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A tidy stack of the LUST book has just arrived at Babeland Seattle, so we're all doing a little dance in anticipation of Ellen Forney's upcoming show.* (I for one am champing at the bit to have my copy signed.) While we wait for September 9th to roll around, please enjoy the final installment of our interview. We're favored to her plans for life after Lustlab, tales of the Eisner Awards, and for the cherry on the sundae... a very public kiss with the inimitable Alison Bechdel.f7KellyOAcrylic on wood3' x 4'2003Part IIINow that ?Lustlab Ad of the Week? has come to an end, are there future plans following the LUST theme? One of the first things that I did was pore over the Craigslist small print, but derivative work isn?t allowed. I would love to see if I could do a similar series with another paper or online service, but I?m kind of skeptical. ?Lustlab Ad of the Week? has just ended, so I?m starting to brainstorm - maybe I could do something similar, like ?fetish of the week.? We?ll see!Doing sex positive work is an important aspect of what I have to offer as an artist and writer. And as a human, really. So, I?ll see what I can come up with.Anything else you would like to add or cover?I?ve done a couple sex-positive painting series, too. My ?Big Paintings of Sexy Women? series is 3? x 4? paintings of my friends ? beautiful women with ?normal? bodies - in pin-up positions and looking directly at the viewer. A couple of women have recently commissioned me to do similar portraits of them. My ?Big Fuckin? Hands? series is also large-scale paintings, of hands in different sexual positions. Alison Bechdel [Fun Home, Dykes to Watch Out For] just bought one.f6Big Fuckin' Hands, Series 2, No. 3Acrylic on Sintra2' x 2'2006Alison was actually one of the original reasons I became a cartoonist. We?ve become friends, which is still a thrill. She and I presented a few awards together at the Eisner Awards, the Academy Awards of comics. I announced to the enormous auditorium that in honor of the largest number ever of women Eisner nominees, and the increasing presence of queer comics, that Alison and I were going to give a nod to Madonna and Britney Spears. We stepped to the side of the podium and kissed. The crowd went wild! That?s on YouTube now.* We were both really giddy after that and I had a hard time announcing the rest of the award winners. So great!*Check out Part I and Part II of Alison Bechdel's speech at the Eisner Awards (the kiss is near the end of Part II). *Make sure to mark your calendar: Ellen Forney will be celebrating the opening of her show, Ta-ta Lustlab Ad of the Week, on Tuesday, September 9th as part of the Capitol Hill Art Walk. Join Babeland Seattle at 6pm for a close-up look at original illustrations from Lustlab.