2015-02-06-we-can-be-happy-underground

We Can Be Happy Underground

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NEWS:
[UPDATE 02/11/15] My new podcast Potter & Daughter is live now! You can download the first episode here or subscribe via RSS or iTunes (as of 2/12/15 the iTunes link is still waiting on Apple approval).

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Fancy Patreon Patrons get each episode a week early and can already download episode 2 HERE.

Here’s the description from the podcast website: 

Potter And Daughter is a Harry Potter themed podcast where Joel Watson (cartoonist, geek dad and creator of the online comic HijiNKS ENSUE) talked to his seven year old daughter, Lily, as she reads through the Harry Potter book series.

In each episode Joel and Lily cover about 1/4 to 1/3 of a book, discussing what happened, why it happened and what lessons Lily is learning from the books as she reads them. It’s part Cliff’s Notes and part cute and instrospective conversation between a father and daughter who love the same books for the same (and sometimes totally different) reasons.

RATING: Always safe for work and safe to share with your kids.

My daughter and I made it together, I’m really proud of it and I hope you enjoy it.

I’m pretty sure that’s the end of the Girl Scout Cookies storyline. What if my daughter wants to some day join the Girl Scouts? My own child, slinging those delectable discs of deceit?! Or is that the perfect solution? I could get the cookies I NEED straight from the source, without fear of judgement or reprisal. It would be like my very own little coconut dusted, chocolate drenched methadone clinic.

Is there an employee discount? Or would they just credit me for all the boxes I’ve already purchased and give me some sort of Ultimate Executive Black Level Multi-Platinum Cookie Commander Card that grants me free cookies for life? Any time I wandered up to a Girl Scout and said some code phrase like, “The VEGETABLE CART was OUT of ASPARAGUS,” they’d just slyly hand me 40 boxes in a brown paper bag. I know you get a card like that if you ever save the President’s life, but it’s only good at Subway and only after 5pm.

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Your Call Is Very Important To Us

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NEWS:
[UPDATE 02/11/15] My new podcast Potter & Daughter is live now! You can download the first episode here or subscribe via RSS or iTunes (as of 2/12/15 the iTunes link is still waiting on Apple approval).

potter-and-daughter-episode-graphic-b1-e1

Fancy Patreon Patrons get each episode a week early and can already download episode 2 HERE.

Here’s the description from the podcast website: 

Potter And Daughter is a Harry Potter themed podcast where Joel Watson (cartoonist, geek dad and creator of the online comic HijiNKS ENSUE) talked to his seven year old daughter, Lily, as she reads through the Harry Potter book series.

In each episode Joel and Lily cover about 1/4 to 1/3 of a book, discussing what happened, why it happened and what lessons Lily is learning from the books as she reads them. It’s part Cliff’s Notes and part cute and instrospective conversation between a father and daughter who love the same books for the same (and sometimes totally different) reasons.

RATING: Always safe for work and safe to share with your kids.

My daughter and I made it together, I’m really proud of it and I hope you enjoy it.

I’ve added a “cookie fort” tag to this comic post, almost as a personal dare to create a comic that requires the use of that tag again. I suppose it could be something aspirational as in, “We’re all just looking for our own cookie fort, you know?” Or it could be a grim portent of the inevitability of oblivion as in, “Hey man, none of this matters. One day we’ll all just be bones in a cookie fort.” Maybe it’s an expression of concern. “I just can’t seem to get through to him. It’s like he’s built a cookie fort around himself since the accident.”

COMMENTERS: Come up with more sayings, aphorisms, etc. that involve cookie fort.

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Recommended Daily Allowance

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NEWS:
My Patreon passed the $1750 milestone (THANK YOU SO MUCH, FANCY PATRONS), so my new podcast “Potter & Daughter” will debut in February. The first 3 episodes are edited and ready to upload. Expect the first one during the week of 2/9/15. You can learn more about it here.

COMMENTERS: What food will they find clutched in your cold dead hands when they drag your body of the crevasse that was once your couch?

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Azúcar y Especias

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NEWS ITEMS: The book sale is going very well, by which I mean you have bought most of the books that I own for about what I paid for them, so I don’t have to burn them. Putting them in the hands of Fancy Bastards as opposed to destroying them is preferable. The ones I don’t own will be donated by Explosm to a charity that sends comics and books to soldiers. [UPDATE 01/29/15: BOOK 2 IS SOLD OUT!]

I did a fun podcast called Compulsory, which deals with makers and artists and why they’re compelled to do what they do. I got really exited and talked a bunch and only let the host ask 3 questions. Sorry if it sounds rambling, but I have a lot to say when someone asks me about my weird job.

Over the weekend my Patreon passed the $1750 milestone, so my new podcast “Potter & Daughter” will debut in February. You can learn more about it here.

COMMENTERS: Tell us about your best hook ups. Who do you know who knows a guy, who dates a guy, who used to go to school with a girl who’s aunt had box seats you could borrow at the professional something something whatever matches? What about sweet employee discounts from friends and relatives?