Hippo’s Brain Surgery, 2013
Panel 5: what every woman I have met feels like they look like after not shaving their legs for a week.
At which point, chronologically, we return to page 1 to finish the conversation.
If anyone is curious about how to fight people who can read your mind I also have two novels written on the subject. It is… a concern of mine.
Chapter 8! Updating 2-3 times a week! For at least a few more chapters!
I got crushed by a creative english major B.A. thesis (I had to draw 18 pages in 4 weeks— 4 weeks!) so I lost all ability to update tumblr =(
And of course, thanks to lydiallama and baileyeverywhere for keeping me company and playing me music while I finished my B.A.
My brother and I often talk about Nedroid. Our theory is that the brilliance is that each panel after the first panel is a punch line, and each punch line is funnier than the last.
“I hate spring cleaning”: Four words, all the setup he needs.
“Past Reginald made this mess. Make him clean it up”: a somewhat funny punchline. Our love of Reginald and the whiny voice we read it in adds to the humor.
[Reginald finds a pizza]: Blisteringly hilarious. Note his blank-eyed contentment, his unpunctual surprise, the obliteration of his bad mood over a pizza slice.
But the tour de force is when we discover that Reginald has multiple slices of pizza under his couch cushions. Clark kept pounding on the joke until he got something much funnier than the original premise. It ties back to Reginald’s bad eating habits (see his previous love for pizza! See the fridge full of butter! See it and weep while you laugh!). Best of all, he is putting the cushion back on the couch, happy with his discovery, setting himself up for a new, slightly more stale discovery in the near future.
The cover to Affect’s Eve. Click through to read it. Or come by the Chicago Zine Fest tomorrow and pick up a copy. I’m printing up like, three. I don’t like printing.