I actually first made this image for a friend of mine as a gift (hand-drawn for her on a tiny, packable, always-with-her canvas) when she left Chicago, and I can’t sum up my feelings any better than this about moving away from home, again, for maybe good.

I’m sad to go, but I’ll have a new place to make friends and dream dreams (about being part octopus, for instance) and I’ll always have a place to keep all the feelings I have for Chicago and my peoples in it. But it’s hard. I don’t like all these conflicting emotions. I need a hug.

Anyways, still looking for guest comics. There will be no internet tomorrow, so if one of you draws one, I’ll find some magic way to post it.

–m