Monday, January 02, 2012

Three and a half years after hanging it up, I'm bringing it back.

Look for new strips in the coming days.

(Knowing me, by "the coming days" I mean "the coming weeks."

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Done for now!

I don't really have the time or the drive to keep this comic going. Maybe I'll revisit it in the future, or take a swing at a new comic at some point. For now, it's time to abandon the cave.

-- Andrew

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Up To Bat: The Evil Twin Saga!

Recap, Part Two:


So there! I'll try to get back to regular weekly updates now!

(Don't hold your breath.)
Up To Bat: The Evil Twin Saga!!!

Recap, Part One:


This afternoon, I shall end the evil twin saga ... forever!

Wednesday, February 06, 2008


ANNOUNCING: The New Contest of Propitiation !

That's right! My lackadaisical, procrastinating tendencies once again pay off for you, the reader! Here are the rules: Print out a "Smart the Safety Owl Says ..." sign, fill in what Smart says, and post it somewhere in the office. Send me a picture, and the most creative saying and placement (as adjudicated by me) wins! But hurry, you only have until March 17th (St. Patrick's Day!) Multiple entries will be accepted. All entries become the property of me (i.e. so I can post the winner and runners-up on this blog with impunity.) The winner will receive his very own Up to Bat t-shirt!

The key to winning this contest is to capture what a psychotically wet blanket Smart truly is. Here is an example, posted at my office today:

"fax machines are VERY DANGEROUS! Don't lose a finger!"

Another example might be "toilets are dangerous! Be careful not to flush your tie!"
Submit your pix to me at (replacing "AT" with "@", natch."
Any questions? Hit the comments below!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008


I have learned that long, drawn-out plotlines do not work for me. Yes, I know where this is going. My attention span is too short, particularly when it comes to my comic strip.

This strip introduces a new character, Smart the Safety Owl. Smart is the first comic strip character I ever created, at the young age of five. He didn't have the crossing guard sash back then, and he wasn't called "the Safety Owl" but he was a little overly concered about safety.

Look for a contest coming soon, featuring Smart.

Friday, September 21, 2007

So this is why I haven't posted any new strips in a while:

Come see it! I play Moonshine (nee "Robin Starveling.")

Sunday, August 05, 2007


Congratulations again to Garrick for winning the last contest!
(I hope the fact that I drew you with an iPhone makes up for the Trek shirt.)

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Brief hiatus ... sisters in town.

Strip will be back up sometime around Friday - Saturday.

-- Drew

Tuesday, July 03, 2007


A huge "Thanks!!!" to everyone who entered my latest lame-ass contest!

And congratulations to Garrick -- although I suppose he should share the dubious honor of naming Belinda with his kid.

So what does Garrick win? He will be written in to a future strip!

Happy 4th of July everyone!

Monday, July 02, 2007


I am extending to midnight tonight!!!

Don't know what I'm talking about?

Read the last post!

Friday, June 29, 2007



I never really intended for the snake to become a recurring character. I just love the way Devil Dog and Vincent react to him/her! (Here, here, and here.)

"Him/her" is right folks. I never even assigned gender!

So I leave it up to you, the readers of this comic strip to NAME THE CAVE SNAKE!

Here are the rules:

1) Enter as often as you like.

2) The name must have some significance to the strip itself, the pop culture/politics the strip references, or in some personal way. (i.e., naming the Snake "Milla," "Shaun," or "Romero.")

3) You must explain the significance of the name as succinctly as possible in the comments section below. (i.e. "For some reason this strip references zombie movies every now and then. So I propose you pay homage to the king of zombie movies, George Romero, by naming the snake 'Romero.'")

THE CATCH: I will reveal the winner of this contest in THE NEXT "UP TO BAT" STRIP! And I'm planning on uploading the strip on Monday of next week. Holy cow! That's not a lot of time!

TO THE WINNER: I'm not sure. Maybe the warm satisfaction of besting others? Don't worry, I'll come up with something lame.

Get cracking! The snake won't name him/herself!

6/29/07 -

BONUS! Two strips in one week!

I don't know about you, the readers, but I am having fun with this episodic storyline. I have the next few strips written, I just have to do the art.

Monday, June 25, 2007


Whoops! I meant to show what happened to Vincent this week, but I needed to "tie up" Devil Dog's side of the story for a bit.

How are you liking this so far? I hardly ever do continuing storylines. Let me know what you think!

Monday, June 18, 2007


The "Evil Twin" storyline continues! But ... if 'Evil' Walter is in the cave, where is Vincent?

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Gone Fishin' ...

I'm taking some time off from this.

Check back in April.

Friday, February 23, 2007

The T-shirt CafePress Wouldn't Let Me Sell

Apparently Disney has leaned heavily upon CafePress, a company infamous for the number of unauthorized designs they host (try searching for "Coca-Cola," "McDonalds," "Spiderman," etc. and then search for "Disney" or "Mickey Mouse." Hmm.)

These graphics are quite clearly parodies of the doofy optimism and cartoonish lameness that we all know and love. As parody, it's covered under the "fair use" doctrine of the U.S. Copyright law.

