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The Lord is my German Shepherd

This week’s new Dustinland comic is a totally true story about my recent trip to America’s oldest pet cemetery, and there’s not much more I can say to explain it than what’s in the strip — although I do have lots more photos I may soon share.

You may be wondering why I went there on a bright summer’s day. Well, I googled “secret Westchester” (I live in Westchester) and I found a list, and amid all the quiet little gardens and weird ancient businesses was this cemetery, and the photos were so interesting and unexpected, I had to grab my camera and give it a little visit. It really was nice to see. And I was maybe the only visitor. There were some grounds people there, and possibly one couple I saw in the distance. But that’s it. Many of these graves were over 50 years old. Can’t imagine someone is going to visit grandpa’s dog, right? That’s a whole weird thing in itself that I didn’t even mention in the comic. Maybe I’ll have to do a sequel.

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.”

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.

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.

The Return of Small Talk

This week’s new Dustinland comic is about how I’m not really excited about the return of polite chit chat. I am super excited about the return of something resembling normal life, though. It’s just the whole… running into someone you kinda know but not really and then you have to talk about some mundane shit, and neither of you care, and it’s just a dumb game. I forgot how much this annoyed me because it was missing from my life for so long, but now it’s back, and it’s even more awkward than ever before because everyone has been shut inside for a year and no one knows how to be a human anymore.

I guess we can all use a little Larry David in our lives after 2020. And we’re about to get it.

Cautiously Potimistic

I can’t believe it. I really can’t. In fact I did a whole new Dustinland comic on it, but I decided to run this one instead because I became more fascinated with the first frame of that one, and turned that into this comic.

Man, I guess if it were ever high time for a change, it would be these days.

Word Nerd 2021

This week’s new Dustinland comic is sort of a collection of one-off zingers I’ve had lying around for a while. I’ve been pretty busy — and the comic I did reallllly want to write was too work-related for my current state of being — so I was able to quickly turn this one around while finding a place for a few word-related gags I am a fan of. Honestly I would just love to do the fourth panel as an entire strip and just go on and on forever. That’s why one of my favorite Portlandia sketches was the one where they ran a business that only existed to make up puns names for other businesses. I think that really would be my dream job.

Let’s Goat

I pretty much say it all in this week’s new Dustinland comic. I took a five-day mini “vacation” last week, which basically entailed staying in an Airbnb and playing Minecraft and Legos with my son. But we did go to a little farm and hike with some goats, which was weird, wonderful, hilarious and many other adjectives. You should try it sometime. Especially with fat goats.

Now What: An Adult Activity Book for Boring Tiresome Times

This week’s Dustinland comic is about a new book I made! It’s called Now What: An Adult Activity Book for Boring Tiresome Times, and it’s a funny collection of games, jokes and activities meant to get you through this boring-ass winter! Yes, it’s short. But yes, it’s also cheap. And I am selling it through Blurb to make it as cheap as possible. I still only make $2 a book! If I sold it on Amazon it would have to be $15 for me to make the same profit so I am doing my best to keep costs down. I could actually get it down to $8 but the paper is as thin as toilet paper at that point and it’s just not worth it.

So check it out, give it a whirl, go get yourself a copy today, because for only $9.99, you’ll get more than your money’s worth.

Squirst

This week’s new Dustinland comic is about soap squirts, with a subtle reminder at the end to note vote for a fascist. The thing is, after months of pandemic and political comics, I do have a backlog of just “normal” themes I want to put into the world. But… it does feel wrong to just ignore what’s happening right now. So, tahdah — best of both worlds.