Tour de Frustration
Welcome to the first installment of the Incidental Comics Substack! I’ll be posting my weekly comics here, as well as some extras for the in-depth reader. Thanks for coming along for the ride.
My next book of comics will be about feelings. I get a feeling of depth and wonder when looking at the paintings of Wayne Thiebaud. He’s well-known for his tactile still-lifes of cakes, pies, and other confections. You can almost taste the layered frosting—except it’s oil paint.
His landscapes (which I sampled for this comic) are mind-opening. The hills and streets of San Francisco are transformed into a colorful wonderland of crazy perspectives. I’ll be visiting the Bay Area in May, but I don’t think I’ll rent a bicycle. I’ll settle for the riding the flat, not-quite-so frustrating bike paths of my hometown of Wichita, Kansas.
For more comics on the inner life, check out my new book THE ART OF LIVING: REFLECTIONS ON MINDFULNESS AND THE OVEREXAMINED LIFE.
You can get signed copies of all my books from my amazing local bookstore, Watermark Books & Cafe. And if you’re outside the US, Book Depository has a great selection of my books with free worldwide shipping.
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This is the best comic I've ever read. And I've read Garfield.
Wonderful comic! Excited for your newsletter and your work 😊