Thursday, March 21, 2019

Unicorn vs Capricorn


I know next to nothing about astrology, but I'm pretty sure that's not what a Capricorn is. But I like it - a nifty way for a horse to be more than a horse while not quite attaining the level of unicorn.

Text:
U: Are you a unicorn like me?
H: No, I'm a Capricorn.

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.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Violet and Green


Why are some colors fine to use as names, but not others? As for 'acceptable' colorful names, I think Sapphira is a beautiful name but sadly has that connotation with lying and death from Acts. Well now I might do a gemstone version of this because some stones are fine but others are not.

Text:
P: Here are my kids, Violet and Green.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Overture


I thought this up when we did a double-date to see Anastasia - it was a great show. We plan on seeing Aladdin when it's in theatre this summer. I like musicals, specifically Disney-style ones. The wardrobe is always so intricate and the sets are fantastic and the music is beautiful. We have the Kennedy Center near us, and they put on some great performances. There's also Wolf Trap, but we have only seen music performances there rather than plays.

Text:
M: The first song listed is Overture - why do all musicals start with the same song?
L: **facepalm**

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Bane of My Existence


Superhero time! I'm not a fan of Batman because he's quite violent and the movies are physically dark, like hard to see. And it's all sad. I prefer Marvel, since they tend to be lighter movies, both in theme and in lighting. They still totally have sad parts but not as much as DC. However with superhero shows, DC's The Flash on the CW is a very light-hearted show and I usually like watching it.

B: You are the Bane of my existence!
B: lol, so original.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Using a Crutch


I have never used crutches but I probably should have with some of my leg injuries. I have used a wrist brace after I broke my arm in high school (sledding). Being braced is annoying but necessary when injured.

A: He's using that medical device as a crutch!
B: Yes, that's what it is though.

Sunday, February 3, 2019

First Time Husband


I tried this one with typing because it was looking very crammed when I wrote it.
We had a pastor give this illustration when talking about hiring a pastor who had not pastored another church before.

A: Do you have any misgivings about Barry?
B: Well, he's never been a husband before so I'm not sure I want him to marry my daughter.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Grocery Store Fruit


Durians are a very pungent fruit. Peaches are not in season currently. Mark and I had a funny exchange in the produce department and this is the result. Wegmans has basically every fruit in the world and you can be very adventurous and just try one but you could end up with a durian (to be fair, I haven't tried it but I have heard that it's very strong).

A: Durian, stinking foreigner! Peach, you're not from around here.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Panicking Car


I taught my little siblings a helpful rhyme:
"When in danger or in doubt,
Run in circles, scream and shout!"
It's super helpful in nearly any situation. I highly suggest trying it any time you feel in danger or in doubt.

L: Why is your car spinning donuts with the radio on max volume?!
N: Oops, I hit the panic button.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Steering Through Life


Happy Birthday to my youngest sibling! He's still a minor for another year but he's old enough to drive and that's scary but he's a responsible kid so that's good.
Maybe more people need to carry around steering wheels. Maybe this will be the new classic graduation present - instead of a GPS or compass, a steering wheel!

L: Why are you holding a steering wheel?
N: I'm trying to get in control of my life.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Chicken Lollipops


So I saw boneless chicken lollipops on a menu and my brother-in-law didn't believe me but there they were. None of us ordered them but I assume they meant chicken kebabs. It was an Indian restaurant and it's always interesting to see how words translate into English. (did you know that schnitzel translates to escarole? found that out in Germany. nobody uses escarole over here)

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Aquaman


Yes, this is my take on the Superman poster "You will believe a man can fly."
Honestly I liked the Aquaman movie. It has funny parts, likable characters, and a decent plot (but not very original). It does have some very scary parts so definitely not a kid movie, but it is PG-13 so that makes sense (though I am always surprised at the number of children I see in PG-13 movie showings).

