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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 11/14/03: I got so much email over this strip, and continue to get email every once in awhile from people asking 'so what happened to Becca?' - thing is, that's not the point of the whole thing, although it's one of those disturbing side notes that people tend to linger on. It's not the event itself, it's the lingering portion of it - and whether you use that lingering guilt as something to blame everything bad that happens to you on, or whether you simply say to yourself 'okay, that happened, it was bad, but I'm moving on now'. The whole point of this arc, which I'm afraid I didn't get across very clearly, is that 'karma' is what you make of it - you can spend your life obsessing over every bad thing you've done, and cringe and wait for something bad to happen because of it (and it will. Why? Because bad things happen, regardless of whether or not you've done anything to 'deserve' them. The only thing that's changed is you have something to blame for it.), or you can simply continue to treat life one day at a time, acknowledge the mistakes you've made, and learn from them. This point was driven home a little more with Angela's 'flashback' that wasn't really a full one, way later on - bad stuff happens. But not everything has to be dire or full of meaning, not at all. As for the remainder of what I was trying to say, there were two parts: number one, it was a very simple flat out don't-mess-with-things-you-don't-understand, which people seemed to get a bit more. Number two - this was an attempt to continue to drive home the point that Kestrel was not and is not the 'perfect' woman, as so many people seemed eager to assume. She's definitely got her faults, and I was trying to bring them out a bit more so that people would stop with the ideal woman comments.