JEFBOT.573_The Christmas Bat VII_part 1on December 25, 2014 at 4:03 pm
Hey, BOTpeeps! It’s been far too long since The Christmas Bat has taken flight, so I wanted to surprise you faithful readers that are still checking on this website with a little gift for the holiday season. Writing and drawing The Bat again has scratched an itch that’s been neglected a long time, and while I still haven’t found a steady job yet, I’ve been able to stay afloat with the help of my family and picking up semi-regular freelance jobs here and there. I’d love to fill you in on some of the other, potentially exciting, things I’ve been doing with my time as well, but that’s for another blog post.
I also wanted to say a big, big THANK YOU for all the support you awesome readers have continued to show me here on the site, via social media and email, even after a year without comics! I’ve missed being a part of the JEFbot community every single day and I hope to be making more comics again soon. I also hope you all have the Happiest of Holidays and the Best 2015 possible! And, now: sit back, relax and enjoy this new chapter in The Christmas Bat saga!
For previous tales of The Christmas Bat, check out these links:
Omg it lives! Always nice to see your comic come back even if sporadically
Hope you’re having an excellent holiday and may this year bring you success, adventure and much more Jefbot!
woo! it feels great to be back, flame_fingers! hope you and yours have an excellent holiday and new year, too!
okay, it’s been so long, i’ve forgotten how to do this, but i’ll try: you’ve just achieved the Shades of Firsting! and… wait, this is continuing a string from a YEAR AGO! wow. you totally deserve, like, the Shades Prime or something, F_F!!! but the 5X Shades will have to do for now. wear them well – these will make you smell like peppermint even after two weeks with no shower:
😎 😎 😎 😎 😎
No matter how much I must wait, I shall strive to keep this streak alive 😀
HA! strive on, f_f!
YOU LIVE! this is highly impressive!
awww, thanks HitS! feels good to be among the living again. 😀
Wow love the elf. Good to see new work. Happy New Year!
Happy New Year back atcha, Kris! glad you like the new stuff!
It lives 😀 I hope everyone had a great Christmas and ita awesomd to see you back jefbot.
thanks, Balorth! hope you and yours had a great Christmas, too!
<3 Welcome back Jeff!
I'm liking where this is going, what with hammerswinging and doorbreaking
You can't go wrong with that!
glad you’re digging it so far, ROM! yep, destruction with hammers is always a good time! 😀
Huzzah! I was so excited to see this scrolling across my RSS toolbar. So glad to see you back and putting out new work, even if we only get you for a few updates.
wooHOO! happy you’re enjoying the new stuff, Nuurgle! with some luck, i’ll be able to update on occasion even after this tale concludes. 🙂
Holy cats and bats! You’re alive!! Welcome back.
alive and kicking, Insectoid! happy to see you back here!
YEEEEESSS THANK YOU THIS WAS THE BEST SURPRISE EVER!
also yay rhyming
good luck on the jo b hunt, even if the market is pretty much in the toilet
WOOOOOO! happy you were surprised, DAS/TheFlamingonator! heheh. and thanks for the luck – i can always use more!
Woot, was just checking to see if some sort of Christmas miracle happened. Hehe, awesome.
ha! i’m glad you checked in, Meepo! thanks for the “awesome”! 😀
Best Christmas present EVER! Thanks jefbot 🙂
awww. you all showing up’s the best Christmas present i could wish for, Fenmere! 😀
HOORAY, JEFBOT’S BACK!!!!! 😀
WOOHOOOOO! happy to see you back here too, Insane Kitsune! 😀
I knew you were alive but I’m happy to see an update. 🙂 hope you had a great Christmas ‘bot.
christmas was great, DJ, thanks! hope yours was, too, and have a happy new year!!!
Oh, yay! So good to see the Bat back, and you as well, my dear! You’ve been sorely missed. <3
aww, thanks, Tiana! i missed being here!
Wow! Nice to see you’re alive! Hope your Holidays are going well. My only Festivus grievance would be that there hasn’t been enough JefBot in my life of late, but now I guess that’s solved…for the moment…
yep! alive and somewhat kicking, reynard61! holidays have been going great so far, hope yours have been going well, too! and i hear your grievance – if you don’t get way more JEFbot this year, we’ll have to sort our grievances with some Feats of Strength next year. happy festivus!!!
Hmmm. Not sure how I’d fare in Feats of Strength. Maybe we could put that Aluminum Pole to good use? *saunters off to look for appropriate dance music…* 😉
ooh, DANCE OFF! i’m ready, r61!!!
Yay! It is so nice to see you back in the game! Thanks for the fantastic Christmas gift. Peppermint Elf’s eye are cool, and I like the peppermit accents on his clothes. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and that the coming new year treats you well.
it feels awesome to be back in the game, emikae! you and the rest of the gang being here is a great gift for me, too. glad you like the Peppermint Elf – enjoy him while he lasts! heheh. merry christmas and a happy new year back atcha!
Woohoo – Christmas Bat story. Welcome back!
WOOOOO! thanks for the warm welcome back, RL! it feels good for me – and The Bat – to be back! 😀
Awesome comic man. I just stumbled pon it yesterday and read it through. Story has been amazing so far. Can’t wait for more. Instant bookmark.
thanks for the bookmark and reading through the whole strip, Clouffie! i’m hoping to have much more JEFbot adventures in the new year! 😀
Umm…I’m trying to think of a way to say “holy crap, I legitimately can’t believe you’re back!” that doesn’t sound kinda rude, but…holy crap, I legitimately can’t believe you’re back!
Great to see you back in the funnypages game, ‘bot, hope you stick around for a while!
HA! no worries JOE, i can’t believe i’m back either! heheh. but it does feel goooOOod. i’ll definitely be sticking around for a while, even if the comics only appear sporadically. 🙂
Have a good New Year’s Eve and a Happy New Year.
you too, Kris!
Love this!!! He’s so cute, karaoke was fun! Let’s try to do it more than once a year.
absolutely, Natbot! i’m always down for some karaoke. sorry the selection wasn’t as great this year; next time we’ll get better stuff going.
Whaaaaat???? How did I miss the Christmas bat??? Kasia pulled out our Christmas Bat ornament when we were decorating the tree and said “Oh, he belongs toward the top of the tree. It’s tradidtion.” I’m happy to know that he lives on in more than just our hearts. 🙂