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Monthly Archives: July 2011
Check out this feature I just did for MTV’s NextMovie site: Super Hero Dating Profiles. It’s exactly what it says it is and I had a pretty good time putting it together. I think Magneto’s J-Date page may be my favorite (if you don’t know the comics the crazy kids are reading these days, Magneto is a bad guy from The X-Men comics, and he’s an old Jewish guy who first discovered his powers as a youth during WWII) . The Thor page was pretty fun too since it’s always a good time writing about dating from the perspective of an ancient Norse God who speaks in Shakespearean tongue.
I guess I can’t speak for everyone by titling this week’s Dustinland “What We Do,” but I do think I speak for lots of us. What am I trying to say? Well, I guess sometimes you get into a habit where you just have a few beers out of boredom. You know, you’re relaxing, got nothing to do, and then for some reason you just feel like it would be a hell of a lot better with a drink in your hand.
The funny thing is, I don’t even drink much. I get DRUNK, like hungover drunk, maybe once a year. I’ve just always hated being hungover, or having the spins before going to sleep. I have friends that seem impervious to hangovers, which is amazing. They’ll drink twice as much as me and then be more or less fine the next morning. I guess it’s a mix of practice, genetics, and not weighing 14 pounds like I do.
But yeah, booze.
Check out my latest feature for MTV Hive: Book Cover Bands. It’s basically a literature/music mash-up. Books merged with bands. My favorite is GWAR and Peace.
This week’s Dustinland is either about God or about everything. If you believe in the existence of a God or multiple Gods who are responsible for creating everything, then it is kinda funny to think about how they made some awesome stuff that rules, as well as some stuff that really sucks. Either funny or frustrating and/or terrifying. And if you don’t believe there’s any sort of higher power that created the universe and all the stuff in it (spoons, grass, horses, whorses etc…), then it’s fun to think of this as the ultimate Top 10—and Bottom 10—list.
Some atheists also like to make fun of religious folks. That’s not something I want to get into here. Just the mere discussion about discussing it is too long and boring (Redditors, you know what I’m talking about here). So yeah, good times. Comics. Jokes.
PS If there is a God and he is not happy with this comic, I’m really, really, really sorry. Just let me know and I will atone in whatever way you wish. I guess it depends which religion is correct. I might have to sacrifice an animal, or maybe just say I’m sorry, or maybe not eat anything for a few days. Or someone might have to throw rocks at me until I die. I really hope that’s not the case. Maybe there’s just one God for all the religions and he (if God is a she there wouldn’t be so many aggro douche bags around) tolerates everyone being totally wrong since he’s just a cool guy who chills out on a cloud. Okay I’ll stop now.
To celebrate this special occasion, here’s a little contest for all you Dustinland fans out there:
Upload your favorite Dustinland comic to your Facebook photos and tag me in the photo. One lucky winner chosen at random will win a signed, original drawing of… whatever you want!
Tag away — contest ends Friday at midnight.
(Whatever you want, within reason of course. You know, it’s not like I’m going to draw 5,000 people eating grilled cheese sandwiches in a field of mobius bands.)
Check out this little Photoshop feature I did for MTV. It’s called Rap Face Tats Go Indie.
So in this week’s Dustinland, I mention Fred Durst in the last panel. Just to clear this up, I am not happy someone is comparing me to Fred Durst because I like or respect him in any way. Because his band was one of the worst of all time for many reasons, beyond just the music. Basically, I was saying I didn’t feel very manly through the whole comic, and then I talk about this time a gay dude said I was not just straight, but VERY straight – as straight as Fred Durst, who at the time was a good example of stupid macho male bullshit. You know, “HEY BRO, FUCK YEAH!” That kinda thing.
As for being manly though, really, who cares. I’m fine the way I am. I’m just a skinny dude from the city. I live my life, I go to work, come home, draw mildly funny comics on occasion. Sure, it would be nice to have 20-inch pythons and be able to kill a stag with a bow and arrow, but hey, whatever. The dude abides.
Well, I just had a few beers and it’s the 4th of July so I can’t really write anymore without sounding even dumber. Merry Christmas!
Check out my latest “Rex in the City” strip in this month’s MAD Magazine (issue 510 with Green Lantern on the cover)! That’s the only place you’ll ever be able to see it so go get it now!