Chapel often engages in flights of fancy, like imagining herself to be Sir Lancelot while she plays (and loses) chess with Fred, only to find reality sometimes brings her down to earth. I wanted to showcase the reverse scenario, however unrealistic the hat’s transformation might be. For example, you fear losing your wings and flying too close to the sun but you end up touching a star! Spoiler alert: I left the strip ambiguous as to how the hat became beautiful overnight, but I like imagining Barnaby sneaking in during the night and fixing the hat himself to encourage Chapel to try again, earning his big brother badge!
Princess Jellyfish is a manga I read recently and wanted to include in this strip. I chose it not because it’s a great comic, but because one of the storylines involves the heroine realizing her talent for designing clothes (despite all odds, as she is frumpy and not a fashionista at all). The book in this strip is entitled “FROM THE NECK UP: An Illustrated Guide to Hatmaking.” I have it but have never tried millinery. Yet.
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The League of Fonts
THE LEAGUE OF FONTS is where typefaces are born. Every time a font is created in the world, it manifests as a living, breathing, Font – human for all intents and purposes, but unable to age or die unless their typeface falls into disuse. They live together on the League of Fonts, which serves as a secret island hub, bustling corporation, and home. It’s a world full of its own internal intrigues like any office, and Times New Roman is its powerful CEO. He’s got a lot on his plate lately: planning the League’s famous Decennial party, struggling with modern technology, and hiding his embarrassing addiction to the Twilight movies. Times New Roman is confident he can keep everything under control…but what’s an old font to do when a young boy named Louis Pepping accidentally stumbles onto the secrets of the League?
Find out every Wednesday!