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Lauren Beukes

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Best Christmas Present Ever

Genius, hilarious writer friend Sam Wilson (aka @genrestories) proposed to his long-time scientist heroine girlfriend, Kerry Gordon, using a comic book illustrated by his friends to show 32 possible futures, depending on whether she said yes or no.

The final comic included work by amazing illustrators like Joey Hi-fi, Adam Hill and Emma Cook, storyboard artist Gareth Jones, animator Munki Groenewald, director/photographer Matthew Brown and non-professional drawing types too, including me, novelist Sarah Lotz (who admittedly once made a living doing casino murals) Kate Lefko-Everett & Helen Westcott. We’ve been plotting this for ages and it’s been so hard to keep shtum!

You can see the full thing here and I picked out some highlights (including the Edward Gorey rip-off I did that I’m quite proud of) below.

And of course she said YES.


 

 

 

 

 

Recent comments:

  • KerryGordon
    KerryGordon
    December 25th, 2012 @19:29 #
     
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    Also featured above are the fantastic husband/wife duo Mike and Lorna Morris. Mike's a photographer extraordinaire who blogs at http://www.trekkingtripod.com and Lorna's a lexicographer who draws her dreams (http://lornaland.wordpress.com).

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  • <a href="http://www.sapartridge.co.za" rel="nofollow">Sally</a>
    Sally
    December 26th, 2012 @19:12 #
     
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    Congratulations Sam and Kerry!

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  • Ben - Editor
    Ben - Editor
    December 31st, 2012 @08:11 #
     
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    Sam's "Choose your own adventure" wedding was picked up by Boing Boing on Xmas day, courtesy Cory Doctorow via Lauren's post:

    http://boingboing.net/2012/12/25/choose-your-own-adventure-wedd.html

    Delighted to see the answer was in the positive: congratulations Sam! :)

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  • <a href="http://helenmoffett.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Helen</a>
    Helen
    January 2nd, 2013 @11:18 #
     
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    Fabulous news, concept, art, friends - mazel tov!

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  • <a href="http://www.brainwavez.org/" rel="nofollow">Mandy J Watson</a>
    Mandy J Watson
    January 2nd, 2013 @14:26 #
     
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    Some of those comments on Boing Boing are Very Serious. How disappointing.

    I think this is awesome. Congratulations to both of you.

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