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#269: Old School, Part Two

August 15, 2008

Notes from the Manager

Related Strips: #268: Old School, Part One

For those of you not from Chicago, it's been hinted at before, with things like a Chicago Tribune in the background of a panel or an 847 area code mentioned in another strip, but this strip makes it fairly explicit: the Multiplex 10 in located in an unnamed (fictional) suburb of Chicago, on the north side.

Bronzeville and Rogers Park are (real) Chicago neighborhoods, and the Regal Theater and the Granada Theatre are — or rather were — real Chicago theaters, both designed by Edward Eichenbaum of Levy & Klein (Eichenbaum also designed the Century Theatre, formerly the Diversey, although only its façade remains standing). The Regal, in particular, was a cultural cornerstone of black Chicago for the four decades it was in business… which I'm sure James will talk about in time.

TopWebComics has the same hand-drawn sketch of Jason and Becky done for Jackson Ferrell that I posted the other day. (He had requested the two hanging out in their civilian clothes.)


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Mae Volume One is now available… and I have a comic in it!

Friday, February 17, 2017

Heads up, completists. I have a three page story in the new Mae Volume One TPB from Dark Horse Comics. This is the same one I co-wrote (with Mae creator Gene Ha) and as a thank-you for backers of its original Kickstarter edition — and Dark Horse’s editors decided to include the story in the back matter of this new collection, along with a bunch of other short stories by other great creators.

BUT… I have a story in a Dark Horse-published book! That’s cool!

If you’re not familiar with Mae, it’s an all-ages adventure comic by Gene Ha (Top Ten and a billion other comics). Here’s the official Dark Horse synopsis:

When she was just a girl, Abbie discovered a portal to a fantasy world and has since had great adventures there: defeating horrible monsters, power-mad scientists, and evil nobles. But when she turned twenty-one it all came apart and she decided to return home. Her sister, Mae, had no idea what happened to Abbie all this time, and Abbie’s tales are too hard to believe—that is, until the monsters and other terrible creatures start to cross over to our world . . . Collects issues #1–#6.

I highly recommend it. It is a lot of fun. You can learn more about Mae Volume One on Amazon.

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