Thursday, November 29, 2007


Sorry I missed posting last week. Although I promise no definitive posting schedule, I endeavor to give you all at least one comic a week.

Originally I only had the first three panels for the comic and I was trying to figure out a good word that would be considered highly offensive in Mathland. However, paradox eventually lost out to the sound used to bleep bad words. Which is really much worse then any curse word I know. The particular definition of inflammatory words usually takes a back seat to the punctuating effect of the language, which the bleep sound conveys exceptionally well. It also allows the listener to pick the curse word they feel is most appropriate for the sentence. What goes in blank is logically bound by the worse thing the listeners filthy mind already has rolling around in there. Makes me wish George Carlin wrote mad lib books.

Friday, November 16, 2007

In Which Sarah's Hair it Suddenly 8 Inches Longer

DDR stands for Dance Dance Revolution. I've had a couple people not know that, so I'm adding the information here.

Jim - "What's DDR?"
Me - "Dance Dance Revolution"
Jim - "Oh.... [pause] oh, that's a much worse image than I was thinking of."

I'm still working on the final form for the characters. I got the heads about where I want them, but I'm still tinkering with the body proportions. Which is why Dart seems to be expanding across the panels. I blame any future inconsistence on this as well.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

In Lieu of a Joke

So, this is a joke about my own failure. I thought it would really funny to have Paul dressed as a pirate, so I drew that. And, then I couldn't construct a joke around it. I hang my head in shame.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

No Dude Bee'd Goes Unpunished

I'm not entirely happy with the expressions on Paul's face. I tried quite a few different things, but none was exactly right.

Monday, November 5, 2007

The Barter System

So, I'm trying out a new font. I'm open to opinions. Somehow I must have installed it wrong, because it doesn't have lower case letters. Luckily, I don't really use those. I have a couple others I might try as well.

Alright, that's my last self referencing comic for a long time. (But, no promises.)

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Trust Me, He Deserves It

It occurred to me when I finished this comic that from what we've seen of Allen so far he might not have deserved the bees. Calling them 'Simples' earlier, though a strongly condescending term in Mathland, might not seem to warrant a 'Seinfeld Surprise'. For the moment, I entreat you all to trust that it's a just action and enjoy the comic from that stand point. You can change your opinion later if Allen doesn't prove to be the asshole I envision him as.

P.S. - How the hell do you indent in a blog post?

Friday, November 2, 2007

Paul's Transcendental Crisis

Here's another installment from Mathworld. I apologize if any of the words in today's comic make your head hurt. They make John's head hurt too. Technically the only math here not covered in high school is the Fermat point, but it's not the high school math that was ever useful anywhere else.

Next, Allen (the Awesome-gon) shows his face again.

P.S. - I haven't given up on my hand drawn characters, they just take a little longer. I should have one up next week.