Monday, January 11, 2010

pets, chemicals in comics...and roger's sketchbook!


got this from my friend heather the other day and it is so true...


The following was found posted very low on a refrigerator door.

Dear Dogs and Cats: The dishes with the paw prints are yours and contain your food. The other dishes are mine and contain my food. Placing a paw print in the middle of my plate and food does not stake a claim for it becoming your food and dish, nor do I find that aesthetically pleasing in the slightest.

The stairway was not designed by NASCAR and is not a racetrack. Racing me to the bottom is not the object. Tripping me doesn't help because I fall faster than you can run.

I cannot buy anything bigger than a king sized bed. I am very sorry about this.. Do not think I will continue sleeping on the couch to ensure your comfort, however.. Dogs and cats can actually curl up in a ball when they sleep.. It is not necessary to sleep perpendicular to each other, stretched out to the fullest extent possible. I also know that sticking tails straight out and having tongues hanging out on the other end to maximize space is nothing but sarcasm.

For the last time, there is no secret exit from the bathroom! If, by some miracle, I beat you there and manage to get the door shut, it is not necessary to claw, whine, meow, try to turn the knob or get your paw under the edge in an attempt to open the door. I must exit through the same door I entered. Also, I have been using the bathroom for years - canine/feline attendance is not required..

The proper order for kissing is: Kiss me first, then go smell the other dog or cat's butt. I cannot stress this enough.

Finally, in fairness, dear pets, I have posted the following message on the front door:


(1) They live here. You don't.
(2) If you don't want their hair on your clothes, stay off the furniture. That's why they call it 'fur'-niture.
(3) I like my pets a lot better than I like most people.
(4) To you, they are animals. To me, they are adopted sons/daughters who are short, hairy, walk on all fours and don't speak clearly.

Remember, dogs and cats are better than kids because they:
(1) eat less,
(2) don't ask for money all the time,
(3) are easier to train,
(4) normally come when called,
(5) never ask to drive the car,
(6) don't smoke or drink,
(7) don't want to wear your clothes,
(8) don't have to buy the latest fashions,
(9) don't need a gazillion dollars for college and
(10) if they get pregnant, you can sell their children ....


and on the comic book geek-y side of things, my friend zan sent me this link which, though i was never really that great a chemistry student, i found to actually be kinda cool. check it out!

the periodic table of comics


and, saving the best for last, here's a nice email i got yesterday from my pal, roger ash--

Hi Todd,

Since you asked if anyone wants to share any of their art, I thought I'd send along 3 pieces from my sketchbook.

First is Poison Ivy by Darwyn Cooke.

Next, is Volstagg the Voluminous by Walt Simonson.

Finally, Cowboy Wally as the Shadow, a nice mashup of the books that introduced me to Kyle Baker's work. When I asked for this, Kyle told me he usually gets one strange request at each convention. He was guessing this would be it for this show.

I love what you've been posting from your sketchbook. Great stuff!


thanks for sharing your sketchbook, roger!
these are some fantastic pieces!!

that's it for today!
smell ya later!


Brian said...

The pet stuff is great, Todd, thanks for sharing.

Roger, cool sketches, congrats.

Matt Wieringo said...

I'd seen the pet stuff somewhere a long time ago but it's still true and still hilarious. Thanks!

And those sketches are awwwwesome! Especially that Darwyn Cooke one. So, where does Roger live and when does he leave for work?

Heywood Jablomie said...

I too have seen the pet thing and love it!

Great sketches there, I'll see if i can get scans of the couple i have and send them your way.

Colin said...

Here's the thing about the pet stuff. I have roommates who both have cats so I need to deal with the shitting, the pissing, the vomiting, the odor, the furniture scratching, the fighting, the yowling, and the giant tumbleweeds of fur and still get treated like a second-class citizen by their owners.

It's not like they're dogs.

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