Saturday, October 3, 2009

Rhetorical experimentation in comics

These comics don't really say much – I drew them as a kind of experiment with rhetorical and narrative devices.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Conversation with a dummy

For the longest time I've been toying with the possibility of moving into full on digital illustration with these comics and this is my first attempt at one of those. In case you're wondering, all previous comics on this blog have been illustrated old school style with dipping pens and Pelikan ink. I love ink and it feels like a tragedy of some sort to move into the purely digital realm. Still, the time-saving capabilities of digital are hard to ignore. There are pros and cons all over the place.

Monday, August 3, 2009

IT does non-sequitur

Not everything has to make sense.


The futurometer

I think we all invent the future...

The movers and golf.

Suspend disbelief. Thanks.

A question of tomorrow...

Jack Mills

The character of Jack Mills is based on a fried of mine whose name isn't really Jack Mills. In real life Jack would never use an obscene word like verisimilitude. Thank goodness.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Past, future, present...

Once I heard Andrew Fellows from L'Abri in London talk about the sacrament of the present moment. One of the facets of his talk that really struck me was how easily we all tend to disconnect ourselves from the present moment – the only moment in which we have contact with reality – because of how we spend our energies considering our pasts and futures. However, as is indicated by Normal's tripping over a rock, it's also pretty remarkable that we can't really escape the present moment entirely. 

When the rain starts to clear

Joke glasses and shark bait

Monday, May 4, 2009

Check out ... Lonely Schnozz

Just in case you wanna see some other really cool comics, check out Tyron Love's fantastic 'Lonely Schnozz' page. I'm sure it'll inspire you as much as it does me. Hopefully I'll get my act together and post some more of my own creations online soon. Until then...

Monday, April 20, 2009

Perception etc.

This idea – that we do not see the world the way it is, but rather the way we are – has heavily influenced the way I've come to look at the world over the past while. I constantly notice how pride, vanity and all sorts of other vices seem to block our abilities to encounter the truth as it really is rather than as we wish it was. Someone suggested to me the other day that they think most people operate out of a desire to be right, rather than out of a desire to do what is right. And it is because of this that most people are in chains – trapped by their own limited views and opinions on reality. I really hope that I'm not one of them. I really, really hope ...