Happy Friday! And oh my goodness, does Gerty have a dilemma in today’s Albert the Alien!

Do you remember your first kiss? I don’t remember when or where, sadly, since it was so long ago, but I do remember who. I used to “date” the neighbor girl growing up, and we were going to get married and live in a tree house in our parent’s back yard. That dream lasted until she moved away – which was right when I was about to go into sixth grade. You see, even though we lived right next door, she went to a different school and was a year older. My getting into sixth grade was an opportunity for us to finally be in the same school together, and we could actually be that cute couple that dated since they were little kids.

However, as I said, she moved to another state and we kind of lost touch over the years. I do see her on occasion now, and we still get along – we have tons in common. But sadly, the child-like dream of living in our parent’s back yard in a tree house has since faded. But she was my first kiss.

Who was your first kiss? Do you remember where or when you had it?

Next week, a few announcements:

1) The Kickstarter campaign to fund the Albert the Alien Volume 1: New in School graphic novel will launch! We’re going to be collecting all 100 pages from the webcomic, plus additional bonus stories! Be sure to pledge to the Kickstarter to see all the awesome updates, unlockable reward levels, stretch goals, and more! We’ll post a link once the campaign goes live.

2) Anime Central is our next convention appearance! ACEN is the 3rd largest animation convention in the country, takes place in Rosemont, Il on May 16-18, and is my absolute favorite show of the year. Gabe will be in Artist Alley, and I will be a returning guest of the show! I’ll have a number of panels throughout the week (my panel schedule will be posted closer to the event date), as well as a number of books for sale. And commissions – did I mention Gabe and I will both be doing commissions?

We’ll also be doing some special fundraising activities for our Albert the Alien Kickstarter! The Kickstarter campaign starts at ACEN, and there will be a special prize for people who pledge at the show!

Here’s the panel schedule for the weekend (more may be added at random):

Introduction to RWP – 7pm – Panel Room 3
The Panel That Shall Not Be Named – 10pm – Panel Room 4

Time Management – 8:30pm – Panel Room 3
Breaking Into Comics – 9:30pm – Panel Room 4