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godzilla and the unforgiven kitten

It's been a heavy few days on The Strumpet (comics anthology I edit with ellenlindner) as we iron out the final art problems (now ironed, comic has gone to bed) find for a few hours for a launch party (which will be Friday 9th November at Orbital Comics) and generally totter towards the launch. Speaking of which -- I know what I get when I google "strumpet comic" (my job-list, more or less) but maybe that's just me -- sparkymark expressed concern that it might bring Billie Piper related sauciness, does it? What does it get you?

Ah, also a link for damiancugley -- the tumblr of beautiful cartoonist Cinders McLeod* -- I'm linking to lots of odd bits and bobs like this from The Strumpet Blog at the moment -- I've never been very keen on auto-mirroring content, but maybe for the Strumpet stuff I should make an exception?

My cat brought me a robin at the weekend. By Monday I was still quite cross with her (which may also be down to the fact that readjusting her bell means she can wake me up again) but timscience was adamant that I should not go to work with an unforgiven kitten. Naturally, it being the moment of forgiveness, she had disappeared. Eventually I found her atop the garage roof, staring down at a too-distant ground with huge, sorrowful, suicidal eyes. Honestly cat, you and your unreasonable sense of drama. She was forgiven, anyway. Little monster. Speaking of which, here is your morning dose of Godzilla:

*I went googling for Cinders a few years ago and all I could find was a blog post by some guy about how though there were no female cartoonists in Scotland there was one and it was she. You wouldn't make it up!


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17th Oct, 2012 09:03 (UTC)
For me the top 10 hits when "Googling Strumpet comic" are all for your comic so no need to worry about Billie Piper.
Not really fair to blame a cat for being a cat. They are carnivores that specialised in killing small birds and rodents and up until recently were usually kept specifically for that purpose. I expect there are breeders trying to evolve out this characteristic but it may take a while and it would rely on people buying bred cats rather than rescue cats.
17th Oct, 2012 18:00 (UTC)

Normally I'm pretty sanguine about clearing up the corpses but the robin hit me quite hard for some reason. She's more of a mouser, really -- that and the odd dragonfly -- and catching and dispatching mice and rats is definitely in her job description -- I do try to make sure that bringing them into the sitting room results in instant confiscation, though.
17th Oct, 2012 09:29 (UTC)
All the links on the first page are Strumpet related: the comic, then its blog, then the kickstarter page, then other blog posts about it. Same on google.nl, but with bonus twitter feed.
17th Oct, 2012 09:34 (UTC)
(Did you want to know there's a missing word in the FAQ page? In the third question, "We that the existence of more avenues for ladies to publish their comics can only be a good thing.")
17th Oct, 2012 18:01 (UTC)
Ah, thanks -- I'll let Ellen know (though after all the fun with the prepress she might not get to it for a bit!)
17th Oct, 2012 10:31 (UTC)
Yowza! Cinders McLeod! Have always admired her!
17th Oct, 2012 11:11 (UTC)
But maybe that's just me...
I know what I get when I google "strumpet comic"

Here's what I get

Also, China's latest political manifesto (as mentioned last night) is apparently free to the digerati

17th Oct, 2012 18:03 (UTC)
Re: But maybe that's just me...
I parsed that sentence all wrong initially
18th Oct, 2012 21:13 (UTC)
It was "strumpet blog" that I thought might go to Scary Diary of a Call Girl.
18th Oct, 2012 21:43 (UTC)
Did you try it? Except for the urban fantasy one, strumpet bloggers are kinda crafty
18th Oct, 2012 21:53 (UTC)
I just did.
18th Oct, 2012 22:22 (UTC)
Oh come now, I quite liked the bit about standing up for the rights of male crafters
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