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Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now: Pregnant at Comic-Con!

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Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now

Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now

I write a lot about the unique experience of being a woman in the comics industry, and I have to say, this is the one the most specifically female experiences I can think of. Working at Comic-Con is always a flurry of exhausting activity, but, jeez, I didn’t know exhaustion until I had a tiny entity living inside of my body and using my precious energy.

The bathroom breaks were frequent. My stubborn resolution to continue wearing wedge heels and skinny jeans as long as I could was possibly foolish. The longing in the looks I gave to shots of ouzo at the SLG Publishing company dinner was palpable. Naps were my blessed friends.

But I got through it, just as I’ve gotten through other female-specific inconveniences at Comic-Con: weird guys asking to take my picture, people asking business-related questions to the man I happen to be standing next to instead of me; that jerk who said, “Yeah, a chick would know,” just because I knew the location of the Little, Brown (publisher of the Twilight books) booth. So this? Easy.

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im in ur sisterhood, feelin ur pain.

and i hoped you slapped the bejeezus out of that dude who made the chick comment. alternately, maybe one day he would like to publish at SLG and you can write him a nice little No Thank You letter.

“weird guys asking to take my picture, people asking business-related questions to the man I happen to be standing next to instead of me; that jerk who said, “Yeah, a chick would know,” ”

Wha…

It amazes me how obtuse some poeple can still be in this day and age.

Sadly, even pregnant, you were probably not even close to being in the running for the coveted “biggest belly at Comic-Con” award.

Any kind of travel while pregnant brings the experiences you pictured, Jennifer. I can REALLY relate to the top panel. I can laugh, because I’ve sorta kinda been there. Try traveling in a foreign country while pregnant. Hubby and I became very good at begging Japanese storekeepers to let me use their private facilities when we couldn’t find a public facility and I. HAD. TO. GO. NOW!!!!

As to the other kinds of experiences … oy. Agreeing with Traci, here.

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