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Publisher Feels Better
Takes nap in car with Mommy, sleeps thru night
She is feeling so much better today! Seems like the sea air did her some good, as the old leechin’ doctors might say. Perhaps more pragmatically, we propped the head of her bed up on a couple of dictionaries, and she slept like a champ. Gravity—great for a head full of snot. Wow, this update went sideways fast, didn’t it?
In any case, check out this rare publisher-drawn masthead! It’s been a long time; looks like our last executive masthead was drawn on July 28th, and I don’t think we have ever seen an actual self-portrait. Here you see Kina in all her resplendent glory, tip to toe—the things that look like tusks are legs (we trim her actual tusks frequently to prevent them from growing out like this) and she is wearing two hats like a total boss.
I miss the early days of the paper, when she participated more frequently in the printing of the paper, though I will note that it generally meant I was squeezed for column inches. Case in point: the April 18th edition (which preceded this newsletter), in which the masthead takes up half the sheet. This edition also gives you some insight into her art direction for the day (“I will make a big big line”) and is priced—as all editions were, for months—at three dollars.
Can you believe that there was a time in which I did only one illustration a day? I hope you people recognize the value you’re getting these days. Those stick figures don’t come cheap.
“What’s This Pink Thing From?”
Leave it to Kina to find the most random half-centimeter-wide object in our living room and demand we identify its source. Girl, you’re barely four years old! Everything in this house is either fluffy or shiny!
She doesn’t make it easy on us, but this is where our investigative journalism really shines (Instagram-OG readers will recall the Oakwul papers). Have no fear, publisher, we’ve put our best people on it, and we’re paying them in thick stacks of unicorn cats.