Category Archives: “Story of my frickin’ LYFE!!!” Webcomic

Comic strips from my primarily anecdotal webcomic ‘”Story of my frickin’ LYFE!!!”‘, also featured on my S.O.M.F.L. Tumblr (see side bar).

Confessions of an Introvert

Confessions of an Introvert

Again, this is an exaggeration, I’ve definitely improved a lot in the skill of just having something to say, though obviously these moments still occur. I’m not especially antisocial, but sometimes small talk is just too much effort, ya know?

Sorry it’s been a while, been busy with tests and lack of motivation.

I’ve decided to add learning HTML and CSS to my List of Things to Do, since it seems graphic design is more digital and web-based than ever before. I’ll probably start by tinkering with my WordPress and Tumblr themes ~

I GIVE UP

I GIVE UP

“Story of my frickin’ LYFE!!!” No. 4

My tablet started working again 😀 So temperamental…

My social ineptness and paranoia and insecurity, exaggerated, a little.

I made the banana bread…

It didn’t really work.

It was in the oven for two hours and I’m still not sure it was edible when I ate it. Ah well, I offloaded it onto the rest of my flatmates, if we go down we go down together.

I’m going to start making other types of posts based on my interests and thoughts including K-Pop, J-Rock, variety shows, food, art etc. Articles and reviews and waffles and stuff (hey I should make waffles oh wait I don’t have a waffle maker).

Please look forward.

In other news I made up a new word!

“Lolamajiggle”

Derived from “Lol” but for more whimsical situations and purposes. Like for cute lolcat pictures, “LOLAMAJIGGLE!”
Or for even more exotic situations, “LOLAMAJIGGLYPUFF”

I don’t know, I’ve only used it once.

Suddenly Inexplicably Insatiable Appetite

Suddenly Inexplicably Insatiable Appetite

“Story of my frickin’ LYFE!!!” No. 3

Sorry to miss last week, lack of inspiration (because I thought I didn’t need to write ideas down), maybe I should rename them by number instead…

This one’s a little sloppy because my tablet and pen were playing up (TECHNOLOGY KILLS) and I was doing it late and couldn’t be bothered to fix the small stuff. I realized I forgot the window in the last one >.<

Basically I am in a state of perpetual hunger and craving for sweet stuff, so in the last two weeks I’ve made Scotch pancakes with honey, lemon, peanut butter and ice cream, chocolate chip and peanut butter cookies (on a peanut butter wave too) and these really cute bear shaped apple-filled buns based on those by Mosogourmet (she uses custard cream). My Tumblr blog is also literally littered with food porn, I seem to find a lot of good recipe sources there too.

My next dessert plan is banana bread with maybe peanut butter and chocolate chips and raisins…? Should I start posting food photos here or is that too much?

Who knows, maybe baking is going to become my thing.

Story of my frickin’ LYFE!!! Week 2 Part 2

Story of my frickin' LYFE!!! Week 2 Part 2

“Surprisingly, this doesn’t happen very often Part 2”

I was careless D: To be honest, enough days have passed that I’m seriously not sure if I imagined it or not. In any case, this comic is a little exaggerated. I didn’t RUN away, I just walked pretty darn quickly. Sorry to portray them as evil spirits but I only saw them for about half a second and was in that moment able to make enough of a snap judgement to draw this comic. ANY RELATION OR SIMILARITIES TO ACTUAL PEOPLES IS ENTIRELY COINCIDENTAL.

Anyway, self-embarrassment has happened often enough that I just don’t give a damn any more. I’ve learned how to accept it and move on, forgive and forget, live and let live. Life’s too short #YOLO

Part 1 here: https://phoenixnumber1.wordpress.com/2014/01/26/story-of-my-frickin-lyfe-week-2-part-1/

“Story of my frickin’ LYFE!!!” Week 2 Part 1

“Story of frickin’ LYFE!!!” Week 2 Part 1
I actually had a lot of ideas for what to draw next (I was procrastinating) but this happened to me today and I figured I couldn’t not draw it, since it is the definition of what this comic is supposed to be.
By “home” I mean my flat at uni. I increased the image size after doing it so the quality suffered a bit, I’ll draw it bigger next time.
Side note, the weather was pretty bad today, but contrary to popular belief, I didn’t get caught in it! I was like “Hooray, fate smiled upon me!” and then “No, it was because I was smart and looked up the weather forecast!! Hooray, I’m smart!!”
Part 2 here.

“Story of my frickin’ LYFE!!!” Week 1

I’m starting a webcomic! 😀

This is something I’ve always wanted to do but never got round to (a very long list indeed), and so now that I’m at uni and have some sort of freedom (both physical and financial) I’m finally going to start doing it!

“Webcomic” might not be the right word, it’s just going to be anecdotal comics in a vaguely 4-koma format, not a story or anything. Mainly it’ll be the ridiculous situations I find myself in on a daily basis or the increasingly strange thoughts I find myself thinking but can share with no-one else but you, Tumblr/Wordpress/deviantArt/Twitter/Facebook 🙂

Expect the relatable, the unrelatable and the utterly strange. I reckon I’m pretty funny, and have been told so on over one occasions, but I’m pretty quiet so find things like this much easier to express myself with.

So, I recently bought a graphics tablet (Wacom Bamboo Medium) for £149.99, a bit of an impulse purchase you might say (though my expenditures have been getting increasingly frivolous of late…), but I view it as an investment in my future where hopefully I will be doing graphic design and illustration and anything but the bank my Economics degree is currently leading me to.

I’m not a complete Photoshop noob, but my tablet-using experience is limited at best so please forgive shaky lines and messy art, I’m on the learning curve and it is a steep one 🙂 Will start going through Photoshop tutorials and trying edits of photos (mainly K-Pop-related ones at the moment) as well as digital art aside from this comic, but I will try to do at least one comic a week, if only to blow out the stress of the week.

By the way, my deviantArt account is here: http://jai-d.deviantart.com (Yes, I’m Jai-D on there, don’t ask, it was the decision of a confused twelve year old) and I will probably share my art here as well. I will also post at my Tumblr page here: http://phoenixnumber1.tumblr.com/

Thanks for reading this long post! I will do my best to improve quickly and make better comics and art! ❤