Drawing Board http://drawingboardcomic.com en-us Doctor's Ordershttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=209 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/241.png" alt=""We have a doctor's convention coming through tomorrow, so we're going to need to dispose of every apple on the premises."" title=""We have a doctor's convention coming through tomorrow, so we're going to need to dispose of every apple on the premises.""><br/>I made this in Adobe Illustrator and had a really hard time with the lines, so it looks pretty terrible. You know, more so than usual. Limited Time Onlyhttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=208 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/240.png" alt=""Guys I know the universe ends on Thursday but I still need you to sign up for shifts next week."" title=""Guys I know the universe ends on Thursday but I still need you to sign up for shifts next week.""><br/>So it turns out I do have some mental health issues after all. They've been plaguing me for a long time now but I only recently realized it. I'm hoping that that was what was keeping me from working on comics, and now that it's being addressed I'll start to update with some semblance of regularity. To anyone who knows me in person and reads this, there's no need to worry, the situation's fully under control. Hourly Comics Day 2014http://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=207 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/Hourlies 2014.png" alt="I've started to comb my hair more than the bare minimum necessary and also I dress a little nicer these days. To reflect that I moved up a level from stick figures this year I guess." title="I've started to comb my hair more than the bare minimum necessary and also I dress a little nicer these days. To reflect that I moved up a level from stick figures this year I guess."><br/>So I decided to be a bit more ambitious with the art style this year and as such here you have my hourlies, sixteen days late. No regrets. <br>&#13;&#10;<br>&#13;&#10;I liked my joke at 1pm enough to make it its own little image file. So if that's something you're interested in, you can <a href="http://drawingboardcomic.com/secrets/ephara.png">find it here</a>. Studyinghttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=206 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/239.png" alt="The chance that I'm the first one to think of this joke is definitely zero%." title="The chance that I'm the first one to think of this joke is definitely zero%."><br/>It's been a really tumultuous handful of months on my end. Sorry for the MIA, I hope it's over with now but isn't that always what we comic people say? I still have hope. This is a pretty dinky joke but I just needed something to break the silence. All these half-done Traveler and other high-ish concept comics were really weighing on me. Scarshttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=205 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/238.png" alt="Don't even get him started on the mental scars." title="Don't even get him started on the mental scars."><br/>I feel like I've never made a comic that so clearly broadcasts my amateur level of technical skill as this one does. Ah well. Spirit of Despair #9http://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=204 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/237.png" alt="I almost got through the whole comic without having to specify the gender of the significant other, but the wording just got too awkward. Sorry for the unintended hetero-normativity, anyone who noticed." title="I almost got through the whole comic without having to specify the gender of the significant other, but the wording just got too awkward. Sorry for the unintended hetero-normativity, anyone who noticed."><br/>It's comics like this that make it really awkward that people I know in real life also read this thing. I don't really know what I'm trying to say with these sad ghost comics, and it strikes me that they come across as preachy, which I dislike intensely. I guess I just like writing about relatable, negative situations. I hope you guys don't mind. Bad Comics #11http://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=203 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/236.png" alt="Four remixes of one joke." title="Four remixes of one joke."><br/> Judgment-Free Zonehttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=202 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/235.png" alt="This is like a goddamn find-it puzzle of a punchline. Well, super slueths, do you think you're sharp enough find the joke in this comic?" title="This is like a goddamn find-it puzzle of a punchline. Well, super slueths, do you think you're sharp enough find the joke in this comic?"><br/>If you're not coming here for long-winded, ramble-y comics then I don't know why you're coming at all. Bad Comics #10http://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=201 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/234.png" alt="Double length special." title="Double length special."><br/> Magnificationhttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=200 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/233.png" alt="It's a funny story how I thought of this comic. There are a bunch of stories in my immediate family of people saying really silly things while under post-medical operation painkillers. So I was going to get my wisdom teeth out this summer and was worried I'd say something embarassing. After the operation, when I asked my mom if I had in fact said anything, she said "You kept apologizing and told me not to tell you anything you said while you were out of it."" title="It's a funny story how I thought of this comic. There are a bunch of stories in my immediate family of people saying really silly things while under post-medical operation painkillers. So I was going to get my wisdom teeth out this summer and was worried I'd say something embarassing. After the operation, when I asked my mom if I had in fact said anything, she said "You kept apologizing and told me not to tell you anything you said while you were out of it.""><br/> Hourly Comics Day 2013http://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=199 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/hourlies 2013.png" alt="This year I don't even have any ballpoint pens. The metaphor perpetuates." title="This year I don't even have any ballpoint pens. The metaphor perpetuates."><br/>Sorry if this is hard to read, pencil lines are really hard to scan well. Gingerbreadhttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=198 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/232.png" alt="Run, run as fast as you can. You can't catch me, I am the impermanence of all things." title="Run, run as fast as you can. You can't catch me, I am the impermanence of all things."><br/>The other day I accidentally made a gingerbread house entirely composed of candy I didn't like. Those things are real traps. The Traveler (7)http://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=197 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/231.png" alt="One dose of reality." title="One dose of reality."><br/> Grave Responsibilitieshttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=196 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/230.png" alt="This is a story where nobody gets what they want." title="This is a story where nobody gets what they want."><br/>Thanks for the emails and other responses guys. There is an interesting split in opinion. I think it's going to depend on the individual comic whether I post it all at once or one "page" at a time, but I'm certainly more willing to try the one "page" at a time than I was before. We'll see how this goes, and you guys/gals feel free to comment on how it's going anytime you like. <br>&#13;&#10;<br>&#13;&#10;(I put pages in quotes because I don't expect one "page" of some comics to necessarily be the same size as the rest. Trust me it'll make sense when it happens.) Parking Validationhttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=195 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/229.png" alt="I don't actually know what is means to get your parking validated, so from my perspective, there's a minute chance this isn't a joke, and is just a boring out statement of fact about life. I apologize if this proves to be the case." title="I don't actually know what is means to get your parking validated, so from my perspective, there's a minute chance this isn't a joke, and is just a boring out statement of fact about life. I apologize if this proves to be the case."><br/>Hey you people who like my comic and care enough to read these blurbs, I want to pick your brain about something. If I were to hypothetically (not that hypothetically) draw a short story comic, say 8ish pages, would you rather I post it a page at a time as I finish them, or wait until I've finished the whole thing and then post it all at once? I have a lot of ideas for short stories, and I've been trying to decide how to present them (of the two above options) and thought maybe if someone had feedback, that would help. I personally would prefer to hold off until the whole thing's done, but that's leading to a lot of excess time between updates (and I usually end up caving and just posting one-off gag strips like above). If you have an opinion on this matter, please write to me at Connor(at)DrawingBoardComic(dot)com.<br>&#10;<br>&#10;While you're at it, feel free to weigh in on this topic too: What do you think about gag comics vs. non-humorous comics (like say, the Traveler series)? Is it good to depart from the gag jokes every now and then? Would you prefer I made non-humorous comics more frequently than I am now? Would you prefer I went back to nothing but gag jokes? I get the sense that this isn't a big deal with people, but I'd still love a semi-random sampling of opinions.<br>&#10;<br>&#10;Thanks everybody. Dinner Datehttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=194 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/228.png" alt="The perfect match." title="The perfect match."><br/>Still working on the aforementioned bigger project. There is no such thing as free time the months running up to an election. Bad Comics #9.5http://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=193 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/226.2.png" alt="These comics have started to become me looking around the room and trying to make jokes about whatever's in sight." title="These comics have started to become me looking around the room and trying to make jokes about whatever's in sight."><br/>I'm currently working on a bigger project (like a multi-page little story). Hopefully it will be done by <a href="http://www.spxpo.com/">SPX</a>. Which by the way, you should go to <a href="http://www.spxpo.com/">SPX</a>. I'm going and I'm really excited to finally meet the <a href="http://www.buttersafe.com/">the Buttersafe guys</a>. You should be, too. Future Classhttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=192 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/227.png" alt="Never look youself up in the future textbook. Not unless you want to ruin your day." title="Never look youself up in the future textbook. Not unless you want to ruin your day."><br/>Hey I've been meaning to bring this up for over a year now. You guys remember <a href="http://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=154">The Favor</a>? Way back I made a timelapse video of me drawing one of the pages. <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfv8grmk7MI">Here it is</a> if you want to see it. Bad Comics #9http://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=191 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/226.1.png" alt="My dog's due to have a litter of puppies tomorrow; you guys wanna come over and do a draft?" title="My dog's due to have a litter of puppies tomorrow; you guys wanna come over and do a draft?"><br/> Voice In My Headhttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=190 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/225.png" alt="When you think about it, isn't your conscience just another voice in your head?" title="When you think about it, isn't your conscience just another voice in your head?"><br/>So <a href="http://hoodedutilitarian.com/2012/06/seeing-the-big-picture-the-use-of-composition-in-comics-2/">a thing I wrote about comics</a> wound up on <a href="http://hoodedutilitarian.com">The Hooded Utilitarian</a>, which is a pretty great comics criticism blog (that you should check out). Bad Comics #8http://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=189 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/223.png" alt="Pack-yderm / Don't worry, it's only a paper cut... on his internal organs." title="Pack-yderm / Don't worry, it's only a paper cut... on his internal organs."><br/> Idiomshttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=188 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/222.png" alt="These comics are on the hook." title="These comics are on the hook."><br/>Fun fact, this page started as Bad Comics. Maybe that explains some things.<br>&#10;<br>&#10;A new friend of mine recently graduated with a degree in animation. <a href="http://www.laurenhubert.com/">Look at the things she makes</a>. (Hint: They're great.) Diner Lingohttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=187 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/221.png" alt="Meat is manslaughter that you're acquitted of." title="Meat is manslaughter that you're acquitted of."><br/>Sorry if you ran into that malware warning the other day. One day I'll find a permanent solution to this mess. Meteorologyhttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=186 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/220.png" alt="The chances of rain are 50/50. But place your bets under the table, for tax purposes." title="The chances of rain are 50/50. But place your bets under the table, for tax purposes."