Black Betty: Teasing Trailer

Hey everyone!  Be warned, the enclosed comic is raunchy.  And very sketchy.

I hope you’re having a great holiday season, or just enjoying the end of the year.  I didn’t get around to saying it last month, but I want you all to know how thankful I am that you’re here to follow my work!  It means so much to me, whether you’re a patron or simply a reader.  Just laying your eyes on this makes you a friend, and I send my best wishes to you all.

So, here’s a very sketchy (and raunchy) parody of the Black Widow trailer.  It’s not exactly canonical, but it’s not far off.  Betty’s “sister” is Jellyteeth, whom she mentioned once upon a time, and you might recognize Pooka Zin and his ghostly acquaintance, Mary Shrieks from a scene way back in 2007.

If panel three bothers you, I should mention that all Pook generally refer to each other by familial terms.  You might think of it as a mere affectation if you’d like to avoid any incestuous implications (although the Pook themselves wholeheartedly endorse those implications, so don’t ask).  And do you like the rabbit-head throwing knives?  It’s a trademark weapon of the Pook.  I always wanted to show them off, but I never got a chance until now.  Yeah, there’s lots of little details regarding the Sharp-Toothed Rabbits that I haven’t yet revealed.  I’m looking forward to fleshing them out in the future.  For instance, all Pook names have something in common.  Can you guess what it is?

Oh, and don’t worry about the baby.  It’s fine.  I got the idea from the Dresden Files crossover fic that Skullduggerant wrote long, long ago.  I still enjoy reading those stories.

Of course, I did want to make something thematic to the time of year and all, but it’s been pretty busy over where I am, what with the time of year being the time of year and all.  This will have to do right now for my gift this season.  I have another Tale of the Wooden Castle to tell, and more besides!

But what I’m really hoping for is to finish the Omnibus in 2020 to mark twenty years of Zebra Girl.  It’s a nice, round number.  Though I have to admit, it’s turned out to be a harder job than I anticipated.  I’m basically rebuilding every volume page by page.  But that’s my resolution for the new year!  Putting Zebra Girl, as it was, finally to bed.

2020.  The turn of a decade.  That’s actually kind of momentous!  I hope we all meet the future with grace.

Happy new year, everyone.


- Joe

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