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Hello! And a Comic About a Bear

Hello, I’m Edith! I love this site, and I’m excited to be here. (Thanks, Jason!) I haven’t blogged like this for more than a decade, so I hope I’m not too rusty. Please feel free to email me any tips; I would be delighted to get them.

As Jason mentioned, since 2019 I’ve been sending a comics newsletter called Drawing Links, although it’s been on hiatus since last fall. However, I’m going to try running some old comics here – see below – in the hopes of working up momentum to bring my newsletter back. We’ll see how it goes!

More about me?? I’m originally from Cambridge, MA, and although I lived for 16 years in Brooklyn, a couple years ago my husband and I moved to a small town in upstate New York, not too far from Albany. We are now expecting our second daughter, due in a few weeks.

Thanks for reading!

…Okay, I was hoping to hide these comics behind a “read more” page-break button, but it seems Jason’s interface doesn’t have that option, so I guess I’ll be really taking over the main page.

And so, to kick this off, here is a little story about the first time I saw a bear (from 2022):

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Discussion  4 comments

David Jacobs
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I think about the “it was shocking” frame all the time, it’s a masterpiece. so glad to see this comic again. Thank you!

Edith ZimmermanMOD

David -- thank you for this note, although I somehow didn't realize I had published this already (?!). It was in my drafts folder, for some reason! Terrible start! Not my intention! I apologize.

Paul Josey

A great start - welcome aboard and looking forward to reading what you share. (my unexpected suburban bear moment a number of years back: with a broken foot at the time, one night i thought i heard a raccoon going after our trash cans again so i came barrelling out of the back door with my crutches, yelling at it, headlamp on and chasing it towards the back of the lot. only when it turned around with its eyes reflecting in the headlamp's light, those eyes much higher than expected, did I start to make out the dark mass in front of me that, thankfully, turned to lumber loudly away through the brush.)

Edith ZimmermanMOD

Heart-stopping! The crutches! (Maybe a secret weapon, though?)

My favorite bear-related info post said something like: "I mean they COULD kill you immediately if they wanted to, but they almost certainly won't." Definitely still adjusting to life outside the city...

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