The Girl Who Ate Everything

Blogging about food and whatever since 2004.

Doodle: Ripe Bananas

Since I have a brain, I have thoughts. Mostly shallow thoughts. Not in the superficial sense, just...not deep.

Here's one of those thoughts. Been eating away at my brain. Just eatin'.






I should've skipped the first four panels and gone straight to the banana-with-bulbous-butt-cheeks because, honestly, that's all I wanted to draw.


Jack Reynolds / February 7, 2012 3:15 AM

Before bananas started making my throat itch and my heart race, I used to freeze them when they were ripe and add them to smoothies. They make a smoothie sweet and creamy, which is great when you're avoiding dairy.

moobalu / February 7, 2012 5:07 PM

i also feel oppressed by the speed of ripening bananas. but i started slicing them in half and frying the superripe ones in a lil' pat of butter until they're caramelized. it's a great late-night not 'i'm not eating sugar' snack. xo and good luck with your food allergies my dear.

Diana / February 7, 2012 9:20 PM

Banana bread!!!!! I just leave the overripened ones in my fridge until I have the urge to bake, then make a couple loaves of banana bread. Eat one immediately, then freeze the extra =)

roboppy / February 8, 2012 1:31 AM

Jack: Oh man, I hope bananas never give me throat itch/heart racing...:(

Esther: Thanks!

Lysinewf: Banana butt loves YOU!

Sabrina: Thanks! Butts where they don't belong = COMEDY GOLD.

moobalu Damn that sounds good. I must try that on my next farty naner!

Diana: Ah yes, banana bread is one of banana's greatest gifts!

Marvo / February 8, 2012 2:49 AM

This was funny. You should start a food related webcomic.

I've been freezing my bananas when they get a little brown so that I can turn them into smoothies or have a snack for a monkey if one ever ended up in my apartment.

kim / February 8, 2012 7:12 PM

I must have a banana everyday and the more ripe, the better. You might think I'm gross, but I eat the skin, too. :P

Love your adorable graphic arts. What do you use to draw them? :)

How do you pair your banana?

bionicgrrrl / February 9, 2012 4:25 PM

I leave a few out and put the rest in the refrigerator in a plastic bag. It slows the ripening and as long as it's in a plastic bag and the refrigerator isn't too cold, they won't turn black.

Michael / S.O.F.A.T. Blog / February 9, 2012 6:09 PM

Robyn, banana farts are hilarious (the image of it even more so), but before the bananas get more tan than Snooki, dip the last two in chocolate and roll them in peanuts/walnuts/almonds/whatever and freeze them! By the time Friday rolls around, you'll want a treat for all your hard work... and you'll have a sweet, potassium-filled, half-healthy, non-farting frozen banana ready! =]

roboppy / February 9, 2012 11:40 PM

Marvo: Thanks! I'm not sure other comics in this series would be as fun. I can't draw butts on everything... :(

...OR CAN I?

That's nice of you to think about the monkeys.

kim: I've never eaten banana skin before! I guess..I can't knock it until I try it. (Not that I'm itching to try it, hehe.)

I draw with a Wacom Intuos4 tablet in Photoshop. WAY more sophisticated tools than I need. I'm still not that good with the tablet even though I've had it for quite a while. Then again, I'm not great with a pen and paper. I like how easy it is to color stuff on the computer, but I have a hard time with the...drawing part.

Pair my banana? How do you mean? Like eating it with something else? I always eat em by themselves.

bionicgrrrl: I didn't know that tip, thanks!

Michael: Oo, that sounds like a lovely idea, thanks! :) WHO'S THE MASTER NOW, FARTING BANANA? Yeaaah.

ila / February 12, 2012 4:49 PM


but yea, we do the same thing. nobody touches them after they get a little spotty. so into the blender they go!

roboppy / February 12, 2012 5:03 PM

KatyBelle: :D Banana bums, always eliciting the squees.

ila: More squee! Banana is so happy! Until he goes into the blender.

haley / February 22, 2012 9:52 PM

HAHAHA! LOVE your banana doodles! Banana doodles should be the name of a breakfast cereal perhaps…hmm….

I Live in a Frying Pan / February 28, 2012 2:09 AM

Damn I love your doodles.

This is going to sound really disgusting, but I LOVE farty overripe spotty bananas. I wait for them to get to that super sweet mushy state. I'm the rotten banana savior at home. Wonder if people would pay me to get rid of their mushy bananas...

...and after this confession, no one will take me seriously as a food blogger EVER. ;)

I Live in a Frying Pan / February 28, 2012 2:11 AM

...oh no way! I just found a fellow rotten banana eater, who's taken it a notch higher with the skin! @kim - HIGH FIVE!

Going to check out the Wacom Intuos4 doodling too, but my untech MS Paint drawings really suck. SO 1990's.

roboppy / March 1, 2012 2:53 AM

haley: Thanks! And yes, that sounds like an appropriate cereal name. Mm, big ol' bowl of banana doodles.

I Live in a Frying Pan: You ought to set up a desk right next to mine so I can pass off my farty bananas to you. Also, so you can bathe in a cloud of banana farts.

Brie / March 15, 2012 6:19 PM

My grocery store always has bananas in varying stages of ripeness. I just buy three that are mostly yellow and four that are totally green (you can break up bunches, the grocery police can't do nuthin'). That way, I always have a perfect all-yellow-with-no-brown banana for breakfast.

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