Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Unfortunately I had to use Paint to resize and add text... Paint is the worst editing program in the history of the world. It was created by Satan in order to bring despair to the hearts of men.
Friday, September 11, 2009
What it really means is that I've officially caught up the site to the present tense and will no longer be typing about how I felt and stuff, but about how I feel... man.
By the way: the Congressmen represented are (Clockwise from top-middle) Harry Reid (D), Kent Conrad (D), Barney Frank (D), John Kerry (D), Chris Dodd (D), John Boehner (R), John Cornyn (R), Mitch McConell (R) and last but not least, Joe Wilson (R).
And yes, I know that I misspelled "Maintenance" on the third sign; I got plenty of comments when it was printed. See next entry for a response to this issue.
Incidentally, the mayans predicted that the end of the world would be at hand when a field of bananas was seen trying to flee from a fire caused by experimental fire-works.
It may be necessary, given our economic situation (which is certainly, specifically, not any one person's fault (more like a general incompetency and lethargy), but that doesn't mean that it don't stink.
Just because you can do something, doesn't make it a good idea. You can light your farts on fire, but when you burn your ass, don't complain about it...
Edit (April 30th, 2010): This comic won first place in the Board of Publications Excellence in Journalism Award for the 2009-2010 academic year in the Editorial Cartoons category.
The insurance companies own the GOP congressmen and put pressure on them to fight reform at any cost. Because they know it's wrong, the GOP can think of only one way to fulfill their masters' wishes, and that is to feed lies to their constituents; playing off their fear, ignorance etc. "Death-panels?" For God's sake, what the hell were they thinking?
It must be tiring to have that evil monkey on your back, GOP. Shrug it off. Do what you know is right, as a human being, not as a politician.
This strip was drawn while I was on a trip to Oregon, Washington, and Vancouver Island in Canada. The events could have taken place in Victoria, and is definitely a reference to Canadian health-care.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
In this case, she wanted the Supreme Court to overturn a ruling made by Hawaiian courts blocking her from selling ceded (or formerly Royal) lands to developers in order to create a new hotel resort and boost tourism (Hawai'i's number one source of income). Making matters more complicated was the presence of an ancient Hawaiian burial ground on these lands. Lingle wanted the bones removed and placed in (probably) the Bishop Museum, so that she could sell the area to her developers.
I wonder if any one would have stayed at a hotel in which Hawaiian ghosts haunted guests nightly. "Night Marchers," the ghosts of Hawaiian warriors, are infamous for killing people who get in the way of their nightly processions - that'll fuck up your jeans!
The Supreme Court roundly refused her request to overturn the Hawaiian court's ruling. Supposedly, they were each visited by the "suffocating ghost" that frequents the Hawaiian islands. The ghost sat on a majority of the chests of the Supreme Court until he had convinced said majority to vote against Lingle.
Won third place in the Board of Publication's 2008-2009 annual "Excellence in Journalism" competition in the "Editorial Cartoon" category.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
I turned it into a comic after the fact by adding the title and text.
Won third place in the Board of Publication's 2008-2009 annual "Excellence in Journalism" awards in the "Infographic" category.
Won second place in the Board of Publication's 2008-2009 annual "Excellence in Journalism Awards" in the "Infographic" category.
A big reason for this is that after this comic was published, my Windows 7 Beta version expired, forcing me to reformat my computer to use the newer "RC 1 (Release Candidate) version." After that I no longer had Photoshop or Manga Studio and so the look of the comics changed significantly. I sort of felt that without the look, and without my interest, it was time to retire the strip (though I still really like the title and may use it again at a later date).
A technical note: this is the first comic created by me with the use of a fountain pen and India ink. I personally like the rougher look, though part of that is that fountain pens are tricky at first. The India ink looks fantastic. - noob artist
Looks like Zane wasn't lying about those worm holes.
Special thanks to Photoshop for allowing me to get the Scum and Muddy Waters out of the old comics and into this one with no trace of a difference.