Page 204 – Ding Dong
I was at Toronto’s ZineDream over the weekend, which minus the sweltering heat that rose incrementally throughout the day proving the old How To Cook a Frog Alive adage, was AMAZING. Incredible work (books, zines, stickers, pins, books, shirts, totes), tons of traffic from excellent people… the small press scene is so packed with talent, I would recommend it to anyone. To everyone. Go ZINEDREAM.
Here’s what I noticed: Because I didn’t number the Fashion pages, the 200th comic just breezed by! But not without some acknowledgment… Literary icon (and one of my favourite writers) Margaret Atwood responded to my tweet after reading the Book Report story (about A Handmaid’s Tale) and then making a sweet joke about Aunt Lydia!
So, without official fanfare, the 200th page of Jerkface was honoured more than I could have ever imagined. Thank you Our Lady Atwood, to everyone who has been reading this from the beginning, and to every new reader! To the Patrons who support Jerkface financially (you can too!), the people who share this comic with their networks, and to the people who just enjoy it alone: Thank you thank you!
I was interviewed by the Geekhard podcast about the Secret Loves of Geek Girls! Check it out!
The Secret Loves of Geek Girls is totally funded! Like 300% funded. If you didn’t pre-buy your copy through Kickstarter, stay tuned around December to find out where you can buy one.
This anthology of comics and writing, edited by Hope Nicholson, features work from Margaret Atwood, Kate Leth, Danielle Corsetto, Soha Kareem, ME, and also did you notice MARGARET ATWOOD. Like the same Margaret Atwood who wrote The Handmaid’s Tale, that featured heavily in THIS Jerkface Story? YES, THAT ONE. Get your copy and support not only these excellent artists, but content that isn’t about geek DUDES. As you may have noticed, that exists already. Geeky women abound. If you’re on twitter follow @HopeLNicholson and me, on my more general twitter handle @GillianGDotCom. (My @JerkfaceComics handle is for JFA updates and news, so OBVIOUSLY follow both).
For an update on beautiful ELCAF, the PACK MENTALITY anthology, and a tiny trip redux with pictures, check out my blog post! To get your copy of PACK MENTALITY, head to Toronto’s finest comic purveyor The Beguiling, to get your copy.