Oh boy! Another Blazing Sword Burger in the wild. Mike, of Grumpy Bear Design, sent along photos of his interpretation of the BSB. I believe that is bacon I see there which makes this an ULTIMATE Blazing Sword Burger! As we all know, bacon makes everything ultimate.
If you’ve got an interpretation of this world famous burger (recipe here) that you’d like to share, please send along photos. We’re ready to believe you!
I’ve always felt that the discrimination against gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgender people in this country was a hateful remix of the discrimination against minorities that we’ve taken years to overcome. All the arguments against same sex marriage are mirror images of the arguments against inter-racial marriage and it has infuriate me to no end. So I almost cried when I heard the news that yesterday, a federal judge declared California’s Proposition 8 unconstitutional. In his opinion, Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker wrote:
Proposition 8 singles out gays and lesbians and legitimates their unequal treatment. Proposition 8 perpetuates the stereotype that gays and lesbians are incapable of forming long-term loving relationships and that gays and lesbians are not good parents.
Replace “gays and lesbians” with any ethnic minority of your choice and you see just how fucking ridiculous Prop 8 is.
This isn’t the end. Supports of Prop 8 will no doubt appeal. This case might even wind up in the Supreme Court. But in my hope of hopes, I like to think that this marks a turning point in American civil liberties. I’d like to live in an America that encourages love and stands against discrimination in all its forms.
Besides, if they’re not fucking you, why do you care?
Puppy Cow is a crazy, adorable yet slightly gross creature that I created at ConnectiCon. I’ve created many characters and creatures over the years, but none has ever gotten the instant response that Puppy Cow has. Sometimes opportunity kicks you in the head so I went out and got some quotes for plush toys and vinyl toys. Turns out both are doable, they just require some moneys. So I’m starting a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to produce Puppy Cow plushies. If it’s successful, it means that it’s more than just my friends who want to get their hands on this crazy thing. I’m looking to raise $4000 by September 1. For your contributions, I’m giving away some pretty nifty art incentives. Check out the Puppy Cow Kickstarter for more details.
So if you’d like to take home your very own adorably horrifying Puppy Cow plush, please consider contributing. And please share with all your friends.
Unfortunately, there was no power or water pressure when we got home from work last night. Audrey and I packed up an overnight bag and headed down to pick up my folks for a dinner on the town. They had never been to Five Guys before so we headed to the Rockville Town Center where half of the businesses were still without power. Fortunately, the Five Guys was all powered up and serving tasty burgers. Yum!
By the time we finished dinner and dropped my folks off, water pressure had been restored at our apartment complex. The emergency generator was back on so there was light in the stairwell. Unfortunately, no power for the individual units so I was not able to finish or scan yesterday’s comic. Fucking hell, I feel like I’ve been furloughed from my own damn work!
Sometime in the middle of the night, the powah came back on. So there will be finishing and scanning and penciling and inking and transcribing tonight which means there will be comics tomorrow and Friday. Thank you all for bearing with me during this outage. When the zombie apocalypse comes, I will not survive. The lack of light and ability to comic after hours will render me completely useless. Well, I guess I could be used for zombie fodder. But apparently, without light I’m completely fucking useless.
So we’re back. Thank god. Row row fight the powah!
If you catch me in the wild you get a piece of candy. Maybe. If you'd like to see me at a Con, please let them know about me. If you'd like to book me for an appearance, shoot me an email and I'll get back to you. Currently listing dates for 2013.