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Birds

Three panels. In the first panel, comic-Lucy is putting seeds into a bird feeder hanging from a tree while saying 'It will be lovely to have birds in the garden!'. The second panel shows a sulphur-crested cockatoo on a branch outside comic-Lucy's window. The bird is screeching 'Aaaaarrrrgggggghhhhh' and inside Lucy is in bed with a pillow over her face saying 'Dammit.' The third panel shows a hills hoist clothesline with a white sheet hanging on it. A sulphur-crested cockatoo is perched on the clothesline, and bird poo is streaked down the sheet. Comic Lucy watches and says 'Dammit'.
Two panels, the first large, the second regular sized. In the first, large panel, comic-Lucy stands near the bird feeder. A sulphur-crested cockatoo is perched on the feeder. It says 'You're a terrible person for feeding wild animals and making them reliant on humans'. In the final panel, a sulphur-crested cockatoo is perched on a wooden outdoor chair and is chewing it up. Comic Lucy watches and says 'Dammit'

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Ah, nature. Do any animals visit your garden?

Remember, if you love my Silence Killed the Dinosaurs stories and comics, check out my Patreon page or  store. You can support my work and get unique rewards! Just so you know, I am now using affiliate links to my store. This means that if you follow one of the links from my site and buy something from my store, not only will I get an artist commission for designing it, but I will also get a small affiliate commission for, essentially, marketing it. This means buying something for my store doesn’t just support me, it EXTRA SUPPORTS ME.

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Parenting Tips No One Tells You (except me, of course) #1

Comic with four panels. Above, text reads: How to Push a Pram While Holding a Takeaway* Coffee (the asterisk leads to the bottom of the page and says '*in a reusable cup'). Panel 1: diagram of pram handle bar from above. Hand 1 (labled) is on one side, hand 2 (labelled) is on the other also holding a coffee (labelled as 'coffee rests on handle'. Panel 2: the pram goes over a small rock and bounces, an arrow is drawn going up and reading 'force transfer', the coffee bounces off the handlebar and spills everywhere. A very alarmed looking comic-Lucy who is about to get a face full of coffee has an arrow pointing to her saying 'unsuccessful caffeination'. There is a big X in red and the word 'No.'. Panel 3: diagram showing pram handlebar. This time, hand 1 is off to one side and hand to is holding the coffee midair away from the handlebar. The coffee is labelled 'safe coffee'. Panel 4: view from above, the pram is pushed by comic-Lucy and they wobble all over the path until they have gone off the side and hit a bench. And arrow points to the pram and says 'unlikely to sleep'. There is a big X in red and the word 'Nope'
Second page of the previous comic. Two panels. Panel 1: diagram of pram handlebar with hand 1 centered and hand 2 holding the coffee in midair. Panel 2: comic-Lucy happily sips coffee and pushes a pram in a straight line. The coffee sipping is labelled 'successful caffeination'. And arrow points to the pram saying 'might actually sleep'. There is a big green tick and the word 'Yes'. Underneath the panels are the words 'You're Welcome.'
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It took me an embarrassingly long time to work this out. I spent months in a ditch at the side of the park paths in over-sized coffee-stained jumpers staring enviously at all the put-together parents cruising around in sleek active-wear and looking like they’d actually showered and remembered about brushing their hair that morning .

Bonus tip: This also works great for playing Pokemon Go.

Remember, if you love my Silence Killed the Dinosaurs stories and comics, check out my Patreon page or  store. You can support my work and get unique rewards! Just so you know, I am now using affiliate links to my store. This means that if you follow one of the links from my site and buy something from my store, not only will I get an artist commission for designing it, but I will also get a small affiliate commission for, essentially, marketing it. This means buying something for my store doesn’t just support me, it EXTRA SUPPORTS ME.

And don’t forget you can follow me for Silence Killed the Dinosaurs updates on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

Haunted

Comic with 3 panels. Panel 1: comic-Lucy sits on the couch with her laptop. The mouse pointer is zipping all over the screen. She says 'Ugh! Stop!' Panel 2: The mouse pointer zips around even more. Clearly frustrated, Lucy says 'Is my mouse connected or my laptop haunted?' Panel 3: a view behind the couch shows a cute ghost pushing a computer mouse around on the floor. They say '... or both...'

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Remember, if you love my Silence Killed the Dinosaurs stories and comics, check out my Patreon page or  store. You can support my work and get unique rewards! Just so you know, I am now using affiliate links to my store. This means that if you follow one of the links from my site and buy something from my store, not only will I get an artist commission for designing it, but I will also get a small affiliate commission for, essentially, marketing it. This means buying something for my store doesn’t just support me, it EXTRA SUPPORTS ME.

And don’t forget you can follow me for Silence Killed the Dinosaurs updates on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

Hate

Comic Lucy glares at a scanner on a desk. She says "I hate you". The scanner replies "I nothing you".

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Yes, another scanner comic. This is a long-standing thing and I have a lot of anger to process.

