Hopefully I can maintain and sustain some of the lead time I’ve managed to catch up with. Eventually I’ll go back and colorize last weeks’ comics as well. It helped that today is a single panel, a re-make of one I did back during deployment.
In last weeks’ comic, Joe was injured by a roadside bomb. He got off with only light injuries –in this case, a sprained ankle– because fortunately the guys placing the bomb were amateurs and didn’t really do a good job of it. Now, he gets to meet one of the “funny” medics. I love it when people enjoy their jobs enough to have fun with them, but sometimes they take it a bit too far. Of course, a lot of medical humor can go pretty deep down the rabbit hole, so I guess we’re glad that this medic is content to just do the cheesy stuff and leave the potentially really queasy descriptions and the like out of it.
Seriously, doctors, nurses, EMTs, field medics– all those folks that deal with the squishy stuff inside us have their own special brand of humor that a lot of folks would have a hard time with. I have friends and relatives in these fields and I think the stuff is funny, but a lot of “medical humor” and “field combat humor” have some overlap. I enjoy the humor, but I can also see how many would not be keen on it.