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22 March 2019

We'll all get by alright


Another true story. The figure on the left is one I drew for an earlier comic and copied into this one, while the figure on the right was drawn with today's level of motor control. Luckily for me, I've been preparing for days like these with lots of reusable parts, handwriting fonts so I can type the dialogue instead of trying to hand-letter it, and adaptive user interfaces with my computer.

21 March 2019

Brain farm


  The day before yesterday, I posted a comic about a person's brain not letting them sleep. That was inspired by a story that is all too real.
  Yesterday I inadvertently demonstrated just how harmful the lack of sleep is (plus chronic pain and bunch of other health stuff) by 1) struggling to think the word 'equinox' and not immediately type 'solstice' (which I managed to fix before too many people saw my mistake) and 2) thinking "11,000 years ago" as a rough approximation of when some ancient people were making giant stone circles...and then typing "eleven centuries ago", which I didn't realize until the middle of the night was off by a zero.
  It's frustrating being chronically ill in both body and brain. For most of my life, I've done most of my living inside my own head. Knowledge—especially obscure knowledge—has always been one of my favorite things. But the past few years have forced me to slowly start coming to terms with the sad fact that my own cognitive capacity is no longer reliable from day to day or hour to hour. It's a slow process. It's grieving on an installment plan.
  I have no intention of stopping my years-long streak of daily comics until I absolutely cannot continue. But just...please know that the terrain I'm navigating is hazardous and unfamiliar, the pitfalls nearly invisible. Don't stop pointing out errors when I make them, please! I believe more than ever that it is better to be corrected than to falsely feel correct. Just please also be patient with me as I'm also learning to be patient with myself.

20 March 2019

Monumental movements


"The world is full of important-seeming things that we don't really understand, so let's make art about it" is one of the most relatable thought processes demonstrated by ancient people.

19 March 2019

Hyposomniac hypotheticals


Folks, we joke around and have a good time here, but make no mistake: my brain and I are mortal enemies.

18 March 2019

Show me a sign


Pictured: a reenactment of a scene that takes place inside my head multiple times a day.
The subject of today's Remake Monday was first posted on 20 March 2015.

14 March 2019

No resemblances


What a rude little ground blob.

Here's one of those occasional plugs for my other web presences: 
(twitter.com/CrustaceanSngls) / (facebook.com/crustaceansingles) / (instagram.com/crustaceansingles) / (patreon.com/crustaceansingles {some of the extras there are for patrons only, but others are free!}) / (https://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/crustaceansingles-daily-posting/list?title_no=194751).
Next time one of the giant platforms of the internet goes down, you know where to find me.

10 March 2019

Wizards of the Corn part VI


(Yeah, I know the title at the top says "part V", but it really is part VI. I got even less sleep than usual last night and can barely see straight, so whatever.)

09 March 2019

The real treasure


In retrospect, that decision may not have been in my best interest.
[PS: Wizards of the Corn VI is coming tomorrow. That's a promise. Or, if you hate that series, that's a threat.]

03 March 2019

02 March 2019

27 February 2019

Familiar and friendly (Wizards of the Corn part V)


Companions on the journey.
(Wizards of the Corn part V; catch up on parts I–IV by going back to the comics posted from Feb. 20–23.)

26 February 2019

Communing


...And just between you and me, try to tone down the desperation. You're embarrassing yourself.

25 February 2019

Strategic planning


The subject of today's Remake Monday was posted on 23 February 2014.And apparently earlier, too, but nobody cares enough for that to be worth tracking down.

23 February 2019

The possum transforms


Wizards of the Corn, part IV: the possum transforms
(BTW, if this weird little series isn't really your thing, I have good news: although I'll be continuing it in the near future, the parts will be more spaced out after today. I'll post "normal" comics most days.)

22 February 2019

Strange things are occurring


Something strange is occurring here...
—Wizards of the Corn part III—
(By the way, I do plan to continue this story, and part IV will probably come tomorrow, but then I think I'll space them out a bit more between my more typical one-offs.)

21 February 2019

What now?


So what happens now? 
(Now that the land chose me to become a wizard of the corn through the sign of the corn on the blob, that is.)
[Wizards of the Corn II]

20 February 2019

the Corn on the Blob in its full glory


Earlier today, I posted a comic about an ominous form of corn morphology. But there was so much going on in the scene that the agricultural item in question couldn't be shown in a large size or with much detail. That's been bugging me all day, so here is the Corn on the Blob in its full, vaguely menacing glory.

The sign of the corn


A few people wanted to see the "corn on the blob" I mentioned yesterday. While I could have just posted a picture of the titular blob, I had a hard time resisting the urge to dig a little deeper.

19 February 2019

Apology letter

Author's note: What does it mean? I won't pretend to know exactly. I've been even less lucid than usual so far today, and it was either this comic or an even vaguer idea involving the words "corn on the blob". I'm going back to bed.

15 February 2019

Thanks anyway, items


No, I haven't read the book or seen the show. This is all thanks to basic cultural osmosis and its relentless annexation of my brain cells.

09 February 2019

Admirable accomplishment


Wow, I bet this guy is able to converse comfortably on several fascinating subjects.

07 February 2019

Surpassing specificity


Great-grandmother Agnes started this store with a vision. 
Unfortunately for her descendants, it was an extremely specific vision.

06 February 2019

Find joy in every conscious moment


"It only works if you discover it for yourself," I tell them. 
The hardest part is keeping a straight face.

04 February 2019

Profundity


Fun fact: this remake of a 2015 comic uses six distinct typefaces that I made myself, all of which are less than a year old.

(The subject of today's Remake Monday was first posted on 04 February 2015.)