Despite my earlier plans, it doesn't look like this one is going to get finished before the holiday season slams the window of productivity shut. Due to moving and other complications I didn't have the time to build up the backlog over the summer they way I've done in the past. Sorry for such a scarce fall. But this is one I've been waiting to release for a long time. http://www.platypuscomix.net/freespirit/index.php?issue=10&seriesID=13 There's also a new article on the way in a few hours. Somehing....parade-ish. It was the height of my initial brainstorm for Free Spirit and ideas were popping up left and right to me. Usually they would be a question and and answer: "What if they went here?" "If they went here, they would do this." I had to write down as many as possible because, from past experience, I knew eventually ideas wouldn't come this easily, and I would forget most of them otherwise. This was the summer of 2013 and while I was lost in the best brainstorm I'd experienced in a long time, my mother was very sick. I sketched out some of my better ideas in a hospital waiting room. You want to talk about mixed emotions.... One of the most interesting ideas was this one: "What if they went to a junkyard?" "If they went to a junkyard Winnie would look at individual items and use her magic to find out the stories behind them." It came out of nowhere and it sounded great! I also knew it was going to take three times as much effort to write, because it would require at least three stories at once, all of them would involve completely new characters, and they would have to go through beginning, middle and end in a much shorter timespan yet still be satisfying. I spent months just trying to figure out why the Harpers would be in a junkyard in the first place. This is why you didn't see it until two and a half years later.