By Jennifer Hayden
A WORD BALLOON FROM THE CARTOONIST:
I originally created S’CRAPBOOK for a website called onlytheblogknowsbrooklyn.com while I was waiting for UNDERWIRE, my first book of comics, to be published in October 2011 by Top Shelf. UNDERWIRE had started as a webcomic at ACT-I-VATE but had gone on hiatus while being turned into a book, and I really missed the experience of putting a comic on the web.
I was just getting into it, making S’CRAPBOOK–only four panels per strip, the shortest form I’d ever done–when the blog that was so graciously hosting it went on hiatus (don’t you love that word, “hiatus”? Sounds like some sort of gorgeous desert flower.) And then, like a Hiatus blossoming in the sand, TRIP CITY rose out of nowhere and generously offered S’Crapbook its second home.
So here is S’CRAPBOOK (THE FIRST ALBUM), collecting the original strips that ran on onlytheblogknowsbrooklyn.com. I would like to thank Louise Crawford for inspiring me to create S’CRAPBOOK for her readers, and I would like to thank Dean Haspiel, Seth Kushner, Chris Miskiewicz, and the rest of the City Trippers for giving S’CRAPBOOK new life. I would also like to thank all the rest of my readers. And the Goddess. Because she gets it.