In Which Alina Discovers the Secret of Pugs….
In Which Alina Discovers the Secret of Pugs….

At Toronto Fan Expo, someone came up to me and asked me to draw a pug. “A cute pug, or an ugly pug?” I asked, knowing that half the charm of pugs was their ludicrous case of the fuglies. “Just a pug.” He said, with an enigmatic smile.

So, I started drawing a pug. I tried to make it as awkward and ugly as possible, but it seemed like every time I added a wrinkle or derped up it’s pose a little more, it just got cuter. There was seemingly nothing I could do to make it look less cute that wouldn’t also have made it look less like a pug.

So, finally giving in, I just went with the cute and gave it an adorable little dwaggin costume, cause, really, there’s no fighting the cute.

News: Posted September 14th, 2012 by Alina

^ 13 Comments to “In Which Alina Discovers the Secret of Pugs….”

  1. lordsiwoc Says:

    I have two pugs! Now you have felt the power of those grunting, snoring, farting, loving beasts!

    Welcome 😉

    Posted September 14th, 2012 at 2:19 am
  2. No. There is no saving throw against a Pug. That is the reason there is an ‘Ugh’ sound in Pug. Resistance is futile.

    Posted September 14th, 2012 at 2:47 am
  3. Clinton O Says:

    Pugs are SO ugly, that they’re cute. No two ways about it.

    Posted September 14th, 2012 at 9:29 am
  4. artsiebee Says:

    I wish I had a pug that actually made a sound like “Durf” now.
    I have a lab mix who says “derp” on occasion but it’s not the same.

    Posted September 14th, 2012 at 3:19 pm
  5. Kurt Terfloth Says:

    When my daughter was three she met a particularly old, fat, hideous, oozing & drooling, wheezing & snorting, big, black pug. It came over to kiss her (slurp her), surprised her, and she shrieked “MUMMY! A MONSTER!!!”. We just about died laughing, but the poor pug was so sad that the little girl didn’t love him. 🙂

    Posted September 16th, 2012 at 8:03 pm
  6. Bender_Sastre Says:

    I too remember the day that “Settler of Catan” replaced “Risk” as the game of choice among geeks. I set out to have a pathological hatred of the game for all eternity because it wasn’t “Risk”, but friends prevailed upon me to try it once. We ended up playing it thrice that evening, and then I went out a bought the game, the six player expansion, and later two of the three updates with their six player expansions. When I’m addicted, I’m addicted to the nines.

    Posted September 17th, 2012 at 2:05 am
  7. Jimbo Says:

    Well it might be that Settlers is more fun than Risk, but you have to try out Risk Legacy, It’s a hell of a game.

    Posted September 17th, 2012 at 6:10 am
  8. Hasson Says:

    BUT PUNCHING IS A QUARTER OF THE FUN!!! Also, Risk is still a good game. I don’t get the hate it attracts.

    Posted September 18th, 2012 at 1:34 pm
  9. xero Says:

    acctually they updated the rules to risk 2 years ago though i like Risk 2210 a bit more

    btw are you just listing games they have played on tabletop?

    Posted September 18th, 2012 at 3:59 pm
  10. KenderBryant Says:

    YAAAAAARRRRRRRRRR! Avast me hearties! Happy Talk Like a Pirate Day tae ye! YAAARRRRR!

    Posted September 19th, 2012 at 11:36 am
  11. William McDuff Says:

    Ahoy, Kender and all ye other scurrrvy dogs! May ye too have a pleasant day of drinkin’ and plunderin’! Yarrrrrr….

    (I think sushi for lunch on TLAPD…)

    Posted September 19th, 2012 at 3:00 pm
  12. Quicksilver Says:

    I once played Settlers of Catan for 26 hours straight, minus a break for lunch, and recently managed in Ticket to Ride (Europe) to connect all my starting cards in a single row with a train station stealing someone else’s on the very end… and use every single train in the process. As far as Risk goes, I much enjoy the Lord of the Rings version… but then, I rather enjoy the Lord of the Ring as a creation, so there you go.

    I play too many board games, perhaps. But I’m rather enjoying these strips (and the usual ones, but, you know…).

    I confess I’ve yet to play Arkham Horror, though I’ve brushed up on my Lovecraft reading and have been wanting to try it since. (H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society, anyone? Anyone!? No? Ah well. YouTube it.)

    Posted September 19th, 2012 at 6:08 pm
  13. OldGeekGal Says:

    But there is the “Gother Than Thou: The Most Pretentious Card Game Ever Made.” It’s hilarious! I remember you had to sing at least one verse of “This Corrosion” other than “Hey now, hey now now…”

    Posted September 20th, 2012 at 1:27 pm