The Great Moon Hoax Of 2013

The Great Moon Hoax

I know it’s been a while since I’ve done an actual series of Β The History Twins, but my dad and I had a History Twins Meeting, and I got next week’s comics planned out. Our meetings consist of going out for lunch, me showing him the ideas, and him making me write them out from my notes and getting the storyboards planned. I came up with this toon while looking at what happened today in history. In the year 1835 on today’s date, The Great Moon Hoax was published in “The Sun”, a New York newspaper. This comic sums up the details of the event, and it’s true!! FT πŸ˜›

FT 1 Swine Flu 0

FT 1 Swine Flu 0

Part 2 of the 4 part series I made about H1N1 back in 2009. Why am I posting old stuff you ask? Well, I have plenty of new comics, all in various stages of unfinished-ness. And, this allows a whole new audience to not read my comics. FT πŸ™‚

Swine Flu Revisited

Swine Flu Revisited

Yeah, yeah, I know swine flu is old news, but so is this comic I made nearly 4 years ago. Buffer? I don’t know the meaning of the word which is why I am posting old stuff until I look up the definition and/or have one. Also, I’d like it if more than 7 people read it this time. Yes, I do have lofty dreams. FT πŸ™‚

A New Project

Well, summer’s over. It seemed to slip by without me even noticing. I took a break from my history comic and other projects to spend time enjoying the vacation and having fun with my family. I also started work on a new project, a short novel. I had an idea about writing a “coming of age story.” I know that idea has been done repeatedly, but I am really interested in history and am fascinated by early 50’s in Brooklyn, New York which is where I set the story. It takes a lot of research to get a feel for that time period including the sights, the jargon, what things cost. I have read historical books, watched many documentaries and “interviewed” my grandparents about what life was like then. The story follows my character through the year 1952 and how her life changes as well as her relationships with her friends, her family (especially her rabid Dodgers fan father) and herself and parallels the Brooklyn Dodgers’ season that year. I even have a working title. I have quite a bit written as well as character ideas, outlines, and some short stories I wrote to incorporate as part of the plot. It is a huge undertaking, and I hope I can complete it. I already completed the most important part, the description that goes on the book jacket haha! Here it is:

“The year was 1952, America was deep in the Korean conflict, the Dodgers and their legions of loyal fans were still smarting from losing the pennant to the hated Giants and Bobby Thompson’s ‘Shot Heard ‘Round The World.’ It was a time of excitement, of possibilities, of discovery. Giovanna Tomaselli was unsure if she was ready for what the new year had in store for her. After a popular boy proclaims an infatuation for her, Giovanna is faced with a new experience as well as a seemingly unsolvable dilemma with her father. Her older boy crazy sister is of no help, and her best friend Margaret only complicates matters. As 1952 unfolds, Giovanna will learn that not every problem has an easy answer and that with adolescence comes many lessons that will never be forgotten.” FT