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Monica Friedman
Attended Western Michigan University
Lived in Tucson, AZ
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::snerk:: This is the kind of thing we would have loved when we were writing In the Weird. 
If you don't get it, then query "Bigfoot" or "Loch Ness Monster on Google Image Search. It's just a little joke. That's all I wanted to tell today. We used to report a lot of cryptozoology news on ...
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Here's your pretty.
This is, of course, a flowery-type mandala in soft shades of pink, blue, and green. It's totally wild and not interested in your rigid ideals of symmetry. It probably smells narcotic. Insects hurl ...
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Some weird colors
One of the hardest parts of drawing webcomics, for me, is the constant staring into the screen. My eyes, as I've written before, do not work all that well. They certainly don't work like normal peo...
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An unfunny comic about trauma
This is what we talk about when we talk about post traumatic stress. Obviously, this is pretty personal; most of my comics are pretty personal, but this one is deeper. I'm not sure I'm ready to tal...
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Everything is on fire...
According to Aristotle, of the six components of a tragedy, spectacle is the least important. The most important is plot, followed by character. In the typical big budget, special-effects heavy blo...
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Hm.  WE DIDN'T SEE •THAT• COMING....
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Sometimes you have to update your blog by whatever means necessary.
It's half past midnight and I'm sitting in my car, parked outside of the public library, because Cox Cable is far more vested in sending me almost daily dead-paper communications trying to sell me ...
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More desperation comics. Ha ha. 
This one might be a bit abstract. I guess it either works or it doesn't. It's true that I know I don't completely suck due to the fact that I sometimes get personalized rejection letters, and somet...
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::Snicker::
Back in elementary school, in the very early '80s, I remember hearing about global climate change for the first time. I was probably in second grade, and our class was talking about the future. (Sp...
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#Comics  about #writing  and #rejection  :P
Almost 1000 people clicked on Friday's PTSD comic; of course my best reception would be for the worst things that have ever happened to me. I'm thrilled that it resonated with so many people, but i...
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Mandala of the Week :)
Tuesday was my best day ever for traffic on this blog; Yesterday's comic got some traction on Reddit and over 400 people visited. My second-best day was also due to a boost from Reddit. I am not on...
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Children are hilarious. 
We didn't have summer reading when I was a kid. Actually, I read all summer long, but we didn't have assigned books. It's hard for me to understand that some kids don't read for pleasure, despite t...
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Summertime inspiration.
Somehow it can be easier to feel jealousy about what other people have and frustration over what you don't have than to rejoice in what you do have. Yet, the more you feel gratitude for any benefit...
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Occupation
I'm a writer. I write. Yes, you can make a living at it.
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Previously
Tucson, AZ - Deerfield, IL - Chicago, IL - Philadelphia, PA - Cleveland, OH - Marlboro, NJ - Mount Lebanon, PA - Amherst, MA - Yellow Springs, OH - Archer, FL - Holly, MI - Kalamazoo, MI - Antrim, NH - Kibbutz Keturah, Israel - Prague, Czech Republic -
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Tagline
I am a sensitive artist.
Introduction
I was born in 1974 and have been shocking people ever since. My husband Tabor and I live in Tucson, Arizona with his two kids and our combined cats. I am a freelance writer with 9 unpublished novels and a small copywriting business.
Bragging rights
I work from home. I have a swimming pool and a hot tub. My house is worth at least twice what I owe on the mortgage. I have sold 2 short stories in the speculative fiction genre, which puts me at the pinnacle of the nerd hierarchy. Also, look at my profile pic. I have a lot to brag about.
Education
  • Western Michigan University
    Creative Writing, 2001 - 2004
  • Northeastern Illinois University
    English, 2001 - 2001
  • Antioch College
    Psychology, 1992 - 1996
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Gender
Female
Other names
Some folks call me Dragon.