Thursday, December 24, 2009

"A Santillan Family Christmas 2009"

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So, we actually took this photo in 2007 at Knott's Berry Farm. But hey, can't have Christmas without the Peanuts Gang. See you next year.

Monday, December 21, 2009

"Goo Goo Over Gaga"

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So, on Saturday we went out to karaoke at the Silverlake Lounge and Jenny decided to test out the Lady Gaga tune...she sang the song 3 times. It was hilarious at first, but that's how obsessions begin right? Good thing nobody else was there and we could all hog the mic.

Friday, December 18, 2009

"Shake It Baby"

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Do I have to say anything else?

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

"What's Your Angle?"

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It's pretty much the end of 2009. Did things really change over this year? One of my favorite sayings is "the more things change, the more they stay the same." For starters, it'll be almost 2 years since Inna and I moved into our apartment in Hollywood (we don't live in the apartment pictured). Second, it'll be 5 years since we started dating. Holy shiznit!

Last thought: Heh, girls and their haircuts.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

"The Accident, Part 4"

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So Inna requested that I make another comic in The Accident story arc. She felt that there was no resolution. She's probably right. Here is the comic that attempts to fill those shoes.

When I showed this to her this morning she said the same thing. I guess it's tough to figure out the resolution if it hasn't happened in real life. I guess you will all have to wait...or until I figure out something clever.

Also, it's hard to be creative when you only have 4 images of yourself behind the wheel, and in each photo you're making the same face. I'm such a terrible actor.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

"The Accident, Part 3"

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So, this is the last comic in this story arc. I know that puking rainbows is a little over used, but whatever. I don't care. It's funny to me and that's what matters, right? Why am I even asking you if I don't care.

Anyway, long story short, the insurance company said that I was at fault. I suck. And now I'm out of a car for a while. Oh no, I can drive it, I just can't shut the windows.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

"The Accident, Part 2"

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Ooooh. Ominous. Just to give you a hint on what happened, I'm okay.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

"The Accident, Part 1"

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So, earlier in November I got into a wreck. It wasn't that bad and I'm being a complete pussy for claiming to be still emotionally damaged. But shit, don't you guys realize how dangerous it is to be hurtling down a highway in a 2000+ pound machine next to other 2000+ pound machines? I suppose you can say the same thing about public transit. At least in your car you have some semblance of control. In the latter situation you place your trust completely in a public servant who might not even really care that much.

Anyway, I'm going to do a series based on my encounter.

Monday, November 30, 2009

"Kees Da Gurl"

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I apologize to the two of you who read this for the amount of zero jokes in today's comic...thought I'd toy around with amore comic book style. It's kind of hard. I keep saying this over and over again, but how do the guys who actually DRAW comics do it. Inna suggested that I take a drawing class. Not sure I have the patience for it. I can see the pictures in my head, but I can't execute. Maybe I should try anyway.

Friday, November 27, 2009

"Smelly Good Time"

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Several people have mentioned that we are just like an older married couple because we don't really go out or do anything. C'mon people?!?! Tell me that you're ready to party evary day and evary night on the weekends after working a job. It only gets worse when you get older. Give me a hollaback my older-than-me friends.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

"The Hike"

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This post is relevant to Thanksgiving because Inna and I were out in Griffith Park searching for a real live Tofurky. We were going to go all primal on it and kill it ourselves. Ahh, processed and reformed things are my most favorite things to eat. Seriously though, some of the Morningstar stuff is pretty good.

Monday, November 23, 2009

"Face Time"

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So, we had band practice this weekend. Things are going great. We know 6 songs. We're ready to play the Staple's center. We're better than you.

Friday, November 20, 2009

"News and Views"

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The twentieth comic on the twentieth day of the twentieth month. The month known as November. Hah. Anyway, Inna and I joined/founded a new band called Box of Birds, which prompted the purchase of new instruments...sort of. She'd been wanting a new bass for a long time and I'd been wanting a new guitar for a long time. Finally the time was right. Maybe we'll see you at a show some day.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

"Lots of Nothing"

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Need to see more NOVA. It needs to be on every night with a new episode every night. I'd be okay forgetting about all my regular shows. Who cares about those shows anyway on TV anyway. People watch shows on the computer now...not TV. Should I get rid of my TV?

Monday, November 16, 2009

"Wish It Was Nap Time"

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Ugh. Mondays. It was a good weekend though. We went to see They Might Be Giants at UCLA's Royce Hall on Saturday night. They were fantastic as usual. The entire performance was based on the Flood album. I think it's their weirdest album.

Then on Sunday, we went to see Pirate Radio. It was okay. I get it though, rock music is a big deal. Afterwards we practiced our instruments.

Friday, November 13, 2009

"Rip A New One"

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The photos in this comic are actually out of context. Sofya was laughing at someone else's SBV. How do represent a smell in text anyway?

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

"Breaking Silence"

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You agree that the awkward silences are the best?

Monday, November 9, 2009

"Exorcise Everyday"

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I think this comic is pretty self explanatory...I like beer.

Friday, November 6, 2009

"Keep It In Mind, Part 2"

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...and then Grandma and Zombie started a rock band together.

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Thus concludes the Halloween comics. I promise that I'll figure out how to tell a good continuous story over several strips. See you on Monday.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

"Keep It In Mind, Part 1"

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Inna decided to be a zombie for Halloween. Not exactly sure what happened, but I found myself with a lot of bite marks the next day. Thankfully I haven't transformed.

Monday, November 2, 2009

"The Worst Halloween"

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Didn't really feel Halloween this year, probably because we did the whole dress up thing a week before. Not sure I've ever felt it, but I do enjoy the idea of dressing up and costumes. Guess you can say that people who are opposed to doing anything at all should remove the fingers from their butts too. :)

Well, at any rate, it's always a good excuse to wear my TOS uniform.

Friday, October 30, 2009

"Final Curtain"

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This is the final comic in a series from these performance photos. I adopted the concept from one of my favorite online comics Sinfest. Also, the words are from a real song that we perform. Can't say that this is the best video, but you'll get the idea.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

"The Shining"

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Inna can actually hit that shit really well.

Monday, October 26, 2009

"He Seems a Little Surprised"

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This sort of happened. Damned improvisations can never get them right the first time around.

Friday, October 23, 2009


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I swear, I'm not that big of a control freak.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

"Mellifluous Flute"

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Spit jokes! That's fresh.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

"It's Show Time"

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My band really played at this venue and I'm pretty sure we weren't assholes. Maybe one day I'll be lucky enough to be in a douche band...but not yet.

Monday, October 12, 2009

"Dungeon Mistress"

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So we started playing Dungeons and Dragons...every Dungeon Master has encountered this same dilemma at some time or another.

Monday, October 5, 2009


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Somebody is a plaaaaaya! Fo' realz tho.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

"New Band"

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We did end up starting a new band. Can't say it sounds anything like that...whatever THAT is supposed to sound like.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

"Look Into My Eyes"

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I love me a good fart joke. :)

I also love my kitty cats.

Friday, September 18, 2009


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A slight variation on a conversation we actually had.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

"Something Important to Tell"

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She's not really that mean.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

"My Brown Striped Polo"

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I think I'm going to be addicted to making these things.

About Me

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Hello. My name is Nick and I like to do stuff. I write songs and play accordion for band Mrs. Brown's Lovely Daughterguitar in Box of Birds, and bass guitar in The Do Overs.

I also enjoy board games and role playing games and I'm working to improve my visual communication skills (drawing & comics).