JEFBOT.358_Knabbedon August 10, 2011 at 2:10 am
After the events of this strip (especially that last panel), I think we can assume jefbot will discontinue thinking a poltergeist or wild animal was the culprit behind the attack from a couple strips back. Now if only bot could somehow get the Cornfather’s attention before he leaves…
Okay, just two strips into the new Monday-Wednesday-Friday schedule and I’m already getting winded. Wouldn’t you know it, as soon as I committed to this accelerated JEFbot output, work, social stuff, and Life in General kicked it up a notch or ten. If I can just keep up with the schedule this week, next week should be a breeze! (Assuming no new obstructive elements spontaneously appear between now and then, of course.) See you Friday!
Yikes! Never fun, having a friend doubt something like that…
Isn’t that the way life always works? The moment you change a routine, everything comes crashing down around you. 😉
after all the crazy that’s happened to jefbot (albeit when the Cornfather’s been very drunk or absent), you’d think his buddy would believe him by now, T!
and, yes: it’s cliche but true – when it rains it pours. also, Mombot’s been reminding me about Murphy’s Law.
and check it: the Shades of Firsting are yours to bear! wear them well, as these might just come in handy to let you know when your friends are telling the truth or not. well, maybe:
Funny how people manage to look past the crazy experiences and say ‘He can’t be right *this* time!’ Sigh…
That’s why I always try to maintain routines…changing things too much makes me crazy. And yet, I’m the one who’s planning a long road trip. Wheee?
And good; I’m decent at telling when people are being honest with me, but a little extra help never came amiss. 😉
attack of the were scarf ???
possibly, Haszak – we don’t quite know the full nature of the scarf, yet!
I think it’s time Bot dug out his ‘What the F&*k Was That?!’ gear 😛
HA! indeed, Kaze. this would’ve been the perfect mystery for the WTFWT team to solve! 😀
That scarf is EVIL!
well, consider the source, Insectoid! *cough*Xinda*cough*
i wonder if polter-hickeys come off with that “spoon” technique, Anime fan?
Acrylic yarn burns can be painful — or so I hear (cough).
I can’t wait to learn the Scarfinator’s agenda . . .
And I agree with Anime fan: Wild applause for “polter-hickeys”!
heheh. i won’t ask how you know so much about “acrylic yarn burns,” Sarah W. at least not in a public forum. 😉
yay for polter-hickeys!
Polter-hickey! Awesome! 😀 Tee hee
Sorry you are feeling swamped already. You can always go back to 2/wk if you need to. Don’t wipe yourself out or burn out on the strip. We want you to be able to keep doing it for a LONG time!
too bad polter-hickeys aren’t as fun to get as regular ones, shanna. 😉
and thanks for the support! hoping next week will go much more smoothly. this week’s just been crazy: a friend came in from out of town, we’re doing these huge, long meetings at work all week, and just random craziness keeps rearing its head. hopefully, i can catch up on stuff (like the Anniversary Contest!) this weekend.
Good Morning Boteers!
Polter-hickeys….Epic slice of WIN made entirely out of AWESOME!!!!!!
That cracked me right up. A six panel comic?! No wonder you’re getting winded Exhaulted One. I agree with Shanna. I’d rather have two comics a week then have you burnt out.
Comic is amazing as usual. And OMG CF is so brave! He looked in the closet AND under the bed?!?!?! But but but…What if the Kookoo had grabbed him?! OMG I still won’t sleep with the closet doors or any drawers open. How do you think my parents kept me form going into rooms I wasn’t allowed in as a kid? The kookoo is in there! (See Boogey Man) And that movie? Boogeyman? Yeah that messed me UP! And I LOVE scary movies.
Speaking of scary Movies…HEY BOT!!!! Did you ever watch your copy of Trick R Treat?