><br/> Tunnel of Lovehttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=185 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/219.png" alt="Do they even have tunnels of love anymore? I don't think I've ever even seen one. I guess it's not really practical for a traveling carnival (which is really the only kind these days) to have to haul around a river." title="Do they even have tunnels of love anymore? I don't think I've ever even seen one. I guess it's not really practical for a traveling carnival (which is really the only kind these days) to have to haul around a river."><br/>Know who I haven't linked to recently? <a href="http://dictionaryattack.net/verywell/">Joey and his music.</a><br>&#10;<br>&#10;Also, here's some <a href="http://www.nickmongo.com/comics/lf/">good comics to read</a>. Not necessarily at the same time as listening to the above, but who am I to tell you how to live your life? The Traveler (6)http://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=184 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/218.png" alt="I seem to attach an implied moral to each of these of Traveler comics, quite unintentionally. My original aim making this series was to just portray some absurd little tales, but they keep lapsing into rough fables. Can't seem to avoid it." title="I seem to attach an implied moral to each of these of Traveler comics, quite unintentionally. My original aim making this series was to just portray some absurd little tales, but they keep lapsing into rough fables. Can't seem to avoid it."><br/> Pokerhttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=183 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/217.png" alt="Sometimes I wonder if all the jokes in the world have already been told, and everything that's left is just a bastardization of some previous genius. This comic is one of those times where I think to myself, this must have been thought of before. But what do I know?" title="Sometimes I wonder if all the jokes in the world have already been told, and everything that's left is just a bastardization of some previous genius. This comic is one of those times where I think to myself, this must have been thought of before. But what do I know?"><br/>Another film adaptation of a comic, this time of the comic <a href="http://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=115">Onions</a>. <a href="http://youtu.be/Cd487cIO9UQ" title="They also misspelled my name in the accreditation, but that's artistic interpretation for you.">Here is the video</a>. I'll add this to the faux-FAQ section of the contact page, since this has come up like five times, but let me just announce that if anyone ever wants to adapt one of my works into some other medium, that's totally fine with me (as long as you're not profiting off it, naturally). I still welcome emails of course, but I think my naturally slow response time to emails has caused people to miss windows of opportunity where they could've filmed such things, and no one wants that. Muscle Counthttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=182 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/216.png" alt="Before you even ask, all the numbers are complete guesswork based of the Wikipedia entry listing all muscles in the body. I realize in retrospect how debatable the concept of quantifying muscles is in the first place, but inside my head this joke was already chugging along at full steam." title="Before you even ask, all the numbers are complete guesswork based of the Wikipedia entry listing all muscles in the body. I realize in retrospect how debatable the concept of quantifying muscles is in the first place, but inside my head this joke was already chugging along at full steam."><br/>So, as per tradition, here's my explanation of where I've been this last month. I just finished taking a class here at college that involved making a comic. You see, there's this child advocacy's group called <a href="http://www.safeshores.org/">Safe Shores</a> here in DC. Basically they're an organization that helps kids who have been through trauma in one way or another. And see, all the reading material they had for kids, things like pamphlets and magazines describing why bullying is bad or why it's okay to be sad sometimes, were really campy and the kids that were coming through their office just couldn't connect to them. So what my class tried to do was produce some reading material that would actually be useful. Just due to the nature of that task, I don't know if it's possible to make wholly non-campy material, but my group tried to tackle domestic abuse in foster homes and <a href="http://drawingboardcomic.com/secrets/HC1ReachingOut.pdf">this is what we came up with</a>. I, of course, don't claim ownership of this. My whole group collaborated on writing it, and there were other groups in the class doing the same thing (which is why there's a series name and issue number and that). I don't really think any of you will be interested in the content of this thing, but I figured I might as well put it up here if anyone was curious. Ultimately I just hope we could help Safe Shores in some way, they're a really amazing organization.<br>&#10;<br>&#10;Also, this summer, I'm working with <a href="http://elizabethwarren.com/">Elizabeth Warren's</a> Senate campaign. She's a pretty great lady, you guys. If you can vote in Massachusetts and wouldn't mind doing me a favor, <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_warren">read up on this lady</a> (and also <a href="http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/eleifv/howreg.htm">vote for her?</a>). I promise you, she'll make a great senator. Impenetrablehttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=181 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/215.png" alt="I know this is a joke, but I maintain that this would be a good security precaution, if for no other reason than to annoy the crap out of the thief." title="I know this is a joke, but I maintain that this would be a good security precaution, if for no other reason than to annoy the crap out of the thief."><br/>Had to get that essay off the front page. Expectationshttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=180 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/214.png" alt="Maybe she'd show up on her own. Some small chance. And maybe life can be easy and navigatable for once. A very, very small chance." title="Maybe she'd show up on her own. Some small chance. And maybe life can be easy and navigatable for once. A very, very small chance."><br/><i>Disclaimer: This message is like 90% pointless yammering. It's probably a better use of your time if you just don't read it.</i><br>&#10;<br>&#10;I got so caught up last update with Sanjay's comic that I forgot to mention that Drawing Board is now three years old! Which really, doesn't make any sense. On one hand, I can't believe I've been doing this for three years. And on the other hand, I can't believe I've only been doing this for three years. The impact of this comic in my life seems to have rippled retroactively into all the years I've lived, to the point where I can't remember what it was like not to have this running. It feels omnipresent. But don't interpret that as bemoaning, for I really love doing this, to the point where my demeanor gets noticeably worse the longer I've stalled a particular update. Creating all this crap is just irrevocably a core trait of my person at this point.<br>&#10;<br>&#10;Also, what a three years it's been. You can look back through the archive and view this weird quasi psychological development I went through. All those stupid as hell throwaway jokes that just make no sense, escalating to the excessively elaborate run-on comics, and then all this weird downbeat shit I've been doing recently. If I wasn't so desperate for comic ideas that were A) doable and B) I at least kind of liked, I would take a serious step back and wonder where the fuck I'm taking this thing. What happened to the goofy jokes? Why can't I think of those any more without dragging them on for 20+ panels? What the fuck is with all this moody, self-deprecating shit I insist on putting up constantly? Someone get in your best psychological hypothesizing armchair and take a crack at that mystery. I'd love to just be able to write some jokes without forcing myself to think them over from every conceivable angle; until inevitably I can no longer ascribe any comedic value to them whatsoever.<br>&#10;<br>&#10;But seriously, let's move back on topic now. I define this comic in my mind as a test ground for whatever I want to make. But I think this project has been going on long enough that I have to start treating it as it's own entity. This isn't just some window I hang things in to amuse passersby, it's its own presence in a way. I've invested a lot of time, effort, and emotion into this comic, and apparently there are people out there who like it for one reason or another. It feels like, at this point, there are certain actions I could take that would be a disservice to this archive; it would be, if you will, possible to ruin what I've built up here. And if things have gotten to the point where there is something to actually ruin, then maybe I've really created something solid here. I have to sometimes ask myself while brainstorming "Is this idea something that would fit on Drawing Board?" And increasingly often, that answer is no, and I rework the idea until it's passable. It's certainly worthwhile to take occasional risk though, like with the Traveler series for instance. I think that turned out very well, and have a lot of plans with where to take that. Really I've just got a lot of plans for everything, but the issue of getting those plans to the point where they're ready for print is a whole trial in itself. I find the title "Drawing Board" is becoming more appropriate, as this place is really just becoming a dumping ground for flitting little ideas of mine in comic form. But you know, maybe what I have here already is something to genuinely take pride in. Maybe this site has evolved past another contender for where you, the internet user, should spend this given 30 seconds of your life, and into a place that can legitimately entertain people. I don't think that evolution is anywhere near complete, but the fact that it's going down that path is something that warms my heart a little. Of course, it feels incredibly presumptuous to type all that out, but I'm still pretty proud.<br>&#10;<br>&#10;Wow so, I didn't mean to turn this post into a goddamn State of the Comic Address. If you're reading this part, sorry about all the drivel you most likely just powered through. I have a problem with brevity sometimes, if not most times. I also have a problem with not realizing how boring my prattling must get. Jesus. Luckily I get the impression most people who visit this site don't read this comment section (especially when it's this long), so hopefully it won't be a big nuisance. But maybe in some way, this writing style is appropriate given the whimsical nature I try to approach this whole comic with, just typing out words haphazardly until I've probably lost even the most dedicated reader's interest. I'm going to add a disclaimer to the top of this post either way. So people will know what they're in for.<br>&#10;<br>&#10;Let me just say before I go though, thank you so much for reading. You have no idea the extent this comic has improved my life. Even in my gloomiest hours I can recall some of the emails I've gotten and my spirits can't go anywhere but up. It's part of the reason why it doesn't feel right to put ads or merchandise up, I'm already getting so much out of this, I can't imagine asking for more. To anyone that may worry during my disturbingly frequent hiatuses that I may abandon this pursuit, know that I cannot fathom ever doing so. I literally want to keep making comics until the day I die or my drawing hand is amputated. At which point I'd have to find an artist partner to continue I suppose. So again, thanks so much, and I hope these last three years are followed up by many, many more. Toilet Paperhttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=179 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/213.png" alt="There are many local legends about the lost world that is the end of the toilet paper roll, but the accepted wisdom is that it just doesn't exist." title="There are many local legends about the lost world that is the end of the toilet paper roll, but the accepted wisdom is that it just doesn't exist."><br/>Those drawing classes are paying off I guess?<br>&#10;<br>&#10;Also I want to mention <a href="http://www.cowbirdsinlove.com/">Sanjay</a> started updating again, so you should read his comics if you're not already doing so right now. Hourly Comics Day 2012http://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=178 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/Hourlies 2012.png" alt="I left all my nice pens at home, so I drew this all in ballpoint. I think you can take that as a metaphor for my time here at college so far." title="I left all my nice pens at home, so I drew this all in ballpoint. I think you can take that as a metaphor for my time here at college so far."><br/>Before I forget, here's <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sY5XtD4r-do">a video adaption</a> of <a href="http://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=142">Overthinking It</a>, that comic I made about a year ago. It's in Italian, granted, but I mean, if you want the script in English, just read the comic.<br>&#10;<br>&#10;Also, sorry for the hiatus that's been going on. I'm having some really bad writer's block. Spirit of Despair #8http://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=177 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/212.png" alt="Dedicated to Sanjay "If you call that living" Kulkarni." title="Dedicated to Sanjay "If you call that living" Kulkarni."