The living room one year ago when we made the offer and the living room as it looks today. The before photos were hard to take with the place boarded up and the general ick factor of standing in the middle of all the garbage.
We’ve actually got a rug in front of the coffee table now. And, naturally, it’s more cluttered. Naturally.
George Hansen lectures on the decline of parapsychology. He’s the author of The Trickster and The Paranormal, a book I can’t recommend enough.
(EDIT TO ADD: The good “why this matters” stuff starts about 16 minutes in.)
While the aviator goggles and scarf are a staple of Jenny Everywhere from the beginning, it is arguable that Nelson Evergreen helped to solidify the aviator coat look.
In addition to that, Nelson drew the single page comic with writer Rob Cave, known as The Late Shift. It was a simple, to the point, introduction to Jenny Everywhere. Being one page, that made it quite easy to share and be seen by many. It would not be surprising if you have heard of Jenny Everywhere, that you may have also heard of Nelson Evergreen (and vice versa).
But this was not Nelson’s first comic with Jenny. Actually, Nelson Evergreen, with writer Joe Macaré, are credited with having the first complete comic story featuring Jenny Everywhere. This comic was Names Not Down. This comic really solidified the portrayal of the “rebellious Jenny”, other artists and writers have used in several other comics in later years. (we’ll discuss other “types” of Jennys in a future post.)
Several of the early comics were produced by members of the Barbelith Underground forums, where Jenny Everywhere was created. Many of the early comics were only about 8 pages, and were one-off stories. Nelson and Joe ended up working together again to bring a 2-part comic set, totaling 20 pages.
This was A Damn Fine Hostile Takeover part 1 and part 2. And I believe it to be in the same continuity as Names Not Down. In the early days, it was stated that Jenny exists in multiple realities at once, making it so that technically she could be in continuity with all of her comics, from varying creators.
At the end of A Damn Fine Hostile Takeover, part 2, there was the first appearance of Jenny Nowhere. Nelson talks about his time with Jenny Everywhere, and a little bit about Jenny Nowhere, on the 20th episode of The Webcomic Beacon podcast. (another post will be made about Jenny Nowhere, in the future)
Since these comics, Nelson has made various artwork for Jenny, and even added her as a small cameo in a comic Damienne Hobbes Reflects. But aside from this, Nelson has moved on to other comic properties and illustrations.
All art © Nelson Evergreen
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So I really, really need to figure out how to earn a living as a freelance writer. Having a day job is giving me regular panic attacks, and I don’t know how much longer I can cope with work at all. Not with working, but with the 9-to-5:30, having-a-boss, having-coworkers stuff. And I don’t mean…
Unless you have a trust fund or some other regular, reliable source of income that doesn’t require too much active looking-after, then earning a living as a freelance writer is NOT an alternative to regular panic attacks.
Most of what one does (or least, most of what it *feels like* one does) in the freelance trenches is basically tapping on strangers’ shoulders and asking if this thing you’ve been thinking about is worth a couple of bucks. And then waiting days or weeks or (very often) months for a tentative response.
It’s possible to do this (my father did very well indeed at it), but putting up with looong dry spells between too-much-to-do-how-will-I-make-these-deadlines patches is part of the territory.
That said, if you’ve ever got any ideas for travel-related stories, I’m always looking….
These are my people. The mysterious semi-colon insertion in the dead of night. The removal of surplus commas. The clarification of obtuse sentences.
A filmmaker searches for a mysterious vandal who has been correcting grammar on placards in the sculpture garden of the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.
Where gettin’ down is a pleasure…
Thought to be Palm Beach, ‘50-’60s
This is what I was reading during breakfast.
Archbold consumed “dozens of roaches and worms” during the “Midnight Madness” contest, which drew nearly 30 contestants, the sheriff’s office said. An autopsy will determine the cause of death.
The store owner insists it wasn’t the food.
Discoid roaches, Siegel told the Miami Herald, are “eaten by people all over the world.” The roaches served up at the contest were domestically raised “for exotic pet feed,” Siegel said, adding that they were “pure, clean protein.”
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