To ease the pain: this.
Yeah! New Jack Staff this week!
JACK STAFF #13
story PAUL GRIST
art & cover PAUL GRIST
32 pg - FC - $3.50
There's something wrong in Castletown, but only Becky Burdock Vampire Hunter seems to have noticed, and if she's going to sort it out the only man who can help her is Jack Staff, Britain’s greatest Villain!
So although there's still one weekend's worth of performances left in our little Shakespearean to-do, the cast party was held today. I have never been to a cast party before. I have, obviously, been to comic book conventions. And if a group of comic nerds getting together can lead to such chicaneries as me seeing Rick Remender's scrotum through a hole in a paper plate, I could only entice myself to imagine what kind of bacchanalian revelries a cast of loose-moraled thespians might get up to.
It turns out they get up to eating spiral-cut honey baked ham on Triscuits and looking at art. True story.
After wandering through the barely paved roads of The Mountain That Time Forgot (when directed down the wrong road by Paul's belle Rachel--who, incidentally, is working doubleplus overtime to fill the Slade-shaped hole in my heart), it turns out that that road was only on the map so we would know to pass it. So after we turned around and came back, the actual place we were supposed to be was like two feet from where we mistakenly turned. And there was a giant line of cars in the yard, as might indicate a party.
OH AND ALSO THE GUY'S NAME WAS ON A HELL OF MIGHTY BIG SIGN IN FRONT OF HIS HOUSE OKAY
So we found it. And it was mellow like omg. I mean, I don't drink or whatever, but I figured, you know, SOMEONE would, and there had to have been a large chance of some kind of dudity going down at this party. IN MY MIND IT HAD TO HAPPEN. WE WERE GOING TO PARTY LIKE ROCK STARS.
But, no, there was a cheese log and a cake that had "As You Like It" on it. I didn't eat it because I said the title should have been italicized or underlined and not bracketed in quotation marks, which is reserved for one-act plays only. I take punctuation very seriously, okay?
We talked about this and that and what have you, and there was definitely a mention made about some girl-girl makeouts happening at another, more different cast party.
Clearly I am in the wrong play.
We drove back mostly without incident.