><br/> Spirit of Despair #7http://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=176 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/211.png" alt="I recently learned of the concept of an internal locus of control, and realized it's pretty much what the ghost is arguing for the majority of the time." title="I recently learned of the concept of an internal locus of control, and realized it's pretty much what the ghost is arguing for the majority of the time."><br/> More Candyhttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=175 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/210.png" alt="If there's anything I learned from the Codename Kids Next Door cartoon, it's how to draw piles of candy." title="If there's anything I learned from the Codename Kids Next Door cartoon, it's how to draw piles of candy."><br/> Trail Offhttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=174 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/209.png" alt="I don't have ADD but I like to romanticize it as a case of constant, spontaneous inspiration." title="I don't have ADD but I like to romanticize it as a case of constant, spontaneous inspiration."><br/> Toup&#233;ncilhttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=173 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/208.png" alt="Not really sure why I colored this. Probably could make a joke about "colored pencils" but I don't feel up for that right now." title="Not really sure why I colored this. Probably could make a joke about "colored pencils" but I don't feel up for that right now."><br/><a href="https://www.voterinfo.sbe.virginia.gov/election/DATA/2011/EB178FD6-875D-4B0D-A295-900A0482F523/Unofficial/7_p2_s.shtml">We won the election!</a> (Can't find a news article about it, but it's the first listing on that page.) Thanks any of you Virginia voters, you're the best. The Traveler (5)http://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=172 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/207.png" alt="What a literal airhead." title="What a literal airhead."><br/>The main reason for that huge gap in updates is I've been working on a state senate campaign. Which, on that note, if you live in northern Virginia, I'd definitely appreciate if you voted for <a href="http://www.barbarafavola.org/">this lady</a>. Historical Loverhttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=171 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/206.png" alt="Not particularly happy with this comic, but I wanted to make a joke that didn't require 3000+ pixels of set-up." title="Not particularly happy with this comic, but I wanted to make a joke that didn't require 3000+ pixels of set-up."><br/> Mice (Birthday)http://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=170 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/205.png" alt="Except, of course, the really shoddy line work and that glaring typo." title="Except, of course, the really shoddy line work and that glaring typo."><br/>My birthday was a couple days ago (the 22nd), and I wanted to do this again. I think I'll keep doing it annually until I run out of old comics. Which honestly could be pretty dang soon.<br>&#10;<br>&#10;Speaking of things that happen in September, if you're wondering about a potential second Fake Guest Comic Week, listen here. I want to do another one, but those ideas are pretty hard to come up with, so don't expect it anytime soon. It's almost certain to happen again eventually though. Disease Councilhttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=169 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/204.png" alt="I hope I don't offend anyone who thinks I'm insinutating Restless Leg Syndrome is not a real ailment. It is. It just would probably be better to cure leukemia first." title="I hope I don't offend anyone who thinks I'm insinutating Restless Leg Syndrome is not a real ailment. It is. It just would probably be better to cure leukemia first."><br/>Sorry about the malware warning. Fixed it in record time, though. The Town of the Sunhttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=168 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/203.png" alt="I was originally going to make this a Traveler comic but it just wasn't working out." title="I was originally going to make this a Traveler comic but it just wasn't working out."><br/>Now I'm in DC. I think I've found a sustainable way to make comics, we'll see how it works out.<br>&#10;<br>&#10;I added a favicon, and the About and Contact pages have been updated.<br>&#10;<br>&#10;You guys should really read <a href="http://prequeladventure.com/">Prequel</a>. It's an MSPA fan adventure, but it's amazing in its own right. And it requires no prior knowledge of MSPA, if you're wondering (although you'll miss a few jokes). Spirit of Despair #6http://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=167 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/202.png" alt="Reflect on how much thought you devote to those that you hate. It really is quite the honor to be hated." title="Reflect on how much thought you devote to those that you hate. It really is quite the honor to be hated."><br/>Ugh, I don't really like this comic and it's an incredibly awkward time for me to post it, but it's all I have ready. You see, I am in the process of shipping out to college (George Washington University, if anyone's interested), and as such have had very little time for comics. This state of affairs will continue for another week or so, because my college is 400 miles from home and as such I have to figure out a way to make comics that doesn't necessitate access to my home PC. Which really is probably a blessing in disguise, as my current comic making process is appalling. I promise I will execute the transition with the greatest haste I can muster. Bad Comics #7http://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=166 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/201.png" alt="With moonglasses, you can look at all the heavenly bodies you want and no one will be able to tell." title="With moonglasses, you can look at all the heavenly bodies you want and no one will be able to tell."><br/> Spirit of Despair #5http://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=165 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/200.png" alt="The most selfish acts you commit are the ones you don't even think about." title="The most selfish acts you commit are the ones you don't even think about."><br/>According to the file names, this is Drawing Board's 200th comic. There's a small discrepancy between the file names and the URLs because when I moved the comic to its own site, I removed about 35 comics from the archives. I plan to put them on here eventually, just in an archive that is segregated from the standard one. Now if only I could find the time...<br>&#10;<br>&#10;But yeah, 200 comics! A barrier slightly more elusive than the oft-celebrated 100 comics milestone. Hooray. Here's to the hundreds to come. Snowflakeshttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=164 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/199.png" alt="Sometimes they are crafted into spherical projectile weapons, sometimes they are used to build fortifications. Sometimes they are even used to craft giant unmoving warrior men. Only fate can decide, but one thing is for sure, their life will be consumed with violence." title="Sometimes they are crafted into spherical projectile weapons, sometimes they are used to build fortifications. Sometimes they are even used to craft giant unmoving warrior men. Only fate can decide, but one thing is for sure, their life will be consumed with violence."><br/>There, this makes us even for that Sunday I missed. But really, my actual update schedule is just Whenever I Finish A Comic, I'll Put It Up. The Traveler (4)http://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=163 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/198.png" alt="I know I've been advocating free interpretation, but if there's one thing I discourage you from taking away from this comic, it's that I support anarchy. Really, it strikes me as a poor idea." title="I know I've been advocating free interpretation, but if there's one thing I discourage you from taking away from this comic, it's that I support anarchy. Really, it strikes me as a poor idea."><br/>Dang so sorry about the radio silence, that malware attack really mucked everything up. I don't know why we keep getting hit (well I mean, it's probably because this is a site that gets decent traffic and that was kinda lax on security until recently), but we'll try our hardest to make sure it doesn't happen again. I hope our outage didn't inconvenience anyone, and if it did, feel free to contact me and I'll try to pay for the damages (Note that I can only pay in jokes).<br>&#10;<br>&#10;So about this Traveler thing. You guys were probably expecting a story arc, well that's not what's going on here. This comic series was made a series over individual comics in order to introduce this concept. In the future, I'll make more Traveler comics (unless there's large public outcry not to, I suppose) but they will likely not be made consecutively. Considering I'm having trouble coming up with good jokes lately, the next one will probably come sooner rather than later, though. But yeah, I just wanted an outlet to tell absurd little tales, and this is how I plan to do it. I hope you like them. (Just a small clarification, what I mean is that future Traveler comics will be episodic, in much the same way as Bad Comics, or Spirit of Despair is. I'll make 'em when I get an idea for one, basically. But for now, back to jokes.) The Traveler (3)http://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=162 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/197.png" alt="I modeled that sad guy's design after a Jack from a deck of playing cards." title="I modeled that sad guy's design after a Jack from a deck of playing cards."><br/>I hope no one thinks I'm trying to preach positive messages or anything with this series of comics. Really I just enjoy making them, and you're allowed to think whatever you want about them. This may sound presumptuous, but to me they're something of a love letter to The Little Prince. Well, they're like 70% love letter to The Little Prince, 25% tribute to Rice Boy, and 5% thank you note to Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei. I don't know, I like all of them. The Traveler (2)http://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=161 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/196.png" alt="Maybe it's a metaphor, or maybe it's just a comic about a weird beaked giraffe thing sitting in a puddle." title="Maybe it's a metaphor, or maybe it's just a comic about a weird beaked giraffe thing sitting in a puddle."><br/>I recently got a job working at a summer camp, and it is very exhausting. But because of it, I think I have an update schedule worked out for the time being. For the next month or two, expect about one comic a week, and it'll appear sometime on Sunday. The Traveler (1)http://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=160 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/195.png" alt="It's really hard to write alt text for comics that aren't joke-based." title="It's really hard to write alt text for comics that aren't joke-based."><br/>Unless something goes horribly wrong, I'm going to do this for about 3 more updates. If this displeases you, I apologize, and recommend you return in a few weeks. Spirit of Despair #4http://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=159 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/194.png" alt="Don't ever talk to a guy who says he just has a friend." title="Don't ever talk to a guy who says he just has a friend."><br/>I like making these depressing ghost comics, but the really depressing part is people will think they're all concretely based off my own life. (At most they're merely inspired by it.)<br>&#10;<br>&#10;On a separate note, I've now graduated high school. Just felt like mentioning that. Stargazinghttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=158 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/193.png" alt="This kid went on to found the sport of Extreme Stargazing." title="This kid went on to found the sport of Extreme Stargazing."><br/> Reality Checkhttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=157 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/192.png" alt="Sometimes I worry this will happen to me in real life." title="Sometimes I worry this will happen to me in real life."><br/> Only One Man For The Jobhttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=156 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/191.png" alt="It seems like a lot of my comic ideas are "I told you that joke so I could tell you this joke"." title="It seems like a lot of my comic ideas are "I told you that joke so I could tell you this joke"."><br/>Long time readers may remember an old joke I did about a "hatmosphere". I'd link it, but the old site's gotten real buggy/spammy lately so I'll forgo that for now. (Eventually I'll move those old comic to this site.) Anyway, frequently mentioned friend Joey wrote a song about that joke, which you can find <a href="http://dictionaryattack.net/">here</a> (it's the top one). Listen to it if you'd like.<br>&#10;<br>&#10;In related hatmosphere news, I drew <a href="http://drawingboardcomic.com/images/hatmosphere.png">a much nicer version of it</a> a little while ago. Look at it if you'd like. Pizza Deliveryhttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=155 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/190.png" alt="Maybe you can tell I'm having a hard time switching gears back to regular old joke comics. Give me a couple more, I'll get there." title="Maybe you can tell I'm having a hard time switching gears back to regular old joke comics. Give me a couple more, I'll get there."