Thursday, February 20, 2020

Ever So Extremely


A great way to discredit someone is to call them a conspiracy theorist. But the label is correct for some people. I once looked into the Flat Earth Society because I was curious how people could think that way, but wow was I surprised. There are people who think their crazy platform is normal and we are crazy to not be on it. This segues nicely into talk about political platforms and how some candidates espouse extreme positions that they tout as just decent and common sense. Actually that seems to be most candidates currently. And this is why it's important to curate your social media feeds. You don't want an echo chamber, where everyone is saying the same thing since that leads to extreme beliefs being seen as normal, but you don't want to get discouraged or disheartened by viewing your feeds. It's a balance. In a rather unbalanced world.

Text:
A: What's up with him?
B: He's ever so extremely a conspiracy theorist.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

How the Kids Speak


This will make you hip with the kids. Actually they might recoil in horror, but that could be what you're going for so who knows. I kinda want to try it out on the kids in the ministry I work in on Fridays. Results may vary.

Text:
A: How should I respond when a kid says their wig has been snatched?
B: That's totes fleek and hip, now fidget-spin away, you silly band.

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Jeanealogy


My pastor was doing a series through the early life of Christ (it has completed and we're now in a Ruth series), and when he was going through the Genealogy in Matthew I thought this up. I know there are sooooooo many more types of jeans, but there are only a few that are easily distinguishable via my comic style. Now if only they could make jeans for females with pockets that fit more than a chapstick...

Text:
Jeanealogy
Classic Levi's, Bell Bottoms, Distressed, Skinny

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Happy Valentine's Day


I had this idea before Christmas but didn't get around to making it until now. I'm sure there are other holidays I could add, but I just did some of the most popular ones.

Text:
The holidays are here!
*Uncle Sam, St. Patrick, Cupid, and Santa arrive*

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Sleep Walking Skills



I do some dog watching as a way to get the joy of having a dog but not have to get up early every day for the next ten years and go walking regardless of weather (except for like a week at a time which is doable). I don't feel like saying you do something in your sleep is a marker of your skill in doing said task, as that's done by your sub-conscience and you aren't really in control.

Text:
L: *dog on leash* Tell me about your walking skills.
D: So good, I can do it in my sleep. Involuntarily.

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Better World



Happy belated Birthday to my niece! Several of my nieces and nephews really like reading and I think that's an excellent hobby!
This is slightly inspired by the Owl City song "The Real World" which says "Reality is a lovely place, but I wouldn't want to live there."

Text:
M: Don't you want to explore the world?!
J: *holding book* I am.
M: The real world!
J: No, this one is better.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

E-Legal


I forget where I thought this up but I was thinking about notepads and how to make electronic ones OH it was at our Sunday School class when we were talking about how to make a brain-storm board and we were talking about going super technical or just putting sticky notes on the wall (we went with the latter).

Text:
M: Why hasn't anyone made an electronic legal pad?
L: Sounds e-legal.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Beau Arrow


I saw someone had named their kid Arrow and I thought this up. I'm always suggesting names for my sisters' and sister-in-laws' kids but they don't take them. So I make comics instead.

Text:
F: What's your beau's name?
M: Arrow!

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Cymbalically


Usually things are done symbolically but why not use cymbals. It's more climatic? Definitely more dramatic that way.

Text:
*CLANG*
N: What is all that noise?
*CLANG*
M: My wife is cymbalically doing something.
*CLANG* *CLANG*

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Logical Protest


In computing, the ! is the 'not' sign and denotes flipping the value, so !true is false. Also, <> can mean unequal, which is sometimes expressed like !=, so 'not <>' means equality (which is either == or === depending on your language). Computer scientist probably shouldn't make protest signs, it could lead to mixed signals.

Happy almost Birthday to my father-in-law!

Text:
Title: A Logical Protest
Sign 1: !HAPPY
Sign 2: YOU'RE !COOL
Sign 3: <> with a red slash through it

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Linthicum Lithium


There's a town in Maryland called Linthicum and I thought this up while passing an exit sign for them. As far as I know, there's no link between the two names. But a brief search on lithium was interesting - apparently it is used in some medications.

Text:
S: Hi, I'm from Linthicum.
L: Cool, is that where they make the ion batteries?
S: ... No.

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Little to No Spice


There is an Indian restaurant near us named Little Spice. There are actually quite a few Indian restaurants near us. My in-laws love eating the spicy food, but my stomach cannot handle it. It tastes good, but the heat messes me up. There is one buffet nearby that they like and I can eat there if they go through the line before me and try everything and let me know what isn't spicy. I would really like to be able to eat it without getting ill afterwards. Apparently my stomach can't handle capsaicin and most Indian dishes use chili peppers. Some places don't seem to have anything I can handle, but usually there's a rice dish that's nice and mild.

Happy almost Birthday to my littlest brother! He's actually the tallest and might not be done growing, but he's still the littlest :)

Text:
M: Want to go to Little Spice for dinner?
L: I would prefer Little To No Spice.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Batman vs Octopus-man


Those who received a comic book from me this year have already seen this one! But for those who follow this blog, this is your first time seeing it! How about I just look up the blurb I used for it in my book....
If that guy follows Batman's naming scheme, he'd be Octopus-man. Maybe he'd have the ability to blend in and fit through tiny spaces and also extreme intelligence.
But Batman doesn't actually have any bat abilities - no echolocation, not actual flight, and he doesn't (to my knowledge) eat bugs. He does eat fruit, and some bats also eat fruit, but also humans eat fruit so that's not a defining characteristic.

Text:
R: Who are you?!?
B: Your worst nightmare.
R: But you don't look like an octopus. So who are you?!?
B: My worst nightmare.
R: ...maybe you need therapy?

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Big Bucks


I forget where I heard the phrase 'big bucks' that sparked this comic, but I think it has always brought a deer image to my mind. Now I want to find the origin of the phrase. So bucks are slang for dollars, which is kinda common knowledge, but apparently that could be due to people trading deer skins for goods, which made them a type of money. So the big bucks are worth more, since that's how commodities work. So that makes sense I think.

A: The biggest deer come from your forest.
B: Yeah, I raise the big bucks.

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Favorite Famous Farmer


This was sparked by a sermon a while ago, but I cannot find it on my church's Sermon Audio so it wasn't based on this verse. I believe it was when we were in between pastors so it was a guest speaker in the 2017-2018 time frame. But he had a good point about this verse, in that we don't have celebrity farmers (at least, to the extent of my knowledge we don't). However, farmers are very important.

Happy Birthday to my niece Adeline! I hope you have a splendid day :)

Text:
P: Who is your favorite famous farmer?
D: ?