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Announcing: Hiatus Palooza!

So, the long awaited reveal of Garfield’s ass as the source of the shmoo has arrived. Like Christmas wrapped up in a birthday and tied up with a summer vacation bow! Where can I take Weapon Brown from here? Well, we’ve all seen that I am the undisputed modern master of suspense, right? The answer should be obvious! (This is my cruel, peel-the-Band-Aid-off-slowly way of telling you that …it is time for me to take a goddamn break!) Now, wait…I know that about five hundred of you have already deleted this site from you bookmarks. Please stop panicking! It’s going to be alright, I tell you!! Weapon Brown’s story is just on the cusp of getting super awesome, what with CAL-v.1N on his way and a really hot nocturnal encounter between Chuck and Anne virtually guaranteed. However, this strip has grown from a little 50-page aside to an epic that Peter Jackson couldn’t film if he had twelve lifetimes. In the meanwhile, several projects I had hoped to be in the middle of at this point have been cooling their heels in the Green Room, waiting for their time on stage. And there’s a bunch of Weapon Brown-related things I’d like to be doing that Weapon Brown is interrupting! Things like getting this project in front of publishers, preparing the next issue of the comic book for consumption by you Blockheads, and banking a few week’s worth of strips. Clearly a hiatus is required. So, the “Prestige” storyline will wrap next week (or possibly the week after if I decide to stretch), and then Weapon Brown will go to sleep until Monday, August 30th. But will you be left high and dry? Hells no! Not only will I produce more frequent blogginz, but I will also be premiering a new comic feature called Coffee Break that will update on Fridays. I hope you will enjoy it, and accept it for the methadone it is meant as until Chuck returns. Furthermore, next week I will officially be premiering the loooonnnnnng overdue Deep Fried #4! This issue will feature a new, never before seen Weapon Brown short called “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Weapon Brown”, created with you long-time fans in mind. I will also be launching the sale of an enormous quantity of Weapon Brown pages, available at extremely reasonable prices, for die hard fans who want to help me build my piggy bank for the next round of Weapon Brown products. Lastly, I plan to keep you up to date on the projects I will be beginning during this hiatus, including sketchbook art and more. After all, you guys want a reason to stay attached to me like lampreys once Weapon Brown finally wraps, right? So, I hope this does not disappoint too many fans, and please believe me that this is only a vacation. When Chuck returns, you will (in the words of another famous Mr. Brown) see some serious shit. Please also take this time to join my mailing list! You will be alerted the moment Chuck returns, and as the recent Easter Egg hunt proved, being on the list gets you goodies you will wish you’d gotten later! Neace out, Piggers!


  1. punx

    May I be the first to tell you that I seriously hate your fucking guts for doing this, even if it is necessary….and of course on August 30th I will be updating every 10 seconds until the update appears LOL

  2. Disasterbation


  3. jess

    August 30th at 12:01 AM.

    I’ll be right here.

    Thanks JY. You deserve the break. We’ll be here when Chuck gets back.

    Captcha brainstorming ideas with Calvin: Let’s make a sitter press!

  4. Malachi

    I have infinite patience, I can even wait til your inevitable demise when I will buy your legacy for a case of Tuborg Gold and a grape pie off your landlord.

  5. Daved

    WB has been great so far so I think its definately worth the wait. Also captcha has an idea of what I can do in the meantime. Development Sandlots

  6. Chyll Will

    August 30th… yeah, I can dig it. At least you didn’t say June 31; there’d be reason to be a tad skeptical…

  7. punx

    Isn’t it interesting that JY announces his hiatus and an earthquake strikes around Rochester? Even the Earth itself seems to have a problem with this……

  8. Jorpho

    I really don’t mind these hitatuses (hiati?) at all, since Mr. JY is so darn good at sticking to the bloody schedule! There are just so many other webcomics out there where the artist says, “See ya, I’m going on hiatus” and then only gets back a few years later – if ever.

  9. Jody

    This is literally the worst thing anyone has ever done to anyone ever. Hitler riding Stalin piggyback on a chariot pulled by a dozen Pol Pots could not have stooped to this level of sheer sociopathic depravity.

    And yet, we shall endure.

    Enjoy the hiatus. Hope you get everything worked out :)

  10. ThePikey

    ‘hot nocturnal encounter’ with Anne, huh?

    I guess Chuck really does have a thing for redheads.

  11. JY


    Whaddaya mean “you shall endure”? The line for the Kool-Aid starts outside the tent! Women and children first!

    Stay tuned for NBC’s new smash hit comedy “Captcha!”, followed by an all new episode of “The Offshoot”!

  12. Michael

    Your so-called hiatus ain’t nothing on mine – I left Toonbots to go down to the store for some smokes in 2006, and I’ve never been back.

    Captcha is buying pet gifts for the holidays: a York warmer.

  13. Jim

    You could just release that CAL four-page comic where he busts up the bar…

  14. mmgood

    Nice zips in the LL panel, Jason.

  15. JY

    @ mmgood


    Captcha new Roach Motel improvement: Also Mice

  16. Michael

    Captcha is getting political on yer ass: lacunae pro-Shah.

  17. RSW666

    If this is what it takes to keep WB at it’s high standard then we Blockheads will endure.

    Ms. Captcha is nervous; Watches Employer – his zipper could come down at any moment.

  18. RevFitz


  19. Danny Vegas

    Jason. I wont blow smoke….I personally cant wait for the expulsion of WB from the colon type area of your brain. I always saw it as just a ho-hum little Deep Fried diddy. It was fun, but not an earth shaker. I mean its your baby, so have at-I’m willing to wait. But isnt it MAYBE time to move along. You’ve so much talent-example the long Beepo/Roadkill story from Vo2 #1. Shows your versatility. WB was fun, but its done-WAS DONE/BY YOU-why not leave it at that. WB will be remembered(by me anyway)as a showcase for how much your art has improved-not because the whole was particularly good. Also it furter demonstrates that you can weave a story outta almost anything(slamwich aside). I been waiting long and long for you to stretch out, do some other things. Happy that time will be soon. I’m looking forward to these other projects. Enough with the comic strip spoofs for a time PLEASE.
    (now where did THAT come from? ..bad keyboard …bad)

  20. punx

    @DV: BOOOOOOOOO! I give you credit for having the guts to post such an unwelcome opinion, though….:)

  21. JY


    You will be happy to know that when I have completed my sale of the special edition of Deep Fried #4, the standard edition will contain a new Clarissa comic.

  22. Danny Vegas

    ….i….feel shame.
    Thank you for the kind words Punx.
    Wait a minute. JY are you telling me that after all the effort put into buying the “limited fan edition” I must then purchase ANOTHER copy of the standard, or no Clarissa?
    You GOTTA admire his marketing skills. Like shooting fish in a barrel.

  23. JY

    @Danny Boy the pipes the pipes are calling….

    Well, the new Clarissa will be in the eventual trade paperback of the second volume of Deep Fried, so you could wait until then. :)

    Captcha knows my secret identity as an inker: Traced On

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