Here’s a slightly interactive comic that’s not safe for work, unless your job involves a lot of nudity. If you’ve seen X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes, you might have some idea where this is going but it ends up in a different place, thank goodness—actually it ends up one of two ways, depending on how long you linger over the second part of the comic (pay attention when a red progress meter appears). Click the misleading ad below to read the whole thing.
This was originally made for a webcomics workshop taught by Joyce Rice, who gave some very helpful feedback but isn’t responsible for anything terrible about the comic.
For more about the actual object that inspired this, see Wikipedia.
One reason I don’t do a lot of memoir stuff is that a lot of the things I can remember that are kind of interesting or funny are also drenched in self-pity and/or make me look like a confused, immature ass. That may be realistic but do you really want to be stuck in that point of view for very long? Well, this one is short and at least has a useful message about communication (i.e. it’s a good idea to do some). I also got to draw our friend the Ikea Diagram Person.