So, I’ve been enjoying formatting Anna Galactic, and have been pleased with ending each strip where a “punchline” falls. Out of curiosity, I put it together as how it will read in print form, to see if the natural page breaks work. They do!

If you’re curious, here’s a low-res PDF of the first 25 pages.

So, I’m in Arizona. A month in the desert. That should clear my head (and get me up on deadlines).


03/16/15 Being Brought In 08

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  1. Sunup in the desert can be Amazing; it’s dark, a bit chilly (bring a sweater or jacket folks, seriously, even in summer! When Sol goes down, there’s no water holding that heat, and the temperature goes over a cliff!) then the light begins to change, and if there’s any weather to the East as the daystar nears rising, wow. Just wow.

    {Story} Do you smell a story coming? I do!

  2. I had a morning walk at sunup outside Albuquerque years ago. Through a landscape of sleeping rattlesnakes, I was told later. I think I prefer hearing of my death-defying feats after I accomplish them.

  3. In the desert you can remember your name,
    ‘Cause there ain’t no one for to give you no pain.

  4. Welcome to the Phoenix wastelands! We aren’t completely devoid of culture out here, but we try!

  5. @Pbarnrob, and I’m up north in high desert, so when i start walking it’s around 34 degrees F (and then during the day only jumps to the high 60s)

    @Coyoty, a friend just warned me of coyotes on my walks. I’m still laughing. (although I’m guessing there are a decent number of rattlesnakes).

  6. “Neat!” indeed.

    Incidentally, on Teapot’s first appearance (Har har, Ceylon, Teapot. Har!), he says “There happens to be rules.” Shouldn’t that be “There happen to be rules”? Or is he just colloquial? πŸ™‚

    Also, the not-being-able-to-click-the-strip thing is starting to bug me so I’m going to see if I can hack some jQuery together to get that running later this week.

  7. @Stewart, “happen/happens” fixed! πŸ™‚

  8. Looks like a nice place to be

  9. Wow, I imagine the great views you’d have every dawn and every sunset… Relaxing indeed.

  10. Love the grin in the final panel!

  11. Rhondalynn Brown

    I am a retired teacher who spent six years teaching Social Studies and Computer in the Navajo Nation (2 years at Tsaile, and 4 years at Pinon). I love the high desert so much that when I retired 5 years ago, I moved to an isolated, off-grid ranch, about 10 miles east of Snowflake. It really gets deep into your soul… the vast vistas… the starry skies unblemished by city lights… the mesas and canyons and the Chuska Mountains. I hope you have access to a 4×4 to go exploring. Oh, and there is absolutely no friend like a Navajo friend! Enjoy!

  12. I’m an amateur shutterbug. I envy you because I would love to get one of those time-lapse videos of a sunrise in the desert, and a clear-sky Milky Way video too!

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