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2021

439. what's going to happen

438. on different days

437. beyond the tunnel

436. couldn’t

435. (new moon)

434. it will be there

433. and then

432. expansive

431. almost equinox

430. judgments

429. when the pandemic started, it did strange things to my embodied sense of time

428. lessons to take from bears #6

427. lessons to take from bears #5

426. lessons to take from bears #4

425. lessons to take from bears #3

424. lessons to take from bears #2

423. lessons to take from bears #1

422. jellyfish

421. amoeba benediction for 2021

2020

420. increments

419. winter solstice

418. laying traps

417. december

416. smile with your eyes

415. bubble

414. casual stroll

413. if i stay in here long enough will it go away

412. choose a spot

411. face

410. what we’re doing today

409. always a good time

408. decision

407. how about now, you thinkin’ about it now?

406. forest

405. grief following behind

404. lockdown morning routine

403. sketchbook notes from lockdown

402. post-it note reminders

401. social anxiety catastrophizer bat

400. complacency/despondency

399. toward a version

398. infinite void

397. the parts of reality that would seem impossible

396. chances to move differently

395. portals

394. threat reactions

393. unfinished

392. learning and unlearning

391. healthy discomfort is a part of worthwhile growth (a comic for allies who are in the process of learning)

390. the show must be paused

389. uncooked

388. spring peepers

387. to the next

386. sometime, and then soon, and then

385. dread shadow

384. make art

383. conclusions

382. so this is who I really am

381. small purposes

380. thick fog

379. reminded

378. notes from a recent trip

377. when I’m 83

376. it’s a hobby

375. labels

374. to do list strategies

373. plans

372. a winter mood

371. small & far away

370. head first

369. unravel (II)

2019

368. slowly and surely

367. physical reality problems

366. nightmare

365. have your cake and eat it too and then have some more cake and eat that also and

364. my trusty steed insomnia

363. water

362. each of us is held inside a fragile little vessel

361. plz can u go 2 halifax next

360. every trip is time travel

359. seeing REAL GOOD art

358. procrastination: a game of hide and seek between myself and myself

357. strategy for coping with social anxiety

356. twenty nine

355. when i see someone who was mean to me in a dream

354. when there is no energy left to boost

353. I live here now, this is mine

352. temporary

351. making art

350. anything that heals

349. mind like a broken radio

348. hop in!

347. preferable outcomes, one to infinity

346. motion

345. simple question

344. cheer up

343. :O

342. worthwhile & bearable

341. unravel

340. but sometimes there is joy

339. confirmation

338. alone time

337. mixed signals

336. remember the roots

335. automatic threat response

334. every 30 seconds in springtime

333. daytime/nighttime

332. compatibility problems

331. recharged

330. just chippin’ away

329. mirrors

328. itchy sweater thoughts

327. focus

326. sometimes, my heart is a hermit

325. direct experience

324. stated purpose/actual purpose

323. some days i am a walking hunger

322. self-portrait series

321. some days are not days for doing

320. a helpful guide to identifying complex emotional states

319. pop!

318. check in

317. untangle

316. questions for problem solving

2018

315. edges

314. self-control

313. driving with my inner demons

312. getting through the layers

311. all/nothing

310. honouring latency

309. doors

308. reminders

307. matchy matchy

306. fall!

305. integrating

304. the perpetual now

303. babies & bathwater

302. the clouds, the sky

301. the threads

300. what I feel/what I would like to feel

299. bonding (demons)

298. the complex in the simple, the simple in the complex

297. the land/the sea (insight/curiosity)

296. the always question

295. you’re going to be okay

294. discovering, forgetting, rediscovering

293. some things which soothe away the grump

292. procrastination is my muse

291. the blanket & the brick

290. too few hands

289. some things that looked good and then felt bad

288. transcend!

