It’s happened! I’ve crowbarred another episode into January before it ends. Episode 2.2 is here.
It’s been exceedingly hard to get work on Princess Disasterface done this month. Like a lot of people, I get migraines when the weather is up and down like this. And it has been a VERY odd January. I find myself celebrating each time the ground freezes (very unlike me) because I don’t have to wipe mud off my four-legged friend’s paws for once.
Switching tacks to something more serious now:
One of the things I have been doing, besides trying to create new comic and website content (and editing, writing, and more editing…), is making another special episode of Princess Disasterface. I was inspired by what I think is an extraordinary email from the mailing list of Australian author Andrew Einspruch, whose house survived the bushfires, but with some damage to the animal sanctuary he co-runs (the people and animals are all safe). I hope to be able to share the email with you all with permission, but either way I’ll try to pass on the heart of his message and draw attention through Princess Disasterface-humor. I do believe that humor is be a good way to help serious messages reach others, especially when so many problems and tragedies need our attention and can overwhelm us. All I can do is try!
In the meantime, USAToday has an article from earlier this month with lots of places to donate that benefit humans (including the families of fallen firefighters), and animals (including places that have formed campaigns to replant affected areas). As for Einspruch’s email, The Deep Peace Trust Sanctuary has a fundraising campaign here, and he also suggests BlazeAid.
The heart of Einspruch’s message, by the way, is that if you can’t donate, pass it on so that it may reach others who can.
Cheers to you all,