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Sometimes I worry that I’ve been listening to too much Goon Show [autoplay warning] and general British radio comedy. Then I remember what the Tick had to say about moderation:

“Always remember: less is less, more is more. More is better, and twice as much is good too. Not enough is bad, and too much is never enough except when it’s just about right.”

After I finish this folk tale comic, expect more one-shots and proper blog posts, some of which may not even have art! GASP! I’ve got a new camera–an Olympus XZ-2 that Nadja found for about 60% off–so I’ll be doing photos again as well.

Anyroad, here’s a nice splash page to click on and make huge and be all WHOA YOU FUCKED UP TZU CH’UN and next week? The whole thing rolls up and finishes, and then…the lesson?

Wizard's Lesson Fucked Up for blog

Well. Glad he sorted THAT out for us.

Love,

benjamin

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Let’s just chat for a second before we get into today’s comic, the heaviest one in the whole thing. After this we only have a few more days of postings left.

Anyroad, there’s a chance that BIG HERO 6 is still playing in a theater near you.

Go goddamned see it.


Seriously, the movie is ridiculously good, and the trailer doesn’t in any way express its complexities.

If you don’t like it, I’ll…dunno, maybe I’ll do something for you. And then I’ll tick the box next to your name that says “COLD AND EMOTIONLESS.”

In related news, my latest bad movie watching was Gor. Oddly, I could only find a Spanish-language trailer for it.

If you’re not familiar with the world of Gor…well, it’s not entirely pleasant. I’d say more on it, but I’ve refused to ever read any book in the series.

The movie managed to be both offensive and inoffensive. It’s was mostly a standard 80’s sword-and-sorcery film, but with a lot more women tied up and treated like objects than one would expect. And hair. My god, Gor invented hairspray but not hairstyling.

RIGHT! On to the most troubling bit of The Wizard’s Lesson. After this, it’s only a tiny bit more to wrap things up, then on to our discussion about the lesson.

As always, click the pic to embiggen.

First, the last installment I posted:

Wizard's Lesson birth
And now…

Wizard's Lesson brains dashed out
Wizard's Lesson he is back
So that happened.

Love,

benjamin

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A chill page this week, but perhaps a bit ominous. I think it will take about three more postings to finish this bad boy off.

On the last day, I’ll give you a huge post with everything to date.

For now, please to enjoy wedded bliss:

Wizard's Lesson birth smaller

Love,

benjamin

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S’up, kids?

I’m tired of waiting until the last minute to do the actual writy-bit of my entries, so I’m actually writing this the night before.

I haven’t been sticking to my Ten Minutes A Day rule with my art, justifying the many hours I spend on them anyway as being justified. This is bullshit, amirite*?

Don’t get me wrong, I’m having fun with the Artisan Pony Project and the fabulous guest artists that I’ve gotten so far, but I feel like I’ve been dropping-out of the one-page-funny comics, focusing perhaps too much on being Srs with my art. Starting again tonight, ten minutes every day.

I should also get back to a story or two that I was briefly working on. And the dishes. Nadja‘s sleeping, though, so I shouldn’t do the latter right now. Our bedroom and kitchen are only separated by a curtain.

We have been having preposterous amounts of fun lately, including the great success that was the Kung Fu and Kasseroles Party. Great friends, and casseroles and covered dishes were consumed in large quantities.

Here are trailers for the movies that ran all night:

Living Room TV:

The Magnificent Butcher  (Sammo Hung at his best), The Tai Chi Master  (A 90s Wire-Fu classic), 36th Chamber of Shaolin (Because Gordon Liu).

Laptop in Library:

Duel of the Tough twice (good fights, a film by Godfrey Ho) and The Holy Flame of the Martial World  (a truly WUT film in so many ways).

Netbook Opposite the Toilet:

The Fearless Hyena on repeat (a personal favorite, my first Chan kung fu film).

