Sunday, October 31, 2021

Double Double AGAIN


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I originally posted this back in 2013. I thought about updating it to my current style since I can't think of a Halloween one for this year but I kinda like how my old look looks. Back in the day of pencil, ink and color, scan, trim, then post. I had a stack of little scraps of paper where I'd doodle all my first draft ideas then tuck them into my sketchbook - it was crammed full. Maybe I should scan in a few of them for nostalgia. I would come up with ideas at all times of the day, at work or church or wherever. I would transfer the idea doodles into my nice sketchbook when I was ready to work on comics - I made the border by tracing around a scrap of paper that was cut to be the size I wanted my comics (so two could fit on a page of my sketchbook). 

Now I have a Google Note on my phone where I write the text of my comics as the ideas hit me throughout my day - sometimes I'm too vague and when I go to make the comic I have no idea what I was aiming for. When I'm ready to make comics, I open the note and open my editor and draw what comes to mind. 

*Three witches around a cauldron*
Two of them: Double Double Toil and Trouble
Third one: I ordered a triple!

Thursday, October 28, 2021



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I feel like when people say this, they're about to state something that they just want everyone to agree with and not question. And if that statement is something objectionable or awkward, the above response is kind of warranted. If the statement is super out there (i.e. "let's be honest here - we all know we're living on the moon"), it's hard to come up with any response due to the whaaaaaaaaaaat factor. 

A: I mean, let's be honest here -
B: Let's not.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Milk or Steak

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So the next adventure in parenting is introducing solid foods to the child, and there are a few recommendations before steak but it is a single source food, provided you don't season it, and maybe your child would enjoy gumming a slice? 

As an explanation, there is a Bible passage about milk vs solid foods (signifying simple concepts vs more complex matters) and that is what I'm alluding to in this comic. 

L: Lucy choked while nursing earlier, so she's clearly not ready for steak yet.
Y: You do... you do know there's a few steps between those, right???

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Margarine Margin

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 You know when you misspell something (haha, I misspelled misspell but spell checker helped me out there) and then you can't remember the right word? I struggled a little to make the title of this comic due to that. Almost had to Google 'margin.' And now I'm second-guessing myself so I'm gonna check it. I'm fairly certain I had to look up how to spell 'margarine' as well since that's not a word I use often. 

The joke is that 'margin' and 'margarine' are similar and the news casters are talking about butter brands. I'm not sure what margarine totally is, but I can't believe it's butter. 

A: We ranked butter brands by popularity.
B: And one in particular won by a large margarine.

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Frog Protection

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 I mean, they would probably keep away the frogs. But I think I would prefer frogs over snakes. Also, drawing that carrier was kinda difficult but I really like how it turned out. Even if that totally would not work to contain snakes since they would just glide through the squares. Let's pretend there's another, finer grid that you can't see. There was a credit card commercial that had a similar miscommunication about Frog vs. Fraud, but I don't remember the company or the commercial specifics. Side Note: snakes in your house is. not. cool. 

A: I asked you to protect my credit card purchases - why are you delivering snakes to my house?!?!
B: Oh, I thought you needed FROG protection. 

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Lucy Is Not Short


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There is a lady who usually says "Lucy, like Lucille Ball" when she is reminded of Lucy's name. I guess it's a way to remember her name, so that's good. But Lucy is her full name and also she is tall for her age group. Her footie sleepers tend to be tight around the knees. And I draw her with a crown to link her to Lucy Pevensie, a.k.a. Queen Lucy the Valiant, a.k.a. the superior of fictional Lucy's in my mind. 

L1: What's Lucy short for?
L2: She's actually quite tall.
L3: *just hanging out, looking cute*

Sunday, October 17, 2021



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Happy Birthday to my brother-in-law! I forget where I heard this phrase but the response immediately came to mind. There was a devotional I was doing in the YouVersion app where the man said something about "Side B" and that's another phrase from back in the day. I remember a kid at my church finding a floppy disc (3.5) and not having a clue what it was. How do you even get info off a floppy? You'd have to find a drive that can take it. Kind of like getting info off a VHS. We were trying to transfer info between my computer and my husband's computer and we realized the easiest way was to use a thumb drive, but then we had to search around to find one. Oh technology, you just keep changing. Also, are visors (like the orange one the cool man is wearing) coming back into style? I feel like they could. So much of fashion is in cycles and if you hold onto stuff it'll come back (hopefully not all fashions do that, let's just leave massive shoulder pads in the past but wait they could be used for drone landing platforms). 

A: Catch you on the flipside!
B: What does that even mean?!?
C: It means he thinks the 90's were cool. 

Thursday, October 14, 2021

How To Win

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 DuoLingo is an app that helps you learn languages! I've learned basic Latin, a little German, and I'm working on Spanish. They are still adding new levels and languages so when you think you've conquered an area, you go back and realize they added special tenses or extra categories. So you can't win. You can just learn! 

A: How do I win this game?
B: That's DuoLingo??
A: ¿Yes?
B: ... you're doing great.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Eau de Ewww

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Happy Birthday to my niece! She is not the child pictured in this comic :) 
What is Eau de Ewww? It's earthy with sulfuric notes. 

A: What is that awful smell?
L: Eau de Eww.

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Chesapeake Chocolate Chip


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I forget how this came up but no, I have not tried it. The savory with the sweet just doesn't seem right to me. For those unaware, Old Bay is a very popular seasoning in Maryland and whenever something is labeled as "Chesapeake" or "Maryland" then they probably put Old Bay on it (chips, marinade, etc.). We keep a small container of Old Bay next to the salt and pepper shakers on our table, so I guess we're true Marylanders. 

A: I use Old Bay as a replacement for salt.
B: Well, that explains why these cookies taste... unique.

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Factual Checkboxes


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So this was inspired by my husband sharing an article with me that was blatantly false, where the reporter and all those sharing/retweeting it did absolutely no fact checking. Minimal retractions, if any, were issued once the falsehoods came to light (by the institution involved clearing the record with what was actually going on). Bleh, it's just frustrating when articles are lying or extremely misleading - so many people are led astray. 

So this is a more serious comic but maybe you can find some humor in it? My husband and I can now respond with "it's not one of the boxes" when the situation fits, so that's a little humorful. 

A: Why did you publish this article?
B: It checked all of the boxes!
A: But it's not factual?
B: That's not one of the boxes!

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Seagulls and Baby


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I thought this up when my daughter was finally sleeping after crying about it (she is in a stage when she fights sleep at least half the time). I think the seagulls from Finding Nemo are just so iconic. 

When the baby is being cute: *seagulls all saying "MINE"*
When the baby is crying: *seagulls all saying "YOURS"*

Sunday, October 3, 2021

Wild Caught Boba

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Happy Birthday Eve to my nephew!
We were at a Vietnamese restaurant with some friends and I thought this one up. No, we did not ask this. Yes, you totally should dress up all fancy and go to your local boba kiosk at the mall and ask. Please let me know how it goes. Also, it took me a while (possibly years) to know what bubble tea is and then also to realize that it's shortened to 'boba' by the cool adults. I have had it once and the tapioca pearls grossed me out - I did not like the texture. But I know many people like it, so you do you.

The joke is that bubble tea (boba) has tapioca pearls, which are little jelly blobs of pudding. The customer thinks that tapioca pearls come from oysters like normal pearls, when in fact they are just called pearls for their shape. 

Good Sir: Are your pearls wild-caught?
Server: My dude, we sell boba.