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Whereas I only have 4.83 stars as a passenger on Uber. Who did I upset on Uber? All I ever do is sit quietly and tip.
Pardon me for both bragging and once again trying to cajole you into buying my book. I spent a whole afternoon on this little comic, on the instinct that bragging and cajoling is more pardonable if it’s difficult for both of us.
But if you’re inclined to get a copy of The Story of Gumluck the Wizard, why not order from The Book Tavern in Augusta, Georgia? I was just there and it’s a lovely little store. Call and see if they still have signed copies—I drew ghosts in them!
Addendum to Last Month’s Newsletter:
I have seen a LOT of roadrunners recently. Or else the same couple of roadrunners a bunch of times. I mentioned previously that I could easily go years without a sighting, but lately I spot one nearly every time I walk the dog. And my dad, who lives 125 miles northwest of Tucson, says he’s seen an unusual number this year as well.
I’m not trying to alarm you in a Hitchcocky way or anything. But let’s all be careful out there. Mind the ROADS.
Exclusive Sneak Peek at Gumluck Book 3!
Book 2 is already finished, and I’ll be sharing stuff from that soon. But right now I’m knee-deep in sketching out Book 3.
More so than the others, Book 3 of The Story of Gumluck the Wizard is influenced by all the Dungeons & Dragons I played when I was younger. Gumluck is introduced to some adventurers who are looking for a wizard to round out their party.
There’s a brawny, brave warrior, and if she were a D&D character I suppose she’d probably be a half-orc fighter.
There’s an elven archer who’s also a bit of a bard—he sings a number of extemporaneous songs about the book’s characters and plot as they travel. When I started sketching him I’ll admit I drew a lot of long-haired Legolas-types, and got bored of that almost immediately. Who is the pretty young man of 2023? I asked myself, and that’s how I ended up with an elf that’s more of a K-pop star.
And there’s also a little thief, who wears a heavy hood so people will not notice she’s a raccoon. If you read my newsletter of a couple months ago you might remember that this project started with raccoons, so this is me closing a circle.
I hope my editor likes the way these characters look! You’re seeing them before she does. Unless she subscribes to my newsletter, in which case What’s up, Daria?
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