I’ve been rereading Shirley Jackson’s We Have Always Lived in the Castle, one of my favorites. The rhythm of the first paragraph caught me, so I drew it.

(I wasn’t sure which Richard Plantagenet Merricat is referring to—there are a lot. Wikipedia somewhat arbitrarily says it’s Richard of Eastwell, who does seem he might be interesting to her, but Richard II might also appeal to her sense of drama. I chose Eastwell, though.)

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Comics Alliance assembled an awesome collection of 25 comic book covers brought to life by skilled digital artists Kerry Callen, ABVH (previously featured here), Brad Backofen, and Jim Groom. Some of them are impressively frightening while others are surprisingly silly. And then there’s this wonderful cover of a Calvin & Hobbes collection, animated by Kerry Callen, which simply makes us happy:

Head over to Comics Alliance to view their entire collection of animated comic book covers.

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I have a plan for where this story goes, trying to decide if I should actually bother drawing it all.

I had the idea of Fiddleford encountering Stanley while his mind was still intact enough to figure out who he was. (Stanford surely mentioned he had a twin, after all.) Fiddleford wondered why Stanley was living under his brother’s name and in the course of trying to suss each other out, each of them learned the others’ story.

When Stanley realized that this guy helped Stanford build the portal, he got very excited and tried to mine him for information on how to operate it. …Information that had probably already been memory-wiped away.

Not that it mattered, as Fiddleford had no intention of helping someone reactivate that terrible machine. …Quite the opposite, in fact.

Pro tip, Fidds. If you find yourself walking slow circles around someone and saying things like “I’m sorry it had to come to this” you might be on a bad path. You know what another bad sign is? Matching robes and chanting. Just saying.