Finishing the website and putting together a book pitch have delayed me for another week. But that's okay, because it gives me the opportunity to make some long overdue fan-art for the best ever webcomic set in Ancient Rome: SPQR Blues by Klio!
Yessir, that's Vesuvius in the background. The volcano is to SPQR Blues what werewolves are to Family Man: you never know when it's going to kick in.
SPQR Blues, beyond being a great ensemble soap opera, is also one of those rare works of historical fiction that make the time and place it depicts feel both cozily familiar...and completely foreign.
Klio's delicate and conservative linework can be consumed in large doses with no dangerous side effects, and the obstacles and heartbreaks of daily life in a complicated society make for very tasty reading as well.
There's an immense archive available for your reading pleasure, so shoo! Go read!