Guess who had strong sweet coffee this morning!!
i’m happy you liked starting off your day with polter-hickeys! heheh.
i probably could’ve just split this strip into two comics, but i’m kinda loving proceeding through the storyline at a quick pace! as i mentioned to shanna, above, next week should be better as far as my schedule goes, but if i start burning out, it’s good to know y’all will have my back!
not sure if the Cornfather’s so much “brave” as he is “not believing in bot’s story about being attacked.” he really just thinks bot’s being antisocial and trying to get out of the party. which, yes, would be pretty safe to assume. 🙂
the “kookoo”!? yikes! i’m already afraid of it and i don’t even know what it is. yes, will be googling it soon. at least during the daytime.
and no – i haven’t watched Trick R Treat, yet; probably just gonna wait ’til october to watch it now. i’ll letcha know when it happens!
LOL I’m not even sure if you will find the kookoo on Google! For all I know, it’s what my family made up and has used to scare the bajesus outta the kids for generations! It’s basically the Latin boogey man. Kinda like the Chupacabra…Which also scared the heck outta me.
hmm… you’re right – i couldn’t find much Googling “kookoo,” Pixie. i did see that “cuco” and “cuckoo” both translate to “boogeyman” or “persona imaginaria,” though. still scary.
Can you post your email JEFBOT? I would have to set up outlook to use your link
jefbot (at) monsteryou.com, ChaoX Gniktooferab. (nice name!)
Wait, what? Your crazy sister made the scarf?! OH SNAP! RUN BOT RUN!!!
when Xinda’s involved, that’s usually some good advice, TCG.
OH NO! The victim has been claimed for sacrifice to the evil woolen muffler. How will he be killed?
Tune in next time to find out
if jefbot gets sacrificed, who will take over the strip, DJ? the Angry Scarf?
Dun dun dun! If that scarf was made by your sister, you might be in more trouble than I thought… My advice, find the nearest pair of scissors and cut for your LIFE! Hilarious reaction in the last frame by the way!
thanks, FS! yep, Xinda did knit the Scarf, so jefbot should indeed be wary of it! well… kinda too late now, i suppose. 🙂
*squee! OMG Shaffer supplied the dramatic Music! I thought I was the only one who did that!
I also tend to insist on applause when i Tada myself into a room…even at work….And they do it.
Love the comic. Decided it was about time I post a comment and showered you with fan devotion in exchange for your hard work.
1) I understand that you “sketch” directly in Photoshop your stories (you said so some time ago, just don’t ask me where I read it, ok?)… how in the world can you sketch in Photoshop? Any tutorial you could kick me into so that I may know all your dirty little secrets? (I can’t draw even sticks figures for the life of me, but I love to know about art and have several biographies of artists for I love to learn how they do what they do. Artists are so interesting. Hope you don’t mind sharing some of your knowledge with a curious fan).
2) I read you got a Cintiq tablet… doesn’t it hurt the eyes to be drawing directly over a LCD monitor?! I read about eye strain somewhere caused by LCD monitors and I can just imagine the HURT that must be having to draw directly over one! Be honest, man. I can handle the painful truth! (A total lie, of course, but a dude can dream, right?)
Thanks in advance. Keep the wonderful work.
thanks for taking the time to leave a comment, Jcb!
1) generally, i make a “sketch” layer, use the “paintbrush” tool set to about 33-42% opacity, and start loosely drawing using my Cintiq. after that’s done, i make another “ink” layer, then use the pencil tool at 100% opacity to ink with tighter lines over that. after that, i make a “color” layer and color in the inks.
2) it’s probably not a good idea for me to be staring at a screen for sometimes 15 or so hours a day (i work with a computer at my day job, too), but i don’t generally get too much eye strain. most of the time, its my arms, back and neck that get sore. i really gotta start saving up for a full-time masseuse.
i get a lot of readers asking about my drawing techniques, so been thinking about filming the process and posting it to youtube or something. if it happens, i’ll be sure and blog about it. gracias for the interest!
On behalf of the Harem, Mancubs, Boteers and Newbots, let me say WELCOME! Nice to have you here and finally out of the shadows. We also have a Jefbot Fans page on Facebook if you’d like to join us.
