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That neighbor fellow

That neighbor fellow

Thu, 05/28/2009 - 11:50 by Ananth in response to on cats and burly ripped dudes

It was pretty funny, actually ... the guy sincerely thought Yuko was pointing at him, and her illustration of his reaction is an accurate representation. Actually, I think these days he wears a shirt when he lounges on the balcony ... aw.

Edit: I'm going to be at AKON this weekend with Johnny Wander merchandise (prints and Phoenix Down shirts in limited sizes)!  Stop by and say hello!

Comments

Sorry for the late comic!

Comment by Aido Thu, 05/28/2009 - 11:57

You might've caught this on Conrad's and Ananth's twitters last night, but there was a huge black out last night for several hours.  I couldn't finish even finish the comic's inks because there wasn't any light other than candles and crappy flashlights.  XD

Sounds like fun!

Comment by McClaud (not verified) Thu, 05/28/2009 - 12:17

I don't think people would have an issue with late or non-inked comics, mostly because it's free entertainment.

(pst went over to your LJ and your art is VERY nice btw)

I have to agree. Free

Comment by ThunderGodNick (not verified) Thu, 05/28/2009 - 15:24

I have to agree. Free entertainment =/= concern over explaining things to general public to views such entertainment.

Of course, this could also be a carefully coded plee to the public for Candles and Flashlights. >_>

This is Why We Moved

Comment by McClaud (not verified) Thu, 05/28/2009 - 12:08

From an apartment to a house.

There was this creepy fellow who smoked on his balcony across from our apartment who had the dead stare and lazy eye. So it was kinda hard to tell if he was staring at you or something else when you pulled up in your car and walked to the door. But the expression on his face was preeeeeetty much the same as the way Yuko drew this guy's.

Unfortunately, there's not a lot of cats in our new neighborhood. There used to be this pretty Russian Gray and orange Tabby, but we haven't seen them in a long time.

It always amuses me to see

Comment by Robert V Aldrich (not verified) Thu, 05/28/2009 - 12:16

It always amuses me to see big, burly guys who clearly workout...who also smoke. That's a hypocracy I just can't seem to get straight.

I'm curious about Ananth's expression in the last panel. Is that a 'what do you expect me to do about it' look or a 'how'd you get back there so fast' look?

I agree with this so much.

Comment by Caerah (not verified) Thu, 05/28/2009 - 15:15

I agree with this so much.

I never really understood

Comment by ThunderGodNick (not verified) Thu, 05/28/2009 - 15:26

I never really understood that whole "burly man who smokes" thing either.

Then again, my Asst. Manager at work is in good shape, and smokes. Although he was in crappy shape last year...and still smoked. So maybe its one of those things that just carries over? *shrug*

Some people just have a hard

Comment by Chris D. (not verified) Thu, 05/28/2009 - 17:50

Some people just have a hard time quitting. I've got a friend who can drop his smoking habit almost at will. It's freakish. Then, I know some people who can't go 30 minutes without one and won't even consider quitting.

I avoid it altogether. I got much better things to spend money on that are slightly less addictive. :)

Amen to that. Although I

Comment by ThunderGodNick (not verified) Thu, 05/28/2009 - 20:22

Amen to that. Although I like to partake in the occasional cigar myself, I try not to make a habit of it.

But yeah. I'm a big tubby guy already, don't need to complicate things further. :P

My mother smoked cigarettes

Comment by Kristen (not verified) Fri, 05/29/2009 - 22:18

My mother smoked cigarettes for years, she tried quiting and then finally went to the doctor and tried a couple different pills. After about 3 different types she finally had a pill that worked she hasn't smoked in 4 years.

For my father, he had to

Comment by ThunderGodNick (not verified) Sat, 05/30/2009 - 21:02

For my father, he had to quick drinking first. That was one hell of a hurdle.

He smokes and did drink. He's going on a year sober. Really proud of the guy.

Now within the next 3 years if we could work on his smoking...

Workout smorkout

Comment by Biggo (not verified) Thu, 05/28/2009 - 19:02

"big, burly guys who clearly workout...who also smoke. That's a hypocracy I just can't seem to get straight."

Agreed. I try not to be hypocriwhatsit by smoking while being a big, fat slob :-D

awkwaaaaard!

Comment by DisposablePal (not verified) Thu, 05/28/2009 - 12:17

awkwaaaaard!

There's an easy solution to

Comment by MarkyMark (not verified) Thu, 05/28/2009 - 12:43

There's an easy solution to this burly man problem:

Ananth needs to bulk up.

PUMP (Grunt) EET UP! VEE

Comment by ThunderGodNick (not verified) Thu, 05/28/2009 - 15:22

PUMP (Grunt) EET UP!

VEE VILL GEET DIS "ANANTH" TURNED VROM "GIRLY MAN" TO "REEL MAN"!

Not you scary man... THE CAT :3

Comment by Sir Reginaldo (not verified) Thu, 05/28/2009 - 13:08

I have to admit that is an unfortunate situation. He probably was (or for a better word is) a murderer and you two were set up as marks >_<'
Remember your houses should always have scary big murder guy defenses, like having lots of vase to throw, or a leg of a table is easily taken off, just in case a bat is not in reach XD

My house is well equipped

Comment by Abelle (not verified) Thu, 05/28/2009 - 16:33

My house is well equipped for such emergencies.. My roommate has SWORDS :P

Well...

Comment by Katt (not verified) Thu, 05/28/2009 - 14:50

On the bright side, he now lives only in my brain as a representation of some character or another that is a foil to shrug.

But everyone is a foil to shrug, so hey.

We all have one.

