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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.

What’s The Difference

Some people may have their feelings hurt by this new Dustinland comic, but that was not my intention. I’m simply bringing to life the inner dialogue that takes place within the mind of cynical folks like myself, whose instincts are to expect the worst from most people and scenarios. And at times like these, while it may be natural to scoff at people simply posting on social media as if that’s going to change the world, it’s important to realize that EVERYTHING helps. You need all the things. Yes, of course action is more important than likes and shares, but that doesn’t make social media posts bad or useless, especially when they are well-intentioned expressions of honest frustration that the world just won’t seem to change.

The Chosen Ones

This week’s new Dustinland comic is about quarantine and groceries and people who have already caught the bug and waited two weeks and are now free, sort of…

Speaking of food, what staple are you currently missing? I need eggs. Also I read that baby chicks are selling out at farm supply stores. Who knew? You can’t buy eggs or the things that make them. I wonder which problem came first…

Corona Light

Here’s a new Dustinland comic about the coronavirus! Ah yes, fun times. Who doesn’t love a good pandemic mixed in with some quarantine action. But yeah, I don’t have any extra background on this strip, although I will say that this article is very interesting, and taught me that there have in fact been multiple coronaviruses, including SARS and others that were essentially little more than colds.

It My Birtday

This new Dustinland comic is about birthdays — mine more importantly, but yeah, sure. Yours too.

If I had time I would have made it way weirder but I’ve been busy doing birthday thangs.

Bite me

This latest Dustinland comic is inspired by a few recent mysterious bug bites. Of course I instantly jumped to the conclusion that I had bed bugs. I can’t help it. Too paranoid from all those years in NYC. But yeah, the bites went away so I’m probably in the clear. No idea what they were. Fleas maybe? We have lots of wildlife running around our yard and I was doing yard work the day before I got the bites so I may have dragged a few little biters into the house. Did some serious sheet and pillow case washing and now I’m bite free, so who knows.

Man, nature sure does hate us. And for good reason, if you think about it.