JEFBOT.29_Bad Uncleon January 30, 2008 at 12:01 am
Another strip, another family member. Meet my niece, Akira. This nickname was bestowed upon her many years ago, due to my being completely enamored of the groundbreaking Japanese animated movie, Akira, when I was a kid. Airica, my niece, was not as thrilled with the movie as I was during those times, perhaps because it contained excessive amounts of violence, gore, drug use, and a particularly disturbing near-rape scene. Perhaps it was also because she was six at the time. Anyway, that’s material for a future strip. The material in this strip is pretty much real. I like to think the scenarios I spun for her during her formative years gave her character and imagination, and because she later developed into a poet, I like to think I had a little something to do with that. Especially since her poetry is pretty dark. Maybe I can convince her to let me publish them here for you, someday.
I was listening to this week’s Webcomics Weekly podcast and was convinced by Brad Guigar of Evil Inc. fame to the importance of branding your work with a signature. As he puts it, it’s a way for an artist to step out and “take a bow.” So, if you noticed the sig, that’s the explanation.
Bravo, Jefbot!!! Another brilliant strip. Your niece looks stunning. My only issue with this strip is that it made me hungry for Chinese food. I’d even settle on a turtle filled egg roll. Yummy!!!!
I love how you just keep eating. Classic! Excellent, but then again you’re the best comic on the WWW!!! Rock on Jefbot… and don’t worry your niece will get over it.
Great Job! hahahahahaha. I love my shirt. 🙂 Bad Uncle!!! Years later, they came out with RICE MILK (I thought I knew the secret recipe), hundreds of people told me there are no turtle heads in egg rolls (liars, I wont touch them still) and I will be telling my children that the boogie man is a deformed, crazy-haired, anime character that uncle Jeff knows personally. Watch your back, uncle!
fantastic work, favorite person. you’re amazing. and i love the signature!
Uncle Jefbot!! Fun stuff! I feel for your niece!
You do realize that you’ll be having oodles of unsolicited requests to meet and date your cute niece, now that you’ve made her a public figure. How will you handle it? hahaha! I like the signature.
mc, thanks! turtle head egg rolls are the best.
funnyshaffer, wow, thanks for the huge compliment. and let’s hope this strip doesn’t open old wounds…
akira, …speaking of which, they’re healed, right? right!? heheh. thanks for being so cool with this, yo.
maia, thanks, my favorite person!
mary, she completely deserves your sympathy. gracias!
da heat, you speak the truth – i’ve already gotten a couple solicitations – and one from K-Bed, no less!!! now if you’ll excuse me, i’m gonna go lop off those monster hands of his…
your niece looks krazy…man
Love the strip, the new character and the sig! Can’t believe you were such a bad uncle! 🙂
JEFBOT comic strips have totally become my big highlight of the week. No kidding, I actually look forward to Wednesday’s for this very reason. The only problem is I just want more, more, MORE!!!
I’m with you, Jeff Payton.
And with Michael. HUNGRY for turtle-head egg rolls….
Great work, as usual, JefBot! 🙂 Yay!
Nice job dude! I love how you make yourself look younger than your niece 😉
I will refrain saying anything about said niece’s hotness as I can see you making the “face” already 🙂
Uncle Jefbot is mean. It’s hilarious when it’s not happening to you. This strip is a fave.
anonymous, krazy-AWESOME, you mean!!!
jAnonymous, bad-AWESOME, you mean!!!
jeff payton, *blush* thanks!!!
bon, well that makes three of us – i’m gonna go get crunching on turtle-head egg rolls immediately!
john, thanks, yep, that’s by design. and re: said “hotness” – i think in future strips akira shall be drawn wearing a burka.
lor, i’m happy it’s a fave! and yes, sometimes hilarity hurts.
Can I be her cartoon boyfriend?
timmay, only if i can drop a cartoon anvil on your head.
and revenge she will get………………Women never forget.
hi love your comic your art work is GRATE and very funny.
i love akira too its one of my favorite animes.
the dvd was most probably the best gift i ever got.
this is my favorite online comic and i WILL recommend it to all my friends.
thank you for bringing it to us.
Is Akira the daughter of Xinda or Lor? Cos the last panel makes me think ‘Xinda’ straight away…