Thursday, December 31, 2009

That's Just My Opinion

Thursday's strip is about Dewey's opinion of Cosmo's poetry.

Speaking of opinions...there are many questions that people do not ever, ever want to be asked in polite conversation. These include, "Are you for or against abortion?" "How much money do you make?" and "What do you think of my finger paintings?" This is because most all of us try to avoid conflict.
A great social experiment to try would be to ask co-workers or strangers for their opinions and see if they give you complimentary answers. For example, try asking your co-worker if she thinks getting a flaming Harley Davidson logo tattooed on your neck would impress business clients. My guess is she'll tell you it would look quite lovely, when she is actually thinking, "this guy is a psychopath who shouldn't be allowed to own a stapler."
And if a crazy lady comes up to you in the mall and asks you what you think of her eyebrows that aren't eyebrows at all but actually painted on red lipstick, you'll probably say, "Looks good!" and dive behind the Isotoner Gloves display in order to avoid any conflict.
Basically, there are only a few people we can count on to give us an honest opinion. Namely, our spouses and our case workers.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Monday's strip

This rough version from today's strip is rather bland in comparison to the finished version here. Having the golfers drink from Cosmo's water cooler instead of Dewey and Flip adds more tension and is definitely grosser. Plus I think Dewey would probably prefer bird flavored water.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Random Sketchyness

I really need to think of a strip that involves Dewey wearing a bikini. Hopefully the Mom from Foxtrot will be there too.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas Cartoons

A For Better or For Worse Christmas cartoon that I believe only aired in Canada.

But Canadian brand Christmas humor doesn't get much better than this Bob & Doug McKenzie classic:

Friday, December 18, 2009

Friday's Strip

Today's strip is an adaptation of one I did a few years ago in an older strip. I like the older version with little Roger better, as he's way too young to be watching Jerry Springer plus his new world view has been completely shaped by his TV viewing.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Fashion accessories

There was a time in America where dogs were Man's Best Friend; a companion to take hunting for ducks, foxes, etc. And the dogs were well trained. In many cases, trained well enough to drive their master home after he had too many "hunting beers."

Today, if you are a small dog such as a Chihuahua or Dennis Kucinich, you are no longer Man's Best Friend. Women have claimed you as a fashion accessory.

From what I've seen, this is just fine with the dogs. They get to go to all kinds of places in purses or little carrying cases that no large dog or other animal could ever dream of going. You never see a woman in an airplane take that little bag of peanuts and hand it to the squirrel in her purse.

Personally, I would rather carry a more useful animal with me in case of an emergency. Something with thumbs, like a raccoon. That way, when I would be out hunting, with the sights of my gun locked onto an unsuspecting mallard, I could at least have somebody to open my beer.

More animal accessories here.

Sunday, December 13, 2009


How about a useless In the Sticks quiz?

If you get the question correct, you will find the answer's corresponding strip. If you're wrong you will see an early In the Sticks animation test.

Who is Cosmo's girlfriend?

A) A pink flamingo lawn ornament
B) A red breasted nuthatch
C) A golf club head cover

What does Cosmo prefer to use for driving golfers crazy?

A) Scary hats
B) The sound of ripping Velcro
C) Post-1995 R.E.M.

What do Flip and Cosmo take offense to while at their "Reality Checkpoint"?

A) The reality show "Jersey Shore"
B) Guys who wear polyester and grow ponytails
C) Hipsters who ride fixed gear bikes


Thursday, December 10, 2009


The gang from Blooming Dogleg Country Club have been called a bunch of yahoos so it's fitting that now they can be seen everyday on the Yahoo! web site's section of comic strips. You don't even need a Yahoo! account (most people have approximately 43) to check it out everyday.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Twitter (of course)

Along with Cosmo's musing (, the In the Sticks comic strip now has it's own Twitter page here: Only 4,081,402 followers behind Ashton Kutcher!

Friday, December 4, 2009


In today's strip, there are some rather unappetizing items in the vending machine. (Click on the drawing for easier viewing.)

Unfortunately, they don't seem to stock Homer Simpson's favorite snack, Nuts and Gum.

Thursday, December 3, 2009