Ha! This week was me pushing book #2. Back when I was fulfilling my own orders. Once I went to TopatoCo I was finally convinced to charge a few dollars more. I do tend to undersell myself. Of course, the books have been reprinted as two 8.5×11 volumes. So, get ‘em all, “Act now!”
I actually had to think of a movie over two hours, and then find out at what point approximately two hours was.
Because I care.
I think the point of the strips was how we get bored and distract ourselves and then miss the non-boring things as well. Not sure if that came across. Or was funny. :)
Today’s stage of grief is “bargaining.”
Also, it’s an observation that things that are viewed as negative traits in relationships, such as “co-dependence” doesn’t mean that there isn’t still true feeling.
The Kübler-Ross stages of grief are fairly well known, although they are more guidelines than rules. I did my best to explore them through Blake. They are:
denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance
Yesterday, of course, Blake was in denial. Today it would be anger.
To every side of drama, there’s another side of equally believable nature.
This was an interesting week to write, dealing with grief of a lost parent without getting too maudlin. Making it both sensitive and funny. A challenge, but I really wanted to do it.