Comics Tagged : fomo

No “Off” Switch

No “Off” Switch

Strip Info

Title
No “Off” Switch
Date
June 12, 2022
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Transcript

Panel 1 : Ext. Beach – Day

Kevin sits on a beach chair on a sunny shore. Wearing an open Hawaiian shirt, he clasps his hands behind his head and smiles. His bird perches on his elbow.

Kevin
Isn’t this great? A week away from social media! No F.O.M.O. No stress…
Panel 2 : Ext. Beach – Continuous

Kevin and his bird sit in silence, soaking up the sun and surf.

Panel 3 : Ext. Beach – Continous

Another moment of quiet.

Panel 4 : Ext. Beach – Continous

Kevin’s bird turns to him.

Bird
You’re thinking of ways to turn this into content, aren’t you?
Kevin
Yes. I’m very broken.

Your Precious Spare Time

Your Precious Spare Time

Strip Info

Title
Your Precious Spare Time
Date
November 7, 2021
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Transcript

Panel 1 : Int. Living Room – Day

Kevin slouches on the couch, watching TV, scowling. The bird sits on his head.

Kevin
Ugh. This movie is awful.
Bird
Then why are you watching it?
Panel 2 : Int. Living Room – Continuous

Kevin continues

Kevin
Because everyone’s talking about it and I don’t want to be left out of the conversation.
Panel 3 : Int. Living Room – Continuous

The bird looks quizzical.

Bird
Why are you letting peer pressure decide how you spend your precious spare time? Why not do what you want?
Panel 4 : Int. Living Room – Continuous

Kevin leaves the room, looking sheepish, pulling the door closed behind him.

Bird
Oh gross!

We see Kevin is holding a box of tissues in his hand.

It’s Not A Competition (Alt)

It’s Not A Competition (Alt)

Strip Info

Title
It’s Not A Competition (Alt)
Date
April 11, 2021
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Notes

This is an alternate version of another comic I made. I made this version to see which one shared better on social media: dudes or Moms. Moms won. Moms always win.

Transcript

Panel 1 : Int. Void – Day

CLOSE on Some D-Bag bragging.

Some D-Bag
…Well, I finished writing my novel, got in shape, and learned French…
Panel 2 : Int. Void – Continuous

WIDER to reveal she’s talking to a frazzled Mom with a little kid and a baby.

Some D-Bag
…What did you get done during COVID?
Mom
(deadpan)
I took care of my kids.
Panel 3 : Int. Void – Continuous

The D-Bag shrugs.

Some D-Bag
…That’s all?
Panel 4 : Int. Void – Continuous

The D-Bag’s eyes go wide as Mom reaches off-panel for a large, ornate axe.

It’s Not A Competition

It’s Not A Competition

Strip Info

Title
It’s Not A Competition
Date
April 11, 2021
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Notes

I made an alternate version of this comic for all the hard working moms out there.

Transcript

Panel 1 : Int. Void – Day

CLOSE on Some D-Bag bragging.

Some D-Bag
…Well, I finished writing my novel, got in shape, and learned French…
Panel 2 : Int. Void – Continuous

WIDER to reveal he’s talking to Kevin.

Some D-Bag
…What did you get done during COVID?
Kevin
(deadpan)
I took up metalworking.
Panel 3 : Int. Void – Continuous

The D-Bag shrugs.

Some D-Bag
…That’s all?
Panel 4 : Int. Void – Continuous

The D-Bag’s eyes go wide as Kevin reaches off-panel for a large, ornate axe.

How I Feel Every Valentine’s Day

How I Feel Every Valentine’s Day

Strip Info

Title
How I Feel Every Valentine’s Day
Date
February 14, 2021
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Transcript

Panel 1 : Int. Home – Day

Sarah sits on a stool. On a nearby table, Instagram walks up.

Instagram
Why so sad?
Sarah
I’m alone on Valentine’s Day. Again.
Panel 2 : Int. Home – Continuous

Instagram makes an offer.

Instagram
Wanna see pics of your friends in happy relationships?
Panel 3 : Int. Home – Continuous

Sarah stares blankly at Instagram.

Panel 4 : Int. Home – Continuous

Instagram starts walking away, beckoning Sarah to follow.

Instagram
Yeah, y’do. C’mon!

Sarah sighs.

Feed Me

Feed Me

Strip Info

Title
Feed Me
Date
February 10, 2021
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Transcript

Panel 1 : Int. Home – Day

Kevin sits at his desk working. Instagram steps out on the table behind him.

