“It's about time that all of us, like Dana, realized that little girls are onto something.”

Lauren Faust

The grand canon

I ought to write something about the “Phoebe and Her Unicorn” canon. For those of you not immersed in nerd culture, “canon” means “things that count as real parts of the story.” I’m enough of a nerd that I think the concept of “canon” is important. It’s important because it’s important to fans, and without fans, none of this is… Read more →

Old men yell at cloud; young(ish) female cartoonist responds

I got this from Laura Tew at the Greensboro News and Record:  I am sure you are accustomed to getting critiqued by mostly male readers of daily newspapers who gripe about Phoebe and Her Unicorn based on reading one strip and expecting Andy Capp or Beetle Bailey. I don’t even read the comics, but I am enraged by these guys who are writing letters to… Read more →

I am a literary temptress

My friend Rachel writes: I left my copy of Phoebe and Her Unicorn on my desk at work last week, and it got walked off with. It was returned today, with a post-it note apology stuck to the cover. Apparently someone picked it up to flip through, and got so engrossed in it they walked off reading it. I thought… Read more →

I’ll be everywhere, man

Want to see me? I’ll be at the University Bookstore in Seattle, on Tuesday night at 7, for the Unicorn on a Roll release party, signing autographs and answering questions. Then, next weekend, I’ll be at Everfree Northwest, in the dealer room, selling and signing books and being generally available. It’s the start of a fairly busy season for me.… Read more →