A good thing happened this week: the Army Corps of Engineers denied a permit that essentially halted progress on the Dakota Access Pipeline that would’ve threatened the sacred land and water for the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.

We don’t know that it will last, we don’t know that the oil company will listen (and if they don’t, with the police also shoot THEM with rubber bullets and water cannons? It’s hard to imagine), we don’t know that the ruling will stand once Obama leaves office. There is still good reason for vigilance and care. But it is also a good thing, and that is something I am holding onto (along with my deep respect and gratitude for all the water protectors, and the US Army veterans who went to protect them in solidarity).

I’m going out of town this weekend, so there may not be a new comic next week. Just keep your heart open, poppets! I’ll come back. In the meantime, you can order my chapbook of comics from New Michigan Press, which should help tide you over. (Did you notice I even added a Book! page to this site?)

In other news, today I made my horse walk over a teeter-totter, and she actually did great with it, so who knows what else we can achieve, together.