Anyroad, welcome to the SECOND most bizarre part of The Wizard’s Lesson:

Need a RECAP?
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

As always, click to embiggen:

Chinese Hells 1 Chinese Hells 2
See, that wasn’t so bad, was it?

Love,

benjamin “greater-than-zero chance of current intoxication” sTone

* Apparently this word bugs some people. They can go screw.
** This comic leaves copyright on December 2, 2024

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I really enjoy doing my Toys in the Bookstacks, and I must admit that I loved finding the books for this one. I don’t know as though I’ve ever done one that wasn’t intended to just be funny before.

The moral is simply that I made you something.

Love,

benjamin

Facing Death - Bird Feeding

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Nadja and I were going to participate in #Inktober, but since so much of my art is based on the structure and not the inking itself, we’re just sorta doing #Drawtober.

I did two last night to catchup. The first one is a throwaway that was inspired by Nadja telling me to draw “a guy smashing a city.”

The second is the penultimate one in my recent and confusing series of me being abused by gravity and my own letters.

I’ve got very little else, because I had an entry planned for writing and then a filling tore out of the middle of a tooth, so now I’m hurty and about to go to the dentist.

Anyroad, here you go. The Wizard’s Lesson resumes next week, and the daily draws will continue.

Love,

benjamin

A guy smashing a city benchilada art
…and then he next-to-last-page of…

Things I Can't Draw Everything Ends

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FACTS:

We will be at Made-Fest next weekend, both Saturday the 27th and Sunday the 28th. There’s a FB page here.

We’ll be on the east side of the vendor area, up against the wall of the Highdive.

We’ll be sharing our booth with artist Sophie McMahon, who is awesome.

You will come buy our things.

There will be a mini-comic with this as its cover:

Benchilada Comix 1 cover

For more awesome things to do in Champaign-Urbana all the time, visit my Ladybee von Robot‘s AWESOME local events webpage, Nothing to Do in C-U. If you know of a local event that’s coming up, let us know!

Love,

benjamin

Originally published at benchiladaland. You can comment here or there.

FACTS:

We will be at Made-Fest next weekend, both Saturday the 20th and Sunday the 21st. There’s a FB page here.

We’ll be on the east side of the vendor area, up against the wall of the Highdive.

We’ll be sharing our booth with artist Sophie McMahon, who is awesome.

You will come buy our things.

There will be a mini-comic with this as its cover:

Benchilada Comix 1 cover

For more awesome things to do in Champaign-Urbana all the time, visit my Ladybee von Robot‘s AWESOME local events webpage, Nothing to Do in C-U, with a frontpage update tomorrow.

Love,

benjamin

Originally published at benchiladaland. You can comment here or there.

FACTS:

We will be at Made-Fest next weekend, both Saturday the 20th and Sunday the 21st. There’s a FB page here.

We’ll be on the east side of the vendor area, up against the wall of the Highdive.

We’ll be sharing our booth with artist Sophie McMahon, who is awesome.

You will come buy our things.

There will be a mini-comic with this as its cover:

Benchilada Comix 1 cover

For more awesome things to do in Champaign-Urbana all the time, visit my Ladybee von Robot‘s AWESOME local events webpage, Nothing to Do in C-U, with a frontpage update tomorrow.

Love,

benjamin

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This is seriously one of my favorite Toys in the Bookstacks in ages.

As always, click the pic to make it bigger. Now please release your geek–this one can level you up–and enjoy:

Toys in the Bookstacks - Booster Gold and Blue Beetle
“Uh, Ted? Did you see the last name of the guy who wrote this book?”
“Uh, Michael? Did you see the name of the guy who wrote THIS book?”

“I need beer, Ted.”
“Me too, Michael.”

<3

love,

benjamin

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I’m marginally surprised that nobody seems to have found my Easter Egg in Tuesday’s comic….

In any event, today’s Fuckbrain Classic is from 8 years ago, when my OCD was far worse than it is now. While I still stick to most of the rules in this comic, I’ve been able to overcome a few of them.