I understand the position CafePress is in. Disney has obviously plastered CafePress with cease and desist orders. "The squeaky wheel gets the grease" as they say.

Hmm. Maybe I'll just have to use Zazzle.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Here it is!

Thank you all so very much for your patience. I'm a lousy blogger, but hopefully this experience will put me firmly on the road to being a master updater. Pun intended.

(Here's the original poster upon which I based the above "parody."

Wednesday, February 14, 2007


[Number two of two strips posted today!]

[This is number one of two strips today!]

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

I'm sorry. I promise to update this with an actual "Up To Bat" strip soon.

In the mean time, maybe this will help make you like me again:

Garfield, without words.

It's so funny ... it's sublime.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007


I'm one to bitch, huh? Hell, maybe I should go to work for Marvel! I have a great idea for a "Howard the Duck" story arc ...

Monday, January 22, 2007


Still experiencing Technical Difficulties.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Okay, so here's the skinny -

I won't be able to upload the next "Up to Bat" strip until some time Sunday.

So to make it up, I will create a special piece of "Up to Bat" art. I'll give some options, and the idea with the most votes wins!

The options:

a) Vincent and Devil Dog as members of Blue Man Group
b) "Fight Club" Vincent and Devil Dog (I think I know how Shana will vote!)
c) Disney-esque Vincent and Devil Dog (remember this strip?) in a mock movie poster


Friday, January 12, 2007


I'm having scanner issues. I'm not sure if I'm going to have them resolved before Monday.

But check back: I will post a new strip as soon as possible next week!

-- Andrew

Saturday, December 30, 2006


Posted early for New Years Eve! I just want to thank all of you for checking me out week to week! Have a great year!

Friday, December 22, 2006



Next update will be about the middle of next week. Have a GREAT WEEKEND!

Monday, December 04, 2006


Well, I won the NaNoWriMo ... challenge? It's not really a contest. Anyway, I wrote a little over 50,000 in a month! But before you congratulate me, please bear in mind that about 30,000 of those words are absolute rubbish.

With my insane novel writing obligation now fulfilled, the bat and the dog are back on a weekly basis! Enjoy!

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Friends, I would like to take a moment here to address something that may seem non sequitur. But believe me when I tell you it is of the utmost importance that you read these words and truly take the time to weigh their meaning.

Wired is currently taking nominations for the sexiest geeks of 2006. It is imperative that you consider putting your support behind Garrick T. Pass.

But don't just do this because I asked you to. Get to know the man, the legend the geek himself.

See, I know what you are saying now, what makes Garrick so f--king good? I don't f--kin' know, and I don't like it! I stay up going F--K! Why can't everybody f--kin' have it?

Cause this is the thing... Some people learn it on the streets. Some people learn it in the schools. Garrick was f--king born with it, homes... Check it out.

This is a man who put his life and kidneys in desperate peril only to snag a free Playstation 2. Did he stop drinking Diet Coke once he had accumulated enough points? No sir. He stayed on the path. This is a man who plays a werewolf/underwear model in Werewolf: The Forsaken!

But he's no poser. No sir ... he got the goods. He's a tech extraordinaire, dispensing useful hacks on his blog, as well as cutting diatribes about the state of I.T. The man debugged a Windows issue via e-mail from two thousand miles away! He is indeed a tech ninja ... nay, a tech Jedi.

All those smarts, and he's got a great wife and kid.

You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on Earth, or we will sentence them to take the last step into a thousand years of darkness.

We will keep in mind and remember that Garrick Pass has faith in us. He has faith that you and I have the ability and the dignity and the right to make our own decisions and determine our own destiny.

Thank you very much.

-- Andrew Moore

[Please note that this blog entry contains passages from "Cosmic Shame" by Tenacious D and Ronald Reagan's 1964 speech to endorse the candidacy of Barry Goldwater.]

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Vincent's wings have been bothering me for some time now.

They're wrong. So wrong. I didn't do any research whatsoever when I first started drawing this thing back in high school, and although other aspects of the design have improved (posture, expression, line of action, etc.) his wings remain fixed in the original, crappy high school design.

Well, no more. When Vincent returns in December, I will have taken those broken wings and learned to fly again! (Sorry. It was either going to be Mr. Mister or Bette Midler. I stand by my choice.)


Note that these wings do not suck. Also, they look pretty cool. Vincent essentially has hands now. The way bat anatomy works, what would be his index finger is short enough he can use it as an index finger.

When he folds up his wings, they look much more different than before. They look better. They give his body nice mass and shape.

See what I mean? Now this is a bat who can fly.

In the second illustration above, you may notice that I tried pushing his nose out to give him more of a muzzle. It just doesn't work. So I'll keep his nose where it is. There are some pug-faced bats, after all.

So there. Something to look forward to as I continue to slog my way to the finish line of this stupid NaNoWriMo thing.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Folks, I'm taking the month off.

I've been doing this strip weekly for a while, and I feel comfortable enough in my productivity to say "screw it!" for a few weeks.

There is a nice, deep archive of strips now, so hopefully that will help take the sting out of this brief hiatus. If you desire something fresh and new, I recommend Thingpart by Joe Sayers.

Now if you'll excuse me, I need to go write a novel.

Peace out!

-- Andrew