The Dealio and The Scenarioon January 10, 2014 at 2:24 pm
In case you were thinking it: No, I absolutely have not abandoned JEFbot! Here’s the dealio: Many of you know that I’ve been working on JEFbot full-time now since losing my office job in October of 2012. And I’ve loved it. Loved being my own boss. Loved being able to work on a comic strip for 20 hours straight. Loved finally getting to a storyline I’ve been putting off for years. Loved being able to focus on my art and writing. Loved being able to hang with readers. Loved all that and more. BUT. While I’ve loved all of these things, unfortunately, a webcomic artist doesn’t pay a whole lot for most of us out there, and it kinda kills one’s creative drive when one’s worrying about how to pay the next month’s bills, as I’m sure many of you can attest. And while I’ve been actively looking for a job since November 2012, I’ve been putting that search into overdrive for the past month or so, which is biting into my writing/drawing time for JEFbot; every time I sit down at my computer, I’m searching job boards, or updating my LinkedIn account, or modifying my resume, or hitting the pavement to see what the local situation is. Needless to say, it’s been very time consuming and not very fruitful.
So what does this mean? Well, now that you’ve read my sob story, this means I’ll continue to write and draw the adventures of bot when I can, but I can’t commit to a regular schedule right now. Hopefully, I can average at least one strip a week, possibly more, depending on what’s going on that week. In addition, The BOTshop will stay open and I’ll continue to fulfill orders. And as far as comic conventions go, I’m still doing ’em (meeting BOTpeeps at the BOTbooth is one of my favorite things about having this comic) though I may have to limit the number I attend; I’ll make sure and update the site with up-to-date info as we approach this year’s convention season. Oh, and the first comic going up should be next week and it’ll be another episode of The Christmas Bat, so TCB fans, don’t fret. No doubt it’s late, but I always enjoy stretching the holiday season a bit and hope you won’t mind. It’s short and sweet and will give me a bit more time to mentally regroup before heading into the final act of bot and Mu’s quest!
I wanted to write this to let you faithful readers know that I haven’t abandoned you, either. As an avid webcomic reader myself, I know all too well the sting of getting involved in a strip only to be abandoned midway through a storyline, or worse, just having a webcomic site disappear altogether with no explanation whatsoever. So, just to be clear – that’s not what’s happening here. With any luck, I’ll find work that lets me do both my new job and JEFbot, and with even more luck, I’ll find a job that gets me into an animation studio like Cartoon Network, Dreamworks or Disney, which is the big goal for me this year. It’s actually because of JEFbot that I have connections in a few of these studios and I’m hoping I can lean on these to help get my foot in the door. Whatever happens, though, I won’t abandon this comic. I’ll keep it going until it comes to a conclusion or I’ve said all I can say with it and it’s time to move on. But that time hasn’t arrived yet – not even close.
Finally, big apologies for not communicating with you all to let you know what’s been going on over the past few weeks. That’s too long to go without updating and I feel bad about it. In the future, even if I don’t have a comic up, I’ll keep the blog updated every week or so, so you don’t think I’ve dropped off the planet. You BOTreaders have kept me going over the past year – while much of my income came from severance and unemployment insurance in 2013, many of you supported me by buying merch at conventions and through The BOTshop, which really helped keep me afloat. And the encouragement and excitement for JEFbot over the past several months via email, twitter and comments on the site, have kept my creative juices flowing and it’s very much appreciated. I’m sure I would have lost sanity months (actually, years) ago if I didn’t have JEFbot to work on and you guys supporting me, so a big thank you to all who have made writing and drawing JEFbot so much fun.
So that’s the dealio. Now I’m ready for the new year! Hope you’re all having a fantastic 2014 so far and are excited for some Christmas Bat next week!
