This week’s new Dustinland comic is my final strip for 2020, so you can imagine what it’s about. But more than just a strip about how bad this year was, it’s also about how everyone is talking about what a bad year was, and how that in itself is annoying. I also do my best to keep it positive, but even that is a commentary on how a lot of people are also trying to put that spin on it.
Basically, no matter how you spin it, everything is dumb and pointless about this horrible year. But hopefully next year will be the start of something much better. Probably not, but it can’t hurt to think positive.
Happy new year everyone and thanks for your support!
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Tagged 2020, 2020 parenting, 2021, childhood, dad, fatherhood, new years, new years resolutions, pandemic, parenting, quarantine, raising children, worst year ever
The title of this post makes it pretty clear what this final new Dustinland comic of 2019 is about: New year’s resolutions! It’s weird. It’s been a long year, and sort of a shitty one for the world. Okay, not sort of — it’s been a fucking awful year for the world. Really terrible and depressing. My life though — not so bad. I did break my hand/arm a few times though, so that was shitty. And I’m dealing with some mid life crisis-y metaphysical kinda stuff, so there’s that. But overall, I didn’t get bombed, step on a landmine, or get implanted with a Chinese spy device, so I take that as a win.
Hope you can look past the crap and see things in the same light as I do, except without the blistering sarcasm and cynicism. See you next year, and thanks for all your support!
I drew two comics for the new year.
A positive one.
A negative one.
Which did you click on first?
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Tagged 2018, ai, aragorn, artificial intelligence, depression, drinking, frodo, gollum, happiness, lord of the rings, lotr, meaning, meaning of life, new year, new years, philosophy, positive thinking
Happy New Year everyone! This final Dustinland comic of 2015 highlights what’s in store for all the parents of small children out there – and it’s not a late night of dining, dancing and drinking.
Enjoy and thanks for the support! See you all in 2016!
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Tagged 2015, 2016, children, dad, dadhood, father, fatherhood, holiday, holidays, kids, new years, new years eve, nye2016, parenthood, parenting, parents, raising kids, toddlers
As I say with this week’s Dustinland, this year I’m not even pretending to have New Year’s resolutions that I’m actually going to follow through on. It’s just too disappointing, setting yourself up for failure like that.
Well, see you in 2015!
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Tagged new years
This final Dustinland comic of 2013 is my usual year end summary. I don’t always do it, but most of the time (2012 2011 2010 2000-2009 2005 2003 2002). I don’t know if anyone likes these, but I enjoy doing them, because it helps me get a good glimpse of the year in one shot, and it’s also nice to look back on further down the road.
Each year I try to give the strip a different spin. In 2010 it was a social media thing. This year I sort of did a little riff on lists. You know, December is list time. Top Albums of the Year! Top Songs! Top Videos! Top Movies! Top Memes! People Who Died! Etc… So everything in my comic is a “top” list. Even if there’s just one thing. HAHA! Get it?! Boy that’s almost sort of funny.
See you next year!
Hey, check out this special comic celebrating 2012! I usually like to end off the year with these sort of look back type strips, but this year I decided to jazz it up a bit and make it more interactive. Let me know if you like it! Maybe I’ll do more of these.
This year kinda sucked a bit, but it could have been worse so here’s to a great 2013!
PS Check out these Dustinland comics looking back at other years:
2002 2003 2005 2008 2000-2009 – worst decade ever 2010 2011
Not too much to say about this one. Just starting the new year out with some lighthearted silliness before I get back to all the doom and gloom I’m known for. But hey, who knows, maybe this year will be a great year and I can just draw comics about boobs and farts and year. Oh wait, it’s an election year. I guess I’ll still be writing about a bunch boobs but in a different capacity.
I love doing these year in review comics at the end of each year. For one, it’s just interesting to take a look back and get a good picture of the last 365 days, see what you’ve already forgotten about and see what sort of trends were going on in the world. Last year I found to be the year social media really took the world by storm so the theme of my comic was all internety. This year was really all about protests and revolution and what not, although I didn’t follow through with that theme in my weird ass comic that I drew while I was a bit silly, if you know what I mean (these things are kinda detailed and need a lot of time to research and draw, and you have to stay entertained somehow, right?).
Oh, and two, I like doing these comics because five or 10 years from now, they’re even more interesting. Kinda like a little time capsule. Good times.
See you in 2012!