Monday, October 26, 2009

Cheezfergur has sort of moved, everybody.

If you're looking for the comic on Cheezfergur Hub, you might be in the wrong place! Here is the new website, which will host my webcomics as well Smoothie Home by Solomon Fong and Sammy Martinez.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Some Things Are Worse.

This is a 100% true story, Internet. You're probably thinking "One of these guys probably just got lucky and didn't say anything." I wish that were the case, it would actually be pretty cool. Unfortunately, It happened on a night when no one was home and everyone was accounted for. Also, we know for a fact that they had not been there earlier in the day since people had been in and out of there. So where did they come from? It's a mystery. A very troublesome one. Jonathan in particular is bothered by it. Best we can figure, some drunken partier thought they were in their own place, realized they were not, and booked it without her underwear.

Also, Enjoy this bonus color strip just because I liked it so much.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


I bet, for a brief moment, you thought it might be the kitten that bit the dust.

I'm not that mean. XD

Although at this point I have, if you assume Emery got eaten and not that he went to McDonald's or something, violently killed each of the main characters except Jonatron. Solomon really is allergic to cats. I found that out when I asked if anyone knew that we could have pets at our place. Our upstairs neighbors have a kitty, and there are some huge dogs roaming the complex sometimes. I don't know what'd happen if Solomon encountered one of them, but I imagine it is something like this.

Also, check this out.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Stuff to look at.

Sorry, homies. There might be a comic later if I can swing it, but this is not a guarantee. I had to write a ten page page paper (with the works cited and interview stuff it actually came out to more like 21 pages @______@) as well as a midterm on Thursday and there simply was no time.

You guys know I hate to leave you hanging though so I'll see what I can do.

In the meantime, here are some things I've drawn and/or Illustratored lately that you might light to see. The one above is an old drawing of Wolverine I did.

This is the first real page of my new sketchbook. I was playing with some colors.

I want to do something more with this one, but for now it's just a very sketchy alien fight on some distant planet. Maybe I'll go back and ink it later.

Some of you might remember my Halloween costume from last year. I did a drawing of that once, and I liked the way it looked enough that I decided to try and refine the idea so I could turn in into a usable character. The above is one of those attempts, you see. I may try other things with the look. I have dubbed this character Donny Jonks, and this particular piece was done with pencil, ink, and Sharpie (hence the wierd texture in some places).

Speaking of old drawings of characters, I was messing with this old Adobe Illustrator image of Rosetta Stone to see if colors other than Green and Black might work better. I think I'll stick to my original design, but what do you all think? Is there one in particular one you like most? Feel free to comment.

And while we're on the subject of Bound characters, here's an unfinished piece that I referenced like 7 million Spider-Man pictures for. It's Rush on a building in the rain. If the white square confuses you, that's because it is a second panel that I have yet to draw out.I also need to clean it up some. I used pencil and ink for this one, and hoo boy, did it waste my pens. I really like how it came out though.

Anyway, I'll try and scratch out some sort of comic tonight. No promises, though. =\

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

A Very Important Question

You know those days when there are no snacks in the house, and you are so hungry that even your roommates or friends begin to look appetizing? Yeah, this one is about those days.

What? You say you've never had a day like that?

Oh. Yeah. Uh, me neither. < <

Monday, October 12, 2009

Winter Clothing vs. Austin Weather

Whoops! Sorry this is going up so late in the day everyone! Believe it or not, I totally forgot about the comic. I finished it yesterday, but I forgot I was supposed to you know, update. < <

Anyway, it has been sufficiently cold enough for me to wear much of my non-t-shirt clothing around here. The chilly weather has lasted several days, which is unusual for Austin at this time of year. Normally we'd have a cold front roll through for a day and then we'd witness the return of the sun. I, like the fool I am, would believe it'd be cold for a few days at least, and would be prompted to grab that jacket or sweater that I bought in the summer and couldn't wear until now and then...disappointment. The sun would be out and it would be warm again.

So I'm enjoying the cold while I can. The first thing I did was grab one of my argyle sweaters. XD

Thursday, October 8, 2009

I hope this applies to all of you readers.

What's this? Color? On a Thursday? I'm sensing a pattern here.

Sadly, this comic is one that may never see print. My editor said it was "too much of an endorsement for the paper" and that they could not run it. Which I can understand because yeah, if you read it then you'll see that it certainly does come off that way. Self-promotion was actually not my intent though. I was just calling it like I saw it. There's a chance that they'll still run it if I end the newspaper version at the second panel, but we'll see. The saddest part is that it is based on a 100% true story. This whole conversation really did take place. It was a while back when the first of our comic strips ran in the paper and we were newer to the game. The waitress, her name was Rebecca, was having a slow night and struck up a conversation about the paper. Jonathan shamelessly promoted us because Jonathan is the type to do such things when he cares about them. I think we made a fan that night.

