Monday, May 16, 2005

A Veena is a music instrument among other things.

You learn many things when you publish a comic called Veena. First is that when put the title thru Google it show you a music instrument called the Veena. The tourism bureau of India probably doesn't like me much, because for a long time my comic came up first in searches, instead of information on the music instrument that is actually the official music instrument of India.The ranking has changed a little since then...

It look like something Jim Woodring would come up with...Veena is also a name for women all over Asia. And women of Asian origin in England and the States.
Once in a while I get orders for copies of Veena solely on the basis of the title. Who doesn't put his own name in Google to see what will come up?
Recently, I got a letter from a Veena. She said she liked my comic and offered to send me her photo. Curious to see her, I accepted even if I thought it might be a joke. Like a friend sending me a photo of a porn star with hair like my character...
But she's real and is from England. Her parents were born in Mauritius so they speak French. It's an interesting connection for a comic produced in Quebec where we speak both French and English.

Maybe I could make it a regular thing on the site and have a collection of readers whose name is Veena. What do you guys and gals think?

Saturday, May 07, 2005

Veena at the Time Travelers Convention.

You find the strangest thing on the internet....There is actually a live, real "Time travelers" convention being organised right now. Info here. Time Travel does not exist yet, but the point is that if it's ever invented you need only one convention for all of eternity, not one every year. As long as the travelers have heard about it, they will make the travel back in time to the con. So, if you look at a photo of a con now, it may be empty, but look at it in a year, you may see Dr. Who or Veena. That's a paradox, time is very fluid and can be affected retroactively. Yes, I'm telling you all this because Veena time travel and may go one day.
In the meantime, NBC is supposed to cover the event. I'm not making this up....