287. a peaceful quiet

286. an incomplete catalogue of aliveness

285. explaining human sleep

284. joy

283. internal weather systems

282. steady in the direction, flexible in the details

281. true & temporary

280. order & chaos

279. making decisions

278. grumpy

277. move sideways

276. the monsters don’t deserve you

275. in praise of fainting plants, in all their forms

274. (it’s not helping)

273. bad mood

272. simple organizational tasks

271. jetpacks

270. tiny cakes on delicate plates, please

269. how simple & pure it must be to be the chicken

268. “detailed study of a boiled egg”

267. thoughts while trying to plan a creative project

266. what I know feels good, what I do instead

265. me + tea in winter

264. the winter treadmill

2017

263. warmth & light

262. games that I wish we were all playing in december

261. bonding

260. just humaning along

259. enlightened self vs. garbage self

258. wee wee wee wee, all the way

257. a year from now

256. back in the 1900s

255. bath time

254. many of the things

253. the sharper my spikes

252. feeling fragile

251. permeable skin

250. more than you can chew

249. resentment is a weed

248. nap positions

247. theory & practice

246. where and what and when is resistance

245. learning new things

244. stretch & curl

243. loose pebbles

242. some notes on boundaries

241. strings

240. unsolicited advice comics: maybe pick it back up?

239. unsolicited advice comics: dreams

238. unsolicited advice comics: dance

237. unsolicited advice comics: clouds

236. before & after the panic sets in

235. narrow cardboard tube

234. broken telephone

233. angry about toilets

232. from inside to outside

231. a handy decision-making flowchart for when I have the house to myself

230. the (helpful and unhelpful) voices of shame

229. out of sight, out of mind, into body

228. seeing/believing

227. big picture perspective

226. want to want

225. storm

224. bear caught in a trap

223. change

222. nihilism monster (II)

221. what will heal the sting

220. nihilism monster (I)

219. fangs

218. snow day

217. does it matter that trudeau & the liberals have broken their promise of electoral reform?

216. the weight

215. eyes closed

214. bird in a barbed wire fence

213. fantasy fiction

212. 2016

2016

211. abstract santa

210. it is important to remain optimistic

209. cold & dark season coping loop

208. my softness is

207. accountable

206. sleep-deprived not-real-comic

205. a thank you card to anyone who has ever told me when I was wrong

204. what comes after what

203. night terrors

202. hey trudeau my safeword is electoral reform

201. the fall!

200. some concerns

199. locked house

198. story

197. love birds: a six year old’s visual representation (guest comic)

196. lessons about tigers, from a six year old

195. no pressure

194. my friend provides a helpful and realistic summary of how your crush probably feels about you

193. tangle

192. lessons about cowboys, from a five year old

191. lessons about elephants, from a six year old

190. wedding

189. jean jackets (accurate fashion advice from a six year old)

188. music from high school

187. lessons about jellyfish, from a four year old

186. subconscious optimism

185. each of us

184. hamster wheel

183. new stories

182. my dad has great hair

181. childhood ideas of adulthood

180. his dream was to be a trucker with a husky named bob

179. practise

178. happy mummers day

177. indoors

176. when good things happen

175. babies

174. the don’t give a fuck colouring book

173. fruit (don’t leave a bruise)

172. fictional apology notes to my partner based on non-fictional events

171. shitty day colouring book

170. whether or not in the details

169. would you rather

168. garden

167. I wish all those years in school had taught me (#1)

166. the words which try to name us

165. grownups are like unicorns

164. how gentle of time

163. mittens

162. want

161. nothing is ever easy all the time

160. accomplishments

2015

159. become armadillo, roll away

158. darkest day

157. boobs are like mountains (or: some reasons to try to get used to breastfeeding in public)

156. inanimate

155. 6 bad puns

154. saying that you’ve got “big news” when you are a woman in your mid-twenties

153. finishing a long project

152. what I expect when I go to the doctor

151. working with kids (part two)

150. working with kids (part one)

149. let’s hope this goes okay

148. “Our Benign Dictatorship” : A Comic About the Upcoming Election

147. cautious optimism

146. like migratory birds

145. when I discover a new comics artist

144. when I drink coffee

143. no reason to be home, as you are away

142. in praise of logs (an infomercial!)

141. I like Halifax so far

140. welcome to the cupboard of self-obsession

139. sometimes I worry about narcissism

138. natural mimics

137. comfort/thrills

136. so sleepy, not sleeping

135. postcard from halifax

134. road safety p.s.a.

133. last-minute comics with a cold

132. cynicism

131. elbows

130. strategies for navigating small talk: a tutorial

129. cat love

128. thinking

127. to-do list

126. rebel, with sort of a cause

125. alternative symbolic representations of the number two

124. nothing is neutral

123. bliss

122. tedium + elation

121. unique experience

120. this is how I philosophy

119. a stutter can occasionally wreak havoc

118. real life

117. and this is my method

116. nature, you creepy (part four)

115. memory

114. nature, you creepy (part three)

113. forget valentine’s day!

