I sketched this comic on an airplane, I inked it at my friend Paul‘s house in Buffalo and I colored it at my new friend Andrew’s house in Toronto. And now I am sitting on the floor in Andew‘s hall posting it for you. What I’m saying is this comic has traveled across many states, time zones, altitudes and countries (two countries to be exact) in order to make your face do a not-mad kind of face. I hope it was worth it.
Despite being portrayed as a selfish monster in this comic, Josh IRL once gave me a $2000 Wacom Cintiq 21UX for my birthday just to celebrate the 4 year anniversary of the comic. Eli IRL gave me a 13″ Cintiq and a an iMac a year or so earlier also just to help me along with The Experiment. I’m lucky to have those guys in m life. Not for the money they spent, but for the belief they had in my endeavor to live an honest, fulfilled and creative life. FRIENDSHIP AMIRITE?!
COMMENTERS: What’s the nicest thing anyone ever did for you just to be a friend, wanting nothing in return?
I took up knitting in 2003 to a) honor a long tradition of skilled domestic crafting among the women in my family and b) keep my hands busy when I watched TV so I didn’t use them to shove food in my face. After I’d made a few things as was starting to design my own pieces rather than just working from patterns, my friend Anna Banana from Savannah went to Michael’s and bought me a really nice little organizer to hold all my bits and bobs for doing my wizardry I mean knitting. For the next several years, not a day went by when I didn’t need some tiny little item that I knew exactly where to get because it was in that organizer. Ten years later I don’t knit nearly as much as I used to, but to this day that organizer is one of the most useful things I own.
Miles · 95 weeks agoV8 and Vodka alone does not a bloody Mary make. One needs Worchestershire sauce, but I prefer to use A1 instead, black pepper (though I use Cayenne), lemon juice, olive juice.
It turns out just fine for the purposes to which I use it; which is usually to be able to function the morning after a heavy drink and drink some more.One time this nice guy named…something with a J…Jor-El? Something like that. He trekked me all the way through the bowels of ECCC to meet his other friend…Walter? Willow? Whatsit? Just so we could show him a silly thing I made.
It might have changed my life, and I might be forever grateful to whats-his-name.
jeffcg · 95 weeks agoSeveral years ago, my wife (girlfriend at the time) and I ran out of heating oil right at Thanksgiving, and it was a cold November. Our friend Patrick, without warning, stopped by and dropped off a very nice (not very combustible) space heater and wouldn’t take anything for it.
Mads · 95 weeks agoA three-day road trip from Vancouver to San Bernardino and back to have lunch with a friend, and give them a new VCR. One day to get from Vancouver to Sacramento, one day to get from Sacramento to San Bernardino, a couple hours for lunch, and back to Sacramento, and one day to get back from Sacramento to Vancouver.Back in the wild weeks when the iPad was brand new, the waiting list long, and having just received the email that my shiny desire box was waiting for me in store, I was waiting in a very, very long line at the Apple store. I’d had a shitty day and my faith in humanity was low. This being central London, I didn’t really see much chance of that improving.
However, breaking all rules of being British, the lady behind me in line pulled out a box of Lola’s cupcakes (one of the best in London) and proceeded to offer them to complete strangers in the queue. Everyone in line started chatting and laughing together, about cupcakes, about shiny Apple objects, to the point where even the overly friendly blue shirted Apple minions were creeped.
My faith in humanity was restored, I ate cupcake and I got an iPad. All because of some random act of generosity by a complete stranger.
Well, apart from the iPad.