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Comics and artwork created by cartoonist Mike Dawson, as well as podcast stuff, and other things too.

Anonymous asked: Hey I have the same Freddie Mercury shirt!


Answer:

:)

— 1 week ago with 38 notes
#freddie mercury  #Queen  #freddie & me 
My Freddie Mercury t-shirt pushes my hoodie aside because he wants to rock

My Freddie Mercury t-shirt pushes my hoodie aside because he wants to rock

— 1 week ago with 71 notes
#inktober Day 8 - I’m reading Goddamn This War! by Jacques Tardi. Here’s a tribute.

#inktober Day 8 - I’m reading Goddamn This War! by Jacques Tardi. Here’s a tribute.

— 1 week ago with 25 notes
#inktober  #jacques tardi  #goddamn this war  #fantagraphics 
#inktober Day 7 - these two boorish assholes, moaning about the kinds of things assholes like this will moan about.

These characters appeared in the Underdog Myth comic essay I published at The Nib yesterday.

#inktober Day 7 - these two boorish assholes, moaning about the kinds of things assholes like this will moan about.

These characters appeared in the Underdog Myth comic essay I published at The Nib yesterday.

— 1 week ago with 27 notes
#inktober  #the nib  #racism 

The Myth of The Underdog

Read the rest at The Nib HERE

I think about this often, we all imagine that if we lived back in olden times, we’d somehow have that moral foresight to see the injustices of the day and stand on the right side of history. But, the truth is that most of us would do no such thing.

We really do love the underdog story, but it’s hard for us to transfer that love onto the existing underdogs of today. We want to excuse their circumstances, find ways to blame them for their own misfortune. We don’t like the underdogs who’re unable to overcome their circumstances, even though that would clearly be the majority of them, because their existence undermines one of our other great American myths: that of the Self-Made Man.

— 1 week ago with 114 notes
#underdog story  #comics  #ferguson 
#Inktober Day 6 - these two girls in the rain at the campsite, again.

I took another stab at drawing the image of my daughter and her friend wearing their ponchos and smiling in the wet weather. I don’t know if it’s better or worse, but I liked trying a different take on it.

#Inktober Day 6 - these two girls in the rain at the campsite, again.

I took another stab at drawing the image of my daughter and her friend wearing their ponchos and smiling in the wet weather. I don’t know if it’s better or worse, but I liked trying a different take on it.

— 1 week ago with 12 notes
#inktober  #camping  #parenting 
#inktober Day 5 rainy rainy morning at Camp Taylor in NJ

This was a quick one, because we just got home and I’m tired. It’s a drawing of my daughter and her friend in their ponchos in the rain. It’s a scene that occurred as I climbed out of my tent yesterday morning and saw the two of them standing there, wet but cheerful.

I’m not claiming these kids can’t be brought down by bad weather, because believe me, as the rain continued on for hours, those smiles went away (as did the adults), but I was happy enough to see the two of them making the best of it, if only for a short while.

We did the kind of camping where you drive your car up to an assigned space and put your tent up right next to your vehicle. It’s not hardcore outdoorsy stuff. It’s akin to tailgating, except you have a very uncomfortable night’s sleep. It’s good enough for me that my daughter experience it and enjoy herself. If the rain had kept up all day, I wouldn’t have felt like a quitter packing up and going home. I’ve got nothing to prove. Thankfully though, it only lasted until noon, and after that we had a nice (still damp) day in the woods. We saw some wolves, we had a campfire, we went to a haunted house. My daughter played with her friends while the grownups cooked dinner. I loved it.

#inktober Day 5 rainy rainy morning at Camp Taylor in NJ

This was a quick one, because we just got home and I’m tired. It’s a drawing of my daughter and her friend in their ponchos in the rain. It’s a scene that occurred as I climbed out of my tent yesterday morning and saw the two of them standing there, wet but cheerful.

I’m not claiming these kids can’t be brought down by bad weather, because believe me, as the rain continued on for hours, those smiles went away (as did the adults), but I was happy enough to see the two of them making the best of it, if only for a short while.

We did the kind of camping where you drive your car up to an assigned space and put your tent up right next to your vehicle. It’s not hardcore outdoorsy stuff. It’s akin to tailgating, except you have a very uncomfortable night’s sleep. It’s good enough for me that my daughter experience it and enjoy herself. If the rain had kept up all day, I wouldn’t have felt like a quitter packing up and going home. I’ve got nothing to prove. Thankfully though, it only lasted until noon, and after that we had a nice (still damp) day in the woods. We saw some wolves, we had a campfire, we went to a haunted house. My daughter played with her friends while the grownups cooked dinner. I loved it.

— 2 weeks ago with 18 notes
#inktober  #parenting  #camping 
#inktober Day 4 Tarman

I love this goofy looking friendly deadly fellow

Also: today is my birthday! It looks like Tarman is wishing me a happy one.

#inktober Day 4 Tarman

I love this goofy looking friendly deadly fellow

Also: today is my birthday! It looks like Tarman is wishing me a happy one.

— 2 weeks ago with 40 notes
#inktober  #tarman  #return of the living dead 
It’s supposed to rain all day tomorrow and I’m making my wife and child go camping with me because it’s my birthday. They don’t have a choice, they can’t get out of it.

It’s supposed to rain all day tomorrow and I’m making my wife and child go camping with me because it’s my birthday. They don’t have a choice, they can’t get out of it.

— 2 weeks ago with 20 notes
#calvin and hobbes 

#Inktober Day 3 - sloppy Speedball copied from a Steve Ditko comic

ah well

— 2 weeks ago with 9 notes
#inktober  #Steve Ditko  #Speedball  #Marvel Comics 
#inktober Day 2 - daughter in her going-to-school outfit

I need to learn how to draw bike helmets better. Maybe we’ll try this again tomorrow.

#inktober Day 2 - daughter in her going-to-school outfit

I need to learn how to draw bike helmets better. Maybe we’ll try this again tomorrow.

— 2 weeks ago with 23 notes
#inktober  #parenting  #My Little Pony 
Batman and his utility belt #inktober

Right under the wire, Batman getting some useful stuff out of his utility belt.

Batman and his utility belt #inktober

Right under the wire, Batman getting some useful stuff out of his utility belt.

— 2 weeks ago with 8 notes
#inktober  #batman 
Work in Progress

I should have an honest-to-goodness, actual new comic up online next week.

Work in Progress

I should have an honest-to-goodness, actual new comic up online next week.

— 2 weeks ago with 20 notes
#wip