And maybe I'm a little biased but even if Smoothie Home and tWC were not in the paper, I'd still laugh more on average after reading the comics page than I have in any of my previous years as a student here. I hope you all do too.

Have a nice weekend!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Artificial, Part 3

Tadaaaa! Rocking that bed head again. And that concludes Artificial. If you were confused by any of the other strips, reading them all together might fix that. I dunno if you all saw this coming, but rebuilding a person in their sleep is most definitely a Cesar and Jonathan sort of thing to do. In case you're wondering, the robot arm is not here to stay. They did put his real one back.

See you on Thursday!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Artificial, Part 2

Those two are up to something...

Conclusion on Tuesday!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Artificial, Part 1

Jonathan has always been kind of inventor in his own way. This was bound to happen eventually. And Cesar, well...He was beyond human to begin with. This is the first of three strips, Internet! There will be a suspenseful break during the weekend. =)

See you Friday!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Antisocial Behavior

This comic strip is sort of a commentary on human interaction. It was inspired by my Youth and Social Media class, and is one of those cases where the characters are not necessarily themselves. They are doing and saying things they wouldn't normally do because they represent all people rather than just themselves.

While my roommates have been known to sit around staring at laptops for long durations of time, I am admittedly just as guilty. Also, they're not that likely to turn down food.

Thursday, September 24, 2009


What's this? Color? On a Thursday? I think we might be on to something here!

Pay it forward, kids. Have a nice weekend!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Bed Head

"You look like Medusa."

Has anyone ever told you this when you woke up in the morning? It's something my dad says to my sister all the time. The longer my hair gets though, the more I encounter this saying myself. Hair can do crazy things when you've been laying on it for hours. None of my roommates have ever actually said this to me, but I always did wonder "What if...?"

Rest assured, I am not a female Gorgon by morning and I will not turn you to stone at the mere sight of me.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Table Hockey

This story is 100% true. Jonathan is the mastermind behind putting this game together. All need is the stuff listed above!

A cardboard box with a smooth side
Two bottle caps for slipers which you wrap in duct tape
A penny for the game disc

Granted, there's no air. But still, it actually works exactly the same way! It turns out the little table is Cesar's, by the way. =)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Oh, those moments.

The truest part of today's comic is the last panel. While I AM an awful dancer, I've never embarrassed Samantha in public like that. I'm much too shy for that sort of thing. The second panel usually goes the other way around. The character I'm playing rock band with there is my brother Zach (And our weenie dog Max) who you all haven't quite met yet. Normally we have to take the mic away from him.

This comic isn't meant to be so much funny as something you can relate to. I dunno about you, but I enjoy singing/dancing by myself every once in a while. =)

See you Friday.

Monday, September 14, 2009

There is much to see today...

...but not a real comic. While we're on the subject of bears, check out this bear suit:

Sorry for the lack of a real comic today, Internet. It turns out that the Daily Texan accepted my work, but DIDNT BOTHER TO LET ME KNOW until a day before the deadline. I had to get my stuff together and send in some strips. I was originally planning to turn them down, but Sammy and Solomon (of Smoothie Home, also in the paper) and Jonathan talked me out of it. Today they ran the comic about working out, which is cool. Go me. Now I get paid six dollars a strip, so that's nice. I'll have spending money. It does mean some changes for the blog, though. =\

For example, I'm not supposed to post a new comic before it runs in the paper. Hence no comic today. Also, the paper alternates between a MWF and T-TH update schedule every week, so now we have to as well. It's a little wierd, I know, but there is a bright side. Now I am ahead on comics, so I can update first thing in the morning. You guys won't have to wait until the middle of the night whenever I finish anymore. =)

In the meantime, I have a lot of neat things I can show you. I did all sorts of drawing this weekend. Nothing fancy, just sketches.

That last one is Bears vs. Sharks on a Shark Train. Below is a collaboration drawing of kids pretending to be stuff. From left to right: Jonathan's, Mine, Sammy's, Liz's, Taylor's, and Solomon's.

Here are some gunslingers we drew. Solomon did the top one, and Sammy and I did the bottom ones. Sammy's is the girl, in case you're wondering.

And last but not least, you can see the Cesar Robot drawings we did over the weekend in the post below.

Cesar Bots

These are the drawings of Cesar as a machine. It started because Solomon was drawing Cesar with a sword on his shoulder, at which point I suggested he give Cesar robot legs. The result was impressive, and many of us joined in. The order from top to bottom is:

Note how Sammy drew himself, Solomon, and I in the top right hand corner of his. XD

Friday, September 11, 2009

It's Been A While Since I've Worked Out

So I started running again this work for the first time in almost a year. It's harder than I remember. I'm not saying I was incredible at it or anything, but I could at least get past the driveway.

