About Mountain Time

Mountain Time is a comic that tackles the tough issues of our time. If you don’t believe me, you probably need to reevaluate our time. If, after reevaluating, you still don’t believe me, then Mountain Time is a radical reimagining of the messianic archetype retold through a labyrinthine and often misleading series of esoteric metaphors. If, after close examination of the comic, you can thoroughly disprove that assertion in essay format, please email me a copy.


You can find Mountain Time at mountaincomics.com AND porpoiseburps.com


About What Mountain Time Is Not

Mountain Time IS NOT Beetle Bailey. If it ever seems like it’s Beetle Bailey, you’re certainly mistaken. Rumors that Mountain Time is Beetle Bailey are baseless and hurtful.


About the Author

My name is Isto Combs. I’m an Irish-German hybrid, accounting for my reddish hair and the fact that my body can always be delineated into East and West halves. I live in Portland, Oregon.

I like email, so email me at isto at mountaincomics dot com.


About the Title

It’s called “Mountain Time” because it takes longer to boil water with these comics than with a stove at sea level.


About Other People

Ryan is a guy I used to make comics with back in the day. I’m not sure which day, exactly — in fact, it was quite a few days. Anyway, I asked him to make some comics for mountaincomics.com, and he created Pizza Time, which is pretty great and looks a lot like what Mountain Time looked like several generations ago. (That’s comic generations, not people generations.)

Charlemagne was the king of the Franks. He both conquered and revitalized Western Europe in the eighth century. If you were alive in the eighth century, you’re the oldest person in the world.


About Triple Antibiotic Ointment

Despite what the commercials tell you, the jury’s still out on whether triple antibiotic ointment is any more effective than regular petroleum jelly at preventing infection and/or healing wounds faster. What’s more, triple antibiotic ointment can cause contact dermatitis and contribute to antibiotic resistance.


About Paratext

If this About page isn’t abouty enough for you, you might want to try the Metric About page.