My 10-year-old daughter got a “fashion sketchbook” last Christmas and she uses it to draw obscure t-shirt designs and astronaut suits and clothes for cats. She showed me one design that seemed particularly confusing.
She’d started with the phrase “I PUNCH LIKE A GIRL” because she thought it was empowering (plus also anyone questioning her would get punched) so the t-shirt was both a girl-power mantra and also a legal disclaimer, but she’d messed up the “G” because “cursive is hard” and it looked like a “B” so she decided to just change it to “I PUNCH LIKE A BEAR”.
And now, the weekly wrap-up…
Shit I made in my shop (Named “EIGHT POUNDS OF UNCUT COCAINE” so that your credit card bill will be more interesting.):
- Probligations notebook. (Probligations – Obligations that are probably going to be a problem because I’m too irresponsible to be trusted.)
- Oh. hell. no.
- I punch like a bear.
- Have you checked out #WheresRory lately? Because it just keeps getting more fantastic. 350 cities, volcanoes, landmarks and unsuspecting cats have been photobombed in the first month already.
- I’m throwing money at my screen but nothing is happening.
- Hipster Barbie is so much better at Instagram than you are.
- Furiously Happy got a good review, got a lovely nod from Bustle, made the Top 10 Books from LibraryReads, was listed as “required reading” by Biographile, was chosen by ibooks as one of the 25 best books of the month and Amazon picked it as one of the top 11 books of September. I am weak with relief that people seem to like it. It comes out in a few weeks. I hope you love it.
- Highly recommend: Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales. Graphic novels about dark moments in history. Fantastic for kids who don’t know that they like history or reading. I bought them for Hailey and ended up reading them myself.
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