Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Cartoon - Evil Twin

Hellloooo, my Evil Twin. How are you? Today, it is raining. I don't have much to say beyond, "it is raining..." I wish my wipers were working correctly. They do work, but they negotiate with the rain a bit too much. CM Evans Cartoons

Saturday, January 27, 2007

CM Evans Live @ Opium, plus news

Seriously Talented Writer is live over at Opium Magazine, today, and over the weekend. But things are on the move over there, at Opium Magazine. A new print issue is coming out soon, an entire Opium website overhaul is in the works, and the weekly cartoon lineup at Opium is going to start updating twice per week, on Tuesdays and Fridays. Included in a sorta random, but rotating lineup will be me, Darby Hudson, Steven Cloud, and Neil Brideau. I hope you come by and see how it develops, it should be fun!

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Cartoon - Repetitive Stress

This was me about 10 years ago, both wrists and upper arms, totally wrecked. I was working 12 - 18 hours a day, 5 - 6 days a week, my only indulgence was insisting on taking Sunday off. We worked so much we got high off the time. We were developing a telephony product, the project was in the weeds. People would jump on airplanes in the middle of the night and ping pong around the country to our component suppliers to put out fires, we'd buy CPUs airline seats to get the equipment to us as fast as possible, Directors, VPs, and entire departments fought bloody turf battles, and a few people went to the madhouse. "Nobody gets rewarded for failure.", said the project manager, quite grimly. The project never shipped. I was temporarily disabled. While I was on work comp, they terminated my contract. It was one of the best things that ever happened to me. CM Evans Cartoons

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Cartoon - CellStaplerCellStapler

Some designers think the best thing to do is to merge/ wad as many
functions or functional things into one device. They equate this with
"progress" or even "hi tech", when often it is neither progress, nor
very useful, technically. This cartoon has nothing to do with any of that. CM Evans Cartoons

Friday, January 19, 2007

Cartoon - Crap

Call it what it is, that is what I say. Interesting side-bar -- there really was a guy named "Crapper" -- Thomas Crapper, and no, he did not invent the flush toilet, and no, he was never knighted. "Crap" was in use long before Thomas got into the plumbing and toilet business. I found out Sir John Harrington invented the flush toilet back in 1596. 1596! Wow! By the way, regarding John Harrington...that is where we get the term "John" or "Jakes" for going to see a man about a horse. CM Evans Cartoons

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Cartoon - BM - End of the Line

It is Tuesday, and we have frost is sunny SoCAL, which is against the law here, due to all the retirees. Indeed, they have zoned out frost, snow, ice and Winter. Someones gotta pay, 'cause avocados and palm trees are dying. End of the Line. CM Evans Cartoons

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Cartoon - BM - Palatial House

Here's the latest BM, I hope we all feel this way wherever we live. Me? Recovering from a catastrophic HD meltdown on one of my primary external production HDs. But I had stuff backed up in a few ways that turned out to be in almost 100% interlocking coverage, it turns out, so we're back up and running after 24 hours of blood, sweat, and tears. Yeah! CM Evans Cartoons

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Cartoon - Forced Stupidity

Ahhhh...the sweet days of my upper education. Going to a school with a fine Journalism and Creative Writing Department, on a campus with far far too much gray pebbly concrete. The buildings, stairs, walkways, walls, benches, even drinking fountains were all molded out of that same horrible institutional colored stuff, the architects trying, I suppose, to make it chic and avant-garde by throwing in tons of smooth black pebbles. But those were the days before every class and every department was hopelessly impacted. I mean, in those days, you could actually go to school and have a reasonable chance of taking the classes you needed to graduate. Wow! CM Evans Cartoons

Friday, January 05, 2007

Cartoon Redux - Vacation Hitch

What can I say? I think this one is hil-ar-ious. Vacation Hitch. Absolutely hilarious. So here it is. CM Evans Cartoons

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Cartoon - Where F** Meets F**

Is it Thursday again? Already? I had a dream last night that I was on a trip and we had to transfer at some airport in the Midwest. When we disembarked from the plane, I was told by the airline my connecting flight was canceled. After spending the night in a strange hotel, the airline said they could fly me the rest of the way, but the ticket was going to cost $100,000.00. Otherwise I could stay stranded in the Midwest, at that tiny airport forever. Then the airline employees who was helping me turned into this seedy pot-bellied tele-evangelist singing hymns to a pulsating electric organ & light show. For me, that is where Fuck met Fuck. CM Evans Cartoons

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Cartoon - BM - Tell Me What You Want

Hellloooo...how have you been? Here is the latest update...BM a la "Tell Me What You Want." I was away for a bit -- just got back from many places, last place was Chicago, for New Years. Chicago is experiencing a warm spell right now -- no snow, temperatures mild with a small amount of rain. It was quite nice to visit and see old friends, notably we spent some time watching hapless tourists getting crushed, spindled, and mutilated at the Billy Goat Tavern, then we walked all over the Magnificent Mile, we checked out the Art Institute, and hung out at Andy's. CM Evans Cartoons