Last summer, both Princess and Pixie got their hair cut short, and I mean really short. As short as mine, in fact, although they both had their hair styled a bit differently. So I decided it was high time to update their characters in the webcomic. The first up was Pixie…
Ta-da! It’s Pixie!
As you can see, Pixie has changed quite a bit. She’s wearing hip new glasses now, and yes, they really are bright orange. She’s also grown up considerably, although she’s still half a head shorter than me. She’s very savvy, and has a distinct sense of fashion, more like a tomboy, although she’s not much of one for sports. She does like racquetball, though, although when she and I play, we don’t play by any rules. Mostly, we just try not to get hit by the ball as we run around the court, laughing.
Pixie is almost a teenager now, with very strong opinions and the ability to express them in no uncertain terms. I’m sure you’ll be hearing from her soon in the webcomic 🙂
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Apparently my daughters share my tastes in movies… books… comics… feminism…
UPDATE: The response to this particular episode was so strong, I went ahead and set it up as a print on Society 6. You can buy a copy here.
I also set it up as a coffee mug, so enjoy!
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When my girls were toddlers, my mother started buying them Barbie dolls. All kinds of Barbie dolls, but mostly princess dolls. At the same time, my mother was also buying the girls a LOT of pink dresses. We had one year where the mailman brought us a new package every week, and it always had a new pink dress and a new princess doll, and the girls just ate it up!!!
A few years later, my kids now like Goth fashion, Minecraft (and video games in general), steampunk, cartoons, and comic books. Pixie still wears pink on occasion, but her dolls are more often painted bright green, with splatters of red for that “zombie” effect.
It’s nice to know I have some influence on my kids 🙂
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The conversations I had with Pixie this past weekend regarding chores were not nearly this pleasant. I swear, that kid has mastered the stink-eye. Of course, it has no effect whatsoever on her terrible, horrible, EVIL mother.
To quote Bill Cosby, “I brought you into this world, kid…”
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Pixie sure does love her pop music! But I can’t help but cringe when I listen to the actual lyrics of the songs she’s trying to imitate. The kid is 8 years old! She doesn’t need to go BOOM BOOM and bring booty back at her age!
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Both Pixie and Princess have sent and received letters back from the Doctor. I have no idea how this happens.
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Hurray! Another comic is up. I thought I’d never get this one done.
I try to work on the webcomic every day, but between taking care of the kids and volunteer work, my schedule gets pretty messy pretty quick. So I am drawing as fast as I can and posting comics as fast as I can. Of course, I did fall asleep on the couch this morning, which kind of slowed things down today. Oh well! That’s what I get for waking up early and exercising.
We’re surviving summer break so far. Later this month, we’ll be attending a 3-day karate camp in DC. That should be interesting. Meanwhile, I’m cleaning house as fast as the kids can destroy it. Lots of fun.
Hope everyone is enjoying their summer!
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I have no idea where that letter went. It was on Pixie’s window sill that night and gone the next morning.
I’ve been having fun working on the webcomic the last couple of weeks. I’ve been putting a little more time into the characters’ poses and expressions, as well as working on the coloring and effects. I’ve switched to doing the pencils on the iPad using Sketchclub, then importing the pencils into Manga Studio 5 to do the inking, coloring, dialog, etc. It’s just so much easier for me to do the pencils on the iPad. But Manga Studio is the best for inking and coloring these comics!
Today is Hubster’s birthday. That babyface is just 44 years old. What a youngster!
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A few months ago, the kids started writing letters to the Doctor, as in Doctor Who. I know how to handle letters to Santa, but letters to the Doctor? Especially when one of the kids goes to sleep clutching the letter in her hands?! What would you do?
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This happens every weekend. We watch Doctor Who and Pixie spends all night complaining about nightmares. Then she comes sneaking into MY room, saying she can’t sleep. Of course, Hubster can always sleep, and he sleeps through anything and everything, so guess who has to get up and take care of Pixie? Yeah, me. It’s gotten to the point where I’m getting scared of Doctor Who too, because it means I won’t get to sleep through the night!