a note on “hey trudeau my safeword is electoral reform”

The thing about electoral reform is that there are so many other issues that are urgent and necessary to focus on–and those issues get decided based on which government is in power, and how we get represented by that government. If first past the post stays in place, our votes continue to get wasted in our ridings, and our power as voters stays constricted by having to vote strategically to avoid the worst option.

It’s not surprising that Trudeau’s trying to sneak away from this promise, considering that his party got a majority government with 39.5% of the popular vote (and how many of those votes were strategic just to get Harper out?). Let’s take a moment to remember that Harper was really into electoral reform too, before the Conservatives got in.

This issue determines how much power voters get in all the other issues. If we let it sneak past us then we’re giving up a chance to work out a system that gives a bit more control back to the people.

new things!

hands and plants

I’m getting pretty excited about some of the new things that I’m going to be flinging out into the world this month!

This weekend I’m going on a monk-ish solo adventure to a log cabin on the South Shore of Nova Scotia to give birth to one of them, and the other one is going to be surfacing on the world wide web within the next couple of weeks.

Stay tuned, buds!

so much love for local coffeeshops

If I didn’t have access to coffeeshops to do work in, I would probably not even have a webcomic anymore. When I try to work from home, this is what happens:

I spend less than I would on studio rent, get caffeinated, and get to be out in the world in a pleasant space surrounded by other people going about their days. Seven Bays is one of my favourites in Halifax: big tables, huge windows, encouragement to stay for as long as I want (free re-fill of coffee!), often good music, and if I need a momentary distraction I can look over and watch the people using the climbing wall. Hurray for local coffeeshops, without them I would be doomed.

thanks y’all

the stages

I am a dork, so this is how I show my love

I started up Born On A Tuesday Scribbles’ Patreon page just about a month and a half ago, and already I am most of the way to reaching my first goal of $100/month in donations. AND I FEEL SO GOOD ABOUT IT.

I am deeply grateful to all the folks who have decided to pitch in for my comics thus far, whether you be friends, or family, or total strangers; and I’m feeling real good about having a reason to send a pile of lovely things through the mail every month!

I’m also so grateful to all the people who like to check in on Born On A Tuesday Scribbles and who have shared my comics, and told people about them, and just plain enjoyed them. Yer all great. Thank you thank you.

born on a tuesday is now on Patreon!


born on a tuesday is now on Patreon!


Sending out my first batch of thank you’s and rewards and I am EXCITED ABOUT IT.

Thank you thank you thank you to my wonderful patrons Ned Zimmerman, Miranda Glen, Scott Moore & Ola Moore, Susan Barleben, Barbara Burns, Monica Thornell, Isaac Bols, Kelly Ambrose, Campbell Moore, Torey Hampson, Chris Brobeck, Laura Clairmont and Michelle McQuade Dewhirst.

Patreon is a site where people who like looking at the things that I make can decide to give a monthly donation so that I can keep making the things! $1 a month would be so very appreciated, and would help me spend less of my time coming up with improbable get-rich-quick schemes (i.e. looking for more minimum wage jobs), so that I can spend more of my time making art things to share with you all. If you decide to donate, fun things will be coming for you by way of snail mail! And pals, snail mail is fun.

Please feel free to share my Patreon page around with people who might be able to/interested in supporting born on a tuesday!

If you would prefer to make a one time donation instead of a monthly one, you can do that too. Clicking on this button will take you to Paypal, where you can input whatever one time amount you’d like:

Thank you pals, you are wonderful, have lovely days

Thank you to everyone who came out to The Best Thing You’ve Ever Zine, and to everyone who bought/traded/perused my stuff! I had such a wonderful time. Sackville, New Brunswick is a beautiful town.

On that note, if you are ever in the beautiful town of Sackville, you can now purchase some of my cards from the lovely shop Earth. There are so many great things to look at in there.

sackville zine fair

I’ll be in Sackville, New Brunswick, for The Best Thing You’ve Ever Zine this Thursday, November 20th from 4:30 till 7:30 p.m. at the Bridge Street Cafe.

Come buy some little zine-things, or just say hi!

Also, Sackville is a nice place to visit, regardless of whether zines are being sold there or not.