This is a story about growing up but not old.
      It's about fear and wonder and the thin line between the two. It's about friends, both real and imaginary. It's about Halloween, the Halloween that lives in the heart; not just the day. Wonderlust is a longform webcomic, a slice-of-life adventure, and it wants to break your heart.
      Sally Kalloway is too smart for her own good. This is a story about her.
It currently updates every Monday!

      Hi, I'm Diana Nock, a cartoonist living in Minneapolis, MN!

      I graduated from the Minneapolis College of Art & Design with a BFA in Comic Art in 2006. Since then, I've worked hard at making it as a professional artist. I've had work published in several anthologies -- including Then It Was Dark, Womanthology: Space, Chainmail Bikini, and The Secret Loves of Geek Girls -- and illustrated both Poorcraft books for Iron Circus Comics. I've also self-published the first volume of my other webcomic, The Intrepid Girlbot. I've worked in illustration and design, but drawing comics is my true love.

A few of my favorite things are dinosaurs, cardigans, Let's Plays, cardboard boxes, chai tea, and Steven Universe.

 Q: What's this comic rated? Can kids read it?
A: While I don't think there's anything really objectionable in the story -- sex or violence -- there are some scary parts, so I wouldn't recommend it to young kids. I think 13+ is a good rating.
 Q: Where did you get the idea for Wonderlust?
A: It originated as a kernel of an idea for a graphic novel that I used for my senior thesis when I graduated from MCAD. I illustrated what was to be the first chapter and then shelved it for several years while I worked on other projects. My initial interest came from the idea of exploring the "true meaning of Halloween," since it's always been my favorite holiday.
 Q: Where can I buy some Wonderlust merch?
A: Any merch will be up for sale in my Hivemill store. If there's something you want but don't see for sale, shoot me an e-mail!
 Q: How do you make the comic?
A: First, I do thumbnails and layouts on paper. I then scan in my layouts and do the rest of the steps on my Monoprice display tablet in Manga Studio 5, with a little help from Photoshop. I heavily rely on brushes from Frenden to give my art the organic feel the story requires, as well as my own hi-res paper textures.
 Q: What else do you do?
A: I have another webcomic called The Intrepid Girlbot, which is an odd kind of silent sci-fi story. I also do occasional freelance.
 Q: Who made this really cool website?
A: I designed it, and Erin Burt of Hiveworks programmed it! Erin's great!
 Q: Wait, so you drew a version of the first chapter for school? Can I read it anywhere?
A: Uhhh, yeah, I guess you can if you really want to. It's very old, and the art and writing are much lower quality than I'm capable of now. There are some kinda-spoilers in there for the first chapter, obviously.