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Diabetes Games


This was inspired by a man in my church, who has an insulin pump thing on his hip and it beeps sometimes and he'll check it, and I thought of my little nephew who would snuggle up to me when I had my iPod Touch out (this was in my pre-smart-phone days) and ask "angry birds?" so nicely. I guess kids don't really ask "got any games" any more since most have their own phones (which is just a rant I mean discussion for another day).
Also, you might notice the text looks kinda like my hand writing - I tried out MS Font Maker to make a font of my own and it looks kinda similar. It was fun to make. Not sure if I'll keep using it.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Coffee vs Tea: Cakes


It's a question that you have to answer for yourself. But wait! Someone else already has answered it!

Note: I hope people realize that many of my little text blurbs have hyperlinks in them because if you don't know that, you will probably not get why I say there's an answer but don't say what it is (you have to click through because I don't like re-writing what someone else has already produced). So if something doesn't make sense, maybe see if there's a link in the text? No guarantee though because sometimes my mind is on a different track than most and it just makes sense to me and might not to anyone else.

Text:
A: Why are coffee cakes and tea cakes so different?
B: *shrugs*

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Advanced Deflection


Sometimes you just don't want to answer but you can't not answer so you come up with a way to have more time. I could have had the first guy respond with "Do you know where I could find him?" instead of "ok" but I just thought of that while typing this up and I'd have to think of how the second panel would go. Maybe just the two of them staring at each other in silence. That could be funny.

Text:
A: Who is going to make this hard decision?
B: You should ask my wife's husband.
A: Ok.
Later:
A: Wait a minute...

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Lip Service


Specifically Isaiah 29:13-14.
There's a song by Relient K called "Maybe It's Maybelline" and I mentioned it to my husband and he thought Maybelline was just some woman they were blaming stuff on because he's not familiar with beauty commercials, specifically the "Maybe she's born with it; maybe it's Maybelline" ones which is what the song is referencing. The song is about blame-shifting and saying "maybe it's you, maybe it's me, or maybe it's Maybelline" so I can see how my husband was confused. The slogan, on the other hand, is trying to say that Maybelline makeup is so natural looking that you can't quite tell if the lady is wearing makeup or just is naturally that good looking. Also, I'm totally fine with my man not knowing all the beauty commercial slogans. It'd be kinda odd if he did.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Fishbowl


Sometimes you want to expand your options but maybe check that you can? I remember way back in the day we were at a fair and they had that little pool of goldfish and you paid like a quarter for one scoop to try and get a fish and my little brother caught SIX on his first scoop. We set up a little aquarium for them but they started disappearing and we didn't know where they were going but we noticed the dog had taken to patiently waiting by the tank and she just liked to chill there. Then we realized the fish were jumping out of the tank if we forgot to close the lid after feeding them and our dog was just enjoying the little snacks. :( We then remembered to close the lid every time and two of the fish lasted like two years which is crazy for a cheap little goldfish.

Text:
G1: I think that we should see other people.
G2: How?

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Fellowship vs Ladyship


Some ships are nicer than others.
Also, happy day-after-your-birthday to my brother-in-law, but I'm not sure if he reads my blog.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Spicy Changes


Any great plans for the new year? Any changes you've resolved to do? Remember, variety is the spice of life and your stomach can only handle so much spice. But it is good to have at least some flavoring which could be thought of as spice (not all spices are spicy).

Text:
A: How do you feel about the recent changes?
J: TOO SPICY!

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Piney Pork


I thought of this a while ago but didn't get around to drawing it until recently. I think my piney pork looks kinda cute. I accidentally drew a hedgehog instead of a porcupine and I realized the joke didn't work like that so I redrew the animal. But it was a little tedious to draw the hedgehog then erase it and draw a porcupine.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Going Sideways


Happy New Year!
Maybe for crabs, things going sideways is seen as a good thing? Who knows. Also, I realize live crabs shouldn't be red (that's what happens when they're boiled) but they are more recognizable when red, and also I forgot the boiling fact when I drew this.

Text:
Snail: How's life?
Crab: Things are going sideways, as always.