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Oct. 7th, 2011 | 10:25 pm



Wuthering Heights, Part Two! We are keeping this juggernaut on course, and we haven't even gotten to the part where Heathcliff starts breaking into graves yet. They are still children here, it's funny to see movie adaptations with adults playing Catherine and Heathcliff spying in the Lintons' windows.

Book tour and business keeps rolling, I am extremely proud to say that this week Hark! A Vagrant hit the #1 spot on the New York Times bestseller list for graphic books. Thank you everyone who bought it and made this happen. The day before the book was released, I made this little thank you video. It's nice to be a real person sometimes you know? Instead of a twitter account.

There's been a host of interviews and things, be on the lookout for more, including some NPR action!

Some links from friends:

Two of my oldest and dearest friends started a little blog of odds and ends.

My lovely acquaintances Ohbijou have realeased a new album, and boy oh boy is is wonderful.

My very talented Halifax friend Faith Erin Hicks has a new book coming out with First Second, and it's being serialized online! Free, amazing comics? Sign me up! It's called Friends With Boys and it is right at that link. Faith can draw circles around me for sure, she's amazin'

Speaking of First Second, I have some pages in a new book of Nursery Rhyme Comics, with many, many other talented people. It's a sure bet, for kids, just trust me. Here is a preview over at Comics Alliance that includes my contribution.

But also, speaking of KIDS and speaking of BOOKS, I have two more that I want to share with you because they are so great! One is I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen and the other is Zombie In Love, illustrated by Scott C. Both of these guys make work so charming, your kids will have their work cut out for them in not loving every minute of it. I also picked up Wildwood by Carson Ellis and Colin Meloy this week, and I'm in love with it.

ok!

The book is available for order on Amazon! So many exciting things happening.


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Teka Lynn

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from: tekalynn
date: Oct. 8th, 2011 02:28 am (UTC)
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Oh, Heathcliff and your crazy, crazy eyes.

(Those are really crazy eyes.)

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Boxing Pickle Jesus

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from: radiumhead
date: Oct. 8th, 2011 02:34 am (UTC)
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You definately should do a bit about the 2 cousins planning to marry. (Haerton and Cathy.)

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Gehayi

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from: gehayi
date: Oct. 8th, 2011 10:08 am (UTC)
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How about the fact that it's more than possible that Mr. Earnshaw brought Heathcliff home because Heathcliff was his illegitimate son and Earnshaw therefore felt somewhat responsible for the boy?

Adds a whole new fillip to Heathcliff/Cathy, doesn't it?

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happiness is not a potato

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from: cumaeansibyl
date: Oct. 8th, 2011 02:35 am (UTC)
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Hello! I just bought Hark! A Vagrant and received it a couple days ago, and I have been making everybody read it because IT RULES. Especially my husband, who is a big history person. I think his favorite of yours was "You Can Do It, Robert Peel," just because he always liked Peel, but he likes a lot of your other comics!

I feel like I ought to read Wuthering Heights again just so I can understand what the hell is going on. I read it five or six years ago and pretty much hated it -- I don't even own it anymore but hey, Project Gutenberg.

I AM glad that I've read a few of Anne Bronte's works so I can see how she's different from her sisters. She was definitely the most sensible.

I'm not going to jump on the standard-feminist-critique bandwagon re: Jane Eyre, since that school seems to think that Jane only accepted Rochester after he was effectively neutered, whereas I think she totally wanted to do him the entire time and he was still do-able after his accident. I think your interpretation, where she feels licensed to be with him because she's completely superior to him, is far more correct. She's both morally and physically superior, so she confers the entire obligation for the first time in her life, and she loves it.

Anyway! I loved Hark! A Vagrant, and I am just now putting a good review of it on Amazon. Well done, you!

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Woodiness T. Scatological

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from: mr_sadhead
date: Oct. 8th, 2011 03:04 am (UTC)
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"And a ... large, angry squirrel." I laughed!

I made my way through this book just so I could follow these strips, and while I agree with the comment that the book is full of selfish jerks, I'm glad to have made the effort.

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tillietubby

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from: tillietubby
date: Oct. 8th, 2011 03:08 am (UTC)
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I noticed on your tour schedule you're going to be in or around Boston during the New York Comic Con. That's good for them (Boston..ians) but it will be a tragic loss for NYCC if you are (very reasonably) tired out from travel and won't make it. Get lots of rest and I'll tote your book around everywhere in the hopes that I'll bump into you in the future.

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Blackjack Gabbiani

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from: blackjackrocket
date: Oct. 8th, 2011 03:49 am (UTC)
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Will there be any other sources to buy the book from? I want to get a copy but alas, Amazon doesn't take Paypal and I don't have a credit card.

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Hark!  A Vagrant

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from: beatonna
date: Oct. 8th, 2011 04:00 am (UTC)
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yeah! Topatoco has the book!

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Ronch Ronch Ronch

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from: sandoz_iscariot
date: Oct. 8th, 2011 05:19 am (UTC)
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Oh poor angry squirrel Heathcliffe.

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gabyrippling

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from: gabyrippling
date: Oct. 8th, 2011 05:27 am (UTC)
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I saw you in Housing Works! Love my book.

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teaaa!

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from: compactstars
date: Oct. 8th, 2011 06:36 am (UTC)
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I held your book in Chapters yesterday. It was thrilling. I'm going to buy a copy for my friends birthday gift (and one for myself, of course) tomorrow.

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Вивиан Лэйк

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from: vivian_lake
date: Oct. 8th, 2011 08:04 am (UTC)
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Congradulations with being a best-selling author/artist!

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keep calm and dance at the crime scene•♡★˚°⊙

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from: superflavor
date: Oct. 8th, 2011 08:23 am (UTC)
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hahah, this is perfect. i love heathcliff's crazy eyes.

also congrats!

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die_heitere

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from: die_heitere
date: Oct. 8th, 2011 09:08 am (UTC)
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I'm currently reading Wuthering Heights for the very first time (at the beginning I expected something more or less Jane Austen-ishes ... oh boy, WRONG) (never seen one of the movies), those comics are pure delight!! <3 Wow, what a creepy little Heathcliff.

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kurenai_tenka

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from: kurenai_tenka
date: Oct. 8th, 2011 11:29 am (UTC)
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Thanks a lot for this, your really salving my feelings of hate towards that book. XD

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