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Hoo boy, I do forget to update this site! It’s so much more WORK than posting on tumblr! Ha, ha, ha.

So, what have I been up to?! Well, this week, my upcoming Adventure Time graphic novel was announced!

Baby's first book!!

It will be drawn by the spectacular Zack Sterling, and written by yours truly! I am terribly excited. You can find it in stores in March. The official solicit is HERE, and will be in the upcoming issue of Previews. Cover is by the amazing Stephanie Gonzaga, who made Marcy look just SO damn metal.

In other news, I am traveling A HECK OF A LOT this year to promote it! I will be doing a mini tour of Texas in late-February, ECCC in March, sleeping in April, and TCAF in May. You will also likely find me at SDCC this year. In preparation, I’m fucking off to Florida for two weeks in January just to get myself together. I’m going to Harry Potter world! I can’t wait!

I also have this brand new mug in my shop, and I’m working on some new things for a mysterious desert town. Busy, busy, busy!

I hope you all have damn fine holidays. Damn fine!

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Thanks for doing this one! This is a HUGE issue on the Internet right now, and it was great to hear your voice weighing in on this. There really should be protocols, if not laws, in place to properly accredit artists whose images go viral.


I just finished going through the archives, and your comic is fantastic! Particularly the one about wishing you had certainty in your orientation, which I understand completely. I also appreciate you sharing the raw stuff, even when it is very difficult.

For those days when you have to pick up and go on, might I suggest:
http://www.viruscomix.com/page580.html
Which indeed makes me feel a little better about things.


Kate, I think your work; both art and writing; is GREAT. My impression of you is that you are a charming, wonderful person; and I wish there were more like you in the world. Of course you are not perfect; human beings are not meant to be. Keep learning to love yourself more and more. :)

To weigh in on the sexual orientation thing: Love is Love. Period. I hope that in a few generations, the human race, or at least a larger chunk of it, doesn’t agonize over something essentially so trivial to be a self-defining factor. I think of it like eye color. Who cares if someone’s eyes are blue or brown or one of each? Who cares what someone’s skin color is? And who cares about another person’s choice(s) of who to love? The answer to all those are a big So What? They really should not be any factor in judging character.

Yes, I realize there are too many people who use skin color and genital pairings as primary factors to judge others. They are to be pitied. And it’s hard not to dislike them. But their opinions should not be allowed to harm. Their opinions are less valid than a cat’s is.

I know you and so many others have been hurt by foolishly cruel people. I hope I might encourage you to learn not to let them hurt you in any way. Find a mantra that works for you if caught in unenlightened situations; i.e., “My cat’s opinion is more important than yours.” Saying it privately and repeatedly might help, IF you feel you can’t say it to the offender’s face.

Love is important. There isn’t enough of it. Lust is just fun, and nothing to angst on (obligatory blah blah about safe sex…gah.)

You have shared so much of yourself with your work. You are a good person. I hope you get to hear that often from people in your life.

Also, at some point you complained that you received discouraging messages about cross-training and eating healthy. That’s all total bullshit. It’s FANTASTIC you are doing these things! I held the school record for the 880 run in high school (pro tip: 100 yard wind sprints, both uphill and flat ground, boost conditioning enormously on top of the regular distance training runs.) Eating right and exercising helps you mentally as well as physically. Your diet sounds basically very healthy.

Just wanted to support you. I know life isn’t perfect, but it never is. Please keep taking care of yourself, and know there are people rooting for you. I wish you all the best. And so do all my cats. :)


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