Kay and P

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Kay and P, Issue 22: Page 29

7th Nov 2017, 12:00 PM in Issue 22
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Kay and P, Issue 22: Page 29
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Author Notes:

Jackie M 7th Nov 2017, 12:00 PM edit delete
Jackie M
So I've been having a funny week and these pages have been getting to me.

There is a weird thing that happens in comics, especially when you draw and tell stories about places and things that happen in your life. It can seem like such a small thing until it changes in the real world.

Kay is seen quite frequently wearing her college sweatshirt. It's a mirror to one I owned, and only since I've come back from California does it strike me - I lost mine in California. Mine is gone, forever. It's just a sweatshirt, I know that but... it meant a lot to me. I bought it even before I got accepted to my school because I just KNEW it was the school for me. I'd be going there or no where at all. And yet... it's gone. But Kay still has hers.

And now we're here, in the diner. This is a place where I spent countless hours and dollars in college and the years I lived in that town afterwards. It was a comfort where the owner Deb knew us and looked after us. Deb passed away a few weeks ago, very suddenly. For now, the diner remains open because the wonderful staff is trying their hardest to keep it going, but there is such a sick wrenching feeling I have in my chest with Deb gone. I wish I could have been to see her. Perhaps it's a tribute that no matter what happens, a part of her will be here, in a diner that looks like hers.

The things I've placed here are eternal, in a way. A glimpse at something from the life I've lived... I guess I never thought of it so seriously before.

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'Drew 7th Nov 2017, 12:41 PM edit delete reply
Thanks for sharing that personal glimpse behind the curtain today. That was a wonderful tribute to your story and a part of your life that influenced this comic.
Jackie M 7th Nov 2017, 1:50 PM edit delete reply
Jackie M
Thanks. It was just such an odd feeling I had to put in words.
kyrtuck 7th Nov 2017, 3:32 PM edit delete reply
That might work out okay for P, since dishwashers are not seen by customers, so they wouldn't get offput by him.
Dana 7th Nov 2017, 11:10 PM edit delete reply
Of all the webcomics I follow, I never heard a creator tell their readers about such personal feelings. Thank you. I'm sorry for the sadness you are feeling.
ElectricGecko 28th Nov 2017, 4:01 AM edit delete reply
Interesting notes about the lost sweater and the diner. I find that sort of bittersweet stuff happens when you're working a comic for long enough. For me, it's a little odd because the characters in my comic occupy I life stage I don't actually occupy anymore. So generating the comic requires that I get in a mental time machine and try to travel back to that previous time.