><br/> The Favor (Story)http://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=154 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/cover.png" alt="A link to the archive of this story is in the comment below." title="A link to the archive of this story is in the comment below."><br/><a href="http://drawingboardcomic.com/stories/thefavor/"><font size=+2>Go here to read this comic.</font></a><br>&#10;<br>&#10;Hello everyone, I'm back. Sorry for the hiatus, regular updating will now resume. I've spent the last 3 months working very hard on the above comic (and many months previous to that researching the comic medium), which I do hope you like. I feel it's worth noting that this is not a comedy, in fact it's a tragedy. This was the main reason it was archived in this out-of-the-way way, so as to not contrast so sharply with this main archive, which is for the most part comedic. But yeah, I wanted to write a big write-up about this project but I don't think you'd be that interested. So I guess if there's anything you'd like to know in particular, feel free to just email me about it. I also just did this giant research project on story comics, so if you have any questions about that I could try to field those, too. It's a cool subject that I'd love to talk about, at the very least.<br>&#10;<br>&#10;On a different subject, attentive readers may have noticed this site got hit with malware multiple times over the hiatus. I sincerely apologize for letting that happen. To my knowledge the problem has been dealt with completely, and I hope it never comes up again. But if it does, we'll be ready. Guest Comic by Buttersafehttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=153 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/AncientTimes.jpg" alt="This comic is actually an incredibly deep metaphor about society's intellectual regression." title="This comic is actually an incredibly deep metaphor about society's intellectual regression."><br/><a href="http://buttersafe.com/">Buttersafe</a> is my favorite comic. I have a habit of being hyperbolic about this kind of thing, but right now I mean it like I've never before. Buttersafe is the best comic on the internet. It inspired me to start my own webcomic, and really all I want out of this webcomics game is to one day be as good as them. But alas, I know that to be an impossible dream. When I read Buttersafe I feel like I'm reading the golden age of a comic's history, but then I realize this golden age was always in place, is still going, and is not likely to ever stop. I would link to my favorite Buttersafe comics right now, but if I did I would be linking you people to at least 90% of their entire archive. Getting a guest comic from these guys, who by the way are Ray Castro and Alex Culang, is on par with the highest honor I could receive as the small-time webcomic creator that I am. If you are not familiar with Buttersafe and think I'm blowing things out of proportion here, I challenge you to read some of their archive and still disagree with me. You will never regret it.<br>&#10;<br>&#10;So maybe you guys are sick of guest comics by now. Well, good news and bad news. Good news, I'm more or less out of 'em. Bad news, I'm not done with my huge project yet, so regular comics will not resume for a little while yet. I still have some outstanding guest comic invitations, so there might be one or two more coming down the pipes, but probably not. I promise I'll finish my project and get back to doing this as soon as I can. It shouldn't be more than a couple weeks, honestly. I will put updates about how the project is going on <a href="http://twitter.com/#!/thatconnor">Twitter</a>, if that is something you care about. Guest Comic by Stuart Taylorhttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=152 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/birds 600.png" alt="Walking around waving huge wads of cash in people's faces is one of the many advantages to having the name "Megabucks"." title="Walking around waving huge wads of cash in people's faces is one of the many advantages to having the name "Megabucks"."><br/>Stuart Taylor is one half of the dream team behind <a href="http://chainbear.com/">Chain Bear</a>. He does it along side his wife (awwww, how sweet), Lauren. While the above comic was made solely by Stuart, I'm assuming it comes from Chain Bear as a whole, so let me tell you a little bit about it. I like to think of Chain Bear as a newspaper comic that doesn't have to worry about any little kids reading it. It's funny in that biting, sometimes racy, take-no-prisoners kind of way. The only flaw in this comparison of Chain Bear to newspaper comics is that Chain Bear is good. They're also one of those comics that make it look effortless to be funny. You see Chain Bear and think "Wow, this is great! I bet I could do this!" and then you actually try to do it and you think "Holy hell this is insanely difficult! How in the world do Stuart and Lauren make this look so easy? Are they magic!?" The only real down side to Chain Bear is that the subjects of their jokes are often <a href="http://www.chainbear.com/?issue=315">topical</a>, so if you haven't been reading it as it goes, maybe the joke doesn't hit its full impact (also, get with the times, punk). So basically, you should have been reading it already, but if you haven't been, at least go get caught up now so you're not laughed at anymore. Although fair warning, Chain Bear definitely has some crude content, so brace any sensibilities you may have. Guest Comic by Drew Mokrishttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=151 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/drew_djtinyface.gif" alt="Some men are born with tiny faces, and some have tiny faces thrust upon them." title="Some men are born with tiny faces, and some have tiny faces thrust upon them."><br/>You may remember just a little while ago I told you about <a href="http://www.lefthandedtoons.com/">Left-Handed Toons</a> and one half its dream team, Justin Boyd. Well, now the time has come for me to tell you the tale of Drew Mokris. Drew is Justin's partner at Left-Handed Toons. Which, if you're not following closely, means he draws all those comics <i>with his non-dominant hand</i>. Seriously, step back for a second and think about that. Chances are you have trouble even brushing your teeth with your lesser hand, and meanwhile Drew's making <a href="http://www.lefthandedtoons.com/767/">this</a>. I'm sure everyone's sick of the whole "How the heck can they draw all this with their left hand? That's amazing." angle, but it's really just that unbelievable. With Left-Handed Toons, this drawing with their left hand isn't even a gimmick. It's as if Drew and Justin one day thought to themselves "Yeah we could entertain thousands of people everyday with our hilarious comics, <i>but where's the challenge?</i>" But of course, that's implying it's even a challenge for them to do this anymore. Which if you look at <a href="http://www.lefthandedtoons.com/461/">what</a> <a href="http://www.lefthandedtoons.com/787/">Drew</a> <a href="http://www.lefthandedtoons.com/929/">makes</a>, it's hard to imagine it is. On top of that, Drew's artistic style matches the whimsy of his jokes incredibly. Looking at his work, you get the sense Drew is able to produce exactly what he was going for in every comic. And let me tell you, that is not an easy thing to do. I mean, look at the above comic. He copied my terrible design of <a href="http://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=35">DJ Tinyface</a> to a tee, and yet he integrated is seamlessly into his own style. But Drew's appeal doesn't end at his art. His comics take you on a ride with their whimsy and hilarity, and I can't imagine there exists a person on this Earth that would not find them enjoyable. As far as Drew's other work, <a href="http://www.spinnerdisc.com/">he's kind of had his finger in the internet pie for some time</a>. But I think it was obvious from early on that he <a href="http://www.spinnerdisc.com/dumbdinosaur.html">was destined for greatness</a>.<br>&#10;<br>&#10;Also, I'm such a big fan of Left-Handed Toons that I do not apologize for the length of this message. Guest Comic by Max Huffmanhttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=150 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/justflewin.jpg" alt="The plane crashed because it was made entirely out of the material from the little black box." title="The plane crashed because it was made entirely out of the material from the little black box."><br/><a href="http://yourfriendmax.com/">Max Huffman</a> is a comedic powerhouse. He only can he produce hilarious jokes, he can produce them on a wider range of subject matter than almost anyone else I can think of. And I'm not even going to start with his mastery of expression and ability to draw, because thinking about that makes me furious with envy. I would also mention his age here, but I'm sure he gets enough of that as is. Max does a plethora of comic projects, and your time would not be wasted <a href="http://yourfriendmax.com/comics">looking into any or all or them</a>, but my favorite is <a href="http://www.mocktopus.com/">Mocktopus</a>. Tragically, Mocktopus is currently on hiatus. But its archive still provides plentiful laughs, and <a href="http://www.mocktopus.com/2010/09/also-i-want-a-power-ranger/">here</a> <a href="http://www.mocktopus.com/2010/09/watch-out-ghost-nerds/">are</a> <a href="http://www.mocktopus.com/2010/04/only-seven-years-late/">some</a> <a href="http://www.mocktopus.com/2010/03/please-love-me-classmates/">examples</a>. Hopefully Mocktopus will return one day, but even if it doesn't, as long as Max is around, jokes will abound.<br>&#10;<br>&#10;Quick side note, I updated the About page, the Contact page, and the Links a little while back. Guest Comic by Justin Boydhttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=149 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/toughthings.gif" alt="I hope there is at least one doctor in real life who has a uniform like that." title="I hope there is at least one doctor in real life who has a uniform like that."><br/>I honestly think I don't have any readers who are unacquainted with <a href="http://www.lefthandedtoons.com/">Left-Handed Toons</a>. They are consistently hilarious, whimsical, and amazing. They are so good you cannot even believe it's made by just one person. And it's good that you don't believe that, because that's false. It's made by two people. Today's guest comic is from one half of the duo, Justin Boyd. Justin's comics are something of an enigma. On one hand, his drawing style is simpler than even mine, but on the other hand he is able to utilize that style to create comics of a caliber far beyond anything you would expect from stick figures. To get right to the point, his stuff is always great. But that's not all, in addition to Left-Handed Toons, he is also half of another comic called <a href="http://www.drawuntilitsfunny.com/">Draw Until It's Funny</a>. I strongly recommend you peruse both.<br>&#10;<br>&#10;In more self-centered news, some guys decided to make a <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/drawing-board-hd/id420294563?mt=8&ls=1">Drawing Board Reader</a> for the Apple App Store. I lack any sort of App-capable Apple product, so I have no idea what it's like, but I would bet it's good. So if this is something you've ever wanted, well, you're in luck. If you are reading this on an Apple product (if it gets these comments, it might not), then you are already ahead of the game. Guest Comic by Sanjay Kulkarnihttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=148 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/snaileyes.png" alt="She doesn't ever risk falling in love, because if she gets her heart broken and starts crying, the salt in her tears will cause the snails to shrivel up and die." title="She doesn't ever risk falling in love, because if she gets her heart broken and starts crying, the salt in her tears will cause the snails to shrivel up and die."><br/>Today marks the start of a pretty long period of guest comics. You may remember me mentioning a <a href="http://drawingboardcomic.com/images/pleading.png">certain project I was doing</a>. (PS: That notice is now void, thanks everyone for your help.) Well that project's taking up 100% of the comic drawing time I will have for some time to come, so while I'm working on it, it's guest comic time. On the bright side this means pretty damn regular updates.<br>&#10;<br>&#10;I really don't know who else I could have had do my first every guest comic other than <a href="http://cowbirdsinlove.com/">Sanjay Kulkarni</a>. I don't know <a href="http://cowbirdsinlove.com/914">how much I could say about Sanjay</a> without losing your interest, so let's just boil it down to the fact that he's amazingly funny, incredibly nice, and smart enough to be a doctor. He was my first real webcomics colleague, and I don't think I will ever meet a better one. (No offense, other webcomics people.) I think anyone out there who has ever wanted to laugh owes it to themselves to <a href="http://cowbirdsinlove.com/398">read</a> <a href="http://cowbirdsinlove.com/399">some</a> <a href="http://cowbirdsinlove.com/548">of</a> <a href="http://cowbirdsinlove.com/348">his</a> <a href="http://cowbirdsinlove.com/904">comics</a>.<br>&#10;<br>&#10;(By the way, Sanjay's comic utilizes a character from <a href="http://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=12">an old comic you may not remember</a>.) Clothing (2)http://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=147 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/189-2.png" alt="We generally refer to the area above the line as the "Ironic Sector"." title="We generally refer to the area above the line as the "Ironic Sector"."><br/>To understand this joke, you probably need to see the other comic I just put up. Just hit the back arrow once and you'll find it.