Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Your Worst Nightmare


I was on Pinterest and I saw a Robin comic that I thought was funny so I saved it to my Happy Thoughts board and that's why I wrote a week of Batman&Robin comics.
I kinda thought this up also thinking of the part at the end of Mulan when Mushu scares the guys manning the fireworks by saying he's their worst nightmare and wearing a cape like Batman (and Cri-Kee was Robin).

Text:
T: Who are you?
B: Your worst nightmare.
T: True, I have always feared bats.
R: Holy coincidence, so did he!

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Robin Eggs Candy


I was on Pinterest and I saw a Robin comic that I thought was funny so I saved it to my Happy Thoughts board. Then I thought up some of my own.
So Robin Eggs (as previously mentioned) are my favorite candy and I think it's just fitting for Robin to like them, too.

Text:
R: THESE ARE MY FAVORITE EASTER CANDY!!!
B: As long as you're not laying them.
A: Perhaps we should limit his sugar intake, Master Bruce.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Robin in Connecticut


Again, I was on Pinterest and I saw a Robin comic that I thought was funny so I saved it to my Happy Thoughts board and this inspired a week of comics. Robins are the state bird of Connecticut and therefore are protected there and you aren't allowed to kill them, even if one is attacking your truck's side mirror and crapping all over the side of your truck for several days before mysteriously disappearing. Praying Mantises are the state bird of CT and you aren't allowed to kill them, which is why we were not allowed to play on our play set as kids for like a week when a pod hatched next to the play set and the little baby mantises were covering our swings and slide.

Text:
B: Why did you leave Gotham and move to CT?!
R: Holy Protected Species, Batman.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Holy Moley


I was on Pinterest and I saw a Robin comic that I thought was funny so I saved it to my Happy Thoughts board which is just like it sounds, a board of things that make me happy. But now Pinterest thinks I like Batman which is incorrect, I just liked this one funny comic. But since I saw that comic I started seeing more Robin comics and then I thought up a few of my own. This one has probably been done before but it's a classic take on the classic Robin line, "Holy *noun*, Batman" which he used in the corny/classic Batman & Robin show I watched as a kid.

Text:
B: What critter could have dug these holes?
R: Holy Moley, Batman!

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Happy Mother's Day


Happy Mother's Day!
This is based on my favorite line from a Dr. Seuss book. My favorite book when I was a kiddo was The Pokey Little Puppy but this one is a good one too. So many quotable lines from Dr. Seuss. Spend time with whomever is a mother to you!

Text:
I am glad you are my Mother. And that you are not a SNORT.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Orchestral Tuning


Thought this up while at a very nice concert with my in-laws. The concert was by ECCO ( http://eccorchestra.org/home ), the East Coast Chamber Orchestra. It was very nice. They had this number in the middle, just like all the other concerts I've been to. I wonder who wrote it. :)

Text:
*Mid-Concert Tuning*
L: Every orchestra knows this song, and it's never in the program!
M: It has a nice dissonance.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Wishy-Washy


I feel this could be used on most politicians. The old "I was for that before I was against that." But let's not be political about this - how about you use this on your friends (or parents) the next time they change their plans to hang out / let you hang out. I'm sure it will go over swimmingly.

Text:
Your support of my campaign has been both wishy and washy.

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Topsy-Turvy


I think most parents can relate to this. You need to Marie Kondo that room :)

Text:
Your bedroom embodies the principles of both topsy and turvy.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Hunky-Dory


Don't you just hate it when things are like that? I'm not sure if things can be just one and not the other, Well, a fish can be just Dory. And a person can be the other maybe?
Totally unrelated to this of course, Happy Birthday Eve to my amazing husband who is both hunky and dory :)

Text:
M: Things are neither hunky nor dory.
L: *worried*

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Higgledy-Piggledy


I know some people like this. I don't think they'd appreciate being told this.
I think splitting two-word phrases into a conjoined phrase is kinda fun. I hope you like it too, because there are more to come.

Text:
Your organization skills bring to mind the terms higgledy and piggledy.

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Helter-Skelter


Apparently this phrase is used in a few songs and movies, but the actual origin is hard to find.

Text:
A: This plan seems both helter and skelter.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Mamsy-Pampsy


I always thought this phrase meant wimpy, but apparently it means "refer to parents that are very protective of their children." Which could mean that the kids are wimpy? So maybe I'm not too far off.

Text:
Your efforts in this endeavor fall under both mamsy and pamsy. 

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Hoity-Toity


This is the start of a series on phrases. This one was inspired by my brother-in-law who heard it from a coworker, hence the credit in the corner. I'm not sure what more to say since it seems the comic just speaks for itself.

Text:
N: That dessert seems both hoity and toity.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Wool Over Eyes


Happy Resurrection Day! He is risen indeed. Once for all is slain, God's Perfect Lamb!

Logistically, I don't know how well a crab's claws would trip sheep wool. But they seem like they'd be good clippers. What does that phrase actually mean? Possibly from the wooly wig days.

