Lauren Weinstein writes to tell us that the very first guest artist is up at girlstoriescomics.com.

His name is Ben Heymann, a former teenage student of mine. He’s created this totally gruesome comic entitled “Rotting Zombies”! View it if you dare!

Always with the ZOMBIES! Man, people sure love those flesh eating shamblers.

She also alerted us to her upcoming appearances:

1. October 7th, 4:30 pm: I will be signing and talking with Dan Nadel, David Heatley, and Tim Hodler at The 215 Festival. I’ll be at the Rocket Cat Cafe, 2001 Frankford Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19125. 215-732-1600

2. October 13-15th: I will attend The Small Press Expo in Bethesda, MD. I’ll be signing Girl Stories, a new mini-comic, perhaps an all new limited edition silkscreened poster, and much more all weekend long.

3. October 18th, 8pm: I’ll be performing some stuff from Girl Stories at Carousel with Brian Dewan, Emily Flake, Megan Montague Cash, R. Sikoryak and others!!!!!

4. October 26th, 7 pm: I will be speaking with Jonathan Bennett, Ivan Brunetti, David Heatley, Adrian Tomine at Makor at 7:00 pm. We are going to be promoting Ivan Brunetti’s new book, An Anthology of Graphic Fiction.