taleas
a cute & funny web comic

Who What Huh is taleas?

Montage of Seth as a child standing in front of an airplane, wearing a mu cow t-shirt, infinite cubicles, mu cow poster and sketches on a lightbox.

Taleas is a cute, quirky, silly, goofy, and witty web comic created by me, Seth Black. Taleas is inspired by my own life and represents large parts of my personality such as my love for airplanes, robots, machine learning, computer programming, math, science, space, the paranormal, ufos, psychology, relationships, and having worked at a bunch of tech startups since the late '90s.

Wait, what is a web comic?

Web comics differ from traditional comics in that web comics are almost exclusively published online. web comics also tend to have a much broader range of topics than comic books or traditionally drawn comics that one would find in the newspaper.

How old is taleas?

Taleas officially started late October of 2008. The website was launched December 7th 2010, so that is taleas' official birthday.

What does the word taleas mean?

I like the word, I think it sounds cool and my first character was a stick figure.

Overly technical answer: Taleas is a Latin word that means rod or stick, and it is in the plural accusative form.

How do you pronounce "taleas"?

I pronounce it "tally-us", but I'm from Texas and we're known for sayin' stuff a little diff'rent.

What's with the paper airplane at the top of every page?

That's the taleas logo. I've loved airplanes since I was a child, and I feel like the sketch makes a cool looking logo.

Where did the font come from?

That's a custom font I made specifically for taleas. It's called "Hand of Seth" and it's currently on version 3.

Do you sell prints? Tees? Stickers? Other things?

I do! Hurry over to the taleas merch shop.

Do you have any inspiration that you draw from?

I do! I have been fairly well brainwashed by Gary Larson's The Far Side and Dan Piraro’s Bizarro and use them both as the unattainably high standard for my work.

What is EEK?

EEK is my friend Emily! She has helped me redraw a large chunk of my backlog. Basically, she's a better artist than I could ever dream of being; so I give her the stuff I can't do. Any comic with EEK on the bottom was drawn by her.