Oh, and as an update on my previous blog post, I was able to get my old comics packed up and shipped in time! Just barely, though. In fact, it made a few holiday BOTshop orders go out a bit late, but they’ve all been fulfilled and should be in everybody’s hot little hands by now. And those new Grimwald tees took a LOOONG time to make. Way harder and more time-consuming than I had predicted but they were well worth the effort as they came out great! In fact, it’s one of my favorite JEFbot tees to date, so I was happy to see it become my largest pre-order ever. If you want one, there are some left, but they’re going quickly. At last look, all the S, XL and 2XL sizes have sold out, with only the M, L and 3XL sizes still in stock. I’m still debating whether to make these a limited run or not. I kind of like the thought of doing small runs of new designs throughout the year, and keeping them limited to mostly pre-orders. Let me know what you think by leaving me a comment, email or tweet, and BIG thanks to everyone who made this shirt such a success!
You gotta feed yourself before feeding us bot!
I wish tons of success and great things come for you this year, this is one of my favorite comics and the only one in which I’ve become a regular poster so I’m really glad to hear you want to keep it alive no matter what.
You might want to check out http://www.patreon.com
The guys over at Blind Ferret have been posting about it and it seems lole a good way to get funding for the comic and a good way for us readers to give back to the artists
Keep up the great work!!!
thanks for the tips and support, f_f! i’ll definitely check out patreon.com. also, it warms my heart and stimulates my gray matter hearing JEFbot’s one of your favorite comics. and seeing as how you’re so adept at Firstings, i’m surprised this is the only comic you post regularly on. 😀
and thanks again for picking up the Grimwald tee! i hope you enjoy it and think of jefbot and his crew every time you wear it.
It’s currently stuck in Miami due to bad weather but as soon as I have it my hands I shall proudly post it 🙂
that little package is getting around, f_f! 😀
It did, and made me so happy when it finally arrived 😀
Whuffff… glad to hear you’re still out there. There have been so many strips that have just either faded out or poofed altogether that I have a browser bookmark folder marked “Dormant/Slow Updating”. So you KNOW what some of us were thinking. But hey, because life ‘n’ shit.
Hang in there, I am TOTALLY with you. I am about to jack out of the NYC region and move my graphic design studio to ANOTHER STATE, since I’ll slowly go bankrupt if I stay here. It’s kind of hard to stay compeititve and pay the bills when your competition is 34,342 kids willing to be UNPAID INTERNS. Holy frak, yo.
Every once in a while I toy with the idea of a tossing up a webcomic… then repeatedly SLAM MY FACE INTO A WALL till I come to my gorram senses…
All love, man. Hang in there.
yup, still out here hangin’ on, SamuraiArtGuy! hopefully i’ll pull in a steady income again soon so i can start updating again on a regular schedule.
and i hear ya on the difficulties of graphic design – that used to be my bread ‘n butter but yes, now everyone with a computer and a graphics program thinks they’re a graphic designer. same thing happened to me with web design. and while i believe you should put up your webcomic if you have an idea you’re passionate about, i suggest you put it out as a hobby first and then see where it goes. …although slamming my face into a wall sometimes seems like the best course of action, too. heheh.
thanks for the love.
Hey good to hear from you again trust that your ducks will all get in a row. Thank you for the update.
still workin’ to get those ducks in that row, Kris! hopefully i’ll have something good to report soon.
I’ll be sending you positive Cartoon Network/Disney/Dreamwork vibes till I hear you’ve got a job with one of them. You will be fabulous at that! How cool will it be to be able to see a movie or cartoon you have worked on animating. I’m all excited just thinking about it!!! I’ll miss getting to see the strip update 2 or 3 times a week while you are job hunting, and maybe even after you land one, but I can certainly understand you needing to get back into something more permanent/full time/serious – none of those is really what I’m trying to say – than just a webcomic. Even if it is the best webcomic out there!
I just so happen to be wearing my new Grimwald/Mu/Bot shirt at the moment. I love it! 🙂 It is one of my favorite Bot t’s too.
