Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Artificial, Part 1

Jonathan has always been kind of inventor in his own way. This was bound to happen eventually. And Cesar, well...He was beyond human to begin with. This is the first of three strips, Internet! There will be a suspenseful break during the weekend. =)

See you Friday!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Antisocial Behavior

This comic strip is sort of a commentary on human interaction. It was inspired by my Youth and Social Media class, and is one of those cases where the characters are not necessarily themselves. They are doing and saying things they wouldn't normally do because they represent all people rather than just themselves.

While my roommates have been known to sit around staring at laptops for long durations of time, I am admittedly just as guilty. Also, they're not that likely to turn down food.

Thursday, September 24, 2009


What's this? Color? On a Thursday? I think we might be on to something here!

Pay it forward, kids. Have a nice weekend!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Bed Head

"You look like Medusa."

Has anyone ever told you this when you woke up in the morning? It's something my dad says to my sister all the time. The longer my hair gets though, the more I encounter this saying myself. Hair can do crazy things when you've been laying on it for hours. None of my roommates have ever actually said this to me, but I always did wonder "What if...?"

Rest assured, I am not a female Gorgon by morning and I will not turn you to stone at the mere sight of me.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Table Hockey

This story is 100% true. Jonathan is the mastermind behind putting this game together. All need is the stuff listed above!

A cardboard box with a smooth side
Two bottle caps for slipers which you wrap in duct tape
A penny for the game disc

Granted, there's no air. But still, it actually works exactly the same way! It turns out the little table is Cesar's, by the way. =)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Oh, those moments.

The truest part of today's comic is the last panel. While I AM an awful dancer, I've never embarrassed Samantha in public like that. I'm much too shy for that sort of thing. The second panel usually goes the other way around. The character I'm playing rock band with there is my brother Zach (And our weenie dog Max) who you all haven't quite met yet. Normally we have to take the mic away from him.

This comic isn't meant to be so much funny as something you can relate to. I dunno about you, but I enjoy singing/dancing by myself every once in a while. =)

See you Friday.

Monday, September 14, 2009

There is much to see today...

...but not a real comic. While we're on the subject of bears, check out this bear suit:

Sorry for the lack of a real comic today, Internet. It turns out that the Daily Texan accepted my work, but DIDNT BOTHER TO LET ME KNOW until a day before the deadline. I had to get my stuff together and send in some strips. I was originally planning to turn them down, but Sammy and Solomon (of Smoothie Home, also in the paper) and Jonathan talked me out of it. Today they ran the comic about working out, which is cool. Go me. Now I get paid six dollars a strip, so that's nice. I'll have spending money. It does mean some changes for the blog, though. =\

For example, I'm not supposed to post a new comic before it runs in the paper. Hence no comic today. Also, the paper alternates between a MWF and T-TH update schedule every week, so now we have to as well. It's a little wierd, I know, but there is a bright side. Now I am ahead on comics, so I can update first thing in the morning. You guys won't have to wait until the middle of the night whenever I finish anymore. =)

In the meantime, I have a lot of neat things I can show you. I did all sorts of drawing this weekend. Nothing fancy, just sketches.

That last one is Bears vs. Sharks on a Shark Train. Below is a collaboration drawing of kids pretending to be stuff. From left to right: Jonathan's, Mine, Sammy's, Liz's, Taylor's, and Solomon's.

Here are some gunslingers we drew. Solomon did the top one, and Sammy and I did the bottom ones. Sammy's is the girl, in case you're wondering.

And last but not least, you can see the Cesar Robot drawings we did over the weekend in the post below.

Cesar Bots

These are the drawings of Cesar as a machine. It started because Solomon was drawing Cesar with a sword on his shoulder, at which point I suggested he give Cesar robot legs. The result was impressive, and many of us joined in. The order from top to bottom is:

Note how Sammy drew himself, Solomon, and I in the top right hand corner of his. XD

Friday, September 11, 2009

It's Been A While Since I've Worked Out

So I started running again this work for the first time in almost a year. It's harder than I remember. I'm not saying I was incredible at it or anything, but I could at least get past the driveway.

It's been a crazy week, Internet. I didn't update on Wednesday because I was submitting my stuff the the Daily Texan to see if they were interested. In the end though, I decided I didn't want to do it after all and so I didn't submit any samples. It would have meant a change in the update schedule (MWF and then T-TH) and format use for stuff, and it didn't seem worth it. Solomon and Sammy, however, had their first installment of Smoothie Home run in the Daily Texan so if you are an Austinite you might like to check that out.
Also, we had some crazy thunder last night that knocked out our power and internet connection. Why does that matter? Because I had this comic finished hours ago and you guys could have been reading it by mid-afternoon if it hadn't happened. Instead, I had to wait until I got to CA to upload the strip, which means you had to wait too. Sorry, guys. XD

But here it is! We're back on track.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

A sketch.

This is something I drew in a few spare moments, also unfinished. It's actually a drawn rehash of a character I created in a video game and really liked the look of. I made her a blatant Wolverine knock-off. Why? Well, you'll see. =)

Monday, September 7, 2009

Adventures in Blending.

This one is a 100% true story. A similar smoothie demon even burst forth from Solomon's guts exactly like that. That's what we get for making the theme of our second blended drink "Brown". The first one, however, turned out to be very delicious. Even Subhash (on the far left), who was our guinea pig, approved it. Here is the recipe, in case you are interested. It is mostly guesswork, but I figure if you play around with these ingredients you'll get something quite similar to us.

1/4 Red Delicious Apple
1 pint orange & vanilla sherbert
10 oz. 7UP
Approx. 5 oz. of Sparkiling
Pomegranate Fizzie
1 8 oz. can of pineapple slices
a handful of red seedless grapes

Try it at home, kids! (At your own risk)

Friday, September 4, 2009

Also, cows.

Samantha was cool enough to provide pictures of those longhorns. The one in the first pic is Mr. Expensive Longhorn from the comic. Told you he was huge.

Like never before.

You know, the comic pretty much says it all.

Have a nice weekend everyone!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The Apartment

This one is extremely rushed, but I didn't want to let you all down. This one aims less at the comedy side and more at a sense of pride we take when we realize that something has become ours. In this case, the ownership of our first apartment. I'm sure some of you out there who live on your own can relate.

You might notice that Emery is not in this one. (gasp!) That's because Solomon and Jonathan were actually the first ones to arrive at the apartment. They got here with nothing more than their mattresses and a few supplies. By the time I got here the apartment was mostly furnished, but here you can see them making the most of it by using a mattress as a make-shift couch and playing old emulators on a laptop.

Happy Wednesday, folks.