We all have our vices. For some it’s drugs and alcohol. For me it’s statistics, cryptography, comics and….. oh yeah clove cigarettes.
No joke, I will stat myself exhausted if left to my own devices. I know enough now NEVER to looks up baseball statistics after an exhausting week during last season’s spring break. I actually did calculate the probable net runs for Jose Reyes and Jose Bautista. But after 4 hours of pouring over an Excel spread sheet full of percentages I finally came up for air and decided they were going to have a crumby season anyway… Sometimes the law of following your gut is better than following the laws of statistics.
Don’t even get me started on when I spent an entire week cracking a Vingenere cypher.
Let me sum up this strip by mentioning a few things. First of all, I have been told that this strip is slightly offensive. When I made it, my intentions were not to poke fun at Autistic folks, but more of to poke fun at myself (I have tried to make the main character look as much like me as my artistic ability allows). I am 99.9% sure I have Asperger’s and I tend to use that as the subject matter of my comics (if you hadn’t found that out already) and I tend to think that these comic strips are more of a depiction of how I tend to perceive the world.
I won’t bore you about how or why I came to that conclusion. Maybe someday I will write my story and if you have nothing better to do at that point in time you can read it. But I feel it must be known that Autism is real and it affects so many people from the slightly eccentric but are able to get by, to the needing of assistance by the good people who love them.
Writing comics like this is my way of getting the word out and trying to do something about it by making the subject known a little more. If only one person reads my comics and decides to research Asperger Syndrome like I did, then I feel I have put a little bit more intelligence and good karma into the world and hopefully they also got a little laugh as well. Even if it was at my expense.
People got really sick of me mentioning the Prime Number thing. I thought it was completely relevant and appropriate but others were definitely not on the same page. I guess they don’t enjoy math as much as I do.
I have uploaded all of my Ten Cent Sammy’s comic strips for your enjoyment. Just click on the link. I do not as of right now have any plans on making more, but you never know when life will throw you a curve ball. Please enjoy and come back as I will be loading other comics and drawings I have put together over the course of the year. Of course all of this is in lieu of bigger and better things to come!