Lower mainland weather

One thing I love living in the Fraser valley of bc is the weather is relatively mild. Summers are hot but rarely over 35 Celsius, winters are chilly but not really under -5. It snows, but only enough for it to be a minor inconvenience. Rarely is ice a concern. It’s the best!

That being said, if any sort of weather event DOES happen, we are woefully unequipped to deal with it. If the winds pick up, BAM, 500K people in the lower mainland without electricity. Trees squishing people. If it does snow, well, cancel everything because we don’t have even close to enough plows to get people where they need to go… not to mention the big earthquake that’s expected to happen.

anyways, yesterday I chased my hat across a parking lot like a real life cartoon. Felt great. My pants fell down too.

Better safe then sorry

2013-6-17-b

When you live in british columbia, or i imagine in washington, or pretty much anywhere in or close to the west coast (or the east coast, or any coast), rain happens whenever it feels like it.  FOR EXAMPLE: yesterday, (sunday), was a blisteringly hot (25c) day!  Then, we had a thunderstorm and a torrential downpour.  Then it was back to normal.
Just when you think it’s summer time, it starts raining again.  Just when you think the rain will never stop, BOOM, summer time!  It’s great.
SO!  I was watching penny arcade’s Strip Search!  It’s the reality TV show where web cartoonists FIGHT IT OUT for a great prize!  I watched it ALL this weekend, and I can hardly wait for the season finale!  In any case, it’s so inspiring to watch!
When I was drawing the “slow day” story, I was spending about an hour to an hour and a half on the strip every day, if not two hours.  That’s a long time for me… I made some of my favourite strips during that arc.  Watching this show, and realizing that most web cartoonists are spending like, 5+ hours per strip made me feel absolutely ridiculous for thinking that an hour and a half was a long time.  The “new style” that i’ve been doing for the last 60 strips or so is a sort of stream-lined process that I can draw while on the iPad watching TV with Diana…  But watching this show has made me really miss using the ol’ intuous tablet, so today’s offering is my attempt to use the ol’ drawing tablet again, and actually spend some time on it and not just try to make it as fast as possible.  FUN!
SO looking forward to the season finale of strip search!  GO KATIE GO!

 

voter apathy meets tuesday night TV

2013-5-15

Early update!  I’m thankful for our democratic process, and I know that we enjoy many benefits that come due to how government works in our country.  Yay!  But it sure makes for dreadfully boring TV.  AMIRITE!?  maybe some people like watching the news for a couple hours straight, watching people desperately trying to make election tabulation interesting… and I know that it is very interesting to some people!  but it isn’t for me.

I hate american idol, and all the pop-star factory shows… and I think it’s cause I can sing, not as good as them, but good enough…  But I can’t dance worth beans, and the whole thing is just intriguing!

Anyways, early update!  but it wouldn’t make sense to save it until tomorrow.