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Kate Beaton
There are some funny things, in the Life Of Nero. Pretty well all accounts of how Nero went about murdering his mother are hilarious in their own right - collapsible boat, anyone? - and the notion that he thought her ghost was after him is also good (as you can see by the comic). Nero's neck beard is perhaps imperial action on a weak chin in the same way George IV's high collars were an action on double chins.

I feel you have to take early Roman historians with a grain of salt but nevertheless, please enjoy this account of Nero by Suetonius, where on no uncertain terms Nero is described as stinky, with a pot belly and a mullet, and generally gross in person.

For those of you going to Emerald City in Seattle next weekend, you can find me with the Topatoco crew.


Lynn Allingham
John Allison
Dawn and Margie Beaton
Marc Bell
John Campbell
Scott Campbell
Ryan Carley
Anthony Clark
Rebecca Clements
Domitille Collardey
Jillian Comeau, Kim Carson and Michelle Skelding
Aaron Diaz
Jess Fink
Eric Feurstein
Brian Fukushima
Matt Forsythe
Sarah Glidden
Meredith Gran
Lisa Hanawalt
Dustin Harbin
Christopher Hastings
Emily Horne and Joey Comeau
Jon Klassen
Steve Lambke
Hope Larson
Joe List
David Malki
Phil McAndrew
Carolyn Merriman
Carly Monardo
Vicki Nerino
Ryan North
Ryan Pequin
Neil Rough
Jeffrey Rowland
Gabby Schulz
Smart and Bird
Nathan Stapley
Julia Wertz
Britt Wilson
Steve Wolfhard
Chip Zdarsky

Good comic shops that have taught me a thing or two:

The Beguiling, Toronto
Strange Adventures, Halifax
Legends Comics and Books, Victoria
Desert Island, Brooklyn

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