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better than chocolate

Wednesday, February 14th, 2007

I’m not really sure there’s anything better than chocolate, but then again i’ve never been gifted with fingers snapped fresh off the hands of a stiff corpse. Oh well, maybe someday.

The poorly drawn headless bee in today’s comic is for my friend Matt Sandbrook. He’s ridiculously talented in animation, film making, webcomics, photomanip and painting. It’s sickening, really. You can check out his webcomic, Chip Shop Adventures and other goodies here.

I have one more piece in this lovely finger painting saga and I’m not making you wait until next week for it. So, be sure to check back on Friday. 🙂

If you’re in love and doing something sappy or sticky today for Valentine’s Day, good for you. If you are loathing love, here’s a poem that might remind you how good it felt to untie the love noose last time around. Embrace your independence. It’s a wonderful thing.

Love Poem by Richard Brautigan

Its so nice
to wake up in the morning
all alone
and not have to tell somebody
you love them
when you don’t love them
any more.

Thanks for reading. I’ll see you on Friday. You might want to wear your haiku hats.

<3 calan

36 Responses to “better than chocolate”

  1. Smudge Says:

    Gingerdead and pals is the cats whiskers or pajamas, take your pick!

  2. calan Says:

    omg it’s Smudge! i’ll take the jammies, thanks. it was nice of you to comment. i know typing with those chubby kitten paws is tough.

  3. J Says:

    i believe that this is truly your best comic yet. i have to love that resourcefulness.

  4. calan Says:

    thanks so much, J. 🙂

  5. Steamed Ian Says:

    My dear Ginger Dead,
    A sad, emo V-Day card
    that’s made just for you…

    (…is located at steamedcarrot.com)

    I’m no good at these haikus..but i would like to thank you for being the inspiration for the first of our valentines day card series..your dark twisted anti-love has infested us all.

  6. Mike Says:

    Not only would it have been rude, but perhaps incriminating. Best Valentine’s comic I’ve seen yet!

  7. Miss Kae Says:


    I have many a webcomic I have to scrawl through daily because they are so awesome.

    And now I have another one. I hope youre proud of yourself!

    I like your work 🙂

  8. calan Says:

    Ian – glad to have inspired such heart warming cards. i really liked the evil villian and the gangsta ones.

    Mike – perhaps. 😉

  9. calan Says:

    Miss Kae – I’m glad you found me in the vast sea of webcomics out there. Thanks. Oh, btw you were too late. I’m afraid I was damned long ago, but I appreciate the effort nonetheless.

  10. justme Says:

    Yay Lenoir!! Way to come through! No passive victim are you. (Recovering haiku addict resisting urge to rewrite … must … resist … save for next week…)

  11. calan Says:

    haha. you can haiku away whenever you want to. but, if you decide to wait, you only have to wait until Friday. i’m putting up a bonus comic this week. 😉

  12. Gabe Lippmann Says:

    Lovely. Finger painting rawks!

  13. calan Says:

    it’s almost as much fun as body painting!

  14. justme Says:

    i can’t stop myself
    i’m addicted to haiku
    calan’s my pusher

    *whew* better stop at just one – I think I can hold out ’til Friday now…

    I think I need to join a seventeen-step program for this

  15. Chris Says:

    Hahahahaha… I just got it. “finger painting” You are such a card. 🙂

  16. Rodro the Ultimate Says:

    That is sooo cute!
    i just melted!

  17. amanda Says:

    lenoir i adore

    bone hands make me swoon

    longing for her touch


  18. calan Says:

    oooh that’s lovely amanda. but GingerDead is a lil jealous now. i’d watch your back O.o

  19. calan Says:


    let me help you. i think the first step is to write more haikus. lots of them. 😉

  20. justme Says:

    “psst – hey, over here
    how’d you like to try haiku?
    the first one is free”

    trusting innocent
    unsuspectingly i fall
    into calan’s web

    cursed forevermore
    wandering the lonely night
    for a haiku fix

    … no, I don’t think it’s working calan 😉 what’s the next step?

  21. calan Says:

    i think focusing on something else might help. like drawing me fan art or sending me all your money. the latter is said to be extremely effective. 🙂

    i know what you mean about the addictive quality. one day a friend and i were writing them back and forth via email, communicating only in haiku form and the rest of that night all of my thoughts were in haikus. even the most mundane things inspired them. it was kind of cool until i was trying to sleep and they wouldn’t stop.

  22. Poe Tatum Says:

    Snap your fingers for
    Valentines Day Lenoir Did
    Gingerdead Happy

    Loved this comic, can I print it out and put it on my desk? 😀

    zOMG Friday HOOOOOOO!!!!

  23. EvilCouch Says:


  24. Mark Says:

    Holy crap! You know Richard Braughtigan?? I have an original printing of Trout Fishing In America … that book rocks.

  25. NobleSavage Says:

    That comic made me hungry for peanut butter and jelly.

  26. calan Says:

    Poe – of course you can.

    Mark – I’m afraid I just came across that poem via stumbleupon.com and liked it It was hand written and hard to read. I thought I spelled it the way it appeared on the page, but you’re spelling his name different. Perhaps, it’s a different author?

    Noble – I’m not sure why it made you crave peanut butter and jelly. I can only assume you spread your peanut butter with severed fingers.

  27. Raindrop Says:

    That comic made me hungry, too. o.O

    They are too cute 🙂

  28. calan Says:

    thanks Raindrop. 🙂

    please don’t eat my friends

  29. Saturdaypunk Says:

    The end made me smile
    the biggest I have in days
    Thank you for being

  30. Trinity Says:

    Calan – This one is great 😀 and I love finger painting……especially with someone elses fingers… Cheers! Trin

  31. calan Says:

    Saturday: thank you so much for that haiku. glad i made you smile!

  32. Daniel Says:

    I’ve been away too long. I’m glad Lenoir is finally getting the love she deserves!

  33. calan Says:

    welcome back daniel 🙂 how’s baeg tobar tricks?

  34. coolioness Says:

    Awww….Sweet, Bloody goodness.

  35. aprill Says:

    thats THE sweetest thing i’ve seen all day and i’m eating chocolate with hazelnuts, drinking full sugar coke, listening to love songs and also eating those chocolates that have strawberries on the inside.

  36. hb_angel Says:

    hey! first time time in reading your stuff, i like it its creative! and this pic has to be the most disturbingly cute thing i have ever seen! keep up the good work

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