Aimee McFarlane was my first friend in the online comics community. I was a big fan of her diary comic Love, Life and Earthquakes and we started tweeting back and fourth while I was drawing The Chairs’ Hiatus. She was one of the few people I showed the final section of the story too before releaseing it. The story all leads up to the last scene in the record shop and I was terrified that it was all about to fall apart. Whenever I read the ending of The Chairs’ Hiatus I always think about her.
It didn’t seem right to have a big party that centered around The Chairs’ Hiatus without her being involved in some way. She’s hasn’t been publishing comics for a while, but I had to ask her if she would be interested in doing a guest post.
I’m thrilled that she said yes and I love what she came up with. It’s so simple yet captures the feeling of the book so well.
Thanks Aimee. It’s totally fitting that the last post before the Kickstarter is over is by you.
There are just a few hours left for this, my first Kickstarter. It’s over at 7pm Pacific tonight. We are well past funded. We’ve met all of our stretch goals. I am in awe of the generosity of all of my friends, family, internet pals, and total strangers.
Thank you everyone. You are amazing, and I’m going to do my best to make this a great experience for you.