#022 December 30, 1996
So this is a through-the-fiction-and-funny-grinder true story. Manya was hot and we were getting lots of non-comicsland press attention. I was contacted by a local freelance journalist who wanted to write an article about me for one of the free weeklies. As the next two strips will show, it was also my first exposure to just what it is journalists try and do.
Honestly, I’ve forgotten about these strips over the years, so I was pretty amused to read this before I posted it and see Max lament that a free weekly isn’t exactly the New York Times.
Oh, did I mention my name was in the New York Times Sunday Book Review last week? Well it was! In an excellent review for Justin Hall’s fantastic No Straight Lines - Four Decades of Queer Comics. A must have book for anyone who loves comics let alone queer comics. It’s an honor to be included in it with so many of my friends and heroes.
And who would have thought that 16 years later that this Max & Lily strip would prove to be prophecy? ;-)