Wishing you the best year ever! And I can’t wait for TCB to make his annual appearance.
yes! i need those vibes, Shanna! i’ll let you know if i make any progress towards that outcome. it would be very cool if/when i get into one of those studios; i’m workin’ to make that happen! and thanks for the support for JEFBOT. i love it and love doin’ it so it’ll keep going, even if it’s being paused a bit longer than i’d like.
and: WOOOooOOO!!! it makes me happy knowing you’re wearing your new tee! glad it’s one of your faves. 😀
thanks for the wish. i, too, hope that 2014’s the best year ever. although it has started rocky, it definitely has the potential to go where i haven’t even thought possible! fingers crossed. (and, yes – new TCB soon! i gotta get it out while it’s still january.)
Fingers crossed for the animation studios job offers.
PS: Sanity is overrated.
thanks for those crossed fingers, Maryz. it’s a difficult industry to get into, but the cool thing is, is that working on JEFbot all these years has given me a portfolio i can hand out to potential employers! let’s hope it takes me all the way.
PS: i fluctuate between thinking sanity’s overrated or underrated. although i’m not sure i even know what sanity/insanity is at this point.
How dare you not take every waking moment to give us a free comic that we pay nothing to read! How dare you Jeff, how dare you! *Evil eye*
(Do I need to tell you I’m kidding and good luck on the job search?)
HA! i’ll try and get back into the JEFbot sweatshop makin’ comics as soon as i’m able, TPC! been working on it a bit here and there when time allows so hopefully i’ll get a new one up soon. 🙂
thanks for the luck! i need all i can get.
Well at least your not dead. Hope you can find something and get back into the swing of things soon.
Ah crap, I misspelled Gmail in my email address. Still wish you the best Jeff.
it’s much appreciated, Fiji!
yep, not dead, so things are looking up, Fijiman! been sending out tons of resumes/portfolios every day so hopefully something will turn up soon!
Thanks for the update bot! Nice to hear from you and wishing you the best of luck at finding a job. Sending you super mega positive vibes from almost the other side of the world, and keeping my fingers crossed.
I love your comics, they’re one of the many things that keep my spirit up through everyday life. Sadly I’m still a bit too young to buy merch, but I’m giving you my support and I can wait as long as it may take for the new comic. Don’t stress yourself out over us, concentrate on getting a job and stuff.
*positive vibes*, DAS!
OOOOH! “super mega positive vibes” is EXACTLY what i need, DAS! i’m finding the job market a pretty tough nut to crack (at least for the careers i’m looking to get into) so i can definitely use those vibes.
and it’s really awesome to hear how much you dig JEFbot and that you’ll be sticking around for the next update. i know this delay while i’m job hunting is going to cost me readers so hearing that kind of loyalty really lifts my spirits. like you said, though – i’ll try not to stress out about it, and will definitely put as much effort as possible into getting a new job so i can get back here as quickly as possible! 😀
update: still patient and sending you more super cool positive vibes *throws confetti into the air* im not gonna let it go that easily.
hows the job search going? any luck?
thanks, DAS, the job hunt is going okay, not great, but i have gotten close on a couple really awesome ones! thanks for the super cool positive vibes and confetti – they’re always welcome and needed!!!
<3 we love you jefbot. we know you wouldn't abandon us 😀
aWWWww… as always, thanks for the love and support, dj. i definitely won’t abandon you all. 😀
You better not skip out on #ECCC I’m totally taking work off to go. I just applied to my dream job I hope I get it. 🙂
i hope you get your dream job, too, dj! let us know how it goes.
and – unless i get a job between now and then that won’t let me take time off to do ECCC – my plans to be there are still in full effect! can’t wait to FINALLY meet up. 😀
I can fully relate to unemployment sapping the creative flow. Aside from a brief temp-to-hire(-to-nevermind-we-can’t-hire-you-no-matter-what) job, I was jobless from Thanksgiving 2012 to May 2013. — Side story, my boss laid me off via personal email on Thanksgiving Day — Some people, non-artists mostly, might think this opens up a lot of time to work on my writing.
