I’ve been waiting a while for this. I still miss THE SWORD INTERVAL. There were more stories in there, I always thought. But THE BEEKEEPER’S TALE should be fun, too.
Tweet of the Day, This Is An Excellent Comic edition.
It’s the expression in that second to last panel that really sells it. Very Ren and Stimpy. Original here.
Rise of the Dawn of the Planet of the… [Comic] https://t.co/3SXhstFxCl pic.twitter.com/wNodCGhGoE
— Geeks are Sexy (@geeksaresexy) July 16, 2017
Quote of the Day, There Is Much About Parenting/Grandparenting In Here edition.
This is from the latest 3 Minute Max, which attempts to explain why updating has been so erratic lately:
Max-the-father had assumed that since he and his wife would be taking time off from work for the new baby, he’d have just oodles of free time to work on the comic. Bob-who-is-now-a-grandfather, grizzled with the experience of age, tried not to laugh directly in his face. And as Bob expected, there was no free time and even less sleep and all Max’s drawing stuff was packed away to make room for baby stuff and nine million relatives dropping by.
However, possibilities are being discussed involving certain grandparents (Bob and wife) who can not only babysit but have plenty of space for Max to set up a drawing area for comic work. So this will be attempted. Max will try bringing over the new offspring, hand her off to doting grandparents, and settle himself down for comic work while Gramps introduces the baby (codename Megumin) to the Path of Explosions.
Grandparents are a precious, precious resource. I so absolutely understand now the appeal of one of those mother-in-law apartments that you see in some houses. Also: Bob writes the comic, Max draws it. It’s nice to be able to share a hobby like that with your parents.
Webcomics page: updated!
And how very exciting that news is, I’m sure. Don’t mind me: I had a ridiculously late night last night. Sufficiently so that I’m half-debating not staying up until midnight, when Mass Effect: Andromeda presumably drops. Yes, I’m that tired.
All right. Time to update the webcomics page this weekend.
You can safely assume that, of the ones listed here from last year, Freefall, Daughter of the Lilies (hoo, yeah), and Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal are up on the list. Maybe Questionable Content, as it’s behaved itself since the Incident. Still haven’t decided. Oh, and Sword Interval and Miss Melee. Sing out if there are others.
[Weekend open thread.]
[I got really annoyed with what happened to a particular webcomic artist this week, but I can’t figure out how to write about it without breaking my own rules. This is as close as I can respectably get, I think. So, hey, how about the new Independence Day flick, huh?]
Webcomic Watch: Freefall.
If you are not reading Freefall, you should be. Ignore the fact that it has an uplifted wolf as a main character: it is a ridiculously sophisticated hard-SF webcomic that is in the middle of tackling the exceptionally ethically tricky question of sapient rights (both biological and mechanical). In a just world, it’d be syndicated and run in every daily paper.
PS: Yes, at some point I will update the Webcomics Page.
Updated the Webcomics page.
The request was made, and I’m honestly not that interested in doing anything more strenuous today than frying up that turkey skin. Which I did, with salt and butter. And it was good. So I updated the page.
OK, that made more sense in my head.
This is the Coolest Thing, for a given value of “Coolest Thing.” @shaenongarrity
Specifically, the Coolest Thing that is at the intersection of Kolchak – The Night Stalker; The X-Files; and Shaenon Garrity’s incredibly fun Monster of the Week webcomic (last link explains the tag line).
I am not saying that you have to be as enthusiastic as I am about Scully dressed as Kolchak; but if you plan to read this site very often then you probably should accept the fact that, yes, this is what I am all about. Continue reading This is the Coolest Thing, for a given value of “Coolest Thing.” @shaenongarrity
“Any day that I don’t learn a new thing…”
I actually essentially agree with this. For example, today I learned a couple of things about the nature of Teflon that should hopefully make it easier for me to maintain my pots for longer without destroying them. Every little bit helps when it comes to staving off the heat death of the universe.