San Francisco 2016 – Travel Journal Spread 26-28

Visiting the Camera Obscura at the Cliff House and thought about playing basketball.
Visiting the Camera Obscura at the Cliff House and thoughts about playing basketball.
Visiting the Legion of Honor and seeing Raphael's "Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn".
Visiting the Legion of Honor and seeing Raphael’s “Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn”.
Four months after I arrived in San Francisco, it was time to ponder about how the relocation had gone so far.
Four months after I arrived in San Francisco, it was time to ponder how the relocation had gone so far.

The Journey Begins at Dawn

 A comic about the effect of watching Game of Thrones 

Bootstrapping

An animated gif showing bootstrapping as in "pulling yourself up by your own bootstraps". But well, I do not have bootstraps in my boots, so in this cartoon the shoelaces are used instead ;)

This is an animated gif illustrating the phrase “bootstrapping”, that is “to pull yourself up by your bootstraps”. The phrase is used to describe an impressive task performed without any help from the outside. I mean, just try to imagine what it would take for you to pull yourself off the ground just by pulling your bootstraps!

And yes, I know the girl in the gif doesn’t use the shoelaces to pull herself off the ground. But, you see, it is in a way a self-portrait, and since my beloved shoes do not have bootstraps, it had to be the shoelaces instead. But the point is still the same. I would be so awesome if you could actually do that in real life, right?

Well, hope you like it. And here is the comic behind the gif:

An stick figure comic illustrating the phrase "bootstrapping" as in "pulling yourself up by your own bootstraps". But well, I do not have bootstraps in my boots, so in this cartoon the shoelaces are used instead ;)

The Creation – from Ovid’s Metamorphoses

The Creation – From Ovid's Metamorphoses

A Study of Stick People

Drawings of a stick person standing in different positions.As a rule of thumb the human body can be measured as 7 1/2 head high (the 1/2 being the feet). When drawing a stick version of a human I prefer to remove the neck and thus giving the body cleaner look. A stick person’s height can therefore be measured as 7 heads high. The upper part of the arm is 1 1/2 head long, and the same applies to the lower part. The “navel” is placed 2 1/2 head from the top. The legs start at 3 1/2 head from the top. Each leg is 3 head long. The feet are 1/2 head high.

Hamlet – the End

A stick version of Hamlets death in the end of the play Hamlet, Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare.

Hamlet: O! I die, Horatio ;
The potent poison quite o’er-crows my spirit :
I cannot live to hear the news from England ;
But I do prophesy the election lights
On Fortinbras : he has my dying voice ;
So tell him, with the occurrents, more and less,
Which have solicited. – The rest is silence.
[Dies.]

Horatio: How cracks a noble heart.
– Good night, sweet prince ;
And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest !

Want a challenge? Why not solve the regex crossword made for this scene?

Alas Poor Yorick

A stick version comic of the scene in Hamlet – Prince of Denmark where Hamlet remembers the jester Yorick.

Hamlet: Whose was it?

Gravedigger: A whoreson mad fellow’s it was : whose do you think it was?

Hamlet: Nay, I know not.

Gravedigger: A pestilence on him for a mad rogue ! ‘a poured a flagon of Rhenish on my head once. This same skull, sir, this same skull, sir, was Yorick’s skull, the king’s jester.

Hamlet: This?

Gravedigger: E’en that.

Hamlet: Let me see [Takes the skull.] Alas, poor Yorick ! –I knew him, Horatio : a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy : he hath borne me on his back a thousand times ; and now, now abhorred my imagination is ! my gorge rises at it. Here hung those lips, that I have kissed I know not how oft. Where be your gibes nor? your gambols? your songs? your flashes of merriment, that were wont to set the table on a roar? Not one now, to mock your own grinning? quite chap-fallen? Now, get you to my lady’s chamber, and tell her, let her paint an inch thich, to this favour she must come ; make her laugh at that.

Want a challenge? Why not solve the regex crossword made for this scene?

Moving Day

A comic with a stick person, a stick nut and the stick devil moving boxes together.

Fancy Hat Biking – quick sketch

A little comic sketch showing a woman biking while holding on to her fancy hat.

Sheepishly

One stick person beats another in talking sheepishly

The Death of Communication

A comic about how overwhelming it can be when one person talks continuously without end.

Running City

A comic about how there are too many running in the city.

Selective Cleverness

A comic about wanting only to be clever.

Zen

A comic about the potential danger in zen meditation.

The Lost Author

Comic showing that Dan Brown's true purpose with "The Lost Symbol" was to become a freemason. By Maria Hagsten Pedersen.

The Myth of Liquid Wonder

A comic praising coffee by giving it a Greek mythical origin.

Reading Prufrock

About the troublesome reading of T.S. Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" and the line "like a patient etherised upon a table".

Read the rest of T.S. Eliot’s “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock“.

Alas Poor Pigeon – an alternative version of Romeo and Juliet

Stick version of "Romeo and Juliet" where a pigeon becomes tired of listening to Romeo and Juliet's talk of birds and therefore kills them.

Don Quixote & Mambrin’s Helmet

Stick version of the scene from Don Quixote about Mambrin's Helmet

Stickversion of Don Quixote trying on the barbers soap bowl, which he believes to be Knight Mambrin’s golden helmet.

Don Quixote vs. Sheep

Stick-Version of Don Quixote attacking a herd of sheep, which he believes to be an army.A Stickversion of Don Quixote of La Mancha attacking a flock of sheep, which he believes to be an approaching army.

