Comics: Page 5 of “Counting Nuns”

For the last four Fridays, I have been showing the first pages of Edward J Grug III‘s comic adaptation of my short story “Counting Nuns”. Today is the fifth page, and the last page will be unveiled next Friday.

The original short story is not only available in EMPTY ROOMS LONELY COUNTRIES, but in issue 3 of GUD Magazine. According to The Future Fire, “Counting Nuns” “is a study of phobia (in this case of needles) that contains a richness of language and imagery that many fictional stories lack.”

I’ve always loved what Edward did with “Counting Nuns”, and it’s always saddened me that he never found a home for it; not because it was my story, but mostly because his artwork here really shines. I hope you enjoy his version of the story, and by all means, please take the time to visit his website to check out more of his incredible work.

Counting Nuns Page 5

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Christian A. Dumais is an American writer, humorist and public speaker living in Wrocław, Poland. He has published fiction, journalism, and academic articles in several magazines and journals such as GUD, Shock Totem and Ha!Art. His first collection of short stories, Empty Rooms Lonely Countries, was published in 2009. He also created, edited, and contributed to Cover Stories, a euphictional anthology of 100 stories inspired by songs, which was published in 2010. His most recent book is SMASHED: The Life and Tweets of Drunk Hulk.

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