Yeah, the silver lining for a positive preggo test would be that my perspective would change from a cynical asshole to an optimistic schlub. The good news is, as Maury would say, I am NOT a father. I still love Mr. Povich and all those troubled teens who need to be shaped up by boot camp.
What inspired this comic originally, believe it or not, was reddit. I post all our comics there and a healthy amount of our site traffic comes from various social media — reddit being one of the top traffickers. I’ve noticed a trend on reddit, though, where the comics that get upvoted are super schmaltzy or overly feel-goody, which sickens me in many ways.
People prefer the “unfunny” comics about being a dad over our more admittedly darker and more cynical perspective. I figure the only way people will come to this website in droves is if I have a child and turn our webcomics into topics about my child. Silver lining, indeed.
Here is our Archive of all published Mousebear Comics. Marvel at how terrible the quality used to be (or still is). These are merely cynical musings of two cautiously handsome Schadenfreudes. That’s right, we are increasingly bitterly or sneeringly distrustful, contemptuous, or pessimistic.
We welcome you to our accumulation of visual historical records organized over the lifetime of Mousebear Comedy. These comics have been selected for permanent or long-term preservation on grounds of their enduring personal value.