11/08/17 Breakfast Before Story Previous | Next First Strip Original Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent Previous | Next First Strip Original Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent This may have been inspired in part by the three loaves of cinnamon raisin bread which Cedra made, and which we are eating ’til we’re silly. First Strip Original Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent 11/06/17 Waking Up 11/13/17 Start from the Ending 16 Comments War Pig November 8, 2017 at 12:16 am 1 year ago Brown sugar swirls in the bread, too? Yum. I make toast with it and put peanut butter on it. Yeah, I’m weird. Christopher Baldwin November 9, 2017 at 12:39 am 1 year ago Sounds good, I’ll have to try it! Leinglo November 8, 2017 at 12:27 am 1 year ago In the ongoing case of Mr. Zorilla vs Impending Jabby-fying, the defense isn’t exactly off to a good start… Efogoto November 8, 2017 at 1:50 am 1 year ago And he led with his best points! Jude November 8, 2017 at 2:55 am 1 year ago Ah, Chris, I swear your story-telling skills just keep getting better and better! I’m not out to flatter you (there’s nothing in it for me if that was my intention) but simply stating what I believe is true. While a story someone writes – whether accompanied with artwork or not – might overall be good, there’s really not a lot that continues to captivate its reader at every page (or strip, in your case). I’m left with having to wait till the next strip is posted. And normally I’m a very patient person but I wait impatiently for yours. Right now, I’m reading Patrick Leigh Fermor’s work “A Time of Gifts” (along with his 2 follow-ups) which my son kindly bought for me to read on the Kindle app for my phone after I expressed an interest in his writings. If you haven’t read anything by Fermor, I recommend him. He’s someone who truly knows how to write too. Christopher Baldwin November 9, 2017 at 12:40 am 1 year ago Thank you, Jude. Yeah, I’ve only had one or two webcomics ever excite me like that too. And thank you for the reading recommendation, I’ll give it a try. Jude November 8, 2017 at 2:59 am 1 year ago I forgot to mention and there’s no way to edit my previous comment – I *LOVE* the switch between Mr. Zorilla’s attitude and face from panel 3 to 4, especially that grin in panel 4! 0z79 November 8, 2017 at 3:06 am 1 year ago I don’t think we even *saw* the cinnamon roll. O.o Jude November 8, 2017 at 3:39 am 1 year ago Well, in a sense we do see it. It’s in the puffed out cheeks ?°°? of Daddy Zorilla. I’m surprised he can even talk with his mouth that full! clacke November 8, 2017 at 3:52 am 1 year ago Sticky buns ftw. Kaidah November 8, 2017 at 4:20 pm 1 year ago Don’t feel bad Maruicio, we all feel that way about our fathers at one point or another. You just came to it a lot faster. Peter Rogan November 9, 2017 at 12:01 am 1 year ago I wish I could find this as funny as it’s offered. But bitter despair keeps getting in my way. Christopher Baldwin November 9, 2017 at 12:43 am 1 year ago “Life is but a show, keep ’em laughing as you go, just remember that the last laugh is on you.” -Eric Idle Sometimes I wonder if I like to lighten serious story with silliness, or add depth to silliness by adding serious story. I like both so much! Peter Rogan November 9, 2017 at 7:00 pm 1 year ago Oh, I understand that. Mark Twain said that the highest accolade for humor is not the belly-laugh, but the tendency of the eyes to fill. My problem is that I am preternaturally aware of the vast number of degrees of humor and how they are perceived. That Eric Idle, for instance, was unable to tell a version of the Aristocrats joke for “The Aristocrats” film. It wasn’t in him. He said that that’s an American joke; in Europe there is the historical awareness that real aristocrats did all this, and worse. Is THAT funny? Why not? Jude November 9, 2017 at 12:49 am 1 year ago That’s why I consider Chris’ writing so good. He has the ability to mix dark humour with pathos and drama. I’ve had problems with depression – sometimes pretty bad – for over 30 years. Often the only thing that keeps me sane (not sure I actually am) is having a very weird, sometimes dark sense of humour. I need to find whatever I can to not slip into the black pit. And I’ll even joke about that which sometimes shocks others. Hey, it works for me. Galane November 9, 2017 at 5:04 am 1 year ago Many comedians have their ‘demons’ they fight with humor. A major case was Robin Williams. ‘Course a bunch of his issues (and the brain disease that led to his suicide) can likely be laid at the feet of his drug use in the 80’s. He was always ready to ‘be on’ with anyone he met, even chance encounters, anywhere, as though by making everyone around him giddy he could quash his own depression. 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