So, uh, hey, I’m running the Boston Marathon in three short days [renewed wave o’ panic]. How does it feel to be three short days away from “The Biggest Marathon Ever©!!11!1”? Why, it feels a little something like this:
And just to be safe, I would add “What if I’m hot?”and “What if I’m cold?” And this is approximately what I’ll be wearing on Monday, but I’m sure any onlookers will spot me easily among the 20,000 other runners. Ha, ha. Gulp.
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Curious about what it’s like to run a marathon? Well, you’re in luck:.
(That is, if you are a cartoon version of me. The real thing was pretty much the same except with sweaty handfuls of SportBeans.)
Hello to everyone visiting my site via SPX this past weekend. The show was a lot of fun, and it was great chatting with all of you. If you just dug my card or one of my comics out of your pile of SPX stuff and don’t remember me, allow me to reintroduce myself via this frightening photograph:
Yeah, I look totally bonkers. Fear not, I’ve fired both my photographer and my stylist. Anyway, thanks for stopping by! I’ve got some exciting things planned for the upcoming weeks so watch this space, as they say. I’m going to be serializing part two of The Turning of the Worm online starting October 23rd and continuing for as many Wednesdays in a row as it takes. Since any of you that read Part One (“Arise, Zombie!”) probably have forgotten it by now I’m going to post a page of that daily starting tomorrow, leading up to the 23rd.
Additionally, I’m starting a new feature called Thing of the Week. Very creative and descriptive title, no? You can read more about it at the link to the right (under “Pages”, or here. Thing of the Week starts tomorrow, October 7th.
And here’s a sample story taken from my latest minicomic (Infandum! #3, for those keeping track), if you didn’t get a chance to pick it up. Enjoy!
Allow me to introduce my new minicomic, Infandum! #3.
(Yes, that’s me on the cover)
Infandum #3 includes eight short & sweet new stories, including TWO “Great Moments In Baseball”, as well as new “Rules of Romance”, “My Health Regimen”, and “Repressed Memory Theatre” episodes.
You can get it for a mere $2 by emailing me at lawless.molly-at-gmail.com, or– far more exciting and interactive — come by my table at SPX this weekend, October 4 and 5! I think my table’s near Fantagraphics’ so if you’re sick of standing in line to get at their awesome stuff, do pop by. There will be candy.
As some of you may be aware, my latest “project” (or self-flagellating exercise in futility, if you prefer) is this: I am going to run a marathon. Yup, all 26.2 miles of it (my stomach turned over as I typed that). The thing with planning to run 26.2 miles is that you have to, like, run a really long distance a bunch of times before the race day, which I believe is called “training”. In preparation for my 18-some-odd mile run yesterday I purchased Gu, which is a portable blob of carbohydate that you take with you and squeeze into your mouth while you’re running ’cause you’re so totally extreme and nothing’s gonna slow you down.
About halfway through the run I stopped (not extreme at all!), opened my Gu (“Tri-Berry” flavor) and got a bunch of it on my hands (also not extreme)… let’s just say that “Glu” would also be an appropriate name. Additonally, it’s reminiscent of this reeeally sticky facial mask. I was hoping it would taste like a melted jellybean (because, frankly, I wish everything tasted like jellybeans) but it was more like super fake honey.
The problem with Gu (besides its name, texture, taste, rumors of its suspect intestinal effects — I could go on) is that you have to throw away the Gu pouch. I ran another mile holding my sticky Gu packet before I found a trash can. Long story short, I finished my run in record time, since I had never run 18.25 miles before. Automatic PR, y’all! And I have Gu to thank.
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