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30 March 2019

GREAT NEWS



GOOD THING I GOT EXTRA BATTERIES TOO WOULDN'T WANT THIS BABY TO BE OUT OF COMMISSION FOR EVEN A MOMENT

28 March 2019

Cheers to that


[Edit: I scribbled this idea into my notebook in the middle of the night while unable to sleep. So you can thank my chronic pain and madness for bringing you such genius.]

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