Newsletter 14: How can I be happy and single?
Hello and welcome again to the Spiralbound newsletter, in which we link to our own stories and to great stories elsewhere. First up: the features we ran last week:
- “Ask Olive: How Can I Be Happy and Single?” It’s the return of our new comics advice column, where the questions are typed but the answers are illustrated — come by and let us know what you think. (And submit a question, too, if you like: firstname.lastname@example.org.) I’ll put another teaser from her answer at the end of this newsletter.
- “Raccoon Residential,” by Deb Lucke. “What was that? I thought. I’d never seen such a thing. And then it dawned on me...”
- “In the Park,” by Tom Daly. “Some days I really miss the younger versions of my children.”
- We also had an Illustrated Interview with Tom Daly!
- “Total Madness,” by Jamaica Dyer. Recollections of the 2017 total eclipse (a year ago last week!), and “a journey into the heart of Oregon.” (What were you doing?)
- An amazing investigation by Spiralbound pal Kelly Conaboy: “Do Men Enter Bathtubs on Hands and Knees So Their Balls Enter the Water Last?” on The Cut. It’s not comics, but it does include some original illustrations:
- I also really enjoyed this story by Megan Daum, from our Great Escapes package:
“Despite our fundamental incompatibility, my husband and I were each other’s best friend and preferred conversation partner.”
That’s it for now, but we’ll be back later this week. In parting, here’s one more panel from Olive’s latest:
Thanks for reading,