Sunday, October 9, 2011

Apple A Day

Artist's Note - By pure coincidence I drew this the day before Steve Jobs died when I was waiting for my connecting flight to visit my friends. I had about an hour and a half to kill and I figured I'd draw a comic and that I'd scan it when I got to my destination. Then Steve Jobs passed away the next day, when I had planned on posting the comic, and I figured it would be terrible timing to post a comic containing an obvious Apple product (implied anyways..heavily). The reason being is that I admire Mr. Jobs greatly, have been an Apple/Mac user since I could sit up on my own, and I didn't want it to turn into a platform to be sad instead of enjoying the comic(even though a lot of us are, I am as well) or hate on Mr. Jobs or Apple (I won't stand for it, that's just rude). These just happen to be the computers/technology I use, so take the joke and apply it to your OS of choice, cuz really, it could apply to ANYTHING.


Comic Description - Contrary to popular belief, the life of a freelance artist is a hard one. I have a very difficult time affording life's basics much less replacing necessary technology that I use for work. This takes a LOT of planning on my part and a techno-emergency can put a major dent in my wallet that will last for months if not more than a year. 

I do not enjoy talking "latest and greatest" products with people because 9 times out of 10 it turns into a pissing contest where whatever technology I am using (and happy with, and planning on using for a great while) is out of date (let's face it, it happens within 6 months of any purchase, it's the nature of the beast) and I get mocked or chided because I didn't upgrade. I don't feel the need to toss a perfectly good computer every 6 months just because the technology has upgraded since my date of purchase. That is expensive and unnecessary for my purposes, and it is my choice. People can do what they want with their disposable income, and congrats to them for having it to begin with, I hope to have some myself someday, but mocking those who don't is really tacky. These are often people who have never had hardship, or have a hard time empathizing with the financial situations of others. Either way, it's not an enjoyable conversation, and I wish it didn't happen as often as it does.

That said, I'm still enjoying my MacBook Pro I got last year. I'm still paying my dad back for it, but it's proven to be a good investment. Maybe in a few years I'll find it necessary to replace it with "the latest and greatest", which will of course only last for half a year, and so on, and so forth.

RIP Steve Jobs - 1956-2011

Friday, August 26, 2011

Secret Ingredient

I was musing about how I was craving some bacon wrapped dates and some folks chimed in with their favorite ways to serve them. One internet friend of mine (Marie/Moo), who happens to have a goat character, mentioned that she likes them best with herbed goat cheese.

The problems with drawing a comic consisting solely of animal people is I'm sure some social boundaries get crossed that just wouldn't happen with an all human cast. Oh well, at least Ben & Jerry's said no to the suggestion of making their ice cream out of human breast milk, so I'm safe...for now.

Grass is Always Greener

To be honest I don't know if I have a comic of a similar title already, if I do, I guess I could rename it.

Anyways, whenever my boyfriend and I go out to eat, we always always always have this issue. I have my mind set on something, then he orders, and when both of our meals arrive, his looks so much better. We've gotten it to where we'll order things we can split in half so we each get the best of both worlds and there's no regrets, but there are just some things (like burgers) that are difficult to share!

I should really figure out a way for my eyes and stomach to communicate better.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Misery Loves Babies

Hoo go from not having a life to having too much of one. Just a little filler comic spawned from frustration. Firstly I'd like to say that I am in no way child free. I would like my own kid someday and I do not tolerate rude euphemisms for people who choose to have kids, but I do believe that breeding should be a responsible choice, not a right.

That said, I wish I could say this is the first time this argument has come up, and I apologize if this is not "funny" I'm just angry and had to get it down on paper, as it were.

But you know, in general, I still find it pretty rude when you have a situation you're struggling with and someone tries to force their "so and so has it worse than you because of their shitty life choices, be grateful" comparison on you. Way to invalidate my legitimate concerns with hypothetical situations, dude.

To Kill A Mockingbird

Whew! It's been awhile. Sorry for the lack of updates. To have a slice of life comic you must first have a life to have slices of. Unfortunately it would seem that I do not.

My boyfriend is a huge bird nut. One of his favorite birds is the mockingbird. He finds them cute, plucky, and their song to be beautiful.

He's never had one perch outside his window and sing at all hours of the night, until recently.

We have a resident mockingbird who's decided to shout his "Hey Ladies!" song, starting at midnight and going all night. It's hot, so leaving the windows open to air things out means we get the full force of the song. We scared him out of the tree but he just keeps coming back. Hopefully tonight will be better.

As for my boyfriend, I wonder if he'll rethink his choice in feathered favorites.

*EDIT* Well, we scared the bird off at 11, he came back at 4 AM and sang all night. And great news! He's learned how to imitate the wild parrots that live in the area. AWK AWK SHRIEK SHRIEK SHRIEK!

I wonder if there are freelance falconers who will work for cheap.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Personal Training

Ask a silly question...
Fortunately there's no bears where I'm living now, but I probably would have been dead serious if she asked me 2 months ago when I was still living in the mountains.

Signed up for personal training at LA Fitness 2 weeks ago. So far I'm liking it. I can just feel myself getting "chewier" by the day.

False Advertising

Drew this while out camping a few weeks ago and its in my hardbound sketchbook and those are a PITA to scan, so apologies for the horrible scan.

We always hit up McDonalds on our way out of town as a roadtrip tradition, because we're never out of the house in time for their breakfast and those are usually pretty good as far as fast food breakfasts go.

Skorzy unfortunately fell into the trap of food photography. I knew it wasn't going to come out looking that good, but I didn't expect his Deluxe Breakfast to come out looking like it'd been chewed already.

I, however, was very smart and stuck with the very basic egg mcmuffin (substitute bacon though, cuz bacon is awesome).