I’ve compiled a second collection of Herman strips for a new minicomic, titled Herman the Manatee Fails Again! For those of you who did not attend SPX (and for those that did but were frightened away by my imposing personality), it is now available in my store! It is among other fine books which you are bound to love. If there is room on your minicomic bookshelf for cute and depressing things, be sure to add this to your collection.
I’m going to be at SPX next weekend at Table B5. If you stop by, you may be the first on your block to get your hands on the new Herman minicomic! And the second collection has even newer strips than the first one! Both volumes will be available, plus Shrinky Dinks, plus an assortment of other quality comics. And me – I will be available to smile shyly and make awkward conversation. It is a remarkable opportunity that only comes about once a year (in Maryland).
Sunward, my recently awesome minicomic that you should consider reading, was reviewed at Midnight Fiction! I really should have mentioned this forever ago and will understand if you have difficulty forgiving my delay. Really, it’s ok – if I were you I would be FURIOUS. But if I were you, I would not be me and whoever would be me probably would be more responsible about these things.
I drew a guest strip for KinokoFry that you should definitely go and read! I wouldn’t lie to you. Rebecca Clements, who remains one of my favorite webcartoonists, has some really kind words to say about my comics as well.
Do you love manatees? I mean, do you really really LOVE MANATEES? So much that you would be willing to read a webcomic every week, even though it is incredibly depressing, because it is the only manatee comic strip in town? OK, so maybe you don’t love manatees but you are just a fan of misery. That’s fair. It makes sense that the only readers I hear from are those who love manatees because the folks who just loooooove misery are probably not moved to email strangers or talk to them at conventions. For the record, I love all of you, wherever your allegience lies.
For the manatee lovers, I thought I’d to point you to an organization that makes a much stronger effort than I do trying to save manatees from extinction. The Save the Manatee Club was founded by fellow manatee lovers Bob Graham and Jimmy Buffett and you can read about their efforts on their website, in addition to following manatee news, buying manatee merch, volunteering, and donating. If you donate $25 you can adopt a manatee. At first I thought you are adopting the idea of a manatee but no, they have a list of real manatees you can sponsor (including the one who swam to Rhode Island last year). So check it out: