Hey, it’s been a long, hard winter and a nearly-as-long, hard spring. But I’m whackin’ away at King-Cat 79, and still hoping to have it out in time for CAKE in a few weeks ! Maybe it will happen, maybe it won’t. I’m getting too old and tired to really worry about it anymore.

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Might as well post about some upcoming stuff.

Foist of all, this weekend is Chicago Zine Fest. Tomorrow, Friday May 17 (which is also King-Cat’s 30th Birthday !), I’ll be participating in ZINE JEOPARDY at Cards Against Humanity Theatre, 1551 W. Homer St. in Bucktown, 9 PM.

Then Saturday May 18th is tabling from 11-6 at the Plumber’s Union Hall, 1340 W Washington Blvd.

CAKE is June 1-2 this year, at the usual spot. If I manage it I’ll have KC79 on hand. If not, it’ll be out shortly thereafter, sometime in June.

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Other stuff coming out in 2019 includes two standalone zines,

The Collected Prairie Pothole

, gathering all the stories (click here to read them online) for my short-lived :( weekly strip in the Chicago Reader (including three unpublished strips), and

Christmas Stories

, collecting three short holiday-themed comics, due out by the end of the year.

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John P.