Sunday, July 3, 2011

Concluding the Bad Date

I must apologize for not keeping this blog updated.  I have been concentrating on the Facebook page and the blog has just become an afterthought.  I will begin updating the blog more often from now on.  A lot of great things are happening... including the creation of an all new comic strip called Charmy's Army.  I'll post more details on this strip tomorrow.

Here is the remaining strips for the current storyline I've featured on the blog.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Affairs of the Heart....

Hello Cheese Curds!

I think the lesson fug is about to learn here is to NEVER meddle in your mom's AFFAIRS.....
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David Jones
Creator of Just Say Cheese

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Fug Goes Viral

Fug loves tinkering around in cyber space.  One night while watching reruns of Star Trek, Fug watched a commercial for a dating service, 1 800 HotGals, and decided he could create his very own dating service for the town of Okrapolis.
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Thanks again for all the support.  To see the next strip, go to the cartoonist studio and vote.  Vote up to 4 times a day!!!  Registration is easy.

David Jones
Creator of Just Say Cheese

Sunday, February 13, 2011

New Game Show Idea: A Moment To Own It!

I just came up with a brilliant idea for a TV Game Show called "A Moment To Own It".  The concept will sweep the nation!!!  I need to get an agent quick for this one.

The show revolves around not-so-safe household objects.  You have 60 seconds to do wild, dangerous tricks.  If you succeed your trick, you move up a level.  If you survive... I mean to say if you win... all 10 levels, you win a million dollars!

At level one, the trick would be pretty simple.  You would have to successfully stack 5 vials of nitroglycerin, or maybe you would have to jump rope while standing on the top of a tall stool.

It would be so cool!  I do not think anything like this has ever been done before!  Now I just need a semi-recognizable actor for a host.  Maybe someone from the Food Channel or the Travel Channel.


Fug Cheese just informed me that there is already a show called Minute To Win It that is a sissy version of my idea.  Dang it.  I am always just a day or two too late.......

Oh well, I have more ideas.  I'll post them soon.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Dave Denounces Presidential Bid

Dave Jones, creator of the comic strip Just Say Cheese, held a press conference today to denounce rumors claiming that he would be running for President in the year 2012.  Rumors had been flying since last November that the up-and-coming cartoonist would take to the campaign trail for a push to become President of the United States.

"I wish to thank everyone for believing someone as meek as myself could run for such a high office as the President of the United States", Dave addressed.  "Rumors have been circulating that I was secretly planning for a Presidential run in 2012.  Truth is, not only was I not planning this, but I did not even know about the rumors until last week.  Some VERY influential people have been begging me to consider such a run all week.  I cannot even think about this at this time".

"Unfortunately, I have too many important projects that I must complete", explains Dave.  "I am going to spend the next two years pushing my comic strip.  After these two years are up and I have not accomplished my goal of syndicating my comic strip, I will at that time reconsider a bid for the President of the United States for 2016".

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Cheese Being Served at Comic Con!!!

Okay Cheese Curds, I have some exciting news! Just Say Cheese's creator David Jones will be a guest at Austin's Comic Con in November! Dave will be drawing Cheese Doodles all day and giving them away for FREE to anyone who wants one.

ALSO, there will be a door prize at the end of each day for a FREE CHEESE SHIRT!*

If anyone wants to set up an appointment with Dave for interviews, syndication discussions, movie offers, or licensing possibilities, please contact Dave at

The Austin Comic Con will run three days, November 11, 12, and 13, 2011, at the Austin Convention Center.

*T-Shirt sizes are not guaranteed. One shirt per day will be awarded. Winner must be present at time of drawing. Time of drawing is yet to be determined but will be posted at the show on the day of each drawing.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Fug Cheese Gets 2,100th Facebook Fan!

Wow! My comic strip Just Say Cheese just received its 2,100th fan!!! What an amazing 10 months this has been. The next three months are going to be very exciting as well as I run my comic strip in the Cartoonist Studio's cartoonist search contest. The winner gets a FIVE YEAR developmental contract with Creator's Syndicate!!!

