Comics Tagged : social interactions

Daily Affirmations

Daily Affirmations

Strip Info

Title
Daily Affirmations
Date
August 7, 2022
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Transcript

Panel 1 : Int. Kevin’s House – Day

Kevin’s parrot smiles into his mirror.

Bird
Who’s a pretty bird? Who’s a pwitty widdle birdy? You are!
Panel 2 : Int. Kevin’s House – Continuous

The bird realizes Kevin is watching from the doorway behind him. Kevin snickers.

Panel 3 : Int. Kevin’s House – Continuous

The bird snaps.

Bird
What? Shut up! Like you don’t do it too!
Panel 4 : Int. Kevin’s House – Continuous

The bird continues.

Bird
Get outta here, pencilneck!

Kevin’s smirk fades.

Panel 5 : Int. Kevin’s House – Later

Kevin stands in front of his bathroom mirror. Frowning and tearing up, he points to himself.

Kevin
Don’t let him call you a pencilneck! Who’s a big, strong man? You are!

Quite The Journey

Quite The Journey

Strip Info

Title
Quite The Journey
Date
July 3, 2022
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Transcript

Panel 1 : Int. Car – Day

A driver’s POV looking out the window. A road sign flies by reading “ROAD MAY FLOOD, 500 FT”

Panel 2 : Int. Car – Continuous

Another sign flies by: “ROAD MAY NOT FLOOD, 400 FT”

Panel 3 : Int. Car – Continuous

A third sign: “GET OFF ROAD’S DAMN BACK, 300 FT”

Panel 4 : Int. Car – Continuous

The driver (Kevin) looks out the window with concern.

Panel 5 : Int. Car – Continuous

A fourth sign: “SORRY. ROAD JUST WENT THRU BAD BREAKUP, 200 FT”

Panel 6 : Int. Car – Continuous

A fifth sign: “ROAD NEEDS TIME TO WORK ON ROAD, 100 FT”

Panel 7 : Int. Car – Continuous

A sixth, different sign: “ROAD WORK AHEAD, NEXT 10 MI”

Panel 8 : Int. Car – Continuous

In the driver’s seat, Kevin smiles. Glad that worked out.

What’s In Your Wallet?

What’s In Your Wallet?

Strip Info

Title
What’s In Your Wallet?
Date
April 3, 2022
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Transcript

Panel 1 : Int. The Metaverse – Day

Kevin and his orc guide walk through a Metaverse landscape.

Kevin
So how do I get a sweet metaverse avatar like yours?
Orc
You have to pay for it.
Panel 2 : Int. The Metaverse – Continuous

Still walking.

Kevin
With real money?
Orc
With crypto!
Kevin
So… not real money?
Panel 3 : Int. Metaverse – Continuous

The orc stops. Kevin stands behind him

Orc
Kinda. It’a a digital curency. Here: let’s set up a wallet for you.

The orc reaches towards a glowing Bitcoin wallet icon.

Panel 4 : Int. The Metaverse – Continuous

In the real world, Kevin stands in his living room, looking confused in a VR headset. His bird perches on his arm.

Bird
How’s it going in there?
Kevin
I think I’m about to get swindled.

Welcome to The Metaverse!

Welcome to The Metaverse!

Strip Info

Title
Welcome to The Metaverse!
Date
March 27, 2022
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Transcript

Panel 1 : Int. The Metaverse – Day

Kevin stands in a digital void next to a giant orc.

Orc
Welcome to The Metaverse! Here, you can be anyone you want!
Panel 2 : Int. The Metaverse – Continuous

The orc continues.

Orc
Look at me! I’m an accountant irl. But here, I’m an orc warrior! No judgement!
Panel 3 : Int. Metaverse – Continuous

The orc continues.

Orc
Go ahead! Be who you’ve always wanted to be!

Kevin closes his eyes and starts to glow.

Panel 4 : Int. The Metaverse – Continuous

Kevin’s shirt changes from black to light pink. “Plip!” He smiles.

Panel 5 : Int. The Metaverse – Continuous

The orc looks on, skeptically.

Orc
Yeeeah… Salmon’s not your color.

Kevin deflates.

Selling Stuff on Craigslist – Part III

Selling Stuff on Craigslist – Part III

Strip Info

Title
Selling Stuff on Craigslist – Part III
Date
January 22, 2020
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Transcript

Panel 1 : Int. Void – Day

Kevin sits at a little table. On the table, there’s a little red lamp. A tag hangs off that says “$5.” A sign next to it says “Lamp $5 / Still works! / Red shade / 18″ Tall”. Craigslist Guy stands very far away.

Craigslist Guy
Hey! Is your lamp still available?
Kevin
Yup! It’s free!
Panel 2 : Int. Void – Continuous

Craigslist Guy is happy.

Craigslist Guy
Great! I’ll take it!
Kevin
Great!
Panel 3 : Int. Void – Continuous

Craigslist Guy doesn’t move.

Panel 4 : Int. Void – Continuous

Finally, Craigslist Guy breaks the silence.

