(Be sure to write “OKAY TO REPRODUCE” and include a name if you want a chance for your letter to be included in a future letters column!)
Man…Twenty comics featuring me, myself, and I. Only six more to go and there will be half-a-year's worth of weekly Libby Sk8er Girl comics! So, basically, other than being a multiple of ten, this being the twentieth issue isn't all that interesting, I guess. I think that means it's time to go on and on about something, like how none of this is tangible to you.
The physical state of these comics and Scribb1es are virtually indistinguishable from any other collection of electromagnetic patterns that constitutes a "digital computer file," yet when everything works, you get to see me in a bikini! It kind-of makes you think: Will there be cyber-archaeologists one day whose job it is to sift through petabytes-upon-petabytes of computer data, just to come across a drawing of a girl on a skateboard, wearing a bikini and laughing at the pain and suffering of some nameless guy who dove when he should have waded?
Of course, perhaps my exploits will one day be imprinted upon paper and bound into books, which are at once more and less stable than computer files. Should that happen, how will the experience change from the online experience? In fact, how might the online experience change in the event that Brian revamps the website, or if he puts the comics somewhere else on the internet? (Even now, you might find that my comics read a little differently on Instagram than they do here.) Who is to say what the correct experience is? How do we balance the audience's preferred mode of viewing with the author's preferred mode of presentation? Then, how do you handle it when the character has an opinion too??? Or, on a technical level, what's the right way to render the hover text in a less interactive medium? Is that what the little asides at the bottom of Squirrel Girl comics (and other comics by Ryan North) are all about?
In some ways, this is pretty deep stuff. In other ways, you just read three paragraphs that vaguely discussed the difference between the internet and books. Either way, you dove right in, didn't you?
Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this website that was woven for you. If you did, maybe you should buy some merch, or support us on Patreon. Or, maybe Brian should figure out how to take one-time payments. Whatever it is, we like money—it lets us buy things, like skateboards and typewriters! If you don't want to pay, though, that's fine…Just don't tell anybody, because that's a waste of your time, my time, Brian's time, and everybody's time. (It also probably puts holes in the ozone layer or something.) More than anything, remember that I am a fictional character and not a valid or reliable source for factual information, and have a fucking great day! (That's different from a "great fucking day," which is definitely a private thing I don't want to know about.)
P.S. Could they do something about making action figures from the Black Widow movie readily available again? I'm sick of Brian complaining about how you can't get a Yelena Belova for a decent price (she's an admitted badass, though). Meanwhile, action figures for the Shang-Chi movie, which doesn't come out until September, are already on clearance. I know there may be some extenuating circumstances, but Hasbro's really got to get their merchandise release schedules worked out!