It was a lot harder than we thought to make comic books, even though we were writing about our real lives. We still had to make up the jokes, and I guess you can probably tell that the Ferret isn’t a real thing, so we had to do our own research.
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This made us think about all those inventions we tried out to help our friends. We found the pictures on the Internet and really got to talk to some of the inventors. Purple even talked to Savannah, whose Dad invented a solar umbrella just for her. It took him 5 years to invent and she thought he was kind of crazy before it finally succeeded and now you can buy it all over the world.
If you want to be like us and invent something totally new, even a comic book, it will take a lot of work. You will make a lot of mistakes and there will be moments you want to give up. You might have say someone of your age or your gender or your color couldn’t do that thing. You might get called names like geek or dweeb or loser, like our friend Leslie.
We wrote the comic book in the first place because we wanted to show girls like ourselves that you can do lots of good for your friends if you just don’t give up. We wanted people to know that even though I know about science and robotics, and we have a Ferret to help us, we still make a lot of mistakes when we are inventing something new. I mean, we don’t really have a Ferret. That’s made up, of course, just so my Mom and Dad know I don’t really have a Ferret in my room. Of course I don’t. You can’t make live Ferrets or Princesses come alive on a 3D printer. Hahaha. That is just a joke in the book and my room is never that messy so you don’t need to come up and check.
We also wanted kids to know that girls can be interested in lots of different things. This is important for boys to know too, because if you are a man and you want to hire the best scientist, you never know what that person would look like, if they would look like you or something different. Maybe you could even be a computer scientist and make a huge software or hardware company and not dress in a bland turtleneck and wear glasses.
I think the most important thing to say right now, on the day of our big release, is thank you. We think there were at least a thousand people who encouraged and helped us. You really can’t do anything without support and friends and fans. Like you. I always wondered why books have those long and boring acknowledgements sections. Now I know and I’m really glad I didn’t keep track of everyone who helped, because that would make this post a whole lot longer.
So from the bottom of our hearts, please accept this warm thank you from myself, Nine, Rebecca, Ofer, Miriam, Michael, Khanda, Maya, Liat, Jackie, Omer, Ola, Michael, Mike, Vik, Joy, Jackie, Simon, Devesh, Jessica, and Tyler. We could not have gotten here without you.
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