The Daily Baboon
Posted April 7, 2015 at 11:54 pm

My, but Hazel knew how to wear a suit!

I drew in the barely-there background of this scene to match that of the Martinsburg Journal, where I was working at the time when I made this strip. It was my first big job out of college, and my last place of employment; I quit a few months in, opting instead for unpredictable work doing caricatures and freelance illustration for a living.

I admit, the Journal was a hard place to leave. I literally arrived every day to a collection of surprise requests by my awesome boss Ron to drive out to Wherever, WV to photograph some person or event I'd never heard of, spent the entire day driving to said requests (after getting directions from MapQuest, because it was 2004 and phones weren't smart yet), and then drove back to the newsroom to process my photos, as well as all of the other photos that'd been sent in that day, in the small room that resembled the computer-laden room in the background of this strip. I worked overtime almost every day. There were no benefits, other than the ones listed here.

I remember telling the editor-in-chief that I would probably leave soon because my comic was "really taking off." I must've been four strips in (and full of shit). I didn't actually start making my living 100% off GWS until three years later, but I guess I had a pretty strong hunch back then!



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Danielle likes to read...

New faves!!

Underpants and Overbites
My Giant Nerd Boyfriend
Up and Out
Alison and her Rock Awesome Robot
Kevin Budnik's autobio comics


Questionable Content
Something Positive
Dumbing of Age
Diesel Sweeties
Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal
Johnny Wander
Octopus Pie
That Deaf Guy
Sufficiently Remarkable
Blaster Nation
Ramen Empire
Jump Rope
Outlander Man

Too Sexy For Work!
Chester 5000 (too sexy for work!)

Oh Joy Sex Toy (also too sexy!)
The Rock Cocks (careful: sexy!)

Finished, but worth re-reading!
The Bad Chemicals
Cul de Sac 

I also love the podcast My Brother My Brother And Me!

My old pal R. Stevens and I used to do a podcast called Coffee and Cider! It was mostly about being work-obsessed idiots and human beings who like beverages and have cats.