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Starting THIS SATURDAY! They only asked me yesterday, so it's great that I won't have to wait too long to see it. Every Saturday for twelve weeks, The Guardian will feature the first twelve episodes of my comic, Vern and Lettuce (which is running now in the DFC). And since the Guardian Comic has three pages of comics and Vern and Lettuce takes up only one page, the other two pages will feature James Turner's Super Animal Adventure Squad. Which thrills me to no end because it's one of my favourite strips in the DFC, and I'm so glad they'll be together! (You might also know James – eruditebaboon – from his hilarious webcomic Beaver and Steve.)



Just in case you're one of those kinds of people who only read a certain section of the paper and throw away the other sections, I've made a little chart to show you where to find comics goodness:



Edit: I almost forgot to mention, here's a photo of Woodrow Phoenix (creator of Donny Digits, shown above) and me having lunch with a couple of James's Super Animal Adventures squadies!

And (hopefully) on an entirely unrelated topic, iv_solyaev has posted two of the most jaw-dropping paintings of train wrecks and wow, they are something.

Edit: Guardian link here

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joedecie
Feb. 18th, 2009 08:03 am (UTC)
These are my two favourite strips from DFC. And that's my paper of choice.

Brilliant news, great.
jabberworks
Feb. 18th, 2009 09:22 am (UTC)
So exciting! Yeah, James's strip is amazing, I go all a-goggle with wonder at how he can pack so many gags per square inch yet still remain perfectly coherent.
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jabberworks
Feb. 18th, 2009 09:23 am (UTC)
Sharing is good! :-D Yes, I've heard a lot of people who don't have kids don't read the Family section, but I've been pleasantly surprised by it, lots of interesting and often quirky articles. And the comic, of course.
rainboworchid
Feb. 18th, 2009 08:53 am (UTC)
Super news!
jabberworks
Feb. 18th, 2009 09:24 am (UTC)
Thanks, Garen!
americanbeetles
Feb. 18th, 2009 09:07 am (UTC)
Holy cow, congrats! Is this comics section a regular feature in the paper?? (if so, why can't they *all* have a big pullout section of gorgeous comics like that? Beats the hell outta Ziggy.)
jabberworks
Feb. 18th, 2009 09:28 am (UTC)
Oh yeah... Ziggy. Is that still going? My grandfather used to get USA Today and Ziggy was always pretty big in that comics section. The Seattle Times used to have an amazing comics section on Sundays, full colour broadsheets, maybe eight pages in all. Calvin & Hobbes, Peanuts, For Better or For Worse, the Wizard of Id, Adam... those were good days.

Yes, the Guardian's started running this Saturday section fairly recently, maybe even in the past year. It's a little hard to find and they never mention it on the masthead, but it's well worth going for a search. Right now they're running Faz Choudhury's 'Dead Pets Society'.
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ellenlindner
Feb. 18th, 2009 11:13 am (UTC)
Congrats, Sarah! What lovely news.
jabberworks
Feb. 18th, 2009 12:26 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Ellen! I'm so, so curious to see how it will look there!
(Anonymous)
Feb. 18th, 2009 12:48 pm (UTC)
That is tremendous news - must be so exciting! A really positive move all round, those two strips together will be absolutely fantastic.

(PS I had fallen a few DFCs behind and was just getting caught up, so I have only just seen the V&L episode featuring Lettuce's daydream about the poos of Albert Camus and Jane Austen, which may now be my single favourite panel in COMICS HISTORY)
(Anonymous)
Feb. 18th, 2009 12:48 pm (UTC)
PS that was me, Neill C
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ext_168205
Feb. 18th, 2009 12:59 pm (UTC)
WOW!!
That's brilliant news. I will finally get to sample the wee beasties. Well done, you are well on your way to becoming a superstar!
jabberworks
Feb. 18th, 2009 01:18 pm (UTC)
Re: WOW!!
Yay, I'm glad you'll get to see them! :-D
eruditebaboon
Feb. 18th, 2009 01:14 pm (UTC)
Hurrah! And I might use that little diagram of how to find the family section too, if you don't mind? It can be tricky to track down!
jabberworks
Feb. 18th, 2009 01:18 pm (UTC)
Yes, go ahead! Woodrow mentioned that some of his friends had to buy a second copy of the paper because they hadn't realised his comic was buried so deep in that section they never read.
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jabberworks
Feb. 18th, 2009 04:09 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Haha, I always think of the word 'awesomesauce' whenever I think of you! Makes me smile every time.

