Dave K. is well into his next comic book, a 225-pager called, Afterschool Special. He’s stashed three sample chapters from the work in progress up on his blog for you to read and relive your teenaged feelings and boners* with until the completed book comes out. From Dave’s blog:
“The story focuses on Jed, a jaded 17 year old musician who plays guitar for an Elvis impersonator at an amusement park. He has moved to a new town to live with his hippy aunt after his mother passes away. Feeling isolated, his thoughts begin to drift into creepy territory with horror movies as his reference for normal teenage social interactions. While cutting school, he meets Lisa, a tough but cute chain smoking girl who recently had an abortion. As their relationship progresses into something special, Jed’s fantasies begin to bare a closer resemblance to reality. But for Lisa, the future is about nostalgia and sex is out of the question.”
1 informal a stupid mistake.
2 vulgar slang an erection of the penis.
ORIGIN early 20th cent. (originally U.S.): from bone + -er 1 .