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Comic updates are on hold for the moment as I am currently in the process of relocating - I'm hoping to have everything moved over by this weekend. Thanks for your patience with the delays!


Warehouse 23 is now doing poster printing, and as a result they are now offering the 'Read' design in a gorgeous, full-color 11x17 poster on heavyweight paper. I just received my comps today and I couldn't be happier with them. You can access the Warehouse 23 store by clicking on the 'store' button, or by clicking on this link - go give it a look!

Old News:

That's all, folks. Thank you for reading!

If you're despondent over the lack of QoW, this news may cheer you - due to an overwhelmingly positive reader response, QoW will start again next Monday and re-run all the original strips, seven days a week, with commentary. That's right, if you so choose you'll get to read my babblings about what exactly went on with the strips, stuff that wasn't supposed to happen, ideas that were ditched, ideas that were never explored, the works. I realize it's not NEW strips, but I thought it would be fun to do while I work on putting out my next project. Speaking of the next project - I will be announcing it as soon as it's ready to go. Keep an eye on the website, or the LJ community, or the forum, as I'll be posting it all over the place once it's live.

For those looking for other strips to read, check out my links section, and also the Keenspot dropdown up in the corner has a ton of good reads on it as well.

Something Positive
Sexy Losers
Scary Go Round
Checkerboard Nightmare
It's Walky
Psychic Dyslexia Institute
Combustible Orange

Kill all remaining time you have here:
The Dionaea House - creepy and cool story!
fishfish designs: KITTY HATS!
Common Rotation - awesome band!
The Faerie Citadel: Wings and More!
Electronic Mayhem

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Hi there! You are reading the Queen of Wands rapid-fire reruns, a seven-day a week run of QoW with commentary. Commentary on later strips will contain spoilers, so if you are a new reader and here for the first time, I suggest you take a trip to the beginning of the archives and give the comic a read-through spoiler-free before jumping into the commentary.
Originally aired 02/07/03: When originally going over this storyline, I was going to start it with Kestrel and Felix's first meeting, and then continue from there - after much consideration however, I decided to take a different and more challenging tactic - a flashback within a flashback. The most challenging part was trying to seperate one flashback from the other, and keep the story as straight and untangled as I could (and it really was a tangled story), but this was solved neatly by making the flashback-in-the-flashback completely black and white, which made it easily discernable which part of the story you were looking at as you were reading it. I also started getting the hang of the panel layout and discovered that suddenly I could put a heck of a lot more text in there than I had previously, all without cluttering the comic up too much. This was pushed to the limit in the later part of the storyline, when I started getting wordy. Also, Goth!Kestrel - yeah, I was a 'goth' for awhile, in the sense that I wore an awful lot of black and put on dark makeup and wore an ankh and worshipped Sandman (Neil Gaiman, if you haven't read it then go do so now, sheesh it's been out forever and is a pinnacle of comic literature) and wrote dark and disturbing poetry that read badly and rhymed even worse. The goth thing didn't quite work out for me though, as at the time I was driving my father's 1978 Chevy 1/2 ton pickup, a monstrous red beast that I affectionally named 'Clifford' and had to sit on a cushion to see over the steering wheel of. Also not helping was my tendency to sing loudly in said vehicle, usually a selection of lighthearted showtunes or bawdy ballads of questionable nature. I don't think I was ever really cut out to be a 'goth', when I think back on it - I wasn't 'dark' so much as 'unnaturally quirky'.