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1) We will be speaking at Penguicon April 28-30. ( There are lots of nifty talks, including our Creating Webcomics series, which should be running Saturday from 11-2. If you're thinking of going, pop over to the forum thread and we can meet up!

2) I finally figured out what was wrong with the store and fixed it, so if you've been looking for merch, it should be ready to go. If you are going to the con and want merch, DON'T order it, just email us and we'll bring it to save on shipping.



to check out all the cool anniversary stuff!
Defender of Innocents and Dissertations.

She got her doctorate in comics, people. FOR SERIOUS.

Franny has been our friend for years and years and is a truly amazing woman. Her intellectual achievements are matched only by her giant Geekness. Applaud her.

And yes, she is indeed the same Franny on the cast page.

7 responses to “Congrats Dr Franny!”

  1. Dark Rose says:

    What’s the real life Franny like?

  2. Laura says:

    Extremely crazy intelligent. And she was on Jeopardy a year or so back.

  3. Laura says:

    I’m just gonna leave this here . . .

  4. Taiko says:

    Congratulations, Madam Franny Howes! Much luck to you and your future endeavors~

    Awesome image for this event. :-)

  5. Dr. Franny Howes says:

    IT ME! I’m starting as a professor of communication at Oregon Tech this fall.

    This is the first time I’ve written Dr. Franny Howes on a form. It looks so weird.

  6. Sidekickgirl says:

    So maybe you could tell us all what your dissertation is all about? I know that I understand most of the words in the title by themselves, but all together I can’t quite grasp it.

  7. Dr. Franny Howes says:

    My dissertation is about a lot of things…but probably the most relevant to this context is the idea that instead of acting like academics have all the answers to what comics are about, and can figure out everything about comics by just reading final published comics, we need to listen to what comics creators say about what they’re doing and pay more attention to their process of making them. As someone who’s both an academic and a comics creator, I kind of translate back and forth between the groups.

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