March 10, 2008

When the bestseller thing happened, a friend who had read my Wild Card comic said to me, “So, wouldn’t your 18 year old self be really excited if you went back in time and told her about this?” I thought about it and decided that no, my 18 year old self would actually be kind of pissed off that it took this long. My 18 year old self was convinced that I’d be a bestselling millionaire married to River Phoenix by the time I was 21. Cute, wasn’t I? In fact, I’ve decided that traveling back in time to try to celebrate with my younger selves is just a bad idea all the way around. Observe:















15 Responses to “comic”

  1. Jackie Says:

    well,yes. Because I’d have gone back in time and said to my 20 yo self “loose the hot legs and the fantastic wheels and keep the sweet, funny friend”. And then, I’d have believed me and missed out on my WONDERFUL son. I still have the sweet funny friend who is now my partner, too. And it hurts to learn sometimes, but in the end, I’d rather keep the lessons.

  2. Chavah Says:

    That cracked me up!!! thanks for the laugh, I needed it today.

    FYI… I finally finished Silver Bullet this weekend. Now I see why Brian was so happy when it ended! Yay for vengeance!!!

  3. smsand Says:


    No wonder there’s so much humor in your books.

  4. Diana Says:

    Oh, that is just priceless. I love it! And so true!

  5. CD Reed Says:


    I personally would go back to my 18-year-old self and tell him to meet up with the guys who started Google, agree to be the co-owner and profit!

  6. Bradford Says:

    Carrie: Wow! That was amazingly funny!

  7. carriev Says:

    Lessons are great–but it’s amazing how you don’t recognize them as lessons when you’re living them.

  8. Ty Says:

    Love the stick comics.

    Maybe you are wasting your real talents writing werewolf books. More stick comics!

  9. Griggk the goblin Says:

    If I’m ever accosted by a familiar stranger who claims to be my future self, he can keep his portents of doom, and cough up some winning powerball numbers. That way, I’ll know he’s legitimate, and it won’t cause a paradox because a lottery fortune would explain how *I* came into possession of a working time machine in the first place.

  10. Anthony Says:

    You couldn’t use the “my mad scientist friend was killed by terrorists and I fled in this car which turned out to be a time machine” excuse? 🙂 BTW, I love your sense of humor, Carrie. It’s one of the main reasons I got hooked to your books. 😀

  11. Jackie Says:

    Hilarious! And that sad part is, it would be true for me too. Although I think I would go back and complain about the weight gain and tell my younger self to start exercising more. 🙂 Although at 18, didn’t we already know everything? So why would we listen to our older selves? 😛

  12. carriev Says:

    I think I need to figure out how to draw a stick figure werewolf.

  13. Ty Says:

    It’s like a stick person, only shaggy.

    Possibly with teeth.

  14. Rowenna Says:

    No *I* was supposed to marry River Phoenix!!! Or maybe Simon Le Bon, I couldn’t make up my mind.

  15. ArcLight Says:

    There was a FARK thread a few weeks (months?) back about going back in time to visit yourself. Most of the comments were fairly humorous and snarky – it was on FARK, after all, but some were surprisingly poignant.

    And I agree…the stick figure werewolf would be exactly what you’ve drawn here, only shaggy and with teeth. And ears, but not Howling-esque bunny ears, please.

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