By the time I was done scouring the internet for jobs, applying to every relevant one I found, and getting a big pile of no responses to previous applications, I felt too useless to put anything on paper. So yeah, definitely understand the dilemma here. Best of luck to ya.
sounds like you know exactly what i’m going through, E. A. Setser – as soon as i sit down to write or draw my mind can’t help but think about bills and rent and ways i can apply for jobs, or scouring sites to see if new ones have popped up. sucks. definitely not a good breeding ground for creativity. glad to hear you were able to find your way out of joblessness, even if getting laid off on thanksgiving was a crap move by your former boss. thanks for the luck!
Just so you know, if you establish yourself in a well-known film/animation studio, I’m totally name-dropping you. I’m working on the second of seven novels that are begging for screen adaptations. 😉
heheh. yes, should i get a job in that field, feel free to name drop at will!
Hey, no worries, ‘bot. The Post-Christmas Christmas Bat comics are almost a tradition at this point (kinda like the Simpsons Halloween specials airing in November). Also, I’ll have you know you’re one of about 3 webcomics I still read after losing the Google Reader, so clearly you’re doing something right.
Good luck and godspeed on the Cartoon Network/Dreamworks/Disney goals this year (though you can bet your Axis-of-Evil-made-flesh, Scrawn-powered ass I may turn around and use you as a connection at some point down the road).
ha! it’s true – i can’t seem to get a Christmas Bat story completed (or out, at this point) before the actual date! i should’ve made him the Easter Bat, methinks. heheh.
and thanks for sticking around during this time of flux. always feels good to hear that many of you guys are as invested in this comic as i am. 😀
also, thanks for the luck – i’ll definitely need it to get into one of those animation houses. i need to at least get my toe into one of those places, if not my whole foot! something tells me i’ll need to rely on connections and favors to make that happen so you can bet i’ll be paying that forward if i’m able to get in.
Phew, glad you are still with us. I hadn’t realised it was over a year since you lost your job. It will have been tough but thanks for sticking with us. Good fortune – 2014 sounds a lucky number to me!
yeah, hard to believe it’s been over a year for me, too, RL! time just zipped by. i think 2014 sounds pretty lucky, too. let’s hope we’re right! 🙂
You need to look after yourself first, and if that means slowing down the comic to get that dream animation job, then so be it. It’s a very tough balancing act, and I understand what it’s like to debate if job hunting should take priority over drawing on certain days of the week or not.
I’m sure in time everything will work itself out.
Good luck, Jeff.
thanks for the understanding (and luck!), Saeed – i know you’ve had to perform that balancing act yourself, so you know where i’m coming from. everything will definitely work itself out, i just wish it’d work itself out faster! 🙂
Too bad you’re not looking for a gig at Microsoft. 🙂
1997 was like that for me as a writer… tens of thousands of online readers, my name in People magazine, and yet struggling to pay rent. But it worked out. I got a good contract gig at the start of 1998, a good perm job 6 weeks later, then 6 months later I got offered a dream job. And none of it would have happened without the struggling in 1997.
Keep faith in your talent and worth, my friend. Good things will happen for you.
at this point, i’m looking for a job everywhere, GB! heheh. thanks for the awesome personal anecdote – i definitely think all these years of working on JEFbot will help me out in the long run. heck, all my connections have been made because of this strip, so hopefully it’ll lead to bigger and better things. that you eventually got your dream job gives me hope and strength! 😀
Most of the creative roles are in Redmond/Seattle and would require a relocation. I figured you’d want to stay in L.A. I grew up in L.A. and coming up here was a difficult adjustment. Plus, I wasn’t pursuing an acting career.
If you’re open to moving to the soggy north, shoot me an email and I’ll get you into the Microsoft HR system with my recommendation.
that’s awesome, GB – thanks! yes, for now i plan to stay in L.A. but who knows; i still haven’t found a job and i do love the northwest, so if things get dire, you may just get a call from me lookin’ for that recommendation!
