This comic is inspired by Aikido and the desire to celebrate beauty more diversely. I told someone at my dojo how beautiful his sword work was. I think platonic beauty is not a compliment men get often, which is a bit sad. I tried to explain it, I don’t think I did a great job, though I added “it’s so pretty!” to my explanation. There is a beauty in focus, attention and purpose. A beauty being absolutely present to the thingness of things, the strength, wisdom and skill to attend to it. It’s pretty! And exciting! We should celebrate beauty more in all its forms and for all genders. And so, when it came to embodying that ideal in a comic, who better than Bunson and Boot?
Narrator: Advice: every stick as two ends
Bunson Hoppydew looks at a forked stick with three ends.
Narrator: Well, if you snapped the stick small enough…
Bunson pats the stick with protective concern.
Bunson: Why would you snap my stick?
Sometimes life is about the journey 🙂
TranscriptBunson Hoppydew: Are we there yet? are we there yet are we there yet? are we there yet? are we there yet? are we there yet? are we there yet? Are we there yet? Thing: No? Bunson Hoppydew: Phew! Spoing!
Did I mention I went to WisCon recently?
The scary hands saga continues. Phew! Thanks Bunson for that quick thinking!
Adding a monocle was Mike’s idea 🙂
And in life it is certainly easier to take risks if friends are there who have life jackets to throw you! I’m off to Wiscon today! Taroot! Taroot!