CARTOON: Dung Beetle and Robot No. 068-072 “Men At Work”

Dung Beetle and Robot No. 068-072   “Men At Work”

“So, what have you been up to Andrea?”
“Cartooning horse manure.”
#AwkwardConvos

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CARTOON: Dung Beetle and Robot No. 067 “Missing”

Dung Beetle and Robot No. 067 “Missing”

Where has the biographer for Robot and Egwunn the dung beetle gone?

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CARTOON: Dung Beetle and Robot No. 063-066 “1 Is the Loneliest Digit”

Dung Beetle and Robot  No. 063-066  “1 Is the Loneliest Digit”

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CARTOON: Dung Beetle and Robot No. 059-062 “Boy Meets Girl”

Dung Beetle and Robot No. 059-062 “Boy Meets Girl”

I’m not keen on pink and blue sex-typing, and all the binary sex role nonsense that goes with them. But, there’s a reason I used them today.

Male and female Onthophagus gazella dung beetles are nearly identical, except the males have longer gazelle-like “horns”.  (The females have bumps.)  I gave Fecundity more gold on her head, but let’s face it: a big bunch of beetles All. Look. The same.

So, Egwunn’s dialog balloons are blue, and Fecundity’s are pink. It’s easier to tell who’s talking.

Worse, the beetles are camouflaged to their environment.

Now there’s a 20-point monochrome outline, to prevent the beetles from blending in with the similar sandy soil speckles. There’s also a lighter outline around the legs on the dung ball.

I hope all this makes it easier for you to tell what’s going on!

Please leave your thoughts about the cartoon in the comments. Thank you, Andrea

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CARTOON: Dung Beetle and Robot No. 058 “Fly Ball”

Wow. Sorry about the long cartooning gap; when the nurse said it takes six weeks to get over the Australian flu, she wasn’t kidding. But back to our story …

Dung Beetle and Robot No. 058 “Fly Ball”

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CARTOON: Dung Beetle and Robot No. 058 “Cartoonist has the lurgy”

Dung Beetle and Robot No. 058 “Cartoonist has the lurgy”

CARTOON: Dung Beetle and Robot No. 053-057 “What A Dungless Day”

Dung Beetle and Robot No. 053-057 “What A Dungless Day”

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CARTOON: Dung Beetle and Robot No. 048-052 “He Went There”

CARTOON: Dung Beetle and Robot No. 048-052 “He Went There”

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CARTOON: Dung Beetle and Robot No. 045-047 “Origami”

Dung Beetle and Robot No. 045-047 “Origami”

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CARTOON: Dung Beetle and Robot No. 041-044 “Large Larvae”

Dung Beetle and Robot No. 041-044 “Large Larvae”

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ABLEISM CARTOON: “Able As De Facto Standard”

ABLEISM CARTOON:  “Able As De Facto Standard”

Three people are talking in an office canteen.

A balding man with a mustache, wearing a blue sportcoat and khaki trousers, is seated and assumes an air of superiority with hands behind head, saying,
“WELL I DON’T HAVE A PROBLEM.”

A white Little Person woman who has bright-red hair, wearing a black dress and red shoes, is standing by a coffee table and says,
“SO IT SHOULDN’T BE A PROBLEM FOR ANYONE ELSE?”

A black woman wearing a purple leather jacket and colourful top, is seating on a bench, spreading her arms wide as she says,
“WHO MADE YOU THE STANDARD BY WHICH ALL OTHERS ARE JUDGED?”

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CARTOON: Dung Beetle and Robot No. 034-040 “Beetle Battles”

Dung Beetle and Robot No. 034-040 “Beetle Battles”

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CARTOON: Dung Beetle and Robot No. 032-033 “Antennae”

CARTOON: Dung Beetle and Robot No. 032-033 “Antennae”

I love beetle elytra; they lift up like DeLorean doors and the wings unfold.

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CARTOON: Dung Beetle and Robot No. 028-033 “Ecology”

Dung Beetle and Robot No. 028-033 “Ecology”

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CARTOON: Dung Beetle and Robot No. 023-027 “Chlorophyll”

Dung Beetle and Robot No. 023-027  “Chlorophyll”

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CARTOON: Dung Beetle and Robot No. 018-022 “Solar”

Dung Beetle and Robot No. 018-022  “Solar”

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CARTOON: Dung Beetle and Robot “Christmas 2017”

Dung Beetle and Robot “Christmas 2017”

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CARTOON: Dung Beetle & Robot No. 013-017 “Didgeridoo”

CARTOON: Dung Beetle & Robot No. 013-017 “Didgeridoo”

013-017-Dung Beetle and Robot-DIDGERIDOOBurragubba is also a social activist.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burragubba

CARTOON: Dung Beetle & Robot No. 009-012 “Zefram Cochrane”

CARTOON: Dung Beetle & Robot No. 009-012 “Zefram Cochrane”

READERS: Speaking of characters, did you read about H. M. Woggle-Bug, T.E. ? Reply in the comments!

CARTOON: Dung Beetle and Robot No. 005-008 “Dung Beetle’s Name”

Dung Beetle and Robot No. 005-008  “Dung Beetle’s Name”

Dedicated to all my trans friends who are becoming their real selves.

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CARTOON: Dung Beetle and Robot No. 004 “Purpose”

Dung Beetle and Robot No. 004: “Purpose”

TWITTER:  @AndreasBuzzing  #DungBeetleAndRobot

CARTOON: Dung Beetle and Robot No. 003 “Robot’s Design”

Dung Beetle and Robot No. 003  “Robot’s Design”

TWITTER:  @AndreasBuzzing  #DungBeetleAndRobot 

CARTOON Dung Beetle and Robot No. 001-002 “Six Legs”

This is is the first of a new cartoon series full of silliness and science,

Dung Beetle and Robot  No. 001-002  “Six Legs”

TWITTER:  @AndreasBuzzing  #DungBeetleAndRobot 

HYPERMOBILITY CARTOON: In which I come unhinged — again

I have severe Joint Hypermobility Disorder.

I dislocated my jaw chewing on a piece of baguette.
I walked a couple blocks to the dentist, did the new patient registration, and they advised me to go to A&E [Accident & Emergency]. So my husband picked me up, and four hours later my jaw had been clicked back into place, and I had a photograph of my x-ray, and some codeine.

Yeup, another datum for an Ehlers-Danlos diagnosis; pretty sure this takes me over the tipping point. Awaiting echocardiogram and visit with a geneticist.

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Cartoon title: I WAS CHEWING ON A PIECE OF BAGUETTE AND MY JAW DISLOCATED The doctor (a Black man with a beard and dreads, wearing a white coat and stethescope) is showing me my temporal-mandibular joint x-rays. (I’m a white woman with short dark hair and glasses, wearing a navy hoodie.) The doctor says to me, “That shows where the mandibular condyle of the jaw came out of the temporal bone of the skull.” I’m thinking to myself, (I’m going to turn that baguette into a nice, soft bread pudding. Revenge is sweet — and spiced!)

CAPD CARTOON: Thai Food

CAPD Central Auditory Processing Disorder

Despite excellent hearing, I misunderstand what people say all day long.

 

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I’m standing in the kitchen next to a bulletin board full of take-away menus, waiting for the kettle to boil to make some more tea. My husband (off-panel) asks, “Is it ‘Typhoo Time’?” Experiencing yet another decoding error, I ask back, “Thai food?”

 

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