Fuckbrain Comix Presents Using a Public Restroom 2

I’m just wigging the fuck out of y’all this week, aren’t I?

Love,

benjamin

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Every Tme You Flush You Dance With Death - OCD Comix - Page 1 Finished

Every Tme You Flush You Dance With Death - OCD Comix - Page 2 Finished

Every Tme You Flush You Dance With Death - OCD Comix - Page 3 finished

Every Tme You Flush You Dance With Death - OCD Comix - Page 4 Finished

Every Tme You Flush You Dance With Death - OCD Comix - Page 5 Final

This was the first Fuckbrain Comix that I’ve done using a way larger paper–11×14–and I’m well-pleased with the results. I’m using the same size for my next project–an adaptation of a wonderfully bizarre Chinese folk tale–and it’s working well for me there, too.

Much love to my sweet Robot, for it was she who convinced me to draw on nicer paper than just the stuff in the printer. (-_-;)

You’ll soon see various archives sections pop-up on the website, so keep an eye open for more posts about old comics being uploaded. Not sure if I’ll do a So You Don’t Have To archive here, but I might.

Anyroad, I hope this comic doesn’t make you feel dirty. If it does, go wash your hands.

Not that it will help.

Love,

benjamin
Who reminds you that this comic becomes copyright-free on April 1st, 2024.




BIBILOGRAPHY:

Barker, J., and M.V. Jones. “The potential spread of infection caused by aerosol contamination of surfaces after flushing a domestic toilet,” Journal of Applied Microbiology, 99:2. Aug. 2005.

Butler, Jason and Mark Peaslee. Werewolf Cemetary, Chapter 1. c.2003. Brainsmart Productions. Film and interview. (c.f. “scientorfic flacts.”)

Gerba, Charles. “Microbiological Hazards of Household Toilets: Droplet Production and the Fate of Residual Organisms,” Applied Microbiology. 30:1, Aug. 1975.

Johnson, DL., KR Mead, RA Lynch, DV Hirst. “Lifting the lid on toilet plume aerosol: a literature review with suggestions for future research.” American Journal of Infection Control, 41:3 Mar 2013

Lee, Yung-yung. “The effect of toilet lid closure during flushing in reducing the amount of bacterial aerosols,” M.Sc. thesis. Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 2009.

Soon there will be new art and new things to buy and...well, you'll see soon enough.

Oh, and this LJ will be getting a feed from my website soon....

benchilada: (Internet Monkey King)
Wait until you see my next projects. One big one is done, another is in progress.

I asked for drawing suggestions the other day. Eileen Parkman said "Sumerian Anti-Nausea Tablets." I accidentally did too much research and made a comic that might be funny to scholars of ancient civilizations or something but that's about it.



I HAVE ARTIST'S BLOCK AGAIN.

SKETCH/PRACTICE IDEAS WELCOME.

Maybe a prize for anybody whose suggestion(s) I use.

I promise nothing, re: will I draw what you say, but remember, I've drawn things like this in the past so very little is out of consideration:

Inappropriate Comix Apology

I couldn't think of a damn thing to draw, so Nadja [[livejournal.com profile] fairyarmadillo] gave me rapid-fire word suggestions.

They were:

- Ostrich

- Bicycle

- Toothbrush

- Tuba

- Meemaw Cat [because Isis is old and was snuggled in her warm soft blanket]

- Sandwich [I drew a pastrami one]

- A kid on a skateboard doing sick tricks [and the first-draft FAIL of that one]

- and a Doodlebug



Things I Can't Draw - Nadja suggestions

Would you like to refresh your memory about my Inappropriate Comix while I finish my latest?

Here are 4 of the 31:

Inappropriate Comix 1

Inappropriate Comix 5

Inappropriate Comix 9

Monsters of Cock

Here's a link to the rest, if you're sick enough of a fuck to want to see them all.

Love,

b

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