A very fun, informative interview by the excellent hosts, Tom Racine and Lucas Turnbloom. We cover everything from cartooning, to Invisible Emmie, to Italian Renaissance art, to Star Wars, to boobs (you heard right). I’m sure you’ll be enlightened. Click here.
As you’ve probably guessed, the late March storyline was deeply personal. Many of you know I was diagnosed with a blood disorder, Essential Thrombocytosis, years ago. Well, it’s a relatively benign but progressive disease, and for the past few years, it’s progressed a lot.
In general terms, my bone marrow overproduces platelets. This can cause bleeding and clotting issues if not controlled. For a long time, I only needed a baby aspirin to thin my blood and a vitamin regimen to alleviate the side effect of migraines. That worked well until about two years ago when my overachieving platelets shot up into the millions.
It’s been a while since I’ve posted. Anything interesting happen in the past month? Yeah, okay, I’ll just move right past that.
In case you’ve been more preoccupied with the news than with the funny pages (btw, I highly recommend the comics as an antidote), 2016 was a turbulent year in the PD characters’ lives. Certainly, they’ve managed to retain their sense of humor throughout all of it. For your entertainment pleasure, here’s a little recap.
It’s been 6 months since my last post about the ongoing “Ben” series. Thought I’d share a little update.
After waiting many months, Ben has finally had his autism evaluation, and Nanci and her husband are waiting for the results. One thing I’ve learned through research: it can take a painfully long time to get diagnosed, and the wait can be agony for the family.
This is a friendly reminder to order Pajama Diaries books and merchandise for you or your loved ones before the mad holiday rush.
And yes, I know I’m evil for mentioning the holidays not even a week after Halloween.
Hey everyone, check out this exclusive sneak preview of my upcoming book, “Invisible Emmie,” from HarperCollins (for ages 8-12). It’s set to hit stores in May, 2017. The great comics website, The Mary Sue, debuted the cover today. Click here to check it out!
And don’t forget to pre-order the book here for the kids in your life!
Perimenopause isn’t funny.
Oh wait, actually it is.
As the saying goes, if you can’t cry, you laugh. That’s why I’ve been writing about autism, dementia, my #$@% blood disease, and now this. First of all, it’s cathartic. Secondly, it feels good to laugh about something that essentially sucks. Thirdly, it helps to connect with others that may be going through something similar. And since half the population is female, I’m guessing most of them would relate to this topic at some point.
In just a few weeks, I’ll be speaking at the Toonfest in Marceline, MO. This is the hometown of Walt Disney, and they have a big cartoon festival that takes place annually. This year, Toonfest will be Sept 17. It is family friendly and open to the public. Click here for the speaker lineup. Fittingly, there will be several Disney animators presenting. I’ll be in great company!