Comics Tagged : social media

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.

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.

Keyboard Generals

Keyboard Generals

Transcript

Panel 1 : Int. The Situation Room – Day

A stressed US President hunches over a large conference table in The Situation Room. Seated around the table are military generals, advisers, and policy leaders. On the table are laptops and papers with sensitive military information. The President motions to a round, bald-headed man wearing wraparound sunglasses and a Bored Ape Yacht Club t-shirt standing beside him. The guy throws up the devil horns sign.

“Gentlemen, this is a very precarious international situation, Which is why I brought in @callofdoody69 for his expert opinion.”

An Important Message From The Future

An Important Message From The Future

Strip Info

Title
An Important Message From The Future
Date
August 8, 2021
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Transcript

Panel 1 : Int. Void – Day

In the year 2006…

Past Kevin is startled by Future Kevin, who reaches for him through a time portal.

Future Kevin
“Hey! I’m you from the future! I have something very important you need to hear…”
Panel 2 : Int. Void – Continuous

Future Kevin gets to the point.

Future Kevin
Not every piece of media is for you.
Panel 3 : Int. Void – Continuous

Past Kevin listens skeptically as Future Kevin continues.

Future Kevin
Instead of publically complaining about a movie, tv show, or band you don’t like, try thinking ‘This is not for me’ and moving on.
Panel 4 : Int. Void – Continuous

Past Kevin frowns.

Past Kevin
Okay… but why come back and tell me this now?
Future Kevin
You’re about to join this thing called ‘Twitter…’

Free Ways To Support Your Favorite Artists

Free Ways To Support Your Favorite Artists

Strip Info

Title
Free Ways To Support Your Favorite Artists
Date
July 4, 2021
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Transcript

Panel 1 : Int. Void – Day

A single panel graphic. A header at the top reads, “Free Ways To Support Your Favorite Artists (from good to best).”

In a descending column under that are the following actions: “Bookmark, Like, Comment, Share,” and finally, “Learn to code, hack Instagram, and change the algorithm to favor artists again.”

At the bottom is a drawing of Kevin hunched over a laptop looking suspicious.

Gossip Folks

Gossip Folks

Strip Info

Title
Gossip Folks
Date
April 4, 2021
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Transcript

Panel 1 : Int. Void – Day

A person sits at their desk, happily typing away at their laptop.

Gossiping with my friends
Panel 2 : Int. Void – Day

The same person, no longer typing, completely deflated.

Wondering if my friends are gossiping about me

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.

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.

Welcome Back

Welcome Back

Strip Info

Title
Welcome Back
Date
June 22, 2020
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Notes

This was the first comic I made in over three months after the COVID-19 lockdown started. Inspiration was hard to come by during those first few months. This is not the greatest joke in the world, but I’m glad I got something out there.

Transcript

Panel 1 : Int. Void – Day

A green ring-necked parrot sits on a perch, talking to Kevin.

Bird
Hey, Kevin! Where y’been?
Kevin
Been off social media lately.
Panel 2 : Int. Void – Continuous

Kevin shrugs at the parrot.

Kevin
With everything going on in the world right now… is it o.k. to be funny?
Panel 3 : Int. Void – Continuous

The parrot responds.

Bird
Well luckily, you don’t have to worry about being funny.
Panel 4 : Int. Void – Continuous

The parrot leans in.

Bird
Take all the time off you want, champ!

Kevin deadpans to camera.

Desert Island

Desert Island

Strip Info

Title
Desert Island
Date
February 6, 2020
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Transcript

Panel 1 : Ext. Ocean – Day

A Castaway stands alone on a small desert island in the middle of open ocean. He waves his hands frantically at a Man swimming towards him from a flaming, sinking ship on the horizon.

Panel 2 : Ext. Ocean – Moments Later

The Man reaches the island. He hunches over to catch is breath. Meanwhile, the Castaway looks estatic.

Castaway
Thank goodness you’re here! Now let me tell you about my podcast!
Panel 3 : Ext. Ocean – Moments Later

The Castaway watches as the Man swims back out toward the flaming, sinking ship on the horizon.

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!