Cthulhu Slippers: A Truly Crazy Cruise


I’m happy to report that Cthulhu did not consume the JoCo Cruise Crazy 4 boat, only an abundance of fruity drinks. This is a postcard we created for the cruise. All 250 were quickly taken except the handful that someone made into a companion cube. So, all in all, a huge success. You can see the full comic over at Cthulhu Slippers.

The cruise this year was pretty amazing, although we all needed a nap by the end. The entertainment was top notch and quite fantastic.There was much lounging in the sun and in beautiful tropical water. Games were played. Giant LEGO structures were built. An imaginary ball pit wandered around the ship. WARM BREAD was eaten. Many ukuleles were strummed to a tune about flying lady bits. New friends were made and old friendships were nourished. Everyone, for the most part, was wonderful and supportive and full of kindness.

This is the third time we went on a JCCC cruise and, I have to say, they just keep on getting better. My only compliant was that we were utterly exhausted by the end of the six days because of all the awesome. So, really, not bad at all.

I highly recommend this trip. Next year is going to be eight fun filled days. The countdown is already starting. :)

Also, I have a few of these postcards left (I kept a couple as keepsakes). If you want one, leave a comment (be sure to include your email so I can contact you for addresses). First come, first served.

Over-Encumbered Characters

Good news everyone!

The work on my new webcomic, Over-Encumbered, progresses! *high five for forward momentum*

Over-Encumbered is a comic about a misfit group of neighbors residing in the same old house in Portland, Oregon. Plus, owlbear! :)

The final tweaks on the characters are complete and I have the first set of character development comics complete. Because you are such nice people, here’s a peek at the four main characters (Harriet, Jupiter, Yukon, and Gary).

Harriet Jupiter

Yukon Gary

I’m planning on releasing one comic a week. Once I get some content going, I will start up a Patreon campaign.

The current plan is to start releasing the character development comics the first week in March. I want to make this comic more interactive than my previous projects so I’m hoping to integrate input from you, the reader, into the comic. I haven’t worked out all the details yet, that’s part of the fun. It’s a bit of an experiment, but, I hope, a good one.

So, yeah… SOON. 

Doodle Swap #16

This round’s theme was sci-fi. I started with the asteroid worm, setting the theme of my set to Star Wars minor characters.




Left to Right, Top to Bottom: Greedo, Exogorth, EV-9D9 and Womprat, Ephant Mon, B’Omarr Monk, Boba Fett in the Sarlacc’s Belly, Nien Nunb, Momaw Nadon, and Max Rebo


Year of the Churro!

If you were wondering what happens when I let one of John Scalzi’s tweets ferment in my head for far too long, this happens. Plus, you know, I’m just doing my part to fulfill the MOAR CHURROS thing. Thanks, John, for all the silliness. I, for one, am eager to hear of your next churro adventure.

Also, the sugar coated steed does not have a name yet. I think I will leave that task up to you, dear internet. I suspect you shall not disappoint.


(P.S. WOOOO! ANOTHER SNOW DAY IN PORTLAND! Stay home Portlanders, you don’t know how to do snow.)

UPDATE: Thanks so much to John for honoring me with this charming post about my image. You’re making me blush all sorts of colors over here. Also, welcome to all the Whatever readers who have found themselves on my humble little site. Also, also, a challenge has been issued to out best me at Scalzi themed fan art. I’m sure there’s someone out there up for this. I encourage any and all attempts (and successes). This is an exercise in silliness and creating awesome things, after all. :)