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Thingpart by Joey Alison Sayers

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#115 - Mr. Cheepers
My favorite strips are ones where horrible things happen in the imaginary 5th panel. In this one, the bird dies and the guy dies. And then the house burns down. And the town discovers that it was built on a radioactive cemetery. Oh, and a meteor hits the Earth. And the meteor's family is sad and dies. The end.

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#197 - The Scientific Mind
This comic made me realize I prefer drawing mazes to drawing comics. My 12-year-old self would be proud.

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#218 - Goin' Crazy
Wow. Another one with labcoats. That was unintentional. Surprise twist ending: It was all a dream!

-jsayers

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#5 - Wanna Play Work?
This is one of the very first Thingpart strips. As I look back on it I can't decide if it's maybe the most depressing comic I've ever written. Although I've heard a lot of people hang this in their cubicles. So take that, bosses of the world!

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#133 - Coming Out
This is exactly how my coming out to my parents went. Except I'm a woman. And a transsexual. And my comforter has flowery things on it. And there are eight more sasquatches in my family.

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#220 - Oboe Ensemble Upheaval
I played clarinet in 4th through 11th grade, and I need to say that the clarinet is much, much cooler than the oboe. It's just a law of woodwinds. That's why I was the most popular kid in my entire...oh who am I kidding?

-jsayers

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#68 - Ain't No Such Thing As a Bigfoot
I think this strip may have the most jokes crammed into four panels than I've ever been able to pull off. Also, I'm really grateful that my family doesn't get too upset when I tell stories of my childhood.

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#145 - The Amazing Helper in: "Oral Report"
The Amazing Helper is the only official recurring character in the Thingpart universe. Unofficial recurring characters in the Thingpart universe are: Booze, Emotionally Traumatized Children, Hopelessness, That Bald Guy That Bad Things Always Happen To Because of Bad Decisions, Rhododendron In Background.

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#221 - I Met a Mermaid
I have never received so many angry letters from merpeople about any strip. Even when I did one about how anyone who's half fish should be serving me milkshakes instead of making me french fries (which I still heartily believe) didn't bring out half as many angry merfolks. If there's one thing I've learned, it's stay away from oceanic politics!

-jsayers

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#108 - Osteosaurus
It seems like every so often the dinosaur scientists get up in front of everyone and say that everything we ever thought we knew about the dinosaurs was wrong. T-rex wasn't a vicious killer after all? What?! Anyway, not to give too much away, but let's just say there's going to be a press conference next week that looks a lot like this comic.

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#193 - God Tells the Truth
I'm sorry, but the truth is that you're a robot. And the rest of us are humans. And we're studying your every move and judging you. Don't worry though; you're doing a great job.

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#215 - Quitting
I guess a lot of my strips are kind of wish-fulfillment. For instance I really would love to quit my job. And while I don't really want to suffocate on the moon, I've really been wanting lately to lay down and look scared while touching my neck.

-jsayers

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#118 - The Big Question
The meta-joke here is, of course, that there is no meaning of life. In fact, there's no life. Questions are an illusion because our existence is no more substantial than the faint scent of lilacs on a light breeze. Ha ha ha ha ha!

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#2 - Business Plan
I'm going to come right out and say it: I have no idea how much a blow job costs. It just seemed like a good number. It's about the same cost as a good sandwich. I imagine full intercourse would cost about fifteen sandwiches, though again, I haven't the foggiest.

-jsayers

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#226 - Taking a Writing Class
I'm not really this passive-aggresive in real life. But seriously, Sarah, pass me the goddamn salt. This comic is for you! I thought you'd read it and then pass the salt. What's not to get?! I'm not going to debase myself by asking a straightforward question. My chicken is bland.

-jsayers