Friday, January 13, 2017

Your Face

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Kind of like what his face would be after she slaps him to the ground!

(I wonder how I haven't used this in the past 9+ years!)




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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Cinnamon Rolls

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Shocked! Shocked, I tell you!

Regular readers will know why Judy probably wasn't as shocked as she might have appeared.

So this should've been up sometime last week, but, well, you know. Plus the song has been on the back burner since a #hashtag game on Twitter a couple months back.

If you don't know what they're Michele and Wayne are talking about, you need to click back to New Years. Okay, here's the link.




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Thursday, January 05, 2017

Theoretical Weight

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I wouldn't say Schrödinger's cat was stupid, but it did get stuck in that box.

Maybe you only gained half the weight?

The dimensions of this comic are closer to what other webcomics seem to use when they follow the "strip" format. I'm not sure that I like it. It might look good in a book, but who would buy a print book of (x, why?)? On the other hand, I'm sure it's seen on many screens, so dimensions closer to a Golden Ratio might be better.




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Sunday, January 01, 2017

Happy New Year 2017: Dependent Events

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Two events are dependent if the outcome of the first affects the outcome of the second.

Safe to say, in this case, this year's going to be different either way. So 100%.

Also, in either case, I don't think I'll be drawing my characters from this direction again any time soon.




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Thursday, December 29, 2016

R.I.P. 2016

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I got nothing.

I've said before that I didn't want to be an "obituary comic". I have noted the passing of a number of people over the past decade, but I've had to pick and choose. Generally, what matters are how much the person affected me or were a part of my life, my artistic ability and limitations and time -- as it both "Is it possible to get something meaningful done in a short time?" and "Do I have the time?" There's been less and less of the latter.

I might also add that when I kept to my 3x/week schedule, those occasional comics were a smaller percentage of the overall output. Keeping an irregular schedule, it's harder to justify "filler" comics. But I don't think this one needs justification. People have been complaining about 2016 for at least a month now, waiting for it to end already. Sadly, next year won't prove to be any different in this regard. People die. That won't change.




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Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas 2016: Christmas Reflections

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With a tail as big as a kite. With a tail as big as a kite.

Which is a four-sided figure with two pairs of consecutive sides congruent.




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Friday, December 23, 2016

Christmath 2016: Find the Area (UPDATED)

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This comic brought to you courtesy of The Law of Sines. Have a Happy Holiday. It's the Law.

I drew this on the white board and took a picture of it with the iPad in the classroom. I posted the original photo (with my title and (c) notice typed over it) on the blog early in the day, but I had to wait until I got home to clean up the photo a little. Funny thing was that I could lighten it up, but I couldn't auto-adjust the contrast -- too much junk from Whiteboard Past became suddenly visible!

The original photo is posted below.

Have a Merry Christmas, a Happy Holiday and Seasons Greetings to everyone out there.


Update: This came in email from longtime reader, friend and Scotch aficionado (which has nothing to do with this, just sayin'), Bill Ricker who wrote:

My favorite photo editor Fotoxx (only for Linux, best with Ubuntu) can do it too. IIRC it only rotates colors ... so Red->Green and Blue->Red instead of the Blue<->Green swap i did earlier.

So now we have a green tree with red lights, which fits the season a little better. Thanks, Bill!






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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Holly Jolly

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And then watch ''March of the Wooden Soldiers'' (aka ''Babes in Toyland'')

I was actually going to use a Green Arrow icon, but I didn't know if that would be as obvious, and GA has nothing to do with Christmas.




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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Repeat the Sounding Joy!

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Couldn't decide on one, so I did both. Choose A or B at your own leisure/peril.

Sorry, I hadn't expected such a long delay between comics. And if I had, that last one wouldn't have been my first choice for top of my page for so long. I mean, I thought it was cute, but c'mon now.




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Friday, December 09, 2016

Limited Edition!

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Forget the obvious trademark violations. Can you imagine the problems with trying to market a ''Ken doll''?

On the other hand, it is FUN to play around with different styles! It's a mysterious affair, this art stuff.




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Friday, December 02, 2016

Ken-Do #12: K-8 And Beyond!

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There's a Doctor Who reference in there, too. Or just sci-fi, in general.

There is a trend in some smaller schools that are housed in bigger buildings to grow into the space so the kids don't have to leave if they don't wish to. If there are multiple schools in a building, one might outgrow their space and move to a new facility while the remaining one may expand. So a K-5 school may add a grade per year until it gets to K-8. Becoming a K-12 school is a bigger decision entirely, so that may take a few years to happen.

I'd given Ken-Do a rest, mostly because I still have to go back and re-do all the old ones. While it's fine to create images in this style, I shouldn't be using random character generators from the internet. I'll probably edit them over the Christmas break.




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Monday, November 28, 2016

SCIENCE! With Scott: Competition

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There's a learning curve for new webcomic writers, even if they're teachers, too.

I like doing the occasional Science comic, but I don't know if this feature in particular will be ongoing. What do you think? (What's your vote?) By the way, I decided on the teacher's name a while ago, even if I haven't used it. (He has a last name, too.)

Ken's comic should be making a comeback at some point. Problem is that I have to rework all of them, and put a little bit more of my style (or one of my styles, at any rate) into them.






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