Monthly Archives: June 2021

I Want To Be, Leave

This week’s new Dustinland comic is about the recent news on UFOs and how they may or may not be real, possibly aliens visiting Earth, or not. Seems like this should be huge news, but also seems like there’s no real proof here, and that even if there was, no one would care. I guess things are just that messed up on our planet, that even news of other intelligent beings sneaking around and spying on us just adds up to another big “meh.”

Reopen Season

This Dustinland comic is about my recent experience of going into the office for the first time in 15 months. It was actually kind of nice after the weirdness wore off. But the night before, the morning of, and about the first few hours — basically up until lunch — all super weird. Just hard to explain. Crazy to think one day we’ll all look back at this as some wacky time. Just kidding, we’ll look back at this all fondly as our robot overlords whip up with old iPhone charging cords. Just kidding, AI will exterminate us. Just kidding, climate change and global resource wars will have finished us off first. Just kidding, everything is gonna be great!

PS Did you catch the Bo Burnham reference in the strip?

I’m Not Proud

This week’s Dustinland comic is a true story in honor of Pride Month. You know, it’s weird because the point of the comic is to say that you shouldn’t always make everything about you, but yet of course it’s a story… about me. But that’s how I live life — through my own eyes. So yes, it’s a bit backwards, but hopefully you still get the point.

Bad Idea Genes

This week’s Dustinland comic is based on a true story. This all really did happen on a camping trip I took this past weekend. The main idea of the comic is that sometimes I feel tempted to pursue what I know to be a bad idea. In the case of my camping trip, that involved a large, heavy axe known as a maul.

Fun fact not included in the comic: I did briefly faint in real life after this event! No idea why, it didn’t even really hurt that much. I mean, it did hurt, but more like stubbing your toe really badly or standing up and hitting your head on the corner of a cabinet. But I did feel quite light headed and had to sit down. Gave kiddo quite the scare too! I do feel bad about that but hey, at least he got to try a real axe.

Catch 42

This week’s new Dustinland comic is sort of a bummer, but I had a long weekend away and only wanted to post up a one panel strip since I just didn’t have the time to throw up a normal one. And I have a ton of ideas lying around — some of them don’t deserve their own multi-panel strips. So once in a while I do a quick Far Side length strip, if you will, and this is one of them, and it just happens to be sort of depressing. But you know, the truth hurts. Don’t blame me.