lauantai 13. joulukuuta 2008

Stroll down memory lane... Babycakes from 2002

When Neil mentioned in his blog that I have every now and again illustrated his stuff, I started thinking about the first time I did that. It was in early 2002. My wife had given birth to our first child the previous summer and I was learning how to be a father. Then I happened to read Neil's short story called "Babycakes"... and it hit me HARD. I had read it before and thought if was great story (in a really disturbing way)... but reading it as a father of a tiny baby, the creepiness took a whole different level... and I IMMEDIATELY decided that I wanted to do a comic of it... and I did.

That was also the first time I ended up in Neil's blog (April 10th and April 12th). Ah, those were the days. I also checked if the comic is still up... and guess what... it IS... thanks to Tara.

But in order to save you from some unnessessary clicking, I decided to show the comic HERE.







Hmm... Actually it's not that bad.

Cheerio.

6 kommenttia:

arkasha kirjoitti...

it's amazing! can i link it on my blog (it's called "skinny geeky")? i'll tell that it's yours and neil's, ofcourse. :) thankyou.

Jouniac kirjoitti...

Of course. Please do.

Cheerio.

arkasha kirjoitti...

thanks again. :D

Dan Guy kirjoitti...

It gets creepier every time I read it!

Jouniac kirjoitti...

Yes. And the creepiest thing is that I believe it's basically true. If for some weird reason the animals would vanish, I really believe that humans would rather use other humans as substitutes, than try to change the way they live. And I'm not saying that I'm any better myself. While I was doing the comic I was wondering that if "the society" would tell me that during this emergency we're forced to do this and that, would I have the backbone to object and fight back? ...and the answer is "probably not".

Cheerio.

Tara kirjoitti...

I get more hits STILL off that comic than anything else on either of my domains. It's been 'round the blogsphere hundreds of times, and people link to it almost weekly.

p.s. I have your "The Day The Saucers Came" print next to me, waiting to get framed :)