126: News Travels

Adding a monocle was Mike’s idea 🙂

Happy 100th Comic – Process Diary

Here’s the snippet of video that survived Sketchbook crashing twice. I’m sad all the brain storming and mad scribbling got lost.

I guess the drawing isn’t terrible, but it is lacking magic and its composition is made of meh. I think the comic I finally came up with for the day was a better spend of 100th comic celebration. I’m glad this drawing was a disappointment and not good enough!


95: off to adventure!

Some say Bunson went to Texas, all I know is that he went on an adventure.


Bunson is in a teacup sailing boat with a paper pirate hate and sock on his shoulder.

Bunson: Yaaar

84: Beginners’ Minds

75: The World is an Amazing Place

SBS – Australia’s Special Broadcasting Service. A hybrid funded public broadcasting radio and television network has done much to create and promote a multicultural Australian identity. And more than anyone else, they have inspired today’s drawing. SBS, for me, has always been living proof, part of the cultural air we breathe, that shows that embracing multiculturalism is much better for assimilation for everyone. An Australia without SBS feels like an arid place to me, limited and stagnant. It shows how awesome things can be when diversity is encouraged and diverse people aren’t just spoken about, they’re given spaces to speak for themselves.

“The World is an Amazing Place” I loved growing up, growing into, that SBS slogan.

6 Billion Stories and Counting is the new slogan, and that’s pretty good too and it was cool to cruise around youtube and find new ways SBS is finding to communicate a diverse and complex world.

But “The world is an amazing place” will always be dear to my heart.

I didn’t mean to turn this into a big rave about how much I like SBS, but they gave me, amongst many things, “The World is an Amazing Place” and that is a message worth repeating. This is something the Things embody. It is a phrase that can get you through many dark days.

The world is an amazing place.

65: Socks

I felt a little guilty about creating this comic. More bad things for one of the Things? But they only just got over zir last shock! But I also thought, we all know the learn from your mistakes thing – and so often we’re really harsh on ourselves if we make the same mistake or a similar mistake again.

The first time ze licked the electric fence it was just a curious mistake that was shocking – sometimes objects hurt things. This second time they’ve learned something different and shocking, a social shock, not just a physical one.

But even if the mistakes were identical (and often we make the same mistakes because life is tricky and we all have our own strengths and weaknesses) ze still need hugs to recover, still worthy of love and still capable of learning.

Given fear is the mind killer, kindness is even more important to create the space for learning. So hugs to you and hugs to me and hugs to the Things.


Thing 1 (with angry eyes): socks

Now they have angry tired eyes

Thing 1 (with sad eyes): socks

Thing 1 (with grumpy eyes): socks

Then they have sad wobbly eyes.

Thing 1 hugs Thing 2 for comfort.
Thing 1: Socks lie


64: Socks don’t fear


Sock balanced on top of an electric fence.

Socks do not fear electric fences

60: Hugs 2

Sixty Comics!!!!! OMG!!!!! SIXTY COMICS!!!

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57: Moon 2


Bunson Hoppydew sits in a crescent moon. A ladder is at the base of the moon and Sock is on the ladder.

55: Cake part 3


Bunson Hoppydew looking out at the viewer, one pupil is a little dilated and he looks a bit droopy.

Bunson with his head flopped forwards.

Bunson has jerked his head upright but his eyes are unsteady and he doesn’t look well.

Bunson with Sock resting across his eyes. Bunson is smiling.
Caption: Sugar crash