Constructive Criticism

cge016Normally, when I draw cars, I get a reference pic and try to make it as close as I can… but where’s the fun in that?  So this is my version of my little hyundai accent!  …not entirely accurate!

ROAD. CONSTRUCTION.

the bane of every commuter’s existence!  I’m thankful i don’t have a long commute anymore.  When I was living in Chilliwack and going to college in Abbotsford (which is hardly a long commute, only about half an hour) the construction of a wire barrier between the lanes on the freeway was taking place.  Sometimes, it didn’t make any difference.  Sometimes, people would decide to go 15 kmh on the freeway, and i’d get to class when it was half over.

Today, I am commuting to vancouver island!  So my normally 15 minute on a scooter commute is going to be closer to 4 hours!  but at least 2 hours of it is on a boat.

 

 

Time and time again

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Who even wears watches anymore?  I mean, i know that in a year, once everyone has apple watches, i can expect to see more of them, but honestly I haven’t worn a watch since I got a cell phone.  My grandparents got me this really nice watch for my graduation that I wear on special occasions, but i can’t remember the last time I looked at my wrist to tell the time.

I am a punctual person.  …for the most part.  If it is a work thing, I am punctual. If it is anything else… not so much. I gotta work on that.

Happy Monday!

 

Ockham’s Razor

cge014And so ends another week’s story line!  And as is the case with many cartoons, at the end of another episode, absolutely nothing has changed… we’re back to square one.

In reality, i haven’t actually been able to find any frames that I like.  I’ve got a prescription burning a hole in my pocket!  I’m super excited for being able to see better.

A couple items of housekeeping:  If you want to read my recently-completed “Spacechuck: book one”, click the “all the space-chucks” link at the top of the page (or click here).

If you wanted to purchase a book and support me, that’d be great!  Click the store tab at the top of the page or click here.  My last book, “that’s not art”, is $15!  OR, if you want to support me morally (and buy stuff in person, or get some of my mini-comics, come to VANCAF!  I got a 1/3 table, and am super stoked!  It’d be great to hang out and talk comics!)

 

yay, individuality!

cge013If you have to wear glasses, it seems you have a couple philosophies you can follow.
1) Make the glasses as invisible as possible, almost like they are a natural part of your face
2) Make the glasses as visible as possible, like they are the paint and your face is the blank canvas

I usually find myself going with the first of these two options, and i gotta say, super boring.  BUT!  If I pick glasses based on their own merits, i’ll feel like i’m trying too hard to be cool, which isn’t good, because i have to wear my glasses every day.

In any case, believing that glasses are a form of self-expression (while exclusively wearing old band/camp/in-n-out t shirts and cargo shorts) is self-defeating, as it turns out the self i’d be expressing wouldn’t really be my “self” at all.  So, this brings us to the third option…. Contacts.  maybe.

As I sit here, typing this, my daughter is eating apple slices, but doing this high-pitched Godzilla whine before devouring each slice.  it is thoroughly entertaining.

 

looks good to me!

cge012Every time I go to buy frames, i have to take my glasses off.  When I take my glasses off, It’s hard to see what the frames look like on my face.

 

obviously!

cge011Sorry, two of these in a row.  Yesterday’s joke had the same… flavor.

I can hardly wait to get my new glasses!

Don’t forget: if you want to read the entire first book of the Space-chuck story, i’ve arranged it as an archive on the “All the space-chucks” page at the top!  Or just click here.

Also, don’t forget: a few months ago i released my newest book “that’s not art!” it contains over 400 Charlie and the Ghost strips from 2013-2015. Click Here to go to my lulu store!

HOKAY!  peace out, ‘yall.  Have a great tuesday!

 

“recommended” ≠ “unnecessary”

cge010So, i’ve had these annoying little bouts of vertigo for a few years.  I’ve gone to doctors, and i’ve gone to specialists.  I’ve gotten ultrasounds and cat scans and i’ve seen specialists, all of them trying to figure out why this is happening.  They determined that It could be an ear pressure thing due to sinusitis, which isn’t that big of a deal, it’s just very annoying.  Now, i’m sort of used to it.  BUT!

We’re at the optometrist, getting glasses to replace my 5+ year old glasses.  The optometrist thinks its odd that i can see better out of my OLD glasses, and the optician takes a little tool and measures the curve of the lenses on my current glasses.  Apparently, it is common and possible and recommended that these curves are the same… But!  my lenses each had a very different curvature.  The possible result of this is: discomfort, dizziness, disorientation.

So it’s nice that I have that all figured out.  Lesson learned:  Get eyes checked on the recommended schedule.