Thursday, May 31, 2007

Pull up minus the pull

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Well I'm taking two days off. I'll be in the O.C. for the next two days (ocean city not the rich brats). Most likely drunk most of the time. So I'll update on Sunday.

Also Happy Birthday to Kelly.

"And so we gather round Psycho Joe. The quiet loners always blow. Strap him in the chair. And killing bad guys is such fun. Too bad we only captured one. Are there any more out there. Are there any more out there. And in the weirdest way it sets him free. He's finally rid of you and me. Joe and his electric chair."
(Psycho Joe, Blues Traveler)

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Damn Dirty Apes

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What follows is a zig zag tale to where this comic came from. Don't ask me why I'm explaining it, but I thought it be somewhat interesting.

What sparked this was I was thinking of book called something along the lines of the hipsters bible. It was a book saying what's what in the indie scene and that it seem to be the be all and end all of it. It lead me too the thought of not just telling people how it should be, but how it is by observing hipster, and other scenes and writing about what they observe (don't get me wrong, I'm sure they researched it and the build the rules from that). Then I thought of Jane Goodall, famous for her observations of monkeys. Which lead me too the final thought of observing people to figure out things about yourself. Much like case studies are suppose to apply to everyone else that are similar.

Hopefully that all made sense.

Night folks.

"I am an outsider. Outside of everything."(Outsider, The Ramones)

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Hot library lady, former hot registrar lady

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I remember seeing her in the registrar office. Now she's at the library.

"If you can see yourself looking like you do. What would you say you were thinkin'? Spending all your time looking for something new. You better swim cause your sinkin'."
(Your Bleedin' Heart, Reggie And The Full Effect)

Monday, May 28, 2007

The more you know

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The girlfriend in question is a girl named Lis and the boyfriend is Mark. The animation gang descended upon Mark's house for a BBQ. Off course we talked about movies, animation, and various other nerd things. She knows he's a nerd already but she kept saying how nerdy we all are. Fun stuff.

"If it were up to me. We'd have everything we need. You'd have me and I'd have you."
(Stay Where I Can See You, The Starting Line)

Sunday, May 27, 2007

It's hot and wet. That's okay if your with a lady, but not in the weather

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It's hot man, very hot.

Also Happy Birthday to Andy.

"Wonder what it’s like when you’re living with someone like me. I’m a freak and I’m nervous when it’s easy. Feral days and I’m sex crazed I put it in with my animal ways and. That’s the sign I was born to be living in. I ran around and gave the finger to the Ritalin."
(1000 Julys, Third Eye Blind)

Friday, May 25, 2007

If he ain't quoting he ain't talking

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First off, say hi to Andy.

Secondly, this joke is three fold. First Andy is the guy who thought of the title (all be it he used better grammar). Second, Andy is a big star wars fan. Third, IT'S A FUCKING QUOTE FROM A MOVIE!!!!

By the way. It is a
real site.

"All the nights we stayed up talking. Listening to 80's songs. And quoting lines from all those movies that we love. It still brings a smile to my face."
(In This Diary, The Ataris)

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A

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"Headlights flash upon my wall, mind's wandering. I crack a smile and I want to stay awhile."
(3's & 4's, Diesel Boy)

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Minus one net

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Hopefully what comes across in this comic is that, the library job was my safety net. It was nice thinking that no matter what I'm more likely to have a job then not. Granted it was a little overbearing to think I'd get the job without a hitch. But I honestly believed I could.

Now, I wait till the end of June where essentially I will be asked to leave. They can't afford me and I'm not a student here, so that means bye bye.

In the end it may be for the better. Now I have to move on. All be it by force, but I don't make changes very willingly.


"Changes. Turn and face the strange. Changes. Don't want to be a richer man. Changes. Turn and face the strange. Changes. Just gonna have to be a different man. Time may change me. But I can't trace time."
(Changes, David Bowie)

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Doesn't hurt to ask, but COME ON!!!

