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smile like you mean it (haiku)

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

You almost didn’t get any comicky goodness this week, but I just couldn’t go through with missing an update. It’s been a hellacious week complete with personal drahma, financial stress, computer nightmares and epic palmetto battles. Anyway, it’s all good now. Here’s your damn comic. It’s not humorous but smile like you mean it anyway. 😛

Have a great week! HOoOoooo!

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22 Responses to “smile like you mean it (haiku)”

  1. Gabe Lippmann Says:

    Lovely picture.

    hollow masquerade
    eclipses her wretchedness
    heralding despair

  2. justme Says:

    desperate rictus
    reveals more than it conceals
    Ginger’s at rope’s end

  3. Paining Aimee Says:

    cute haiku and asome syte!
    _( ” )_
    (_ : _)
    / ‘ \
    (_/ \_)

  4. Paining Aimee Says:

    oops sorry, thats supposed to be a gingerdead man….

  5. Seraphine Says:

    Aww, I don’t have Flash
    so I can’t see your ‘Tube.
    I don’t have blinking,
    stinking moving ads either.

  6. calan Says:

    thanks aimee. i see the lil guy 🙂 it’s wordpress that wont let you start out with spaces on a line that made him look a lil wonky. i still think it’s neat.

    Seraphine – i hear you about the ads that blink. a lot of those are .gifs though. the video is just the Killers, “Smile like you mean it”. Great song. Flash is one of my favorite digital mediums. There are so many amazing short toons in this format. Artist’s like Matt Sandbrook of Chip Shop Adventures, Katy Towell who does wonderful dark stories like Emmaline and of course, David Firth’s Salad Fingers and more. When I revamp the site I’ll be adding a section in the links area to share some of my faves. I think you would really love many of them.

    /end flash advocacy. 😛

    Everyone: Thanks for the haikus 🙂 More please!

  7. Synchro593 Says:

    I hope things keep looking up for you!

  8. coolioness Says:


    Sometimes, it just is
    not worth faking the smile
    for the sad people.

  9. avshar Says:

    I’m sorry to hear your life has been interesting in the Chinese proverb sense. I hope things quiet down for you. I’m afraid to ask about the palmetto battles hehe. Thanks for the effort Calan. It wouldn’t be a proper Wednesday without one.

    how to fake a grin?
    must keep up appearances
    just wasted effort

  10. Kellan Says:

    Necessary for smiling
    Gingerdead has none

  11. Rodro Says:

    Flex it; eventually
    Forces out a smile

  12. lamer Says:

    I only can smile
    When my enemy is dead
    Go die Hollywood

  13. Lor Says:

    i love these comics ever ganna make it all into a book?? that would be so cool!!!

  14. calan Says:

    kellan and rodro get 10 smartypants points 😛

    rodro: everytime i read yours i imagine very disturbing puppeteer scenarios involving small hooks and fishing wire and nasal passages and blinking eyes and twitchy forced smiles and eeeeeeeeeek!

    lor – welcome 🙂 i’d love to do a book and some other things too. we shall see.

  15. Lor Says:

    thanks and i will be a first to buy a book!! when my broke ass can come up w/ $$i will get some shirts, i am posting links to this page to my friends so far they all love it! Lenoir needs a dead dolly to cary aroun w/ her hah yeah that would be cool heh

  16. calan Says:

    hey, thanks for passing the link around Lor. word of mouth rocks!

  17. Seraphine Says:

    It’s a new week, I hope you
    are smiling with meaning now.

  18. calan Says:


  19. J Says:

    i try try again
    i think calan may hate me
    my comments wont post.

  20. Carol Finegan Says:

    i must say i love these, all of them. so thank you for making them. can’t wait for this weeks.

  21. calan Says:

    thanks and welcome carol.

  22. lamer Says:

    I hate earth so much
    That the only time I smile
    Is when I am drunk

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