Archive for February, 2011

Back of the Envelope – #24 – Oscar Watch

February 28, 2011

Trying a new way to post these Zucker suckers. Much more clear, no?


Song: Inspire Words (Parody)

February 24, 2011

This is a parody of Katy Perry’s Firework

Do you ever feel like the lyrics in
A song can lift you
Up and cause you alarm

Do you ever feel, message so thin
Like a bunch of words
So trite, no deep meaning

Do you ever feel already in a heap
Of sunny imagery
But no one seems to think too deep

Do you know that there’s still dials to turn
Cause there’s more songs to learn

You just gotta open your ears
And let you hear
Just own the sound
Use a verb and a noun

Cause baby these are Inspire Words
Come on pep ’em up with the worst
Make ’em go “Oh, oh, oh!”
As you blab through the lines-ines-ines

Baby these are Inspire Words
Come on lift your spirits up
Make ’em go “Oh, oh, oh!”
Just do not think and analyze hard-ard-ard

If you need to fill some of the album space
Don’t be original, think of something new
Do what all female singers do and place
Single that looks on the brightside of you

Maybe these lyrics do some good for the fans
Ask Pink or Britney or Christina, who next takes a “stand”

Photography: Don’t Run Over Those Boats!

February 23, 2011

An unusual warning.

Back of the Envelope – #23 – I Need a Drink

February 21, 2011

Some fads I wish never died!

Hollow Oak University – #14 – The End of Life as We Know It

February 18, 2011

It’s been a while, hasn’t it? So long, I am not even going to link back to the comics that led to this epilogue. But I will sum it up: Chester wanted to create a robot (the jury’s still out on if he wanted to make it a killer robot or just one that has rude manners). Robot run amok as robots and ducks do. Berkeley fears for Bryn’s life, Chester fears for the robot’s mint condition, no one fears the Reaper. Bryn ends up placating the robot (named ED17) and giving it a voice. Which makes it misunderstood, not evil. Chester, as you can read in this strip, is none too please with this result.

So both Sean and I are preparing for the ends of our academic careers in our own separate ways. And separate schools. And separate states. But still, we are sharing this experience in common. He has a job lined up after he graduates (supposedly, he has many offers on the table). I have, let me check, no current offers on the table or on the floor. Which is a bummer. But I hear webcomicing pays well. Right? All those internet dollars.

Anyways, once we get back into the swing of things for Hollow Oak University, you will see the return of the short stories that fill out the spaces and corners of that universe. I have a few saved up, but am in no rush to publish them currently. Hopefully, this comic is the restart of something grand!

P.S. Ah, screw it, here’s a link to all the previous HOUs.


Photography: Beaches

February 16, 2011

A beach in Monterey, California

Back of the Envelope – #22 – Let’s Get Physical

February 14, 2011

Read this comic 20 times the first week, 40 times the second, and 60 times the third, and you will feel your funny muscles grow and tone.

Back of the Envelope – #21 – Sir, Johnny Depp on Line One…

February 7, 2011

Fear and Loathing on WordPress