My very close friend David Stern is suffering loss. We all have experienced a loss of some form or another. But for my friend David, it is a loss very close to home. His HAIR!
So traumatized by this loss of his manliness, David has mourned his hair in form much like the five stages of grieving for a loved one. He has compiled his journey from pain into a book “The Balding Handbook” hoping to help those of you who are on your own hair loss journey.
An excerpt from the ebook page on Amazon:
“The Balding Handbook” takes you beyond those embarrassing denial moments (hats, combovers, plugs, pieces), keeps you out of jail during that angry second stage, helps you construct a perfect offer to God while you bargain for your hair back, comforts you through the depths of balding depression, and brings you into the light. Of course, you’ll need sunscreen when you get there, but the few extra bucks you shell out to the Hawaiian Tropic® people is a trifle when you consider the incredible life that awaits you after reading this book.
Get one for the bald guy in your group. Just got home and my copy was in the mail so will be reading it this week. Thankfully, yours truly has no need for this book other than to laugh at the pain of others (and pray the hair gods stay true and loyal to me). Soon he might actually do something with all the tshirts I designed for him as well….ahem.
In other news, if you have time, please check out another artist that deserves some love in the web, Dr Faust. He has a special post for all of you for this time of year. (one I think Androgoth will appreciate)
Finally another webcomic friend, David Higgins of Greetings from Earth has started an Indiegogo campaign to raise funds for his website and also try to raise money for Habitat for Humanity and MS. Check it out.
For those that haven’t realized it yet, I spent the last several weeks in Australia. I’ll be posting cartoons inspired by my trip starting Wednesday.
Ha, I long ago resigned myself to looking liking Friar Tuck 😆
Having an ever-expanding bald patch has never bothered me but I know many friends for whom it’s a big issue.
While in the past, the ‘comb over’ was the common attempt at concealment, nowadays the fashion for shaved heads has been a blessing for those trying to disguise their follically challenged state !
I think I would have an ugly shaved head.
Ugly shaved head or ugly comb-over?
I’m sorry, I meant which would you choose?
Is hair club for men an option?
Green stubble shows up so quickly, too.
Giving more attention to the area
Bearman, I’m praying for your loss… SOON! That’s right, I’m praying that you will one day experience hair loss 😉
I actually find it humorous when a man with a head full of hair starts making fun of my head. I usually tell them that they are next. Then they start up about the old wive-stale about their mom’s dad having hair. It’s a myth. I let them know that if they have bald people in their family then there is a chance they will experience hair loss. Then they become silent. And then I laugh an evil, villainous laugh inside my (bald) head. 🙂
No I am the one in the family that is going prematurely grey. Plus I hang out with all of you who tend to compliment me all the time so I have little stress
When I was in my 20’s I always wanted to go gray on my sides just to see if I could get a little more respect from people. Does it work or are you just left with gray hair?
It confuses people because I have a baby face.
What do you mean the loss of manliness? Going bald is SOOOO manly. Women only go bald if they are over 70 or have chemo. Men do it naturally. It is caused by too much testosterone. That causes the blood that’s supposed to feed the hair follicles to be diverted to the ‘nads. Yul Brynner! Patrick Stewart! Sean Connery! Hair is girly. Hair is for wussies. Real men don’t need it!
So you are saying the hair on my back isn’t manly?
Yul Brynner! Patrick Stewart! Sean Connery! Me!
that Colleen talks a lot of sense ! 😆
Most women never have to deal with this issue. I would hate it too if I were one of the women that have this problem. I say just shave it all of when that happens. I think that bald look is way cool. The combovers look absolutely awful. Are you listening guys?
Have a terrific day. 🙂
Comb overs are only fooling the guy with it
thanks for the link up bearman! You are a true gent!
unfortunately I’m very much in the hair gone camp. For a long time I was in denial and then mourned the loss, however one day when I was walking the street feeling sorry for myself I saw a bald guy in a wheelchair and thought I should probably be thankful for what I have.
Also my wife is pretty hawt (if I do say so myself) and I’m 99% sure we’ll be together forever, so I don’t need to stress about tackling the dating game with my nude noggin…….that would be soul destroying 🙂
Well how many years did you have thelamest.com and i never knew you were are artist? BTW, it is time to change your avatar. Oh and you need to send me a new 125×125 banner ad to update my links page.