As an aspiring webcomic artist, I can feel your frustration with not being able to update as often as you’d like. I’m struggling with “Reaper’s Legacy” myself between my two jobs. I used to just do one panel comics but now I have to draw characters from different viewing angles and different distances, get scaling right and add appropriate details to every character so that it’s easy to tell my characters apart. I’m also working with making my strip more readable. In the last strip, one of my characters wore a watch and it dawned on me that I’m also going to have to worry about who’s right handed and who’s left handed.
i hear ya, Rainey – sometimes i bemoan the fact that i’ve made the world and characters of JEFbot too detailed! when i see strips that the artist can zip out in a couple of hours because they used a simpler style i get jealous. then again, i think some readers like JEFbot because of the art style so i suppose i shouldn’t bemoan too much. good luck with RL! 😀
JeffBOT, there are many of us that love your comic. This also means we love and respect you and your efforts. This ALSO means that we respect your need to pay for a roof over your head and food on your plate 🙂 You MUST do what you need to do for yourself first. If you can make time for the comic, excellent! If you can’t, nobody that you need to worry about will blame you.
thanks for putting it that way, LOTW – having a roof and food is definitely a plus, and making comics is hard when worrying about those things. hopefully i’ll find a job soon so i can stop worrying and get back to making JEFbot. 🙂
Better keep ECCC as one of those conventions. This break of jeffbot will give me time to catch up 🙂
i still plan to attend ECCC, Kendra, and unless i get an awesome job that won’t give me that time off, i’ll be there and hope to see you!
20 straight hours!? Ho man. I’m all caught up and ready for the next strip!
It was great seeing you New Years, I was so bummed I was dragged off before singing my heart out. We’ll have to do it soon though! (:
hoping to get the next strip out soon, Nat! just been CRAZY BUSY trying to find a job! and great seeing you, too. once again, karaoke went ’til nearly sun-up. was sad you weren’t there to duet on some of the more angsty tracks. ;D
GOMEN! I am SO SO SORRY! I haven’t visited in ages, and I apologize for that! The current storyline is still incredible, and I love that JB taught Grimwald to play Magic. I myself haven’t played in forever (since like 4E), but I do miss it. I miss playing Pathfinder even more. I can’t find anyone in my area who plays. Thank Elune for World of Warcraft. I really need to keep up, though I also like to have a lot to read in one go…I’ll make do. Until next time BOT-Peeps!
good to see you, KB! i, too, haven’t played MtG in ages (well, i’ve dabbled a little bit with the iPad version, which is pretty cool) as most of my friends have moved on from it, as well. i also haven’t logged back into WOW in ages! i fear that if i reactivated my account, neither JEFbot nor my job-seeking would progress much. 🙂
My Fridays are functional! Come back sooon!
i hope to, ROM! i definitely hope to.
Hi Jeff hope you had a good new year. I am another who wants to see you at ECCC, but know if you get hired by one of your job choices you’ll do whatever they want. Have a good weekend.
i’m trying my best to be at ECCC, Kris! even at job interviews, i’m asking to have that time off (which may not be the best way to procure a job) so i can be there. *fingers super-crossed*!
Well, kudos on lasting this long on your current update schedule, and YES you’ve discovered the problem with doing what we do… I’m surprised it took you so long. Once a week is certainly an accomplishment in and of itself, so whatever you decide to do, I commend you.
heh. thanks, Stan! i remember being so bummed when SubCulture went on permanent hiatus. hopefully i can get back to updating JEFbot regularly once i find a job.
Hey Jeff, just want to make sure you weren’t dead or something.
not dead, Fijiman! but yeah, dormant as far as JEFbot’s concerned. hope to be back making comics soon, though!
Good to hear! SO does everything seem to be stabilizing on your end?
in some ways yes, in other ways no, but i’m holding out hope things will stabilize soon, Fijiman!
PLEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSSEEEEEEEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASE PLEEZE UPLOAD TOMORROW FOR MY B-DAY!!!
awwww. sorry i couldn’t update, loudwhisper, but i hope you had an AWESOME BIRFDAY!!!
