Shots all up to date? Good because I'm contagious... with a love of comics! But also, as it turns out, with Whooping Cough.
It's true, kids! Our doc thinks both me the better half and I have "The Hundred Day Cough," a condition that has been enjoying new resurgence thanks (apparently) to parents that think vaccinating their children and all the science that says it's good for us all is just a bunch of HOOEY compared to their GUT feeling that goes something like:
"You scientists just think you KNOW it all! You can't tell me how to take care of my kids! Glenn Beck says you're all just part of a Government conspiracy to POISON me with your Socialist Medicine! No baby of MINE is going to get vaccinated and get AUTISM! Oh SURE there is absolutely NO scientific evidence to prove this, and it has been instead scientifically DISPROVEN -- you just can't MAKE ME! So there!"
::sigh:: At any rate, we're in the midst of a cycle of VERY strong antibiotics, and will hopefully be right as rain in time for the holidays to fully kick into gear. So, in the meantime, I have used my relative discomfort to create art!
Well... maybe not art, but at least another semi-humorous offering for Prism's Queer Eye on Comics series! I take a brief look at DC Comics' best and most interesting diseases, try to figure out a way to trade them off for Whooping Cough. I mean, I'll take green hair and skin, and the ability to turn into a fly, dog, or mastadon over this wet, lingering cough any day. Mainly since the cough would't get me a place on the new Doom Patrol, and I am always in the market for a mega-wealthy foster daddy, with or without a psych-helmet.
The link to the article above is a sneak-peak, as our editor is planning on a 11/28 release -- but you can find links to my several other fascinating and ready-for-prime-time Queer Eye works over here.
Now pass the cough syrup with codine -- Uncle Kyle needs to sleep off all that pumpkin pie.