Merry Catmas

Merry Catmas

#249 Merry Catmas

The script for this comic had already been written back in October of 2017, but it just takes me forever now to make a comic. But if you’re interested, I’m testing out a new method for drawing.

I now have access to a Surface tablet with stylus and I’ve been playing around with some of the drawing programs. This comic is a result of that effort. Maybe it’ll work out to be more efficient in creating new comics. We’ll see how long it takes me to post the next one.

Sock It To Me

Sock It To Me

#248 Sock It To Me

Guys, normally I staff meetings feel like such a waste of time. There’s usually only about 5-10 minutes of something interesting, then it becomes a drag. I don’t know what happened, but the latest staff meeting some how got me hooked. I have no idea what these puppets were talking about, but I was mesmerized. I hope that management sees this and decides to put on a variety act à la The Muppet Show every time. #pleasegod more like #deargod

Also, I’m sorry that I haven’t posted a comic in a while. But I have been working on a super secret new project that I hope to share soon.

She Takes the Cake

She Takes the Cake

#247 She Takes the Cake

My wife is a much better person that I am. There have been more than one occasion where I didn’t get to eat any cake…or even delicious party leftovers. I mean, I guess it’s just true that you can’t have a cake and eat it too. The point is, my wife takes the cake literally and figuratively.

And the cake saga continues.

Also, if you ever want a cake, you should find a way to contact me. Maybe I can convince her to make you a cake.

246 Headspace

Headspace

 

I don’t know about you, but for me it’s extremely difficult to get anything done when someone or some people are watching over your shoulder. Can’t concentrate. Feel cramped. Feel stressed. Creation and inspiration require space and freedom.

Continued from the last comic

Baking is Magic

Baking is Magic

#245 Baking is Magic

Actually, baking isn’t magic. It’s a science. If your ingredients and measurements are a little bit off, your final product won’t be quite right.

However, cooking IS magic. You gotta feel it out, improvise.

Praematurum Eiectio

Praematurum Eiectio

 

#244 Praematurum Eiectio

Sometimes “good enough” is good enough. But what if you haven’t even reached that point? A grade of ‘B’ or ‘C’ is still a passing grade, but an incomplete is an incomplete.

Oh well, it’s somebody else’s problem.

243 Less Talk

Less Talk

#243 Less Talk

This is a continuation of the previous comic. I’m still surprised when I think about how little value management puts into communication and teamwork. Every now and then the question “why do you need to talk about the project” keeps coming up. Hm, I wonder why?

One thing that I’ve learned over the past 2 years is that communication within a team is extremely valuable. I thought it was just something you say because it sounds right. But after what I’ve been through, I thoroughly understand it.

 

 

242 Meet of the Matter

Meet of the Matter

#242 Meet of the Matter

Have you ever worked at a place where communication was not valued at all?

We’ve all been there before. There are meetings that are a complete waste of time because you have no stake or contribution. There are meetings about meetings about meetings.

But what about the meetings where stuff can actually get accomplished? Those are the meetings that this comic is about. Some projects are highly collaborative and require multiple forms of communication, especially if there isn’t a clear leader. That’s right. If there is no one leading, then everyone is leading. Therefore, everyone has a say in how things get accomplished. That sounds like the definition of collaborative to me.

It’s been extremely difficult because leadership does not understand the value of communication or collaboration. It seems to be expected that everyone to be a drone. And as I look around the office, I clearly see the “robot” personality type — keep to yourself, check-in, then check-out kind of people. My team is the opposite and it’s scare for leadership because it puts them out of their comfort zone. But some projects need communication and collaboration.

Shoot. If I wasn’t working on the same thing with these people, we would probably NEVER meet. I would become a lonely drone in an endless sea of cubes.

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241 Getting Busy

Getting Busy

#214 Getting Busy

Everyone these days is so busy. But how busy? Sometimes you look over and see someone’s inbox completely empty, yet they say that they’re busy. I mean, maybe they’re busy in other aspects of their life? Maybe they’re busy building and navigating their “mind palace.” Or maybe they’re just busy doing nothing. That’s a thing right?

Get busy living or get busy dying. No in between.

240 Dawn of a Mew Day

Dawn of a Mew Day

#240 Dawn of a Mew Day

If you are ever thinking about getting a cat, the only real thing to keep in mind is that they are creatures of ritual and habit.

Without fail, the cats always wake us up at 5am to be fed. Whenever my wife’s alarm goes off in the morning, one of the cats rushes into the bedroom for cuddle time. Whenever the shower door is open, the other cat always jumps in.

Doesn’t matter though. I love the little guys.