The following is a 2-page excerpt from my book Tomboy, about how having a December birthday can be a real bummer, especially when you’re a kid who wants all the presents and attention.  Today is my 33rd birthday, and I still want that Ninja Turtle, dammit.

And since today is my annual birthday (crazy how that keeps happening every year) every year I have only one birthday wish: if you’ve enjoyed my comics over the years, please share them with your friends and/or family!

This year is a doubly special opportunity for you to spread the word, because I had TWO books come out in 2014!  The first was Alone Forever: The Singles Collection, published by Top Shelf Productions in February, and the second was Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir, published by Zest Books a few months ago.  How can you let your friends know about these books?  I have some suggestions:

You can post about them on facebook, twitter, or tumblr (or livejournal, myspace, and friendster).  You can buy a copy of them for yourself if you haven’t already.

You can buy a copy for a friend as a gift (incidentally I am selling signed versions for the holidays on my website (shameless plug, oh wait, this whole post is a shameless plug)

If you’ve read ANY of my books, and you haven’t done so already, you can rate and review them on Goodreads:, because getting the numbers up on reader review sites MATTERS in today’s internet-driven consumer culture (that’s a sentence I never thought I’d type, but I’m literally older and wiser today).

But mostly, I want to extend my gratitude to all of my readers for putting their eyeballs on my comics: it is so rewarding to make the work I want to make, and have people appreciate it.  Everyone should eat a cookie today to celebrate; you’ve earned it.