I have a new dramedy story, “Same Bat-Time, Same Bat-Channel,” with Cory Bland illustrations, beginning now and continuing, M-W-F for a few weeks, at Penny and Aggie.
It’s also sort of crossovery with Randy Milholland’s Something Positive, because it features Helen Tomalin, the Penny and Aggie character whose story continued at S*P for a while. During that period, I gave Randy my blessing and got out of his way: here, he’s doing the same for me.
Yes, Penny and Aggie is that series that (cough) totally ended four years ago, but I’m digging it up in service of one more ending. Throughout Helen’s ten-year existence as a character and her teenage years shown in two comics, it’s been an open question whether she could truly rise above her past, whether even having a mentor she liked and trusted would be enough to lead her away from bitterness and self-pity, whether she’d just keep self-destructing, in the end.
"Same Bat-Time, Same Bat-Channel," my last Helen story, is the answer.
If you ever wanted to know what happened to Helen…