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July 24th, 2015

July 24th, 2015 published on 48 Comments on July 24th, 2015

I’m sure it’s fine.

Here’s where to find me at MCM Manchester this weekend! I’ll have all four Widdershins books printed so far, a few Darkens, and some Cautionary Fables and Fairy Tales collections! I can take card payments now too, so you may not need to queue at the cash machine. Even if you can’t buy anything, please stop by and say hello! I have a big ol’ Widdershins banner and I look like my avatar, I should be easy enough to spot.

FYI, if you’re planning to attend and haven’t pre-booked tickets, Saturday is fully sold out, so there are no tickets on the door! There’s still some for Sunday, though!

  • Darkoneko Hellsing

    Dude, you ALREADY are on the run from that guy. Remember ? :D

    • But technically speaking, she is returning the favor

  • MoeLane

    So, this would be where Envy offers to make a deal.

    Also: Henry, ASK THAT QUESTION AGAIN, FIVE MINUTES FROM NOW. Or whenever the chase scene is over.

    • Euodiachloris

      Envy isn’t technically a guy. In whichever shape we’ve seen. ;)

  • JWLM

    “When it’s me on the run from a two-hundred year old dead bloke”… Henry, dear, that’s right up there with “What can possibly go wrong?” or “Watch this!”. The Law of Narrative Causality always dictates that you *will* be on the run, and she won’t have the money to help you.

    What then?

    • Columbine

      She’ll help by applying a frying pan?

    • Phlebas

      He didn’t mention repaying the money, just the favour. I’m sure they’ll come up with something.

      • spas

        right. i’m certain he’s not at all concerned about the money – it’s not a loan. more like a date. the gentleman pays for a date, if he’s got any chivalry to him at all.

  • rainycity1

    …only one door to the vardo…?

    • Where would you put a second? Both sides are taken up with shelves, and the front is where the bed is.

      • There’s a window over the bed. They could always escape through there.

  • Darth Fez

    Tsk, tsk. They’re not going to ask, “Who’s there?” How’s a person supposed to tell a knock-knock joke if nobody asks who’s there? How rude!

    On another note, this tickles my memory. Something, something, Spanish Inquisition.

  • Columbine

    Have fun in Manchester pet.

  • Hehe, I’m going to see you at Manchester today and am so very excited :D

  • Ms Holt, being pursued by a 200 year old dead bloke is the least of your worries. You are about to be discovered with a young man alone in your boudoir. Your reputation will be ruined.

    • Apvogt

      At this point, she doesn’t have much of one. Not yet anyways.

    • Phlebas

      It could be worse, they could be contemplating running off to an island together.

  • =Tamar

    At least they’re knocking. That’s a curtain, not a solid door.

    • kuku

      A solid door and a curtain? She left the door open before so she could carry on the conversation?

      • =Tamar

        Ah, you’re right. The edges of the door are even visible.

  • Michael Brewer

    Honestly, I wish that, just once, the heroes would leave the powerful magical artifact behind all the secure traps in the vault, where it’s been sitting safely for years, instead of accidentally helping the villains get it..

    • Bo Lindbergh

      Maybe that’s exactly what they did, and it’s taken the opposition two generations to figure out a way around it.

      • Shee Soon Theng

        And then they mailed it to Henry in the last 10-or-so years?
        I believe you’re confused, good sir. He has it already in the present; why would they give it to him?

    • l33tninja

      MIchael: I concur! If you’re the smartest, greatest adventurer ever, why make it even easier for a less-smart, less-great worse adventurer who would probably die trying on their own?

  • kuku

    I like seeing a heroine who has to keep pushing her glasses up. I love Harry, but I identify with Isabelle.

  • Even her knocks are green with envy. :o

    • Phlebas

      Ooh, I hadn’t spotted that. Nice!

  • Candygram

  • Turnip the Scintillating

    Well, he may have been outflirted before, but he’s DEFINITELY not being outflirted here. Look at him, laying on every ounce of charm he can muster and then some! Isa never stood a chance, huh?

    • Phlebas

      It is possible, however, that he is now being outflirted by a gardener/scholar who doesn’t even know she’s flirting.

  • awhorl

    Harry’s at the ready! He can either hide the books, or toss them at the intruder. Love the name: “Protector of Home.” Our Henry, already living up to his legend–all we’ve been waiting for, and more. Methinks he will need it, with all seven helping to bedevil him . . . will he need to hide the lady, or are they going to hide the lady from him?

  • I love how adorably besotted they are with each other already. It may be because of where I work, but I love adorable couples that turn into adorable long-term relationships now.

  • Catkins

    I discovered this comic yesterday, fell entirely in love with it, spent the past two days reading it and now I’m here in real time waiting for the next installment… it’s just too good !

    • rainycity1

      Catkins, make sure you get in the habit of reading the comments. Kate has one of the nicest commenting communities I’ve seen in a long while.

      • It’s true, we’re blessed with great people here, I’ve barely had to moderate a thing. Thank you for reading, Catkins, I hope you like the rest too!

        • Really? I’ll have to try harder.

        • spas

          that’s bc you’re so nice – and humble. i transform to troll when the creator reacts crazily to any form of criticism or suggestion. it’s like a super-power, only then i’m a troll.

  • Del

    The next time I am in England, I mean to visit Manchester. Really.

    • Manchester is pretty cool, though I admit to some bias, since I’m from there.

      • Del

        I was in England last June… London/Oxford/Cambridge, doing a Tolkien/Lewis/Chesterton thing. I fell in love with England, and made a good friend of our touring guide — who lives in Manchester.

        I’d love to visit England again, and Manchester is the place to see (I’m told).

        If my wife & I can manage, I’ll try to find you Kate. You deserve a pint! At very best, I might even get to host an American barbecue party while I’m there. Always fun to cook good food for people.

        • Ah lovely, lived around Cambridge for a while, it’s beautiful down there. I live in Yorkshire right now, but I pop over to Manchester pretty often!

          • Del

            I’m working on it!

            My contacts tell me that it rains every day in Manchester, so nobody cooks outside. However, my contacts are also notorious liars…. and they like to eat. I’ll set them to fixing the weather.

  • rainycity1

    Small observation, which you may or may not want to address about the door and the curtain;

    • You mean the side it’s hung on? It’s hung loosely specifically so she can flip it over the door when it’s open. I did some brain-thinkin’s about the design of this place!
      Possibly because I want to live in it.

      • rainycity1

        I’ll buy that explanation. <3

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