Buttercup Festival
by David Troupes
You're just in time for euphoria. New comics every Monday.

         

Latest on Patreon
Sep 15th: Some thoughts on writing and process
Aug 26th: Series 1/Vol.3 bonus strips
Aug 17th: Gouache paintings from Devon

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Welcome!
September 6th 2021
This is the first year I didn't pollinate our apple tree by hand, using a little child's watercolor kit brush. We planted the tree when we bought the house, nine years ago now, and it's large enough now that I figured I could trust the bees and other pollinators. Last year there were, if anything, too many apples: they seemed too small and feel off too readily in the wind, as if numbers had been achieved at the expense of health, and some of the boughs were warped down by the weight of so much fruit. The crop looks better this year, fewer but healthier, except for a few showing dark spots, as like some kind of blight. Anyway, sauce and pies cometh.

August 14th 2021
There are just three slots left for the postcard tier of the Buttercup Festival patreon ... and here's a preview of this month's card.

July 5th 2021
I've really been enjoiyng the literature podcasts lately.

June 7th 2021
I love a good hike. I love sitting on the the earth and feeling the globeness of the earth, the hugeness of the earth beneath the easy hugeness of the sky, and feeling the flightness of walking.

May 10th 2021
Maybe you have been asking yourself: what does Dave listen to when he draws a comic? Well, I've been enjoying a rather mixy mix of podcasts recently. The Klondike History Goldrush Podcast is a well-researched historical dive into that crazy dash down the Yukon River six score years ago, give or take. Just Plain Wrong is three Mennonite librarians who review pulpy novels about the Amish and discuss media representations of Plain church communities. And the London Review of Books podcast has some wonderful "close reading" episodes in which Seamus Perry and Mark Ford discuss individual poets, such as Adrienne Rich, Elizabeth Bishop, Thomas Hardy, and my old buddy Wallace Stevens.

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Series 3 archive
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Series 2
Ran from 2008-2013. Here's the archive:
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Series 1
Ran from 2000-2005. It has its own totally obsolete front page, or you can skip right to the archive. Searching for a particular strip? Use Glen's wondrous searchable transcription. From the same bygone era: Green Evening Stories.

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