Here’s a slightly interactive comic that’s not safe for work, unless your job involves a lot of nudity. If you’ve seen X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes, you might have some idea where this is going but it ends up in a different place, thank goodness—actually it ends up one of two ways, depending on how long you linger over the second part of the comic (pay attention when a red progress meter appears). Click the misleading ad below to read the whole thing.
This was originally made for a webcomics workshop taught by Joyce Rice, who gave some very helpful feedback but isn’t responsible for anything terrible about the comic.
For more about the actual object that inspired this, see Wikipedia.
for Busybody #2
Hillary Chute; Caroline Shooner; Pat Guizzetti; Susan McLeod; Davida Pines; Amerisa Waters; Georgia Webber; Kurt Shaffert; Kelly Froh; Lisa Diedrich; Jenny Blenk; Sharon Rosenzweig; Rupert Kinnard; Katja Herges; Charlotte Wu; Kaia Chessen; E.T. Russian; Kimberly Myers; Neil Phillips; Javier Granda Revilla; Erin Cole; stef lenk; Brian Callender; Michele Noiset; Esther Bendit Saltzman; Rumi Clinton; MK Czierwic; Ian Williams; May May Leung; Sierra Nelson
After not having done any conventions for a couple years, I’m going to a thing: the annual Comics & Medicine Conference is happening at the Seattle Public Library, June 15-17. This is mostly an academic crowd with an educational and therapeutic focus, but they like fiction and humor and whatever too, and I have an affinity for this kind of stuff even though my own health-care career is a thing of the past now. Thanks to Thi Bui for telling me about this group.
I’ll be there mostly to learn about other people’s work, but I’ll also be doing a 5-minute presentation in one of their “lightning talk” sessions about a nursing-related story I’ve been working on. And I’ll be sitting at a little table at their brief book-selling event—with luck, premiering a new minicomic; more about that soon.