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This latest Dustinland comic is about phones and how we use them a lot. Certainly not a new topic, but I did have some recent experiences that shed new light on the situation, at least for me. I won’t dwell on it here because really, nothing new, we are all aware that we use our phones too much. But yeah, really — no one cares what you share.
This week’s new Dustinland comic is about my giant nose. Actually, it’s about my normal nose, but some dude called it giant. Whatevs. I guess it’s a little bigger than average but… well, you can read the comic. I won’t ruin it for you here.
But yeah, nose haters can kiss my ass.
My latest Dustinland comic is about social media. And hey, that’s how I promoted it. But it’s really more of a commentary about people and trends. That’s what’s ultimate underlying the strip. How we’re always chasing what’s hot and never catching up, even when the hottest thing is something we already did many years ago.
Technology or not, some things never change.
As I say in this week’s Dustinland comic, when your phone dies and you’re not in the position to recharge it, at first you panic. But eventually you accept it, and at that point you are finally alive again. No email or texts to harass you. No Instagram or other time wasting social platforms or apps to distract you. Just life. Slow and beautiful. The moment. Be in it. Enjoy it. One day we will surely all be interconnected cyborgs, or living in a post apocalyptic wasteland. Either way, enjoy your rare moments of life without a phone. You may become more fleeting than you could imagine.
Now, I’ll admit, I go for some of these once in a while. Hey, straight facade architecture shots? I love em. But it is funny to see these same shots reproduced over and over again. Different places, different subjects, same photos. I mean hey, certain things work really well in a 1- to 2-inch square.
What I cover in this week’s Dustinland comic is a really complicated issue. Kids and technology. The debate has been going on for decades now, and it only gets more and more intense as technology becomes an increasingly pervasive part of our lives. It’s really tricky as a parent, but ultimately I would imagine there’s only so long you can fight it. My child is still pretty small, but I know people with older kids, and I see how it is. Hey, social media is even part of school these days. And people are making six figures playing video games professionally.
Where this all leads me is that in a broader sense, we’re really becoming cyborgs—and is that such a bad thing? But that’s a topic for a whole different comic…