Voodoo math

I posted on Facebook a conversation The Boy and I had, and two friends suggested I doodle a comic out of it. They didn’t say, in so many words, that I should post it on the internet for the world to see, but I knew that’s what they meant. Secretly. In their heart of hearts.

So here it is!

(If you’re feeling brave, you can friend me on Facebook to read my silliness as it happens.)

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30 Responses to Voodoo math

  1. C. Fassett September 6, 2012 at 12:12 am #

    Ha! That is the cutest thing ever! I was just getting ready to close my email and take my tired self off to bed when I saw this pop in, so I just had to look…I love it! I’ll be going to sleep with a smile. Thank you. <3

    • j September 6, 2012 at 8:25 am #

      Phew! Thank you for being here when I woke up, Cindy. I know it’s a stick figure comic, but I was still a little nervous. xoxo

  2. cmw September 6, 2012 at 6:27 am #

    Good cartooning and typical, atypical conversation around our home.

    • Estrella Azul September 6, 2012 at 8:01 am #

      Oh, Chad, I love your comment almost as much as the voodoo math cartoon *laughing aloud*

    • j September 6, 2012 at 8:25 am #

      Makes you miss us all the more, huh?

  3. Milli Thornton (@fearofwriting) September 6, 2012 at 7:51 am #

    I did see your conversation when it appeared on Facebook. So glad you heeded the advice of your friends – this is a riot!!

    j, you should have your own syndicated cartoon strip. I love a cartoon with a good punch line! Yours delivers in every way (including two characters that react to one another with emotions you can see).

    This was so fun! Give us more, please.

    • j September 6, 2012 at 8:27 am #

      Ah, thanks, Milli! I’m in a try-it-because-it’s-fun-and-new mode lately, believing (and experiencing) that creativity begets creativity. (I had to ask The Boy how to make his exasperated face at the end. It’s all in the eyebrows) ;)

    • Milli Thornton (@fearofwriting) September 6, 2012 at 8:45 am #

      The eyebrows (or brow-eyes, which was what Bonnie called them at age 2) were perfect, as was the “I can’t talk to you.”

      So was the shiny, hopeful look on your face in the previous frame as you said, “Or we could just do math.” The perfect set-up for the punch line!

    • j September 6, 2012 at 1:57 pm #

      Thank you! Amazing how much I had to think of when I was only working with stick figures. Made me appreciate all the work that goes into “real” cartooning!

  4. Estrella Azul September 6, 2012 at 8:02 am #

    Love these conversations, j, and I’m sure this was exactly what your friend had in mind when he suggested a doodle. I know I would’ve ;-)
    Thank you for the laugh!

  5. j September 6, 2012 at 8:30 am #

    Actually, it was two women who suggested the doodle – Kellie and Sandra. I love that I have friends that encourage me toward silliness. (And I love these conversations too. I get more FB updates out of conversations with my boys than anything else. I’ll be boring once they both move out.)

  6. Amy September 6, 2012 at 8:50 am #

    That is priceless. I’ve started keeping a journal of conversations I hear between my two and one-liners that I, of course as the parent, find hilarious. No doubt it will be a keepsake when *I* really am 80.

    • j September 6, 2012 at 1:58 pm #

      It’s a keepsake now! Thank goodness for Facebook and Twitter, or my boys’ gems would be lost forever!

  7. Annie Neugebauer (@AnnieNeugebauer) September 6, 2012 at 9:45 am #

    Hahaha! Adorbs. Adorbs, I tell you!

    • j September 6, 2012 at 2:00 pm #

      Ha! Fine praise; I’ll take it!

  8. Pam September 6, 2012 at 12:48 pm #

    I love it!

    • j September 6, 2012 at 2:00 pm #

      Thank you, Pam. #StampOfApproval

    • Pam September 6, 2012 at 4:58 pm #

      #StampofApproval indeed. Doodle on!

  9. Christie September 6, 2012 at 4:26 pm #

    This is so adorable, I absolutely love it! I can’t say it enough, the Wall family is my favorite family ever :^)

    • j September 7, 2012 at 6:48 am #

      Aw. Thanks! They certainly are a constant supply of writing material. ;)

  10. hippiechick September 6, 2012 at 5:05 pm #

    OMG! I love this!

    • j September 7, 2012 at 6:48 am #

      Yay! xo

  11. Terri September 6, 2012 at 9:44 pm #

    This is so cool! Yay!

    • j September 7, 2012 at 6:48 am #

      It was really fun to do, too!

  12. jb September 6, 2012 at 11:19 pm #

    Ha! I always knew you guys were cartoons, now I have proof! Very fun, j – you’ve become quite the artist. Yay you!

    • j September 7, 2012 at 6:49 am #

      It was our stick figures that gave us away, wasn’t it? (Thank you!)

  13. Nina Badzin September 9, 2012 at 12:45 pm #

    Ha!! Love, love, love! What a great keepsake now.

    • j September 11, 2012 at 9:14 am #

      Thanks, Nina. The Boy lends himself to being captured in comic form. ;)

  14. Jordan Drew (@JordanDrew) September 10, 2012 at 2:35 am #

    LMAO Love i! I’m constantly cracking up over conversations I overhear between my nerd and my oldest son, so when I read this I literally laughed quite loudly thinking how awesome this is. I’m with Millie – you should do your own comic strip. ;-)

    • j September 11, 2012 at 9:14 am #

      Aw, thanks, Jordan! Lately, I’ve been trying so many new “art forms.” There are lots of ways to tell a story, it turns out! :)

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