Ah, Labor Day weekend. I actually did take a break, and my sweetie and I drove to some remote town we like simply to walk around and enjoy being somewhere different. Perspective is a really good thing. And what does it all matter if we’re all simply part of some computer simulation, right?

In other news, Miyazaki is retiring. Sad! But, well, good for him. Thank you, for all the great movies and comics.

The pre-press for the book plods along. I’m still thinking I’m on schedule to have it done and off by the end of the week. Keep your fingers crossed!

And again: Many of you have already told me that you missed the Kickstarter, and others that they wanted different combinations of goods, and you want to still get it. Well, I’ve opened up a stripped-down temporary store PURELY for pre-sales between now and when the book is shipped. For books #1 & #2 I have only added them as “doodled” versions. Glasses and certificates will be pulled sometime in mid-September when I put in the order to the printer (I won’t be printing extras). If you wish the straight-up books, please visit my TopatoCo page. Visit the “Book #3 store HERE.