Signs of things to come…

…in Geranium Lake Properties.


November I Remember

A certain amount of exposition accompanies each of these Geranium Lake Properties comics from November–you may want to make use of the links to the original posts. The first one is “Invoking the Name of the Mystery as Elilim and Kochavim“, the second is “Rainwater Mama“.

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Holiday’s End

From October, “The Procession of Entropy”, which is the great holiday season for jackalopes. Today, December 31rst, is actually the last day of the holiday, which began on October 15th. A few jackalopes will continue to celebrate the Procession of Entropy until Three Kings’ Day on January 6th, but for most of us the Procession ends tonight at midnight. The tradition is to be in bed at midnight, with a penny and a piece of peppermint under your pillow. You can be asleep or awake. If you’re awake, you can get out of bed after midnight, eat the peppermint, watch Twilight Zone, or MythBusters, or do whatever you were doing before midnight.

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From July: Never Did A Ruddy Linguist Boast a Brick Building

On this last day of the year, we continue with our look back, month by month, at the year that was Geranium Lake Properties 2017. From July, one of my Top Ten Favorite Titles of 2017.

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From May: The Tale of the Rust-Stained Jug

Six Tales from the Glorious Assemblage of Haberdashers is an imaginary book by Abby Ashier Chertsey. It was a once-cherished but mostly forgotten childhood classic for Wm. Yost, imaginary author of Geranium Lake Properties. Yost accidentally encountered Chertsey in 1995, in her garden on Bryher island, when he was on a tour of small British islands. Yost had stopped to admire a hillside of daffodils, and subsequently was rescued by the 103-year-old Chertsey from the affections of her mixed-breed wolfhound, a very large and exuberant puppy named Penarddun, called Penny, or Bad Penny.

Also from May, “Extract one punctilio from the left-brained munificence”:

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Departures from the Norm

I experimented with the format for GLP in February and March. In retrospect, it doesn’t feel quite right to abandon Wm. Yost, my most constant collaborator, never mind that he is a figment of my imagination. Top panel is titled “Nuran but One Entire Bluze” (you may not know what that means, but you feel you know what it means). Bottom panel is “A conversation between right and left”.

Three From February (The Secrets Of The Universe)

The Figure Is Not Whole (Gödel)

The Authority Is Not Evident (Heisenberg)

The Force Is Not Absolute (Einstein)

You have discovered, haven’t you, that there is a secret about the universe hidden in every GLP comic? Whether you can decipher it or not, whether I can decipher it or not, is not important. The presence of the mystery is what’s important.

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