Sunday, August 16, 2009

Monkey Stylee

I once had the idea of doing a parody of Kung Fu Theatre with mostly monkeys. I'd throw in a couple of the other "lower" primates for a little variety. All I knew about the thing was that there would be a young dude who got wrapped up into some whole adventure because of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. There would be mistaken identites and name it.
The master who would take the young one under his care would be called The Sagey One. Jarvan Langur would be the hero (it's really a JAVAN langur). Little Bebo would be his eventual sidekick. Perhaps he was saved by Jarvan. There's also a Three Armed Proboscis Monkey (that is his name. he appeared in a Hairball), a coatimundi(!!!!) and the big villain...Evil Master Marmoset Mister Underlord! Yes, that IS his name. They might still show up in something. Be patient.
My favorite quote from this page: "I'm a bald fricken' monkey!"

- Chew

Scarbuncula is Lord of All the Scar Tissues

Ha! the sketchbook strikes again! And you thought me dead?? How little you know me! For, when vexed, my power reaches in the ultimate of crescendos! Mwa ha ha....
Yes, this little page does feature the awesome power of Scarbuncula, Lord of All of the Scar Tissues (officially official title). HE is on the right hand side overlooking Shrivel the Raisin who, in turn, is overlooking a small bear head (which does'nt require a body, of course. you know that you can shoot those things and they'll still keep rolling?). Beany is standing just to the left/right of the head.
Over on the opposite side of the page is a Scab. The dude is wearing, like, Stryper-style spandex cuz he so hot. Scabs die and become Scars. That's when Scarbuncula comes in. He's on a crusade to kill as many Scabs as possible. I've already explored this in a couple of my Hairballs.
There's also a dirt person, a sense of meat, and a couple of models to emphasize the irony of the word "scar".

- Chew

Thursday, August 13, 2009

You have to check this out ...

Okay. The secret's out. I like puppets. I like puppets a lot. And I want to share this with all of you (wait ... that sounds wrong somehow). Check out It's a new show featuring a boy and a bunch of monsters in an old castle. I just came across it and I have just become a fan. I hope you guys enjoy it as much as I do ...

- Jeff Tuffenstuff

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Bzzzzzt ...

I'd like you to meet El Zappo. He's a hairy, well-tanned super criminal with rubber thigh-high boots and electro-kill-icity gloves. His base of operations: Cancun beach. He robs beach front hotels during spring break. El Zappo tends to sweat a lot (carrying all those high-voltage transistors is bound to make anyone hot) and hates getting sand in his boots. He likes money, expensive french wine and white castle burgers. He currently doesn't have a girlfriend, but he is sensitive and loves to "cuddle and snuggle" during Lifetime network movies.


Maybe just a little bit.

- Jeff Tuffenstuff

Monday, August 10, 2009

For all the folks at Road-America ...

I don't know why, but a recent post struck a chord with the good folks at Road-America. How do I know this? My brother Jerom works there. So this one's for you little brother (he's actually not that little anymore, he's taller, meaner and could drink me under the table if he wanted to ... which, in retrospect, isn't all that hard since I don't really drink) and the rest of his co-workers. Enjoy. This another little doodle during a time of great stress and duress. A silent plea for help?

- Jeff Tuffenstuff

P.S. Jerom, I still owe you a whuppin' in magic the gathering. It's only fair to let you know I've been letting you win the last twenty games or so ... you know, to lull you into a false sense of security ... and those tears you saw when I lost were fake too, it's all part of my 20 step plan to bring you to your knees ... Huargh har har har ... cough.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Flex Fantastic in book stores!

Well, okay - actually the first issue is in only one book store, but so what? It's in a book store! And so is Chew's special issue of Hairball, a comic about pirates, a moose and other tall tales of comical insanity. Special thanks to Robert at Bizarro Wuxtry in Athens, Georgia for taking the time to talk to us, buying our books and allowing us to have our books prominently displayed. If anyone is near the Athens area, stop by Bizarro Wuxtry and buy a book. It's a great store full of little comic gems and really rare and bizarre finds. And while you're at it, check out their music store, which is right below the comic book store and right across from Tasty World where Fluke 2009 was held (that's three shameless plugs - phew). Chew and I also fully endorse the little Italian Bistro that's located just one block away. Food's a little pricey, but they have really good eats. Fresh pasta, fresh bread, great view from the second floor and they have really good espresso. That's all from our recent trip to Athens ... more blogs very soon.

- Jeff Tuffenstuff