<br>&#10;<br>&#10;On a different note, I'm been promising <a href="http://www.corydoncafe.com">this guy</a> a link for quite a few months now. To make up for the wait, why don't you all go and read his comics? Clothing (1)http://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=146 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/189-1.png" alt="I apologize to any graph enthusiasts for all the graph laws I'm sure I just broke." title="I apologize to any graph enthusiasts for all the graph laws I'm sure I just broke."><br/>Double-update. Yay.<br>&#10;<br>&#10;Even though this comic and the other one are more or less the same joke, I just thought they didn't look right together, so I threw 'em up on different pages. I hope that doesn't cause any problems. Spirit of Despair #3http://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=145 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/188.png" alt="You just keep telling yourself that bed head looks good on you." title="You just keep telling yourself that bed head looks good on you."><br/>Well, it's February 16th, 2011. That means this comic is officially 2 years old. Hooray! It's hard to believe I've been doing this for two years, and no matter how clich&#233; that sentiment may sound, let me tell you it's true. Thank you guys so much for bringing me this far. I don't think I can begin to describe the sense of fulfillment making this comic gives me. I can no longer imagine what my life would be like without it. So here's to 2 years, and hopefully there will be many more to come. Hourly Comics Day 2011http://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=144 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/hourly.png" alt="I wonder if I can use these to measure if my life has gotten more interesting over the past year. If so, then no, it hasn't." title="I wonder if I can use these to measure if my life has gotten more interesting over the past year. If so, then no, it hasn't."><br/>Mock Trial, if you don't know, is this program where your school has a team that role-plays a court trial against another school's team. It's like a mix of legal debate and acting, and it's awesome. Also I'm the team captain, so I'm the guy who has to deal with all the cancellation formalities and 7AM phone calls.<br>&#10;<br>&#10;The aforementioned fake hourlies are <a href="http://drawingboardcomic.com/images/hourly%20comics%20morgan.png">here</a>. They were for <a href="http://redgiraffe.org/">Morgan</a>. Jelly Beanshttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=143 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/187.png" alt="Eating jelly beans is like playing Russian roulette. Except every time you get a bad bean, it's your sense of wonder that dies." title="Eating jelly beans is like playing Russian roulette. Except every time you get a bad bean, it's your sense of wonder that dies."><br/>Have you guys heard about this <a href="http://topatoco.com/hey/webcomics-on-ice/">Webcomics on Ice</a> event?<br>&#10;<br>&#10;Also, hey you guys, <a href="http://dictionaryattack.net/">Joey's song</a> got into <a href="http://www.thefump.com/side.php?id=892">The FuMP</a>. Overthinking Ithttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=142 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/186.png" alt="If you're thinking about this comic, then you're the next step out. If you're thinking about people thinking about this comic, then you are one further step out. If you are thinking about people thinking about people thinking about this comic, then maybe you are taking this too far." title="If you're thinking about this comic, then you're the next step out. If you're thinking about people thinking about this comic, then you are one further step out. If you are thinking about people thinking about people thinking about this comic, then maybe you are taking this too far."><br/>I took down the favor request, thanks for those that helped. Even though I haven't had the time to do anything with your suggestions yet (that will soon change!). If for some reason you want to see the request, it's saved for posterity <a href="http://drawingboardcomic.com/images/pleading.png">here</a>. What That Sign Is Really Forhttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=141 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/185.png" alt="This may mean this comic has finally broken the Sex Joke Barrier." title="This may mean this comic has finally broken the Sex Joke Barrier."><br/> New Year's Glasseshttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=140 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/184.png" alt="Yes, that is what the 2011 glasses looked like." title="Yes, that is what the 2011 glasses looked like."><br/>Hey you guys probably remember <a href="http://twitter.com/whatifmrpringle">Joey</a>? Well he just made a music song that you should probably <a href="http://dictionaryattack.net/">go check out</a>. Royal Decreehttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=139 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/183.png" alt="I've always wondered why, in the story this is based off of, one of the women was okay with cutting the baby in half. It's like, if you're going to be that reckless with a baby, why would you even want it?" title="I've always wondered why, in the story this is based off of, one of the women was okay with cutting the baby in half. It's like, if you're going to be that reckless with a baby, why would you even want it?"><br/> How to Pop a Collarhttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=138 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/182.png" alt="You know I hear that the orange color is just due to some artificial coloring chemicals." title="You know I hear that the orange color is just due to some artificial coloring chemicals."><br/>During my hiatus, I tried to describe this comic idea to some people. They decided to try to make it themselves. <a href="http://drawingboardcomic.com/images/samcollarcomic.png">This one</a> was made by my friend Sam, and <a href="http://drawingboardcomic.com/images/j2collarcomic.png">this one</a> was made by my friend Joey. I don't know why Flavor Flav is in both of them. <a href="http://twitter.com/whatifmrpringle">Here's a link</a> to some jokes they've made before. Go look at them. Testament to Lovehttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=137 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/181 final.png" alt="He owns a really tiny chisel for just such an occasion." title="He owns a really tiny chisel for just such an occasion."><br/>Sorry about that hiatus, guys. I have excuses (school, sickness, broken motherboard) but you don't want to hear them. Just know the hiatus is over and I will do everything I can to prevent similar disappearances from happening in the future. Whooshhttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=136 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/180.png" alt="If you tell me you don't get the joke, then clearly you do not get the joke." title="If you tell me you don't get the joke, then clearly you do not get the joke."><br/>NEWW was spectacular. I drew some <a href="http://cowbirdsinlove.com/1011">bad comics</a> with <a href="http://cowbirdsinlove.com/">Sanjay</a> while I was there. You may think I link to Sanjay a lot, but really it's just I update too infrequently for Sanjay-related events to not have happened in the interim. Hopefully this changes soon. Houston's Problemshttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=135 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/179.png" alt="All Director Eyebrows ever wanted to do was be an astronaut and go into space. But they assigned him to ground command, the poor guy. But be honest with yourself, you would act exactly that excited if you were in space." title="All Director Eyebrows ever wanted to do was be an astronaut and go into space. But they assigned him to ground command, the poor guy. But be honest with yourself, you would act exactly that excited if you were in space."><br/>My friends, if you are reading this, then I am already dead... <br>&#10;<br>&#10;...<a href="http://www.cowbirdsinlove.com/999">in Cowbirds in Love canon</a>.<br>&#10;<br>&#10;This is Sanjay's revenge on me for killing off his friend Angelina in his official canon <a href="http://cowbirdsinlove.com/800">not long ago</a>. But fear not, for while I may be dead, not even that will stop me from exacting <i>my</i> revenge. Soon, Sanjay, soon you will rue this day! Well, maybe not <i>soon</i>, but certainly eventually. Eventually, Sanjay, eventually you will rue this day! Spirit of Despair #2http://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=134 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/178.png" alt="I'd call it a white lie, but that sounds like it might be racist." title="I'd call it a white lie, but that sounds like it might be racist."><br/> Spirit of Despair #1http://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=133 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/177.png" alt="Also it is very unlikely the captain of an intergalactic spaceship would be all that charismatic." title="Also it is very unlikely the captain of an intergalactic spaceship would be all that charismatic."><br/>A couple things: Maybe you remember how I talked about <a href="http://www.mocktopus.com/">Mocktopus</a> just <a href="http://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=132">one update ago</a>. Well, last week I made a <a href="http://www.mocktopus.com/2010/10/guest-comic-by-connor-delaney/">guest comic</a> for them. So I think that means I have a pretty good shot at the record for shortest period of time between discovery of a comic and a guest entry for them.<br>&#10;<br>&#10;Next, I'm going to be at <a href="http://webcomicsweekend.com/">NEWW</a> this year. Also probably every other year it ever happens. So if anyone cares, there you have it. Advanced notice. Transport-Sexualhttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=132 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/176.png" alt="If you take the subway, you're a metro-sexual." title="If you take the subway, you're a metro-sexual."><br/>Guys, if you hadn't heard of it before there's this cool comic called <a href="http://www.mocktopus.com/">Mocktopus</a>. If you have heard of it before, it's still cool, I assume. Go read it. (<a href="http://www.mocktopus.com/2010/09/watch-out-ghost-nerds/">This one is my favorite.</a>) Canker Sorehttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=131 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/175.png" alt="It is kind of suspect that he always asks for the test data to be illustrated..." title="It is kind of suspect that he always asks for the test data to be illustrated..."><br/> Chirp Time (Birthday)http://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=130 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/174-final-FINAL.gif" alt="I find it depressing my hand writing hasn't improved since I was nine. My jokes haven't got much better either." title="I find it depressing my hand writing hasn't improved since I was nine. My jokes haven't got much better either."><br/>I've been wanting to do this for a while, thought today, my birthday (hooray), was a good opportunity. Hope everyone's fine with that. Personally I think that old joke is hilarious. Fake Guest Week: Alex Culanghttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=129 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/173.png" alt="Alex's commentary is so witty it's impossible for me to recreate it here." title="Alex's commentary is so witty it's impossible for me to recreate it here."><br/>And the last entry in Fake Guest Week comes from none other than not Alex Culang of <a href="http://www.buttersafe.com">Buttersafe</a>. Now, being the last day, you may be wondering how I could only represent half of such an amazing comic. Well I'll tell you, it's because I'm out of ideas. Ray, if you're out there, I promise I'll get you next time if you'd like.<br>&#10;<br>&#10;So that's the week, you guys. Not everything came out how I wanted it to but I think it went over well. Now I guess all that's left to do is an actual guest comic week. Maybe someday. Fake Guest Week: Justin Boydhttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=128 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/172.png" alt="Justin, on the other hand, doesn't write alt text because he's just too cool." title="Justin, on the other hand, doesn't write alt text because he's just too cool."><br/>Today's comic was drawn by me while channeling the creative essence of Justin Boyd, also of <a href="http://www.lefthandedtoons.com">Left-Handed Toons</a>. Because I mean, how can you only represent half of a comic as good as that? You can't, that's how. Again I used my right hand for this one. Sorry Justin, I hope you can forgive me. Fake Guest Week: Drew Mokrishttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=127 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/171.png" alt="Drew doesn't have alt texts, because he has too much trouble typing with only his left hand." title="Drew doesn't have alt texts, because he has too much trouble typing with only his left hand."><br/>Today's fake guest comic wasn't contributed by Drew Mokris of <a href="http://www.lefthandedtoons.com">Left-Handed Toons</a>, but I like to think it could have been. Although, considering I drew it with my right hand, maybe that fantasy is impossible. Sorry, Drew, but I needed to use my right hand to capture the artistic nuances of your work, which I think I was almost able to do. Fake Guest Week: Sanjay Kulkarnihttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=126 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/170.png" alt="Right about now Sanjay would probably say something about how being trapped forever making a girl laugh isn't all that bad." title="Right about now Sanjay would probably say something about how being trapped forever making a girl laugh isn't all that bad."