Thursday, December 13, 2018

Olive and Pimento


A pimento is a type of pepper that is used for a variety of things but specifically it's the red thing stuffed into green olives. I'm not sure why some foods are considered name-worthy but others aren't.
We were watching a show called Manifest but stopped because we realized we didn't like any of the characters on the show. One of the characters is named Olive and her twin brother is called Cal and I don't know his full name but I've decided it's Kalamata (which is a type of olive).

Text:
P: Here are my kids, Olive and Pimento.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Hill and Dale


For some reason, my siblings don't appreciate my name suggestions for their kids. I feel like these kids would be great at hide and seek - you'd be searching everywhere to find them.

Text:
P: Here are my kids, Hill and Dale.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Stewart and Stewartess


On a similar theme, maybe don't name your kids too similarly - people will never get their names straight and won't even try because they have an excuse ("I just can't keep them straight"). I remember there's an old Disney channel movie about motocross and the twins are named Andrew and Andrea but both go by Andy.

Text:
D: Here are my kids, Stewart and Stewartess.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Wearing Multiple Hats


I thought this one up during a meeting as well. You know there are so many kinds of hats out there, but it's hard to think of ones to draw when you need to make a stack of them. Yes, he's holding the Fantasia hat and a fez.

Text:
B: You are so good at wearing hats - here are two more for you!

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Beating a Dead Horse


I sketched this one during a meeting (it was a virtual meeting so they couldn't see me doodling). Sometimes (haha, all the time) communication is hard and we keep trying to get a point across but it's not landing and it's just painful.
And yes, that's a Princess Bride reference - such a quotable movie.

Text:
(people holding bats, standing around a dead horse)
A: Are we done here?
B: No, it's only mostly dead.

Also, Happy Birthday to my eldest sister!!!

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Guest Comic: Shortness


This comic is by my nine-year-old nephew - it's a rather good one on perspective. He told me he's drawn it before, so maybe he'll keep making comics, then start a comic blog some day and I can draw a guest comic for him!

Text:
Tiny person: I'm short.
Average person: So am I!
Giant: I'm not!

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Guest Comic: Wacky Bird



My five-year-old niece drew a self-portrait and a wacky bird.
I enjoy fostering a love of drawing in the kids when they visit. They like using my tablet - I closely supervise and help them find the best tool for the job.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Becoming the Christmas Tree


Now that it's after Thanksgiving, it's time to decorate for Christmas! If you wrap up your Christmas lights around a cardboard roll (or even a rolled up magazine), it helps them not tangle and it's still a fairly compact way to store them.

Text:
M: I was trying to untangle the lights, but now I am the tree.
L: TINSEL!

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Warm Fuzzy Feelings


Happy early anniversary to my friends Amber and Jeff! I thought this up right around a year ago. Their wedding was lovely and also a little nippy as it was the end of November but beautiful Fall weather (and nobody fell so that's always a good thing). I remember when my sister got married in October and my mom was worried about ice or snow but that was New England which is a bit colder than Maryland. Also that was a few years ago. Like 11.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Thanksgiving Orc vs Orchestra



Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your time with family and/or friends and hopefully you can relax and be thankful for what you have without having work or other distractions intrude! A big thank you to those who have to work on major holidays to keep the rest of us safe.
This was inpired by an email sent out by our music director who abbreviated orchestra to orc. 

Text:
Orchestra: Come ye thankful people, come...
Orc: I'm grateful that meat's back on the menu!

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Chuck and Angus


There are so many themes one can use when naming children. What is the name of Chuck and Angus' sister? Bessy, of course. I wouldn't go with this theme. You could be like my parents and name them in alphabetic order.

Text:
B: My brothers Chuck and Angus are both wrestlers.
A: I think they are beefcakes.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Bird Sanctuary


I realized after writing that I didn't specify - the location is a church sanctuary, not a bird sanctuary. This comic is inspired by a true story - our church had on two occasions a bird intruder. I believe the one that was on a Sunday morning was able to be safely removed. The other one got in somehow without anyone noticing so the first people on a Wednesday walked in to see what looked like white paint splattered all over the lobby and then there was a search for the bird body... So after these events I considered doing the above but didn't. Didn't want to stress out people.

Text:
L: There's a bird in the sanctuary!
S: No, not again!
*L shows S a plastic pink flamingo*

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Bitter Biter


Well that would be terrible. We just watched a puppy a few weeks ago and she was adorable and didn't chew up our stuff which was great. There was one time I was ignoring her because I was getting some work done and she opened her mouth super wide and put it on my thigh and then just looked at me. She was super adorable about trying to get attention.

Text:
A: Your dog relentlessly guilt-trips you while chewing up all of your belongings?
B: Yeah, he's a bitter biter.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Bitter Water


Bitter water is pretty disgusting and it would be nice if it just identified itself like this but actually that'd be super creepy and I would have a much more drastic reaction that these chill stick figures.

Text:
B: Don't drink that water - it's bitter.
water: I'll never forgive.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Bitter Herbs


I forget which sermon inspired this one, but I found a series of bitter comics on a bulletin from a while ago. Only had a musical page of the bulletin, so I don't know when it's from otherwise I could look on my church's sermon list for the sermon of that day.

Text:
Bitter Herbs
Dandelion: I cannot believe what she did!
Yarrow: I won't forgive him.
Chamomile: You just wait!