Rescued from the mean streets of Troutdale and adopted by us on December 23, 2012, Sophia’s prior life will always be a mystery. I can only assume it wasn’t an easy existence. We were grateful to have had two good years with The Soph. We gave her a place to call her own, and we were thrilled that she settled in with very little PTSD. Sophia was a walking contradiction: battle-ready and unbelievably gentle. I’m glad she was able to find some peace in her final years.
The past week was a very difficult one for all of us. I really wish this wasn’t the way the year had to end, but I’ll be forever thankful to have known this wonderful, mysterious cat.
It is time once again to name Falling Rock’s Babe of the Month. This month’s winner should come as no surprise, as she is the perpetual Babe of the Month. That’s right! Pam the javelina has stolen the crown from herself yet again. Congratulations Pam. You embody all the qualities of babeitude, always and forever. You might want to get that cough checked out, though.
As the year winds down, I’ve been working on Falling Rock National Park #5. I’m hoping to have it complete by the new year, which means you lucky subscribers will receive it by February!
One of the fun new things I’m trying is a new printer. This is the reason for the extended completion-to-print time. I get to pick what kind of paper I want to use, which is one of those unexpected perks of self-publishing. I never thought that an effect of turning Falling Rock into a comic book would be me getting excited about pouring over a huge book of paper samples. But there it is.
If you’re interested in keeping up with the process of making issue 5, I’ve been documenting it over at Instagram. Follow me there to get all the latest developments, plus pictures of my cat, Sophia.
I’ve been leaving the best news for last. The most exciting development for issue 5 is my collaboration with cartoonist Tyrell Cannon. Similarly to my team-up with Reid Psaltis way back in issue 1, I wrote the story and Tyrell is providing the drawings. I can’t wait to see the finished results.
— Tyrell Cannon (@TCannonComics) December 17, 2014
— Tyrell Cannon (@TCannonComics) December 18, 2014
Now I’d better get back to the proverbial (literal) drawing board so you can read this thing.
When my brother came to visit, we watched the Chandelier music video and had a fantastic idea.