Liz Prince-I Date Band Dudes

I Date Band Dudes

Posted in Comics on February 11th, 2013

This romantic tell-all originally appeared in Razorcake magazine: since then I have dated even more band guys, but with better results! Keep your hearts, true believers, maybe the next song you hear will be about you.

Liz Prince-I Don't Want To Grow Up

I Don't Want To Grow Up

Posted in Comics on December 12th, 2012

Do you remember how being in high school meant having to constantly defend and define your ever-changing identity? I totally do! Originally published in Razorcake magazine, here is a fancy, arbitrarily colored version of a comic I call "I Don't Want To Grow Up". (this one goes out to all the goths who love ska).

Liz Prince-My Standard Break From Life

My Standard Break From Life

Posted in Comics on September 20th, 2011

How does anyone survive heartbreak WITHOUT punk rock? Seriously, if there's anything that can make feel justified in your whining, it's a good ol' pop punk song, even better than emo because it's catchy. Here is my Top Five Songs About Heartbreak that Make You Feel Less Alone: 1. Mikey Erg - Little Hands of Concrete 2....

Liz Prince-He

He's My Ex

Posted in Comics on August 12th, 2011

This comic was originally printed in the mini-comic anthology "This Isn't Working: Comics About Ex-Boyfriends", published by Paper Rocket, and is still available for purchase from their website! As for me, well, I still get all sappy about certain songs from the era of K and I's break up, but I sing-a-long with vigor.

Liz Prince-Ramones Rest Stop

Ramones Rest Stop

Posted in Comics on April 20th, 2011

This is a comic about visiting my long distance flirt friend, and how the perfect song at the perfect time can make the perfect moment. And what could be more perfect than smooching a dude in a car at a rest stop in Delaware in the rain with the Ramones on the stereo? That's right: NOTHING.

Liz Prince-The Ergs Reunion Part One

The Ergs Reunion Part One

Posted in Comics on January 3rd, 2011

2010 was my year of traveling to far off places for the sake of punk rock: in January I went to Chicago to see the Riverdales, in May I went to Chaos in Tejas, November had me back in Austin for the Descendents, and finally my love of the Ergs! dragged me out on a week long trip that took...

Liz Prince-Liz Goes to Fun Fun Fun Fest

Liz Goes to Fun Fun Fun Fest

Posted in Comics on December 7th, 2010

I'm a crazy person, and as such, I took an impromtu trip to Austin at the last minute to see the Descendents. What follows is my account of the events that led to that show being THE BEST THING EVER. Yes, I know you are jealous; that's the point.

Liz Prince-Collecting Confession

Collecting Confession

Posted in Comics on October 6th, 2010

Dear avid readers of If You Make It, I apologize for my extended absence from this site; I was busy at work on the 2nd issue of my comic I Swallowed the Key To My Heart, which you can purchase in my webstore if you feel like funding the comics you read for free on this here...

Liz Prince-Chaos in Tejas : Day 4

Chaos in Tejas : Day 4

Posted in Comics on July 12th, 2010

Day 4, the final day of my trip to Austin! The Hex Dispensers, Brilliant Colors, Young Offenders, Toys that Kill, Marked Men show at Beerland was by far my favorite of the fest. Big thanks to Claire and Dave for hosting Justin and I, driving us around, and putting up with my whining until we went to Sonic....

Liz Prince-Chaos in Tejas : Day 3

Chaos in Tejas : Day 3

Posted in Comics on July 9th, 2010

Day 3 has Justin, Claire, and I going off on our to have some adventures. Seeing a lizard is pretty high up on my list of things that make any vacation great, let alone one as colorful as a Green Anole (they are bright green, with a pink throat). It was unbearably hot at this point, and my...

Liz Prince-Chaos in Tejas : Day 2

Chaos in Tejas : Day 2

Posted in Comics on July 7th, 2010

Day 2 and I get to spend the entire day with Ariele, who took me to get some kick-ass breakfast tacos, had me dunk my head in the swimming hole, and taught me how to love again. If I came to Chaos to see any band, it was definitely Marked Men, and if there was anything that harshed my...

Liz Prince-Chaos in Tejas : Day 1

Chaos in Tejas : Day 1

Posted in Comics on July 5th, 2010

Day 1 of my trip to Austin for Chaos in Tejas I was expecting some good ol' fashioned Texas culture shock, but Austin is about as un-Texan as you can get and still be in the state. Now, those of you who know my musical tastes well will probably be surprised that I chose Chaos as the fest that...

Liz Prince-Lizapalooza


Posted in Comics on June 8th, 2010

This comic is my ultimate band fantasy boner; as someone who's never had any musical talent, I will often listen to my favorite bands and fantasize that I'm the one playing the songs. I can never settle on which instrument I think would be most fun to play, so I decided to give myself every role, and then I...

Liz Prince-My Exploding Heart

My Exploding Heart

Posted in Comics on May 10th, 2010

I apologize that this comic is not only very wordy, but is also kind of a bum-out. The Exploding Hearts are one of those bands that I can always come back to, and find something new to like about their music, so it is of course quite disheartening that they were cut down in their prime, with only 2...

Liz Prince-O, Spring!

O, Spring!

Posted in Comics on April 7th, 2010

Ok, so this comic doesn't have much to do with music, which is supposed to be the theme of these comics, but if you think about it, this poem is really more like an ode, and an ode is a lot like a hymn, and a hymn is just a song that's all religious or some shit; so in a...

Liz Prince-Cooking with the Methadones

Cooking with the Methadones

Posted in Comics on March 4th, 2010

This comic is a testament to all those times when a song is so awesome you have to stop what you're doing and rock out to the fullest, even at the expense of a home-cooked meal. If you don't own any Methadones albums, might I suggest you run out and purchase one? They're all great!

Liz Prince-Make Me A Mixtape

Make Me A Mixtape

Posted in Comics on February 2nd, 2010

I know valentine's day is kind of lame, but you'll have to indulge me, because it happens to fall around my boyfriend and I's anniversary, so I thought a comic version of a mixtape would be a fitting tribute to both events. Plus, there are TWO references to the The Promise Ring in this comic, so it's like you're...

Liz Prince-Comic about ipods

Comic about ipods

Posted in Comics on January 6th, 2010

Yes, I assign personalities to my portable electronic devices: you can tell I grew up on a steady rotation of "The Brave Little Toaster" and "Short Circuit". I would hand out a prize to anyone who can tell me the names of all the songs I referenced, but with the internet these days, it'd be way to easy to...

Liz Prince-Punk rock is ruining my teeth

Punk rock is ruining my teeth

Posted in Comics on December 6th, 2009

Maybe you didn't know, but punk rock music is as bad for your teeth as little debbie snack cakes and rock candy combined; I should now, considering I just spent the better part of my day waiting for my mouth to regain feeling after a procedure to fix the plane of my back teeth. I've all but rocked them right...