(The proper response: “It’ll have to come out.”)

Enjoy. Things get ugly at level 13.

If you want to stay young at heart, you have to start by choosing the proper reading material.

Comic for 02-02-04

I dedicate today’s comic to my UPS device, without which the storm that knocked out the power to my ‘puter would have left me a sobbing mess.

This is an interesting webcomic experiment. It’s not quite animated, but it’s not exactly static either.

Comic for 02-04-04

Is this a comic I see before me?

I enjoyed Mr. Doctorow’s first literary gift, so here’s hoping the latest is just as good.

Comic for 02-06-04

Sometimes I ponder getting a rabbit just so I’d have something to reference when I’m drawing comics like today’s.

(No, that’s not a typo.)

Methinks this comic is made by a kindred spirit.

I totally swiped this link from the site I mentioned yesterday.

Comic for 02-09-04

I finally got to do a comic that uses speed lines.

Not all rabbits are cute and smartly dressed.

Comic for 02-11-04

At long last, the comic is up.

Journal comics are all the rage these days.

Comic for 02-13-04

Whee! 150 comics (151, if you count the Christmas bonus strip).

In honor of Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d share one of my favorite poems:

Annabel Lee

by Edgar Allan Poe 

It was many and many a year ago, 
    In a kingdom by the sea, 
That a maiden there lived whom you may know 
    By the name of ANNABEL LEE;-- 
And this maiden she lived with no other thought 
    Than to love and be loved by me.

She was a child and I was a child, 
    In this kingdom by the sea, 
But we loved with a love that was more than love-- 
    I and my Annabel Lee-- 
With a love that the winged seraphs of heaven 
    Coveted her and me.

And this was the reason that, long ago, 
    In this kingdom by the sea, 
A wind blew out of a cloud by night 
    Chilling my Annabel Lee; 
So that her high-born kinsman came 
    And bore her away from me, 
To shut her up in a sepulchre 
    In this kingdom by the sea.

The angels, not half so happy in Heaven, 
    Went envying her and me:-- 
Yes! that was the reason (as all men know, 
    In this kingdom by the sea) 
That the wind came out of a cloud, chilling 
    And killing my Annabel Lee.

But our love it was stronger by far than the love 
    Of those who were older than we-- 
    Of many far wiser than we- 
And neither the angels in Heaven above, 
    Nor the demons down under the sea, 
Can ever dissever my soul from the soul 
    Of the beautiful Annabel Lee:--

For the moon never beams without bringing me dreams 
    Of the beautiful Annabel Lee; 
And the stars never rise but I see the bright eyes 
    Of the beautiful Annabel Lee; 
And so, all the night-tide, I lie down by the side 
Of my darling, my darling, my life and my bride, 
    In her sepulchre there by the sea-- 
    In her tomb by the side of the sea.

I probably should have mentioned this yesterday, but there’s a big “Blind Date” dealie going on over at Comixpedia. For the next few days, they’ll be posting Valentine’s-Day-themed comics created by randomly-matched webcartoonists (some well-known, others…not).

I don’t know why they decided to drag it out for so long, instead of just posting them all on V-Day itself, but I’m sure they’ve got their reasons.

Comic for 02-16-04

After you read today’s comic, you might want to check out this one. I’m thinking there might be a whole genre of “bus stop” comics out there.

“Chopping Block” is (like most good things) not for the faint of heart.

Comic for 02-18-04

I must’ve gone through four or five different versions of today’s comic before settling on the one that I did (and I’m still not all that happy with it).

…keeps the…uh…I got nothing. Just go check out this comic.

Comic for 02-20-04

If you haven’t noticed, everyone in the comic practices seat belt safety.

If you think my comic’s a little on the small side, take a look at this one.

Any webcomic featuring both a robot and a sheep warrants a closer look.

Comic for 02-23-04

I almost made a White Stripes joke in today’s comic, but prudently decided against it.

If Achewood were a person, it would be the sort that lounges around in a silk robe and pajamas, martini in hand.

Comic for 02-25-04

Today’s comic was filmed in front of a live studio audience.

I’m not generally a fan of the “ripped video game sprites” genre, but these movies are friggin’ epic.

Comic for 02-27-04

The title of today’s comic pretty much says it all.

This is another one of those webcomics that hasn’t been around very long, but shows promise all the same (so hopefully it’ll stick around longer than the cartoonist’s earlier comics did).

Not by me, mind you, but by M.E..