Thursday, March 24, 2011

Burning the Midnight Caffeine

I sketched this comic away from the comfort of my subterranean apartment, working instead at my parents' house in my youngest brother's room. This was a good excuse to draw the objects that litter the living space of a high school freshman: cheap keyboard, out-of-tune ukulele, assorted athletic gear, Skype equipment, and sweet band posters. I think the comic captures this environment of disorder - maybe at its own expense. Local shout out: the poster with the flaming orange spectacled head is by Kansas City's storied Vahalla Studios for one of my favorite bands, The Hold Steady.

13 comments:

Zeebee said...
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Tony Van Helsing said...

What outdated swear words did you find? How about shagspanner?

Laouik said...

This is awesome :D

RS said...

You drew this at the right time. I pulled an all nighter with the help of caffein last night and I'm about to do so again tonight.

thanks for sharing this!

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Anonymous said...

On NH₃+HCl, if you let the vapors from ammonia and hydrochloric acid solutions rise and gently mingle, you can get delicate structures of ammonium chloride crystals, something like a silicate jungle but in air. I tried this once when I was a teenager, and I keep meaning to try it again.

Not gold, but pretty.

Dan Hoey

Kelli said...

I love this. Although I am a bit creeped out that this comic matches my real life so closely *insert Twilight Zone music here.

Bill K said...

Good one, Grant. But - it doesn't build. After reading thru 5 panels, panel 6 was just one more. A lengthy strip like this needs to end with an especially good punch line.

The Book Florist said...

Too true... When I'm stuck up awake, I read random books and stare at the poster of Narnia until it seems to melt, and practice little drum solos with my fingernails on the head board of my bed, and stroke the Labrador puppet that I use for story-telling. It's a waiting game that no one wins!

Grant said...

Tony: they're too obscene to print.
RS: Good luck!
Dan: I mixed them once myself, but all that came of it was pages upon pages of a tiresome chem lab report.
Bill: I have to agree with you - it was a product of frustration, and it ends frustratingly. Oh well, on to the next comic!

Augustus Costa said...

I love you comics! Everyone can relate to them!





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toemail said...

Have had says like that lol.

J.deOliveira said...

This was amazing man! Nicely done...
The freshman room....hahaha

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igor mendonça said...

é ate parecido com o meu quarto.rsrs...um abraço!