2023 Fitness Trends

This week’s new Dustinland comic is a satirical take on modern fitness trends. They do seem to be getting more and more minimal and hardcore at the same time, which I think isn’t the worst thing in the world. I recently watched this new Chris Hemsworth show on National Geographic and boy did it make me feel like a pile of garbage. I mean, I knew I didn’t have any kind of hardcore workout routine as a part of my life, but now I know it’s literally going to make me die earlier. Fun times. Guess I need to do some ice bagging.

Health Bomber

This week’s new Dustinland comic is about how easy it is to slip back into bad habits. We’re all just looking for that excuse.

And to be honest, I find Dry January annoying. Of course it’s not a bad thing that people are drinking less, but I just find these mass “let’s all do X at once” things irritating. It makes me want to do the opposite pretty much every time.

Hot End to 2022

This week’s new Dustinland comic is a 100% true story about a minor fire that broke out in my house recently. Fortunately everything is okay, but it was scary, and it will continue to be a huge pain in the ass to get all this fixed.

I think the scariest part is seeing how fast a fire can spread. One little oops and really you can find yourself in a disaster — or worse — in minutes.

Aside from that, you know, it’s just stuff. It will take a while to replace and fix, and I did lose a few comics, but nothing too irreplaceable. I think the biggest inconvenience is that I use the basement as a home office and that’s not possible for the time being, so that should be interesting.

But yeah. Fire. It’s dangerous. Wheee 2023.


This week’s new Dustinland comic is about AI — and illustrated through AI. I thought it would be fun to use the medium to talk about itself in a weird way.

Now, if you want a little bonus background on HOW these images were created, check out the screen caps below to see what I typed into Dall•e to get the results you see in the comic.

The White Xmas

This week’s Dustinland comic is something very different! It’s an animation of sorts… a shot by shot parody of The White Lotus opening credits, set to the actual music from the show, but replacing all the illusions to ancient Rome with scenes from the North Pole. Now, due to rights and sizing, this was a little tricky for me to pull together over just a weekend. So you can either watch it here on Instgram, made for mobile, or you can see it here on Vimeo (unless they take it down due copyright robot spies) with a sort of odd aspect ratio — I would recommend watching on your phone and zooming in since it was created with a 9:16 aspect ratio.

As I mentioned before, this is literally a shot-by-shot parody of the original trailer. Lots of fun to figure out how each image would translate into a scene from Santa’s village. Here are a few of my favorites, compared side by side with the originals. Enjoy this little peak behind the curtain! Super fun project for a show I really enjoy. And happy holidays!


This week’s new Dustinland comic is obviously just some silly nonsense, since my wife did not get me new and for my birthday, although that would have been a very sweet gesture. This was actually partially inspired by old Ren and Stimpy cartoons, since Ren was obsessed with getting pectoral implants. I believe the cartoon’s creator has been cancelled for some truly sketchy behavior, but man, it was a great show that was incredibly influential. That sort of weirdo bizarro grotesque take on classic cartooning… honestly, where would Cartoon Network and Adult Swim be without it?

A Fun Trip to the ER

This week’s new Dustinland comic is pretty literal. I went to the ER last week. Turns out I have the flu. Well I had the flu last week. And now I still do. It really sucks. In fact, it’s hard to even just sit here and write this so that’s all I got for you.

The flu 2022: I don’t recommend. Zero stars.

Now Is Not The Time

This week’s new Dustinland comic is just some silly fun. Statistically these tend to be some of my less popular comics, probably because people enjoy things that speak to their lives more, topics they can relate to. But you know, people did really like the Cotton Eye Joe comic, so anything’s possible!

5 Signs of a Catastrophic Relationship

Want to know what this week’s new Dustinland comic is about? Okay well you can click the link or I’ll tell you after:


It’s about my cat. All cat owners should relate to this one, although I wonder what dog owners will think. It’s a very different sort of pet experience. Sometimes I wonder what it would be like to have a dog. Basically a little loyal servant who follows you around and worships you and wants to be wherever you are and also likes food way too much. Cats are not that. But there is something so enjoyable and funny about their weird independence. It’s both annoying and yet the very thing that makes us feel we’ve earned their independence.

Just The Tip

This week’s new Dustinland comic is about tipping. Of course I’m not against tipping. I do it all the time — especially to hardworking people that don’t make a ton of money but deserve to earn a decent living. BUT… the amount of tip jars in the world is getting weird. I’m not the first to say it, but yeah, a lot of tip jars these days.