In Which Steff is all, like, “Whomp Whomp!”

I’m pleased to report that things are finally getting back to normal after Hurricane Sandy.

On Sunday, I finally left the borough of Brooklyn for the first time in a full week. Since the trains were still down and my bicycle is in the repair shop, I  ended up walking from my house in Gowanus to the West Village.  The city was still quiet, but less damaged than I thought it would be. In fact, the most startling aftermath of Sandy was actually the gas stations that I passed as I was walking through Brooklyn. There were  lines of people on foot queuing up with canisters to collect gas. The cars were wrapped around the block. I just feel very fortunate that everything in my immediate area (and all my friends) are safe and sound.

A sight for sore eyes.

As a result of my prolonged stay in Brooklyn, I’ve had more time to just pause and catch up on reading, podcasts and creative endeavors.

I even had time to doodle this silly comic about  Oetzi (also spelled Ötzi), the 5300-year-old Copper Age mummy.

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Oetzi is absolutely my favorite archaeological find of all time. It’s really amazing how many secrets scientists have been able to unearth from his well-preserved body. (For example: Oetzi has the proud distinction of the first recorded case of Lyme disease! Also, he had a lactose intolerance! Wow!) NOVA did a really fun yet super-dramatic special on Oetzi called “Iceman Murder Mystery” which is streaming on their website.

Whelp, that’s about it for now. I’m finished ranting about mummies.

Ad Pedem Litterae 10 March 2010

Well, it’s been a truly strange day. For some reason my sinuses went haywire and as a result I felt dizzy for most of the day. However, I did manage to finally write/draw/post a comic from my day. This was drawn primarily at the laundromat (hence the “Laundromat Comics” in the header). Pip pip!

Small grab from Ad Pedem Litterae 031010!

Click comic to see full-sized image


Well, I was looking through some of my old blogs, namely from my semester abroad in London and the original Ad Pedem Litterae (my webcomic.)

My heart swelled a little at my impression of the MU Journalism School monster. Even though that experience was stressful, it was completely wonderful. See for yourself:

Ad Pedem Litterae: 1st appearance of the J-School monster

Ad Pedem Litterae: ♥-Day with the J-School

Those strips were from sophomore year at Mizzou (2007). I’ve done some recent strips that just need to be colored. I will post them soon!