Remember, if you love my Silence Killed the Dinosaurs stories and comics, check out my Patreon page. You can support my work and get unique rewards! Along with the usual merch you can now get facemasks in my store. Specifically here. Just so you know, I am now using affiliate links to my store. This means that if you follow one of the links from my site and buy something from my store, not only will I get an artist commission for designing it, but I will also get a small affiliate commission for, essentially, marketing it. This means buying something for my store doesn’t just support me, it EXTRA SUPPORTS ME.

And don’t forget you can follow me for Silence Killed the Dinosaurs updates on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

Scanning

Comic page with 3 panels. In the first, Lucy sits are her desk in front of her laptop. A scanner with a piece of paper poking out is also on the desk. She taps a key and says '... and ... scan!'. Panel 2: a window lights up red with an exclamation mark on the scanner. A sound effect rendered as *Beep* can be seen over the scanner. Panel 3: Lucy rushes around, arms flailing, at the laptop and the scanner, saying '... off... on again ... and scan!'
Comic with 7 panels, two smallish ones on the top row, three small ones in the middle row, and two smallish ones on the bottom row. Top row 1/2, close up of the scanner with a red window and exclamation mark with *Beep* in red. 2/2 same close up view of the scanner. A speech bubble saying 'What if I...' is visible coming from off-stage. The scanner screen-window lights up red with an exclamation mark and a red *Beep* sound effect. Middle row 1/3: Same format. Speech bubble: 'How about now?' Scanner goes *beep*, the screen lights up red and this time has a skull image displayed. 2/3 Speech bubble: 'Now?' Scanner, red *beep* and red screen with a biohazard symbol. 3/3 Speech bubble: 'Please?' scanner, red *beep*, screen red with a nuclear hazard symbol. Bottom row. In the background of both panels is a long, drawn out scream rendered as 'Aaaaaaaaaaaaggghhhhhhhhggguuuurrrrrrggggrrrr' devolving into scribbling. The background of these panels is red. 1/2, scanner red *beep*, screen red with dinosaur image. 2/2 Scanner red *beep*, screen with a rubber duck image.
Comic page with 3 panels. Panel 1. Lucy is slumped over her desk, face on the keyboard of her laptop, tapping a key half-heartedly. The scanner goes *beep!* in green and the screen lights up green with a tick on it. Panel 2: Lucy raises her head, disbelieving, and says '... but I did nothing different!'. Panel 3: view inside the scanner. A demon in red with horns and a pointy tail sits in a computer chair at a workstation with buttons and screens. On the wall in front of them, a light displaying the words 'SCAN REQUESTED' is lit up. There is a large green button with a Y and a large red button with an N in front of the demon. The demon is holding a magic 8 ball that displays the result 'all signs point to yes', and is saying 'Eh. Okay.' and pressing the big green Y button.

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Ah, the joys of being a digital artist.

Remember, if you love my Silence Killed the Dinosaurs stories and comics, check out my Patreon page. You can support my work and get unique rewards! Along with the usual merch you can now get facemasks in my store. Specifically here. Just so you know, I am now using affiliate links to my store. This means that if you follow one of the links from my site and buy something from my store, not only will I get an artist commission for designing it, but I will also get a small affiliate commission for, essentially, marketing it. This means buying something for my store doesn’t just support me, it EXTRA SUPPORTS ME.

And don’t forget you can follow me for Silence Killed the Dinosaurs updates on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

A Quick Doodle

2 panels. In the first, cartoon-Lucy approaches her desk where there is a sketchbook and pens. She says "I'll just do a quick doodle for fun". Panel 2: Text says "12 hours later...' Cartoon-Lucy now looks tired and stressed. Bunched up pieces of paper with scribbles on them mound up all over the desk. Lucy is typing on her phone saying "why ... are ... horses' ... knees ... wrong ... and ... how ... dare ... they"

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I’ve been doing a lot more non-comics art lately. I’ve always liked doodling when I feel stressed or tired, but now I’ve started making these doodle-designs into repeating patterns. Although I actually haven’t drawn any horses for the patterns yet (I have drawn horses before, so I know the pain), I’ve been falling down a number of other artist rabbit holes that keep pushing out what I expect to be a quick, fun job.

Also, so you know, I’ve set up some social media accounts called Lu Repeating to showcase the patterns and doodles. I don’t have a wordpress website for it, but If you’re on social media and interesting in seeing them, you can on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (I’m not on TikTok so far because I am apparently too old to understand it). Lu Repeating is very different to my comics and writing here, so really do not feel obligated. Just if you’re interested.

Remember, if you love my Silence Killed the Dinosaurs stories and comics, check out my Patreon page. You can support my work and get unique rewards! Along with the usual merch you can now get facemasks in my store. Specifically here.

And don’t forget you can follow me for Silence Killed the Dinosaurs updates on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

(By the way, horses’ knees are wrong because they’re actually their ankles.)

