Perhaps you’ve read Tony Piro’s webcomic Calamities of Nature before. Its core cast of five “funny animals” provides an outside perspective on human nature, society, science, religion, philosophy, and bacon. I had a lot of fun emulating Tony’s subtly-colored, hatched artwork for this parody–say what you will about his humor, but you can really tell he goes the extra mile on his art. Strips featuring Aaron the mole do tend to be predictable, though.

Generally speaking, Tony’s a clever cartoonist with his fair share of chops. But if you’re unfamiliar with Calamities and want to check it out, be forewarned that it contains provocative topics and occasional crude humor. And Aaron.