I totally bungled this comic last night as I was drawing it because I couldn’t figure out how to draw a pig that looked right. You’d think me being the Iowa boy that I am, I would have a library of pig references to draw from. Not the case. I live in the suburbs.

Anyway, it is fact that actor Rupert Grint contracted a case of swine flu recently. He’s okay now, but when I heard that news, there was no way I wasn’t going to work it into the comic somehow.

As I lay daydreaming yesterday, the thought of a vomiting pig entered into my mind and it’s pretty much impossible NOT to go forward with that kind of thing once it worms its way into your brain.

I think if I had to choose, Ron Weasley is probably my favorite character in the Harry Potter movies. Not just because the character is so pathetic, but because Rupert Grint does such a thorough job portraying him that way.

Grint as an actor is an underdog favorite of mine as well. I know he’s acted in a few things beyond the Harry Potter movies, but just looking at the guy and acknowledging his hangdog, unconventional looks – I’m pretty sure the gravy train is going to end for him once the last Potter film leaves theaters.

Daniel Radcliffe… Emma Watson… they’ll still have careers. If Grint lines up acting work after Harry Potter, I will be truly surprised.

Not much else for me to talk about today. Well, except that I heard through the grapevine that a movie starring Forest Whitaker, Elijah Wood and Adrien Brody called The Experiment is shooting here in Des Moines and they’re looking for extras in a protest scene at the state Capital tomorrow night. Someone passed along an 800 number you can call to get information about participating. They need about 300 people and I’m going to see if I can get in on the action.

I’ll let you know if anything develops on that front.

Otherwise, I might post some more trailers and stuff to the site soon. You guys really seem to be digging that, so I’m game if you are!

Talk to you soon!

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Did you hear Rupert Grint, the actor who plays Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter movies came down with the swine flu.

Yeah, but in the Harry Potter universe, that's a totally different thing.