Thank you, Incidental Comics readers, for all your support this year! It's been amazing to see the publication of my first book, first calendar, and many other exciting projects. I'm thankful I get to make comics that people all over the world can read and enjoy.
This comic is based on actual events. My favorite time of year is when I can lie under the ash tree in my backyard without getting swarmed by mosquitos. Sometimes I take a nap. Sometimes I just stare up at the sky. Usually it inspires a comic. I may have stolen the "gold coins" metaphor from Pablo Neruda. If so, it was entirely intentional.
Lately I've been reading poetry by Mary Oliver, Ted Kooser, and Pablo Neruda. It's like looking at the ordinary world through a lens that gives common things extraordinary brilliance. This comic is my attempt to capture that feeling.