Happy Summer to All!
Hope everyone is finding moments of respite amid the mild (massive?) chaos of re-entry. I think I'm getting used to it...kinda...though I often feel like a nap is in order.
I'm thrilled to share our Reburn Issue #2 Pre-launch page HERE.
Kickstarter likes it when people follow a project through their pre-launch page, and so do we! It factors into their algorithm which we try to keep happy, so if you have a moment please click on the LINK
In other thrilling news, Reburn Issue #1 is showing up in comic stores. (In limited supply) Here I am at one of our local stores, Pulp Fiction Culver City.
Never fear, I will send a reminder next Wednesday, July 14th, when the Kickstarter launches. Because of your incredible support on the last campaign we were able to hit our goal in less than 24 hours. Backing early is important for algorithms, 100%, but also for our peace of mind. If you are considering backing, the earlier the better so we can continue building our fan base, reaching stretch goals and raising money for Issue #3.
And if you have a friend or two (or twelve!) that is looking for an all-female kickass creative project to back, that's us!
I've read a bunch of fantastic books lately, my three faves were:
1. Blow Your House Down: A Story of Family, Feminism and Treason by Gina Frangello
To say this book is FIRE, is simple but true. The fire of self-discovery, love, self-loathing, sex, motherhood and the list goes on. I loved what this book is about AND it was masterfully written.
2. Sanctuary by Emily Rapp Black
Black writes about resilience and grief in this book with such tenderness. The experience of reading it felt gentle and hopeful. I can't really summarize it. I'll just say, it spoke to me.
3. Dancing at the Pity Party by Tyler Feder
For all the motherless daughters out there, this one is for you. Or honestly, for anyone who needs a frank and humorous conversation about grief and if we're being honest, who isn't? Bonus: Tyler is a a graduate of Northwestern University (like me!) and of their Creative Writing for the Media Program (like me!) and she's a lovely person (like me! [see what I did there?]).
Also, watch HACKS. If you have HBO Max and you love funny, talented + complicated women.
As always, thank you for your support. I love hearing from you and connecting via this newsletter, social media or IN REAL LIFE. This is actually happening now and I am deeply grateful for the science that made this possible. I'll state the obvious when I say it has been a challenging 18 months. For me, for everyone, for the world. I am deeply grateful to see and feel some hope. May we all stay safe and take everything we've learned during this unprecedented time out into the world to make it a more caring and equitable place.
All the love,
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