23
Jul 07

The Beginning of a Goodbye.


 

Part 6 of the “Occupational Hazards” Story Arc.

 

You know you can’t have a good and proper storyline without some sort of complication between the main character and his love interest. So there; some idea where this arc is heading.

20
Jul 07

The Footlong As A Euphemism.

 

Part 5 of the “Occupational Hazards” Story Arc.

 

Likewise, it’s been awhile since Duder made a formal appearance in the comic (although his Harem did appear sometime in early February). Plus, it was kind of hard to make Subway sandwiches even remotely sexual, but I feel I accomplished it here.

19
Jul 07

Sandwiches.

 

Part 4 of the “Occupational Hazards” Story Arc.

 

Being poor sucks, but what’s more blowful is having really over-protective parents. I remember back in high school, when I’d simply go out to Steak n’ Shake with my friends, my dad would warn me not “to do the ‘X'” (as in “ecstasy”) as he saw the dangers of teen drug abuse on 20/20. Furthermore, back in my younger, fashion-forward college freshman days, I’d wear a sweat-wristband, in which my dad warned, “kids wear those things to say, ‘Hey, I’m available for sex’!” Or so says Barbara Walters.

18
Jul 07

Fatty Fat Fat Fat.

 

Part 3 of the “Occupational Hazards” Story Arc.

 

A little bit more information on Lizzy’s personal life. Actually, it’s been quite some time since Chris’ unattainable love interest made an appearance in the comic. As for Jared’s cameo, doesn’t he look rubber-faced even after losing all that weight?

One more thing: for all you web-savvy people out there, there is an RSS feed for the comic. You can either find it on the menu to the left or simply click here.

16
Jul 07

Occupational Hazards.

 

Part 1 of the “Occupational Hazards” Story Arc.

 

Yes, I am going to draw comics full-time again now that I no longer have to worry about school (although finding a real, professional job may take some importance — but not really). As such, this entire storyline revolves around the search, the discovery, and the trials of working. The arc will tie up some loose ends from other arcs, create new plot threads, bring back some old characters, and introduce new ones. I have a lot in store for this comic, so be prepared… or afraid…. well, whatever emotion comes naturally to you.

And Happy Birthday to TWLSB Friend, Tom and fellow cartoonist, Marty. May old age bring wisdom and happiness to your remaining years.

18
Oct 06

Love is in the Air.

The thrilling conclusion, kinda! More characters, more questions, and more lovesick drama with a mix o’ humour!

I really enjoyed drawing this comic, although inking everything was a bitch — especially when my hand and arm were a little shakey after drinking a lot of caffeine (damn your delicious addictiveness, Full Throttle!). The guns, in particular, were really fun to draw just because drawing firearms asserts my masculine and violent side.

Other small details:

  • The boarded up hole in the guys’ apartment is a result of a giant, toaster-headed robot breaking through the wall.
  • The “Doran” sound in the fourth panel is a tribute to fellow cartoonist, Pat Doran.
  • Both Kyle and reincarnated ZCC are visible in Chris’s photo, indicating that Chris and Lizzy have retained their friendship after “The Rules of Attraction” Storyline (in which Lizzy hardly makes an appearance after its conclusion).
  • There is a Broken Social Scene poster on Chris’s wall. I am seeing them tomorrow, and I am very excited.
  • I just started watching “Veronica Mars.” Damn you Christina and Shane!
  • Though I do want to slowly ease myself out of the usual college humor of my older comics, it’s obvious that all events still take place at my University, U of I.
  • Random, non-linear comics starting Friday (minus Randy of course), so stay tuned!
  • 12
    Jul 06

    Hiatus Daze #3.

    Whatever did happen to Jimmy?

    19
    May 06

    Teaser.


    Ah, but it’s definitely not the end! April Fools… in May!

    This is simply a teaser of things to come, and I feel by revealing Caitlin as Lizzy’s roommate will only brew trouble for everyone. As you can see, not only does she lie to Lizzy, but Caitlin also set her up with Duder! It’s fun to make a character so deliciously evil.

    What are Caitlin’s intentions and is everyone who comes in contact with her an unwilling pawn in her diabolical game of backgammon?

    12
    May 06

    Goodnight, Goodnight (Just a Dream).


    I admit the dialogue was inspired by the last episode of “Cowboy Bebop.”

    Indie Rawk Jeffro’s Indie Rawk Blog has been updated, so check it out. And let’s not forget this.

    10
    May 06

    Every Kiss Begins with *Yurk*!


    Let’s ruin a beautiful moment.

    Call it karma for Chris setting Lizzy on fire in the “Frat Party” storyline. And honestly, if this ever happened to you, do tell!

    Oh yes… help get Sausage-Fest.com more traffic: the good people at College Humor have a link-swap program; the more people click this link, the higher the possibility new visitors will come to this page. Click! Click! Clique!

    
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