Finally! I started this comic last season and finally had a chance to finish it. I love The Storm so much. Do you know that they are ONE GAME away from winning the championship? It’s true. You can watch them take on the Mystics (broadcast, as they will play in DC) THIS WEDNESDAY.
ALSO, last week I was working on this comic at the playground after school. Two first-grade girls came over and asked what I was doing. After I told them, they described how they had gone to a Storm game together earlier in the season. Then they asked if they could help with the comic. Um, YES PLEASE! So, without further ado, here are their panels about the Storm vs the Connecticut Sun:
Thanks to all of you who read these player comics – it was such a dream to make them. It seems fitting to end this series with the woman who made me a fan of the National Women’s Soccer League in the first place.
Also, Rapinoe’s hometown of Redding, California was recently devastated by the Carr Fire. If you’re in a position to do so, please consider donating to her recovery fundraiser: https://www.facebook.com/donate/1910197352373399/.
I can’t believe I forgot to post this comic! Loved, loved making this one. Also, the Reign are holding tight to that 2nd place spot in the standings. If this holds for the next two weeks, they’ll be heading to the playoffs for the first time in 2 years. Come out and support them! Next match is Tuesday, 8/21 at 7:30!
For those who’ve already heard this story, my apologies:
I played every sport as a kid but actually hated soccer. I finished college in Ghana (I’d been studying traditional Ghanaian music for years and was really lucky to spend the summer of 1998 in Accra). This was during the ’98 Men’s World Cup and gathering with my beloved host family each evening to watch games completely transformed my opinion of the sport. That summer, I became a lifelong soccer fan and an avid supporter of Ghana’s national teams. Fast forward twenty years, and I get to make this comic about @amapele10, captain of the Ghanaian women’s team and brilliant addition to my favorite club, Reign FC.
Now, if you’re in town, come out and support this team on Sunday!!
…my scorched skull did not *actually* produce tears.