><br/>I thought it was about time for me to have a guest comic week, but I also didn't really feel like having one. So, after some thought, I decided to fake one. All this week I am going to be making comics reflecting the way I think other people would make comics for me if I asked them for guest comics. I think it's gonna be pretty cool, you guys.<br>&#10;<br>&#10;Today's comic is not from, but is imitating the style of, Sanjay Kulkarni of <a href="http://cowbirdsinlove.com">Cowbirds in Love</a>. He had to be first because he already owes me about 5 guest comics (and a month of website maintenance). Whenever I get around to actually getting a real guest comic from him, we can see how accurate this fake comic was. Bad Comics #6.5http://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=125 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/169.png" alt="Shark the Lawyer is so successful because if he ever stops moving up in the world, his career dies." title="Shark the Lawyer is so successful because if he ever stops moving up in the world, his career dies."><br/>Hey guys one of the best comics on the internet has magically reappeared! It's called <a href="http://mgleim.com/apology/">A Simple Apology</a> and you should stop wasting your time not reading it. Bad Comics #6http://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=124 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/168.png" alt="Regular beekeeping is also pretty badass. I mean, bees are willing to throw their lives away just to give you a small prick. And when there are thousands of those things flying everywhere, well that's just insane." title="Regular beekeeping is also pretty badass. I mean, bees are willing to throw their lives away just to give you a small prick. And when there are thousands of those things flying everywhere, well that's just insane."><br/>Hey this is irrelevant to almost all of you, but for those for which it is relevant, I changed my Twitter name from a horrible name to a <a href="http://www.twitter.com/thatconnor">much better one</a>. I could explain why I did this, but it is overwhelmingly uninteresting. So if you were following me before, and now I'm gone and a mysterious (but strangely bewitching) presence has taken my place, well now you are privy as to why. Bad Boyhttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=123 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/167.png" alt="If a friend of mine had one of these I'd totally believe it was legitimate." title="If a friend of mine had one of these I'd totally believe it was legitimate."><br/>Today is my last day in control of <a href="http://cowbirdsinlove.com/">Cowbirds in Love</a>.<br>&#10;<br>&#10;Today I have a guest comic up at <a href="http://www.lefthandedtoons.com/800">Left-Handed Toons</a>.<br>&#10;<br>&#10;Today, I control 3 webcomics. With this, it is only a matter of time before all fall into <a href="http://drawingboardcomic.com/images/webcomics%20emperor.png">my domain</a>. As The Door Turnshttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=122 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/166.png" alt="And yet I still always opt to go through the revolving door instead of the regular doors that are usually right next to it." title="And yet I still always opt to go through the revolving door instead of the regular doors that are usually right next to it."><br/>For the last couple weeks I've had this volunteer job in the big city that takes up all my time, which is why I've updated so sparingly. It's almost over though, so I'll get back to a slightly less intolerable schedule soon. Razzberryhttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=121 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/165.png" alt="This is by far the dumbest comic I've ever made." title="This is by far the dumbest comic I've ever made."><br/>Hey a few things. First, I've become the temporary caretaker of <a href="http://www.cowbirdsinlove.com/">Cowbirds in Love</a> for the month on account of Sanjay's, the artist's, leave of absence so he can learn to medicine properly. Basically he gave me a few dozen comics he drew to post on his behalf all month. So while I contribute only the comment on every comic, you should still check it out.<br>&#10;<br>&#10;Second, my friend Joey tried to help me with this comic. <a href="http://drawingboardcomic.com/images/j2raspcomic.PNG">Here's his go at it.</a> It is adorable. Bad Comics #5http://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=120 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/164.png" alt="Too heart clogging for my blood." title="Too heart clogging for my blood."><br/>Hey you guys, <a href="http://redgiraffe.org/">Morgan</a> and his associates made a game a while ago. <a href="http://www.kongregate.com/games/tliu/bun-pen">This is it</a>. Go play it. MANicurehttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=119 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/163.png" alt="What a screwed up joke." title="What a screwed up joke."><br/> Security Systemhttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=118 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/162.png" alt="Our gallant knight then refocused his attention to his computer, where his WoW guild was about to raid Icecrown Citadel." title="Our gallant knight then refocused his attention to his computer, where his WoW guild was about to raid Icecrown Citadel."><br/> Good Ol' Dayshttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=117 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/161.png" alt="Back then they hadn't yet invented a jetpack that could make sound. It was like the old-timey movies, if you wanted sound then you got a live band to play at the theater, or at the launch pad." title="Back then they hadn't yet invented a jetpack that could make sound. It was like the old-timey movies, if you wanted sound then you got a live band to play at the theater, or at the launch pad."><br/> Book 'Emhttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=116 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/160.png" alt=""They don't call me James 'Pun Gun' Rodney for nothing, kid."" title=""They don't call me James 'Pun Gun' Rodney for nothing, kid.""><br/>Recently I did a <a href="http://cowbirdsinlove.com/875">guest comic</a> for my veritable webcomics-partner in crime at <a href="http://cowbirdsinlove.com/">Cowbirds in Love</a>. <br>&#10;<br>&#10;Also, did you guys know that <a href="http://www.qwantz.com/index.php">Ryan North</a> is the coolest? Because frankly, it's pretty obvious. Onionshttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=115 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/159.png" alt="A boy returns from the battlefield, a man." title="A boy returns from the battlefield, a man."><br/>I have a <a href="http://unicellularcomic.com/2010/05/246-atomic-informant/">guest comic</a> up at <a href="http://unicellularcomic.com/">Unicellular</a> today. Pi&#241;atahttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=114 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/158.jpg" alt="It's probably not such a good idea to put lit candles on a pi&#241;ata either." title="It's probably not such a good idea to put lit candles on a pi&#241;ata either."><br/> Lightning Roundhttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=113 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/157.png" alt="There are actually a lot of things you could have when it's raining. That is not a very hard question." title="There are actually a lot of things you could have when it's raining. That is not a very hard question."><br/> Enemieshttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=112 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/156.png" alt="Always stay out of arm's reach." title="Always stay out of arm's reach."><br/> Bad Comics #4http://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=111 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/155.png" alt="Bad Horse Comics #1" title="Bad Horse Comics #1"><br/>I recently had a comic in <a href="http://cowbirdsinlove.com/800">Sanjay's Fan-Submitted Comic Month</a>. Black Tophttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=110 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/154.png" alt="I don't know what game those guys could be playing." title="I don't know what game those guys could be playing."><br/> Inspirationhttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=109 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/153.png" alt="Lightbulb Materization would be a cool superpower." title="Lightbulb Materization would be a cool superpower."><br/> On a Stop Drop and Rollhttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=108 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/152.png" alt="The fire is metaphorical for debilitating addiction." title="The fire is metaphorical for debilitating addiction."><br/> Going for Gangrenehttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=107 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/151.png" alt="That pot of gold costs them an arm and a leg." title="That pot of gold costs them an arm and a leg."><br/> Going for Greenhttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=106 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/150.png" alt="Panels 5 to 8 can be read in an infinite loop, if one so desires." title="Panels 5 to 8 can be read in an infinite loop, if one so desires."><br/> Bad Comics #3http://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=105 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/149.png" alt="Falling in love at 9.81 meters a second a second." title="Falling in love at 9.81 meters a second a second."><br/> For Charityhttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=104 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/148.png" alt="They do good work." title="They do good work."><br/> Thugboathttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=103 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/147.png" alt="Tragically taken before his time." title="Tragically taken before his time."><br/> Bad Comics #2http://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=102 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/146.png" alt="It inspired the spin-off show: Haunted by House M.D." title="It inspired the spin-off show: Haunted by House M.D."><br/> Bad Comics #1http://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=101 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/145.png" alt="It says "Gary who has OCD" you jerks." title="It says "Gary who has OCD" you jerks."><br/> Cough-Ehttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=100 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/144.png" alt="This isn't really a comic, but I still think it's true." title="This isn't really a comic, but I still think it's true."><br/> Hourly Comics Day 2010http://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=99 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/Hourly Comics Day 2010.jpg" alt="Hourly comics are basically an illustrated Twitter." title="Hourly comics are basically an illustrated Twitter."><br/> Shampoo Wowhttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=98 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/143.png" alt="Does this guy even have hair?" title="Does this guy even have hair?"><br/> Sign of a Poundinghttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=97 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/142.png" alt="This of course doesn't apply if you find losing at tic-tac-toe frightening." title="This of course doesn't apply if you find losing at tic-tac-toe frightening."><br/> Coast to Coasthttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=96 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/141.png" alt="Best drawing of Alaska I'll ever do." title="Best drawing of Alaska I'll ever do."><br/> That'll Show Gamehttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=95 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/140.png" alt="Microphone or ice cream cone? You decide." title="Microphone or ice cream cone? You decide."><br/> Offroad Wheely Chairhttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=94 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/139.png" alt="Concepts of the future merged with buzzwords of the past." title="Concepts of the future merged with buzzwords of the past."><br/> Chart Comicshttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=93 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/138.png" alt="I mean come on Santa, Christmas is in peril like five times a year. I'm pretty sure you're in international waters, just off that Jack Frost guy next year." title="I mean come on Santa, Christmas is in peril like five times a year. I'm pretty sure you're in international waters, just off that Jack Frost guy next year."><br/> Lots of Useshttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=92 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/137.png" alt="Chainsaws: Not just for lumbarjacks and mass-murderers anymore." title="Chainsaws: Not just for lumbarjacks and mass-murderers anymore."><br/> Approximate Perfectionhttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=91 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/136.png" alt="This guy's job was to program Windows." title="This guy's job was to program Windows."><br/> The Physics Psychic #4http://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=90 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/135.png" alt="This one's actually trigonometry. You know, another one of those things you don't remember from high school." title="This one's actually trigonometry. You know, another one of those things you don't remember from high school."><br/> The Physics Psychic #3http://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=89 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/134.png" alt="Get it? Because &#916;x=Vit+&#189;at&#178;? Eh? Eh? Man who needs you guys anyway." title="Get it? Because &#916;x=Vit+&#189;at&#178;? Eh? Eh? Man who needs you guys anyway."