Thank god for hot wives.
It’s my new, new years resolution! 🙂
I fail to see why anyone would need such a book!!!
You have spent too long without to remember haha
Weren’t you born bald? Or is the ‘stache a good surrogate?
I’ll grow my stache longer & comb it over
Or your back hair
It’s funny how, well not really funny, more unusual how as your head hair decreases, back, ear & nose hair increases. I guess it’s kind of an equalising effect
Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi, Oi, Oi. I hope the good folk Down Under were kind during your visit. Susi Spice and I reserved an extra seat at the restaurant last week on the off chance you would drop in for a chinwag.
I hear Tony ordered a signed copy of the book 😉
You lazy asses could have flown a couple hours to have dinner with me. 8 flights in 2 weeks was more than enough for me.
What? Don’t do jet lag?
Oh I have it bad
Still? You are supposed to recover 4 hours per day to get rid of it.
Then I am 2 days overdue
Real Men lose their hair.
That’s just the way it is.
Good thing Wombats don’t or that would be horrible.
Funny thing is, Chewbacca, an old wombat in a Japanese zoo, has a small bare spot on the top of his head.
Probably rubbing his head on the door to get more food
Might be. Or he scratches his head too much trying to think of a way to escape.
Australia? You lucky dog! I mean bear!
I saw some of your relatives.
I hope they were kind to you. And you to them. No chocolate for those poor fellows, though.
What? I threw them chocolate and wine gums.
Oh good, you probably killed them.
You were the one that taught me that
We’re Wombies, not wombats! Some biologist you’d make.
What is a wombie but a genetically modified wombat
Well that’s the key. Genetically modified, so we have different dietary and internet requirements.
One of my greatest fears (besides being a ‘fresh fish at a maximum security prison) is going bald. I whine and complain now because of my ever-increasing amounts of gray hairs, but at least they’re still there and haven’t forsaken me yet. It’s little comfort though. Maybe I need to check this book out.
You can never lose that Fro!! It is intimidating even in maximum security settings
I blame my hair loss on all the heart meds I take. I also blame any other failure I have on all the heart meds I take. It really doesn’t matter what happens if you have something to blame it on. BTW I don’t wear the hat to cover my baldness…I wear it to keep my head from gettin’ sunburned.
And it’s good for frostbite, too!
I just thought it was required wear in Gatorhead
It ain’t a law around here but we do wonder about people who don’t have a cap or a hat. We are especially suspect of anyone who never wears any camoflauge.
They obviously stand out
I have a full head of hair, but my son began getting a receding hair ling when he was 19 years old. He’s got cul-de-sac now at 35.
Haha cul de sac. My dad had that
My dad passed with more hair than my son has. Well sorta. My dad’s hair got thin. My son has very thick hair where he has it, and well, you know the rest.
Have a great Christmas week, Bearman, to you and yours! 🙂
My Dad has more hair than me & his Dad had more than him. My eldest son, now 30, has less hair than me. Must be a balder per generation thing.
Maybe his kid won’t even grow hair
WHOA! Can’t wait to find out more about it, Bearman!!!
Yeah, did you finally get to taste any real wine gums?
I looked and didn’t see it. I ate some kangaroo. No wombat on the menu.
I love roo meat. They keep the wombat for us Tasmanians
Do they really serve Wombat. They’re fat little buggers so I figure they have some meat on them.
This conversation needs to be censored!
I’ve never heard of it being available. Perhaps we could invite Binky for dinner???
They probably knew you were American and hid them from you.
I think the wine gums are only there, Binky. Well, there and everywhere you mailed them.
He didn’t mail them to me
I’m a cheapskate!
Hair Today? Gone tomorrow!
Unless you join hair club for men
Love it, I have a couple people I am sending this too, hopefully they will take the joke!
Hey I thought you were changing your name
Oh, I didn’t realise you were here in Oz. You shoulda travelled south to Tasmania…
If I had another 2 weeks I would have hit NZ and Taz
Talk about the bald truth!