ElectricGecko

ElectricGecko

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Mild-mannered high school English teacher by day, ElectricGecko transforms every night into a highly charged reptile who draws comics that no one reads.

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Comment on Puck 260 of Puck
ElectricGecko, 15 Dec 2014 09:35 pm
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New Daily Voting Incentive: PUCK’S STUPID SKETCH ADVENT CALENDAR!!!

It's a Stupid Sketch Puck Advent Calendar! Count down to Christmas with 25 holiday-themed sketches! Instead of putting a whole bunch of effort into one really good pic, I made 25 mildly crappy yet entertaining ones! Vote to see today's special pic!

CLICK HERE TO VOTE FOR PUCK! GET OFF THE NAUGHTY LIST!

As for this comic…

Hey, look! Two male characters are talking to each other! You might have noticed that this is a relatively rare occurrence in this comic. I’m proud to say that the Puck archive passes the Bechdel test quite frequently. At a glance, I counted about 113 strips where two female characters converse about something other than a male character. It’s the reverse Bechdel test (two males conversing about something other than a female) where this comic usually fails. Only 13 strips in the entire run vaguely come close to passing reverse Bechdel test, and almost all of those are the ‘Sigmund and Satan’ comics. Maybe I missed a few, though. Feel free to count!

I’m not even sure if this particular comic qualifies for passing the reverse Bechdel test, but I’ll include it in the count because their conversation is ostensibly about a shower, which, technically speaking, is not a female character. So that makes 14.

Of course, this bias toward female conversation in Puck has less to do with forward thinking or gender equality than it does with my penchant for drawing girls and my general discomfort with male social patterns. And though many of my comics theoretically pass the Bechdel test, I feel like some should be disqualified on account of the female characters wearing bikinis.

That said, I never write anything to pass some form of test. I write the comic because… Well, I… Why do I write this comic anyway? Honestly, your guess is as good as mine.
Comment on Puck 259 of Puck
ElectricGecko, 08 Dec 2014 09:02 pm
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New Weekly Voting Incentive: PUCK’S STUPID SKETCH ADVENT CALENDAR!!!

It's a Stupid Sketch Puck Advent Calendar! Count down to Christmas with 25 holiday-themed sketches! Instead of putting a whole bunch of effort into one really good pic, I made 25 mildly crappy yet entertaining ones! Vote to see today's special pic!

CLICK HERE TO VOTE FOR PUCK! GET OFF THE NAUGHTY LIST!

As for this comic…

If anyone’s wondering how proud I am of the design for Tracee’s outfit, the answer is “Very.”

My wife was mildly shocked by the outfit. “That’s a bold choice for an all-girls gathering,” she commented. “That dress is an official your husband wants to do me dress, which can be very dangerous to wear when surrounded by other women.”

Which is kind of the idea, I guess. Into the lion’s den!

And for those who don’t know their sports gambling terminology, Daphne’s just saying that she thinks Tracee has little chance of winning. A point spread is basically like a handicap designated to the underdog team for gambling purposes. Thus the bet would be not whether Tracee loses, but whether Tracee loses by more than four points. Which, of course, begs the … Wait, I’m explaining the joke again, aren’t I?
Comment on Puck 258 of Puck
ElectricGecko, 01 Dec 2014 09:05 pm
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New Weekly Voting Incentive: PUCK’S STUPID SKETCH ADVENT CALENDAR!!!

It's a Stupid Sketch Puck Advent Calendar! Count down to Christmas with 25 holiday-themed sketches! Instead of putting a whole bunch of effort into one really good pic, I made 25 mildly crappy yet entertaining ones! Vote to see today's special pic!

CLICK HERE TO VOTE FOR PUCK! GET OFF THE NAUGHTY LIST!

As for this comic…

This is one of those ‘five minutes before I post the comic, I become very unsure as to whether it’s actually funny or not’ comics. My wife said that it wasn’t exactly funny, but that it did qualify as ‘cute’. If it even qualifies as mildly amusing, I guess that’s something. Oh well. Too late to do anything about it now!

All I can say is that this comic most certainly will qualify as one of the top 500 totally free comics you may potentially read this week.

That’s all I’m ever aiming for, I guess.
Comment on Puck 257 of Puck
ElectricGecko, 24 Nov 2014 08:10 pm
New Weekly Voting Incentive: PUCK AND PHOEBE – DOUBLE DIGEST COVER COMPLETE!!!

The Puck and Phoebe Double Digest cover is as done as it’s going to get! Vote on TWC to see the finished product!

CLICK HERE TO VOTE FOR PUCK! TONY THE TIGER WANTS YOU TO!

As for this comic…

For those who don’t know baby showers, Satan is correct in his observation. What he doesn’t say, of course, is that it is the role of the other women to get downright nasty, and make lots of portentous warnings about how the childless young woman will one day have colicky twins and saggy boobs and barf in her hair.

