Maddie here. If I’ve been quiet on the pages of APW lately it’s because I recently discovered that I am pregnant (insert simultaneous happy and terrified emojis here). And while it wasn’t a surprise, y’all it has been a trip. Even watching Meg go through two pregnancies up close, I was not prepared for how quickly my body would be like, WHAT IS HAPPENING (hormones, man). As I head into my second trimester, I’m super grateful to the me of seven years ago who decided that she was tired of working for the old boys’ clubs and went out in search of women-owned employment. Because never have I been more grateful to have a female boss, and a mostly female staff, whose first words after congratulations are, “Take naps if you need them, okay?” In the meantime, I’m taking this opportunity to wear all the sparkly things in my closet, just in case it’s a while before I get to wear them again. Side note: am I wrong for loving shoulder pads?
In other news, my grandmother came to visit me last week and we hit up wine country. Can we all just take a minute to appreciate her t-shirt? This woman has her finger on the pulse of cool.
And with that, it’s your happy hour! I have a nap calling my name.
Why comic publishers need to embrace fandom: YES PLEASE
This grandmother’s Google search is the most polite thing.