Saturday, 29 October 2011

And now, the end is near...

Hello.  Jamie here, breaking character for a second to say that this is the final (at least for now) Bames Jond on Saturday strip, owing to a combination of drops in readers and submissions and the fact that colouring these strips is becoming rather tedious, especially with the amount of work I have to get through staring me in the fact throughout. Fear not, the Monday-Wednesday-Friday strips will continue at least until Christmas, but at some point the original source material will run out (and they're not all ripe for comedy, I can assure you) and Bames Jond will have to adapt or die! Hopefully, I'll think of a way that it can adapt. More on that in the days to come.

For now, thanks to everyone who has sent a script to the weekly contest for the last few months! It's been ace to read and have a good guffaw (honestly, hardly a bad one in the whole lot) and it's nice to know that, for a few people at least, the idea was fun enough for them to spend time on it. Very cool.

So, without further ado, the winner of the final Saturday strip contest is... Dave Warley! Congrats! Thanks to Pete and Aoife for their scripts, which I also loved... but bagpipes was the clincher.

Bames Jond will return in 'Episode 47'.

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Saturday Strip Contest

Here at Her Majesty's Laundry Service, we pride ourselves on serving our country through cleaning shirts and hiding nuclear secrets and all that lark. Sometimes, we need to obtain personal details of potential threats to national security, which is usually done via comic strip contests.

Totally unlrelated... here's a comic strip contest!

Yes, we had last Saturday off, but to be frank, the number of entries per week has dwindled. Dwindled to the point of us considering just giving Sir Peter Perpofakov his own Saturday slot (if he wasn't a damned red commie spy with designs to turn us all into backwards-R-writing automatons) as he seems to be the last man standing. So, what we're doing here is hoping whomsoever reads this communique will spread it far and wide throughout the internet land and beyond (like, into space or somewhere). If we receive four entries before next Friday (28th October), we will run the contest again. If not, we'll think of a more appealing regular feature.

Here's (potentially) the final Bames Jond on Saturday! contest strip. Come up with something amusing, send the script to by 28/10/11 and we'll just see what happens.

Don't fail us, Britain (and other countries... unless we're mortal enemies, like with Monaco).

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Bames Jond on Saturday! - 15/10/11

Back from HMLS annual holibobs to find the place in a real state. We think someone's been holding wild parties in the office and the walls are covered in crayon doodles. Words will be had.

The Saturday edition of Bames Jond is provided once again by Sir Peter Perpofakov who appears to be the only entrant these days. That being the case, we hope Pete will be okay with the Saturday strip going on hiatus for a week. None of the rest of you care! We hate you all.

(Love you...)

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Bames Jond on Saturday! - 08/10/11

Hello. My name is michael and i am seven and i am in a big guverment place with my dad who cleans it and feeds cats. He didnt want me to touch anything but i know how to use computers and i promise not to set off any nuculer boms or anything. i have ansered the email from the russians and told them they are poo poo heads! LOL

i dont know what this thing is im typing now but i founde some cartoons and the colour one made me lagh so you can reed it. It is from someone called Pete Scarboroh but theres a file next to his name with some skull and crossbones on it so i think he is a pirate. i wish i was a pirate and my dad was a space astronaut with a spaceship so he would buy moons.

there is a one with no colour on it and no writing so why is it there. look it is stupid and not funny with no lols or even pandas or anything.

there is a sticky note that says SEND SCTIPTS TO so that mite mean someOHNO MY DAD IS HEAR. RUN RUN.

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Bames Jond on Saturday! - 01/10/11


Thanks for coming over and looking after the cats and sleeper agents. Sorry about the mix-up again, but whoever was putting together the rota for HMLS screwed up and we all ended up going on holiday in the same two-week period. Give the cats one McChicken sandwich every day and just check in on the sleeper agents every 2-3 hours. If you don't hear them screaming, just assume everything's okay and update the spreadsheet with a green box. If there is screaming, update with a red box and we'll deal with it when we get back.

Oh, we had a couple of contest entries which came in for the Saturday strip. It's up to you which one you want to put online. If you like them both, put them both online by all means. The judging panel are in Andorra anyway.

I've attached them here:

This one's by that Peter Perpovakov I told you about in the pub. He wins a lot, but I think there's something weird going on. Maybe he's Belgian.

A first time entry from a Mr Neil Drury. Already displaying a firm grasp of foul language. The KGB are training them well these days.

If you can find another black and white blank strip laying around, scan it and put it up for next week's contest. Remind everyone reading to send their script to Otherwise, just put your feet up, help yourself to milk and trout and treat the place like your own.

Big Kev
HR Administrator/Electrode Cleaner
Her Majesty's Laundry Service

P.S. If the window cleaner comes asking for money, tell him he needs to do a better job next week. We lost an agent because of smear.