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#54: Memory Goes Second Newsprint


  • Printed on real newsprint 📰
  • Approximately 4" by 3" 📏
  • Perfect to stick on the fridge
A balding, elderly stick figure with a cane explains to a child, "When you grow old, your memory is always the second thing to go." "What's the first?" the child asks. After a long pause the elderly stick figure responds, "...the first what?"

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The Story Behind #54: Memory Goes Second

Ah, old age. People have a tendency to look forward to the future but long for the past. This comic was inspired by my own forgetfulness. I have this strange ability to compartmentalize my memory by associations. I partially blame the Journey Method, which I learned in high school and have used ever since. I also feel like that’s just how memory works: by association. I’m perfectly comfortable having an in-depth conversation about art - Surrealism, Impressionism, different techniques for comic illustration; but throw in a timed quiz about Computer Science and I’d fail. Not because I do not know the information, but that area of my brain is so far removed from active thought that it actually takes effort to shut down the “art section” and spin up the “computer science section”.

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