Instagram
Hey. I’m hungry.
Kevin
I just fed you yesterday!
Panel 2 : Int. Home – Continuous

Instagram gets indignant.

Instagram
Do you want to grow your audience or not?
Kevin
Yeah, but… c’mon- I’m tired!
Panel 3 : Int. Home – Continuous

Instagram hops up on Kevin’s chest, grabbing him by his collar.

Instagram
Well maybe you should’ve have attached your self-worth to the likes I GIVE YOU.
Panel 4 : Int. Home – Later

Kevin sits at his computer, drawing another comic, crying. His bird sits on his shoulder.

Bird
I mean, he’s not wrong.
Kevin
(sobbing)
I know.

Cobra Kai is Back!

Cobra Kai is Back!

Strip Info

Title
Cobra Kai is Back!
Date
January 19, 2021
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Transcript

Panel 1 : Int. Home – Day

Kevin’s laptop sits on a table behind him.

Laptop (to Kevin)
Hey, you’re a straight, white, Gen-X dude, right?

Eating a pita pocket, Kevin turns around.

Panel 2 : Int. Home – Continuous

Kevin looks down at his shirt. It has a reference to Sunny D on it.

Panel 3 : Int. Home – Continuous

Kevin looks up.

Kevin
So?
Panel 4 : Int. Home – Continuous

Close on Kevin’s laptop.

Laptop
You should watch Cobra Kai Season Three. You’ll love it!
Panel 5 : Int. Home – Continuous

Kevin shrugs.

Kevin
I dunno. I watched the first two seasons and thought it was just O.K.
Panel 6 : Int. Home – Continuous

A beat passes between them.

Panel 7 : Int. Home – Continuous

The same.

Laptop
We brought back Elizabeth Shue.
Kevin
Let’s do it.

How I Feel Every Inktober

How I Feel Every Inktober

Strip Info

Title
How I Feel Every Inktober
Date
October 7, 2020
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Transcript

Panel 1 : Int. Home – Day

Sarah sits on a stool, looking sad at a piece of paper. A pen tucked behind her ear. On a nearby table, Instagram walks up.

Instagram
Why so sad?
Sarah
-Sigh- I hate my drawing.
Panel 2 : Int. Home – Continuous

Instagram makes an offer.

Instagram
Wanna see art from people more talented than you?
Panel 3 : Int. Home – Continuous

Sarah stares blankly at Instagram.

Panel 4 : Int. Home – Continuous

Instagram starts walking away, beckoning Sarah to follow.

Instagram
Yeah, y’do. C’mon!

Sarah sighs.

New Year’s with Instagram

New Year’s with Instagram

Strip Info

Title
New Year’s with Instagram
Date
January 1, 2020
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Notes

This is a redraw of my original Instagram strip. The nice thing about this strip is that it works for almost any social situation. I guess that’s also the sad thing about this strip. Hmmm.

Transcript

Panel 1 : Int. Home – Monday

Sarah sits on a stool, wearing a party hat, looking folorn. On the adjacent table, Instagram steps up.

Instagram
Why so sad?
Sarah
-Sigh- My New Year’s was lame.
Panel 2 : Int. Home – Continuous

Instagram perks up.

Instagram
Wanna see pics of your friends having fun without you?
Panel 3 : Int. Home – Continuous

Sarah glares at Instagram

Panel 4 : Int. Home – Continuous

Sarah slumps further. Defeated.

Sarah
-Sigh- Kinda….
Instagram
Yeah y’do! C’mon!

Weekend FOMO

Weekend FOMO

Strip Info

Title
Weekend FOMO
Date
April 8, 2019
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Notes

Inspired by the great Nathan W. Pyle, this comic is one of my favorites of all I’ve done (so far).

Transcript

Panel 1 : Int. Home – Monday

Sarah sits on a stool, looking folorn. On the adjacent table, Instagram steps up.

Instagram
Why so sad?
Sarah
-Sigh- My weekend was lame.
Panel 2 : Int. Home – Continuous

Instagram perks up.

Instagram
Wanna see pics of your friends having fun without you?
Panel 3 : Int. Home – Continuous

Sarah glares at Instagram

Panel 4 : Int. Home – Continuous

Sarah slumps further. Defeated.

Sarah
-Sigh- Kinda….
Instagram
Yeah y’do! C’mon!