My wife got enough of this treatment in her younger years. “Well, you haven’t had kids yet, obviously,” a matronly peer once hissed at a gathering, looking at my wife’s thin waist with a critical eye. “Just wait till you do.” Well, two kids later, my wife’s still the same size she was then, so suck it, ugly moms!

FYI: it’s long been a dream of mine to have my mail brought to me on a silver serving dish. Not sure where this dream comes from, but I can at least include such a dream in this comic.
Comment on 256 of Puck
ElectricGecko, 17 Nov 2014 09:25 pm
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New Weekly Voting Incentive: PUCK AND THE GANG GO TO RIVERDALE!!!

For a long time, people have noted that Puck plays out a little like a demented version of Archie, so I thought, “Why not?” This month, a vote for Puck on TWC gets you a look at my progress on a Puck and Phoebe Double Digest cover!

CLICK HERE TO VOTE FOR PUCK! TONY THE TIGER WANTS YOU TO!
Comment on Puck 255 of Puck
ElectricGecko, 10 Nov 2014 08:53 pm
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New Weekly Voting Incentive: PUCK AND THE GANG GO TO RIVERDALE!!!

For a long time, people have noted that Puck plays out a little like a demented version of Archie, so I thought, “Why not?” This month, a vote for Puck on TWC gets you a look at my progress on a Puck and Phoebe Double Digest cover!

CLICK HERE TO VOTE FOR PUCK! TONY THE TIGER WANTS YOU TO!
Comment on Puck 254 of Puck
ElectricGecko, 10 Nov 2014 08:49 pm
@steelCOYOTE: Good call. And Mothra for good measure. But not Rodan. Rodan's a jerk.
Comment on Puck 254 of Puck
ElectricGecko, 03 Nov 2014 09:23 pm
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New Weekly Voting Incentive: PUCK AND PHOEBE GO TO RIVERDALE!!!

For a long time, people have noted that Puck plays out a little like a demented version of Archie, so I thought, “Why not?” This month, a vote for Puck on TWC gets you a look at my progress on a Puck and Phoebe Double Digest cover!

TWC does seem to be glitching on me right now, so if the pic’s not showing up right now, you may want to try back the next day. I’ve sent them an email in the hope that they can fix this problem.

CLICK HERE TO VOTE FOR PUCK! TONY THE TIGER WANTS YOU TO!

As for this comic…

Puck and Phoebe don’t culturally see eye to eye on much, but they can bond on this: they both have zero appreciation for giant monster movies.

I think everyone knows where this is going, though. And the end of this current story arc is actually now on the horizon! Took long enough! But seriously, I’ve enjoyed exploring a more complex narrative structure over the past 34 strips. (Wait, seriously? We’ve been on this one story for the better part of a year? Damnit, this slow-as-molasses weekly update schedule of mine sucks!)
Comment on Puck 253 of Puck
ElectricGecko, 27 Oct 2014 09:27 pm
New Weekly Voting Incentive: PUCKIANS OF THE GALAXY GROUP SHOT!!!

In the spirit of Halloween, the Puck gang are celebrating the second most entertaining movie of all time (almost beat the Blues Brothers for my number one spot!) in crazy cosplay fashion! See them all in this group shot for a limited time only!

CLICK HERE TO VOTE FOR PUCK! A VOTE FOR PUCK IS A VOTE NOT FOR GARY BUSEY!

ALSO…

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As for this comic…

Hutch’s, for those of you wholly unfamiliar with the city of Hamilton (which, let’s face it, is 99.9% of the readership) is a classic greasy spoon diner on the Hamilton beach strip. Yes, there’s a beach in Hamilton; it’s about as lacklustre as it sounds, except for the Hutch’s part, which is awesome. A Sportsman burger, by the way, is their special name for a double bacon cheeseburger. Just thinking about one makes me angry that I’m not eating one.
Comment on Puck 252 of Puck
ElectricGecko, 20 Oct 2014 09:12 pm
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New Weekly Voting Incentive: PUCKIANS OF THE GALAXY!!!

In the spirit of Halloween, the Puck gang are celebrating the second most entertaining movie of all time (almost beat the Blues Brothers for my number one spot!) in crazy cosplay fashion! The first one’s already gone by, so don’t miss this week’s!

CLICK HERE TO VOTE FOR PUCK! A VOTE FOR PUCK IS A VOTE NOT FOR GARY BUSEY!

ALSO…

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As for this comic…

Never treat pampered suburban rich folks badly. It’s not because they’re better than everyone else. No, it’s a little thing called advocacy. Poor people accept abuse as a fact of life. Rich people litigate.

Oh, and no offence to any Haitians out there. I’m sure the country has some wonderful features. Which can be viewed at a distance, in safety, from the Dominican Republic.

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