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I am finally through my stack of APE comics, and as fate would have it, one of the best was the last I got to – the collection of Strange Someone and As We Were by Kel McDonald of Sorcery 101. I had picked up the first book of Sorcery at Wondercon and loved McDonald’s sense of universe building and character dynamics. No, that’s a far too clinical way to put it – what I loved was that it made me feel like I used to feel watching Buffy for the first time. How that world was set up fed how the groups interacted with each other, which fed the development of the world, in a way that knocked me over in awe the first time I saw it, and there was a void after its passing – many pretenders to the crown of course – but nothing quite with the “My head wants to live here all the time” aspect to it. Then I read Sorcery 101, and now Strange Someone and As We Were, and that lovely mutually augmenting cohesion is there again. There are sorcerers, and sorcerers in training, and werewolves, and mages, and vampires, but the story here is the people and how they figure out ways to be in each other’s lives. That was Buffy at its best, and that’s in these books on every page.
And now for something completely different – more sketch requests from APE!!
Steampunk Stalin, Zombie FDR, and Cyborg Churchill having a delightful tea at Yalta:

George Washington with an Ash Hand Chainsaw Facing off Against Living Cherry Trees

And a couple that I didn’t get to scan at home but that Geoff snatched a picture of at the convention before they left our hands. Starting with
Chester Arthur and William Taft: Moustache Duel

Shakespeare Fending off Raccoons:

More to come? Yes!
– Count Dolby von Luckner