Comic: Spring Cleanup

This is Pi Day #048

I don’t want to start getting all preachy in this comic. I mean, I know whenever someone builds themselves a platform there is always gonna be that moment when bits of your own personal ideologies can’t help but slurp up onto the stage there with you. But here we are… pick up your garbage? Don’t litter. How political of me huh?

Well, I couldn’t have been prouder. This comic was inspired by a conversation earlier in the week when the (real) kid, contrary to her cartoon counterpart’s obliviousness to the plight, told me that her and her school friends had won the golden garbage can award at her school because (apparently) they had used their recess (on their own initiative, I understand) to pick up spring trash in the school yard.

I think that deserves me bumping this Saturday strip up a week or two in the rotation… and possibly risking a bit of a preachy tone, to boot, no?

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Comic: Riddikulusly Loyal

This is Pi Day #047

It turns out that the book of magic was useless. The author had failed to run a spell check.

Once again, the pure and complete worship of Harry Potter manifests in our house as another comic-able moment. I mean, how dare I insinuate for even a second that other forms of literature, books that might perhaps be worth reading some day, well… that they exist!

Comic: Expressive Arts

This is Pi Day #046

I feel like she really connected on an emotional level.

I don’t have much to say about this strip that isn’t obvious from the gag… uh… kids are emotional sometimes. So are adults. But I’d be using much different large bold words to illustrate that and then your favourite indie web comic would no longer be a family-friendly indie web comic.

Speaking of large bold words, astute readers may have noticed that I’ve been adding some sound effects into the comics lately. I will admit that my inspiration for this tactic is leaning on a number of sources, but the idea really gelled when I was perusing some old MAD magazines. Now to be clear, I am keenly aware that my own HAHAHs and GAHHHS are not nearly as clever as his classic GARKs and BLOOTs, but if you like I were a fan of Don Martin‘s gag strips groaning up you’ll (hopefully) see a bit of homage a’la my own personal fromage-y take on this style.

Plus, with a ten year old as one of my main characters, I’m really finding that expressive cartooning needs an outlet.

Comic: Freestyle Boredom

This is Pi Day #045

Just add water.

I’ve had a waterlogged brain as of late. Both the kid and I, though separately, used to do a lot more swimming. She was in a club. I just love the water. Recently, due largely to the length and uncooperative nature of winter … spring … the weather this year, I’ve taken back to the pool for some cross-training.

Lanes!

Swimming laps!

Fitness!

Or as the Kid calls it: “dad … I’ll swim some with you … until I get bored and need a fun break!”

The other reason swimming is getting into my brain, sitting in the crook of my ear canal making little squootching noises so that no matter what way you turn your head, rocking your neck, twisting and contorting to try and get it to drain but it never wants to drizzle out and … I digress.

As this comic drops we’ll actually be at the pool stating another season of swim club. I’ll be fully dressed, probably using my phone to post this very comic strip to instagram and facebookhint hint, nudge nudge — but the kid will be doing the laps.

Fun, indeed.