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She called about a half hour before we closed. We made her talk to two other people before I assume she gave up. Haha.


"Leave home today. Escape your region. It's in your head, keep moving on. Choose starlight. No way to retrace. It is gone. Choose star bright. No way to retrace. It is gone."
(Call It In The Air, Jimmy Eat World)

Monday, May 21, 2007

Nobody says they wanna be a lab rat when they grow up

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Well hopefully at least the portfolio bit will be cleared up soon. I have a few ideas I could start putting together. A drawback of doing an artist portfolio, you tend to gear it towards the company your applying to or what job your searching for. So it's kinda hard when you don't know either.

I take a bit of comfort in the fact that a few of my graduating friends are just as stuck as I am.

Night all.

"Don't you give up don't allow disaster. Don't you give up don't you let her win. We're talking about a forever after. Don't you give up don't you dare give in."
(Most Precarious, Blues Traveler)

Sunday, May 20, 2007

The king left the building

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Jon's party was awesome. Before he started singing I shoved him onstage cause he was less then receptive. Haha, but it was worth.


"Jerry was a race car driver. And he drove so goddamned fast."
(Jerry was a race car driver, Primus)

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Lot's of snakes in San Francisco

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Yea, Marlon's submission for the thesis reel was not that great. We all collectively booed haha. Good thing he doesn't read this comic.

Don't forget to vote for your favorite comics I have done. Bear in mind that some people might not get all the jokes, so pick the more universal ones. And let me know.


"Time, why you punish me? Like a wave bashing into the shore. You wash away my dreams."
(Time, Hootie And The Blowfish)

Friday, May 18, 2007

A sea of black hats & Sassafras

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Well I did. After five years I graduated college. It's a funny feeling, I'm not as excited as many would think. I just have the usual anxieties.

The thesis show was cool. Every bodies work looked good and everybody was all dressed up and shit. My Mom, Grandma and Pa, and my Aunt Helen all came to the show. They loved my short and demanded copies of it to show everybody, haha. When I get some free time I'll burn some DVDS.

Around quarter of 4 Mom took me over to the Tweeter to get pictures. I ended up in the third row on the edge, so I'm sure I can find me. Afterwards we stood for about an hour waiting till we have to walk in. The ceremony was pretty good. Everyone was quick and concise. The diploma handing out was the thing that took forever. Lot's of psychology majors. As I told the lady sitting next to me, "What would Freud say?" something about sex I bet.

After the festivities Mom and Co whisked me off to Outback for a celebration dinner. After that we called it a night.

Graduation aside, a friend of mine clued me into a contest being run by the City Paper for a comics issue. This gives you guys a chance to let your voice be heard. So I ask you guys to give me YOUR top 10 favorite comics that I have done. Granted that's a lot of comics to think about from a very very long list of comics. But I figure that it be better for the audience to choose the ones that best represent me to show another audience. So I'll keep reminding you all weekend and you leave me a comment, email me, or tell me in person. Thanks guys.

I'm Tim Aichele college graduate, saying goodnight and congrads to all my classmates and friends, MUCH LOVE TO ALL OFF YOU!!!!

"And when you finally fly away. I'll be hoping that I served you well. For all the wisdom of a lifetime. No one can ever tell."
(Forever Young, Rod Stewart)
Our graduating song, no lie.

It also occured to me that I forgot to post a comic on Wednesday. What happened was that my internet was down, and by the time it got got back up I forgot to post the comic. Many apologies and here is Wednesdays comic

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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Not so sick, but still kinda

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Of course before graduation and graduating parties. But I imagine I'll feel better soon.

"She's a brick house. Mighty mighty, just lettin' it all hang out."
(Brick House, The Commodores)

Monday, May 14, 2007

Hope I don't get rug burn

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Ugh, might be getting sick.

"Time, time is not on my side. Cause the way I am. Gotta, gotta, now gotta find the reason why. A woman ain't a man."
(Army Ants, Stone Temple Pilots)

Sunday, May 13, 2007

I have no idea where the original came from

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Happy Mother's Day to all the mommys.

