August Nights

Hello everyone! I’ve been traveling a lot and am now suffering some sort of plague. The fever plus the August heat have inspired this particular comic. I’ve spent the last two nights too hot to fall asleep, and actually did pick up a book of ghost stories just to feel goosebumps again.









Happy birthday to Charlotte, who loved “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” as a kid. Still the scariest illustrations imaginable!

56 thoughts on “August Nights

  1. I wish I knew about this solution when it’s been a thousand degrees in my bedroom and I’m without an AC! Cheapest solution ever!

  2. Just can’t get enough of your posts— fabulous! Love the fan, the cover of the book, the whole imagery is perfect for those hot summer blah nights. Since we moved to the Pacific NW, I don’t worry much about hot nights, but I had years and years of it… the only thing that would make this scene worse/more miserable, would be that lone mosquito that buzzes around your head all night, but can’t find. Hope you feel better soon!

    1. Me, too! I’d stay up much too late, eyes practically closed from exhaustion, but unwilling to put down the book. I still do it, actually, only now I don’t have to hide under the covers, thankfully.

  3. Ha! Ha! I’ve tried the fan and water too, for my own heat plague (it’s called being over 40 in my case). Works for about 2 minutes, as you have evidently discovered. Thanks for the goose bump producing stories idea. Here’s another one: a close encounter with a spider perhaps? Shivers. Hey! It works. Hoping your plague is all gone already. Sleep tight. Don’t let the ghosties bite!

    1. Haha! That might do it! Actually, the last creepy-crawly to give me goosebumps was a large palmetto bug I saw out of the corner of my eye while reading a book late at night. I screamed and jumped up and then realized it was only my own big toe. I’m going to blame the cough medicine for that one.

    1. The stories have stuck with me all these years. They were terrifying! The dog that turned out to be a sewer rat! The woman whose head feel off when the ribbon around her neck was untied! Brrrrrrrrr

  4. I will have to try this, I have a zombie book I’ve been putting off reading. It’s stupid hot and humid these days, and usually worse inside my house than outside. Japan is not a good place for Canadians in summer – they actually have a word that translates as “summer melting.” (>_<) Great post!

    1. Oh, I used every last scrap of energy the day I made this one. I nearly gave up 3 times in order to crawl home and fall asleep on the couch. It was actually a tweet from a friend that kept me going that day… “must… finish… comic…”! Thankfully, I feel much better now!

  5. I know just what you mean about the hot, muggy August nights…until the last panel. Scary stories to raise goosebumps? What a great idea!

    Hope you are now plague-free.

  6. I love your artwork, I hope you can support yourself with it.. if not I’m guessing it makes you quite happy at least.

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