Phoebe and Her Unicorn

Summer reading

People following the strip will recall that Phoebe has been scrambling to finish her summer reading on time. My friend/correspondent Laura Tew writes: Dear PhoebeDo not despairYou are not aloneThis is my summer reading list!!Your empathetic friend, Laura I think Laura is a more ambitious reader than me. (I have read one of those books, and it’s the one I… Read more →

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 →