The Specialists is a WWII-era comic, so I had some fun picturing functionally-attired, sensible Kate/Lightning Lass (pictured) as a nose art/pinup girl.
Lightning Lass (©Al Fukalek & Shawn Gustafson)
Not-for-profit MCBA’s Fall con is coming up in October, and I’ll be attending this year, so if you’re going to be in the greater MN area October 10, please come say hi!
If you miss me there but are still in the frozen north in October I might be at Mighty Con in Madison on the 25th (unconfirmed).
Investigating tabling at Wizard World Madison again in 2016, as well as C2E2, but the latter may not be in the budget. I’ll keep you posted. As my little guy gets older I expect my con attendance to grow proportionately. Let me know if there’s a show you’d like to see me at!
Early in the week my cousin finished 4 years’ service in the Navy; I figured I was good to throw over my comicking for a few days to see him and celebrate since I still had the rest of the week … but then I spent all of Thursday in the ER with my husband. He’ll be fine, now, but he hasn’t been in any shape to help with the toddler, and so here we are. Sorry for the gap, folks, especially on Father’s Day, but I’m sure you understand.
By this point almost everyone plays some amount of Minecraft, including my sister, who just made some great player skins of NTO’s principals.
Download them, favorite them, comment on them, etc., at Planet Minecraft. I’m sure it’d really help encourage my sister to continue with reskinned horses, NPCs, and more.
UPDATE: Since originally posting this Traildust has been handily unlocked, and all Patrons past, present and future can get their mitts on 74 pages of additional NTO sketches, doodles and conceptual materials, some possibly insightful, many probably hilarious.
If you haven’t been paying attention to the Patreon, you might not have noticed it’s now at $210/month (at the time of this writing, anyway). That’s just $40 shy of the next milestone goal, which is pretty sweet. At $250/month all patrons (including you, if you kick in!) will receive Traildust, a new and pretty exhaustive (but spoiler-free) collection of NTO sketches and conceptual materials, 90% of which no one’s ever seen. This is a pretty swole tome, too: I haven’t even scanned half of what I aim to include in it and I’m over 40 pages of material already. Help me continue wedging the comic in alongside my hectic mom-life and get something nice for you and your fellow readers.
Support from people like you is the reason I’m able to keep doing this, and it is deeply appreciated.