JEFBOT.559_The Sleeper Awakenson October 22, 2013 at 10:49 pm
The sleeper awakens! And just in time, too, as it appears the Cave Rabbit could use some help attending to this unexpected “company” right about now.
Also wanted to say thanks for indulging me this tea-induced vision of the bot multiverse for the past few comics. bot’s mind trip will inform much of what’s to come in the near and far future of JEFbot!
Aaaaawww yeah son! Gotta wake up and bust some more ninja moves bot!
ha! we’ll see if bot has any moves other than what we’ve already seen, f_f!
and check you out – is this the start of a new run of Firstings? we shall see. regardless, congrats on achieving the Shades of Firsting again! wear them well – these will shield those tired eyes after doing some universe-hopping:
In one of the racoon universes I’ve already broken the firsting record again, damn you racoon universes!!!
Nice to see the old graphic style after your brief interlude of super artsiness 🙂
be careful in those raccoon universes, f_f – lots of tricksiness and tomfoolery there!
shouldn’t it be called the racooniverse?
sounds good to me, Dannykidd!
Wow all a dream!
or was it, Kris?
Is it weird that I think that mr.rabbit here should sound british here?
not weird at all, Balorth! he started out British in my head at the beginning but now he’s sounding more German.
If not Jefbot is doing some good mind traveling. Ala Jasper Fford.
i’m not very familiar with his work, Kris, but the next time i come across his stuff, i’ll check it out!
It’s really good the Tuesday Next series are all about fairy tale and nursery rhyme mysteries for adults. Really weird and good.
thanks for the tip, K – i’m always looking for more good stuff to read, watch and play! (even if i don’t always have the time to do any of that stuff.) 🙂
Lets hope Bot isnt gonna trip anymore, clumsiness is the last thing he needs.
Back to the normal drawing style!
yup! i’ll miss the more painterly style, but it’ll be good to be back to the “normal” stuff, DAS!
and, yes – let’s hope bot doesn’t trip over anything more than he already has. heheh.
it will be good?
it will be once i start drawing a strip 100% the “old” way, ROM! …which should be later today.
Oy! DAS! It’s CISV week! I wanna see your shirt!!! 😀
Oh right! Gonna try my best to remember this! If I forget yo.u can blame my procrastination skills
That’s the tumblr I run, so no excuses! hahaha #CISVweek woooooo!!!
Tagged the photo #cisvweek and #cisv, so you should find it. And postiing..
hahaha love it!
Nevermind, Oh I found your cisv t-shirt from honduras, so pretty!
Are you forsakenrandomness?
It feels weird to hear my webcomic username on tumblr…
hahaha yeah, I also help manage CISVlove. 90% of the shirts this week there are mine
Eep. 🙂 at least it was all in his head. And now I have the Gorillaz stuck in my head.
remains to be seen if it was all in his head or not, DJ! but yes, fortunately, he didn’t bring ALTbot back with him into the regular BOTiverse. 🙂
Well to quote Dumbledore “Of course it is happening inside your head, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?”
6 and 7.. am I just reading into it too much or are the Jefbots numbered?
nope, not reading too much into it at all, Alicia! 🙂
Does Alt-Jeff-bot have the scarf?
his scarf certainly looks familiar, Quickning! whether it’s the Angry Scarf remains to be seen.
I like how he wakes up and the panel rips. 😀
thanks, ROM! glad you dug it.
The Sleeper Awakens? Dune reference? Or is that just me?
Love the final panel breakage.
you got it Saeed – i can’t help but throw in a Dune reference every now and then. 😉
The question remains – was it just a dream or is there really another Bot in a parallel universe very close by? Close enough to perhaps come into play in the near future. I love the transition from one pane to the next as he wakes up. Very cool!
very good question, Shanna! the answer to which won’t be revealed for a while, yet, but you just might be on to something. 🙂
and i’m happy you liked the transition back to the “regular” universe!
Awww, it was a dream? How anti climatic, we were going to get to bond with the other jefbot. Ahh well, maybe we can find him another time 😀
Oh, yea, And jefbot. A simple word of advice, company doesn’t sound very good, pretend you went back to sleep 😛
believe me, this little detour could’ve gone on a lot longer, but this whole parallel universe drama could be a large storyline unto itself, HITD! i just wanted to give you guys a taste of what’s to come to flavor (and give clues!) to the nature of the present storyline. and, yep – maybe bot should just close his eyes or – better yet! – just down some more tea and go back to his visions before the “company” shows up!
I was hoping for a bit more of an ambiguity in the resolution of Alt-Bots existence.
PS: Please don’t make Jefbot a Junkie. Tea or any other kind. I have a few friends and few former housemates who were junkies. They are not as much fun to be around as they think they are.
since it appears you wanted more ambiguity while others wanted less, i think i hit a happy medium that was the target i was going for, Maryz. and no worries – bot won’t become a junkie anytime soon. i’ve managed to avoid (thankfully! knock wood!) drug addictions all my life while others i know haven’t been so lucky. and, yes – it’s not nearly as fun as some people and entertainment mediums make it out to be.
Is alt-Bot a vampire? Please tell me he doesn’t sparkle!
ha! it’s uncertain, Oz, but even if, in his universe, he is a vampire, i can pretty much assure you he doesn’t sparkle.
It’s cool to see the two different art styles right next to each other. I especially love the detail of the second panel breaking apart as a transition into the third panel. It amazes me how much detail you put into the artwork for this comic.
It would be amazing if you made some sort of video showing how you make this comic.
As for the storyline, I’m definitely excited to find out who this company is. 😀
i’ve long wanted to put together a vid showing my drawing process, Blunz, but just haven’t had the time to do it properly! i think i’ll have to invite a filmmaker buddy over to shoot and edit the whole thing for it to happen. i’ll let you know if it does. glad you’ve been digging the art!
as for the company – the next strip just went up!
Oh, man I…I actually feel a little spoiled now going back to the regular art style after the “Life, The BOTiverse and Everything” interlude.
Speaking of that, you told me The ‘bot From Another World had a stylized 7 on his hoodie…which in turn implies our ‘bot has a stylized 6 (I’d always assumed it was a “b” for ‘bot). 7 brings about WHOLE NEW IMPLICATIONS! Does that mean out ‘bot is ‘bot 6? If so, are we going to meet ‘bots 1-5? Is the fate of the multiverse at risk?!
See, this is the problem when you give me plot. Same thing happened when I watched Lost. And Eureka.
heh. i was happy to spoil you, JOE! that little interlude was a ton of fun to do.
and yep, that symbol on bot’s shirt and hoodie’s a stylized 6, so yes – it’s entirely possible that we’ve been viewing the adventures of bot 6! if that’s the case, then it’s also possible we could see bot 1-5 someday…
and always happy you’re looking so deeply into this comic! 😀
Watch it turn out to be one of the following: Cornfather, Cel, The Angry Scarf, or Xinda
or all 4, JGT! (kidding. check out the new strip.)
“The Sleeper Awakens”… This reminds me of the Warcraft III Druid of The Claw 😀
i loved me some Warcraft III, Sytnos, but the quote was more from Dune, with a little bit of H.G. Wells thrown in.
Whoa. I wonder what Antibot’s Cave Bunny looks like . . .
it’s possible we already know, Sarah W! O_O
What if its another dream? He’s just going deeper.
this is a possibility, javabeanjohnny! or maybe he’s just the dream of another dreamer? aaAAAaaagh!
I like the shatter effect that you used for being snapped back into reality.