Archive for May, 2010

Happy Mother’s Day from Cripz: A Webcomic

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Love you mommy.

Love you mommy.

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My Criggas are some Criggas that You Don’t Wanna Try

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My Criggas are some Criggas that You Don't Wanna Try

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Today Clara and I will be attending PodCamp London and to celebrate, we decided to release episode 3 a little early! If you’re at PodCamp right now, come say hi. If you’re not at PodCamp, at least you get an early comic right? Make sure you check back on Wednesday for another thrilling installment of Cripz!

Cripz Season 1, My Criggas are some Criggas that You Don't Wanna Try

Today Clara and I will be attending PodCamp London and to celebrate, we decided to release episode 3 a little early! If you’re at PodCamp right now, come say hi. If you’re not at PodCamp, at least you get an early comic right? Make sure you check back on Wednesday for another thrilling installment of Cripz!

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“Oh…That’s So Nice Of You.”

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Yo.  Clara here.

The title of this post is something people occasionally say to me.  Not because I give millions to charity (I don’t) or am an organ donor (I am!  But I’m protective of my organs and will haunt whoever gets them, asking for them back, please) or help old ladies across the street (never) or steal puppies (wait, that isn’t nice…but I’d do it)…et cetera, point is, I’m not that nice.  The nicest thing I’ve done in the past week is probably give a tip at a coffee shop, and even then, I wasn’t actually giving a tip Out Of The Kindness Of My Heart, I just didn’t want a damn penny back.  What does a person do with a penny?  Prop up uneven furniture at best.  Wait.  I should’ve kept that penny.

Anyway.  The title of this post is, for real, wait for it wait for it, what people often will tell me if they get wind of the fact that I am dating someone who uses a wheelchair.  What’s up with that?  There’s nothing nice about me dating Jeff…I’m a horrible girlfriend.  I’m only with him for his sweet downtown digs, obviously.  If there was anything nice about me dating him, it’d be putting up with how he posts it on Facebook every time I drop food in my lap.

Seriously, where do I even live that people tell me it’s “nice” of me to date who I’m dating?  From now on, I’m going to evaluate peoples’ relationships with “oh that’s _____ of you statements”.  Oh, you’re dating a blue-eye? That’s mean of you.  Oh, you’re dating a boy with brown hair?  That’s Irish of you.  Oh, you’re dating a guy in a wheelchair?  That’s a…that’s a bad choice.

Yo.  Clara here. The title of this post is something people occasionally say to me.  Not because I give millions to charity (I don’t) or am an organ donor (I am!  But I’m protective of my organs and will haunt whoever gets them, asking for them back, please) or help old ladies across the street […]

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Wheels on the Bus Go Round, Sucka!

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Cripz episode 2, season 1

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Here we go boys and girls, episode 2 of Cripz. This is dedicated to a very special person, our 500th viewer yesterday (whoever you may be).

Also, this comic features a shout-out to The Morrissey House and their delicious, delicious fish and chips. For serious, the best fish and chips in London can be found at The Morrissey House (359 Dundas Street, London, ON)…if only it was accessible and I could go there during the winter instead of having to wait for the patio weather!

PS: The 3rd Season of The Boondocks premiered last week and we highly recommend checking it out on Adult Swim (via Teletoon in Canada, Cartoon Network in the US).

Cripz Season 1, Wheels on the Bus Go Round, Sucka!

Here we go boys and girls, episode 2 of Cripz. This is dedicated to a very special person, our 500th viewer yesterday (whoever you may be). Also, this comic features a shout-out to The Morrissey House and their delicious, delicious fish and chips. For serious, the best fish and chips in London can be found at The Morrissey House (359 […]

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Congrats Clara!

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Just a quick update, our very own artist extraordinaire Clara moved into her new house this weekend. Yay for new homes! Feel free to send her house warming presents, like perhaps a years worth of rent payment? Perhaps a collection of ornate Fabergé eggs? Perhaps two helicopters, one for each foot? You’ve never heard of helicopter shoes? Where have you been the last 10 years, the 1920s? I suppose you’re going to tell me now that hover skateboards don’t exist either? Well they do, they’re coming out in the next 5 years and I’ve seen one in action.

Anyway, I’m sure I speak for everyone when we say congrats to Clara on the new place and to celebrate the occasion, we promise Episode 2 of Cripz will be online at Midnight on Tuesday. Huzzah for new homes AND new comics!

Jeff

Just a quick update, our very own artist extraordinaire Clara moved into her new house this weekend. Yay for new homes! Feel free to send her house warming presents, like perhaps a years worth of rent payment? Perhaps a collection of ornate Fabergé eggs? Perhaps two helicopters, one for each foot? You’ve never heard of […]

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A Bus All Our Own

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Cripz Episode 1, Season 1

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Ugh. The first day of school. I would love to regale you with horror stories of my first day in high school, about how all the girls pointed and laughed, the jocks dunked me in a toilet, and I was forever labelled a social pariah…or “social piranha,” as the spell check recommends, which sounds infinitely more badass. But to be totally honest,  I can’t remember much of it at all, except that I survived. The amateur psychologist in me says this no doubt means it was so traumatic that I’ve forever blocked it out of memory. What I can remember is thinking “What will all the new kids think of me?” I can remember worrying the summer before high school how mentally exhausting it was going to be convincing all these new kids how normal I really am. The problem was I wasn’t normal, putting me at an obvious disadvantage, but luckily it had nothing to do with being in a wheelchair. No, I was just a nerdy minor niner who played a lot of video games, loved reading Star Wars novels, and hand-coded his first geocities-hosted website the year before. Yep, I was basically the coolest thing since Steve Urkel, but that’s neither here nor there.

What is important here is how I got to school that first day. You see, in Port Elgin, the transition from elementary school to high school was a big deal because it was the first time in our young lives that we had to get ourselves to school rather than relying on school busses. Elementary school kids were too young to walk to school by themselves, but high schoolers were big kids who were responsible (and presumably athletic enough) to get to and from school on their own accord. Unfortunately, this wasn’t really realistic for me and my little Quickie power chair, so like all the other kids with disabilities, I was picked up by the short bus. I remember feeling a bit slighted by missing the experience of independence and self reliance, but those feelings quickly faded when the snow started to fall and I was whisked away in my heated chariot while all the other suckers had to trudge through the snow and cold at 8am. Suckers. See? Griff was right, there are some perks to being a crip!

Keep your eyes out on Wednesday for the next thrilling edition of Cripz! Will Rhett and Griff hit it off? Are they mortal enemies in the making? Is this shit really basic? Could Rhett be the next Justin Beiber? (spoiler alert: no)

Until then, keep your sticks on the ice,

Jeff

Cripz Season 1, A Bus All Our Own

Ugh. The first day of school. I would love to regale you with horror stories of my first day in high school, about how all the girls pointed and laughed, the jocks dunked me in a toilet, and I was forever labelled a social pariah…or “social piranha,” as the spell check recommends, which sounds infinitely […]

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