I know I complain about parenthood a lot, but mostly because it’s funnier to whine than it is to say how awesome your life is. Don’t get me wrong—kids really are a huge pain in the ass. But mostly they’re pretty great. As in the example featured in this week’s Dustinland comic. These are the weird little moments that happen all the time—and this really did happen, exactly as I depicted it. I have no idea where “boobs” came from. It had nothing to do with what we were watching. We weren’t talking about boobs recently. It just popped out of his mouth from nowhere. And that… is hilarious.
High five kiddo.
Posted in parenthood
Tagged boobs, children, dad, father, fatherhood, kids, parenthood, parenting, raising kids, toddler, toddlers
I’m relatively new to Instagram, so perhaps this week’s Dustinland is a bit late to a subject other people have already touched on. Or maybe it’s totally original. Either way, I actually love Instagram and I’m not trying to poop on it. It’s just fun to find trends and patterns that people seem to obsess over—or really ways people game the system. I feel like everything about the Internet / social / mobile today is about gaming the system. “Best practices.” Tricks to get more followers. Maybe I’m just too cynical but it seems like for so many people, the fun is not in the doing but in the receiving of approval. I’ve touched on this before, and I’ll probably touch on it again, maybe because I feel the pull of vindication just as much as anyone else does. Otherwise I’d be drawing comics in a sketch book instead of posting them online, right?
This has got to be the least sexy comic about boobs ever. Although I bet somehow, someone gets turned on by this. Hey, whatever floats your boat.
Really though, I was explaining some of this to a single friend of mine recently, and he was in shock. He imagined it as being the most frustrating thing ever—giant perfect boobs that are mostly not for the touching. But, you know, babies change everything in that arena, at least in the earlier stages. So it’s not quite that bad. But it is kind of annoying to see this little person come along and steal your boobs away.
By the way, I would also like to say that in the grand scheme of things, us men can’t really complain about anything related to pregnancy and babies, since we pretty much do nothing the entire time. Just wanted to put that out there before some angry mom flames me.
Oh wait — one more thing. Yes, I hate stick figures in comics. So why stick figures in this one? Well, for one, I think it can be argued that these are not stick figures. But regardless, I wanted to draw a comic about boobs that was PC enough for most people to be able to read it wherever they are. I also wanted to rid the comic of the added element of sex that pops up whenever a boob is drawn in even the slightest realistic manner. So tahdah: stick figures with boobs. Good times.
So there’s a show called Ice-T and Coco or something like that, where Ice-T hangs out with his giant-boob-and-assed wife. I drew some pictures for MTV of the wonderful couple traveling through time. Now, I haven’t seen anything but a few clips but I think it’s just one of those things where it’s funny because he used to be all gansta and now he goes shopping for doggie clothes. Also, did I mention the gigantic boobs? That’s probably a watching factor for a good percentage of the show’s audience. Good times.
The interesting thing about week’s Dustinland is that I had to do quite a bit of research on the topic before writing the strip. No — not that kind of research. I mean that since I’m such a perfect, loving husband, I had no idea what men do when they want to look at passing hotties. In fact the whole idea of the strip originated with a buddy of mine. It was all his idea. Not mine. Are you reading this, honey? Sweetie? Muffinface?
Posted in Uncategorized