JEFBOT.506_Assessmenton March 29, 2013 at 12:06 am
I really wanted to leave the pokéboxers from the previous strip (JEFBOT.505_Secret Weapon) on bot’s weapon, but if you take a look back you’ll see that they surely flew off as soon as the arc and momentum of the katana ceased, unfortunately. Plus, the comical image might’ve taken away from the gravitas of today’s comic. I mean, bot could be in big trouble here if he doesn’t look over his shoulder, like, soon.
But, yeah, I was tempted.
Woo! Made it through week 1 of the new M-W-F updates and lived to tell the tale! I’m kinda diggin’ it. See you next Monday.
I wonder how many of these ‘bot can handle…
i think he’s about to find out, Insectoid!
and check you out: you just achieved the Shades of Firsting once again this month! wear them well – these illuminate just like the glow-y, mutated, horrifying eyes of the mystery creatures:
Anyway, my theory is that bot’s hamsters mutated and set out to get revenge on him for not giving them enough nuts.
so close, Shift! 😀
and it’s true that hamsters absolutely love nuts, so your revenge theory is sound, at least for one of the little critters – remember, only Musashi was abducted.
The monster glowing red looked like Abraxas, and the one behind Bot looks like Mushi (the hamster that disappeared? Is that the right name?) maybe they are fighting a battle of Good vs Evil. Not indicating that Abraxas is evil, the “hamster” looks pretty mean in the last panel.
good theories, DAS! whether they’re right or not will be revealed soon – like, next week, soon!
Too much suspense from a semi-auto-biography.
I think this will be good.
who knew the world would end in an “apossumlypse,” ROM!?
and, suspense! i’m just relating these events as they happened. 😉
Friday cliffhanger!! NOOOO!!!!!
BTW, I think you should have kept the Pokemon shorts but, you’re the artist.
at least we only have to wait ’til monday now, TPC!
and, yes – i miss the pokéshorts, too.
XD might be for the best… I don’t know what having too much superfluous underwear in a comic means, but in someone’s room it’s certainly dirty
Also, those critters are excelently designed, you have my ‘grats on them ^^
i think so, too, JR – one doesn’t want too much underwear in one’s comic. just enough to keep ’em wanting more. heheh.
and, thanks! glad you like the critters. 🙂
Gooooood Morning BOTiverse!
So today is my last day at my current job. Checkins may be a little more random and periodic til I figure out what the policy is at the new place.
So I send you all my love and hope your days are filled with laughter, happiness and cookies of DOOOOOOM til I return.
BOT behind yoU!!!!
morning, Pixie, and congrats on the new job! hopefully they won’t have their internets on lock down and will let you check in from time to time. wouldn’t be the same here without ya! sending love and cookies your way as well. xo!
Ack! More! Something tells me they won’t be as easy to knock out with his prop sword. I think he might need some help…
Congrats on the first week of MWF! And extra big and bold strips, too!
Any chance you are going to be at the Denver Comic Con this summer? It looks like it is going to be a good one!
I just saw your response on FB re the Denver Comic Con. Sorry to spam you in every way I knew how (with the exception of Twitter). We just wanted to get tickets, and I wasn’t sure if I should get ones for the full weekend or one day. We will probably just do one day since it isn’t likely you’ll be there. 🙁
yeah, i’m really bummed that i probably won’t do the Denver con. will mull this weekend and make a decision after that.
i think your intuition about this new critter’s right, Shanna! let’s hope bot has something else up his sleeve besides the pokéshorts. 🙂
and thanks for the congrats! was a challenging week, especially with the super-sized strips, but i do like being able to get these out to y’all faster.
Love the line work you did around the eyes in the first panel. I’m going to guess the first red one is the bad guy, and the second one is the good one… simply going by Tron colors scheme here.
Good job catching the Tron color schemes (which may or may not have been intentional). I didn’t catch that. Either you’re more observant than I am or my brain was too busy being reminded of the movie “Critters”.
ooh, Critters! i remember renting that on VHS when i was a kid, Rainey.
glad you liked the line work, Saeed! bot is stressed!
and the Tron colors are indeed, intentional, but there may be more to add to the palette, yet.
Swing that Bokken around!
hopefully bot will hear ya, MC!
