How to Amuse Yourself When You're Sick (rerun?)

Here's the deal. Back in '09 I asked Ray to do a guest strip for me, which he did. I thought I ran it at the time, but I cannot find that post now no matter how I search. So, I'm running it now. If I ran it before, I hope you enjoy the rerun. If I didn't run it before, ... hey, new comic!!

The superhero reruns start tomorrow and will go on each day untill I come back. You might be surprised how many of them there are. I know I was.


Thanks for being there.

Scott Meyer

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Reader Comments (23)

Ooh! Guest post! Interesting. I love when web comics do guest posts. Keeps things "fresh."

June 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKevin

I recently read every strip in the archives, and I did NOT see this!

And am very delighted to see it now! :D This guest strip speaks the truth.

June 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFaye

I remember this one. You have posted it before, but maybe it got lost in the transition to the new website.

June 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBen B

Is it possible you ran it and didn't archive it? I swear I've seen it. Not that that's a bad thing.

July 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSondra

Oh man! Over the years, I've come up with various reasons that I never get sick - regular vodka infusions, I rolled a 20 for CON, lifelong use of public transportation - but apparently I got it right the first time. When I was 6, after viewing the Star Trek episode I, Mudd, I became convinced that the best explanation for why I was not like the other children was that I am an android.

July 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJulia

We've had:

But my new favorite is: krplunchzxf.

July 1, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterpnoplyr

I know I HAVE read this strip, but it IS a very good Basic Instruction by proxy that only looks like a Basic Instruction in that a) it Instructs in a Basic way, and b) it uses familiar characters. it just doesn't c) follow the same four-panel format or d) get drawn from photos. whatever. not that Scott is actually SICK at this point, but I think this is a great strip to jump-start the superhero reruns! bring 'em on! recuperate for as long as it takes! but be sure to heal fast and feel better and rejoin us as soon as you can, Scott! whee!!!!!! (can I have your leftover pain meds?)

July 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBI Fan

I think I've seen this before, but I'm not 100%. It could have been something similar.

July 1, 2011 | Unregistered Commentergoosemonster

I definitely remember seeing it before. Good comic tho!

July 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJordan

Those of us who sneeze loudly don't do it for fun. We do it because they build up quite a bit involuntarily, and if we try to hold them back to be "gentle," it's actually incredibly freaking painful. Although I at least do so into my elbow/shoulder, not all over the room. In conclusion, it's safer to hug me on my left side. ;)

July 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSteve-o

Get well soon, Scott! (trite saying but truly said with meaning)

To all readers: Scott does not "promote" himself very much at all. If you have not bought his 2 books of comics, then please do so. Yes, you can read them all here, but there is something about reading them on the "throne" and/or seeing them on paper that adds nuance that must be experienced. I have not regretted spending the money on them.

July 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAC

I remember seeing this one. I was aghast as it was more than 4 panels.

July 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJason

You did run this before...3/5/09, to be exact.

July 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMike


That is indeed quite the enjoyable way of sneezing.

July 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSam

I dig the hand-drawn versions of the regular characters. Yes, I'LL ADMIT IT, it took me a few panels to realize that.

July 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKool

Stifling sneezes is the number one cause of head explosions. And it sounds ridiculous. Don't do it.

For Scott, a quote from Siegfried of Get Smart fame:

There is no bleeding in Kaos. [said with bad German accent]

July 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSoul of Wit


I don't know if it's more amazing that that's actually a decent onomatopoeia or that it's as funny as it is.

July 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDrakey

Here Scott, let me help you out with that. For some reason this previous comic wasn't indexed so I don't know the full URL. The file was 2009-03-05-guest-strip.gif and would be between these two: -

July 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJawfin

Dear Mr. Meyer - I can't tell from the 'rerun' nature whether or not you're sick right now, and the 'when I return' may refer to illness or vacation. But I certainly enjoy your advice and am praying for your quick recovery... or good 'recharging' if you're on holiday. Wishing you the best... -Tim

July 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTim S.

ooh, hoping you get better soon..nous sommes miss you!

Ooooh a guest? Yeah I was wondering what was up with the new style. New things scare and anger me.

July 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCody

Is that supposed to be Scott, or did you just decide to draw Maddox?

November 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAtari

Scott, if you posted this somewhere in the past, it is not indexed...

i'm reading all your old comics from the beginning and would remember this guest comic...

i'm wondering in how much time i'll reach the fresh comics reading one/workday...

February 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDarth GTB
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