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December 12, 2005

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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 02/11/03: This next series of strips were some of the hardest to draw and write, ever. When something like the following happens to you, you never really want to re-live it, you just put it out of your mind, or rather store it in the back of your mind to take out, admire, and compare every other person you're ever going to be with to, like some sort of horrible little snowglobe. Doing these strips wasn't only because I wanted to tell a story, and wasn't only because I'd finally found a direction for the comic, it was also a release. It was taking a good, close, long look at that horrible snowglobe in my pocket, examining all the details of what occurred, feeling the pain of the experience all over again, and then finally saying goodbye and smashing the snowglobe after the realization that it just wasn't important, what happened then. It happened then, but it certainly wasn't now, and carrying those memories with me made about as much sense being a kid that got attacked by a dog, and then proceeding to pick up the dog and carry it with me for the rest of my life. You wouldn't do that in a real, physical sense, you wouldn't carry those physical objects that hurt you, so why should you carry the mental ones, why burden yourself with the events of the past and let them color everything that happens in your future? It doesn't make sense, and this storyline was probably one of the most cathartic experiences of my life to that degree. Some people wondered why I had a full three weeks of guest strips after this storyline ended - it was simply that after all of that, after reliving all that, after saying goodbye, I was just too tired and worn out to do anything else, and I had to look at what to do next, now that that piece from my past was gone. It left a spot open, a place for me to fill with whatever I liked, and that took careful thought. Also, point of order - sleeping with people when you're seeing someone else is bad, don't do it, The More You Know™, etc.