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jamie_power
Feb. 18th, 2009 02:04 pm (UTC)
The Guardian! Congratulations!
jabberworks
Feb. 18th, 2009 04:10 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
(Anonymous)
Feb. 18th, 2009 02:05 pm (UTC)
I don't usually like 'me too' comments but - fantastico! great news. Now if you can just get it into 'Le Soir'

Richie
jabberworks
Feb. 18th, 2009 04:10 pm (UTC)
Ooh la la, now that's a thought! :-D
ext_138579
Feb. 18th, 2009 02:12 pm (UTC)
Whoo Hoo!
BRILLIANT NEWS! I'll collect the lot!
jabberworks
Feb. 18th, 2009 04:10 pm (UTC)
Re: Whoo Hoo!
Thanks so much, Viv!
dave_shelton
Feb. 18th, 2009 03:31 pm (UTC)
May I please add my own "Yay!" to those above?

I may?

Thank you.

Ahem.

Yay!
jabberworks
Feb. 18th, 2009 04:11 pm (UTC)
You may! :-D Thanks so much, Dave! Following in your dogged footsteps...
sweet_gum
Feb. 18th, 2009 03:35 pm (UTC)
Vern and Lettuce running in the Guardian
Sarah, very clever posting above! So many more children, young and young-at-heart, will be introduced and have the opportunity to fall in love with Vern and Lettuce, all without causing you additional labor. Way to go, Guardian! Congratulations, Sarah!!!
jabberworks
Feb. 18th, 2009 04:11 pm (UTC)
Re: Vern and Lettuce running in the Guardian
Thanks, Mom!
fazchoudhury
Feb. 18th, 2009 03:38 pm (UTC)
Wonderful! That's great news! Good job on posting the directions to the comic strip too, a very useful bit of advice.
jabberworks
Feb. 18th, 2009 04:12 pm (UTC)
Yes, it would be a shame if people missed the comic, it really is tucked deep within!
mr_sadhead
Feb. 18th, 2009 04:25 pm (UTC)
The Guardian, wow! Er, Vern and Lettuce aren't going to go all literary now, like a Posy Simmons comic? They're not going to star in an updated version of "The Brothers Karamazov", are they?
jabberworks
Feb. 18th, 2009 11:06 pm (UTC)
You got it! It's very quiet in my flat right now because the Guardian have sent Vern and Lettuce out to a writers' retreat somewhere in Devon, where they'll get a crash course on Flaubert and witty remarks to make at book launches.
benchilada
Feb. 18th, 2009 04:45 pm (UTC)
EMPRESS OF AWESOME!
jabberworks
Feb. 18th, 2009 11:06 pm (UTC)
From the Emperor of Awesomeness!!
cartilage
Feb. 18th, 2009 05:05 pm (UTC)
Congratulations : )
jabberworks
Feb. 18th, 2009 11:06 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
chamonkee
Feb. 18th, 2009 07:01 pm (UTC)
congratumalations! Very soon you'll be everywhere. I want Vern and Leuttice brand cupcakes.... or easter eggs.
(Anonymous)
Feb. 18th, 2009 09:10 pm (UTC)
congrats Sarah, The boys were very excited about this news! The two best DFC strips in The Guardian. Really great news!

Patrick
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nabbit
Feb. 18th, 2009 10:06 pm (UTC)
You had me at "Dinosaur Wallchart".
jabberworks
Feb. 18th, 2009 11:09 pm (UTC)
And I think there are several wallcharts, running on different weeks! It is a big festival of dinosaurness.
jennieishere.wordpress.com
Feb. 19th, 2009 09:16 am (UTC)
yey!
Ace stuff!
jabberworks
Feb. 19th, 2009 09:54 am (UTC)
Re: yey!
Thanks, Jennie!
ginasketch
Feb. 19th, 2009 11:16 am (UTC)
Spectacular!
jabberworks
Feb. 21st, 2009 02:38 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Gina! :-D
libbi
Feb. 22nd, 2009 10:25 pm (UTC)
I bought it and loved it! Congratulations :)
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