Archive for the ‘Comics’ Category

Google Translate

October 13, 2010
Reasons I have used Google Translate: Looking for comical mistranslations (50%); Trying to teach myself a foreign language using statistical methods (30%); Listening to the German speech synth (5%); Attempting to figure out how Google parses language (10%); Learning to say "my hovercraft is full of eels" in every language (5%); Translating a foreign webpage into English (0%)

It would be interesting if Google kept track of how many of its translation queries are for "My hovercraft is full of eels."

A switch must have flipped in my brain last night because I woke up with three comic ideas in my head.  Guess it’s time to start drawing again.  Or flying south, I’m not sure which.



July 22, 2010
Hal: "Weird! my computer's only letting me open files from the command line!  I think I might have a virus." Leeroy: "Is it... TERMINAL? Ahahaha" Hal: "Go away before I bash you."

I may have just written a very nerdy comic.

There Are Several Kinds Of Oil

July 19, 2010
Hal: "What are you doing, Jenkins?" Jenkins: "Oh hey, Hal, I was just pouring oil on myself in solidarity with my friends in the Gulf." Hal: "This is canola oil." Jenkins: "Oh.  So?" Hal: "So in your attempt to protest the destructive hubris of humanity, you have inadvertently rendered yourself delicious." Jenkins: "Pepper?"

Canola oil is significantly more delicious than crude.

Hourly Comics 1

July 11, 2010

8:00 AM: Bartholemew: "What is your take on illegal immigration?" Leeroy: "Everyone should have equal rights as citizens of the Internet." 9:00 AM: Leeroy: "Grading math for my summer job.  These middle-schoolers are teaching me some good geometry." 10:00 AM: Computer: "Hey, it's Basil.  Want to join my band?" Hal: "/type YES!  Do you need a kazooist?"11:00 AM: Hal: "I am swearing off linguistic prescriptivism!  From now on, if you can communicate, that's good enough for me!" Leeroy: "That's generous of you!" Hal: "Not really.  I only did it to justify learning Na'vi." 1:00 PM Bartholemew: "My pencil jar is full of dust!  What the heck, pencil jar?"2:00 PM: Bartholemew: "Want to take a hike?" Hal: "Anything that requires sunscreen is pure masochism." Bartholemew: "So, no?" Hal: "Nah, I'll come.  I need something to blog about." Hal: "Hey, look, some humans." Bartholemew: "Act like wildlife, maybe they'll feed us."4:00 PM: Jenkins: "Am I hungry or tired? I can't tell.  I feel tired so I'm probably thirsty."

Father’s Day 2010

July 10, 2010
Leeroy: "I was going to draw you something for a Father's Day card, but then I realized that all images are symbols, a level of abstraction removed from reality, and therefore an inadequate substitute for it." Bartholemew: "Uh huh..." Leeroy: "So here's a hug." Bartholemew: "I see the time you spend on esoteric philosophy is not entirely wasted."

Can it be?  Has Moss actually returned to life?

I can’t promise to update MWF this summer because I actually have a day job, but I’ll post when I have time.  The reason there haven’t been updates recently is that I’ve been writing a play, which may one day be posted on this site.  So stay tuned.  I haven’t given up yet.

Classy Friday

May 14, 2010
Moss Comic #whatever: Drake: "BRAAAAP" Drake: "Mmm...whipped cream.  Burps that taste like what I ate remind me that the universe is internally consistent."

Drake finds wonder in the little things.

Maslow’s Hierarchy

May 12, 2010
Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs: Physiological Safety Love/Belonging Esteem Self-actualization [Arrow pointing into self-actualization: "Talking about Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs"

We live in a situation of privilege

The Narrator

May 10, 2010

The Narrator Always Wins: #11 "I don't even know what I'm drawing" Webcomics don't have to be great. They just have to be good enough. People on the internet will look at anything. "Who are you?" The narrator. "Okay."

Street People

May 2, 2010
Bartholemew: "Uh-oh... street people. I bet they're asking for money." Drake: "Don't make eye contact don't make eye contact" "Hey, he's not making eye contact! After him!" Bartholemew and Drake: "Crap! Run!" "Just because you can't see us doesn't mean we don't exist!!!" Surprise ending: The street people are actually ghosts. "I suppose that last statement could be interpreted multiple ways."

This is just silly.

Med School

April 29, 2010

Medical school was not as rigorous as he had hoped it would be.  They still had to use their hands and eyes and other imperfect parts of the imperfect human body.  "I am so friggin sleep deprived"