Yes, it’s true. And it’s not that we don’t have enough to do around here, but a daily break for a bit of levity goes a looong looong way in this biz, as in distraction, balance, laughter (I’ve heard somewhere that it’s “good medicine”), and crazy creativity. Well, enter Margy and The Gang!
Let me give you a quick run down of this very, ahem, unique bunch:
There’s Dudley: he’s an unpublished author who occasionally insists on calling himself Dud to The Editor’s growing chagrin. (You’ll meet her in a bit.)Dudley has an anxious expression on his face most of the time because, well, he’s a little anxious about this whole writing/editing/publishing thing.
And then there’s Chuck. Chuck has been published by Dock Over There Press™, his first real success in publishing, and he’s thoroughly pleased with the small press world. He uses a number of pseudonyms for his other projects but, yep, you guessed it - The Editor knows them all (she’s uncanny like that).
This is Piers. Kinda looks like a “Piers,” doesn’t he? Piers owns and runs one of those large, Buffalo, NY publishing houses – you know – the “we’re bigger and better and we really don’t want to see small presses vie for comparable awards” presses. Yeah, people think that way, and Piers is one of them. Needless to say, a number of small press owners and authors disagree.
And then there’s Inez. Piers and Inez have a marvelous relationship: he’s happy as long as she cranks out the novels, and the more the merrier. Since Inez has the brains of a wet piece of paper, she’s more than happy to do so.
Every small press owner needs at least one kindred spirit, and Margy (The Editor) has Patience. That is to say, she has her friend, Patti, who runs the ubiquitous S.O.S. Press. Margy still wonders what S.O.S. stands for, but she’s not sure Patti will give.
Every small and large press owner, every author, everyone remotely involved in the writing world, has met someone like Dick Smythe. Oh dear. He’s unhappy with just about everything and everybody at some point, and for no good reason. ”Old” and “crochety” comes to mind, but you’ll have to figure out the validity of those labels for yourself. Some say he can be quite endearing at times.
That leaves us with Margy. She’s the brains behind the bluff, er, the brash, er, the … well, she runs Dock Over There™ Press, and she never takes “NO!” for an answer. The wise observer will notice the love behind Margy’s fiery brown eyes, though, and she’s not averse to having her fur stroked; she can purr with the best of ‘em.
Well, there you have it. The Gang will have you know you can SUBSCRIBE to their shenanigans via this link, rather than waiting for the comics to appear on Facebook. And you’ll be a page ahead of everyone else! They post every Wednesday unless Margy happens to run into Patti on the street and they stop for a cup of tea and a crumpet, or unless Dick runs into Chuck and starts complaining, or unless … well, you get the picture. And sometimes Margy just needs to rant, i.e., extra comic! :)
Oh, and The Gang wanted me to tell you too that the real deal comics will be in bright vivid color (and Dudley even has yellow hair). Get on board – The Attack of the 50′ Slush Pile is coming your way!
P.S. Margy wanted you to see today’s comic, and introduce you to her friend, Patti (who also happens to have a few … shall we call them “eccentricities”?) …