Ask Shiga: The Big Announcement, Flastical Physics and Angels
by Jason Shiga | 2015-06-18 20:00:17
Q: Have you made your announcement yet?
A: Sorry Burt. I know you’ve been waiting patiently for months for the big announcement I hinted at earlier. Unfortunately, it’s still under wraps. I should be able to tell you something within a month or so. Until then, keep enjoying the story and I’ll let you folks know as soon as I can.
Q: Can the flastical simply move extraordinarily fast such that it seems instantaneous? …why wouldn’t light reflecting off a demon’s flastical affect a photograph taken of a demon?
A: It’s funny that you ask! I’ve actually given a lot of thought to these two issues. Chapter 11 was originally going to be a lot longer but thought readers would get bored with 12 pages of the professor explaining flastical. In any case, I would think that like anything, a flastical’s speed would be limited by the speed of light. But since a flastical is actually outside the plane of our universe and all it’s luminiferous ether, there’s no reason it couldn’t travel faster. The fact that flasticals are in another dimension also would affect how photons interact with it. In fact above the plane of the universe, it could be some completely different particle or wave altogether with its own set of physics. Since photographic plates or CCD detectors are really only built to interact with photons coming at it within the plane of our universe, they shouldn’t be able to pick up any flasticals in other dimensions.
A: I love it! But if there are angels, what if Jimmy isn’t even a Demon? Maybe he’s just a normal human and everyone else on earth is an angel.
August 30-31, 2014
SF Zine Fest | San Francisco, CA
August 9, 2014
Dr. Comics and Mr. Games | Oakland, CA
The kind folks at Dr. Comics and Mr. Games in Oakland will be hosting my first and only in store signing for Demon. If you want your own personalized copy, now’s your chance! Or just stop by and ask me any question about the series or life in general. Contact the store for more details.
October 4-5, 2014
Alternative Press Expo | San Francisco, CA
If you’re in the Bay Area, please feel free to come by and say hello to me at the Alternative Press Expo. I don’t have too many details yet. But I will be tabling, signing books and giving out comics to whomever can solve my impossible brainteasers. See you there!