Friday, 22 September 2017

Self checkout

I always feel a little guilty using the self check out, like I'm helping usher in a new era of technology replacing humans. I wonder if the remaining human check out workers are secretly thinking this when they see someone at the self check out, or kind of relieved.

Monday, 11 September 2017

Something's in the water

Diary of a Squirrel is so current - today's post is pulled from last week's headlines!

Thanks to CBC News for this story - irresistible for comicking!

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

And yet I blame Hollywood - a tribute

Today's comic is based on, and dedicated to, the comic "And yet I blame Hollywood" by my dear friend, Dave Stewart. You can find it in the pages of The Buzz, PEI's monthly entertainment and current events paper. Dave also has a horror movie blog, Bloody Terror. And he recently edited a compilation of horror fiction, Fear from a Small Place.

Dave is not only a good friend, but the guy who helped get me started in the comics biz, so I like to thank him every now and then.

Dave is not only the guy who got me into comics, but a great cartoonist himself, and I loved his monthly Hollywood movie review comic even before I met him. I have long wanted to do a crossover tribute comic.

"Arrival" wasn't a bad movie. In fact, it was a pretty good movie. Lots of reviewers I admire said it was the best movie of 2016. But it really did "borrow" a great deal from "Slaughterhouse Five", and I can't believe it was a coincidence, and to not acknowledge that, well, I think it was a pretty Hollywoody move. Also, the movie, in general, had a lot of Hollywoody, big budget elements. I rewatched the incredibly humble, low-budget film adaptation of "Slaughterhouse Five" after watching "Arrival" and still adored it.

Anyway, this one's for Dave. And Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

Oops, I did it again!

I thought of this comic weeks ago, then I posted it today, and then I went for a jog and thought of a better ending. Oh well. Think of it as a "choose your own adventure" and pick your favourite ending!

Monday, 21 August 2017

Total eclipse of the squirrel

I wasn't going to do a total eclipse comic, but I couldn't resist when I saw how excited everyone got about it.

So get your DIY pinhole camera ready and enjoy safely.