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Elayne Riggs

Elayne Riggs is the creator of the popular blog Pen-Elayne on the Web. She was a founding member of Friends of Lulu, an organization dedicated to increasing the involvement of girls and women in comics, as readers and creators. She is married to inker Robin Riggs, with whom she shares two cats, and has odd love/hate relationship with Hillary Clinton.

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  1. MARK WHEATLEY says:

    It is so nice to see that underground comics are still alive and well. This is fun stuff guys.But I was frustrated that the double page spread was not possible to see as a double page spread. Can that be fixed in the reader so that the pages line up correctly?

    • Michael H. Price says:

      Many thanks, Mark. And as to the postmodern undergrounder stuff overall, you ain't seen nothin' yet!That double-truck lapse has to do with my having constructed the original demo version with a curtain-raiser title page that didn't get reproduced with this presentation — its absence sorta throws things off-balance.Bound to be a way to work things out for the better, for Mark Walker's double-pager really wants seeing all at once — captures an essence of righteous mayhem.

    • Paddy says:

      There is a button on the reader to view double page spreads. It's in the top left of the reader and has an image of 2 pages on it.

      • MARK WHEATLEY says:

        Well – DUH! Actually – the problem is in viewing the pages that were drawn as a double page spread. In this case they fall on the wrong side and don't line up.

  2. Elayne Riggs says:

    I love the mood and tone this story sets. Looking forward to Chapter 2.

  3. Michael H. Price says:

    And thank you, Elayne. The setting of that mood is largely the work of Irvin Cobb — the story's present digression into Al Capp Country notwithstanding — and Cobb deserves to be as well remembered as Wm. Faulkner and Mr. Clemens and/or Twain.Some other Cobb tales worth rediscovering are "The Belled Buzzard," a Southern Gothic takeoff on Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart," and "The Escape of Mr. Trimm," in which a crooked big shot finds himself at large in the wilderness during a flight from justice. These come from a smaller body of work that Cobb called his "grim pieces," as opposed to the bucolic humor of, say, his "Old Judge Priest" stories.