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Just a note - if you ordered original art, please check your ebay feedback - if I've left you feedback, your order was shipped today. If I have NOT left you feedback, then I have not received payment from you yet, and your item will ship as soon as that occurs - thanks! I was reassured by the post office that all internation artwork should reach its destination before Christmas, for any international buyers that were concerned.

If you have made a paypal payment for artwork, and I have not left feedback for you, please contact me via Ebay - if you've mailed in a payment and you haven't been left feedback, I probably just haven't gotten it in the mail yet, and your artwork will ship as soon as I get it. Thanks guys!

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 04/01/03: This was fun. Okay, so here's where I fess up completely - this strip, the one that is shown here, was not the original strip for April 1st of 2003. The original strip was the strip that aired on April 1st of 2004 - only it was a version drawn in the earlier style. I uploaded it, left it up for an hour or so, and then replaced it with the strip you see here. There were numerous reasons for doing this - #1, only a few readers would see the original strip so they'd be wondering if they were imagining it or if it was actually there, #2, most people would dismiss it as an April Fools joke, and #3, it really *was* an April Fools joke on several levels. In 2003, this strip was untrue, but I knew that if I were ending the strip, the catalyst of that would be Shannon's announcing she was pregnant, and everything from that point on would be working towards the end. So I put the strip there both so that people would say 'oh ha ha, very funny', and also so that I could *continue* using that strip, redrawn every year, until the point that the strip *was* true and Shannon *was* actually pregnant. Inquires on the forums were quickly dismissed and told that they should not talk about what they might have seen, as it might be a plot giveaway - which was truthful in a sense, it was a plot giveaway for way, way later down the road. And the following year I decided to actually bring in the end of the strip, so I re-drew the pregnancy announcment and aired it on April 1st, causing all kinds of confusion in the process as to whether or not the strip was true. What it all boils down to is that it's tremendously fun to fuck with the audience's heads. Tee hee. As a note - I will be at the San Diego Comic-con for the next four days or so, every day. I do not have booth space this year, so I will be merrily wandering and attending panels and just...hanging out, which will be a refreshing change I'm hoping. I'll be at the Keenspot Panel on Saturday, not on the panel but in the audience heckling*cough*WATCHING my fellow Keenspotters answer questions and dance for the amusement of all. If you happen to catch me at con, I'll gladly do quick sketches for people, just be sure you bring a sketchbook to put one in.