How to Handle a Project That Seems Doomed to Failure

For the record, the appearance of the corporate trainer is based on a series of photos of Tim Rickard, the creator of Brewster Rockit: Space Guy! He came out to Florida with his family, like you do, and we met. He's a really good guy. He offered to pose for photos, and now I am going to make him regret it.

I hope all of you who celebrate Christmas had a good one. I hope those of you who don't had a good day anyway.

And, more than ever, thanks for using my Amazon Affiliate links (USUKCanada). December has been a pretty good month for me, and I have you to thank for that.

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Reader Comments (17)

merry christmas, scott. I usually identify with your comics, but this one was painfully accurate to real life.

December 25, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterduck

Woah, a new character for Christmas? You shouldn't have! (And if I'm wrong, well, merry Christmas anyway.)

December 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJerodast

Why hasn't anyone mentioned the fanny-pack??
Someone should definitely mention the fanny-pack!

December 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLes Observant

Love Brewster Rockit! So nice to see two of my favorites overlapping like this.

Hopefully, you'll use his images to show someone with every bit of intelligence that Brester Rockit himself has.

December 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJon

That isn’t a fanny pack, it’s a bladder bag!

December 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRon Gillmore

I can already forsee a future comic where this corporate trainer is brought in to handle negotiations between Scott's boss and The Angry Customer...

December 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPeter Andersson

I wonder who Tim Rickards superhero'll be. I hope it isn't one of Stephen Lynches dudes :O

December 26, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterwickedragon

Hey, the copyright date is still 2012!

December 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterXenocles

Duh, it's still 2012!!!

December 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMoe Lester

I love the fact that I keep rediscovering this site every other couple of months and there's a whole chain of brilliant comics waiting for me.
I also "follow" Dilbert, xkcd, Erfworld and Giant in the Playground using the same system :)

December 26, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterwanpresto

Ah, the motivational speaker!
If the company called the staff together and said
"we first thought we would hire a motivational speaker, but then we sobered up and said 'but they're all bullshit', so we've decided to divide up our motivational speaking budget and give it to you for putting up with us." ...
THAT would improve morale!

December 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDee

Would love to see Rocket Hat and the Moon Emperor get some face time on Brewster Rocket.

December 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMike N

I'm curious, did any one else immediately assume the speech bubble in panel 3 is Athena's?

Which character did you guys think it belonged to?

December 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCzernobog

How about that: On my GoComics account, "Brewster Rockit" appears immediately after BI. Yes, I read this comic in two places, for the comments.

December 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

So YOU'RE the guy who kept following me around taking pictures of me! And for your information, that's not a (ugh) fanny pack - it's a hip-mounted man-purse, or "murse" as we real men call it. Sheesh!
-Tim Rickard

Note from Scott: See, that's just a matter of marketing. If they'd called them "hip-bags" instead of "fanny packs," they'd be much more popular. People would think they were hip, because "hip" is right there in the name!

December 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTim Rickard

actually the best projects (apart from the easy ones) are pre-doomed projects.

The nearly doomed are recoverable with huge effort and luck, but ones that were doomed to fail right from the start can't be doomed any further so you don't have to care: anything you actually accomplish is better than what you had to begin with.

December 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterWow

Meanwhile in the UK we snigger at US tourists wearing - fnarr, fnarr - "fanny packs" because over here "fanny" is childish slang for "vulva". :0)

March 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSimes

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