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Coffee Tables and Other Pipe Dreams

Coffee Tables and Other Pipe Dreams

Thu, 11/13/2008 - 12:18 by Aido in response to exxxtreme furniture purchases

 This was technically the first Johnny Wander comic I ever drew.  There were several that came before, but they weren't in the correct dimensions.  This one was drawn some time in the early summer, and the conversation did happen in our last apartment, and we did hold those poses for a good 20 or so seconds.  It has been a long desire of John's and mine to have a coffee table.  Alas, the apartment we live in now is far too small and it is a big responsibility to have a coffee table.

I was up until 4 am or so finishing up my band poster pinup for Applegeeks.  To my credit, I was able to draw and color the thing in five hours.  This is likely a personal record for me.  You should go look!


There there ... we'll get

Comment by Ananth Thu, 11/13/2008 - 12:29

There there ... we'll get you a coffee table once you're old enough. A coffee table is a big responsibility ... you have to feed it, walk it, pick up after it ... 

The poster looks great!! Thanks so much babe!

Hehe, sounds like my

Comment by cacodaemonia (not verified) Thu, 11/13/2008 - 13:06

Hehe, sounds like my boyfriend and I every time we move. Right now we're all about getting some nice bookshelves. *__*

Love the poster!

Yeah when we got our coffee

Comment by Michael (not verified) Thu, 11/13/2008 - 13:08

Yeah when we got our coffee table, we actually had to fill out all this adoption paperwork. They said we could take the table on a trial basis, but they'd check in every few weeks to see how the table was doing. I guess we made a good impression, the table is here with us to stay!

The pinup looks fantastic, by the way!

Hahaha!Love how Eros-Inc has

Comment by Ananth Thu, 11/13/2008 - 16:58


Love how Eros-Inc has been going, by the way! Really great stuff!

Wow man, thanks so much!

Comment by Michael (not verified) Fri, 11/14/2008 - 09:34

Wow man, thanks so much! That means a lot!


Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Thu, 11/13/2008 - 17:16

which heartbreak hotel? i live near a place called that, and you've got me all wanting to see it with your awesome poster.

no room for a coffee table

Comment by Suki (not verified) Thu, 11/13/2008 - 21:22

no room for a coffee table D: Doesn't Ikea have like...foldables ones xD

Coffee tables make the best

Comment by Mel (not verified) Fri, 11/14/2008 - 01:22

Coffee tables make the best chairs. And that is a brilliant piece of true-life comedy.

Coffee tables and relationships

Comment by Christine (not verified) Fri, 11/14/2008 - 15:21

I <3 this comic!

Although IKEA's coffee tables don't require much assembly, you know your relationship is solid if you can put together anything from that store.

How big of a coffee table can you have?

Comment by Evan Snow (not verified) Fri, 11/14/2008 - 15:41

I have a really nice coffee table that's just sitting in the basement. It could use a little TLC (maybe a light sanding and oiling), but it's about 4.5'x2.5'. I'm sure my wife would allow it to go.

Aww, thanks! XD

Comment by Aido Fri, 11/14/2008 - 17:14

We really appreciate the offer, but the problem right now is that we don't have enough room for a coffee table.  Our apartment is pretty small and based on the amount of space we have between the couch and the television, anything between them would make it impossible to walk into the apartment through the front door.  We get by in the meantime, but some day...

Still though, thank you for the offer!  :DD

That's too bad...I hope you

Comment by Evan Snow (not verified) Sat, 11/15/2008 - 15:19

That's too bad...I hope you can find a bigger place soon. In the meantime, maybe you could get one of those fold-up ironing boards and mount it to the door? It would be out of the way normally, and you could fold it down like a coffee table.

Eeeeeeep this is such a cute

Comment by Rae (not verified) Sat, 11/15/2008 - 04:20

Eeeeeeep this is such a cute comic! It made me smile super big. :]

Coffee table

Comment by Mai (not verified) Sat, 11/15/2008 - 06:24

I was rather lucky, I inherited my coffee table from my grandad. It's in need of sanding and re-varnishing but it is a nice coffee table.

It is also used for everything but coffee - college work, warhammer models, warhammer battles we have these pirate battles on there too with these click to assemble pirate ships.

Yep ... Pirate ships... AVAST THAR!! yarrrrrrr

been there...

Comment by Jen L. (not verified) Sat, 11/15/2008 - 08:32

I realized the other day when I excitedly grabbed a catalog full of window treatments -- not even curtains so much as blinds -- and squee'ed like a kid with a toy catalog. BLINDS.


There's also a rug I really want. Can't afford it, not ready to decorate the room it'd be for, so I just visit the website and drool every now and then.

yep, the bf and I wanted to

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Thu, 12/11/2008 - 12:51

yep, the bf and I wanted to get a coffee table from IKEA as soon as we moved in together. Sadly, that dream has yet to be realized...On a positive note, we did purchase dining room set from there so it's all gravy!