Hoo ha I finally finished moving all my…

Hoo-ha! I finally finished moving all my comics images and turned off Webcomic! Now I get to figure out which theme to use. No matter what I pick it’ll need some changes; for now I’m using Mercury, but I need to finish reviewing some others. I also need to get the comics navigation back up, but I think it can wait for a day.

Update (~10 minutes later): Switched to Publish for now (Mercury’s great, though! Hoping to use it for Trees & Hills as a collaboration tool if not for the main blog).

Tomorrow is the Internet Slowdown

Time for another Web protest to keep the cable companies from breaking the internet

THIS IS THE BATTLE FOR THE NET. Team Cable is spending millions to destroy the open internet. Stop them: battleforthenet.com

The goal now is to get the FCC to reclassify Internet Service Providers in a way that will allow the them to effectively enforce net neutrality (Title II is the key to net neutrality—so what is it?).

What can you do? Submit a comment to the FCC by September 15 (enter “14-28” in the proceeding number field and “Protecting and Promoting the Open Internet” for the name of flier field. Read others’ comments here). Encourage others by emailing, writing a post, and/or participating in tomorrow’s Internet Slowdown protest with a bit of code to display an alert on your site for the day (as I’ll be doing) or a “page loading” icon for your social media thingy.

Make Halloween Comics With Me This Saturday

I’m running a free workshop for Trees & Hills‘ third collection of Halloween comics this Saturday in Keene — join in and make some spooky fun!

"Ask Jack" pages 3 & 4

September 6, 12:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Colony Mill Marketplace food court, 222 West St., Keene, NH

Having trouble finding time to work on your submission for Trick or Treat Comics #3? This is that time! We’ll start off with a brief intro and a brainstorming session for those who don’t have story ideas yet, then settle down to draw. If there is interest in doing so, we may come back after supper to draw some more.

We will meet in the semi-spooky ex-food court at the Colony Mill, which is at the opposite end from the bookstore and the smokestack.

If you plan to attend please comment, email (organize@treesandhills.org), or RSVP on Facebook so we can have a sense of how many people to expect.

Visit me at Southern VT Garlic and Herb Festival this weekend

My pal Madsahara & I will hawk our garlic-themed (& other) comics & art at the Trees & Hills booth this weekend at the 19th annual Southern Vermont Garlic and Herb Festival in Bennington, VT. I’ll of course have “Super Friendly Garlic” (in Square Dance #4), Pickle Vampire magnets, and “Midnight Snack” (in Square Dance #6 and Trick or Treat Comics #2)

Vampire Pickle magnet

August 30 & 31, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Camelot Village, 1545 Route 9, Bennington, VT

Admission is $5 per day or $8 for a two-day pass. Children 12 & under get in for $1.00.

Ominous storm clouds filling the sky

Ominous clouds signalled an ill-timed excursion for errands and exercise yesterday. Luckily the heavy rain that followed let up long enough for me to to still take an evening walk.

Jury-rigged Tent

Front of the tent


I forgot to bring tent poles on a three day night camping trip last week; luckily my camping companions had more engineering acumen than I. After some futzing, they used too-short rain fly poles in place of the normal poles and some cord to suspend the back end of the tent from a tree trunk (we also put an odd short pole inside to prop the roof but I don’t know how much it helped). The resulting shelter looked weirder and had much less space than the normal dome shape, but it was enough to sleep in. Thank you Dan, Fardeen, Phayvanh, Randall, and Sarah for rigging it up!