No, Seriously, Get Vaccinated

Comic page with 1 medium panel, 3 small panels, and another medium panel. First panel shows lucy sitting in a chair and wearing a mask. Someone also in a mask stands next to her and is administering a vaccine in Lucy's arm. 3 small panels. 1/3. Lucy leaves the vaccination clinic with a bandaid on her arm. 2/3. Lucy encounters some coronavirus cells and stops. Her bandaid begins to glow. 3/3. Lucy looks extra tough. Spikes sprout on her back and a tail pokes out from her dress. The bandaid is glowing a lot now. Final medium panel. Lucy stomps a coronavirus cell with the huge dinosaur feet she has grown. The lighting goes red.
Full page comic. A Lucy-dinosaur mutant hybrid rampages through coronavirus cells. She stomps them and crushes them in her fists. She shoots down airborne virus cells with laser eyes. Her bandaid glow is at its most intense.
Comic page with 3 small panels and one large panel. 3 small panels. 1/3. Lucy walks away, still with dinosaur legs, a tail, spikes and a glowing bandaid. 2/3 Now she only has small spikes. The glow has reduced. The lighting is no longer red. 3/3 Lucy is normal. She takes off her mask as she walks in a door. Large panel: Lucy says 'You're one person safer' as she takes her smiling baby from her partner. An arrow labelled 'vaccinated' points to lucy. An arrow labelled 'also vaccinated' points to her partner. An arrow labelled 'to young to be vaccinated' points to their baby.

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Those vaccine side-effects, am I right?

But seriously, I have now had my second Pfizer vaccination, and all I got was a sore arm. It was fine. If you can, please, please, please get vaccinated. Help me protect my baby.

Remember, if you love my stories and comics, check out my Patreon page. You can support my work and get unique rewards! Along with the usual merch you can now get facemasks in my store. Specifically here. (And actually with the whole new-baby situation, this would be a particularly excellent time to do any of those things if you’ve been considering them).

Also, I adapted some of the other vaccinated illustrations for my store! You can get the steamroller or the triceratops on both stickers and shirts! I even did an extra couple of illustrations so there would be versions with different figures (i.e., not just cartoon-me). Click to see the steamroller version with long hair and short hair, or the triceratops versions with long hair and short hair.

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Get Vaccinated

2 panels. Unvaccinated: a lone person looking out the window of a home. They are sad. Vaccinated: I sit in the window of a bustling cafe while drinking coffee. Everyone is happy.
2 panels. Unvaccinated: a person-shaped covid virus monster punches a person in the face. Drops of blood and a tooth are knocked out their mouth. Vaccinated: I am in a steamroller rolling over a person-shaped covid-virus monster thing while I laugh like a supervillain.
2 panels. Unvaccinated: person with virus-y body and virus-hair is sucked into a swirling covid-virus vortex. Vaccinated: I ride a triceratops through space. Rainbows stream out behind us. I am delighted.

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I got my first covid vaccination shot! I still have about a month of waiting for shot number two and full immunity to kick in, but I am PSYCHED. I do not want covid with my medical history, and I REALLY do not want to catch it and pass it onto my 6 week old baby. I know access to vaccinations is very different around the world. It feels like it’s moving so slowly in Australia (where I live), but that’s probably just because we get so much news from the US and the UK. If you have access and are medically able to, please get vaccinated. For everyone’s sake.

Remember, if you love my stories and comics, check out my Patreon page. You can support my work and get unique rewards! Along with the usual merch you can now get facemasks in my store. Specifically here. (And actually with the whole new-baby situation, this would be a particularly excellent time to do any of those things if you’ve been considering them).

And don’t forget you can follow me for updates on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

UPDATE: I adapted some of the other vaccinated illustrations for my store! You can get the steamroller or the triceratops on both stickers and shirts! I even did an extra couple of illustrations so there would be versions with different figures (i.e., not just cartoon-me). Click to see the steamroller version with long hair and short hair, or the triceratops versions with long hair and short hair.

Loud Noises

2 panels. First panel, text reads: 'Something no one warned me about babies...' while a cartoon me holds a cartoon baby. A small green fart cloud comes out of my behind, reading 'parp', and I say "Whoops! Sorr--". Panel 2. An enormous green-shading-to-dripping-brown fart cloud reading 'PAAAARRRRRRBBBB--"and turning into a messy scribble comes out of the baby's behind. I look shocked. Text reads: '... is how loudly they fart and poo.'

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Yes, that is an accurate depiction of the hair she was born with. And fart volume she can achieve. I will have to get used to being outdone.

Remember, if you love my stories and comics, check out my Patreon page. You can support my work and get unique rewards! A quirky congratulations card based on this comic is available to buy. Along with the usual merch you can now get facemasks in my store. Specifically here. (And actually with the whole new-baby situation, this would be a particularly excellent time to do any of those things if you’ve been considering them).

And don’t forget you can follow me for updates on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

Announcement

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And I didn’t die! We’re all good! It hurt like fuck (incidentally, I highly recommend epidurals, 12/10, would invite a doctor to stick a pain-killer tube directly into my spine again), but I have a baby. She’s perfect.

I might be a little sporadic in my comics and such for a while as I adapt to this whole keeping-a-tiny-human alive gig, but do not worry, I have no plans to disappear.

Remember, if you love my stories and comics, check out my Patreon page. You can support my work and get unique rewards! Along with the usual merch you can now get facemasks in my store. Specifically here. (And actually with the whole baby situation, this would be a particularly excellent time to do any of those things if you’ve been considering them).

And don’t forget you can follow me for updates on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.