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?
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!
This week’s Dustinland comic is about…. well stop reading right now if you don’t want a spoiler alert.
So, it’s just absurd. Don’t look into it too hard. I just enjoy playing with people’s expectations because it’s fun and makes you feel alive. It wakes you up when you read it, it surprises you, and I enjoy creating it. It’s as simple as that.
And now back to your expected scrolling.
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Tagged absurd, absurdity, comedy, comic, comics, drawing, funny, humor, illustration, trippy, webcomic
This week’s new Dustinland comic (a little bit late, I know) is about Norm Macdonald. I pretty much say it all in the strip, but really, the guy was such a hilarious weirdo. So different, so out there, so authentic and original. Yes, from time to time he said things that would be borderline cancelly these days, if you’re into that kind of thing. But he never seemed to do things out of malice, and all the comedians who knew him personally seem to say he was also a very kind and supportive guy.
One kinda weird thing that happened to me yesterday while I was drawing this comic… I turned on a podcast of one of his standup routines, and it basically starts with him talking about death and cancer. Pretty intense when taken in today’s context. And yet still funny. And that’s why I say here’s to Norm. R.I.P.
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.
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Tagged 2020, 2021, adult activity book, adult coloring book, bored, coloring book, comedy book, games, humor, humor book, now what
I had so much fun with last week’s Dustinland comic, based on the annoying baseball anthem/classic folksong “Cotton Eyed Joe,” that I decided to follow up with a new and very serious strip in the same vein. I won’t ruin the joke with a spoiler alert, so go check it out now before reading the rest of this post.
Go. I’ll give you some room so you don’t accidentally read what it’s about.
So yeah, I wonder if Eiffel 65 had such bummer thoughts in mind when they wrote the classic hit, “I’m blue.” Because if you look at the lyrics, they are pretty depressing. Maybe not as bad as I took it, but hey, good times.
I was gone for a couple of weeks on a work trip, so I figured I’d come back with a very serious Dustinland comic for these very serious times.
And it does bring up a lot of good questions. Where DID he come from? And where DID he go? It’s a mystery we’ve been trying to solve for ages. And the answer… well, that’s something we may never know.
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Tagged annoying, annoying songs, cartoon, comics, comicstrip, cotton eyed joe, funny, humor, jokes, music, webcomic
Sometimes I don’t have to think about a comic. Something just happens in my life and I basically record it in comic form. That’s what happens in this week’s Dustinland comic. Just a conversation between me, the wife and the kiddo. A conversation about having two mommies.
My favorite part is that my wife is so keen about explaining the two daddies/two mommies thing, and this was her first chance to do it, and of course little man flips it on her in such a perfect way. Kids. Gotta love em.