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Jan 08

Jeffro’s “…Top 20 Albums of 2007” Part 4.

LCD Soundsystem’s “All My Friends” was definitely my anthem of 2007, particularly since it was my last year of college and I had to say farewell to a lot of good people. Likewise, I couldn’t stop listening to “New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down” while I visited NYC for the very first time.

Even though I hate writing and saying the name of Spoon’s latest album, I think “Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga” is a better record than “Gimme Fiction” — it’s just Spoon stripped down and doing whatever the hell they want since “Kill The Moonlight.”

Now I am the biggest, HUGEST, and possibly phattest Broken Social Scene fan, and even though it’s labeled as a solo album, it still sounds like Broken Social Scene. “Gang Bang Suicide,” for instance, reminds me of a male-version of “Anthems For A Seventeen Year-Old Girl.”

I first encountered Voxtrot in concert during a music festival, and I enjoyed both their music and energy. They just seem like a bunch of swell, down-to-earth fellows, and if I ever meet them in person, I’d love to buy them all a beer.

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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.

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Oct 06

Monster Mash.

Happy Halloween! Tomorrow, on actual Halloween, I’ll post another spook-tacular comic.In terms of updating on a regular basis, midterms are pretty much done, and I’ve almost recovered from the flu. In other words, with school and these mortal curses out of the way, I should be able to update regularly.

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Apr 06

Chris Develops a Backbone.


Chris’ character, since the beginning, has been pretty naive, passive, and spineless. In this comic, I wanted to give him a backbone, which proves that he has grown as a character.

Lizzy’s dance movements was challenging to draw, so I modelled her body structure after a few photographs of people dancing. How I love Flickr.

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Apr 06

Girl Gone Wild.


Drawing Lizzy dancing and Cailtin tackling Jeffro was a task, but I think the comic turned out pretty well.

Of course, drawing Jeffro getting beaten up and Lizzy in any situation is always fun.

Given the situation, I find it odd that the bar will allow a fight to occur and a girl to dance on top of their tables… but, then again, it is a campus bar…

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Nov 05

So, Like, How Did You Spend Your Thanksgiving?

It wasn’t hard trying to think of relatives of Kyle the Duck, which includes Scrooge McDuck, the Aflac Duck, and Buzz from the DI’s old (and best) comic strip, “Blue Rice.”

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Oct 05

Last Minute Costume Ideas 2.


I happen to be a huge fan of Rachel Ray and her Food Network show, “30 Minute Meals.” I thought including her would be a relatively obscure pop culture reference. Not many people watch the Food Network, but those people simply aren’t way awesome.

The image for “The Sorority Girl” costume comes from a horrible, horrible slasher flick/softcore porn entitled Delta Delta DIE! The basic premise is a bunch of sorority girls (and the house has only 5 girls) entice unwitting college guys into their house, kill them, and then bake them into bake-sale goods. Cannabilistic sorority girls — quite an original plot, I say. Yes, I own the DVD merely for the sake of subjecting my friends to a god-awful movie, and for $9.99 it’s worth it.

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Oct 05
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Sep 05

If AIM Profiles Ruled the World 2.


People really seemed to enjoy the whole “If AIM Profiles Ruled the World” comic from last year, so in honor of the internet-themed week of comics, here is the new “If AIM Profiles Ruled the World.”

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Aug 05

Incoming Freshmen.


This was published on the first Friday before the 2005 Fall Semester began, and I can assure you all the incoming students went out and partied that night.Oh freshmen…

Artistically speaking, I enjoyed drawing the leaves’ shadows on Nigel and Randy.


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