Guest Strip_Kevin Freeman & Stan Yan of SubCultureon June 5, 2009 at 12:01 am
It’s a STRIP SWAP Friday as the creators of SubCulture and I take a turn writing and drawing each other’s webcomic for a day! Now that you’ve seen their awesome take on JEFbot, go see what I’ve done on SubCulture by clicking here!
Today’s strip is the first JEFbot guest strip I’ve ever run, and it couldn’t have been done by a pair of cooler guys than Kevin Freeman and Stan Yan from the funny and insightful SubCulture webcomic. I have a lot of love for Kevin and Stan – they were among the first of my webcomic peers I would call “friends” and, as you can see from their comic, we share a lot of the same sensibilities. That Kevin has called SubCulture and JEFbot “sister strips” is something I can wholeheartedly agree with, so if you aren’t already familiar with their strip, go check it out, bookmark it, and read through the archives! Kevin’s a writer with a great gift for dialogue and setting up laugh-out-loud comedic situations (especially if you’ve got a geeky sensibility) and Stan always amazes with his fluid lines and perfect expressions (look for the many hilarious little details he tucks away in many a drawing, too). In fact, if reading through their 150+ strips (yep, our respective webcomics have amassed nearly the same amount of strips!) isn’t enough SubCulture for ya, you can buy their trade paperback (check out my review) by clicking here.
Today’s strip-swap won’t be the last time you’ll see the three of us plotting together, either; we’ve talked about doing something a little more ambitious in the future. Personally, I’d love to see what happens when the cast of JEFbot meets the cast of SubCulture to see the kind of craziness that would ensue, so when the three of us can work a schedule out, I have a feeling we can create something seriously cool together.
Lastly, the whole reason today’s swapping came about was because Kevin needed some time to get acquainted to his new role as daddy! Yep, he and his wife had a baby boy, Carter Michael Freeman, a couple of months ago, so Stan and he have been running guest strips while Kevin gets acclimated to his new life (literally). I’m honored they even found the time to do a guest strip for me, truly. So while you’re over there checking out SubCulture, make sure you congratulate the new mom and dad on their first baby!
Hahaha this was absolutely adorable, witty and awesome all rolled up into one! I love how they captured you in all your Jefbot glory, but also maintained a shout out for their strip! I think it’s safe to say that even though Jefbot had a bad encounter with Abraxas sleepily draped around his shoulders, that was the best way the little guy could be an accessory! (hey he made a friend out of the deal!) Awesome job on the strip guys! *two very enthusiastic thumbs up*
This was a lot of fun, Jeff, and Stan and I are definitely looking forward to it again. I hope your regulars like our take on your characters!
Absolutely! I tried drawing ‘bot more like Jeff looks in person, hence his hairstyle being somewhat toned down.
I love the guest strip format! Really fun to see another great artist’s take on Jefbot.
Very cool to see a different take! He nailed your sister too! Rock on Stan and Jefbot!
I did no such thing to Xinda. So, if she’s pregnant, it’s not mine!
Ha! Great swap, bot. I love the look. And I also love how your shirt reads “Subculture.” 😉 I also really like the strip you did for them. It’s great to see artists collaborate like this. Way to go, guys!
Great work, Stan & Kevin! I love Abraxas snoozin’ away on Jeff’s head.
XD pretty good.
man-purse? run abraxas run……………….!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
thanks Kevin & Stan for this awesome guest strip! i love what you guys did with jefbot, Xinda and Abraxas, and from the looks of these comments, the JEFbot readership did, too. 😀
Ditto here. Again, I can’t say enough about your renditions of our characters, not to mention your hilarious storyline!
Pfff, abraxas can just hide in his pant leg, or his shirt sleeve, and ATTACK WITHOUT WARNING!!!
Come on, we all know that Abraxas is wearing him.
aw man I can’t see it =(
I love your storyline, always original!! 😉