Wednesday, November 23, 2011

It's a Date

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Today's comic is dedicated to my bestie since 7th grade:Karen. We were playing a heated game of Words With Friends and had this conversation.

Maybe you had to be there.

Sunday, November 13, 2011


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I hope you appreciate what I give up for my art and for your amusement.

My dignity.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Chore Methodology

Today's comic is a little snapshot from my kitchen the other night...

Monday, October 31, 2011

Night of the Living Heads

I hope you had a fun Halloween! Bean had a couple other movie reviews but we didn't have a chance to finish them all before Halloween was over. So here's her last Halloween movie review.

In other news, I am spending a bit of time reassessing comics, my blog, art in general and my own creativity. It's all good! Just trying to focus on what I really want to do artistically... I plan on continuing posting anyway, so keep coming back!

And as always, I thank you so much for reading my comics! I wish you well on your own creative endeavors!

Until next time...

Friday, October 28, 2011

Bean's Movie Reviews: See This Movie!

This comic is a bit of a departure from what I usually do (which is autobiographical comics), but for me this blog is all about experimentation and learning, so I'm not opposed to trying something new.

This comic features a character I made up for fun. She's a combination of my daughter and me as a girl and a few other kids I've known through my years of teaching piano and working with youth in churches. Working with a new character (and a fictional one!) seems to spark a whole new set of ideas and inspiration. Give my girl a few comics and then tell me what you think. I'd love to hear from you so please leave a comment below!

And thank you for visiting my blog and reading my comics. (and hey, it's free, right?)

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Black is Sexy

Lamp is bent on retiring from comics, but I talked him into letting me post the story of his first crush. He said after that he makes no promises.

Hope you all are doing well! I've missed you! Please leave a comment that you stopped by.

I plan on being back very soon. See you then!

P.S. If you're new to Mindzai Comics, go to the labels on the right side of the page and click on "Lamp". There you will find all you need to know about the Lamp that can talk.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

The Great Minnesota Get Together

I guess summer is officially over. That's always a little sad for me. The last big thing we do in the summer is go to the State Fair. FYI: Phil didn't wear his tux to the Fair, but he did wear some nice khakis and a button shirt. WTH? You don't dress nice to go to the Fair. Oh well.

I do not usually like to get political in my comics, but I couldn't resist making a little note about Michelle Bachmann because she is from my town and I have met her. She is as scary as she seems. And you can take that any way you want to. My little allusion to her is because of this (NSFMom). That's all I'm going to say about that.

Thank, as always, for reading my comics! That makes me really happy.

Monday, August 15, 2011

More Annoying Things My Brother Did (part 3)

The third installment of annoying things my brother did when we were kids. I drew this the other day when I was waiting for my hub to finish playing a gig. Later I realized I had repeated myself from an earlier comic (that you can read here). I guess my brother's stupid fart jokes and the fact that he ate paper has somehow traumatized me. Or I'm just losing my mind. Either way.

Of course, I have to say that my brother is awesome and only slightly annoying now that we're adults. The only thing I ever did that was annoying was to give him snake bites. Oh, and once I threw his hand held game device out of the car window in a fit of rage. But he deserved that.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Not Quite Right

My mom grew up in the south with two older brothers. She lived on a peanut farm and actually lived in an army tent for part of her childhood. She's a girly girl, but she's also really tough. Even though she's lived in Minnesota for over 40 years, she still has her southern accent and idioms. So when you read this comic, be sure to imagine a nice southern drawl...

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Something New

Tonight I spent an hour or soon my parents' deck telling poo stories. We laughed so hard I thought my dad was going to pass out! I could do an entire comic based on them... Today and for the next few comics I'm going to introduce you to my crazy mom and dad, Ed and Mary.

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Friday, July 22, 2011

Best. Ice Cream. Ever!

Not far from my house is a little ice cream shop that's been in the neighborhood for years. Tourists who come to our town always go there because it's famous for the most delicious and BIGGEST ice cream cones ever. It's a place we go when we want to have a special treat. Today I took a couple of my kids and some of their friends to get ice cream. You can always tell an exceptional ice cream cone by the amount that is left on your face when you're all done.

Nelson's Ice Cream 

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Florida, the ocean, heat and comics

Okay, folks! I have not been great about posting of the last few months, but I have good reasons! I just can't talk about it in public. But I will say, I just got back from a trip to Florida with a group of 40 high school students for a beach camp and service project. Florida in July? Strike one. 26 hour bus ride? Strike two. Luckily there was no strike three. The highlight of the trip was a boat ride out to Crab Island and a day of swimming and catching Hermit crabs. Real Hermit Crabs, not just some fancy STD! It wasn't that kind of trip! I LOVE the ocean and I've decided I want to live on a boat. That's on my bucket list.

If I can ever rescue my laptop from my kids I will post some photos and some comics. The iPad is nice but uploading stuff to it is a pain. I need my lappy!

Hope you're having a good summer and surviving the heat that seems to be everywhere! Minnesota and Florida were the exact same temperature and humidity...

Monday, June 27, 2011

Stupid Brain

Hi Everybody! 
Today's comic is brought to  you by the Pentel Pocket Brush pen which comes highly recommended by some of the finest cartoonists in the land (not the least of which is Xeric Award Winner, Sam Spina!). Given that my comics career is in its infancy, I'm still experimenting with style and content, so I don't mind posting my first attempt at using the brush pen. I found it difficult, but I'm determined to practice til I find a way to produce something I really like! I also need to figure out how to make my comics faster. Spending 3-5 hours per comic is too long, I think. Unless all you other cartoonists out there say you spend that much time on one comic, then, I guess, okay.
In other news, I went to the Northwest Comic Con in May and met some cool indie cartoonists that I will talk about here in the near future. It is summer, therefore there are a million things to do outside. Drawing comics is one of them, but sometimes takes a back seat to mowing the lawn, planting flowers, digging up crap in the yard. I am also the family taxi driver, so I have been spending a lot of my days driving people places. And finally, my hub, Phil is in Tanzania, Africa for two weeks. (See a video of the town where he is working and playing music.)

Thanks for reading my comics! 
Love, Robin

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

So, What's Your Point?

Special thanks to Rosie, for letting me post this very personal comic!!! Just to let you know, she is the most awesome, creative, beautiful, incredible daughter in the world! I love her very much!
And it is very true, most of our arguments end with us realizing we were both arguing the same point.

Monday, March 21, 2011

New Mini Comic Coming Soon!

I will have a new mini comic out very soon called: Childhood Regrets!
Here's a preview!

I'll keep you updated!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Whatever. I Do What I Want.

And to think she used to be such a well behaved doggie...
I wonder what happened?
How's it going my comic lover friends??? Read for Spring? I totally am. I live in a river town and MN has had 79 inches of snow this year. We're bracing for the big flood, but aside from that, I'll be glad to see some green after all this white. And if you live nearer the equator than me, I don't want to hear about it. Have mercy!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Age Has Its Perks

So.... yeah. I'm almost ready to stop having birthdays. 

I don't know why he's so happy...

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Time To Draw Comics

That's right. My favorite pen is missing. It was my fault, I think. I cleaned my pens and then somewhere after that, I misplaced it. I had to use a micron pen on this comic... my world is upside down.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Hands Off My Pop Tarts!

Hey, you thought I fell off the face of the earth didn't you? Well, I have a really good grip and instead of hurtling off into space, I held on. It took me a month, but I finally made it and I'm back with a comic to prove it. I don't know how consistent I'll be, but I'll do my best...
Hope you all had a great holiday/Christmas and all other holidays I don't know how to spell.
I missed you!