><br/> The Physics Psychic #2http://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=88 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/133.png" alt="Well I thought it made sense." title="Well I thought it made sense."><br/> The Physics Psychic #1http://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=87 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/132.png" alt="I'm not up to date on psychic fashions so I'm going with turban." title="I'm not up to date on psychic fashions so I'm going with turban."><br/> How to Eat Popcorn and Alienate Peoplehttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=86 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/131.png" alt="The free refills make it easier, but no one is ever willing to leave to go get them." title="The free refills make it easier, but no one is ever willing to leave to go get them."><br/> Hipstershttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=85 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/130.png" alt="Somewhere, a hipster implodes." title="Somewhere, a hipster implodes."><br/> Big Winnerhttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=84 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/129.png" alt="If you were to say to the grown-ups: "I saw a beautiful hang glider made of paper, with a man holding on and soaring like a dove," they would not be able to get any idea of that hang glider at all. You would have to say to them: "I saw a house that cost $4,000,000." Then they would exclaim: "Oh, what a pretty hang glider that is!" " title="If you were to say to the grown-ups: "I saw a beautiful hang glider made of paper, with a man holding on and soaring like a dove," they would not be able to get any idea of that hang glider at all. You would have to say to them: "I saw a house that cost $4,000,000." Then they would exclaim: "Oh, what a pretty hang glider that is!" "><br/> Salamandershttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=83 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/128.png" alt="Take a salagander at these salamanders." title="Take a salagander at these salamanders."><br/> Tricky Diethttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=82 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/127.png" alt="Maybe this is a math joke. Maybe this is a self-delusion joke." title="Maybe this is a math joke. Maybe this is a self-delusion joke."><br/> Picky Fencehttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=81 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/126.png" alt="I'm on the fence with this one." title="I'm on the fence with this one."><br/> Money for Goodshttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=80 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/125.png" alt="In the mafia, everyone gets a hat." title="In the mafia, everyone gets a hat."><br/> Prank Emporiumhttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=79 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/124.png" alt="Alternate version: After the guy says "oh man oh man" another customer comes in and the entire sequence repeats itself forever." title="Alternate version: After the guy says "oh man oh man" another customer comes in and the entire sequence repeats itself forever."><br/> InternetComicshttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=78 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/123.png" alt="There will probably not be any miscarriages." title="There will probably not be any miscarriages."><br/>I actually don't really see why so many people take issue with this kind of webcomic, you know the two-college-roommates-who-play-video-games webcomics. I mean if one of them isn't any good, you'll never hear about it anyway. And if you have heard of one, chances are it's pretty good, so what's the harm? Crane Your Tonguehttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=77 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/122.png" alt="I had to learn how to fold a paper crane to learn how to draw a paper crane to draw this comic." title="I had to learn how to fold a paper crane to learn how to draw a paper crane to draw this comic."><br/> Footprint on the High Seashttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=76 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/121.png" alt="You know, in case anyone out there was wondering." title="You know, in case anyone out there was wondering."><br/> Gippedhttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=75 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/120.png" alt="It was a weird t-shirt store." title="It was a weird t-shirt store."><br/> That'll Show Realityhttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=74 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/119.png" alt="And why are you talking to me about America's Next Top Model?" title="And why are you talking to me about America's Next Top Model?"><br/> Scary Maskshttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=73 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/118.png" alt="For all I know about masked wrestling, this could be accurate." title="For all I know about masked wrestling, this could be accurate."><br/>I made a guest comic for <a href="http://reinmueller.blogspot.com/">Dennis Reinm&#252;ller</a>, but you won't be able to see it because his comic has since vanished into the void. Though should the comic I made, not to mention all the incredible ones he made, ever resurface I'll be sure to give you guys a heads up. Physical Peakhttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=72 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/117.png" alt="Biking Mountain" title="Biking Mountain"><br/> Fowl Playhttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=71 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/116.png" alt="Oh sorry, Kentucky Grilled Human." title="Oh sorry, Kentucky Grilled Human."><br/> Health Caringhttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=70 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/115.png" alt="The President's so concerned about the nation's health he won't even let Congress go an hour without a good amount of squats." title="The President's so concerned about the nation's health he won't even let Congress go an hour without a good amount of squats."><br/> Floor is Lavahttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=69 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/114.png" alt="I heard a story about someone roasting marshmallows over a volcano once and have not been about to get over how cool that is." title="I heard a story about someone roasting marshmallows over a volcano once and have not been about to get over how cool that is."><br/> Interview with a Octopushttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=68 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/113.png" alt="I got the idea for this comic when I wondered what it would be like to be an octopus." title="I got the idea for this comic when I wondered what it would be like to be an octopus."><br/> Like Clockworkhttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=67 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/112.png" alt="Laziness can disprove a lot of words of wisdom." title="Laziness can disprove a lot of words of wisdom."><br/> Race Through Timehttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=66 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/111.png" alt="They're neck and neck!" title="They're neck and neck!"><br/> Pizza Lovehttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=65 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/110.png" alt="It is my understanding that you can't be at a cliche party without holding one of those cups." title="It is my understanding that you can't be at a cliche party without holding one of those cups."><br/> Golf Frequencyhttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=64 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/d719ff997P1Ts.png" alt="0100 is the binary representation of 4 for those out there who are too cool to know binary (everyone)." title="0100 is the binary representation of 4 for those out there who are too cool to know binary (everyone)."><br/> The Perfect Brainstormhttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=63 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/108.png" alt="and ever." title="and ever."><br/> A Very Graphic Designerhttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=62 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/107.png" alt="This just in: I know you are but what am I?" title="This just in: I know you are but what am I?"><br/> Full of Awehttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=61 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/106.png" alt="The real joke here is my self esteem." title="The real joke here is my self esteem."><br/> Good Eatshttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=60 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/105.png" alt="In Soviet Russia, noun verb pronoun." title="In Soviet Russia, noun verb pronoun."><br/> Predictionshttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=59 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/104.png" alt="Actually we already have flying cars. They're called helicopters." title="Actually we already have flying cars. They're called helicopters."><br/> Public Enemy No Matter the Erahttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=58 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/103.png" alt="It's how he got that hat." title="It's how he got that hat."><br/> Newest Modelhttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=57 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/102.png" alt="The Greek Chariot look is in this season." title="The Greek Chariot look is in this season."><br/> Didn't Read The Manualhttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=56 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/101.png" alt="He really shot himself in the foot with that stunt." title="He really shot himself in the foot with that stunt."><br/> Speechhttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=55 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/100.png" alt="You see, he's the winner because no one wants to listen to that." title="You see, he's the winner because no one wants to listen to that."><br/> Insultinghttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=54 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/99.jpg" alt="The problem they were talking about in the first few panels was his tendency to go on profanity-filled tirades." title="The problem they were talking about in the first few panels was his tendency to go on profanity-filled tirades."><br/> Never Fearhttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=53 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/98.png" alt="Phrase I did not use in this comic: "Not so fast you high-fructose fuckers!"" title="Phrase I did not use in this comic: "Not so fast you high-fructose fuckers!""><br/> Graph Comicshttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=52 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/97.png" alt="All the graphs here apply to all the other graphs." title="All the graphs here apply to all the other graphs."><br/> Dieting for Superbeingshttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=51 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/96.png" alt=""Oh crap I need to make a comic, but suddenly reading about comic book supervillains on Wikipedia seems so interesting..."" title=""Oh crap I need to make a comic, but suddenly reading about comic book supervillains on Wikipedia seems so interesting...""><br/> Talking Headshttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=50 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/95.png" alt="Alternative Moral: Horses are pretty apathetic to the situation." title="Alternative Moral: Horses are pretty apathetic to the situation."><br/> Excuseshttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=49 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/94.png" alt="Watch as I magically change the shapes of their heads from panel to panel." title="Watch as I magically change the shapes of their heads from panel to panel."><br/> Bongo Squadhttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=48 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/93.png" alt="I would tell him to cut the red wire, but there is no color in this comic." title="I would tell him to cut the red wire, but there is no color in this comic."><br/> Sports and Craftshttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=47 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/92.png" alt="He also could finally stop using those tacky seat cushions." title="He also could finally stop using those tacky seat cushions."><br/> Sky Diverhttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=46 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/91.png" alt="Never forget your helmet." title="Never forget your helmet."><br/> Premiere Screeninghttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=45 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/90.png" alt="I wish I was this tall." title="I wish I was this tall."><br/> The Boy Whose Best Friend is a Banana (7)http://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=44 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/89.png" alt="What a happy ending: the friends made up, the bear got his fish, and the Sun finally came out of the closet." title="What a happy ending: the friends made up, the bear got his fish, and the Sun finally came out of the closet."><br/> The Boy Whose Best Friend is a Banana (6)http://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=43 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/88.png" alt="Is this page even necessary? You decide." title="Is this page even necessary? You decide."