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Comic: Corporate Artist

This is Pi Day #056

In reality, she made me a super-nice name plate for my new office door, but when she announced to me last weekend that she was working on one I legitimately considered the possibility of this happening.

Still in reality, the comic hasn’t stopped (obviously) but my free time energy has been sapped a little bit lately because of many different things — new job, training for a triathlon, and generally limping through this parenting gig as the kid rapidly becomes a mini-teenager — so as a result I’ve been running my artwork to the wire. I’m hoping I don’t need to go on hiatus for a month this summer to make sure I can get caught up again, but don’t be surprised if we go into summer re-runs in the next few weeks.

Thanks for reading!

Comic: Grown Up Problems

This is Pi Day #055

It’s been a heckuva week, and I haven’t been feeling particularly funny. It happens. Really.

I light of some real life events that have bubbled to the surface in the past couple months, this comic actually started off as a social media rant… that I didn’t actually post… then a blog post… that I didn’t actually publish… then as a comic… which seemed about as subtle as a hammer to the knuckles, but sometimes you gotta use your platform for something besides fart jokes, right?

Comic: Head Overconfidence

This is Pi Day #054

“Don’t get cocky, kid!” -Han Solo

When I was ten, I used some rope and a piece of lumber from the garage to turn my BMX bike into a super glider. With a strapped crosswise to the frame of my bike, the plan was to bike to the top of a nearby hill and, pedaling as fast as I could, achieve flight, the dream of every pre-teen boy, as I floated gracefully above the rooftops.

Not understanding even the most basic aspects of aerodynamics, I felt pretty bad when all the adults laughed me out of business before I’d even tried… probably a good idea in the era before mandatory helmet laws.

The worst that the Kid attempts is attempting out-ride her father on our many neighbourhood cycling jaunts. It’s still early days, I suppose, but a few choice falls lately have knocked her down a peg or two. And I think she’s probably a bit smarter than her old man ever was, anyhow.

Comic: Rewind Button

This is Pi Day #052

One of the challenges of writing these comics is that often I’ll stumble across one of those father-daughter situations that is cringe-worthy, eye-roll-inducing, and the exact kinda moment when you want to follow it up with a lecture. Case-in-point: we were watching TV, and (a) she got a little frustrated that I wasn’t flipping as efficiently as she would have liked through the adverts and (b) when I did start flipping she abruptly decided that she wanted to see one of those adverts.

Why?

Adverts are funny I guess.

She didn’t grow up forced to watch every single one, I guess.

She has a magic wand with numbered buttons that allows her to freeze and reverse time at her whim, I guess.

Life don’t work that way for everything, kid. Remember that.