JEFBOT.487_Reversal of Portionson January 15, 2013 at 6:17 pm
The return of Chubman & Scraw- umm, Scrawn & Chubman! If you aren’t familiar with jefbot and the Cornfather’s alter egos, have a look:
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And I believe the last time our dynamic duo went all Chubman & Scrawn was when the Cornfather moved out:
And of course, there’s the time jefbot went all Super Scrawn on us (before he lost his Angry Scarf, that is):
And then there’s the merch if you wield the Power of Chub or Scrawn yourself:
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Switching powers? What crazy antics could come from this! Tune in next time on The Chubman and Scrawn Show!
heh. the New Adventures of Chubman and Scrawn won’t go on for too much longer, GB, but i did think about an extended arc. maybe in the future!
as for now – you just achieved the Shades of Firsting! wear them well: these will either make people look lighter or heavier depending on which eye you look out of (they just look normal if you use both eyes.):
Woo! The wonderful shades of firsting! I’d like to thank the academy, my parents, Jefbot, Twitter, the person who invented sunglasses, and the person who first called them shades. Without you none of this would be possible! Thank you!
we like you, GB. we really, really like you! ;D
Man, I totally feel that pain. x_x But given the option between running and getting five hours of sleep instead of four…
Hellooo, snooze button~
choosing sleep is almost always the better option, Kate, even if it means gaining a few pounds. 😉
Yess! I’ve missed Scrawn and Chubbman! <3
..So close to the shades. :c
i must admit, even with their costumes swapped, it felt good to be drawing S&C again, Nat! (and good luck next time on the Shades!)
I was all set to come in here and mention (1) the chub/scrawn t-shirt designs don’t match from the preview image in the post vs. the shirts in the storefront and (2) that Cornfather just doesn’t look like he should be pulling off a spry pose like that in panel 3, but then I went back and looked at the previous appearances of Chubman & Scrawn and saw that you had them SWITCH POSITIONS in their second (2012) appearance…was this your way of foreshadowing the reversal?!
1) thanks for pointing that out, JOE! somehow, a pic of some old Chub & Scrawn shirts usurped the most current image of the tees available now. (well, the sizes that are left, at any rate.) fixed.
2) the Cornfather is surprisingly spry! (as opposed to his counterpart in real life who tore his achilles tendon when pivoting.)
as far as foreshadowing… uh, sure! yes! that’s what it was! 😉
Oh Chubman and Scrawn, how I have missed them so.
I need look into getting a power of chub shirt in the near future.
glad you missed ’em, 52pickup!
as far as the shirts go – there aren’t many sizes left. if i’m missing yours, let me know as i’m considering doing a reprint in the future.
In the original, I didn’t realize Bot was wearing a cape. I thought Cornfather was flying on a yellow surfboard, which I guess would make him the Slather Surfer. Or the Turf ‘n’ Surfer.
ha! looking back, i see what you’re seeing, E. A. Setser – glad the new pic clears that up. 🙂
Instead of “Freaky Friday” we have “Freaky Wednesday”.
we’ll see if their “freak”iness lasts, Rainey!
Red isnt really jefbots colour… Green looks good on him though. Not critisising, just one opinion of a thousand others in the infinity of cyberspace… Wow, that was pretty deep of me.
since it’s my favorite color, i’m glad you like bot in green, DAS! not sure the chub suits him, either.
That role reversal is happening with my best friend.. I kind of can get behind it as being awesome, but at 6’6 he still looks like he’s made of metal and robots are strong.. Sorry got distracted by an old snl sketch..
Seriously though its a very weird experience, actually right after I decided to start exercising all my other friends who were also large decided to do the same thing, it’s kind of been awesome. If you still want to lose those ten pounds I suggest 4 mile runs up hill almost everyday, treadmills make it easier for that type of thing.. It’s cold on the east coast so I only use treadmills right now, but if its warm there I suggest a mile on sand and a 2 on land
glad you can relate to the strip, Satoshieyes! funny, i think most of my friends have slowly gone over to the Chub Side. only a few of us have remained truly Scrawn. and if i could actually make it through your 4 mile routine, i’d lose those pounds in no time! right now i’ve been briskly walking 2 miles a day, and that has already started helping the weight come off. with any luck, i’ll build up to your regimen in the next month or so. 🙂
Would this sort of be like the time Winter Solider took over as Captain America? Or more like when the Fantastic Four switched powers in Rise of the Silver Surfer? Let the debate start now!
…or maybe when Nightwing took over for Batman, TPC!
I thought that too, but I’m more of a Marvel guy and besides, Batman totally got the idea from Captain America, amiright?
heh. i’m more a Marvel guy too, TPC, so: yes.
Good Morning BOTiverse! Now this really did make me LOL!
woo! thanks for the LOL, Pixie!
I know IRL Michael is looking great, but you can’t become his former size. Nooooooooooooooooo!
Sorry. I’m back now. 😉 I love the (lack of) fit of the costumes when the characters are reversed. Tee hee! 😀
heheh. if i do become the Cornfather’s former size, it won’t be by choice, Shanna! already started exercising more and eating less, so i should be back into fighting Scrawn shape soon. hopefully. 😀
and thanks for noticing the “lack of fit” details, since they were fun to put in.
… I dont think that amount weight change qualifies for reversal. Keep it up though mates!
indeed, Maryz! you’ll notice they don’t quite fit in each other’s swapped outfits! maybe in a few months, tho…
I would totally buy a Power of Scrawn shirt if I had money.
well, hopefully you’ll come into a lot of money soon, Fijiman! 😉
One can only hope.
Cornfather lost weight, Bot found it.
*sigh* so true, Trelior. hopefully, bot can “unfind” it soon!
Hmmm…return of scarf soon with the power of chub this time?
that would be awesome, GG11! and maybe someday we’ll see what the Power of Chub + Angry Scarf can create, but until bot finds his Scarf again, that scenario will remain a mystery.
oh no! that’s not good. The powers have been reversed but does this mean that they will lose their effectiveness?
that question will be answered in the very next strip, dj!
I have Stealth and invisibility from scrawn and magnetism and invulnerability of chub. what am I 🙁
hmmm… sounds like you’re some kind of Scrawn/Chub hybrid, jesternario! your powers must be vast.
I actually like the overall size positivity of Scrawn and Chubman, however their alter-egos feel about their bodies.
And I love that the Scrawn shirt goes up to a 4X, too. Because, really, it’s all in the ‘tude.
glad you like the positivity, Sarah W – i really didn’t want to make bot or the Cornfather dwell on their body images for very long. it just didn’t seem to fit their characters. they’re more interested in what they can do now that their shapes are a-changing!
Why is it when you start a diet that everything to see reminds you of dieting??? 😛
ah, so true, Bill Murphy. and the more i think about dieting, the more i want to break my diet. 😛
It’s always great to see the alter egos come out!
glad you like Chubman & Scrawn, Soul Man – even if their powers are reversed at the moment!
Awesome! I LOVE the last frame!