"I would’ve kept you forever. But we had to sever. It ended for both of us.
Faster than a. Kill off this thinking. It’s starting to sink in. I’m losing control now. But without you I am finally free."
(Attack, 30 Seconds to Mars)

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Mystery Strip

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Well didn't feel like drawing anything up today. So here's a strip that magically appeared in my sketchbook while I was at the student art show. I know either Mark or Dave drew it. Cause they both said they did. So who knows and who cares. I get a day off and you get a comic. We all win!!!

Later folks. I'm off to possibly enjoy my new Complete series of Firefly that cost $20. WOOOOO!

"I want you (I want you). I need you (I need you). But-there ain't no way I'm ever gonna love you. Now don't be sad (Don't be sad). 'Cause two out of three ain't bad."
(Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad, Meat Loaf)

Friday, May 11, 2007

Who's on first? Possibly a gnome in nome, Alaska

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Don't you just Love Abbott and Costello? I sure do. Cause that's where I got the gnome joke. However I twisted it cause they were talking about Nome, Alaska. Ain't I clever?

Later folks.

"Before you send me off in nailed shut box. Please let me know."
(Nailed Shut, No Use For A Name)

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Read the sign man

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Yup. Later.

"Sooner or later your legs give way, you hit the ground. Save it for later don't run away and let me down. Sooner or later you hit the deck you get found out. Save it for later don't run away and let me down, you let me down."
(Save It For Later, The English Beat)

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

San Diego or bust

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And I am poor.


"A poinsettia in poison rain. Traded true love for insult and injury. We washed it down the drain. With one silver bullet and two vicodin."
(Emma, Alkaline Trio)

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Could be a good thesis

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Well I just read in the news of one of my frequent webcomic haunts. That a webcartoonist was fired for talking about guns and (according to her) the police came to his house for writing about it.

This is a frightening concept. Cause with the content in my strip I could be susceptible to similar problems. Thankfully nobody I know thinks I'm that dangerous and that my comics are just jokes and soul retching introspection.

"What you need I hope it finds you. Oh I might. I might be. Well maybe. Maybe someday youll get it right."
(Ode To Maybe, Third Eye Blind)

Monday, May 07, 2007

Siren Song

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It was inevitable that I would final take a shot at her. She makes loud and squeaky noises a lot. Haha.

"Life is a highway. I wanna ride it all night long. If you're going my way. I wanna drive it all night long."
(Life Is A Highway, Tom Cochrane)

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Which edition?

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For all those who noticed I didn't do a comic yesterday, sorry. To everyone else. Wasn't yesterday's funny?

I saw Hot Fuzz with my Rutgers gang. It was a funny movie man. Defiantly a go see.

Later folks.

"I was alive and I waited, waited. I was alive and I waited for this. Right here, right now. There is no other place I want to be. Right here, right now. Watching the world wake up from history."
(Right here, Right now, Jesus Jones)

Friday, May 04, 2007


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I missed playing guitar. Night.

"And my girlfriend likes U.L. and D.H.C. And she's so smart and independent, I don't think she needs me. Quite half as much as I know I need her. I wonder why there's not another guy that she'd prefer."
(Josie, Blink 182)

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Mmmmmm self depricating

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Everybody thought it was cute. Haha. Also enjoyed that I used my cartoon version it.

"All the freaks go on a winning streak. In a perfect world, all the geeks get the girls."
(The Geeks Get the Girls, American Hi-Fi)

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Over the line

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So I finished my post project. With twelve hours to spare. I also turned in the comics for the guy who bought them. So I'm done with school. YAAAAAYYYYY.


"Looks like we made it."
(Looks Like We Made It, Barry Manilow)

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Closing Time

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Clever, haha. It's coming to the end kid.


"Going home. On our way back home."
(Going Home, Goldfinger)