Category Archives: holidays

2020 Resolutions

This new Dustinland comic — the last of 2019 — is a bit of a “guide”‘ for your 2020 new year’s resolutions. But you know, it’s a bit tongue in cheek. You’ll see what I mean. Let’s just say that next year, maybe give yourself a bit of a break, if that’s what it takes to keep your sanity.

Good luck, happy new year, and thanks for reading!

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Don’t Stop Believin

This new Dustinland comic is about Santa and kids and why it’s okay to lie to them. I’ve had this talk with other parents for a while now, and felt it was time to put it in comic form. Just don’t tell my kid — or yours!

Happy holidays!

Finale Four

Lots of big news in today’s Dustinland comic. I’d say more here but it’s probably best to just read the strip.

2019 Resolutions

The title of this post makes it pretty clear what this final new Dustinland comic of 2019 is about: New year’s resolutions! It’s weird. It’s been a long year, and sort of a shitty one for the world. Okay, not sort of — it’s been a fucking awful year for the world. Really terrible and depressing. My life though — not so bad. I did break my hand/arm a few times though, so that was shitty. And I’m dealing with some mid life crisis-y metaphysical kinda stuff, so there’s that. But overall, I didn’t get bombed, step on a landmine, or get implanted with a Chinese spy device, so I take that as a win.

Hope you can look past the crap and see things in the same light as I do, except without the blistering sarcasm and cynicism. See you next year, and thanks for all your support!

Agey Oldays

This week’s new Dustinland comic is right on time for Christmas! It’s about how hard it is to pick out presents as you get older.

Happy holidays everyone!

Oh and hey, if you still need a last minute gift… there’s always my book!

Pumpkin Pumpkins

This week’s comic is about how there are 50 days until Halloween, and yet every supermarket is already full of PUMPKIN EVERYTHING and OCTOBERFEST. The only thing they don’t seem to have out yet is apple cider, and that’s the one thing I actually want right now. And apple cider donuts. Hot ones.

I mean, some pumpkin stuff is delicious. Shipyard nailed pumpkin beer. Pumpkin pie — delicious. But 1. it’s too early. And 2. the sheer amount of pumpkin flavored items is overkill at this point.

Anyway, I actually had more ideas for this comic but not enough time to draw them all:

  • Self driving pumpkin — not there yet but in 2019 they’ll be released.
  • Hurricane pumpkin (too soon) — leaves pumpkin scented devastation in its wake.
  • Napumpkinalene — detox from opioids through the magic of pumpkins. Chemically it does nothing for you, but what goes better with cold turkey than pumpkin?
  • Pumpkin wall — illegal immigrants can stay in this country if they help build a wall made of pumpkins to keep everyone else out.
  • Octoberfist (this one is R-rated) — a girl in a German waitress costume fists you while you bite down on a pumpkin

You Better Watch Out

This week’s Dustinland sort of took the theme of last week’s comic and combined it with the holidays. I’m not really sure I love how it turned out, but it was my first time actually drawing Trump, believe it or not, and I think that took time away from the writing. But man, that guy has no neck. Who knew? Everyone focuses on the hair and skin color and now chins, but I feel like he really is neckless. I mean, our long line of presidents is not a beauty pageant by any means, so I am not saying it has any effect on his leadership ability to not have a clear definition between head and shoulders in the form of a neck. I’m just saying I looked at a lot of photos to draw the guy and it’s basically just straight lines up from shoulders to head.

Merry Christmas!

Father’s Day 2016

This is a little early for Father’s Day but I draw my comics on Sunday nights, so the only way to get this done in time would be to spend Saturday night or Father’s Day evening at the computer, and I’d rather not. So here’s a new Dustinland comic a little early for all the dads out there. And in fact, even more than that — it’s just a nice thought for parents in general, even people who aren’t parents. It’s just nice to think there are millions of these little people running around, innocent little kids, who don’t know the horrors of the world. Who wake up every day excited to experience something new and fun. That’s how it should be for every child. And maybe even every parent. Maybe we should learn from them and do our best to not be jaded, to stop and realize what a wonderful world this is, and to start every day fresh and full of possibilities.

Happy Father’s Day. Enjoy every moment.

Parenthood New Year’s Eve

Happy New Year everyone! This final Dustinland comic of 2015 highlights what’s in store for all the parents of small children out there – and it’s not a late night of dining, dancing and drinking.

Enjoy and thanks for the support! See you all in 2016!

Day Of The Dad

This week’s Dustinland was created in advance of Father’s Day. I could have released it on the actual day, but hey, this is Father’s Day, and I’m a father, so I get to do it my way this time. Really though, there is too much of a silly nature to Father’s Day, I think. Mother’s Day is heartfelt and meaningful. What are we doing for mom? Oh mom, there’s only one mom. Etc… Then Father’s Day comes around and it’s like, hey fatso, here’s a hot dog and a tie. It’s just a different vibe, and I think dads deserve better.

I love being a dad. But it’s hard (yes being a mom is hard too, but we’re not talking about that now). I don’t want to reiterate what I said in the comic, but.. well, here’s a quick story. I have these two dad friends. We had plans to hang out tonight after work. Last minute, ALL THREE OF US had to cancel. That’s #dadlife. Dads, you know what I mean. We live for a happy family. Beyond that, it’s the little things. Cliche, maybe. But cliches exist for a reason.

Dad on, dads. Dad on.