Tag: heavenly nostrils

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 →

Book stuff

Firstly, I’ll be at The Elliott Bay Book Company in Seattle, tomorrow, from 1 to 2 p.m., appearing with some other authors and promoting books we like. I’ll be signing my own book and also sharing the work of my friend, the remarkable Richard Roberts. The occasion is Indies First Day.  And to whoever casually placed my name right after Sherman… Read more →

This one was a turning point

Regarding the storyline I’m rerunning on gocomics this week–which begins here… It’s originally from two years ago, from the first November of the strip (which will be three years old in April…my how time flies). I think it was kind of a turning point in Marigold and Phoebe’s friendship, and helped me define their relationship. Up until that point, Marigold… Read more →


From the gocomics.com frontpage a few hours ago: In terms of popularity, at that moment in time, I was sandwiched between one of my cartooning idols, and a strip which, to quote Homer Simpson, is “about two naked eight year olds who are married.” Read more →