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Travel Trubs Over, Lack Of Sleep Remains

Oh, and also the previous strip, where the barista cabal that secretly controls everything has functioning transporter technology because OF COURSE they do.
Thanks to the tender mercies of Delta, I spent the majority of my waking hours yesterday at Newark airport trying to get to Atlanta for a work gig, a tale of woe I was only too happy to share on Twitter. Getting in eight hours late has left me a bit punchy today, so let’s keep today’s discussion brief.

  • I don’t know how many of you noticed that it’s Comics Week at The AV Club, and while there has been some webcomics in the discussion threads, today saw the first overt recommendations from staffers. Asked What comics are you reading this month?, staffer William Hughes threw props to A Softer World and Achewood before a lengthy analysis of what makes Meredith Gran’s Octopus Pie so damn good:

    It’s a tricky book to summarize, honestly, because the thing that makes it great is Gran’s unwillingness to let easy labels dictate who her characters are—in the initial comics, Eve is “grumpy,” while Hannah is “the carefree stoner,” but the longer they spend on the page, the less those titles make sense or apply. It’s a book that’s less about big plot arcs or romantic entanglements—although it has its fair share of the latter—than about what those events mean for the characters and their attempts to build a stable sense of who they are and what they want.

    He also notes that Gran shifts between slice-of-life and magical realism (although not the Mexican variety), which by coincidence is well demonstrated by today’s installment; whatever else might be going on in Jane and Marigold’s inner feelings, those little homunculi are absolutely real.

  • We may be coming to the end of the Cartoon Art Museum’s cartoonist-in-residence program, what with the loss of the physical space coming at the end of September and all. But it’s not the end of September yet, and curator Andrew Farago shows every sign of wanting to pack as much programming as their remaining lease time will allow.

    Thus, those of you in San Francisco on Saturday, 1 August 2015 can participate in the residency of Hannah McGill from 1:00pm – 3:00pm. For those not familiar, McGill is the creator of RAWR! Dinosaur Friends, as well as being a graphic designer with work visible around the Bay Area. Her talk is free and open to the public.

Spam of the day:

Technological advances in home based surveillance allow one to keep out hackers from your home alarm system.

Oh son, do not even bring your claims about Internet of Things security here. That bullshit will not fly with me.

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