Don Quixote vs. the Windmills

Stick-Version of Don Quixote before he attachs the windmills, which he believes to be giants.A Stickversion of Don Quixote of La Mancha talking with Sancho Panza, just before Quixote attacks the windmills, which he believes to be giants.

May Contain a Trace of Nuts

A Comic with two nuts walking in flour leaving behind a trace.

Hanged in There

Shows a hanger on a clothes rail.

Knight on a Silver Horse

Comic showing a knight on a silver horse.

Fall

About winter-depression being like falling into a deep, dark crater.

Knight, Death and the Devil

A stick version of Albrecht Dürer’s “Knight, Death and the Devil”.

A stick version of Albrecht Dürer's "Knight, Death and the Devil."

Albrecht Dürer’s Whale – Part 2

Comic about telling the story of Albrecht Dürer's search for a whale. Raising the question: is it ok to lie when talking about historical events.

Albrecht Dürer’s Whale – Part 1

Comic about telling the story of Albrecht Dürer's search for a whale in 1510.

Reality Check

Signs that you are losing grip on reality: The loony way: thinking you are a bumblebee. The psychopatic way: Thinking that if you kill all humans, they will love you. The Academic way: Chosing to focus on a dead genre and a dead language, aka a latin epos.

Bubble Calm

A comic about the danger of wishing to hide in a bubble.

Smileys

Comic about why Smileys never really caught on in the World of Stick People.

I Want To Break Free

A stick-person is listening to Queen's "I Want To Break Free" while at work, and ends up quitting unexpectedly.

Colbert Portrait

A stickversion of the Colbert Portrait.A Stick Version of the Colbert Portrait.

The IKEA Roller Coaster

A Comic about how shopping in Ikea is like a roller coaster ride.

Non Sum Qualis Eram

Comic about becoming someone else inspired by the latin saying "non sum qualis eram" meaning I'm not who I used to be.This was later made into a short 2D animation movie, watch it on YouTube.

The Tell Telling Heart

This is a comic inspired by the Egyptian Book of the Dead. A stick person has arrived in the Underworld where he will be judged by Anubis. But he has forgotten to use Spell number 30 - the hushing of the heart - so his heart tells the truth about the life he had lived, and in the end he is eaten by the monster.

The Death of the Dictator

A Comic of what the dictators followers will do after his death to keep up appearances.

Urban Relief

A Comic about the need after too much work to escape to the countryside and scream.

Honesty

A comic about the danger of true honesty even when the person asks for it himself.

Shoulder Seagull

A stick person is standing with a seagull on his shoulder. Another stick person asks him: "Why do you have a seagull on your shoulder?" and he answers: "Because parrots are too expensive".

Merry Seagull

Mr. S gives the Seagull a fish wrapped in a bow. Happy Holidays.

The Seagull – Part 9

Click here to go to part 1.This is the ninth and last part in the series about a man who loses everything because of a seagull.

The Seagull – Part 8

Part number eight in a series about a man who loses everything because of a seagull.

The Seagull – Part 7

The seventh part in the series about a man who loses everything because of a seagull.

The Seagull – Part 6

The sixt part of the series about a man who loses everything because of a seagull.

The Seagull – Part 5

This is the fifth part in the series about a man who loses everything because of a seagull.

The Seagull – Part 4

This is the fourth part in a series about a man who loses everything because of a seagull.

The Seagull – Part 3

This is the third part in the series about a man who loses everything because of a seagull.

The Seagull – Part 2

This is the second part in the serie about a man who loses everything because of a seagull.

The Seagull – Part 1

This comic is the first in a series about a man who loses everything because of a seagull.

La Primavera

A Stickversion of Botticelli’s “La Primavera”.
A stick figure version of Botticelli's "La Primavera". Showing from left to right: Mercury, the three Graces, Venus, Chloris transformed, Chloris, Zephyrus.

Cynical Cinderella

Comic that tells a cynical version of the fairy tale about Cinderella.

Historical Hats

A comic about Historical hats that shouldn't get a Renaissance" The picture shows a varaity of hats from the renaissance including the pope's mitre.

Stick Man on Steroids

This comic shows a stick person on steroids ie. a stick person with muscles.

The Birth of Stick Venus

A stick version of Botticelli’s painting “The Birth of Venus”.

A stick version of Botticelli's "The Birth of Venus". Shows from the left: flying wind-gods, Venus anda nymph.

Adam and Eve

A Stick version of Albrecht Dürer’s “Adam and Eve”.
A stick figure version of Albrecht Dürer's "Adam and Eve".

A Fitting Problem

A skeleton is pointing to a stick person and says: "How the hell am I going to fit into THAT".

Hardest Times

A comic about how the hardest times can make you feel like killing everyone around you, but with the twist that the hardest times in this case was just waiting for an Apple delivery.

Bigger on the Inside

A comic showing that when in surgery stick persons are like the Tardis from Doctor Who, they are bigger on the inside.

Mona Lisa

A Stickversion of Leonardo da Vinci’s famous “Mona Lisa”.

A stick version of Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa".

Wellness

A comic showing the irony of wellness. A stick person is doing yoga for a long time, but then ends up eating junk food afterwards.

Melencolia I

A Stick version of Albrecht Dürer’s “Melencolia I”
(also known as “Melancholia I”).

A stick figure version of Albrecht Dürer's "Melencolia I", which is also known as "Melancholia I".


Why Evolution Doesn’t Happen Anymore

A comic showing that the reason evolution doesn't happen anymore is humans reaction towards animals.