I have sent out presentations to the remaining six syndicates. I really think my strip is unique enough and funny enough to be syndicated. I also realize these syndicates receive THOUSANDS of ideas for strips every year... and their creators think their strip is good enough as well! The chances of my strip actually getting reviewed are pretty slim.

Winning this contest is my one REAL shot at making it in this dream career. That is why I am putting everything I have into these submissions. Over the next two weeks I am going to push myself to complete the five strips I need to get myself entered. Afterwards, I will return with new strips for the public... so stay "toon"ed!!!

Update on My Characters

The stars of my comic strip are busy in and out of the padded panels of my insane world. The rock band the Okra Pods have announced that they are headed to Nashville next week to record their next studio album, Pod and Country.

Derik and Paulsey sat down with me this afternoon about this new project.

“This is going to be our first parody album containing country music,” reveals Derik Hamm. “We cut a demo of She’s a Sleep Walking Woman and our record company went nuts. They immediately got us in contact with a producer in Nashville by the name of Marty Moonshine O’Rourke. We are told he is one of the best producers in all of Tennessee!”

“The real problem now is that the record company expects us to cut an album in three weeks and we only have the one song written”, whispers Paulsey.

“I know!”, exclaims Derik. “The song is a great parody of She’s a Good Hearted Woman… but that is the only country song we really know. The record company has demanded a parody album of nothing but country songs. We are listening to every Country album we can find. We’re cramming everyone we can into our ears. We’ve listened to Johnny Cash’s catalog last night. Today we listened to a ton of Willie. Tonight we are going for some Merle… and tomorrow Waylon is on our list. We want the raw, hard country for our album.”

When more information becomes available about the new album, you will hear the details first here! Subscribe to this blog for all the latest on the Okra Pods and on my comic strip Just Say Cheese!… “She’s a sleepwalking woman perplexed ’bout her all-over tan…” This is going to be a HUGE hit!!!!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Time to Get Famous!

This is it. Nine months worth of work going out to the syndicates! At least now I know that I tried to follow my dream. If this is as far as I get to being syndicated, so be it. I will continue to just publish online if I never hear back from anyone.

I feel like my comic strip Just Say Cheese has so much to offer over other strips. There is not a lot of depth to some of the current strips. Unfortunately, space is limited and the comic strips that are being published are very good. It has been a long time coming for a strip like mine to get published. The story packs such a punch with the two kids sharing a bond because they have both lost a parent. We watch the two forget about the real world through some crazy, twisted adventures. It starts out dark, but the audience becomes too wrapped up in the mayhem to really dwell on the past.

Who knows. Maybe I’ll be surprised pretty quickly and get picked up. A total of seven syndicates are receiving submissions. Five are pictured here. Two others were sent electronically over the internet. I am very excited about my comic strip finally making it to the syndicates… but I know the chances of ever hearing back are pretty slim! The syndicates receive THOUSANDS of strip ideas per year. I’ll be lucky if I even get looked at!!!!!

Not having tried is worse than being shunned after trying.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

0048 - Happy New Year! Time for things to get serious...

Just Say Cheese had a huge run last year! In its first year on the internet, Just Say Cheese was a HUGE hit on Facebook gathering a cult following of nearly 2100 fans. The strip continues to grow as much as 15 to 20 or more fans per week!

I am now in the process of submitting my concept to the 7 major syndicates in North America. Just Say Cheese is also being entered into a HUGE contest by the Cartoonist Studio where the winning strip gets a developmental deal with Creators Syndicate. The next 6 months should be the biggest months of my life! It is "make or break" time! It is as exciting as it is scary!!!!

However this turns out, I do not plan on giving up. My main goal is to make people laugh and enjoy my warped sense of humor. I am not here to make money... just to make a living! If I never get syndicated, I will be happy to just take it slow and post a strip every week... but being paid to do it every day would be so frigging COOL!!!

Follow this blog to see the latest strips and latest news about my comic strip Just Say Cheese. Also, become a fan on Facebook at

I apologize for neglecting this blog. I put all my efforts into the Facebook page. Now that Wordpress has improved with the tab functions, I am going to drop my other blog on Blogger and focus on Wordpress and Facebook.

Here is a quick look at the finale from the series that was started a while back.
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