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  1. Some tips

    Since it took me way too long to figure out how to edit this stuff, I figured I'd make it easier for y'all. More tips/instructions will be added as people request them. Signatures Click on your username to the far right of your toolbar, which will pull up a drop-down menu. Select "Account Settings." From the left-hand menu, choose "Signature." Profiles From the same drop-down menu, select "Profile." From there, you can view and edit your personal profile. Change display name Select your username from the right-hand side of the toolbar. From the dropdown menu, select "Account Settings." From the left-hand menu, select "Display Name."
  2. So sorry!!

    You may have noticed that we had a long, LONG period of downtime—we are so sorry for any inconvenience. The downtime was due to some super annoying clerical weirdness, but we are BACK, baby! We can now resume our regularly scheduled weirdness.
  3. So sorry!!

    I cannot confirm or deny at this time that the entire editorial staff has been spirited off to another dimension.
  4. Are you a morning person or a night person?
  5. What's your dream travel destination?
  6. So sorry!!

    Oh dear—that's another issue for the tech team, thanks for bringing that to my attention. For future reference, you can always reach us at cicada@cricketmedia.com—that's actually the email the contact form goes to, anyway. I'm here if you have any additional questions.
  7. Week of 5/28: CICADA-scope

    Aries: Sure, all your friends and family have been replaced by poorly-concealed malevolent changelings, but all in all you’ve found the change refreshing. Taurus: You have nothing to fear in the woods surrounding grandmother’s house—like many poisonous animals, your bright red hood is a warning. Gemini: At this point, the entity haunting your bathroom is the least of your problems. Cancer: Everyone agrees you have your mother’s eyes and your father’s nose, but nobody’s quite sure which side of the family the tentacles came from. Leo: Someday, your efforts to bring the Tudor ruff back into fashion will be rewarded. Virgo: When at odds with someone, be the bigger person. Be gigantic. Be monumental. Be a thing of planetary magnitude. Look down upon your cowering antagonist with divine indifference. Libra: Feeding the birds is an investment in your future. The birds tally every seed and every slight, and they never, ever forget the score. Scorpio: Your power color is Void. Sagittarius: Nobody needs that many plastic lawn flamingos. Nobody. Honestly, what is wrong with you? Capricorn: Good things come to those who wait. With that in mind, consider participating in a human cryopreservation trial. Aquarius: You’ve spent so long dreaming about what you might find somewhere over the rainbow that you never stopped to consider that maybe there are some things human eyes were never meant to see. Pisces: The stars advise you to learn how to build a fire using a couple sticks and a piece of string. Also, invest in a few dozen hand crank lanterns and a bullhorn. Just... trust them. images © xenia_ok/Shutterstock.com; painterr//Shutterstock.com
  8. How do you sign your emails?
  9. Are you thinkin' what I'm thinkin'?
  10. Your weekly CICADA-scope!

    It's that time of week again.
  11. Your weekly CICADA-scope!

    We've just launched our brand new Weekly CICADA-scope feature. If you're trying to plan out your week, you should check out your 100% accurate horoscope here!
  12. Week of 5/15: CICADA-scope

    Aries: Most people would be creeped out by a derelict battleship found mysteriously drifting with no crew, but you’re willing to put up with a lot for free rent. Taurus: When you’re backed into a corner, don’t be afraid to show your teeth. All of your teeth. Your hundreds and hundreds of teeth. Gemini: Your practice of channeling your stress and anger into gardening has resulted in incredibly anxious chives and passive aggressive rosemary. Cancer: Like the rest of your crustaceous kind, you will eventually outgrow your current protective shell and must find a new one. Leo: You’ve definitely got some skeletons in your closet—make the best of the situation by dressing them up in cute crocheted hats and bowties. Virgo: You’re not really sure why you stand in the same spot in town day after day shouting FINE ARMOR AND SWORDS! every time a certain person walks by, and you’re not really sure where you go when you aren’t doing that. You think about it sometimes, but every time you get close to understanding something about your situation that person walks by again and all your thoughts are chased away by FINE ARMOR AND SWORDS! Libra: The stars would like to remind you that you’ve got 206 bones in your body and you’ll surely be fine without one or two. Scorpio: Prepare for a big surprise in biology class when you learn that most of your peers didn’t spend the first year of their life as an insectivorous aquatic larva. Sagittarius: You’ll soon find out why all of the possums for miles around gather outside your house at night and stare into the windows while you try to sleep. Capricorn: Your compulsion to crowd-surf at every large gathering is going to get you into trouble one of these days. Aquarius: They all mocked you for majoring in bagpiping, but you’ll have the last laugh when they find out how the invading aliens communicate. Pisces: Alleviate your worries about the future by putting your seal skin back on and returning to your people in the ocean. images © xenia_ok/Shutterstock.com; painterr//Shutterstock.com
  13. Are you ready for summer?
  14. Week of 5/7: CICADA-scope

