Sunday, July 21, 2019

Greek First Principles


So a missionary in Hong Kong was talking about conversing in Cantonese and I felt way out of my league since I barely know a second language (Spanish) but I can't really converse so I don't know that it counts as knowing it but I am learning on DuoLingo so that's fun.

Text:
M: He wanted to discuss Greek first principles in Cantonese, but I was out of depth in Cantonese.
L: That's out of my depth in English.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Dessert Dinosaurs


So I saw this article a few weeks ago and hey, they still haven't fixed the title!
https://www.firstpost.com/tech/science/fossils-of-dinosaurs-that-lived-in-a-dessert-have-been-unearth-in-brazil-6896171.html
Here's a screenshot from my phone in case they update the article:
The title is "Fossils of dinosaurs that lived in a dessert have been unearthed in Brazil." In the article, they spell desert properly, but it made a funny mental picture, hence the comic. For this one, I actually drew it up right away so here is my sketch as a bonus:

Text:
L: Are you finding any evidence of cherries? Whipped cream? Sprinkles?
P: For the last time, that was a typo! These dinosaurs lived in the desert.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Rumer Mill


I showed this one to my husband who said haha, they never do that.
It's an interesting picture to imagine an actual mill (I'm thinking the kind that's like a barn with a water wheel on the one side) but it's somehow a printing press and it's printing rumors in a constant stream. I kinda want to draw this now.

Text:
C: I heard you're back with your ex!
D: Well, the rumor mill needs to print a retraction.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

No Power


So it's summer and when everyone in my neighborhood has their AC on, sometimes the power flickers. There was one day I was working from home, and the power went out for TWO HOURS. It happened to be the last two hours of my workday, so I couldn't push my changes, but it wasn't critical so I just logged off and thought I could bum around but then the power came back on and I had laundry to do.

Text:
L: The power is out!!!
BG&E: Yeah, we know, cool your jets.
L: HOW?!?

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Pouring Joy


I'm learning about the Fruit of the Spirit in my class on Sunday and someone mentioned pouring joy into someone's life and I thought this up. That would be a slippery situation. One could say Cinderella was in a slippery situation with the whole shoe (slipper) ordeal. I might have just thought up another comic.
I guess I should say, as they do on YouTube and other channels when they mention a brand name, Not A Sponsor.

Text:
A: Why is my room all slick and soapy?!?
B: I poured Joy (R) into your life!

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Joy vs Dawn


My class on Sunday is going through the Fruit of the Spirit and Dawn is not one of them. But I think every Christian thinks there are some fruits they struggle with but other they are doing a good job with. However when you dig into it and realize what choosing joy or peace or gentleness means, you come to the conclusion that you actually have a lot of room for improvement. That's how I am with joy. And actually with most of the fruits. I know I struggle with some more than others, but knowing you have a struggle is the first step in overcoming it I think.
Disclaimer: I don't actually know the price points of these soaps and which one is a better deal. I thought this up while in class and someone mentioned asking for joy.

Text:
A: I asked for joy!
B: But Dawn (R) was cheaper.

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Out of Joy


My class on Sunday is going through the Fruit of the Spirit. We're on Peace currently, but I thought these up when we were covering Joy. My brother-in-law is leading the class and we're going through the book The Fruitful Life by Jerry Bridges. I recommend the book - it has some good stuff.

Text:
A: I'm all out of joy.
B: You can use my Dawn (R).

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Cotton Gin


HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY! Bring your American industrial inventions to every party you attend.
I had to look up what a cotton gin looked like since I don't think I've ever seen one in person. I've been to many colonial places and also there's Font Hill Castle which is all pre-Industrial Age but maybe there is a cotton gin at one of the Smithsonian museums in D.C. I'll try to look for one next time I'm in the Museum of American History, that seems like a likely place for it.

Text:
B: We have the tonic, what kind of gin did you bring?
E: ... cotton

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Being a Pesto


A pesto is a sauce mainly consisting of basil but can have other herbs and also has garlic and pine nuts and cheese. It's very green and could be thought of as an herb smoothie. But you would sound more refined calling it pesto. Also, that's what it's suppose to be called.

Text:
A: hey hey hey hey hey hey
B: WHAT?!
A: I want to be an herb smoothie.
B: Stop being such a pesto.

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Bridle Shower


I thought this up for a friend's bridal shower but I got her proper gifts from her registry, as those would be more appreciated than horse tackle. It's like bringing flours to a floral party - depending on the person, punny can be appropriate but you really have to know them. And even then, still don't turn life into a joke. Maybe. But make a punny card.

Text:
J: Why did you get me a saddle and stirrups and spurs?
L: You said it was a bridle shower!

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Aladdin's Jams


We went to see the new Aladdin movie with our two oldest nieces and it was a nice time. The remake didn't stray too far from the original material, and the music was nice. The costuming was vibrant and I think they did a good job of casting but that's always a hotly debated topic. I think the Disney movies with humans as main characters can be improved with a live-action remake, but I'm not a huge fan of the animal ones getting remade. I am a rather big fan of traditional animation - I like sketching and I like the look of hand-drawn cartoons/comics :)

Text:
I love you more than Aladdin loves jams

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Blessing Deep Undercover


Another take on the blessing-in-disguise outfit, but this time going further. Some bad situations (like getting robbed) could be seen in hindsight as a blessing when considering the bigger picture, maybe?

Text:
R: I'm a blessing in disguise.
I: You look like a robber.
R: I'm deep undercover.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Duck-Fil-A


My brother had this idea so I drew it out. It would be all duck on the menu, with the deer as spokes-animals advertising to Eat More Duck. I'm not sure how the price of duck compares to the price of chicken in the deep woods, but maybe they're close?

Text:
Deer holding sign: EAT MOR DUK
Subtext: Duck-Fil-A, coming to a backwoods near you!

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Physical


I took all math for my math/science electives in college, so I don't know much about physics, but I don't think that's how it works. But we are physical, so maybe...
My college changed the Software Engineering requirements after I graduated and made the electives just science so I guess I was using a loophole to avoid all science classes in college (I didn't take a single one). Science is great and all but I don't overly enjoy it (I did enjoy parts of it, and I had a great teacher in high school who made it interesting).

Text:
A: Physics uses lots of math, and we use lots of math, therefore we are partially physical.
B: *Ow* (holding head)

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Foolish Man's Housing Choice


This is inspired by the end of my pastor's sermon on Luke 6:20-49. For those who don't know the song, the wise man built his house upon the rock and it survived the storm. But the foolish man built his house upon the sand and the house on the sand went SPLAT. The benefits of the beach-front property should be outweighed by the fact that it won't survive the oncoming storm. I liked drawing the stone foundation as an actual massive boulder because that's how I always saw it in my head as a kid and actually still currently.

Text:
**Looking at the house on the rock**
A: Nah, I like the beach-front property better.