Grease Bats: Bath Time

Welcome to Saturday Morning Cartoons, a segment where artists take turns delighting you with their whimsy, facts and punchlines on Saturday mornings! Grease Bats, today’s comic, is created by Archie.

Guess what! Archie’s five-year collection of Grease Bats is now a book you can hold IN THE PHYSICAL WORLD, with your HANDS, that you can read OFFLINE, that you can TUCK UNDER YOUR BED AT NIGHT! Snag a copy for you and a pal.

A hand drawn first five panels of the comic, "Grease Bats." In the first panel Andy is on Zoom via the computer and says "It's happening!" In the second panel another member of the Grease Bats crew is revealed to be in the bathtub, watching Andy on the computer, and says "This is weird!" They proceed to have a friendly argument if it's normal or cool for "two pals platonically taking baths" via Zoom during the pandemic.

In the second five hand drawn panels of the Grease Bats comics, Andy tries to convince their friend to relax in the tub. The friend asks Andy to be quiet so they can hear their Professor on the other computer — they are in zoom class while in the tub!  Andy freaks out at first, but once they realize that desperate times requires desperate methods, they ultimately decide to consider the entire experiment a success!


Before you go! It takes funding to keep this publication by and for queer women and trans people of all genders running every day. We will never put our site behind a paywall because we know how important it is to keep Autostraddle free. But that means we rely on the support of our A+ Members. Still, 99.9% of our readers are not members. A+ membership starts at just $4/month. If you’re able to, will you join A+ and keep Autostraddle here and working for everyone?

Join A+

I'm a cartoonist living in Minneapolis. Co-Author and artist of A Quick And Easy Guide To They/Them Pronouns. Author of Grease Bats, coming out Fall 2019 with Boom! Studios! If I'm not working I'm socializing. If I'm not out with friends I'm drawing. If I'm not doing any of those things I'm probably depressed. Support me using Patreon.

Archie has written 115 articles for us.

11 Comments

  1. one of my life goals is to have a bathtub big enough to soak in. as it stands I inevitably feel like a perfumed sardine, which is not the vibe

  2. Dammmmn, what kind of grad student can afford two Macbooks? Is Taylor’s family rich or something?

    • Agreeeee! This kind of stress looks expensive. But perhaps they borrowed some of their flatmate’s computer to facetime with Andy?

    • Al

      That was my first thought. Heck even two Chromebooks at $400 each could be up there for a grad student.

    • In my experience, what matters is if a student’s department/advisor/lab has money! One of those computers may belong to Taylor’s grad school, and the other (fun) one belongs to the Grease Bats fam.

  3. immediately texted this to the group chat to ask if we could do it, tysm archie

  4. gem

    Currently reading while in the bath, feel very connected

  5. I’m so happy I finally have a bath tub again!! Bathing by candle light is one of my favorite ways to meditate / unwind. And, THANK YOU Sooooo much for adding alt text!!! I can see the drawings a little bit (enough to appreciate the artistry), and can sometimes read the speech /thoughts, but I really appreciate the labels that give a general idea of what is going on! Thanks again!

Contribute to the conversation...

Yay! You've decided to leave a comment. That's fantastic. Please keep in mind that comments are moderated by the guidelines laid out in our comment policy. Let's have a personal and meaningful conversation and thanks for stopping by!