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better than nothing

Wednesday, August 15th, 2007

So, I’d love to say this week’s comic is part of some experimental process, but the truth is my Wacom tablet pen died. (moment of silence) Rather than miss an update, I worked with some charcoals this evening and did voodoo on my scanner to make it work. Sorry, it’s a bit sloppy but my Wacom mouse doesn’t really work so I couldn’t clean it up. This post is making it sound like Wacom’s suck but, in fact, I love them. I’ve been using mine for about two years for more hours a day than I’d like to admit, so I can’t complain. If you are interested in drawing with something less cumbersome than a mouse, it’s the best 100 bucks you’ll ever spend. www.wacom.com They have fancier, larger and of course more expensive ones, but the Graphire4 has been great for me.
I can’t think of any interesting anecdotes right now, so I’ll shut up and bid you farewell.

Looking forward to your haikus,
<3 calan p.s. home ec is short for home economics. i'm not sure that's a universal thing or if they even still teach it? in high school we all had to take it. it was basically a class to slack off in. GingerDead Comic Store

19 Responses to “better than nothing”

  1. Zef Says:

    i love it. okay, i hate spiders… but beyond that i love the comic 🙂 it was really well done and i really like charcoals. still, it’s sad about your tablet pen, hopefully you’ll be back up and running soon 🙂

  2. calan Says:

    thanks zef 🙂 i’m fortunate because it ends up i can just buy a new pen for it for now which is only 30 bucks. it’s on it’s way. should be back in business by the end of the week. 🙂

    btw, i’m not too fond of spiders myself. i’m not sure where the spider love in Lenoir comes from.


  3. Rampage Says:

    That’s awesome.

  4. Gabe Lippmann Says:

    hidden in your fare
    a silent venomous foe
    deadly strike awaits

  5. J Says:

    superior skill
    i look to my coal works

  6. kiki Says:

    I hated home ec but i love the comic.

  7. Starguy Says:

    We didn’t have home ec in my school. We had nutritional science instead, which was basically the same thing.

  8. coolioness Says:

    Poisonous spiders
    in a sprinkle masquerade
    wait in readiness.

    …Woah. Cupcake induced death? Count me in!

    Once again, calan, you have made my Wednesday. ^_^

  9. Lsharp Says:

    (moment of silence for your pen)

    but you really know your way around a charcoal calan!
    I love this style to, so just say it’s and experiment, i’d belive it if you said so

  10. justme Says:

    but they’re so festive
    and very nutritious, too
    why’d she get an F?

    moist and tender cakes
    frosting sweet but with a bite
    a delicious death

    Wacom or charcoal
    never mind the medium
    Calan has the touch

  11. Andrew (PerhapsToast) Says:

    I remember having to take a home ec kind of class in middle school, but I never had to take one in high school. I do enjoy cooking though. (:

  12. Bill Says:

    What a tasty demise for an unsuspecting individual. Too bad I’m not allowed sweets any more.

  13. Undead Poochyena Says:

    They screwed us over for Home Ec. Now it’s about a million different classes, it’s not required, and you never know what you’re looking for in the sign-up booklet because the names are cryptic as hell and the descriptions don’t do the class titles any justice. I ended up taking the second course in a parenting class and not the first because they’re so cryptically labelled. (and before you ask, no there’s no kid on the way. I just wanted to know how to properly care for and manage them.)

    Home Ec for a Day
    Cupcakes of Endless terror
    Best day ever.

    Cupcakes with fangs
    Deliciously sweet arachnidea
    Accept your fate.

    Why did I fail?
    I followed the instructions.
    Death’s just a plus.

  14. calan Says:

    i’m glad you guys like the charcoal. maybe i’ll use it again sometime.

    Welcome Undead!

    Great haikus everyone 🙂

  15. avshar Says:

    Nice work. The spider sprinkles crack me up. My sister loves sprinkles on cup cakes but hates spiders. I will have to show her this one hehe.

    Tasty crunchy treat
    Sweet deadly love in each bite
    I deserve an A

    I took home ec in high school just because i wanted an easy A. But as it turned out i loved that class. Our teacher was great and she used to play Julia Childs videos for us. I loved those. She was the type of chef who just did what she wanted and couldn’t care less what others thought. She drank on her show and at times got slightly drunk while doing the taping. One such time she had a large turkey in a pan and when she was taking it out of the oven she dropped it on the floor and just reached down, picked it up, and went on with the show like nothing at all was wrong, lol. I loved that old woman. Was sad to see her pass on.

  16. lamer Says:

    Sugar is poison
    A very sweet one for me
    My teeth hate it, though.

  17. Seraphine Says:

    poisonous sprinkles
    the cost of spiders today
    economic hell

  18. Undead Poochyena Says:

    Thanks. it’s a great comic. It’s a lot like my own family. (Still can’t decide whether I’m gingerdead or skeleton head.) Lenoir’s really cute, btw.

  19. Rodro Says:

    arachnid pastry
    take a bite; time to dance the
    tarantella dance

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