Craigslist Guy
Can you bring it to me?

Kevin deadpans to camera.

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!

Selling Stuff on Craigslist – Part II

Selling Stuff on Craigslist – Part II

Strip Info

Title
Selling Stuff on Craigslist – Part II
Date
September 4, 2019
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Notes

This comic blew the hell up on Reddit. Probably because it gave folks the chance to share their own Craigslist horror stories. Best part is, everyone thinks they’re smarter than the average Craigslist user. But they -are- the average Craigslist user. So figure that out.

Transcript

Panel 1 : Int. Void – Day

Kevin sits at a little table. On the table, there’s a little red lamp. A tag hangs off that says “$5.” A sign next to it says “Lamp $5 / Still works! / Red shade / 18″ Tall”. Craigslist Guy walks up.

Craigslist Guy
Hey does your lamp still work?
Kevin (points to post)
Yup! All the info is in the post right here.
Panel 2 : Int. Void – Continuous

Craigslist Guy doesn’t get it.

Craigslist Guy
What color is it?
Kevin (points to post)
All the info is in the post right here.
Panel 3 : Int. Void – Continuous

No reaction from Craigslist Guy.

Kevin
…So just read the post right in front of you.
Panel 4 : Int. Void – Continuous

Craigslist Guy still doesn’t get it.

Craigslist Guy
How much?

Kevin deadpans to camera.

Selling Stuff on Craigslist – Part I

Selling Stuff on Craigslist – Part I

Strip Info

Title
Selling Stuff on Craigslist – Part I
Date
August 14, 2019
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Transcript

Panel 1 : Int. Void – Day

Kevin sits at a little table. On the table, there’s a little red lamp. A tag hangs off that says “$5.” Craigslist Guy walks up.

Craigslist Guy
Hey is your lamp still available?
Kevin
Yup! Just $5!
Panel 2 : Int. Void – Continuous

Without a word, Craigslist Guy starts to literally fade away.

Panel 3 : Int. Void – Continuous

Going. Going…

Panel 4 : Int. Void – Continuous

Gone. Craigslist Guy has disappeared. Leaving Kevin alone, deadpanning to camera.

How To Greet A Stranger’s Dog

How To Greet A Stranger’s Dog

Strip Info

Title
How To Greet A Stranger’s Dog
Date
May 7, 2019
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Transcript

Panel 1 : Ext. Sidewalk – Day

Walking down the street, Sarah stops a Woman walking her French bulldog.

Sarah
Can I say Hi to your dog?
Woman
OK!
Panel 2 : Ext. Sidewalk – Continous

Sarah bends down to pet the dog.

Sarah
Can I pet him?
Woman
Sure!
Panel 3 : Int. Sidewalk – Continuous

Sarah picks the dog up. The Woman raises a finger in objection.

Sarah
Can I pick him up?
Woman
Um…
Panel 4 : Int. Sidewalk – Continuous

Sarah stuff the dog in her sweatshirt and runs away, leash still attached.

Sarah
Can I stuff him in my sweatshirt and take him home?
Woman (OS)
STOP!

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!

Sensitive Toothpaste

Sensitive Toothpaste

Strip Info

Title
Sensitive Toothpaste
Date
March 27, 2019
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Notes

Sensitive Toothpaste - Bonus

Transcript

Panel 1 : Int. Grocery Store – Afternoon

Standing in the toothpaste aisle, Sarah examines a box of “Sensitive Toothpaste.”

Panel 2 : Int. Bathroom – Night

Sarah brushes her teeth. On the counter next to her, the tube of Sensitive Toothpaste looks up at her with big eyes.

Sensitive Toothpaste
Are you mad at me?
Panel 3 : Int. Office – Day

Sarah sits at her desk, trying to work. She looks at a string of text messages on her phone.

Sensitive Toothpaste (via text)
I just feel like… if she was -really- sorry, she’d text me back
Sensitive Toothpaste (via text)
I’m not overthinking right?
Sensitive Toothpaste (via text)
Lol don’t answer that 🙂 🙂 🙂
Panel 4 : Int. Bedroom – Night

Sarah is in bed, under the covers, trying to sleep. Sensitive Toothpaste creeps up over her shoulder.

Sensitive Toothpaste
I feel like we never talk anymore.

My Most Valuable Skill

My Most Valuable Skill

Strip Info

Title
My Most Valuable Skill
Date
February 20, 2019
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Transcript

Panel 1 : Int. Office – Day

Kevin sits across a desk from a middle-manager who is looking at Kevin’s resume while clicking a pen. A cup on the table tells us this is Brad.

Brad
So. What would you say is your most valuable skill?
Panel 2 : Int. Office – Continuous

Across the desk, Kevin deadpans.

Kevin
Heating up fish in the office microwave… and pinning it on other people.
Panel 3 : Int. Office – Continuous

Brad’s eyes bug out as someone cries out from the other room.

Someone (OS)
Ugh! What stinks?
Oh c’mon, Brad!
Panel 4 : Int. Office – Continuous

Kevin smiles a shit-eating grin.