Space Food!

October 16, 2011 Leave a comment

Space adventures have never been so delicious!

Oh, astronauts, I do not envy your culinary experiences.

In the 5th grade I went to space camp. Not to be a negative nancy, but it was pretty disappointing. There were about two hours of the fun stuff they always showed on TV (SCAT training), and the rest of the trip we wandered around museums trying to find answers to the scavenger hunt assignment our teachers gave us.

I had my first taste of freeze dried food, the ice cream, which tasted like crunchy powdered milk with sugar. Maybe I should’ve added water.

Not long ago I watched an episode of Top Chef with my wife where the challenge was to come up with a dish that would freeze dry pretty well. A savory, flavorful curry won the competition. Is that what Sam is eating? That is for the reader to decide.

Ulf and Sam are eating pretty well on their trip, which begs the question, is this an adventure, or a vacation?

Adventures in Space!

October 14, 2011 Leave a comment

Adventures in Space!

 

Comet skiing is all the rage in space. If you’re wondering how Ulf and Sam get around, their backpacks double as an air tank and a jet pack. And if you’re wondering how the alien is breathing, well, that’s technology I don’t quite understand. Remember, to him you’re the alien.

Learning is hard!

October 14, 2011 2 comments

That bear needs some inspiration

Anything worth doing is worth doing well, as my Tiger Mom says, and you can’t truly appreciate something until you are really good at it. This isn’t entirely true. I’m enjoying futzing around on these comic strips, although my Tiger Mom would be ashamed if she knew that I spend time working on cartoons.

I have this dysfunction. I decide I like something, try it for myself, get frustrated that I’m not very good at it, then give up. Around and around it goes. Practice makes perfect, but until perfection practice is tedious. This is where I fall off the band wagon. Playing a few simple songs on guitar is fun at first, but then I despair because I’m not at the level I wish I was at. I know in my head with enough practice I could be good, but run into trouble trying to get motivated enough to make it happen. This is probably why teachers make their students play in recitals, to set a clear and concise goal to work toward.

Mr. Bear shares my shortcoming. He’s tried a lot of things but gave up before he was any good at them. Don’t even get him started on sports. One thing he has become in expert in is how to use the remote control.

Sam goes to Canada!

October 14, 2011 Leave a comment

Sam got a little sidetracked

I have a bad habit of letting my wander. Sometimes this causes me to forget things, like taking the right exit off of the highway, or putting a check mark on that document at work. I occasionally wonder if I should ask a doctor to prescribe Adderall (the ADD drug that’s supposed to help you focus) for me except: 1. He probably wouldn’t and 2. It’s not worth the side effects. Maybe I should try those supplements that are supposed to…what was I saying again? Sorry, lost my train of thought.

Oh Canada, nothing personifies you like maple syrup, moose, beavers, hockey, and snow…lots of snow. For a further in depth analysis on Canada click here.

If you’re wondering how Ulf and Sam are communicating, they’re each wearing a teeny tiny headset underneath all that fur. Their phone service? Furizon.

Sam might be a little chilly in all that snow. Mr. Beaver, would you mind letting him borrow your hat? I don’t think sloths were meant for that cold of an environment.

In other news, I made this comic with a free demo of Manga Studio. Nedroid said he uses it, so I’m giving it a try. I found a tutorial on youtube, so I kind of know how it works now, although trying to watch a video and use the program at the same time was a bit of a challege. I think it came out better than the MS Paint strip. Maybe not great, but better. Plus, it’s easier to use. I told myself that if I actually keep doing this I’ll look into buying it so I can do things like use the “Save As” command. Also, a tablet would be nice.

Fun Cartoon Adventures!

October 14, 2011 Leave a comment

Here is Ulf’s first comic. As you can see, it’s very primitive, as I used Microsoft Paint to make it. Not that future posts will be less primitive, but I stopped using Microsoft Paint because of how limited and frustrating it can be to use.

This is based on true events. I have this bad habit of being indecisive. Whenever my wife asks me something like, “So where do you want to eat tonight?” the answer is usually “I dunno…where do you want to eat?” And around it goes.

I found out several years ago there’s a personality type called “phlegmatic”, meaning I’m more of a go-with-the-flow kind of guy. They didn’t discuss treatment options with me, however.

Also, if you’re wondering why the grass in frame three is different from the rest, it’s because that picture of Sam was taken later in the day. Ulf’s eye patch tends to wander around when it gets bored and his mouth sometimes gets darker when he frowns. It’s important to know these things.

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Hi!

September 30, 2011 Leave a comment

I started an amateur web comic on blogger but I think there might be more webcomic blogs to connect with on wordpress, at least, all the cool kids seem to use wordpress/comicpress for their comics.

If I can prove my suspicions I will transfer all the comics I have so far (all four of them…) over to this one.

This is Ulf. He's very original.

Unoriginal Wolf

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