Applebee’s Nurse-Ins Nationwide, by Peggy O’Mara Do you think they heard us? Dearest Hubby says, well truthfully a nursing baby at a table is not making a business any money, and my lovely husband thusly inspired this comic. Again, I left it public to share with everyone, next comic we go back to private – a membership is only $9.99 for a full year, and it comes with a free book download (that I’m still working on ;o)
for 24 hours, and my response!
The comic was Humanicum Breastfeedicus:
and the next day I created this comic, which is really Humanicum Breastfeedicus, just with all the non-offending parts removed.
I’m sure you’ll agree that the tiny little circle is pretty *inoffensive, but then I was pretty sure that with all the surrounding information it was inoffensive too. Especially since the whole point of the comic was that the little tiny circle shouldn’t be offensive!
I wrote this the day I wasn’t allowed on Facebook:
We were having a lovely discussion too and right in the middle of World Breastfeeding Week, and then BAM! apparently Humanicum Breastfeedicus has a bit too much nipple? I’d like to posit that it’s a hand-drawn nipple, a really small nipple, a black and white nipple, a completely non-sexual nipple, an editorializing nipple, and the-nipple-is-the-whole- point-of-what-I’m-saying- nipple. But, also, damn, I remembered not to post comics with nipples at the beginning of the week and then yesterday forgot, so it’s also an I-forgot-there-was-a-nipple.
Ps. here’s another article about my 24 hour banishment during World Breastfeeding Week: Facebook vs. Breastfeeding by Jodine Chase
*I originally wrote the above paragraph using the word un-offensive, twice. I generally try to check the grammar and spelling of my posts, but I also appreciate a good bit of casual and poetic laziness. Trouble is, now that the comic is included in the daily beast gallery with a (sic) beside it, well, it doesn’t look poetic, just un-spell-checked. So the proper spelling has replaced the un-proper in the post.
This was easy, I didn’t even have to look through the comics. For some reason the combination of breastfeeding, snarky response, and craft inspired a whole heck of a lot of you to love this comic. Yes, it’s Very Crafty, posted to my blog in April of 2010, my traffic more than tripled. 2010 was also the year that I published the book: Mama Is… Home
a version of the Very Crafty comic is now available on bags and t-shirts in Mama’s Shop:
If you found my work with this comic, say hi! in the comments below!
It’s getting harder and harder to pick the Best Breastfeeding comic, because there are so many comics to choose from. I was a comic making machine back in 2006, I think, something like, 115 comics from that year alone; 100 in 2005, 70 in 2004, 50 in 2003, and 35 in 2002. That’s a lot of comics that you haven’t seen, am I right ladies and gentlemen? And that’s just the first half of my career, looks like you should buy some books ;o)
In 2006 I did a series of monthly Mothering Magazine sponsored chats, I self-published The Milk of Hathor, and my comics appeared in a Swedish magazine called Amningsnytt, Mother Verse Magazine, and a magazine in Finland called Imetysuutisia. Note that I’m HUGE in Scandinavia, odd that. My audience was growing like crazy.