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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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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.
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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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.
Feb. 18th, 2009 08:53 am (UTC)
Super news!
Feb. 18th, 2009 09:24 am (UTC)
Thanks, Garen!
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.)
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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Feb. 18th, 2009 11:13 am (UTC)
Congrats, Sarah! What lovely news.
Feb. 18th, 2009 12:26 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Ellen! I'm so, so curious to see how it will look there!
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)
Feb. 18th, 2009 12:48 pm (UTC)
PS that was me, Neill C
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Feb. 18th, 2009 12:59 pm (UTC)
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!
Feb. 18th, 2009 01:18 pm (UTC)
Re: WOW!!
Yay, I'm glad you'll get to see them! :-D
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!
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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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.

Edited at 2009-02-18 04:09 pm (UTC)
Feb. 18th, 2009 02:04 pm (UTC)
The Guardian! Congratulations!
Feb. 18th, 2009 04:10 pm (UTC)
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'

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

I may?

Thank you.


Feb. 18th, 2009 04:11 pm (UTC)
You may! :-D Thanks so much, Dave! Following in your dogged footsteps...
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!!!
Feb. 18th, 2009 04:11 pm (UTC)
Re: Vern and Lettuce running in the Guardian
Thanks, Mom!
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.
Feb. 18th, 2009 04:12 pm (UTC)
Yes, it would be a shame if people missed the comic, it really is tucked deep within!
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