Offhand Journal Comic

This is a little out of date now — I’m still recovering but getting close to normal again! It’s been really annoying to work around, but on the bright side, now I know how to wash a bowl with one hand really poorly.

Technical term for this thing is cubital tunnel syndrome… similar to carpal, but for the nerve responsible for your funny bone. Don’t lean on your elbows all day!


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Life Stages of a Human Pop Star

As observed in the most popular wildernesses.

The nerve in my elbow is still recovering, but slowly. I miss drawing! Learn from old Uncle Derry, kids: don’t lean on your elbow so much if you’re going to draw for really long periods of time.

That said, it’s been nice to take a little mandatory break.

Also, more than a few people misread last week’s strip title as “How Catholics Give Birth” instead of Calicos, so I drew this for fun with a mouse. It took a long time ;-;


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How Calicos Give Birth

Based on a dream my girlfriend had.

I also put out a Social Anxiety Haiku this week. AND the first set of turbo-doodle requests for Patreon subscribers! If you’re interested in joining in this month, have a look at my Patreon page for more details.

Unfortunately, I’ve been drawing way too much lately and I’ve borked up my wrist/elbow. Comic updates will continue ’cause I’m far ahead of schedule, but the haiku might have to slow down for a while after next week’s.

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Never heard of him

It drives me crazy when people comment “Who?” or “Never heard of them. Why does this matter?” and so on after an article about a person. Don’t care who they are? Nothing wrong with that! But to act like anyone you haven’t heard of is insignificant is pretty fucking stupid.

There was a new haiku over at Blue-eyed Haiku this week! Go see!

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Social Bugs

This makes week 4 of the strip! One month! Sort of! Thanks to everyone who’s been reading so far. It’s pretty tricky to get anybody to look at your work on the internet, but it’s nice to to know a few people are!

Also, if you didn’t know already, I started a haiku-webcomic side project called Blue-Eyed Haiku. I was actually working on it before Smiling Ribs, until I decided to shift gears. So I have a bunch of them drawn already! They just need to be polished up a bit, so I’ll be posting them when I have the time. I’ll share links on all my usual channels, and in this space below the strips!

Keep an eye out for another haiku next week, and our usual Friday update! See you then.

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