i used to think baby you love me, now baby i’m sure

If you watch futurama, charlie is singing this song much like fry always does.  Anyways, happy long weekend!

the secret to happiness

the perspective stuff in panel one was pretty fun!  of course, i had to erase most of it to put ghost smack dab in the middle of the frame, but whatever. that’s what i get for not planning ahead.

Can you imagine if you were doomed to haunt a really boring person?  not that i think that is what happens when we die, but hypothetically speaking, i think i would be the most boring person to haunt.

Anyhoo, happy thursday!  Sorry there was no comic yesterday, Lots of stuff goin on at work.

the weather

Lately, we’ve been having an uncharacteristically rainy summer in Chilliwack.  Well, i mean, it always rains, but sometimes, in the summer, like once every five years, it stops raining long enough to remind me why i like living here.  But actually, when i think about it… everything I like to do, with the exception of tennis, is a thoroughly indoor activity… and even tennis is better indoors (except for then it costs money).  So that got me to thinking, there’s got to be more then just tennis that i like doing outside.  Drawing doesn’t really work outside, i get to annoyed with not having a desk and all my stuff laid out properly… BUT!  reading.  Reading can work outside, as long as it isn’t too bright.  Anyways, i don’t know why i complain when it is rainy, cause when it’s sunny, i spend most of my time inside anyways.

Have a good tuesday everyone!

cultural introspection

So on the weekend, I got to see friends get married, which is always a good time!  In between the ceremony and reception, got to have coffee with some friends, and the topic of LARPing came up.  Good ol’ Live Action Role Playing.  There is this game I really REALLY want to get people together and play, called artemis (you and five friends command the bridge of a star ship).  Anyways, it’s a video game, but you can enhance the experience by geeking out a bit.  we started talking about dressing up to play it… mostly joking, but as i thought about it, the game basically is live action role playing.  And it got me to thinking… people dress up to go to graduation, a wedding, the pub, to go to a show, to go out with their friends… to go to the beach…  people go to concerts and dress in scene clothes they might not normally dress in; people go to gun shows and wear camo.  these things are all normal and expected… but the second a guy wants to dress up in a star trek uniform to play a star trek game, that’s icky?  nope, it’s not weird.  you wouldn’t go to the bank wearing a mascot costume, you’d go to the football game… provided you were the team’s mascot.  you wear clothing appropriate to the situation.  Anyways… LIGHTNING BOLT LIGHTNING BOLT

i WISH my cultural heritage was space marine.

Attitude adjustments

I didn’t make a comic yesterday, because I was working on another project!  I’m pretty excited about it, it was a lot of fun, once i’m finished i’ll post it for all to see!

I usually make these comics pretty quickly, mostly because of time restraints… for example, sometimes when diana wakes up at 6 and leaves at 7, i wake up and have an hour to make it before i go to work.  sometimes i draw them at night, and i have an hour or so before it is too late.  This comic is a bit of an experiment… i tried out a new sketching technique which is incredibly easy to do now that i have this bigger, better tablet.  Anyways, this took ten minutes.  Granted, the dialogue isn’t profound, and the art is less then usual in consistency, but there might be something to this technique.  hmm!

not to be confused with fondant

Welp, enough with the prison jokes.  One day a year is enough for those.
Diana loves to boil chocolate on the stove and then dip stuff in it.  Personally, I think it is one of the grossest things a person could do, cause after, the chocolate doesn’t really clean very nice.  I mean, don’t get me wrong, I love chocolate covered strawberries and potatoes and whatever-the-hecks, but I just can’t bring myself to not get the heebie-jeebies from the actual melting of the chocolate.  something about it just makes me shutter, even thinking about it.  Strange?  yes.  there’s probably a phobia named after that. meltachocophobia.

Every one in a while, i am reminded to question just what it is that drives me to draw these comics… either then the pure joy of having a drawing turn out the way i’d hoped it to, and looking back even a month or two ago and seeing small improvements in the time since then, or looking back a year ago and remembering where i was when i drew each of them, and what i was actually thinking when i toned some of them back, or whatever.  Is that enough?