>Disable A User

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We were in a meeting yesterday when a manager said we need to be able to disable a user. Actually, his sentence may have continued with more details, but my mind was already thinking about this comic. I did not decide how to end if until this morning. All my notes said were “disable user. hit him in knee with pipe. he meant in system.” Once I began creating the strip, I decided to try and think of some way to use kill in the final panel, and then I knew what I wanted Mr. Green to say.

>Monday Malady

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I came in today with a totally different cartoon in mind. When I spoke to guard on the way in, he mentioned that he did not feel great today and started talking about football. A light went on in my head and I thought of football overload. I then needed to decide some words that meant the same thing but sounded like Latin so it could be the name of the illness. Finally, I had to choose a title that was indicative of the cartoon but would not give away the punchline.

>Did Someone Call Me Snorer

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I don’t normally use phrases as my cartoon titles, but today’s is a nod to a song from a Marx Brothers movie. Do you know which one? I also try not to name them so that you could guess the twist in panel 4. That is still true in this case.

My inspiration for this is not any family member. Rather, it was from last night’s episode of Glee, where they accused the new coach of snoring. The Disneyland part is from family, though.

>Sassy Molasses

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Actually, the name of the BBQ sauce was Sassy Molassey, but I wanted to draw the reader’s attention directly to the sounds in the word. A friend asked me that question and I knew it needed to be a CoV. I am a word and sounds of words guy, so even though it implies a bad word (which nowadays is acceptable even on prime time TV), I felt compelled to write about.

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A guy at work reminded me of the places that give free entrees or desserts on your birthday. So, I imagined what it would be like trying to redeem all of them on your b-day. I decided to make the twist be listing a bunch of places, then saying “but wait…there’s more.” Then, as I wrote it, it sounded funnier in my head to imply I had done all the places named before lunch.