Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Parts of Our World...

Save the mermaids, cut your soda can rings before you throw them away! This strip was partly inspired by a beach clean-up that my NCCC team and I recently participated in during our time in Hawaii. There was just so much garbage on this one beach and it wasn't even a beach that had public access, no all this trash came from all over the world and has washed up on the shores here and it happens all the time. As human beings everything we do really does have a significant impact on the world around us. The WHOLE world. Here's a photo from the beach clean up, in addition to our team ten there was also a large number of volunteers and together we managed to pick up around 3000 pounds of garbage in an afternoon, which unfortunately didn't even scratch thesurface of what was already there and what will wash up there in the future. The only real solution is if people become more aware of what happens to their trash after they are rid of it and we all work towards a better solution to this problem we all face. Be sure to be back here next week for this month's comic, part one of The Vaginal Avengers: Red Vag of Courage.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The Second to Last Unicorn...

Long time readers of this blog will remember this single panel comic from a while back, but now it's in color! WHOO-OH!!! A happy belated Valentines Day, I find this strip speaks volumes to all the single folks out there.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Meanwhile in Hufflepuff...

The first in a series of Harry Potter related strips, Meanwhile in Hufflepuff is the perspective of Hogwart's students from the most insignificant house in the school, Hufflepuff, as the events of the Harry Potter series unfold. Naturally Harry Potter is just a great big story topping jerk. Remember, there is a facebook page now, like it, and it shall like you.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

American History but with Dinosaurs: The Boston Massacre

The first Happy Lil' Lumberjack strip! I probably had a unit on the revolutionary war almost every year when I was in school, though I would not let this strip give you any impressions about what I actually learned, I'm well aware of the fact that T-rexs didn't side with the British. Super excited about how this first month of my new comics initiative is going to go, please continue to promote my page to all of your friends, word of mouth (or type) is super essential right now to turning my web comic into a successful web comic (I'll consider it successful when I start getting complete strangers reading my stuff.)

Welcome to Happy Lil' Lumberjack!

Welcome to the new and improved blog, Happy Lil' Lumberjack, the Web comics and illustrations of Avery Bailie! Not much has changed aside from the name and look but expect more frequent updates and more comics. Comic strips weekly every Wednesday and a full length comic on the last Wednesday of every month with commentary! Also if you haven't yet become a fan of my facebook page heres the URL here just for you;
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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The End of My Life...

...In Comics! Boy I bet that was alarming for those of you who just saw that entry title, but need not worry I intend to live a full and healthy life filled with excitement and (mostly) good choices. What I do mean however is that this is the final entry in my blog "My Life In Comics" as you know it, and in the tradition of the comics I so admire, I will be rebooting the blog into something new. Later this week things are going to change drastically with this blog including title, focus and other things. To all those who have followed me this long, thank you for your support and your readership and I look forward to seeing you on the other side... of this reboot, see what I did there, I totally made it sound like I was dying again!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Round One Summary: The Presidio Trust

My and Blue One's time in San Francisco working at the Presidio came to a close on December 16th. The Presidio, a former military base located in the San Francisco bay area, has been apart of the National Park Services as part of the Golden Gate National Recreational Area since October of 1994. The Presidio’s funding is unique to other national parks in that its federal appropriations diminish each year with appropriations ending completely after the fiscal year of 2012. In 1996 Congress created the Presidio Trust with the mission to preserve the Presidio and make it financially self-sufficient.

We had variety of projects during our time in SF amongst the numerous departments of the Trust. In addition to the community garden I mentioned in an earlier post we also bury a new irrigation line with the forestry crew, Built 17 Green house benches, renovated garden beds in one of the many neighborhoods in the park, helped operate the Dragonfly Creek volunteer event, and weeded more non-native species than you can imagine. Working with the Presidio has provided us with some very unique ISP (Independent Service Project) opportunities, like working on the famous Alcatraz, and resorting the natural beauty of Redwood Creek at Muir Beach with the Golden Gate Park National Conservancy. Seeing the need for more community involvement at Muir Beach Blue One put together their first community day for the new volunteer opportunity.

It wasn't all work and no play for the team though; We had taken full advantage of any downtime, exploring the various parts of the city like The Castro, Height Street, The Mission, Fisherman’s Warf and other famous San Francisco locations. Some of us even met music icons They Might Be Giants and Brian Wilson. It was also a great round for me personally because during the project I got to go to a comic book store signing by the creative team of one of my current favorite comics Batwoman. It was great getting to meet J. H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman, they gave me very helpful advise in pursuing a career in comics.

This project was also great for meeting AmeriCorps NCCC Alumni. Two of the interns at the Presidio, Laura who we worked with, and Marlene who we shared our housing with were both part of the team that last served the Presidio and both got internships shortly afterward. We also by chance ran into an AmeriCorps Alumni from almost 10 years ago. Turns out he and several other members from his class all live in San Francisco now. They treated us to a nice dinner of Pizza and stories of their years with NCCC. After the we finished our project we headed back to Sacramento for a few days of training and then I went home for a couple weeks as part of my winter break. The first illustration is of our project portfolio cover that I did, the second picture is the flyer (also by me) for the community day for the Red Wood Creek Restoration that we put together. I fly back to Sac town tomorrow where I'll be for a few more days of training and then we begin Round 2; working at Camp Mokule'ia, in Waialua, Hawaii! This will probably be my last post for a while expect big things to happen with this blog as well as other locations on the internet come next month so until then Aloha!