Friday, May 29, 2009

Free Rabbitmail

GoComics (also confusingly known as uClick) just redesigned their website and now, you can have comic strips emailed to you for free! Until recently, to get this exciting feeature you had to pay $10 to become a "pro" member but now, if you are prepared to endure a few seconds of careful clicking action you can achieve the same status without paying so much as a dime. To have Rabbits Against Magic (or any of their other fine strips) sent to your inbox every morning, just set up a free account, select the strips you like to make a "comics page" and then under the "add/edit comics" section you'll find an "email this yes/no" button. In addition, if you consider yourself technologically sophisticated you can also subscribe to the RSS feed here. Huzzah!

The Joy of Sax

One way to hit the high notes.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

The Daily Scoop

Someone on GoComics suggested they might be eating Rocky Road flavor! I originally had the one of the rabbits eating out of a bra but it didn't get past the censor.

Snow Rabbits

I just got back from a little getaway to the fine city of Vancouver, BC. Here are some snow rabbits I made on the top of Grouse Mountain.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Death Sells

Apparently the obit page is the most popular page in newspapers. I would have guessed sports or comic strips but I would be wrong. If you don't believe me listen to this fascinating interview with insightful newspaper guy Rus Wornom over at the always essential Tall Tale Radio.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Speed Racer

I cycle past one of these on my way to the library and it usually clocks me at around 11 mph.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Rabbits Pins!

Sunday, May 17, 2009


Is there anyone who doesn't hate these snaking lines at the airport? It's especially irritating when there is no one waiting but you still have to walk through the maze anyway. I usually spend the time watching people take their shoes off and seeing how many of them have holes in their socks. It's quite a lot actually. Note the bluebottle (top right) with the baseball he caught the week before.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Cleverness Which Will Amaze You!

I recently discovered an amazing and strange library in San Francisco called the Prelinger Library. The collection is a beautiful array of strange ephemera, obscure pamphlets and wonerful oddities. Among the stacks I found a vintage magic catalog from the 1940s produced by a magician called Vick Lawston who died in 1998. $1 for the secrets to the "tray method" sounds like a bargain these days. The cartoon monkey you can see in the illustration is called Pumpernickel.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


This is pretty much how I was feeling when I drew this strip.

Monday, May 11, 2009


I'm a Giants fan. This looks suspiciously like the old Candlestick Park stadium. Watch out for the bluebottle. He'll be making a guest appearance in a number of upcoming Sunday strips even though he's probably Dodger fan.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Layer Cake

My coloring process involves creating two layers in Photoshop. The front one has the black inking on a transparent background and the second layer underneath has the colors. Sometimes I accidentally mismatch the alignment and create the badly printed retro comics effect you see above. Er... so that's my blog entry for today.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Pavement Penmanship

The Pacific Gas and Electric Company are currently pouring concrete into holes all along our street which gave me the idea for this cartoon. Several people have already inscribed their names, tags, crude words and mysterious symbols in the sidewalk for prosperity. Writing your name in wet cement has to be the second most satisfying way of writing your name ever invented. The first of course is on the bottom of your slipper with a ballpoint. Or is that just me?

Monday, May 4, 2009

Rainforest Rock

There isn't a lot of music that doesn't sound better when you crank up the volume. The Bosavi music referred to in the strip is an actual favorite CD of mine which you can buy here.

Gulp.... Rabbits is One!

Huzzah! May 4th, 2008 was the day the very first Rabbits Against Magic strip (above) ran on Comic Sherpa so today is a milestone of sorts. It's been a wild ride for me. When I drew that very first surreal strip I had no idea where it was going, nor that I'd be able to keep up with the daily posting schedule. I had no main characters, no real premise, used a ruler on the borders for the first (and last) time and colored using watercolor paint. I just kept on churning out ideas and--for better or for worse--ended up with the strip you see today.