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Wednesday, Mar. 24, 2004 - 4:43 a.m.

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Photos Photos Photos! La Crotte is Launched in Images!

Well, here are the photos that Max Douglas so nicely gave me permission to post. They are all copyright 2004 by him, and they were taken at my comic book launch last night. Enjoy!

Here I am looking relaxed and happy with a couple friends in the café before people actually started arriving and I was stuck at a table signing books.

Here's a good view of the pile of books I had for sale. Those in the front are my minicomics and behind them, left to right are my first two books and a double stack of the new ones.

Here's the "crotte" food tray I made. The cover of the book is on the wall, and the first comics page explaining that "crotte" has various meanings in French. The little white cards by the food say 1) "YES, these are "crottes de fromage"!! (cheddar cheese curds) 2) "NO! These are not "crottes de chien" (dog poops), this is VEGE-CRETONS!! (sort of like vegetarian paté) and 3) "NO! This is not "crottes de nez" (nose boogers!), this is AVOCADO!! hehe. They must've gotten it cuz there was only like one strawberry, a handful of cheese, and the lettuce leaves uneaten at the end!

Here is the table with the books, my editor to the left who was doing the cash, and people buying stuff.

Another photo of me at the table.

And finally, here I am signing a book for someone. Yay!

Well, that's it! You can see it is a really nice café, very warm and homey, where I eat my breakfast every day and drew my comics. It is also a second hand clothing store and sells beads and jewelry. A nice funky place with Free Trade coffee and tea. yeah.

Well, thanks again to Max for taking photos! (I took a few but they're on film so still in the camera!)

Remember to read the Mark Morford essay, and my other entry tonight! Thanks!


Me, wenchie.

Here is my horoscope for Tuesday, March 23:

A false positive raises your hopes unrealistically. Gather in all of the evidence if you want a true picture of what's happening. When friends or associates start deserting you, the writing is already on the wall.

Now what the heck is up with that?? false positive? start deserting me? I scarcely see either of those. I mean if people send me a check in the mail or buy my book cash, it is an actual positive, not a promise of one, non? Other than that, no great news in the offing which I can see as a false positive. hmmm. oh well!

BTW just an afterthought. I am overwhelmed with the number of friends and acquaintances who wrote emails or phoned me to apologize for not going to my launch, thanking me for the invites, and hoping that it went well. I cannot believe personally how much *I* have changed, where I don't even stress no one is going to come, don't take every yes and no as a personal rejection etc. It is so great. All like a flow of water I am swimming in. It is amazing to me to be so very little neurotic about it all! Yay for me! GRIN!! And THANKYOU to everyone who bothered to wish me well and be supportive in whatever manner. yeah.

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previous meanderings - future past

Goodbye Michael. May your next life be kinder to you. - Thursday, Jun. 25, 2009
Taking Care of Your Cows - Thursday, Jun. 25, 2009
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