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Straight to the top

There’s a brand of margarine called “I can’t believe it’s not butter.” Somebody thought that up. It’s annoying ad campaign from the 90’s is still in my brain, just vague details- people looking straight into the camera saying, “I can’t believe it’s not butter!” And it’s smart, because the word that sticks in your brain is butter, and they figured out how to get the word “butter” on a product that isn’t actually butter, and I hate it so much because somewhere in the 90’s or 80’s or whenever they made it up, someone was very satisfied that they came up with this idea. Ugh!

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Before posting this, I showed it to my brother, who Had some pretty good perspective. He wrote “you’ve never cleaned up after your family” and, well, that’s true enough. I tend to be the mess maker, but I did spend most of the weekend I was free cleaning up my garage which, while being mostly my mess, made some room so the girls could move some of their mess to the garage, so I mean, I guess it all evens out.

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Comic nostalgia

The other night at a cloudscape meeting, we had to introduce and say what our first original character was. The only one I could think of was my high school (and maybe even into college) comic project, a terrible comic called “end of the day” which a buddy of mine made a website for. Arcangelos and isis (the Egyptian goddess, not the Islamic state) were actual character names. I hope those comics are lost forever.

back then, Penny arcade guys were my heroes, and I was reading old webcomics like “10k commotion,” “fallen,” and… I wanna say, slackers? Oh, and megatokyo.
anyways, I remembered today that I had some re-occurring characters that I’d make comic strips about from elementary school through to now, and so I guess they would actually be my first original characters.