Monday, 17 December 2018

That time of year again

Regular readers - all five of you - will know that I like to do the occasional comic homage to my good pal, Dave. When I do, I try to draw him in the style of his fabulous and long-running movie review comic, "And yet I blame Hollywood", rather than as another woodland creature.

Dave, as you may recall, has always been a great supporter of my kooky artistic and creative projects, and helped set up this website for DOAS so I could get Squirrel out of my head and out into the World Wide Web. Thanks again, Dave!

Today's comic homage also premieres Dave's husband, Dave, also drawn in the style of AYIBH. 

Welcome to DOAS, Dave! And welcome back, Dave!

P.S. Addendum to this post, later the same day: Interested readers may like to hop on over to Dave's horror movie review blog, Bloody Terror, directly to his post about exactly this very topic posted here titled "This Fucking Movie". Yes, go!

Friday, 30 November 2018

Doctor of Philosophy

Here we go with the fourth, and last, of my comic submissions, and third, and last, accepted for publication in the online version of the esteemed national medical journal, the CMAJ. 

I hope the readers of this fine journal have enjoyed the antics of Squirrel and Dr. Katz as much as I enjoyed dipping into the world of Graphic Medicine.

Where will Squirrel and the gang turn up next?

Sunday, 25 November 2018

Today's' post is yet another comic that was submitted to, accepted by, and published in the online edition of the national medical journal, CMAJ, as Graphic Medicine in its Humanities section (please see the last two posts for one other accepted comic, and a sadly rejected comic). 

And once again, you, my dear five regular readers, can read the full comic right here, without a CMA membership or CMAJ online subscription!

Das schmecht gut, nein?

Friday, 23 November 2018

Career conundrum

Continuing with the Graphic Medicine mini-series, "Squirrel and Dr. Katz in...", today's post was accepted and published by the esteemed medical journal (online version only, but still...), CMAJ in October, 2018. 

Previously only available to those with CMA memberships or subscriptions to the online version of CMAJ, now it's available to all three readers of this webcomic blog too (hi, Mom!). 

What's more, the CMAJ online publication contained a wee spelling mistake that I only noticed too late, that has been corrected for the publication here.


Sunday, 18 November 2018

Music therapy

This is the first in a mini-series called, "Squirrel and Dr. Katz in ...". These four comics were submitted to the esteemed medical journal, CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) under the guise of Graphic Medicine, and to make a long story short, three of the four were accepted and published in the online journal in three instalments this fall.

Today's instalment, "Music therapy", was the sole rejection. However, the rejection email (everything's electronic these days, so I will have to print it out if I want to melodramatically wallpaper my walls with rejection letters) was wonderful in its own way, providing valuable feedback and praise, despite the rejection. All in all, it has been a great learning experience for this budding cartoonist and a thrill to get a (electronic) publication!

Who knows where Squirrel will end up next? The Journal of Rheumatology? The Canadian Orthopedic Surgery Journal? GUT? Stay tuned!