Welcome to The Concrete Lobotomy by Peppermallow.

What is the Concrete Lobotomy?

FaceBookIconThe Concrete Lobotomy is intended to be an irregularly updated Web Comic, updated as inspiration (and Real Life) permits.

Why do I call myself Peppermallow?
In meat-world, my real given name is one that was formerly a male name, and rare.  Today, it has become a common female name, and I’m forever having to assure shop-workers, government department front desk grouches, customs and everyone else that I am who I say I am.  I used the name as a sign in name on an obscure site once, and I’ve used it pretty much ever since.

What does “The Concrete Lobotomy” mean?

It means whatever you want.  While brainstorming for ‘names’, I asked my partner for a weird and funny name.  I gave Concrete Lobotomy as a spontaneous example.  For whatever reason, the name just made me laugh quite a bit.  It was definitely more bizarre than anything else I had written down.  But the thing that stood out to me was that it was very memorable.  A quick Google search showed that the only place it was being used was on a YouTube video with about 50 views of a guy crashing, rather gently, off his skateboard.  That was enough for me to assume the name wasn’t taken.

In short:  In my mind it either means:
a) Crashing your head into concrete at speed (Apparently, on YouTube, it also means crashing mildly, but lets ignore that)
b) Replacing your brain with a more efficient concrete brick.

Feel free to add your own interpretation.

Who are my influences?
What Web Comics do I recommend?

  • 1/0 by TailSteak
  • Dilbert by Scott Adams
  • The Far Side by Gary Larson
  • Pearls Before Swine by Stephen Pastis
  • Garfield  (1980-1995-ish) by Jim Davis
  • Hagar the Horrible by Dik Browne
  • Robot Comics by Klara Woldenga
    (Note:  This is a seriously underrated Web Cartoon, and is well worth reading in order from the start.  The cartoon tends to be more “one-off” style cartoons today, but used to run long running plots.  Both are excellent)
  • Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson
  • Business Cat by Tom Fonder  (As per Robot Comics, best read in order)
  • BuniComic by Ryan Pagelow (Dark humour, and sheer brilliance in that it never uses words!  This type of humour is the hardest to concoct well)

Anything else?
Yes.  I come from New Zealand.  My spelling is, and will always be British. Colour with a U.  Enrol with one L.  Etc.

At the moment, I don’t have an email address to publish as I don’t have time to troll through the spam that it will receive just to find the gems.  But I may reconsider later.  Email me with your concerns.


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