><br/> The Boy Whose Best Friend is a Banana (5)http://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=42 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/87.png" alt="Of course birds can do math what are you even talking about you guys keep hounding me on everything jeez" title="Of course birds can do math what are you even talking about you guys keep hounding me on everything jeez"><br/> The Boy Whose Best Friend is a Banana (4)http://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=41 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/86.png" alt="Ha ha ha of course that's a cliff what else could it be" title="Ha ha ha of course that's a cliff what else could it be"><br/> The Boy Whose Best Friend is a Banana (3)http://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=40 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/85.png" alt="Of course that's what a forest looks like." title="Of course that's what a forest looks like."><br/>Guys, you should check out <a href="http://smallthingseatingbigthings.com/">Small Things Eating Big Things dot com</a>. The Boy Whose Best Friend is a Banana (2)http://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=39 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/84.png" alt="Team Friendship went 16-0 last season." title="Team Friendship went 16-0 last season."><br/> The Boy Whose Best Friend is a Banana (1)http://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=38 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/83.png" alt="I guarantee I won't be able to draw that banana the same way twice all storyline." title="I guarantee I won't be able to draw that banana the same way twice all storyline."><br/> Monotonyhttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=37 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/82.png" alt="What kind of hell-spawn car did I draw?" title="What kind of hell-spawn car did I draw?"><br/> Beard Sculptinghttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=36 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/81.png" alt="When it comes to a contest as prestigious as the annual beard sculpting contest, even the hired muscle is dignified enough for a monocle." title="When it comes to a contest as prestigious as the annual beard sculpting contest, even the hired muscle is dignified enough for a monocle."><br/> No Chargehttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=35 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/80.png" alt="What is that kid doing up so late." title="What is that kid doing up so late."><br/> Tensehttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=34 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/79.png" alt="I didn't actually look up what goes on the outside of a teepee. I hope it's not that noticeable." title="I didn't actually look up what goes on the outside of a teepee. I hope it's not that noticeable."><br/> Hobby Watchinghttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=33 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/78.png" alt="The reason he paused was because it's hard to think of something more manly than bird watching." title="The reason he paused was because it's hard to think of something more manly than bird watching."><br/> Weaknesshttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=32 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/77.png" alt="It's a good thing that villain had so many different things on hand and ready to throw." title="It's a good thing that villain had so many different things on hand and ready to throw."><br/> Crowd Controlhttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=31 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/76.png" alt="How far into this comic did you get before smelling your hand?" title="How far into this comic did you get before smelling your hand?"><br/> The Lamppost Originshttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=30 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/74.png" alt="It's a real bitch to prune those things." title="It's a real bitch to prune those things."><br/> Driving While Joke Tellinghttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=29 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/73.png" alt="If you recognize where the Ferengi line is, well, you're a nerd." title="If you recognize where the Ferengi line is, well, you're a nerd."><br/> Ideal Lifehttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=28 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/72.png" alt="Well, it's a pretty decent life at least." title="Well, it's a pretty decent life at least."><br/>If this comic makes you want to contact me, please first consider the following:&#10;&#10;I realize this isn't everyone's ideal life. I know it isn't mine. This is just a joke I'm telling. Enough people find it funny for me to believe that it is indeed a joke. I'm sorry if anything here offended you, please know it was not at all my intention.&#10;&#10;Also, I realize this implies that the threesome never takes place. I really do. No, it's okay, you don't have to inform me about it again. That's not even the point of this comic. You can stop bringing it up. Please. That's a Raphttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=27 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/71.png" alt="This is why white guys shouldn't write rap lyrics. Or at least this is why I shouldn't." title="This is why white guys shouldn't write rap lyrics. Or at least this is why I shouldn't."><br/> That's A Raphttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=26 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/71.png" alt="This is why white guys shouldn't write rap lyrics. Or at least this is why I shouldn't." title="This is why white guys shouldn't write rap lyrics. Or at least this is why I shouldn't."><br/> Fire Codehttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=25 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/69.png" alt="Firemen: men with all the power of fire (being hot?)." title="Firemen: men with all the power of fire (being hot?)."><br/> Familial Lovehttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=24 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/68.png" alt="All gum tastes better when splashed with tears." title="All gum tastes better when splashed with tears."><br/> Not So Greathttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=23 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/67.png" alt="He's disappointed because there's no webcomics on deserted islands." title="He's disappointed because there's no webcomics on deserted islands."><br/> A Practical Guidehttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=22 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/66.png" alt="Everyone already knows how to beat up aliens so I won't go into that here." title="Everyone already knows how to beat up aliens so I won't go into that here."><br/> The Tubeshttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=21 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/65.jpg" alt="In other news, I have no more ideas for comics. I am scrapping the bottom of the barrel 'round here." title="In other news, I have no more ideas for comics. I am scrapping the bottom of the barrel 'round here."><br/> Weekend Lifehttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=20 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/64.png" alt="Livin' for the weekend." title="Livin' for the weekend."><br/> Nighthareshttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=19 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/63.png" alt="If you look closely you can see the teeth on that rabbit are upside-down." title="If you look closely you can see the teeth on that rabbit are upside-down."><br/> Brainshttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=18 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/62.png" alt="This comic is actually allegorical. The humans represent society." title="This comic is actually allegorical. The humans represent society."><br/> Disinterest Magazinehttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=17 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/61.jpg" alt="All magazines are read at that angle. It's just common sense." title="All magazines are read at that angle. It's just common sense."><br/> Power-Comichttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=16 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/60.png" alt="Power-napping is obviously either napping while punching or napping while dreaming about punching." title="Power-napping is obviously either napping while punching or napping while dreaming about punching."><br/> Evolutionary Gamehttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=15 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/59.png" alt="I played Pokemon for hours and hours and hours in order to properly research that tune. And that was the only reason I played all that Pokemon." title="I played Pokemon for hours and hours and hours in order to properly research that tune. And that was the only reason I played all that Pokemon."><br/>I didn't know how to draw mid-punched faces until <a href="http://mmasuccess.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/punched.jpg">now</a>. Prehistoric Rockhttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=14 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/58.png" alt="They have velociraptor roadies." title="They have velociraptor roadies."><br/> Family Holidayshttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=13 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/56.png" alt="Coincidentally this coincides with Improvise A Way Home Because You Commute Was One Way Day." title="Coincidentally this coincides with Improvise A Way Home Because You Commute Was One Way Day."><br/> Budding Friendshiphttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=12 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/55.png" alt="I assure you that if that guy had pants he would have soiled them." title="I assure you that if that guy had pants he would have soiled them."><br/>Thanks to Sara for showing me <a href="http://www.americrayon.com/6.html">how to draw all those face lines</a>. Although she does it much better. Play To Winhttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=11 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/54.png" alt="The attentive reader will notice one person left in that last panel. They left to go make webcomics." title="The attentive reader will notice one person left in that last panel. They left to go make webcomics."><br/> Scorpion Businesshttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=10 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/52.png" alt="Surprisingly Piranha Style Lemonade sells quite well." title="Surprisingly Piranha Style Lemonade sells quite well."><br/> Sound Proofinghttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=9 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/51.png" alt="It's good to have friends who have doors." title="It's good to have friends who have doors."><br/>Don't get in an argument with him. He'll shove doors down your throat. Assitant Executive Manslaughter (5)http://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=8 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/50.png" alt="He outsourced all his minions from ancient Japan." title="He outsourced all his minions from ancient Japan."><br/> Assitant Executive Manslaughter (4)http://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=7 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/49.png" alt="I could not think of a way to make a Water Cooler/Water Killer pun. So there you go." title="I could not think of a way to make a Water Cooler/Water Killer pun. So there you go."><br/> Assitant Executive Manslaughter (3)http://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=6 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/48.png" alt="This one makes a little more sense. It's like a spy movie without the suits. Those spies, always with the suits.&#10;" title="This one makes a little more sense. It's like a spy movie without the suits. Those spies, always with the suits.&#10;"><br/> Assitant Executive Manslaughter (2)http://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=5 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/47.png" alt="This is also a pun. Probably just as dumb as the last one." title="This is also a pun. Probably just as dumb as the last one."><br/> Assitant Executive Manslaughter (1)http://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=4 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/46.png" alt="It's a pun on "Manager". It's a bad joke, you probably didn't get it." title="It's a pun on "Manager". It's a bad joke, you probably didn't get it."><br/> Academic Lifehttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=3 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/44.png" alt="Clearly I'm not so well versed with academia as to remember capitalization." title="Clearly I'm not so well versed with academia as to remember capitalization."><br/> Campfire Storyhttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=2 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/43.png" alt="I wanted to write a ballad about them but I can't think of much that rhymes with "vampire"." title="I wanted to write a ballad about them but I can't think of much that rhymes with "vampire"."><br/>Some time ago now I had a <a href="http://cowbirdsinlove.com/491">guest comic</a> up at <a href="http://www.cowbirdsinlove.com/">Cowbirds in Love</a>. Daily Lifehttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=1 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/40.jpg" alt="modern life" title="modern life"><br/> Pilot Comichttp://drawingboardcomic.com/index.php?comic=0 <img src="http://drawingboardcomic.com/comics/39.png" alt="If you look closely at the plane's tires, you can see mud flaps with Yosemite Sam on them." title="If you look closely at the plane's tires, you can see mud flaps with Yosemite Sam on them."><br/>