This may be a slight retread if you follow me on Twitter, but one particularly bad night on call about a month ago, I posted a poll surveying the worst overnight call phenomena. After that...well, after that it was just a matter of drawing the thing.
Here, panel by panel:
For those who are curious, I've been meaning to get back into cartooning for a while now (despite the long hiatus I've actually drawn comics...well, basically my whole life, since I was a very small odd child with too few friends and a bit of a defensive sense of humor to match), but as I noted previously, making these comics does take some significant amount of time. I mean, at least the way I do it, which is extremely analog and old school, it involves many inefficient, labor-intensive steps.
Joe actually got me one of those Wacom tablets about a year ago because I've been yammering about drawing more since forever. He thought, quite logically, that a tablet might be a good tool that could input the my drawings directly into the editing software. It was such a thoughtful gift, but...I don't know. There's something about the tactile sense and resistive friction of drawing with specific tools, and I'm picky enough as it is about my writing implements.
I did try to do a sort of quick and dirty YEARS ago, with this "colonoscopy face" comic...
...which I deliberately did on a yellow notecard just to force me to treat the exercise it casually. I briefly considered doing more things like that--just casual, tossed off, straight ink to paper, no erasing, no post-processing cleanup, nothing. But the fact is that I don't like things that are careless and tossed off. I want to do things how I want to do them, and how I want to do them necessarily takes a certain amount of time. It just does.
Anyway, everyone has their weird outlets. Writing and drawing stupid comics are mine. I hope you liked this one.