My latest comic, “S. A. Andrée’s Ill-Fated Expedition,” can now be read online in the most recent issue of inkt|art. The issue focuses on comics journalism, and there’s a handful of great nonfiction stories featured, including work from Eroyn Franklin and Sara Drake.
As many of you know, February 1st was Hourly Comics Day! It kind of snuck up on me this year and I wasn’t sure I was going to do them, but as usual I’m glad I did. I really enjoy making hourly comics. I tend to be more productive when I’m keeping such close track of time, and it’s interesting to go back and read previous years’ hourlies to see how they compare. You can go back and read my old hourlies as well, here: 2012, 2011, and 2010. Oddly, despite moving from Chicago to Savannah to Portland in the last four years, very little appears to have changed about my day-to-day routine.
3pm: I was very excited to flip through a copy of Lucy Knisley‘s foodie book, Relish, at Periscope Studio. It looks beautiful. The book comes out in April and I will definitely be picking up a copy. You can see a few preview pages of it here.
4pm: We’re just about ready to send the Hic & Hoc Publications anthology, Unknown Origins & Unlikely Ends, off to the printer! I am crazy excited, you guys.
12am: BEST SWEATPANTS EVER.
1am: Project Runway won’t be quite the same without all the “Korsisms.”
In 1912, Austrian inventor Franz Reichelt decided to test his “parachute suit” by jumping off the Eiffel Tower. 100 years later, someone decided to make a comic about it. That someone was me. And now you can read that comic on The Hairpin!
You may not be surprised to learn that Reichelt’s jump did not end well. In case the comic doesn’t horrify you enough, you can also watch a video of Reichelt’s jump below. Be forwarned: it’s truly upsetting.
And finally, the conclusion of the story of Gregory Biggs. I sure hope you’ve enjoyed it.
Possibly the most terrifying aspect of this story is that, despite this murder being sloppy, unplanned, committed in a public area, and shoddily covered up, Chante might have actually gotten away with it if she’d kept her mouth shut. Stories like this remind me that, despite all the Law & Order and CSI scenarios my brain is filled with, the good guys don’t always win, and people can and do get away with murder fairly frequently. Horrifying thought. Or I guess an encouraging one, if you’re a murderer.
On that note, I HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND.
Here’s the continuation of the story of Gregory Biggs, a man from Fort Worth, TX who died in a very unusual, and tragic, way. This story is part of my ongoing series of comics based on the Wikipedia List of Unusual Deaths, which is, in my opinion, the best list on Wikipedia.
Will Chante get away with it? No, probably not. Tune in next week for the conclusion of the story!
Also, keep checking back on Tuesdays for previews of the upcoming Hic & Hoc unsolved mysteries anthology!