Finally! I was going to try coloring the inks but it took to long. I’ll try to pick up the pace.
I feel like this everytime I eat at a family dinner
Says your house is on fire. Thinks I sure hope I turned the oven off before I left.
Well, this one went way over my head. Maybe because my crushingly lonely dinners consist of heated instant noodles alone in my apartment… Nice drawing, though :).
This is the only one that I don’t really understand… I’ve always loved your comics (and this one is no exception to your brilliant craftsmanship) but I don’t understand the idea… Care to explain?
Dude, your line work and your colors have taken a great turn recently. Since you’ve started posting, your language has become more accessible without sacrificing those fantastic ‘uncomfortable thoughts’. Your stories are becoming more abstract while still conveying a concrete point. I don’t know why I felt the need to point all this out. I guess I just wanted to say thanks for opening up, you’ve got pretty shit behind those doors.
Our family dinners are nothing like that, especially since most of the time we’re worried bout the food getting cold.
Got it, love it, also love the art being taken up a notch lately. That dude in the 10th panel is classic.
This makes me think of trying to discuss either politics or religion at a dinner with mixed company/family. “Yeah, sure, things are fucked up. We don’t want to hear about it, let’s just talk about movies or something.”
is this a Synecdoche, New York reference? or just a similar concept?
I read this one after the one for July 12, so was expecting a similar twist/punch line last panel that showed that the fire was a metaphor for something else. which it obviously is, but like some of the other commenters, it’s not clear to me what exactly the metaphor is.
This one was super long when I wrote it out and I cut it down a lot when drawing it and I guess I cut too much. Or cut the wrong stuff at least. Oh well, it is what it is. I hate to define it just because readers may have their own interpretation and I’d hate to exclude or ruin those interpretations. So if it meant something to you, great – if not, then I screwed up. It’s not a reference to Synecdoche, New York but I love that movie and the burning house especially.
I… think I get it. My guess would be that each other guest went through the same thing. They’d notice the fire, point it out, and basically get shut down. Convinced it was only them, they’d pretend they couldn’t see anything and shut down the next person who “thinks there’s a fire” so that they fit in properly. Similar to that experiment with the monkeys and the ladder with the food and the sprinklers. Anyone who tries to take the side of the guy who’s pointing out the fire is ostracizing themselves from the community and, for this particular scenario, being that jerk that’s ruining the party for everyone. End result: Cozy dinner in a house fire.
I’m probably totally wrong, but oh well.
Yes, it’s chicken. Don’t worry though, we all are. :o)
Yes, it’s chicken. Don’t worry though, we all are. 😀
I KNEW you’d be a Synecdoche, New York fan! One of my favourite films, alongside There Will be Blood.
This reminds me of the old Monkeys on a ladder thing but in reverse.
I think that the metaphor to this is our society is destroying the environment and pretending that nothing is happening.
That which the eye sees is burning.
That which sees through the eye is burning.
The eye itself is burning.
(Gotama: The Fire Sermon)
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