Friday, July 10, 2009


Won't you take me to... fungi-town? July 10, 2009 Posted by Mookie
Today's strip was a very personal one for me to write. It speaks of feelings rooted deep inside me that have affected my growth not only as a writer, but as a man. I've experienced many conflicts like the one in today's comic and, while I have not always emerged the victor, I have always emerged stronger. There's no denying what I was feeling after making this strip.

Because mushrooms are delicious and drawing so many of them over the past week has made me very, very hungry.

I'm not talking about the psychedelic / head-trip kind, either. I've never tried those so I have no idea what they're like. I'm talking about shiitake, portobello, or any other kind of delicious mushroom that you'd put on your pizza, in a salad, a stew, or whatever else you can imagine. Personally, I like a thick portobello mushroom sliced over a nice green salad and sprinkled with balsamic vinegar. Mmm!

Making the orcs herbivores was a fun decision for me because I've been a vegan for over a decade. While I'm not going to get into the ethics of why I became a vegan in the comic, I will spare no effort in celebrating all the delicious food I've been enjoying for the past ten years... and as much as I may love it in real life, I promise not to create "fantasy tofu."

That's all from me for now.
Rock on, have a nice weekend, and eat your veggies!