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.

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.

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.

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

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Explaining Literature: Herman Melville

Wow, it's a long one. I have read excerpts in literature class, and never tackled the full one. Even the excerpts were long! But the movies were a normal length I believe. Moby Dick is not as terrifying as Monstro (from Pinocchio) - he's the scariest Disney villain in my memory.

Explain Herman Melville
I: Are you ready for a yarn that'll last you the rest of your life? Cause this is a long one.
B: Hi Ishmael!

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Explaining Literature: Charles Dickens

This seems to be the plot of most of his books. Not that I've read a full one, other than the kid's version (lots of full-page pictures). But I've seen the Wishbone version of the major ones, and also some cartoon versions, ...

Explain Charles Dickens
B: Life can't get worse. But it will!

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Explaining Literature: Jane Austin

The first in my literature series - I'll be honest and admit I've never read a novel of hers but I might have watched a movie adaptation. Some of my in-laws like watching the adaptations, but from listening in from another room (where strategy games are played) it seems that they all have the same plot - girl doesn't like boy, girl grows to like boy, and then they get married.

Explain Jane Austin
G: There's a man. I don't love him. But I do!

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Going Colorblind

I can imagine this conversation going down between my husband and I in the future. I mean, most of his brothers are colorblind, so it's a logical conclusion?
Also, a very Happy early Birthday to my grandma!

L: You have some blonde hairs in your beard.
M: Yeah, I don't think they're blonde...
L: What??? Are you going -
M: Yeah
L: Colorblind?!?
M: ... Nope.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Happy Medium

Well this is really a throw-back - I somehow didn't post this one from back in the day when I pencil-and-ink drew my comics! It is just so much easier using a tablet - no capturing the image via scanner or camera then uploading and cropping and etc. I do like the quality of pencil-and-ink and I do it for cards (except when mass-produced at which point I print them). There just is a certain charm with the pencil coloring. I like it. But not enough to go back.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Possible Ghost Sighting

I think this is an EXCELLENT costume. Also I feel like this comic might need a border, or maybe some fill for the cape and sheet. But it should be a white sheet to complete the look, so then it needs a background color instead and that is just too much work after the fact, since there's text.
I was up in CT a few weeks ago and learned about some PJ show that my nieces like and when I see a superhero I now think "night time is the best time to fight crime!"
The costume could also be a person struggling to fold a fitted sheet - that's a good idea as well. Just trying to help those who are trying to come up with an awesome easy costume.

A: Are you a ghost?
B: No, I'm just struggling to hang up a sheet.

Thursday, October 25, 2018


It's a throw-back to when I first transitioned to digital and was experimenting with not hand-drawing but rather typing and using shapes. I do like the nicely rounded circles and very straight lines, but there's a charm to hand-drawing.

A: Why is your jack-o'-lantern wearing sweatpants?
B: It's a bumkin!

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Cats on the Brain

I realized after drawing that I should have made the guy taller if he's really T'Challa but I didn't think to do a Black Panther comic until deciding on the hairstyle of the female (I liked Shuri's hair in two buns - a great take on the Princess Leia style).

S: What's on your brain today?
T: Cats.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Straw Ban

To be fair, I get the push for straying away from straws - they aren't necessary for most drinks/people. I've wondered for a long time why we put such different lids on cold vs hot drinks - why not always use the hot-style lid and go without the straw? I get the drinks with a load of whipped cream on top needing those domed lids - you don't want to squish that down.
And yes, I believe the straw that broke the camel's back was a plastic one. Think of the poor camels lugging your plastic straws across the desert so you can sip your dessert.

A: Camels rejoice as straws are banned.
B: Camel chiropractors are going out of business as the law goes into effect.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Aquaman and Manatees

Haha, manatees are kinda useless. I'm sure someone can think up a scenario where Aquaman needs to control them but I am not that creative currently. My husband has a story about manatees and that's why he thinks they're disgusting and gross.
I looked up the plural of manatee for this comic and both manatee and manatees are proper.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Unresolved Comic-Con

So we went to Baltimore Comic-Con which is always a good time because there are some truly amazing costumes (saw a perfectly Tangled Rapunzel and Eugene, and two kids in those inflatable t-rex costumes, and loads of superheroes) and interesting comics and nerdy stuff and super crafty stuff like wood carvings and such. We got an expansion pack to Pandemic so that game just got harder and it'll be awesome hopefully (we'll play it when we go visit family in VA). I also got a super cute coin purse that I like a lot and I walked by it like three times then went back to buy it.

L: I determined to get pictures with cool costumes and talk to artists and exchange info and you know what I did?
M: What?
L: Not that. None of those. Again.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Don't Eat Here

I had a great time in CT recently and during that time I realized my littlest brother just keeps getting taller than me and also he has rather quick comebacks.
To answer the question, I would name my restaurant Taters Gonna Tate. Just kidding, but it would be a potato restaurant and "The Kartoffel Restaurant" is already taken - I think The Great Potato might be as well. (Kartoffel is German for potato.)