Remember back when you would put your NES game in the console and when you powered on the screen would just flash? But, when you blew in the cartridge, you literally would breathe life in to the game for at least one more play? Well, Vee and I had the same cell phone for the last couple years and one day hers wouldn’t keep a charge unless she held the cord tight. She finally had to give up and get a different phone when it stopped taking a charge altogether. Mine survived until recently when the same problems started to arise. I was about to give up when I remembered that little trick that kept Donkey Kong Jr. working for all those years. I blew in to the end of the charger chord and in to the bottom of my phone and now I think I can stretch the life of my phone a little further. Maybe I can get Vee’s working again and have a spare battery too. Who says you can’t learn from video games?
Here is a little follow up to yesterday’s strip. Vee came up with it. For fun I did the drawing with microns and markers instead of on the computer with my tablet. Also, if you are in the mood to add another webcomic to your feed reader, I highly recommend Mostly True Comics by my pal Harold Smith. It’s some fun and intelligent humor updated weekly. He even has a truthometer under the strip letting you know if the situation really happened to him or if he is making it up. Great stuff!
I have done a complete redesign of the website. I think it looks much better, let me know what you think.
In case you didn’t know, I am now going to stay firmly committed to updating with a new comic every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. No more sporadic posting for me! (hopefully) And I also want to start updating the blog more often. So here’s to the new look and new goals.
We’ll be seeing you tomorrow morning with another “Note to Self” strip.
I hadn’t posted any comics in a couple of weeks due to some very time consuming freelance animation work, but I really wanted to start posting regularly again, despite my erratic schedule. Well, I had the idea for April 30th comic and I had just finished a good bulk of my freelance stuff so I decided to draw and post it, even if it was after 3 am. I really hadn’t had much sleep the night before and I was really fucking tired. So there I was with my head bobbing, trying to draw and keep control of my eyes. I think I fell asleep a good 5 times while drawing. When I finally finished, I uploaded it and went to crash in bed. When I got to my day job I checked the site to make sure the comic uploaded ok and I could not stop laughing at how shitty the drawing is! I mean, I know the art of the comic isn’t great normally, but I have sort of started to stick to a style. The best part is how the girl’s eyes are different in each panel. I thought about re-drawing it and removing the crappy version, but my wife said I should keep it up there. If anything, it is going to be a reminder to me that I need more sleep. I do like the joke in the comic, though. At least I got that part right.