    Aries: ǝɯoɔ sɐɥ ǝɯᴉʇ ǝɥʇ Taurus: ǝɯoɔ sɐɥ ǝɯᴉʇ ǝɥʇ Gemini: ǝɯoɔ sɐɥ ǝɯᴉʇ ǝɥʇ Cancer: ǝɯoɔ sɐɥ ǝɯᴉʇ ǝɥʇ Leo: ǝɯoɔ sɐɥ ǝɯᴉʇ ǝɥʇ Virgo: ǝɯoɔ sɐɥ ǝɯᴉʇ ǝɥʇ Libra: ǝɯoɔ sɐɥ ǝɯᴉʇ ǝɥʇ Scorpio: ǝɯoɔ sɐɥ ǝɯᴉʇ ǝɥʇ Sagittarius: ǝɯoɔ sɐɥ ǝɯᴉʇ ǝɥʇ Capricorn: ǝɯoɔ sɐɥ ǝɯᴉʇ ǝɥʇ Aquarius: ǝɯoɔ sɐɥ ǝɯᴉʇ ǝɥʇ Pisces: ǝɯoɔ sɐɥ ǝɯᴉʇ ǝɥʇ images © xenia_ok/Shutterstock.com; painterr//Shutterstock.com
  15. Your weekly CICADA-scope!

    ǝɯoɔ sɐɥ ǝɯᴉʇ ǝɥʇ
  16. Welcome to Sturbacks. May I take your order?
  17. Marnie Galloway Q&A

    On May 5 at 4pm CST/5pm EST, we will be having a live Q&A with Marnie Galloway in this space! Stay tuned. Marnie Galloway is a cartoonist and illustrator working in Chicago. She is the author of "In the Sounds and Seas," "Burrow," "Particle/Wave," and a chaotic mountain of self-published mini-comics. She has worked for years, professionally and recreationally, as an advocate and cheerleader for cartoonists of all ages and skill levels, and is excited to talk with CICADA readers about art, comics, being deeply engaged readers & writers, and anything else that brings you joy.
  18. Marnie Galloway Q&A

    Very cool—are a lot of your characters representative of concepts like that? Does it depend on the story you're trying to tell?
  19. Live artist Q&A—Marnie Galloway

    TODAY. 4pm cst/5pm cst. Be there or I’ll cut you out of my will.
  20. Hey all! We're going to be trying something new this Saturday. We're going to be doing a live Q&A session with artist Marnie Galloway (you'll remember her from this comic and this cover, among other fabulous things. She also used to be an art director for CICADA back in the day!) This is a great opportunity for aspiring artists to get some advice and inspiration from an awesome professional cartoonist and illustrator and all-around lovely human being. Show up at 4pm CST/5pm EST to ask your questions and get some answers! Link to the Q&A page forthcoming.
  21. How did you celebrate Earth Day?
  22. Live artist Q&A—Marnie Galloway

    The Q&A with Marnie Galloway will be here on Saturday 4pm CST/5pm EST: Looking forward to seeing y'all there!
  23. Marnie Galloway Live Q&A

    We'll be doing a live member Q&A with artist Marnie Galloway (you'll remember her from this comic and this cover, among other awesome things) at 4pm CST! Join ussss.
  24. May/June 2018 issue release part 4!

    Check out the new issue content in May/June 2018!