You know I’m over here holding my breath for the next installment, and this shade of blue (with tinges of black) is not especially attractive, outside of the undead culture! 😉
I understand life happens, and know I’ll still be here when you get things back in track. (Looking forward to new stuff to buy, too!)
heheh. sorry, P-C! hope you were able to get another breath in before turning a deeper shade of black and blue! thanks so much for letting me know you’ll still be here when things get back on track. (oh! and i should have new merch, soon – more on that in a blog post coming soon!) thanks, man.
awww you didnt upload… Yet. if not tomarrow, then :'(
many apologies, lw – hope you still had a great bday, tho!
Hey! Still here! I hope that everything is going okay. I hope to see an update soon, and if not I will come harass you at ECCC and not bring you any cookies. Speaking of cookies, which kind do you like more, Chocolate chip, peanut butter (with a reeses cup or a hersheys kiss), peanut butter oatmeal, ginger, or walnut-coconut-cornflake-oatmeal (we call them rooster cookies at work)? Good luck, we’re pulling for you.
COOKIES!!! hmm… i love all the cookies you mentioned and fluctuate between which ones i like more on an hourly basis but i’ll go out on a limb and say i’ll be in a peanut butter/reese’s cup kinda mood by the time ECCC rolls around. thanks, hope to see you there!
actually, now those walnut-coconut-cornflake-oatmeal cookies are sounding pretty darn good. hmmm…
They’re both good cookies. Although, my favorite are the peanut butter with the reeses. It’s good to see that you’re still around. I hope that the job hunting front goes well and that you get a call back soon.
Mom and I picked up our EEEC tickets last weekend, so barring hospitilization, we’ll be there!
I could you some ‘bot before my final examinations. 😀
sorry, ROM! how’d those exams go???
It is a sign!
Anywho, good luck on your jobfinding, and make sure you don’t forget how you planned out the storyline 2 months ago.
I still have faith in your return! 😀
I. Live again. All hail Britannia!
hail Britannia, Anime fan!
Apologies for the absence, my computer warned me of a virus lurking in your site. But, such is the price of decent entertainment.
hmmm. i’ll have to look into that. thanks for the heads up!
It is with much regret that I delete the bookmark to this site. I followed it all the way to the end, but with no update in 3 months, I believe Jeffbot to be a dead site. I will probably check back in 6 months or so… but I won’t be checking regularly anymore. I hope you are doing well and will come back soon.
Think I have to agree – sad 🙁
not you, too, Rod Lane! well, like i said to sensoh8su, i can’t blame you guys for bailing. but please check back in a month or two – i haven’t abandoned this comic (or you loyal readers) yet and hopefully soon things will be in a place (i.e. i’ll be employed with money coming in) where i can focus back on JEFbot!
i can’t blame you, sensoh8su – not having new content for you guys has been killing me and i know it’s costing me readers, even longtime readers like you and Rod Lane, which is heartbreaking! but the longer i go without employment, the harder it is to update. BUT! the site isn’t dead, it’s just kinda undead, lumbering along lifelessly. when i get a new job i hope to bring it back so i hope you do check back in 6 months (or sooner!) with any luck there will be new comics for you to read.
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I’LL TRY, DUKE! I’M WAITING TO HEAR BACK ON A JOB AND IF I GET IT, I SHOULD BE BACK TO UPDATING! THANKS FOR THE LOUD ENTHUSIASM!
LOUD ENTHUSIASM IS THE BEST KIND!
Glad you’re ok keeping fingers crossed on the job front TTFN
my fingers are still crossed, Kris! (along with all my toes!)
No need to reply to this necessarily, bot — just checking in to see how you’re doing. I see your comment to Duke up there, exciting news! I’ll just keep randomly checking the site for updates. We’re rooting for you.
thanks for the rooting, Taed! i need all the roots i can get!
See – I am too loyal not to check back! Truly, best of luck with the jobs. Can’t believe any employer would not jump at the chance to give a job to such a talented young man as you! (no irony, honest 😉 ).
