Kelley Caspari is a fabulous artist (go check out her bronze busts) and foodie.
This drawing reminds me of early Things comics, the way their bodies end up doing odd things and interacting with a slightly odd universe. I miss those days and it’s nice to be taken back there by this guest art. Thanks Kelley!
Kelley’s Comic Transcript
The Things are hanging out together. Thing 1 observes a round, slightly wobbly shape coming over the back of Thing 2’s head.
The shape soars over Thing 1’s head. Thing 1 and Thing 2 look at the shape with big wide eyes.
The shape has started to move over Thing 1’s head.
Both the Things watch the round shape so intensely that they get tangled up in each other
Andy: A little secret. This is actually the first strip I drew. I guess it pays to know your ending before you start, hm?
I’ve always loved how the Things are affirming and supportive of each other, no matter what crisis befalls them (existential or otherwise). I like to think that no matter which multiverse we’ve incarnated in, kind, supportive souls surround us. Maybe they’re all incarnations of the same souls, inevitably glomming together no matter the universe…
Hey, I’ve had a blast here at Things Without… this week. Thanks so much to Liz Argall for inviting me to post a few strips while she takes a much deserved break. Thanks to all of you for reading, and come back to see more of Liz’s wise and wonderful Things!
Liz/Creator of the Things:
Thank you so much for being our guest artist this week. It’s been so much fun to see the Things have a vacation in the hands of someone who I know has a good Thingey heart. Having a holiday means that I’ve sketched out three more comics already, it feels good to get ahead like that! Don’t forget to check out Andy’s website!
If you enjoy Big Hero 6 (especially some of the promo teasers, and Big Hero 6’s squishy skin) or Andy’s generous guest comic run with us make sure you tell him!
🙂 <3 <3 <3 <3
Some words from Andy: Whenever I get into a worrying rut, I’m fortunate to have folks (friends, family, my sweetie) around to pull me out of it. Small kindnesses, a shared laugh, a great meal or drink. We all worry sometimes, but here’s to the good souls who ease our worries with their glares of love!
Hugs work, too.
Thanks Andy (Andrew Penn) Romine !
Andy did Clarion West in Seattle 2010, Liz is Clarion at UCSD in 2009, and they both went to Launchpad Astronomy Workshop in 2013. He’s a super nice guy with nifty brains too and he makes excellent beverages. Andy’s fiction appears online at Lightspeed Magazine, Paizo and Crossed Genres as well as in the anthologies Fungi, What Fates Impose, By Faerie Light and the forthcoming Coins of Chaos. You can find his full list of publications at the Bibliography link.
He’s also contributed articles to Lightspeed Magazine and Fantasy Magazine and blogs at Inkpunks and at Functional Nerds (as the Booze Nerd). You can also follow his day-to-day adventures on Twitter: @inkgorilla. A lot of this info was stolen from his About page, go check out his website.