Sock Flies North (Comic #730)

One of the inspirations for this comic was thinking about the documentary about Chris Packham! Chris Packham is an autistic British naturalist of some fame in the UK. In that documentary you can see that while he doesn’t see a lot of human etiquette particularly meaningful, he can come across as quite cold indeed, but you also see how deeply he loves.

There’s a bit where he talks about his friendship and love for a falcon, and it is such a pure and powerful love. His voice cracks with the grief of that falcon’s death, even though the falcon has been gone for a long time. Time has no meaning, that love will always be there, as will the loss of a very dear friend.

That depth of love felt so resonant to me. Resonant and beautiful.

Thanks to all my patrons and a special big extra thanks to Kate Webb, Erik Owomoyela, Xander Odell, Stuart Barrow, Jesse the K and Brian Fies.

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Socks Flies North Comic Transcript

Sometimes, Sock flies North for Spring.

Image of Sock sweating in the sun.

 

Alone

Sock flies through the air

 

Or in a flock

Sock flies with a group of other socks.

 

Maybe to enjoy the flowers.

Sock sits in a meadow with flowers, alpine blue and white hills in the background.

 

Or from a sense of adventure.

Tankin Bear smiles, looks a bit scary and goes “Boo!” Sock jumps, a bit startled.

 

But always, to visit a tree they love.

Sock sits in the crook of a black willow tree.

595: Liminal Space

This was drawn in a rush for New Year, but there can be many liminal spaces. Boot: May you get what you need. Boot: From this liminal space. Thanks to all my patrons and a special big extra thanks to Lisa Jenkins, Kate Webb, Matthew Noe, and Erik Owomoyela.
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594: Time Heals Part 3

Mayara: What are you doing? Bunson: I’m NOT chewing my bandage! Mayara: Hmmmm Mayara: Would you like to sing songs to flowers with me? Bunson: I CAN DO BOTH! Bunson and Mayara leave, singing. Thanks to all my patrons and a special big extra thanks to Lisa Jenkins, Kate Webb, Matthew Noe, and Erik Owomoyela.
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593: Time Heals, Part 2

Bunson Hoppydew (with bandaid on his knee): Does time heal all wounds? Thing 2: no. Thing 2: but wounds don’t heal without time. Bunson cheerfully looks like he’s about to do SOMETHING. Thing 2: So please stop trying to dance while your owie is bleeding! Bunson: But I have things to do! Thing 2: And so say we all. Thanks to all my patrons and a special big extra thanks to Lisa Jenkins, Kate Webb, Matthew Noe, Sandra M. Odell and Erik Owomoyela.

592: Time heals? Part 1

Thing 1: Does time heal all wounds? Thing 2: No. Thing 2: But sometimes saying and believing time heals all wounds does the trick. Thing 1: Time heals all wounds. Thing 2: Time heals all wounds. Thanks to all my patrons and a special big extra thanks to Lisa Jenkins, Kate Webb, Matthew Noe, Sandra M. Odell and Erik Owomoyela.
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591: Lifestyle Advice From a Small Pink Bunny – Dopamine

Bunson: Smiling releases dopamine … Bunson: Ummm… that’s all! Bunson dances and smiles. Thanks to all my patrons and a special big extra thanks to Lisa Jenkins, Kate Webb, Matthew Noe, Sandra M. Odell and Erik Owomoyela.
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Things in Seattle/Shoreline

This weekend I’ll be part of the First Annual Sirius Mischief Memorial Roller Derby Art Show. Saturday December 15, 10am-4pm, 19022 Aurora Ave N. Entry is free.
  • The creators presenting include:
  • Arkham – Arkham’s Oddities (origami and excentric works).
  • Betsy Nails (Liz Argall) – Things Without (comics, cards and art prints).
  • Carmen Dioxide – roller derby and nerd inspirewed jewelry and hair accessories.
  • Lydia Brewer – Raw Power
  • MoanWrath – CrochetedQuirks and custom metal stampling
  • Thrace – Phryne Soaps (handmade soaps, bath bombs, lip balms and body scrubs)
  • ShaNita Sweets – Peanut brittle, fudge, handcrafted candies and treats. Handmade hats, infinity scarfs, jogging headbands, hair clips and more!
  • Shannon Nielson – Simply Suds Soap Co. Essential oil roller balls, lip balm, sugar scrubs.
The show is hosting a donation drive for Orion Center for Youth. Bring stuff to support young people experiencing homelessness. New socks ++, items for Hygiene Kits (shampoo, deodorant, soap, brushes, sanitary products etc). More info on the FB page https://www.facebook.com/events/760200064338166/?ti=ia

590: Waisted a Day

Thing 1: I waisted a day. Thing 2: Really? Thing 1: Otherwise its pants would fall down! Little known fact PUNS make you fly.

589: Nothing

Thing 1: What are you doing? Thing 2: Nothing   Thing 1: No way! Thing 2: Well, I’m talking now. Thing 1: And just that???   Thing 1: How do you do it? Thing 2: Lot’s of practice.   Thing 1: … Thing 1: wow
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Thomas Believes in You

This is Thomas, one of Seanan McGuire’s Maine Coons. For his health he has to have a lion haicut and then wear cute t-shirts. He is my friend.

588: Resting

I started this comic a few years ago, but I couldn’t get it right. It’s about 4 panels longer now! And in pleasing news, for me, resting differently can involve a variety of things including magnesium, melatonin, meditation, and a CPAP machine. If you have a worry and the opportunity, I highly recommend a sleep study! Thing 1: Sometimes resting makes me really tired. Thing 1: So I don’t Thing 1: And then I fall over and rest all the time and I just feel worse! Thing 2: Maybe you need to rest differently. Thing 1: It’s exhausting to think about. Thing 1: I think I need to recover from thinking about resting and recovering before I figure out how to rest and recover. Thing 1: Which makes me so stressed I can’t sleep. Thing 1: What if I never sleep again? Thing 2: Boop! Thing 1: zzzzz
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