The Hues in 2012

I’ve put enough planning into The Hues so far that I’ve got a rough idea of when I want to start actual comic production.  So to at least get my ideas out there somewhere tangible, I’m going to write them here!

The Hues is my post-apocalyptic magical girl comic that I first wrote when I was 12!

But of course, since I wrote this in junior high and high school and I’m now in my ripe old mid-twenties, it needs MANY EDITS before I can put it out there. ^_^

I’ve got a plan for the first two issues so far.  I’d like to have at least those first two issues in the can before I start posting it online regularly.  I’m planning to have 99 cent digital downloads of each issue of the comic available at the beginning of each new chapter, so for 99 cents, readers can get a whole chapter at a time if they don’t wish to wait for it to be posted on a page-by-page basis.

The whole series is comprised of three ‘season’ arcs, and the first arc will be 26 issues long to echo a 26-episode TV season.  Issue #13 will be a mid-season finale with a climactic story point.

I’d like to start online publication in June 2012 during the week of the 14th, which is the anniversary of both Garanos and Alex’s Guide, so it’s kind of a personal tradition now.  But most importantly, I’m going to start actually drawing for comic pages on February 1st.

It’s going to be an exciting new year. :D



Be sure to register and check out the Body Love Revolutionaries Telesummit that starts on January 31st with Marilyn Wann, Peggy Howell and me talking about activism. It is going to be amazing. For more information about the summit, how to register and about all of the speakers go to

Also check out the facebook event page.

Here is the complete schedule!

Activism — Tuesday, January 31st at 8PM EST with Peggy Howell (NAAFA),  Amanda Levitt (Love Your Body Detroit), Marilyn Wann (Fat!So?)

Health — Thursday, February 2nd at 7PM EST with Linda Bacon (Health At Every Size book), Ragen Chastain (Dances With Fat)

Fatshion — Tuesday, February 7th at 8PM EST with Marie Denee (Curvy Fashionista) , Rachel Kacenjar (Cupcake & Cuddlebunny), Yuliya Raquel (Igigi)

Sex — Thursday, February 9th at 8PM EST with Hanne Blank (Big, Big Love), Virgie Tovar (Guide To Fat Girl Living)

Blogging —Thursday, February 16th at 8PM EST with Marianne Kirby (Lessons From The Fatosphere), Margitte Leah Kristjansson (Fat Body (In)Visible), and Brian Stuart (Red No. 3 Blog)

Fitness — Tuesday, February 21st at 8PM EST with Jeanette DePatie (The Fat Chick Works Out), Anna Guest-Jelley (Curvy Yoga)

Fatness/Queerness — Thursday, February 23rd at 3PM Eastern with Bevin Branlandingham (Queer Fat Femme), Charlotte Cooper (Obesity Timebomb), Jessica Jarchow (Tangled Up In Lace)

Politics/History — Tuesday February 28th at 8PM Eastern with Paul Campos (Obesity Myth), Amy Erdman Farrell (Fat Shame)

I signed up!  YOU SHOULD TOO!

Partying on New Year’s Eve?

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[Image: A webcam photo of Alex giving a red thumbs-up and grimacing.]

So my family went to serve lunch at the homeless shelter today, and I burned my thumb pretty badly early on in the cooking stage.  (The oven mitt I grabbed had a GIANT HOLE in the thumb that I discovered trying to move the griddle.)  All we had to cool it was a couple bottles of chilled Sierra Mist Cranberry Splash, which has dyed my thumb a lovely shade of red.

I have a red thumb.



I’m so tempted to replace my Birthday Bash dress with my correct size.  I could probably sell my current one to recoup some of the cost, it’s just in need of a couple repairs.  (The bow came off after a raucous night of clubbing and it should probably be cleaned.)

Could be my Christmas gift to myself? oxo


[Image description: An illustration of Twilight Sparkle from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic wearing a long scarf against a soft background of cool colors with snow and stars at the edges.]

Snow by ~Kaliptro2

I try not to flood people’s dashes with ponies too often, but this fanart is just lovely.