Drawn by Me, Inspired by Bob

My boyfriend’s friend Bob wrote a story about discovering a pirate ship in his land-locked, frozen-over hometown. When he read me the part about delving deep with in the ship and rummaging through the rum, this is the image that popped in my head:

Misconstruing Pirate

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Couldn’t Stay Off the Birdwire

Last year about this time I was trying to read a dry old tome about writing and drawing comic strips, which I soon ditched for Scott McLeod’s much flashier Making Comics. The dry old tome did have one good bit of advice though: stay off the desert island. That is, don’t gravitate toward over-used settings, scenarios, or plots. Well, I managed to stay off the desert island all this time, but then I felt the tug of that old cliched birdwire. No one is perfect in comics, least of all me!

Birdwire Dissent

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Shakespeare vs. Seamonster

Sorry it’s been so long since my last Shakespeare post. You can catch up on the rest of the story (so far) at these links: https://pezcita.wordpress.com/2013/03/17/jay-finds-a-starving-artist-or-the-twelfth-night-strikes-again/ , https://pezcita.wordpress.com/2013/03/24/all-in-character-now-or-shakespeare-chooses-at-setting/ , https://pezcita.wordpress.com/2013/03/31/shakespeare-invents-a-new-genre-or-only-the-stumped-survive/ , https://pezcita.wordpress.com/2013/04/18/shakespeare-didnt-do-his-homework-or-the-great-bandaide-boondoggle/ , https://pezcita.wordpress.com/2013/09/28/the-shakespeare-saga-continues/

Look for more entries coming soon!

Seamonster Shakespear 1Shakespear Seamonster 2Shakespear Seamonster 3Seamonster Shakespear 4Shakespear Seamonster 5Seamonster Shakespear 6

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Mondern Treats Musings

Om Nom Nunchucks

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Short on Gas and Well Under the Radar

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Winter’s Aftermath: The Newscast

My boyfriend and I are playing with the sense of relief everybody feels after a wrathful winter such as the one we just had. Sadly not the best lighting, but we gave it our all with the script. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbHJa9Xkhpo

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Library Gets the Long Form

(Disclaimer: The following conversation did NOT happen at the small, residential-area library where I work. At least it didn’t happen word for word. Sure would be funny if it did though.)


Ring! Ring!

Good afternoon Win . . .

Hi, this is Ms. Longform with the U.S. Census. How many people live at this address?

None. This is a . . .

None? How many people frequent the address?

Well, ten staff members, eight Friends, six board members, and hundreds of patrons.

But nobody lives there?

No. This . . .

How many bathrooms do you have?

Four. This is . . .

How many computers do you have?

Sixteen. This is a . . .

Library computer users

Wow! So sixteen computers, four bathrooms, dozens of people in and out every day, and nobody lives there?

That’s right. This is a library.

A li-berry?


Winnebago Library

Does this mean the hootinanny’s off?

‘Fraid so.


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