Page 225 – A Wrung Out Thing
Gentle readers, I’ve had an intense few weeks with paid work and have another few coming up. I need to move from my 3x/week (mostly) updating schedule to a “When I can” schedule for a while. I’m a sucker for paying the rent, what can I say? Thanks for your patience! May I recommend taking your frustration and deep paid out on your friends, by recommending Jerkface to them! That’ll serve them right.
If you’re just tuning in, catch up on the first half of this story HERE.
And if that’s not enough to catch up, read about Jerkface and her summer plans HERE. And HERE. Or better yet, hit FIRST in the menu and read the whole thing from the beginning. It’s all gold, I tell you. GOLD. And if you like it, share it! Tell your friends! Social media something or other! Jerkface. It’s yours to give.
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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 the world’s finest 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 to 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!
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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).