitzvah in 1996. That’s right; that happened.
The event itself was excellent– friends and family, booze, an incredible menu (SO. MUCH. BACON.), dancing, pastries…
Enjoy! We’ll be back with a new page of Jane post-haste, as this issue is rapidly drawing to a close…