This is another response to Facebook banning me in the middle of World Breastfeeding Week (did you know that it’s really World Breastfeeding MONTH and that the rest of the world is still celebrating, but here in America we’re all like one week, that’s all our attention span can take ;o) If you hadn’t heard, Facebook banned me for 24 hours for a tiny tiny nipple in one of my comics. I wrote about it here:
The Comic that Got Me Banned From Facebook
and created this comic too:
Hope you enjoy!
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2011, a tough year for me. My mother went into the hospital in January and then passed away in February. Her last words to me were around January 10th and it was all downhill after that. I totally forgot to sell the calendars, I forgot to do a book tour for Mama is…Home, the kids came down with a kick ass flu that I swear lasted from December until somewhere in October. My tooth broke, and then I missed my (and my 4 kids) return flight (just forgot) and had to spend a whole ton of my dad’s moolah to get back home. I made quite a few comics about dealing with the grief, and made some wonderful new friends and fans that have gone through the same thing. (Hi there, how you holding up?)
The above of course has nothing to do with breastfeeding and the comics about breastfeeding. In 2011 I just put my head down and made a whole ton of comics. I also started a membership scheme on my blog and due to market um, pressures, dismantled the membership scheme about 6 months later. Simply put it was a lame-ass year, full of loss and sick and failure. I like this comic though, it’s good ;o)
We’re nine years into the 10 year retrospective! If you found me in the last year, how about you say hi below!
for 24 hours, and my response!
The comic was Humanicum Breastfeedicus:
and the next day I created this comic, which is really Humanicum Breastfeedicus, just with all the non-offending parts removed.
I’m sure you’ll agree that the tiny little circle is pretty *inoffensive, but then I was pretty sure that with all the surrounding information it was inoffensive too. Especially since the whole point of the comic was that the little tiny circle shouldn’t be offensive!
I wrote this the day I wasn’t allowed on Facebook:
We were having a lovely discussion too and right in the middle of World Breastfeeding Week, and then BAM! apparently Humanicum Breastfeedicus has a bit too much nipple? I’d like to posit that it’s a hand-drawn nipple, a really small nipple, a black and white nipple, a completely non-sexual nipple, an editorializing nipple, and the-nipple-is-the-whole- point-of-what-I’m-saying- nipple. But, also, damn, I remembered not to post comics with nipples at the beginning of the week and then yesterday forgot, so it’s also an I-forgot-there-was-a-nipple.
Ps. here’s another article about my 24 hour banishment during World Breastfeeding Week: Facebook vs. Breastfeeding by Jodine Chase
*I originally wrote the above paragraph using the word un-offensive, twice. I generally try to check the grammar and spelling of my posts, but I also appreciate a good bit of casual and poetic laziness. Trouble is, now that the comic is included in the daily beast gallery with a (sic) beside it, well, it doesn’t look poetic, just un-spell-checked. So the proper spelling has replaced the un-proper in the post.
This was easy, I didn’t even have to look through the comics. For some reason the combination of breastfeeding, snarky response, and craft inspired a whole heck of a lot of you to love this comic. Yes, it’s Very Crafty, posted to my blog in April of 2010, my traffic more than tripled. 2010 was also the year that I published the book: Mama Is… Home
a version of the Very Crafty comic is now available on bags and t-shirts in Mama’s Shop:
If you found my work with this comic, say hi! in the comments below!