Sunday, August 4, 2013

Circus Life - Produce

Food shopping is boring. There, I said it.

You've got to entertain yourself somehow!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Circus Life - Injuries

Performing is not for the faint of heart, or weak of constitution. Perhaps the hardest part of performing is looking good while under immense pain.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Circus Life - Implements

I suppose you could also use that thing to make some whipped cream. Maybe even a flog - I mean, a flan. Hmm, now I'm getting hungry.

In other news, I am now finally back on a regular comic-posting schedule!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Circus Life - Close Encounters

One of the many perks of living with bohemian people: you never know what you'll encounter on your way down to breakfast.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Circus Life - Perspective

Sometimes glamorous circus performers aren't experiencing the same glamour that the audience is, especially on hot days or in bright stage lights. I recently heard one of the other performers at a gig say backstage "I'm really glad that the audience can't smell me. Because I smell awful" to which another replied something like "Yeah, there's only so much layering of deodorant you can do before you just start smelling like Spring Rain and Sweat."

Circus life!

Also, you may notice that this post was super-late. Well, my computer broke beyond repair, and it took me until now to get a new one up and running. But now I'm working on a computer that's harder, better, faster, stronger, so it's all good!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Circus Life - Sound System

Adaptability is an important quality in performers. That said, who even has a boombox anymore these days?

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Circus Life - Road Trip, part 3

Sometimes when you are on the road you make certain sacrifices. Balancing your budget is a careful juggling act when you start talking about rooms, food, rental cars, and other expenses. Discount motels start looking really appealing. You might even consider getting creative...

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Circus Life - Road Trip, part 2

This is almost word for word a real conversation. You'll be happy to know that even without being present for the search of our car, and it still being full of sketchy, sketchy circus performance gear, we have crossed the Canadian border multiple times.

To this day, we haven't tried it with a bag of oranges. We're too scared.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Circus Life - Road Trip, part 1

Geography isn't my strong suit.

One of the benefits of working as a performer is that you get to travel the world, though you might end up spending more time traveling between the venue and where you are sleeping than you will seeing any sights. Sometimes that's the same thing, and at that point you just have to hope that where you are performing also has a bar and a console with Marvel: Ultimate Alliance.

Stay tuned for next week's comic, where I try my hand at the dreaded continuous plotline!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Circus Life - That Burning Sensation

Despite having a healthy relationship with fire for about a decade now, it never ceases to amaze me how easy it is to get burned doing mundane things. They say "don't play with fire unless you want to get burned", but really they should say "don't make a bagel hastily unless you want to get burned".

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Circus Life - GPS

I am certain that every time my GPS tells me that it is "recalculating", it is really secretly judging me.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Circus Life - The Game

Moral of the story: if you are in a communal living scenario, label your food, or prepare to defend your honor.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Circus Life - Cologne

Some people really love their bacon. I've seen bacon chocolate, bacon-wrapped corn dogs, even bacon-wrapped chicken on a stick.

Yup. That exists. Don't believe me? Check out the Tulsa State Fair! They have deep fried butter there too, but that's a different story.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Circus Life - Higher

Everyone that has ever performed in front of an audience knows "that kid". If, for example, you juggle four balls they will want to see five. If you do five, they want to see six. Nothing will sate their voracious appetite! Nothing!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Circus Life - Costuming

Sometimes, it's not good enough to just be a fire eater, or a juggler, or a contortionist. Sometimes, the client is putting on a special themed event, and wants all of their entertainers to adhere to said theme. Sometimes, the client has a thing for mollusks.

This idea is almost entirely stolen from a real conversation.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Circus Life - Eyepatch

This is a very real problem with juggling. If you ever encounter this problem, I recommend upgrading to goggles. Goggles help with anything, from juggling to chopping onions!

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Circus Life - Breakfast of Champions

A closer look into the lives of circus performers and their dietary decisions! Today we meet some new characters, who we will perhaps get a better chance to know in the coming weeks.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Circus Life

I've been sitting on an idea for a comic like this for a long time now! I think it's time to shake the dirt off these comic-making spurs and get back in the saddle.

Click it! Make it big!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Death in D&D

At our last session, one of our comrades fell in battle. Rest in peace, Linnae deGralle! You were the best little winged, demon-wolf morphing, dual-wielding noble alchemist we ever knew.