Thursday, November 24, 2016

(66) friends with the opposite sex

This strip comments on the sharp gender divide that split the community in the 80s/90s. Jeff is not a mean-spirited person, or he might've referred to Meg as a "fag hag." Perhaps I should've used a nastier character and ventured down that alley ---asking why we need to apply epithets to our friends and allies?

Monday, November 21, 2016

What a Bargain! !

Obviously I've been selling myself short.

When I published Savoir Fairy 1986, I had drawn around 100 Murphy's Manor comic strips. I used most of them in the first of a series (I hoped) of Murphy's Manor compilations.

The book sold okay -- I sold directly to gay book stores and a couple distributors at a generous discount. That's how the book business worked. and publication-on-demand didn't exist yet.

I sold most of the print run and made a modest profit. But I never published a second volume.

Why not? I wanted to be a cartoonist, not a bookmonger. I wanted to focus my energy on what I did best.

I contacted the Amazon merchant who asks $99 for my book. I wondered if he can get that price, perhaps he'd like more copies? I have one or two boxes left, all mint. He replied he had a single copy, but sold none. it's standard practice to put an outrageous price on rare, one of a kind books.

I offered to sell him some more. I wonder what price he'd put on them.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

(1023) You're Going to Move Where??

"You're going to move where if he becomes president?"

Come on people! We've been through this before!