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brushy brush

I still can't get my head around why this funny person I live with acts so finicky about the messes I make, but can't brush his teeth without merrily leaving the mirror coated in spray. I tried to show him this technique in which one holds one's lips securely around the brush and moves it around without opening one's mouth, but I think he revels in this singular glorious moment of domestic flamboyance.

I was just friended by bsabo and discovered the amazing comics and illustration work on her website, have a look! You can read two mini comics in full online (I love the storytelling in The Shortcut), and see first chapters of two books. I really want to read more of her comic Bad Lands.

tozocomic is introducing us to the second little mecha-golem in his ongoing Tozo webcomic. I think Klikker's fab (see my fan art), and I think I'm going to like this Tikker, too!

And ellenlindner referred me to this great New York Times article about the classless classiness of the Obamas on their recent visit to Britain. (Thanks, Ellen!)



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Apr. 7th, 2009 08:52 am (UTC)
Oh, I guess that's also me every morning. But I live on my own and then I clean the mirror the next morning to wipe the steam from the shower.

It's... a guys thing ?

Also B.Sabo, yes, yes, yes, thank you ! I'd been reading "Badlands" over at Act-I-Vate, but I didn't know about his/her (really, no idea) other comics and works... Bookmarked for sure !
Apr. 7th, 2009 01:40 pm (UTC)
Ooh, it lets me read one more page of Badlands on Act-i-Vate! I wonder if she's done any more on it. (She's listed there as Brittney Sabo, so I figure it's a woman.)

Yeah, must be a guy thing. It's just that he really is SO tidy about everything else! Funny.
Apr. 7th, 2009 01:51 pm (UTC)
Also I do love that little potato-shaped character with his rubbery arms... He looks like how I feel early in the morning, sometimes.
Apr. 7th, 2009 09:54 am (UTC)
love it -- love that simple character
Apr. 7th, 2009 01:41 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Will!
Apr. 7th, 2009 10:11 am (UTC)
That's a great article. I get really angry when I see people treat service staff/goverment paid workers like they're beneath them.

On a completely different topic, somethings been bugging me! I drew a child in a jar being watched over by an evil mad scientist bird a few weeks back, was looking at your website and noticed a drawing of a child in a jar! I'm pretty sure I'd seen it before as well...I must have subconciously absorbed it! I hope you don't think I'm copying you, it was an accident!:(
Apr. 7th, 2009 01:43 pm (UTC)
No worries. :-) I do that from time to time, and sometimes even when I haven't seen the first picture at all, but when I see them together, it looks like there's no way I didn't copy. Anyway, drawing a human in a jar is inevitable when you're working at your museum.
Apr. 7th, 2009 11:15 am (UTC)
Yep! Toothpaste ALL OVER THE PLACE when I brush! I love this strip! :-D
Apr. 7th, 2009 01:43 pm (UTC)
Hurrah for the frenzied spray of minty freshness. ;-)
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Apr. 7th, 2009 01:44 pm (UTC)
Fortunately he does clean it up, but only once a week. I just ignore it the rest of the week, hoping he'll overlook my mess.
Apr. 7th, 2009 01:12 pm (UTC)
Apr. 7th, 2009 01:44 pm (UTC)
Hi, Lou!
Apr. 7th, 2009 01:50 pm (UTC)
morning[ish] ! enjoyed being amused by overenthusiastic toothbrushing foam explosion. ;) Unfortunatly I can't quite get it up to the mirror in my flat [as it reflects only the top half of my head because it's set so high up.]
Apr. 7th, 2009 01:52 pm (UTC)
I have a sudden mental picture of you brushing with your goggles on and it's making me snort my tea!
Apr. 7th, 2009 02:27 pm (UTC)
Haha... awesome!! :-D

PS You can type (img src="http://yourpic.jpg") but use <> instead of ()
Apr. 7th, 2009 01:23 pm (UTC)
Lovely. Reminds me a bit of Tom Gauld.
Apr. 7th, 2009 01:45 pm (UTC)
I love Tom Gauld's stuff, so nicely drawn.
Apr. 8th, 2009 05:18 pm (UTC)
That's what I was going to say!
Apr. 7th, 2009 01:42 pm (UTC)
Flamboyant toothbrushing? Makes me wonder if he does any other flamboyant cleaning...
Apr. 7th, 2009 01:46 pm (UTC)
Excellent. But I bet Stuart could top that! You've never seen such focused determination.

Edited at 2009-04-07 01:49 pm (UTC)
Apr. 7th, 2009 08:40 pm (UTC)
Great One-pager!!
Love the new 'toothpaste' strip! Hope this, the 'how i draw comics' and all the other little gems you treat us with will all be collected into something 'buy-able' at some point??

Apr. 8th, 2009 05:35 pm (UTC)
Re: Great One-pager!!
Thanks, Ian! I hope so! :-)
Apr. 7th, 2009 09:59 pm (UTC)
Oh nice strip, love the little character, can we see more of him please!
Apr. 8th, 2009 05:35 pm (UTC)
Thanks, I'll do my best! :-)
Apr. 8th, 2009 01:37 am (UTC)
x-treme brushing
I love this comic. And agree that your great short comics should be collected in a book at some point...
Apr. 8th, 2009 05:36 pm (UTC)
Re: x-treme brushing
Thanks, David! x
Apr. 8th, 2009 03:47 am (UTC)
I'm not saying anything new here, but that character is great. He starts out looking like a depressing character and then WHAM cleanly filth everywhere.
Apr. 8th, 2009 05:37 pm (UTC)
WHAM! Sudden mood changes are the best. ;-)
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