A Valuable Reminder for Comic Women

Rob Walton sketch

The following sketch was done for me by Rob Walton (Ragmop). I thought it was from the one and only Philadelphia Comicfest in 1993, but googling suggests it was more likely 1996. Release dates confirm that, since the Ragmop comic started in 1995.

Rob Walton sketch

As you can see, it says “We women have to stick together.” That’s his character Alice on the left, and well, me on the right. I’d stopped by his table to tell him how I liked his series, which had a handful of issues out at that time. Later, he presented this to me as a surprise, which touched me, to say thank you for talking up his work (which happened on Usenet, back then). I’ve hung it in my office at work, as a reminder.

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