Comment by Geoff (not verified) Thu, 05/28/2009 - 18:13

We all have one of those. Ours lives below us. We park in front of his and his wife's patio door. Only, he's an overweight hairy man who spends much time walking around with no shirt on.

Why is it always the fat hairy ones that walk around with no shirts on?

oh god we have two

Comment by Ananth Sun, 05/31/2009 - 23:45

oh god we have two

you wanna know what's worse?

Comment by Jason (not verified) Thu, 05/28/2009 - 19:53

i had a similar experience with my cousin when we were visiting the sydney neighborhoods in australia.

we were nearing the cliff-and-shore areas when she and several other tourists started pointing at a two-storey house. i thought it was the number of cats (around 4) on the left-hand side balcony. apparently it was the smoking, burly man on the right-hand side balcony.

aside from afro-type hair and a thick moustache (not unlike mr. satan from the dragonball series), he was also nekkid. >.<"

yep, i had to stop the tour so i can wash my eyes out with lysol.

serves you/your friends right

Comment by Louis (not verified) Thu, 05/28/2009 - 22:14

That's what you get for going to Sydney, man. Plenty of weirdoes in the most populated city. I guarantee Melbourne doesn't have any exhibitionists until you get an hour out into the suburbs. But if you happen to walk up one of the main streets when there's a protest on, there might be people in skimpy underwear. I can't truthfully say that none of them are big, hairy men.

Yeah, people walking about in their underwear for a good cause is as weird as my part of the world gets. Burly guy in a towel smoking on a balcony sounds like something you'd get in a Mills and Boon novel.

....he looks hot in the

Comment by Suki (not verified) Thu, 05/28/2009 - 23:15

....he looks hot in the comic...lol hey if he's single ...i'd go there xD You should have spout out "Hey look at the CAT" or something really loud lol

NOOOOOOOO!!!

Comment by Krysil (not verified) Fri, 05/29/2009 - 00:35

*cries* How come you didn't bring any Johnny Wander stuff to Otafest? ^^ I'll just wait. I was the girl that asked about it on Saturday if by chance you remember that conversation. ^^;;

I do! I'm sorry! I will

Comment by Ananth Sun, 05/31/2009 - 23:47

I do! I'm sorry! I will bring some next year! Also, there ought to be some new stuff up in the store soon. ;) 

Did you spell ripped with

Comment by Stephen (not verified) Fri, 05/29/2009 - 09:43

Did you spell ripped with three Ps on purpose or has no one noticed yet?

I am not sure myself!

Comment by Ananth Sun, 05/31/2009 - 23:47

I am not sure myself!

let it rippp

Comment by MIB4u (not verified) Thu, 06/04/2009 - 08:26

it's more awesome that way... rippped...

Dang!

Comment by Mitchell (not verified) Fri, 05/29/2009 - 21:19

The one year I am not going to Akon yall are going to be there! Curses! well have fun! Akon is wonderful!

Thanks, I had a good time! 

Comment by Ananth Sun, 05/31/2009 - 23:47

Thanks, I had a good time! 

*strokes chin*

Comment by Sam (not verified) Sat, 05/30/2009 - 15:11

So.... did the "aw" Ananth say mean that he's disappointed in the fact that big burly smoking man wears a shirt when he lounges on the balcony now? ;D

Whatever floats your boat my

Comment by Ananth Sun, 05/31/2009 - 23:48

Whatever floats your boat my friend! The internet is a diverse place full of fanfiction for just about everyone. 

El oh el

Comment by Sam (not verified) Mon, 06/01/2009 - 03:05

I'm pretty sure once you start getting fanfiction about your intellectual property, you've pretty much made it to the top x3

I've gotten Applegeeks

Comment by Ananth Mon, 06/01/2009 - 15:34

I've gotten Applegeeks fanfiction! *shiver*

PROOF

Comment by Razor (not verified) Mon, 06/01/2009 - 15:36

or it didn't happen.

XD (j/k)

Crazy Mike

Comment by Razor (not verified) Mon, 06/01/2009 - 15:36

My mom and I didn't have a scary neighbor, but we did have Crazy Mike, an upstairs neighbor who drank a lot (just enough to keep him pleasantly buzzed all the time) and never failed to say "HEY!!" and wave when we walked by. He kept Christmas lights up all year round on his balcony. We drive by sometimes and he still has them up so we know he hasn't moved. Nice guy, but we fear his brain is rather pickled by now.

I'm with Yuko, I'd hide too. Scary guy is scary.

Well I wish I had known the

Comment by Spizzy (not verified) Mon, 06/01/2009 - 16:10

Well I wish I had known the A-kon bit before I left! I was there too and totally didn't see you. Though I thought that shirt looked kind of familiar..

If you had time to get up and look around I was the booth with all the crazy snail stuff in the front row. They also did some goodie bag thing so you may have gotten one of my cellphone charms or buttons :)

awkwaaaaard!)))

Comment by ada (not verified) Sun, 06/07/2009 - 00:28

awkwaaaaard!)))

Aw man!! I wish I had

Comment by Khieri (not verified) Wed, 06/17/2009 - 13:50

Aw man!! I wish I had started reading this comic BEFORE A-Kon. I was there...I could have totally slimed you! Wait, I mean...traded money for cool things. Yeah.

Nooooooooooo!!!

Comment by Hoshi (not verified) Sat, 07/25/2009 - 13:24

YOU GUYS WERE AT A-KON AND I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW! I would draw an accurate representation of my reaction if I had my tablet on me RIGHT AT THIS VERY MINUTE.
Man!

ahhhhhh this comic cracked

Comment by Rea (not verified) Tue, 03/08/2011 - 15:59

ahhhhhh this comic cracked me up, lol