Hey everybody! I hope y'all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I have a lot to be thankful for this year, as usual! I have so many tremendous friends who support me in my various pursuits including the 180 fans of Jelly and Toast!
After working in the coffee industry for a bit, I have put down the bar towel in exchange for the keys to my truck. I am starting a motorcycle towing business out here in Seattle. So if your bike breaks down, I come and pick it up. As far as I could tell, there wasn't a good option in Seattle besides a big tow truck that is more suited to cars. I'm hoping that I'll become the "friend with a truck" for those who do not have a friend with a truck.
Anyway, I've been busy setting that up, but now, I am just pretending to be busy setting that up, when it's pretty much ready to go. I just don't know what else to do while I'm waiting for the phone to ring. So, I've got some work to do working on what to work on working on, but I'm gonna make Jelly and Toast a definite part of what I do. Now I just have to prove it to my fans. Right!
Hello friends. I know it's been a long time, and it might be another long time after today, but I still think of you. Out there. Reading my strip. Thinking about it. Or not. I just want you to know. I want you. To want. Me.
Whew! Pretty sporadic these days, eh folks? Sorry about that. The winter's coming on here in Seattle which will hopefully lead to more postings. This is for a deck of cards that's being produced by the Friends of the Nib which is a group of artists , mostly cartoonists and illustrators specifically, that I get together with every so often. I'm not sure when the cards are being produced, but I actually got the art in by the deadline, which I am patting myself on the back for. If you see me, you can give me a pat on the back too! Or a scratch. I like the back scratch. Thanks for looking!
I just got back from SF. I can't believe how much hotter it is here in Seattle! I love San Francisco and When I return to visit I always consider moving back. This cartoon was actually drawn when I visited after first moving to Seattle. Times are a lot better now, but I still miss San Francisco and I love to visit the city and the wonderful friends I made while living and visiting there.
The way I see it, San Francisco is like a European country. Everyone's cooler, everything's expensive and sometimes I fool myself into thinking that I belong there. I don't feel comfortable being myself in such a cool city! Everyone looks so cool all the time! I will always love San Francisco and the people there whom I have come to know. I'm at home in Seattle, where I can wear a fleece jacket without feeling like a tourist. I feel like I have found my place here among several great friends. It's too bad none of my San Francisco friends ever visit! Thanks for looking everybody!
OK. I'm in San Francisco on a borrowed computer posting a grainy picture from my phone. This is supposed to work so I don't 'need' to get an iPhone. Because if I had one of those, it might be too easy to update the site while away. I'm trying! Thanks for looking and thanks to those who made this birthday the bestest ever!
*Ok, now back from San Fran and I posted a freshly scanned one for 'ya. Could anyone read that one I posted from my phone? I didn't think so!
Hey all you wonderful fans out there! I have some questions. Would you come to a party in Seattle this Friday from 8-10 ish up on Capitol Hill? I'm trying to gauge if my notice is too short before I put my money down on a venue. Jelly doughnuts and toast will be provided and beer and wine as well as the best coffee in town will be available. You in? If there's someway you could RSVP on Facebook or via e mail at email@example.com that would be great. Hopefully I'll know whether or not it's on by tomorrow. Also, If you could't make it this week, would you actually come if it was next month? Or would our fan roster triumph mean nothing to you after moving on to review Kristen Kerrs IMDB options?
Also, you are supposedly able to leave a comment on here without signing up for anything. Is this working? You used to need a Blogger or Gmail account, but I tried to open it up a little.
So I got up before my alarm this morning. It's even weirder when you consider that my alarm was set for 5:15 AM! I don't know how it happened, but I got a comic done before work! It's just the internet wasn't working, so I'm just posting it now. Thanks for looking!
Hey y'all. I've been busy with some things (planning a J & T celebration being one of them) and I'm off schedule again, so today I bring you a random sketchbook sketch from the early 2000's. More comics to come! Thanks for looking!
Here we go! We are in a new place with all of our fans and about 100 people looking at the site each day! I'm feeling good, which is a new thing for me and J & T are going to come along for the ride. Here's to our new place! Stolat! That a salutation or 'cheers' from Poland which means one hundred years. Thanks for looking!
We did it! I haven't checked this morning, but when I looked on Saturday, it was 150 to 149 Jelly and Toast! Thanks for everyone who helped make it happen and thanks for coming back to have a look at the strip. I am planning celebration party, so keep an eye out for those details.
Today I am posting the first Jelly and Toast comic I ever made! Their first performance was in a character animation assignment when I was in art school and I'm pretty sure there are no records remaining of that conversation. This is from a sketch book I was filling up when I lived in San Francisco. Probably around 2002/3. The conversation is moderated by a tooth character who (obviously) didn't last. Maybe mr tooth will come back someday! Thanks again and again for all of your support and encouragement. It has helped me to continue the comic as much as Jelly wanted to shut it down! Believe in your ideas and support your friends!
What a week! As you can see, the strip is changing as I go through some transformations myself. I've been wondering how it is to be just discovering the strip. Is knowledge of the J & T relationship key to understanding the current comics? Hmmm... I am wondering. Well, I don't know where we're going, but I sure know where we've been and I am grateful for every fan whether you're new or old, related or not. I'll keep sketching and kvetching and we'll see what happens! Thanks for looking!
Man! When I checked this morning, we had one hundred, forty-one fans! That's real close to one hundred fifty! When we get there, I'm having a party and all Facebook fans will be invited. If you haven't become a fan yet, you might want to join up! Thanks for looking and thanks for all of your support, whether it be a comment, a fan status, or just regularly reading the strip!
So when I showed a friend my J & T comic, they said "Oh, this is like 'Mr Toast' which I later looked up on the internet fearing another episode of this-has-already-been-done. This Mr Toast guy has tons of merch and a very strong presence on his site. I'm thinking I need a website instead of this blogger thing, but it's working fine for now.
Don't forget to become a fan on Facebook! Sorry for all the nagging. Thanks for looking!
Alright! So it's taking me a lil' longer to get these up because the vault of previously scanned J & T's is at The Mac Store to fix an issue. Let's hope they don't all get lost! We're really gaining in the contest to get more fans than Kristen Kerr. Right now, I think it's 143 to 109. I decided that WHEN we finally triumph, I will invite all fans at that time to a party and those who cannot attend will get a special gift in the mail. These will be the benefits for joining early! So get your friends signed up over there to Facebook and become a fan of Jelly and Toast! Aight?
MAN! I have not gotten back on to the wagon. That thing is racing at a million miles an hour and I'm holding on, but I still have to swing my legs up. Thanks for continuing to visit Jelly and Toast, I hope that you still enjoy your experience here, possibly even enough to send someone a link or post your own if you have a site. I'd love to see what you are doing too, if you have a blog, or art or writing, anything really! Leave a comment, or send me an e mail! I think my e mail's on here somewhere.
Also, I am having some issues with my computador, so I have to take it in today to try and get that stuff straightened out. I am getting back on track to post everyday, but my computer is having issues. It's true! I'm not lying!
Don't forget to check out our Facebook page (and become a fan of course). Also, see our trajectory in our continuing battle for fans against Kristen Kerr. Nothing personal KK, just having a lil' fun.