Oh dear, now there’s a raccoon.
it’s fairly normal to see raccoons at my parents’ house, Fijiman, so it would make sense that they’d appear in JEFbot. we’ll see.
Though I’m sure that those raccoons never glowed in the dark as well as never appeared after a mutant alien possum thing appeared.
i can neither confirm nor deny this, Fijiman.
I notice that the creature crawling in the window has two eyes. Did the attacking creature have only one eye or were there two eyes with the pupils very close together. Or maybe both creatures have only one eye and each eye possibly has two pupils.
Gee, I find questioning alien anatomy to be both fun and nerve racking!
Oops, I guess I shouldn’t assume they’re aliens.
it’s a good assumption. you’ll find out soon.
i like that you made that distinction, Rainey! you’re right – this new creature does have two pupils as opposed to the first creature, which only had one. it’s not important to the storyline, but there is a reason for this. probably won’t be explained for a long while, though.
…sadly, I bothered fiddling with the levels AGAIN, even though I knew I wouldn’t find any hidden details.
ha! knowing that you might do that, i checked/enlarged the jpg too, JOE, just to make sure no details weren’t properly hidden. ;D
More crazy, murderous cyborg thingies!
Hmmm…if I remember correctly, wasn’t the Scarf made, well, semi-alive when it came in contact with alien particles or something? MY THEORY! It’s that alien species! Coming for it!
(Also, there were glowing eyes from ‘bot last strip. That’s something and I know it)
yep – the Angry Scarf became sentient when its fabric merged with some alien microbes (and some other stuff like Code Red Mtn Dew), GG! as for your theory: if it’s true, bot better figure something out fast, cuz he has no idea where the Scarf went after their last adventure together! and you’re right: bot’s eyes were, indeed, glowing last strip. you can still see the effects of that in the first panel of today’s strip, as well.
Where those… sensible questions? From ‘Bot?
I dont belive it.
But I do dig the broken background and defocused foreground.
believe, Maryz – those are the thoughts running through his brain at the moment between huffs! glad you dug the artwork, though.
Maybe these guys are what abducted Musashi. O.o
could be, Dj. next week we’ll find out! 😀
also just realized that the hoodie has the 6 on it 😛
yep! seems he was still “6” back when he wore those old clothes originally, dj. 🙂
There are always more!
true, Ozmandious. so true…
Alien Honey Badger cares quite a bit . . .
ha! love that rascally honey badger, Sarah W.
oh no its a Sneak attack be ready to take 1d4
bot’s ready to “roll” for sure, drakeye!
Well, the one coming through the window doesn’t give me the Futurama vibe since it has two eyes, but it still has Tron and Lilo and Stich vibes to it. Now hopefully Bot is smart enough to look around after realizing that there might be more.
Wait a minute, are these the aliens that we’ve seen before? Have they finally come out of their ship?
Also, I found out today that the Walmart near my apartment sells Dublin Dr Pepper since we’re in the extremely limited range in which it can be sold. (Well, it doesn’t say Dublin on the bottle anymore, but it’s basically the same thing, right?) When I saw it the Dr. Pepper comics from last year came to mind. Anyways, if you want I can ship a pack to you so you can have the wonderful taste again. I honestly feel sorry that you can’t buy it where you live anymore.
we’ll see if bot’s too concentrated and/or freaked out by the possum-thing to notice, GB! let’s hope he’s on his toes. and it remains to be seen whether or not those things are the aliens are not…
ooh, Dublin Dr. Pepper! thanks for the offer, but i’m trying to cut down drinking sugary stuff and i know if you sent me some of that i’d drink it right down. i’m sure if i happen to see it in my local supermarket i wouldn’t be able to resist, however. thanks for letting me know it’s out there!
Guys? Whatever happened to Cel?
a lot of people are wondering this, Jimmy Nguyen, and i think y’all will be happy that this storyline will eventually answer that very question!
So, Bot, did you happen to catch the movie Attack the Block? Because I swear it starts out almost exactly like this….
i haven’t seen it, but i’ve wanted to for a while, SSM. now i can’t wait to see it!!
Anyone wonder if this is connected to the UFO’s that crashed the last time we saw Cel.
some have wondered this, Knight. it’s a good theory!