housing


Your Affordable Housing Options

Read the comic on Patreon.

The housing market is insane everywhere. We (as in my community and my family personally) need a lot more of the affordable options built in Boston, where Boomers are squatting on properties they snatched up in the ’80s and are fighting every new building proposal, despite being on a major transit corridor.

Fortunately Mayor Wu announced detailed plans for this, so we may be luckier than cities with mayors who will only spend more money on police.

Read the comic on Patreon.
Read the comic on The Nib.
Read the comic on Daily Kos.
Read the comic on GoComics.


Pricing Panic!

Read the comic on Patreon.

Russia invaded Ukraine while I was drawing this. Not good! I’ll do a cartoon about it if I think of anything more insightful than that.

I don’t usually watch local news, but we have another winter storm coming, and was curious what the snow totals would be. There were lots of segments about gas prices, even before today’s invasion. I’m sure price fluctuations are a huge inconvenience to commuters, especially the ones who bought monster truck pedestrian smashers when prices were low.

But other fixed costs have been rising for decades and can’t be ameliorated by downsizing your home and family. If there were signs on the sides of every road illuminating this, maybe they’d get as much attention as car juice.

Read the comic on Patreon.
Read the comic on The Nib.
Read the comic on Daily Kos.
Read the comic on GoComics.


Lifestyles of a Stimulusaire

Read the comic on Patreon.

Lots of early deadlines because of the holiday, so I was working ahead. A paltry $600 stimulus check seemed to be all that was in the cards for weeks, until President Dipshit tweeted last night, seemingly bringing $2000 back on the table. (Broken clock, etc.)

I reworked it a bit to reflect a potential slight increase, but the overall point still stands. Billionaires have gotten obscenely wealthy during this pandemic, while politicians from both parties are worried the rest of us might not deserve any amount of relief.

Read the comic on Patreon.
Read the comic on Daily Kos.
Read the comic on GoComics.