JEFBOT.553_Further Down the Rabbit Holeon August 30, 2013 at 2:49 am
Let’s hope jefbot can hold onto his sanity as his mind journeys further down the rabbit hole.
Speaking of trips, I’ll be signing books and selling BOTmerch at the Salt Lake Comic Con in Utah next week from September 5-7! Unfortunately, this means there probably won’t be any new strips until the following week as I’ll be getting the BOTbooth ready and traveling leading up to the convention, but if I have any free time before then, I’ll try and get a comic up. But, hey, I’ll be posting pics and updates before/during/after the con, so you can check that stuff out here or on my Twitter feed all next week. It’s my first time at this one and I’m pretty excited so if you’re in the neighborhood, come on by and say hi! I’ll have some exclusive BOTtons for you BOTreaders of course, while supplies last. Here are the details:
Salt Lake Comic Con • September 5-7
Salt Palace Convention Center
100 SW Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84070
“Ohh Myy” indeed, Balorth!
and check you out – you just achieved the Shades of Firsting! wear ’em well: these will help you keep your cool when looking up at colossal cave rabbits:
Alice? Hatter? Is that you?
Gorgeous, if slightly ominous artwork, Jeff!
(invisible shades of seconding?)
let’s hope bot’s in no danger of getting his head lopped off, Sarah W! and thanks for the kind words about the artwork. 🙂
the Inviso Shades of Seconding are yours:
Ooooo. Makes me thing of when Haru went to the land of cats in The Cat Returns. They didnt get bigger, she got smaller.
unsurprisingly – since i’m a fan of pretty much everything Ghibli – i love that movie, DJ!
It’s my favorite but no one else seems to care for it :/
yeah, people seem to overlook that one, but it’s pretty great.
When did I start following my Jefbot link to Tripp comic… Oh. Bot! I told you to not drink tea from strangers!
“do not drink tea from strangers” are pretty good words to live by, Anime fan. 🙂
When that stranger drinks the same tea, you know (or at least suspect) it won’t kill you. You just don’t know if they are addicted themselves.
true that, DS.
Holy crap! I’m going to be leaving SLC that weekend (vacationing in Yellowstone and just flying out of SLC) and going to miss you 🙁
Also, I figured I’d share a quick travel story from my trip out here. I was wearing my brand new All Dysfunctions Normal shirt at the airport coming out here and had a guy ask where I got it. I gave him your website and he said he’d grab one, so hopefully that sale went through 😉
awww, darn, Nuurgle. at least Yellowstone’s beautiful and a worthy place to visit when not attending comic cons!
and big thanks for pimping the BOTmerch for me! i did just get a new order for an ADN shirt so perhaps that was him. 😀
I’ve been to Yellowstone and it’s worth the trip. You might want to check out the 45th Parallel while you are there. A natural hot springs joins the Boulder river there. The Boulder is freezing cold ice melt from a glacier. A long time ago people built a rubble wall around that area and it’s now a huge outdoor Hot Tub. Very popular with the locals. Be sure to take bathing suits, It hasn’t been clothing optional since the Parks department put a road through right next to it.
sounds cool! i’ll have to check this out the next time i’m there, DS. (with bathing suit, of course.) 🙂
When I first pulled up the comic, I saw the spoiler of a COLOSSAL ACID TRIP CAVE BUNNY and all I could say was “ohh, sweet merciful crap!”
Now that I’ve read the comic? Still my first reaction.
Also…is the bit of landscape we see around…Trip Rabbit (remember, trips are for ‘bots! [sorry, but I hesitate to still refer to him as The Mother Mu at this weirdass juncture]) foreshadowing for his story?
I feel like one of those ‘net nerds whenever a new poster for the Sam Raimi Spider-Man movies would come out…they’d always obsess over jpeg artifacts in Spidey’s lenses, trying to glean a hint at who the villain would be.
Was that a Trix cereal reference in your comment?
Yes. Yes it was.
it’s too bad i can’t make the reveals for the comic panels “clickable,” JOE! but glad you still got that initial reaction after reading through it.
as for the landscape of the “Trips” Rabbit (heheh) it doesn’t necessarily reveal any foreshadowing, but i do tend to put little details like that in the strip, so scrutiny is welcomed!
Distant realities and odd universes? I’m guessing this strip is now going to play with not only Jefbot’s perceptions of reality but ours as well.
yup, yup! and that fluid reality will be reflected in the artwork too, Rainey.
Hmm…now I’m wondering if this tale is going to have some of the same themes as my long-abandoned webcomic. The second year (which never happened) was going to have a whole multiverse concept laid out, complete with mysterious recurring characters and some sort of “multiverse nexus” idea.
sounds cool, JOE! and now i’m curious: why did you abandon your webcomic?
I’m…really lazy. Also, for some reason I didn’t believe in a buffer so it was always “ah crap, it’s 8:00! There’s supposed to be a new comic up in four hours and I got nothing!”
The no-buffer thing also included scripts, so it was really a year-long experiment in spontaneity.
i feel ya on the buffer, JOE – i could probably count the number of times i’ve actually had the queue filled with an upcoming comic or two on one hand. sometimes i think it’s a benefit to the strip – especially with one-off, joke-y comics vs. storyline comics – as you have to come up with a joke, then execute it immediately without overthinking it. then again, some comics need a little more time to bake. it’s definitely a balancing act.
