• On the branch outside of Skip's front door. The baby mastodon's trunk and tusks barely poke out of the much-too-small door. Skip: "I guess our little guy can't live with me." Cal: "Yeah, a bit cramped, I'd say."
    • The three animals now find themselves on the snow-covered quad. Skip: "How about LeChase Common? Fresh air, open spaces." Cal: "Nah, it's too public. Besides, dumb name."
    • Skip: "How about this steeple? It's private." The baby mastodon hangs on to the steeple on top of Kearney Hall, while Skip and Cal perch nearby. Cal: "I don't like it. It's just too much like a King Kong reference."
    • Skip: "Well, then, how about a Nursing computer lab?" In a computer lab, the mastodon sits and uses a computer, manipulating the mouse with his trunk. Cal: "Perfect! Free Internet, plus it's private--no one ever comes to these!"

    Finding a Home
    January 27, 2010 (published) / July 3, 2012 (posted here)

    Look closely in the background of frame two, and you'll see a pic I took of the mysterious fellow who built a full-on genuine igloo in the middle of Lavery/LeChase Lawn/Common.

    I feel I should explain that this comic's punchline isn't intended as a slight against Nursing students; rather, it referred to the fact that most students didn't know about those computer labs at the time because the Wegmans School of Nursing had just been built. (I, working in IT support, was intimately familiar with them.)

    This work originally appeared in the Cardinal Courier, the award-winning student-run newspaper at St. John Fisher College, between 2007 and 2011.