Text:
Crab: How would you like it styled?
Sheep: Don't pull the wool over my eyes.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Upset Stomach


I hope you all are well and not getting the Flu - I had that last year and it was horrible. Any time there's internal duress, it is horrible. Also panic attacks are bad, whether it's your cardiac system or digestive.

Text:
A: Could you please stop using the term "internal duress"? It's gross.
B: ... So then my tummy had a panic attack.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Reaching for a Fraction of a Birthday


Thought this up today and it's appropriate because how else would you celebrate your 7/12 birthday? It definitely involves reaching. And maybe some hot cocoa. Maybe I'll go make some.

Text:
M: You are really reaching for that gift.
L: Well, it is my seven-twelfths birthday!
M: Ah, that explains it.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Pets That Could Outlive You


I thought this up after hearing how long some parrots live. Turtles also have very long lives. Venomous snakes may not live super song, but ... can shorten yours. Oh, cobras can live like twenty years so that's a rather long living pet. Which shouldn't be a pet - that's a deadly animal that should be left in the wild.

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Dim Sum


I have never had dim sum, and I'm not sure if I want to after hearing some people describe it. But others really like it, so maybe it is good. Speaking of people who like it, Happy Birthday to my Mom-in-Law!
There's a character in A Bug's Life who was a beetle named Dim and he was nice but... not the brightest.

Text:
F: Can they brighten the lighting in this Asian restaurant?
M: No, it's dim sum.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Trickster Tricked


Drawing finger guns was interesting. Leah had a rough life cut out for her. Jacob tricked so many people, when he got tricked he shouldn't have been surprised.

Text:
Genesis 29:25
L: The trickster has become the tricked!
J: Worst. Dad-in-Law. Ever.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Jacob's Ladder


It is hard to draw parallel lines and also perpendicular ones. I have seen many interpretations of Jacob's ladder but I believe who was on it was more awe-inspiring than the actual ladder.

Text:
Genesis 28:10-22
J: Awesome!

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Esau Serving Jacob


This isn't the service that it's talking about but in a recent church small group meeting we were looking for service activities and volleyball, tennis, and the like were suggested. Also doing something during the 11am service. Yeah, our suggestions were rejected.


Text:
Genesis 25:23
E: Service!
J: Ok big brother.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Code Boxing


So my work is a little stressful currently but I have a punching bag at home and it's a great stress relief to just let out some aggression on my punching bag. Sometimes the tests just don't pass and you didn't even touch that code over there. Actually cardio boxing is great for multiple reasons but stress relief is a top one.

Text:
*POW* *WHAP* *THWAP*
M: Wow, rough day?
L: Code won't compile.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Donkey Kong


It's my sister's birthday so HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUUUUUUU!
Since this comic is about a dog toy, you should get a dog! If your kid is allergic, there are hair-less dogs but NOPE never mind those just look wrong. Maybe go for a hypo-allergenic one - there are some cuties like a GIANT SCHNAUZER! Oh, the hairless ones are there, too. Pay them no mind.
I'm quite happy with coming up with this pun. I should sell the idea to Kong but then they might need Nintendo licensing and who knows how that would go. Even if it was a real thing, probably not an appreciated gift to a video gamer friend.

UPDATE: I submitted my idea to the Kong Company. Hopefully I have brightened someone's day.

Text:
B: Why did you get me a little red horse? It's a dog toy.
G: IT'S A DONKEY KONG!



Sunday, March 31, 2019

Jonah


My pastor went through a series in Jonah and it's really good so you should check it out on Sermon Audio! The fish colors are a little inspired by a Pixar movie. We went to Sight & Sound when they did Jonah and it was a really good production that helped bring the story to life! I recommend going to see their shows. 

Text:
B: I just want my kid to be great!
O: Well, we can't all swim around swallowing wayward prophets.

And a bonus comic based on my childhood of watching Veggie Tales! Wow, looking up the Jonah movie enlightened me so much - did not realize Phil Vischer voiced half of the cast and Relient K sang the classic song "The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything." Also, while my pastor has been preaching on Jonah, I got the song "Second Chances" stuck in my head and couldn't remember where it was from but now I know! It's this movie. 

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Arugula to Mars


DID YOU KNOW that the lettuce 'arugula' is called 'rocket' across the pond in England? I found this out when reading a British recipe and the next step was 'add one cup of rocket' and I was super confused. I really like arugula - it has a nice peppery flavour (ha ha, going British there).

Text:
S: This beautifully coloured arugula will get us to Mars!
**Image of a rocket on an easel**

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Loner Hornets


So this one time my husband opened a dresser drawer which is used every day and a hornet flew out and it was super unexpected and this comic happened. It has only happened once. I don't know where he loaned it from.

Text:
L: Did you check for hornets?
M: No, that last one was a loner.
L: Who did you loan it from and why?

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Linguistics Society


Did you know there are word pairs where we just use the one half but technically the other side is still a word but it's become archaic? These are called Unpaired Words and I find this fascinating.

Text:
L: How are we feeling today, folks?
Crowd: Corrigible.
Kempt.
Couth.
Whelmed.
Gruntled.
Ruly.

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.