*It would seem Your mind is not your own, jefbot.* – Telepathy. I knew it!
Insanity does not count as explanation for this quote, after all, *All dysfunctions normal.*
heheh. true that!
your theory’s possible, Maryz, but the voice could also be talking about the influence of the tea.
Or there’s the distinct (yet narrow) chance that Trips Rabbit is a Robert Palmer fan…
if female rabbits in body-hugging black dresses appear behind “Trips” and start dancing, we’ll know for sure, JOE.
I saw this show once. It was on Acid meets LSD theater. Veeery retro!
bot does like retro, Oz! (but maybe not in this way.) 🙂
RUN, It’s rabzilla… Ok, that sounded way better in my head (like everything else). First of all, where can i get that tea. Second, this is looking to be a long trip…
i’ll try and take the short way through those “odd universes and distant realities,” Graypatch! but by the end of it, we’ll all understand the world bot lives in a little better.
and then eat your mind…did I forget to mention that?
eep! let’s hope there will be no mind-eating in bot’s future, theBean!
This is quite an interesting turn of events in the story line. This is crazier than the scarf indecent.
indeed, PJ! bot’s world is a very strange (yet fun and fantastical!) place to live. oh, and did i mention “extremely dangerous”? 😉
Is that the Dagobah cage Bot wandered into?!?!?! I hope Bot has his katana so he can cut that rabbit’s head off!!!!
it could be, Coolhand! of course, we know if bot cuts off the rabbit’s head, he’ll only see his own face reflected back at him!
Oh a new art style! It’s really taking us readers into a whole new world with Jefbot. This storyline seriously gets better with each update. So psyched to find out a little more background on what’s been happening with the ham-hams.
big thanks, Rebecca! while i’ll be using this art style sparingly throughout bot’s altered state (it would take way too long to do all strips like this) i will be playing with the form a bit for this part of the storyline, so i’m happy you like it! 😀
Oh my god, the artwork! Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god! I’m loving this! 😀
I can’t wait to hear the bunny’s story. Though, I have a feeling this isn’t going to be much of a fairytale.
thanks for the enthusiastic comment, Blunz! and, yeah – your suspicions about the nature of the bunny’s story are correct: it ain’t gonna be no fairytale. 😉
I dont even know anymore TAT.
Whats going on?!
all will be revealed soon, DAS. hang in there!
Curiouser and curiouser!
i’m happy to have piqued your curiosity, Insectoid!
Yay! Story time!
woo! story time’s always a fun time, Fijiman. let’s hope bot thinks so, too.
Yeah, but where’s Cel? 🙂
hopefully bot’ll find out if he makes it through the rabbit hole, GB! 🙂
Ok, that panel on the right is creeping me out some. Hopefully this trip into wonderland isn’t going to be like American McGee’s Alice. o_o
ha! i promise no American McGee will seep into this part of the storyline, GardeBlaze.
Poor cave bunny he looks like a much loved stuffed toy his beat up eye and ear makes me want to love him and fix his ear. Hope Jefbot doesn’t lose himself. Have fun at Salt Lake Comic Con!
heh. you’re right, Kris – he does kinda look like a giant sock puppet bunny from bot’s perspective.
TRRRIPPY TELEPORTIN TEA TIME
“trrrippy” & “teleportin” is the best tea time there is, ROM!
Draw faster. I gotta see where this goes! 🙂
ha! i’m drawin’ as fast as i can, Marvin! (well, i will be as soon as i make it home from Salt Lake City.) 🙂
Wow, Sir Cottonbottom is looking mighty cool in that last pic. And something tells me Jefbot won’t take tea lightly in the future after this episode!
Have fun in Salt Lake, and I hope you have a great Con!
I think that’s the Cave Rabbit thing…?
methinks you’re right, ROM!
true that, Shanna – i think bot’s gonna stay away from strange teas for good if he makes it out of this one!
yes! hoping the con goes well! just made it to Salt Lake City tonight so i’ll be setting up the booth tomorrow. fingers crossed!
Ummm, as a soon to be pharmacist, I have to point out that hallucinogens are NOT legal ingredients for tea, not even with a prescription. Mr. Cave Rabbit, I’m gonna hafta bring the DEA DOWN on your drug-dealing, cotton-soft tookus.
ha! just don’t tell him that to his face, Bender_Sastre! and with your pharmacist credentials, maybe you can instruct him on brewing a decent tea with safer side effects. 😉
I think, perhaps, that even the suggestion his tea has hallucinogens in it, would cause Jefbot to start tripping.
heh. it’s possible, bbullock – bot does have a vivid imagination!
Is he still alive?:O Been over 2 weeks…
just barely alive, Jontish! fighting some con-SARS, but new strip soon. see my post about my whereabouts, here.
Why….why isn’t the comic updating?
oh god, please don’t die.
i’m still alive, The duke!!! just recovering from the Rose City Comic Con. new strips next tuesday!
I’m going through Jefbot goodness withdrawls!
awww, sorry ’bout that, Wahpedal! i’ll be working on new strips this weekend and plan for their release starting next tuesday. 🙂
Come back to us Jeffbot!
i’m back, PJ Day! …but need some recovery time after the near back-to-back conventions. new comics next week!