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You Better Watch Out

This week’s Dustinland sort of took the theme of last week’s comic and combined it with the holidays. I’m not really sure I love how it turned out, but it was my first time actually drawing Trump, believe it or not, and I think that took time away from the writing. But man, that guy has no neck. Who knew? Everyone focuses on the hair and skin color and now chins, but I feel like he really is neckless. I mean, our long line of presidents is not a beauty pageant by any means, so I am not saying it has any effect on his leadership ability to not have a clear definition between head and shoulders in the form of a neck. I’m just saying I looked at a lot of photos to draw the guy and it’s basically just straight lines up from shoulders to head.

Merry Christmas!

The 12 Days of Xmas

As evident in this week’s Dustinland comic, The 12 Days of Christmas has some really weird lyrics. I’m sure there’s some historical significance of each line… I guess… I mean, even in the Downton Abbey era I still don’t understand the idea of giving someone 11 leaping lords. First of all, why 11? Seems like overkill. Second, what does that mean? Just dudes who jump? I guess they’re lords… I mean, you must be pretty powerful if you can not only get 11 lords to jump at your behest, but then you can GIVE them to someone. And then what? I own them now? Thanks… lords… just what I needed. How is that going to work in a 2-bedroom apartment in Queens? I guess that’s my problem now.

Good times! Happy holidays everyone!

The Holiday Spirit Cycle

Pretty simple comic for the 2012 holiday season. But it’s really true. As you get older, the holidays lose that magical feeling. When you’re a kid, the whole month of December glows. So much excitement and anticipation… all that time off of school, presents, maybe snow… it’s just a special time to look forward to every year. Then you grow old and it’s just….blah. Annoying holiday songs playing in every store for more than a month, grey skies, things you have to do replace things you want to do—basically, the holidays become a chore.

But then you become a parent and all of a sudden the excitement is back. It’s not the same, but it’s still there. You just see it through them… how much joy they get from the whole experience. And it’s not just about presents. That’s part of it, sure, but it’s more than that.

Anyway, happy holidays (a little bit late in terms of this post—sorry, I’ve been busy)!

Can Grown-ups Enjoy The Holidays?

Last week, before I drew this comic, my mom called me, and we had this conversation:

MOM: Are you going to do a holiday comic next week?

DUSTIN: I think so.

MOM: Is it going to be positive?

DUSTIN: Probably not.

I was going to draw a comic called “The tree of spite,” which I have been planning for years. But, I think it will have to wait at least another year, because I decided to go the happy route instead (well, as happy as my comics can get). I really do try and enjoy the holidays. Christmas, Chanukah, Hanukah, Hristmas… it’s just nice to be festive.

So happy holidays, and yes, that really is my awesome fake fireplace!