Gryfft and I co-wrote this as a follow-up to Friday’s comic.
James seems to have forgotten that he is outside.
This strip was written by David Cody Cook of Cody’s Black Box. Props to the DCC.
This is probably not the optimal comic to follow my Calamities of Nature parody, as you might well accuse me of doing here with Independent Music James what Tony Piro does with Aaron the mole. And it’s anyone’s guess how much mileage you’ll get out of the main joke if you don’t already find Dawkins’ argument laughable. Neither am I exonerated by having a guest writer on this one–I did, after all, deem the script inkworthy and commit it to
paperthe internet. Hopefully you’re at least amused by my parody of this picture.
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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.
Long-time readers may remember Robert Gryfft.
Also, special thanks to Sebatinsky, one of my fellow bloggers at Air Theremin, who inspired this comic by insisting that I draw a mech.
Gordon McAlpin makes another guest appearance in this strip. Additionally, he co-wrote it. Gordon is a master of mixing the topical and the timeless in his own comic strip, Multiplex, about the staff of a fictional movie theater. But you knew that already, because I’m constantly mentioning it all the time.
Thanks for the email, Chris B.! Props also to Robert Montoya for helping with the writing and research on this one.
Somehow, I don’t think I had ever heard of Bishop Berkeley before fielding this question. It’s nice to have a wide receiver you can defer these things to.