Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Blended Sayings


Well, maybe? The sayings are "The journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step" and "death by a thousand cuts" so I figured they could be combined. Neither of those thousands sounds pleasant.

Text:
A: You know what they say about the journey of a thousand miles -
B: It starts with a single cut?

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Medusa


Continuing on the Greek theme, but mixing in a little Casablanca. Medusa had her hair turned into snakes and could turn people to stone by looking at them (or rather them looking at her). That guy in Casablanca said "here's looking at you, kid" for whatever reason (I've watched the movie but the phrase still doesn't make sense to me).
Happy Saint Patrick's Day! This was my only recently drawn comic with green in it. Also, it's my half birthday! So I'll try to enjoy half of today.

Text:
Medusa: Hair's looking at you, kid.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Percy Jackson Musical

  So a few weeks ago, we went to see a musical "The Lightning Thief", about the first book in the Percy Jackson series, which is about Greek mythology set in current times. The musical was very creative, had only 7 actors playing all the roles with minimal props and sets, and did a good summary of the entire book in two hours.
 The main actors, Percy and Annabeth, played only their roles since they were in nearly every scene. And they did a great job! The actor for Grover also played Mr. D, which worked because usually one of them was in a scene. The other four members of the cast played everyone else, and had a creative enough wardrobe to differentiate between the characters.
 The set pieces were very minimal but creative - you had to use your imagination for some (there was a piece of rolling scaffolding that was everything from an elevator to a bus to really anything that moved) but the actors made it believable. 
 It definitely helped to have read the books to fully understand what all was happening, and I saw a lot of fans in the audience (orange t-shirts, PJ books, etc). It was a one weekend only show in the Kennedy Center, but it was in a side theater not the main huge one. I highly enjoyed my afternoon!

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

It Is Over Mate


This is based off a song by Dean Lewis "Be Alright" and I like that you can hear his accent through the song and I thought of chess because he says 'mate' when referring to his friend. I was thinking about a 3x3 board and how the knight is the worst piece for that (other than pawns since they only go one direction). He can't get to the middle but neither could a black square bishop. Actually the bishops are rather limited too. Actually most pieces other than the king and queen are bad for this.

Text:
Knight to King: I know you loved her but it's over, mate.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Sparking Joy


We watched one episode (the first one) of Tidying Up With Marie Kondo, and she has some good points but her religion (Shintoism) really shapes her delivery so be prepared for that. I do agree that staying de-cluttered is important for stress relief and she has many good ways to organize.

Text:
M: I heard about your electrical accident while tidying up with your friend.
L: I sparked Joy.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Nobody Likes Excess



There's a TV show on CW called The Flash, and the main character (Flash) has a daughter (XS) whose superhero name is pronounced "excess." I tried drawing a frown on Flash to show his anger (even though I don't usually add facial features) but sadly my computer has been having this issue where it has a 'sharing violation' and won't save my edited comic. It's annoying and I'm gonna solve it eventually but currently we're dealing with taxes and family vacation planning and the Awana Grand Prix!!! 

Text:
D: Doing that would be excessive, and nobody likes excess.
XS: **Horrified**
Flash: **Angry**

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Looming Equipment


I feel like anyone that has a loom would be an interesting person to meet. I have a ... decent amount of yarn that I use in my crocheting but it's all in a little shelving unit so fairly compact. I think a loom would take up a bit of space. But it could be interesting to use - very home-made stuff, especially if you have your own sheep :)

Text:
L: I put my weaving equipment upstairs.
A: It's looming over me!

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Nuevo Testamento


My church has some Spanish literature as we had an ESL ministry at one point, and we currently have a children's ministry, and so this happened. I later saw the NT left on a back pew - apparently the child still wanted to try to read it? We had the English copies right next to it but they have a different cover so maybe weren't as interesting. I guess the child hadn't heard that saying about judging a book by its cover.

And a super Happy Birthday to my Dad tomorrow!

Text:
C: Is this free?
L: Yes, but Nuevo Testamento is in Spanish.
C: ...oh.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Harley Quinn, Medicine Woman


I was at my in-laws and they were trying to think of the name of that old western TV show about the doctor and it was incorrectly stated and that inspired this comic. The comic book character is actually a doctor, a psychologist I believe, but she turned to a life of crime rather than using her doctoral talent. And the star of Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, was Jane Seymour who is an interesting person - she designed the "Open Heart Collection" for Kay Jewelers, has starred in a lot of things, has heterochromia (her eyes are different colors), and her birth name is Joyce Penelope Wilhelmina Frankenberg. 

Text:
Title: Harley Quinn Medicine Woman
HQ: The hammer is to check your reflexes.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Rubber Necking Geeks


A crash dump happens when something has gone wrong in your program or on your server or really just an error happened and it's trying to tell you where it happened and sometimes even why. A car crash is much clearer usually but there is still the reconstructing what happened and who is at fault and all that.

Text:
A: I was looking into the crash dump on prod -
B: Stop rubber necking!

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Hair Styling and Bakery



I realize this one might benefit from a frame around it, since the top sign is kinda just hanging there but I think it works.
I don't remember what made me think of this but I think Princess Leia would approve? My hair is far too short for buns but I do like cinnamon buns. Also sticky pastries and clipping hair would just be gross.

Text;
Sign: BUNS - Hair Styling and Bakery - OPEN
M: It seemed like a good idea but it's not.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Ally and Hailey


Something's fishy about this one.... :) :) :) I might have made it up after seeing Aquaman. Are there any acceptable fish names for children? I can't think of any. I mean, Orca would be a cool name but I can't think of anyone with it and also that's a whale not a fish.

Text:
P: Here are my kids, Ally and Hailey.
R: Nice.
A: Our full names are Albacore and Halibut.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Connie


So I was wondering which name was shortened to get Connie and I looked it up but then forgot again. Oh, it's Constance. Apparently it could be for Cornelius as well, which is cool and definitely better than shortening to Corny. And maybe be cautious before asking a short person what their full name is. Make sure you phrase it correctly.

Text:
A: What's Connie short for?
B: O. MY. WORD. You can't just ask people why they are short!
C: *angry*

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Euroclydon


I feel like it'd be a good name for a feisty pet. Do you know what the Euroclydon is? I learned about it from the Bible but apparently per Wikipedia it's mentioned in Moby Dick as well. And Rudyard Kipling referenced it too! Such a literary name. I was thinking *that* character from BBC's Sherlock was named after this but actually her name is Eurus which is the Greek god of the east wind but I'm thinking the names are related. Oh they are, the storm is derived from the Greek east wind and north wind.

Text:
A: My son Euroclydon is being such a problem.
B: You brought this on yourself with that name.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Valentine's Day Chocolate


Happy Valentine's Day! Take time to think of those you care about today, and call them or spend time with them if you can.
This is my take on a kinda famous quote (the famous one is anonymous I believe and has the chocolate and love switched). I do really like chocolate, specifically dark chocolate. But I love the love of my life more. But he gives me chocolate, so it's like a win-win.
I thought this up while eating a bar of minty chocolate at work - it's a vegan one so there's no dairy which is awesome for those of us who can't handle it.

Text:
M: Forget chocolate, I'd rather fall in love!
L: How could you forget chocolate? It's amazing.