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OMG they upgraded Ruby!

Ruby Tuesday the ailing Roomba just came back from her service with something of a makeover. The nine beeps + circle dance must be one of those oh-forget-it errors as they'd simply scooped out the inside and sent us back another Roomba inside Ruby's old faceplate. Of the original Ruby, only the bin and brushes remain. She's not even the same model; we've gone from a geriatric 560 to a nippy 581. But if the insides of your Roomba have been entirely changed is she still the same machine? Ehhhhh I'd say no, so we've rechristened her Ruby Wednesday. She never went cleaning on a Tuesday anyway.

First work in progress is up on the Strumpet blog -- from Kripa Joshi. Scripts, plans and ideas are coming tumbling in. I suppose we should kick off the Kickstarter soon... last year we waited until the bulk of the art was in but I reckon the extra months would pay out -- especially as we (and Kickstarter) will no longer have the benefits of novelty. One thing I'm not sure is that I'll be able to fit in a strip by me this time, which would make me cover/co-editor only, which makes me feel a bit ... oh, I don't know. I think of the women whose work has disappeared into editing the work of others and there's a bit of a cold panic. But I shouldn't forget that plenty come the other way, too and not fear the editorial function. Certainly it feels easier to advocate/promote/celebrate on behalf of somebody else. Oh, speaking of which, one of our contributors is looking for people to stay with in Europe as she's travelling as part of the writing process. If anyone fancies that/knows anyone who does, message me an email address and I'll send on more information and put you in touch with her -- I'm sure she'll make a lovely houseguest, put you in her graphic novel, etc.

...and I won't be at Comiket this weekend - I'm working - and if you're a bit bored of hearing that, think how I feel. But ellenlindner assures me that Strumpet will be on sale on the tozocomic table and you can of course buy Strumpet and Ink + Paper online too thanks again Dave :)

I should really buy a couple more Ink + Papers myself, actually. I've long since burned through my initial pile and The Amazing Calabroni Sisters is always the comic of mine I want to push under people's noses, although I really should be forgetting that and thinking about the next comic.

Comments

zengineer
19th Apr, 2012 08:12 (UTC)
Frankly if I get a bit old and decrepit scooping out my brain and replacing it with a better one is not a solution I favour.
cleanskies
19th Apr, 2012 09:25 (UTC)
hmmm
Less an upgrade, more a new entity with the old one's face nailed to it