Are you applying for employment outside your normal sphere? It has always been said that it is easier to get a job when you are already employed i.e. employers look more favourably on people who are in employment. Not that that helps very much but if it means taking a job which is not your perfect choice but gets you back into work, that is a good option. Sorry if this seems rather patronising but there is not much more I can do from here in the UK!
wooHOOO! thanks for checking back, Rod Lane; i woulda been sad to lose you. and thanks for the enthusiasm and kind words for my job search – once i get in the door, i think i make a pretty good impression, it’s just getting in that door that’s proven to be the challenging part! and, yeah, at this point, i’m definitely applying outside my sphere, and am having a bit of luck with that. we’ll see where it goes. 🙂
Just keep your spirits up – it must be real difficult at times, but all will work out at some point. Soon, hopefully!!
Ok, this is just ridiculous. I do understand that you’re looking for a job and all that jazz… but months without writing anything to let us know if you’re even alive is just plain RUDE. I don’t care who I anger with my comments but is the truth.
I will try to understand that the whole no-job means no-comic which in my opinion makes NO SENSE. You could have made at least a couple of pages in 2 weeks timeline. And getting your head all the time in the job-hunting can drive anyone nuts. The comic should have been a way to release stress… but let’s just assume that your stress won’t allow you to work on the comic. Ok. I can take that.
But the last time you wrote anything was in January. A couple of updates on the “blog” would have been more than welcome and something you could have done. I can’t take RUDE and I will not. I’ll send all my good wishes your way, but is time to let this ship sink to the bottom of the sea. Hopefully you’ll update the blog so that the remaining fans can at least know you’re alive.
thanks for the pep talk, MBE.
Just got my ECCC badge in the mail and had to come check and make sure you’re still planning to be there. It looks like you’re on track to make the trip, so I hope things go well enough to get you back comic-ing soon!
yep! am on my way as i type this, Nuurgle. (in portland at the moment.) see you there!
I’ve read JefBOT for a while now. I just rarely comment, on any webcomic really. I wanted to thank you for the time you take to come back and check the comment thread. A lot of authors don’t check, or atleast don’t post, after the hiatis update. Thanks for checking in and keeping us posted. Please make like a kitten poster and hang in there. I’ll be praying for you.
thanks, J_J! yes, i still constantly look at the comments and reply when i can. hopefully i’ll be able to post more blogs and/or post some comics soon! am definitely hangin’ in there like a kitten poster!
Hi Jeff, Just wanted to let you know how much I’m missing the strip and regular interactions with you. I’m still sending you positive job vibes in the hopes that you will be self-sustaining again soon and also be able to come back to the strip. We NEED to know where this story arc ends! 😀 ♥
(I don’t know if that will make a <3 on this site, but my fingers are crossed that it will.)
thanks for all your positive vibes, Shanna – they totally help me keep going!!! definitely hoping to achieve self-sustaining soon so i can get back to writing and drawing. am definitely itching to do more comics!!! and, hey – i don’t remember seeing that little heart in the comments before. guess your <3 worked!
hoping to sweep away those crickets soon, Duke! keep the faith!
Are you hiding in the dark too? its been quite a while, would be nice if there was a secondary update, especially one that tells of major successes! Keep going, OF COURSE! But after a certain period of time, it would be nice for there to be another update on what’s happening.
heheh. i’m trying hard to come back into the light, HITD! just posted a long-overdue update about ECCC and will try to get a more in-depth one up after i get back from seattle!
Greetings and salutations on this St Patrick’s day. I hope you’re enjoying a good pub crawl and thinking about the next update! 🙂
thanks for the st. patrick’s day wishes, Karen! mine was pretty low key, but i think i had at least a beer or two. just posted a new update, but expect more soon!
not yet, Duke! there’s still a pulse. it’s weak, but it’s still there!
I noticed a little somethin’-somethin’ coming this winter on your IMDB page. So congratulations on that much!
ooh, i’ll have to go check that out, E. A. Setser! i’m not even sure what that could be! heheh.
I’m not sure which scenario is funnier. You getting an acting gig and not knowing about it or not knowing which one it is.
Just checking in. Hope the job search is coming along and youll have good news to report soon.
i don’t have anything to report on the job front yet, but hopefully i’ll have good news, soon! thanks for checking in, GB!