This vein of “hypochondriac” humor has been mined by others, possibly most notable in “Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog)” by Jerome K. Jerome. And no wonder, it’s fun to play with and so true if you begin reading about ailments!
Oh, and I’m pretty proud of Ted’s understated reply in panel 3. :)
I don’t recall if I used “Asian” because of the often cited “they all look alike to me” — and then expanded it to say that to vultures, all humans look alike. But if I did, it’s not a bad commentary/reminder.
Since toilet water seems like a fine refreshment to a dog, there’s no reason it would occur to them, really.
Yes: those near or accessible to the DC area, I will be tabling and paneling in Rockville MD (the D.C. area) September 21-23 as a guest at InterventionCon. Last year I was there and had a great time and really enjoyed it. It is geeky and friendly and has a really great guest list of people with time and space to meet each one.
Here’s the schedule of panels I’ll be on (the full InterventionCon schedule is here)
Friday 5pm: “Designing Your First Book”
Panelists: Chris Flick, Barb Fischer, Christoper Baldwin, Chris Impink
Friday 7pm: “How to Survive as a Writer in the Business of Webcomics, Comics and Other Visual Media”
Panelists: Tony DiGerolamo, H. Caldwell Tanner, Christopher Baldwin
Saturday 3pm: “Back in my day: The webcomic veterans panel”
Panelists: Christopher Baldwin, Shaenon Garrity, Jennie Breeden, Danielle Corsetto