112. nature, you creepy (part two)

111. women being punished in folk & fairy tales

110. nature, you creepy

109. on zombie ants and futility

108. selfhood is a goldfish

2014

107. may your new year be happy, and your predators slow-moving

106. forget christmas!

105. inanimate objects acting sexual (guest comic)

104. this comic is not about food (a simple allegorical exploration)

103. awkward greeting cards, part three: this is a compliment

102. awkward greeting cards, part two: this is how I romance

101. awkward greeting cards, part one: yeah I’m just gonna go ahead and address this to anyone I ever interacted with during my adolescence

100. becoming more like a kate bush music video circa 1978: the tutorial we have all been waiting for

99. guys and dolls

98. terrifying drawings from my childhood, part three: return of the stickmen (this time it’s crocodile kings, guys)

97. terrifying drawings from my childhood, part two: ‘mateing fish’

96. terrifying drawings from my childhood, part one: horserattle stickmen & babies of fun

95. who’s harpin’ on steve? (guest comic)

94. bicycle, a.k.a.

93. as in “through physical space”

92. a visit with gloom

91. always new faults

90. loud little voice

89. doorways

88. telescope eyes

87. word beasts

86. clever sounds

85. recalling the pre-google days of old

84. magic boots

83. but the cat came back

82. a graphic analysis of the ups and downs of bicycle riding

81. the regrettable plight of poor cindy the polite

80. getting wasted

79. clubbing

78. picking up chicks

77. wingman

76. prove it (guest comic)

75. queen victoria

74. lewis and clark

73. hindenburg

72. motivation

71. mermaid

70. the subtext of all downton abbey dialogue

69. picking flowers

68. no ropes on a sailboat

67. The Trouble With Figments

66. A Forgetful Mind is a Terrible Thing

65. You So Pwetty

64. The Curse of Limitless Options

63. The Need to Squeeze

62. Wilhelmina and the Dolphins

61. It’s a big blue watery road

60. The Joys of Slang

59. “But if you will fully love me, though there may be some fire, ’twill not be more than we can bear when moistened and bedewed with Pleasures”

58. Nepenthes attenboroughii

57. The feeling is mutual

56. An Apple a Day…

2013

55. new year’s brachiosaurus

54. joke’s on joseph

53. living proof

52. happy one year of existence, b.o.a.t. scribbles

51. and indigo moonshine too

50. time to blame the fictional lovers

49. realists

48. existence for real is overrated

47. no thinking outside of this box

46. might as well blame the fictional orphans

45. ornithology and spelling are important, kids

44. things that go bump in the night

43. Charles should really get into a new line of work

42. Well, if ya weren’t weirded out by this dynamic before then ya sure are now

41. I myself am 100% human

40. Lecture

39. And when a whale gives you advice, you should probably take it

38. the drug of the people

37. the mysterious familiar

36. Perhaps it’s her tone?

35. When You Wish Upon A Star

34. A Walk To Remember: The Alternate Ending

33. The “Requiem for a Dream” Paradox

32. Synonyms

31. A rock with paper wrapped around it is just a slightly heavier rock

30. A Lesson in Rhetoric

29. COME ON, POTATO

28. Charles the Metaphorical Elephant

27. _____ Flies Like A _____

26. This Little Piggy

25. Well You Know What They Say

24. The Blind Men And The Elephant: An Inaccurate Retelling

23. Crippling Social Anxiety

22. Back when I was your age, gravity was broken, which meant that no matter which way you turned you were walking uphill

21. Beauty

20. The Anglerfish-Prejudice-Detection Quiz

19. beluga

18. fun times with the false dichotomy fairy

17. Time for “TAKING S#*T LITERALLY” Tuesday!

16. misleading

15. strangers are stranger when there is internet

14. problems

13. the world according to string instrument tuning mnemonics

12. when I grow up

11. enunciation

10. fun with my montréal apartment

9. if walls could talk, some walls would be very chatty

8. good day/bad day

7. crazy human behaviour, illustrated using assorted animals

6. crazy things that animals do, illustrated using humans and aliens: the brood parasitism of the Common Cuckoo

5. sidewalk snowplows: the most terrifying thing?

4. let’s all pretend for a moment that an octopus would survive/enjoy playing in snow (if you are about to check youtube, i must warn you that it is fruitless)

3. oh, hello, year 2013. your approach was so silent and stealthy that i did not realize you were here until just now.

2012

2. merry christmas

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