*chants* one of us, one of us…*looks around* What?!
*takes up the chant* one of us! one of us!
One of us! One of us! One of us! One of us! One of us! One of us!
So angry…sooooo angry.
why so angry, Scarf? why so angry!!!?
Getting cornfather’s attention away from a party? You’re screwed dude. This is reminding me of that episode of Cowboy Bebop where a mutated something or other from the fridge starts attacking everyone…
I know how you feel, you start working on something to get more done, and stuff starts happening to prevent it. I was gonna go around the house cleaning things up today, and wouldn’t you know it a storm last night knocked down a tree. -_-
yeah, there’s no way the Cornfather could be convinced not to party, even if it’s to save his best bud from polter-hickeys, Descolada! 😉
and i love me some Cowboy Bebop. i should really set some time aside and watch that series again. did you hear a hollywood movie was in the works? with Keanu Reeves? i wonder if that’s still happening.
yikes! i hope everything’s okay with your house!
Wow, now you’re just showing off. Not only are you going MWF, but you’re doing the second one in two tiers just to rub it in our faces 😉
heheh. believe me, i didn’t want to be drawing a double decker for this one, Stan – i think i probably got to bed around 3:30am last night – it just kinda happened. you know how it is. 😛
No I don’t because we abandoned the whole “Sunday Strip” project long ago. Unless we get a bunch more folks visiting, commenting, and clamoring for its return, I fear we have no answer for your double decker treachery. Plus, I’m sleep-deprived enough as it is with a 16 month-old running my household.
it must come with the territory. i seriously don’t know any artists that aren’t sleep-deprived most of the time.
When Life gives you lemons, you don’t make lemon-aid! You force Life to take those lemons back, and ask, “WTF am I supposed to do with all these lemons?!?!”
but what if Life answers: “Make lemonade, dumb@$$!!!”
BTW…I have to say…LOVE the Avatar!!!! Ricardo Montalbaun was the MAN! And that is my favorite Star Trek movie! you rock my sox!
monday strip and now a wednesday strip..and the next one in friday… good luck with that.
aagh! don’t remind me, supersonic cucumber! i just finished this one and am already fretting about friday’s. blerg.
Well, it seems that jefbot will NOT be able to count on the help of Cornfather and the Power of Chub. Here’s hoping Cel makes an appearance (and with her blaster ready), or this may be the end of ‘bot…
Take care of yourself sir. Wouldn’t want you to burn yourself out.
it does seem that way, Maddgodd81 – and it’s too bad cuz the Power of Chub would come in very handy right about now! it does seem as if cel and her blaster are bot’s only hope at this point.
Kill it! – Not a safest thing to suggest in this situation.
true dat, Maryz! generally, bot’s not so bloodthirsty, but this thing has him seriously freaked out.
I was in a bad mood, then I saw this and wasn’t so mad any more. I still want to rip the face off of every last terrorist in Rainbow Six Vegas 2 more than usual, but I want to do it much less as compared to how much I did five minutes ago.
glad to hear that, Fijiman! if reading JEFbot made you feel even a little less bad-moody, then i feel it’s done its job for the day. 🙂
Why didn’t the SCARF attack the Cornfather?
Because CF didn’t drop it on an Alien Microorganism thus causing it to meld with said microorganism. At least that’s what i think anyway…
good guess, Pixie! but it’s less of a revenge thing than it is a functional thing.
there will be kind of an implied explanation for this in a future strip, pinkee!
Return of the Scarf… OF DOOM!!!
heh. there is indeed much DOOM in that Scarf, Sk1nn4h.
damn that scarf… makes Predator look like a wimp, he even outninja’s the ninjas
OMg I totally missed the extra days worth of comic!! and it’s a big one too!! Oh sheesh…work is really starting to miff me now, because it’s totally cutting into my web comic/video gaming time!! SHEESH!!
btw…while we’re on the subject, what happened to the FB post about “guess what happens next?” I thought my contribution was pretty awesome, and now it’s gone…and I has a sad…awww