Sunday, November 15, 2020

Begonia, Zombie Secretary: The Quest

one-page comic story, beginning with an elegant oval cameo representation of Begonia (the zombie secretary) in a 19th century hairdo.  in the subsequent panels she stalks through a moonlit night groaning "love" - her tongue hangs out, her hands grope in front of her, and she is wearing a nice cocktail gown and heels.  She comes to a city at last, the lights twinkling in the trees, the stars twinkling overhead.  "Loooove"   she moans, and eventually comes to a building with a sign reading "Date Night: 7-9 pm."  Eagerly she opens the door and stalks inside where a large room is filled with small tables with numbers on them.  A man sitting alone at table #13 turns to see her, smiles, and waves at her.  She stops midword. "Lov-" and stares at him. then she shouts "Brains!" and pounces on him, tipping the table, the chair, and the man, and she eats his brains.  in the last scene she wanders off down a moonlit highway groaning "looooove......"
a piquant, trenchant, touching comment on our own ability to shoot ourselves in the foot. Or maybe it's just a zombie love story.


Saturday, October 10, 2020

Please Vote


Thanks to the USPS and City Clerk, absentee ballots are counted!

Badge designed by Marcela Pasos


Sunday, August 09, 2020

Shark Half-Fortnight draws to a close: Speaking of Bait....

We close out the Shark Half-Fortnight by easing up a little on our shark addiction, and looking at shark's pelagic pal, the Octopus!  or in this case, the Octopus and the Hero - a tale worthy of Chaucer, perchance?

Saturday, August 01, 2020

Shark Half Fortnight: Tragedy Strikes at the Linnaean Society Picnic

The Linneaean Society of London is a learned society dedicated to Taxonomy, the correct naming of all species.
Members of the Linnaean Society - scientific naming of all species by taxonomy -  are picnicking at the beach. The members of the Linnaean society leap to their feet yelling at a swimmer, "Look out!  Carcharodon Carcharias!"  and the swimmer shouts back, "What?" as a shark sneaks up behind him.

Monday, May 18, 2020

4 Things Yogis Worry About

Yogi #1: thinking "please don't say it in sanskrit, please don't say it in sa-" and the teacher says "Dho mukha svanasana."  Yogi #2: doing the back bend Camel Pose, thinking, "What if i can't get back up?"  Yogi #3 speaking for several people in class who are all examining different bits of their bodies, "Teacher? We don't actually know what a sacrum is."  Yogi #4: doing a downward dog pose, thinking "This" (is what we worry about) as a tiny fart escapes.

What Makes A City Livable?

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia  - i missed it. it was yesterday!  but it's never too late to celebrate.

a hetero couple says: Oh golly, we're easy!  We just want a place where the schools are good and we can have our pets and a pool and go surfing weekends. So what do you two look for in a city?  the gay couple says: A place where we can admit we're a couple.
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Sunday, April 26, 2020

Quarantoon: Power Outages

sunset in a semidark apartment. a darkened laptop on the desk, the lamp is off, a candle next to it is lit. a weight bench and scattered barbells lie about the floor, with a cat lounging on the bench. a person is talking on the cellphone. someone's voice from inside the cellphone: "The power's out again? So what do you do when that happens?"    the person answers "exercise." we see that the person has grotesquely huge  powerful muscles all over the body.

This is the logical outcome of converging problems: countries where the power is cut off frequently, and a time when people aren't allowed to leave home.  Any hobbies we have suddenly go into overdrive.