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Obviously, we play saxaphone for an all-girl cabaret in new orleans.

2014-7-4So, i’m reading through Calvin and Hobbes again!  Something I should really do more often.  I think it’s safe to say that Calvin and Hobbes is the comic strip that made me fall in love with comics.  When I was younger, I loved all of the strips that explored Calvin’s imagination… Spaceman Spiff, Captain Napalm, Any time he was a dinosaur or a bug or whatever.  Now though, while I still enjoy those strips (and the art especially!), I really like the simplicity of the strips that poke fun at life’s existential questions… So, if you didn’t know, this is my take on my favourite-so-far-this-read-through Calvin and Hobbes strip.  You should DEFINITELY read through Calvin and Hobbes, there is no better way you could spend an afternoon!  or a week.

 

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you know, the big questions in life.

2014-6-26Drawing Charlie and the Ghost is a big part of my life.  There have been times when I thought it was a distraction, something I should give up so that I can better focus on the more-important-tasks-at-hand…  I’ve been doing it long enough that it has influenced how I think and how I process life, sometimes in good ways and sometimes in bad ways… but I think if I were to stop drawing the comic, I would be frustrated with my inability to communicate.  This comic isn’t really an inhibitor as I feared, it is more of a catalyst.

That doesn’t mean my comics are amazing works of writing or art or whatever…  Most of the time, I mess up the punch line, or get lazy on the drawings… But, for some reason, drawing it helps me get through the day.  Some people clean the kitchen before they cook, some people check the air pressure on their tires before they drive, some people learn guitar with no intention of ever playing in public… I guess I’ve finally realized that this comic is just what I do.  It’s a big part of my life.

Weird.

 

 

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The futility of it all

It is always easy to be stoked when things are going good, and be all “what’s the point of life” when things are going poorly.  Me and Diana were watching this movie with Robert De niro, i think it’s called “we’re doing fine” or “everybody’s fine” or something like that, and it is a) incredibly sentimental, b) sad, and c) they use music in the most annoying ways to manipulate the CRAP out of you.  But all of that to say that it all did have a moral, though it’s kind of a mixed up moral.  The specific lesson would be that Robert De Niro’s character learned to accept his kids for who they are instead of imposing his ideal of their potential onto them.  The big moral that everyone takes away, as far as I can tell, is this: there is more to life then success.  Which is good!  Accept people for who they are and all that.  BUT…  In the end, the family is back together, eating Christmas dinner.  That is still an ideal, a “success”.  All Robert really learned was that if he listens to his kids, he gets them home for christmas.  Anyways. Enough of me hating on a movie that I actually did enjoy, in retrospect, it was a frustrating experience, much like Prometheus.