This short by Gustav Carlson (Backwood Folk, Eve of the Ozarks) is the first of hopefully many stories by other creators set in (or closely adjacent to!) the Next Town Over universe. The ultimate plan is a weird western anthology, but that’s a piece down the road for the time being.

Meanwhile! I’m luxuriating in the chance to focus on the holidays (ft. homecomings by several farflung relatives, including long-deployed servicefolk), the baby’s first birthday, and NTO Book 6.

Happy 2014 & all the best!