It's been a crazy week, Internet. I didn't update on Wednesday because I was submitting my stuff the the Daily Texan to see if they were interested. In the end though, I decided I didn't want to do it after all and so I didn't submit any samples. It would have meant a change in the update schedule (MWF and then T-TH) and format use for stuff, and it didn't seem worth it. Solomon and Sammy, however, had their first installment of Smoothie Home run in the Daily Texan so if you are an Austinite you might like to check that out.
Also, we had some crazy thunder last night that knocked out our power and internet connection. Why does that matter? Because I had this comic finished hours ago and you guys could have been reading it by mid-afternoon if it hadn't happened. Instead, I had to wait until I got to CA to upload the strip, which means you had to wait too. Sorry, guys. XD

But here it is! We're back on track.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

A sketch.

This is something I drew in a few spare moments, also unfinished. It's actually a drawn rehash of a character I created in a video game and really liked the look of. I made her a blatant Wolverine knock-off. Why? Well, you'll see. =)

Monday, September 7, 2009

Adventures in Blending.

This one is a 100% true story. A similar smoothie demon even burst forth from Solomon's guts exactly like that. That's what we get for making the theme of our second blended drink "Brown". The first one, however, turned out to be very delicious. Even Subhash (on the far left), who was our guinea pig, approved it. Here is the recipe, in case you are interested. It is mostly guesswork, but I figure if you play around with these ingredients you'll get something quite similar to us.

1/4 Red Delicious Apple
1 pint orange & vanilla sherbert
10 oz. 7UP
Approx. 5 oz. of Sparkiling
Pomegranate Fizzie
1 8 oz. can of pineapple slices
a handful of red seedless grapes

Try it at home, kids! (At your own risk)

Friday, September 4, 2009

Also, cows.

Samantha was cool enough to provide pictures of those longhorns. The one in the first pic is Mr. Expensive Longhorn from the comic. Told you he was huge.

Like never before.

You know, the comic pretty much says it all.

Have a nice weekend everyone!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The Apartment

This one is extremely rushed, but I didn't want to let you all down. This one aims less at the comedy side and more at a sense of pride we take when we realize that something has become ours. In this case, the ownership of our first apartment. I'm sure some of you out there who live on your own can relate.

You might notice that Emery is not in this one. (gasp!) That's because Solomon and Jonathan were actually the first ones to arrive at the apartment. They got here with nothing more than their mattresses and a few supplies. By the time I got here the apartment was mostly furnished, but here you can see them making the most of it by using a mattress as a make-shift couch and playing old emulators on a laptop.

Happy Wednesday, folks.

Monday, August 31, 2009

These Are my roommates.


The stage is set, dear Internet, and these are our players.

What will become of them?

Friday, August 28, 2009

Giga Beef

First update in a while. Fear not though, dear Internet! I haven't forgotten you. I've just been moving in to my new (first!) apartment. It's been a tedious process and we don't have our interwebs set up. Before I moved in though, I went to visit Samantha and her family. This is a chronicling of one of the adventures we had.

It turns out Samantha's dad went to high school with the man who owns the most expensive longhorns in the U.S. And yes, he really was that shirtless and hairy when we met him. The longhorns are actually very impressive looking and not at all how I drew this one. I didn't know that they really are burnt orange and white. I now understand the logic behind my school's colors. The only thing that was kind of unappealing about these huge cows was the fact that they drool. A lot. And their drool kept managing to find Samantha's mom no matter where she moved.

Anyhow, this comic doesn't focus on the cows themselves. Instead, I chose to tell you about a rather awkward moment that happened right in the middle of conversation. The longhorn owner was telling me about his own time at UT and how he was forced to drop out. He said this in a very upbeat kind of way and I took it to mean that his grades must have sucked. I thought we were joking about it, so I laughed. Then in a sudden and very grave tone he informed me that it was because his dad died.

Needless to say, it was awkward.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Bear with me here, folks.

I know some of you are wondering what happened to me between the last update and now, and have been asking questions like "What happened to updating MWF?"

The answer is: Nothing happened to the Monday, Wednesday, Friday schedule. Things will continue as planned, but we don't have internet in the new apartment (yet). So I have to do my blog posts using the free WiFi on campus for now. That's why it has been over a week since the last update. I was just moving in. Rest assured, there will be a the Wierdest City update for this Friday (Aug 28).

In the meantime, enjoy this Hi-Res reposting of The Bound pages 1-7.

Sorry about the wait!


The Bound 1-7