I went out to lunch the other day and had some excellent Chinese food. It was tasty. After my meal was finished, I cracked open the fortune cookie. I never eat the cookie, but I enjoy sweets communicating to me, so I always read the fortune. And this is was I read:
It’s…uh, not as strange as, say “Geese Can Be Troublesome” but it was a weird fortune. I guess it’s supposed to be a compliment, but I don’t think cavemen were very selective about what they ate. A caveman probably would enjoy eating here, true, but perhaps a better compliment would be “…even Julia Child likes it” or maybe “…even this cat would like it” :
As a cartoonist, I got to thinking about the “fortune” and I went home and started a short comic that will appear in the book after the one I am working on. It’ll be out in 2015, I suppose. It’ll be a collection of some short stories and at least two longer ones, between 50-100 pages. I think it’ll be called “Imitation of Life”. Anyway, here’s the first page of that story.