Wednesday, September 29, 2010


Today's comic is just a silly thing that happened at breakfast yesterday.

And for those of you that like to peruse the details: Phil's arm looks like it's sinking right into the table. Hmmmmm.... a little off on the perspective there.

On another subject entirely:
I've been checking out Andrew at Shmerious Blog (which you should too... lots of cool art, comics, illustrations and shtuff) and he posted a very cool book that he made. So, I thought I would follow suit and post a similar book that I made earlier this summer. The cover is book board decoupaged with vintage repro paper, blank pages all sewn together with hemp. Fun!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Let's Get Logical

It seems like I am always the one who is coming up with these great ideas and Phil who does the research to figure out if it's going to work. I guess that makes us a good couple, but it also drives me crazy sometimes (even though I see his wisdom) because I like to get started when I have good idea. Because, dang it, I have good ideas. Really good ideas.

Phil also has good ideas, but he has the patience to figure out how it's going to work before he jumps in. Then again, he doesn't have A.D.D.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

It's Just a Number... Right?

Today's comic was drawn in the car while I was waiting to pick up kids at school and finished at home right now, before I crash into bed... My kids are both cruel and wonderful all in the same moment. Why, just today, I asked one of my kids if he was interested in any girls at school. His reply? Why would you want to know? Because I love you and I'm interested in your life. Well don't be.
Okay, fine.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

The Early Years: an Idea I Had

Yes, folks, that's a mullet and I have a perm. That dates us pretty much doesn't it??? But my hub is a musician and a lot of them had mullets in those days. This is my new Sunday series, "The Early Years". There were some interesting things that happened in those early days and tho I can't always remember the exact conversation, I remember very well the emotion and sentiment, so I'm doing my best to make these comics true to the original event. This is the story of our first child, Riley, and with his permission, I'm going to tell his story to the best of my ability.

Oh, and just for fun, I made an Influence Map showing which comics inspired me to make my own comics! There were many more, but these are probably the ones that I loved the best. Of course, "Maus" was the most influential and almost life changing. If you haven't read it yet, you should. It's a classic.  I didn't add Garfield, because I was embarrassed to admit I read Garfield. I also had a pretty decent collection of MAD Magazines too. I was the only girl I knew that read those. That makes me pretty geeky I'm thinking.

1. Eyebeam by Sam Hurt (these were published in the University of Texas newspaper when I went to school there.
2. Maus by Art Speigelman. A classic tale of survival in World War II
3. Lynda Barry. I LOVE HER.
4. Peanuts. Well, duh. What's not to love?
5. Matt Groening's Life in Hell. 
6. Farside
The rest are just the comic books I read as a child.

If you'd like to make your own Influence Map, you can find a template here: . I'd love to see what you all come up with!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Loveable Geek Part 2

This happens more than should be allowed. You would think I would learn. Well, I guess I have, but I'm the eternal optimist. You can't blame a girl for trying.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Loveable Geek

The Daily Quota

I make no excuses for the excessively precious nature of this cartoon. I also will not apologize for my pleasantly pollyanna-ish personality. Nor my sophomoric use of alliteration. Or my penchant for vapid displays of my extensive vocabulary. 

Haha. I jest. I so funny.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Flashes Before Your Eyes

I was not so brave as Riley. I didn't go on any rides, but I did eat alligator nuggets (think chicken nuggets with sauce, but made of alligator). It tasted pretty good, but was tough as a boot.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

You're So Sexy

Now that I've posted this comic, I see how gruesome Homer Simpson's head looks sitting up there. It's supposed to be Homer drooling over some doughnut or slab of pork chop, but instead it looks like someone chopped off his head and he's bleeding from the mouth. And that makes no sense at all. I apologize for the weirdness of that image. Not to mention that Phil looks like he's wearing lipstick in the last panel, which he almost never does. So, dang.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

My Cartooning Injury

Yes indeed. You must be careful when drawing comics because if you aren't, your Rapidograph pen might somehow slip forcefully out of your hand, fly like Superman and impale you in the eyelid. And if that should happen, you will be left with a black ink spot on your eyelid that is unremoveable. My own little tattoo. And it's not a very pretty tattoo. 
 Okay, it doesn't look all that big in this picture, but it is about an 8th of an inch long and black. 

When I was 5 years old, my dad told me to get him a pen. Instead I got him a pencil. We got into a little argument. He said Pen! I said Pencil! and then I jabbed the pencil into my knee for emphasis. That mark is still there to this day. 

Now, I don't mind too much having a pencil lead mark in my knee, but I'm not very happy about having a black mark on my face. Any ideas on how to get rid of it? Do you think I'll have to visit a tatto place and have it removed that way? Or should I just live with it? I was thinking of getting a tattoo for my birthday, but this is not what I had in mind.


Wednesday, September 1, 2010

What Does It All Mean?

My apologies to all Dylan fans.

Have I Just Made My Blog Obnoxious???

Hi-- sorry to be annoying, but I felt it was time for a change. If you find my new blog layout obnoxious or lovely, please let me know in the comments section. I aim to please... so, yeah. Just be nice about it okay?