As I mentioned in my post Tuesday-Turnaround I have fried my laptop and I don’t have access to my favourite (or really any to speak of) vector program, Inkscape, and I still have plenty of web comic ideas however drawing them by hand and then just taking a picture of them seems a bit cheap so at least this week I’m trying something slightly different.
So I keep a regular journal and the other day before starting to write I had a thing at the back of my throat and coughed. Out came what is known as a “tonsil stone” (NSFL, seriously there’s a picture on the front page and it’s gross, click at your digression and only google image it if you’re feeling particularly brave(1)) which, for those of you not willing to follow the link, are “…clusters of calcified material that form in the crevices of the tonsils (tonsillar crypts).” (2) They’re gross but everyone gets them however most of the time they go unnoticed because they are coughed up (and go missing, so so gross, let that be a lesson to cover your mouth when you cough) or they are swallowed. This was one in particular landed right in the middle of my journal page.
When things like that happen (3) I like to make an outline of the wet footprint before it dries up (4) and then just write around it. However sometimes, also while journaling, I will make a box around a paragraph of an idea that I feel needs closure or separation. This was a time for a box. Then I kinda looked at the box and thought about Fin and Louie and this is what happened:
I cleaned it up, and drew a second draft:
And there you have it folks: I got the whole cast together just in time for xmas eve eve!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this little insight into how my mind works and that this is as okay as a normal web comic posting.
I’ll see you Monday for what I’m now calling “Mystery Monday”. Who knows what I’ll write about? Nobody because it’s a mystery to everyone. Though I promise it won’t be as gross.
- I did google image search it on accident the other night, while trying to figure out how to spell “tonsil stone”, by reflex I clicked on the “Images” tab (I use google image a ridiculous amount) and I saw things that I can not un-see.
- For more information with out being subjected to very gross images, check out the channel Today I Found Out video “What Those Nasty White Chunks That Sometimes Come From Your Throat Are”.
- tears, sweat, water whatever
- I couldn’t tell you why I do this, I just started doing it one day and it was kind of interesting looking so I kept on.