Anti-Trump Rally In San Francisco


Last night, San Franciscan’s took the streets last night to protest Donald Trump. I caught up with the crowd a couple of times throughout the night and took a few photos. As the crowd was starting, around 5:30pm, I counted over 1,000 protestors on Market St. The group marched around the city a bit, then ended up in the Mission around 8pm. I couldn’t get a good count then, but it seemed like it may have been larger by around 500 more people (just a guess).

This was one of the largest protests I had seen in many years, but I have a feeling it’s something we’ll be seeing a lot of again for the near future.

Anti-Trump rally in San Francisco
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Download “Flies On Mars”, my newest comic, for free!


I just recently posted Flies on Mars (part 1) here. It’s a free download and will only be up for one week.

It’s a short story about the pioneering spirit of fruit flies that I created as part of this year’s 24 Hour Comic Book Day challenge. I’m sort of treating this like a pilot episode… if enough people like it and encourage me to finish it, I’ll flesh it out in a few more issues over the next year.

So head on over to and download it while it’s available.

A small batch of red Executives available for a limited time


A few months ago, we launched a Kickstarter for the Executive Yo-Yo, a high performance yo-yo that’s small enough to fit in your pocket. As a Halloween surprise, we’ve released a small batch of Executives for sale on

These Executives come in a fiery red anodized finish. Super sexy! If you missed our Kickstarter, you can grab a red Executive here.


Yo-Yo Gifs from the good old days of GeoCities sites

Remember GeoCities? I don’t.

I mean, I’ve heard of GeoCities, but I didn’t really get online until 2000, and even then I was primarily just visiting the same 3 yo-yo bulletin boards. The only thing I knew about GeoCities was that it was that place with all the terrible gifs.

The Internet Archive recently launched GifCities, an online search engine to find archived gifs from old GeoCities sites. Feeling nostalgic, I thought it’d be interesting browse those yo-yo gifs and share some favorites here.

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Homemade Fernet Jelly

I recently gave Christine a copy of Cooking with Fernet Branca, a silly book about a biter writer who has to suffer the unpleasant company of his neighbor. The book isn’t actually a cookbook, but it does contain some rather adventurous recipes. In fact Christine just made chocolate fried mussels from one the very first recipes in chapter one. It was great, but sadly lacking in the Fernet department.

So I went through and found this super simple recipe for homemade Fernet jelly. I’ve never made a jelly before, and this recipe is about was a great starting place. If you love Fernet, you’ll really enjoy this jelly. It’s a bit figgy, sort of savory, and very boozy. We used Fernet Branca for this first batch, but I bet it would work fantastic with Fernet Francisco too. It goes great with peanut butter too!

If you are interested, you can find the recipe on Stir and Strain, where you can also find recipes for Fernet Chicken and Fernet Lollipops.