Wednesday, September 15, 2010

On buying holistic pain meds.

So back in late June/early July i was called for jury duty, and for the next month i served on a trial in which the heirs to the estate of Bing Crosby were suing the MCA record company for several million dollars in unpaid royalties.
The interesting aspect of the case pretty much begins and ends with that description, unless you're REALLY into tedious contract law, which i'm not particularly.
Anyway, i made about five or six comics around that time (lots of time sitting in the courtroom) but i only actually finished one. The rest exist as rough pencil sketches and looking back on them, they're really not funny enough to finish.

This is the first of the lot, and the only one i actually finished inking. It's all true. Never, ever try and buy headache medication at Whole Foods.



I get that Whole Foods is "all natural" and all that jazz, but they ARE, in essence, a grocery store and ought to carry this sort of thing. My head hurt pretty badly, i was in the store anyway, and really didn't feel like making an extra stop on the way home. I found some sort of reasonably priced holistic pain meds and bought them.
They were highly ineffective.

5 comments:

BEA said...

ahahahahahahahahah you make my day!!!

Heather Dixon said...

No painkillers? How strange...Mebbe whole foods people never get headaches...

Your style & art is awesome!

Tealin said...

They wouldn't even give you some willow bark to chew on? Can't get more 'holistic' and 'natural' than that!

You may also enjoy Tim Minchin's "Storm"

I, for one, enjoy all your comics and would love to see the unfinished ones even if they don't meet your high standards...

bran_donk said...

I like the last panel! The text and reaction together in the same frame brings the funny.

ZĂ©lie said...

Actually apparently cherries have small amounts of painkiller in them (I can't remember if it's the same as Tylenol or the same as Aspirin, but it's one of them). Apparently 20 cherries is the same as one regular painkiller pill! THE MORE YOU KNOW