If you’ve been out there itching to show your friends the magic of Baggywrinkles without having to buy tangible copies of the comic, then boy howdy is this the post for you! I’ve just made both issues available online in their entirety because I love you all and really, it’s about time.
[EDIT: The images are quite small in slideshow view, so if you’re having trouble reading them just click the “Permalink” button at the bottom right of the image. It’ll take you to a larger version. Click on that page to advance to the next one in the series. Sorry for the glitchy-ness of WordPress in this respect. Soon to be fixed when my new site goes live!]
Furthermore, the amazing Joe Follansbee (author of the Fyddeye Guide to America’s Maritime History) recently put up an interview with yours truly on his site! To learn more about how I got involved in all this sailing and comics stuff in the first place, check it out over here.
I had a wonderful (but brief) trip out to see the Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain this past weekend in Oxnard, CA. We had a lovely breeze for our three-hour sail, and it was a huge treat to be aloft and out on the water after so much time away. Fellow sailor Kyle Bruner snapped this awesome shot of Chieftain at sunset that weekend. How could I ever love anything else more than this?
Finally, I’ll be returning to Portland this weekend to reprint both issues of Baggywrinkles and make a bundle of new buttons. If you’d like to buy buttons on their own to distribute to nautical friends or decorate your own peacoat/ditty bag/fisherman’s hat, they’ll be available in the store next week in packs of three for two bucks (plus shipping).
That’s it from me. I’ll see you all in a week!