It was in the back of my mind when I started Life On 66 and now with the events over the last year, I will NEVER have any of my characters use a gun for any reason. Hunting, target practice, etc. I do believe ALL guns should be banned and I will speak up for this from time to time. I carried a handgun for 30 years as a cop and that (police, military) are the only reasons a person should be allowed to carry a gun. The 2nd amendment is not a freedom to carry a weapon article. It was created to keep a militia active. Well, I have not seen a Red Coat come down my street and if I did we have the National Guard to take of this now.
Well if you have been following me on Twitter then you know all about the book. If not, here ya go. I am about a week away from finishing my first Life On 66 book. It will be a compilation of the strips starting from #1 up to December of 2012. PLUS, I am adding new material so you will not get board. Here is the cover. It is 99.9999999% finished. Look for the book at the end of February.
The story line of introducing Abra and her co-hort, Snips I guess was a little confusing to some readers. And I see why. I had it laid out in my head but I do not think it came across clearly enough. So here is what went on. Abra opened a new hair and beauty salon in Carbon Cliff. She did that because (as we found out later) she was from Carbon Cliff and wanted to “go home”. Abra met M.J. and didn’t know he was attached to anyone and flirted a little. Rumors got back to Ginger and an instant hate/rivalry ensued. The animosity built until there was a show down between the two girls. When they met they recognized each other as long lost best friends from grade school. Abra and her family moved away when they were little. The “punch line” was to have the two girls run at each other as if they were going to battle but instead hugged and renewed a friendship. I promise to re-read my stories a few times before I draw them. :)