Friday, 26 May 2017

Oh no

Bonus comic time!

This a both a true story and fan art for the fabulous comic  Webcomic Name . Otherwise known as the "oh no" comic, as the final third panel always ends with the blob protagonist saying, wistfully, "oh no". It's a great comic -  simple, but always spot on. 

So when I saw that there was a fan art competition for it on the Twitter a while ago, I planned to heartily participate. I mean, who is more appropriate to participate in a 3-panel comic contest that ends with an "oh no" than Squirrel? 

Except I forgot. 

I guess with my regular comics, my obsessive 100-crow painting project (see it here  if you are interested, I am at #94), some minor life crises and my overreactions to them, plus my day job, it just slipped my mind. Which ain't what it used to be. But then, what is?

Oh no.



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Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Obsessions - Goodnight Moon

Who isn't obsessed with the classic children's book, Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown (pictures by Clement Hurd)? It was such a big part of my childhood that I made sure I raised my child on it too. Now there are two generations of us squirrels who need to hear about a comb and a brush and a bowl of mush to go to bed.
Hush!

P.s. Late addendum 13 hours post-posting: I *just* found out that today is, coincidentally, Margaret Wise Brown's birthday! I feel more connected to this gem of a book than ever. I think I've spent so much time with it that it is woven into my DNA. Happy birthday, MWB!

Friday, 19 May 2017

Happy birthday!

Hey, it's the official 2nd birthday of this webcomic today! Happy birthday to Squirrel and the gang! I hope you've enjoyed reading these comics almost as much as I've enjoyed making them. Here's to many more!

As for today's comic, there's a backstory (of course!). When I was a teenager, I had a so-called friend who always said I was "book smart" but not "street smart". I would get teased for being a good student with high marks, but kind of out of it. So for my 16th birthday, she gave me this card:


Which had this on the inside:




Hilarious, right? We all had a good laugh, including me. Except that, i didn't get it. I pretend laughed with everyone, thinking, what's so funny? We're not even eating lunch? I'm not exaggerating when I say that the actual joke of it didn't hit me until years later, long after the friendship finally fizzled, and the irony was too much to bear.

So in honour of the birthday card that was more appropriate than the sender even realized, here's today's birthday comic. Happy birthday to a out to lunch squirrel and creator!