Wednesday, September 7th, 2011, 5:24pm ET

RIGHT so here’s what’s going on

RIGHT so here’s what’s going on. It’s simple really, and pretty much goes without saying: there’s just been no time for me to focus on making aLp. Believe me, I’ve been trying to make some time, figuring I could at least crank out a new comic here and there for the sake of updating. That’s why I go so long without even an explanation – cuz I keep thinking I’m gonna update on a given week… but then that week flies by, and then the next, then the next, and suddenly it’s been months without a peep and then some of you guys start spreading rumors that I’ve died.

So it’s weird and backwards but basically I disappear for so long cuz I AM thinking about making new comics, not because I’m not. I just don’t wanna keep giving you empty promises, so I just end up sayin’ zip. The big problem is I’m shit at planning out what I’m gonna be able to accomplish in a given time period; it’s hard for me to give y’all meaningful info when I don’t even have it myself.

Anyway, I know what to say right now. I’m still gonna be too busy for the next few months to do new comics regularly, but I WILL try to do SOME. I’m just not gonna give you any false hope of some crazy renaissance from me in the near future. aLp continues to live on, sporadically. Hook yourself up to my Twitter, Facebook page, RSS, and email list, and you’ll get any new comics and blog updates from me, honest injun! That’s racist.

For what it’s worth, I do have a good reason to stay in the comics game, at the very least. The big (secret, ooh) thing that’s keeping me so flippin busy is indeed comics-related. You’ll hear all about it within the next few months. So, there’s that.

As always, THANK YOU, godammit, THANK YOU for caring. It’s EASY to have loyal fans when you’re Jeph Fuckin’ Jacques and you know, you update every day with awesome comics and live-streamed drawing sessions… but when you post 3 comics a year and disappear for months at a time like me, and still have fans as dedicated as you guys? That’s… that’s weird, you guys should get some help.


  1. Matty

    Worth the wait ;)

  2. CurlyJim

    Costs me nothing to wait, man. I was doing it anyway, and it’s not like you owe me comics. It’s a pleasant surprise when I check and there’s one there, like some sort of random christmas.

  3. Uncle Monster

    Yeah, what CurlyJim said.

  4. Neil ( AoD )

    ALP fan: “I thought you were dead?”
    Bernie H “I get that a lot…”

  5. Charley

    Nice to see you’re okay, man.
    Do what you can, when you can. :)

  6. Mary


  7. Zai

    Random hugs!!!

  8. w00hoo

    What they said, RSS just tells me when you’ve said something and I go ‘yay!’ and then read it. Looking forward to whatever comes along and glad to hear you’re not that dead. It’s not like I pay your wages :-)

  9. O

    As usual, take your time.

  10. Twoba

    We can wait! Was excited to see something in my RSS today. Cheers for the update and best of luck with the secret project

  11. Mike

    It’s good to know that your going to continue putting up comics when you get the time. Like CurlyJim said, it costs nothing to wait & we we’re doing it anyway. You don’t owe us comics, we just appreciate it when you do get the chance to make them. We’ll just keep looking forward to the next update, whenever it arrives. Keep up the good work Dude.

  12. Vulpe Inculta

    We’ll wait… you will always came back to us, your loyal, creepy, Misery-style faithful fans. Ok, I think I went a bit far here… :P

  13. jobo

    we’re waiting….! but I like #349, keep coming back to it. Might be hard to beat…

  14. paul

    I actually just saw this update cause I follow you at Love this stuff I hope to see more, but I know how life can get busy

  15. steve

    Can’t wait!

  16. Number_6

    Looking forward to when you have the time to make more. I keep the site bookmarked and check back once or twice a week just to see if it has updated. At least when it does, it makes for a pleasant surprise.

  17. Bronin

    MAKE COMICS DAMN YOU! Ok I’m kidding, best of luck and there are some of us who keep checking periodically for those little gems of pure “lulz” that you provide. We know how it is to have a life that doesn’t revolve around refreshing one page on the internet in the hopes of something new coming up.

  18. Scott

    Your comic is so weird and hilarious, I’m worried if I stop watching your comic, I’ll miss something I wish I had seen when it first arrived. I’m at least dedicated that far. As a part time cartoonist myself, I know how difficult it is to live episode to episode, as opposed to those guys who write their material MONTHS in advance.

  19. Marvin_Arnold

    “but when you post 3 comics a year and disappear for months at a time like me, and still have fans as dedicated as you guys?”

    That’s because your comic is so f-ing good, you **!$%&! Don’t think so much about it, just make a new one already!!!111

  20. Ipsa

    I still <3 you, Bernie!

  21. Jak

    Just be glad your fans are adults and not immature kids. I love the comic and your doing a great job.

  22. A Non-Y Mouse

    To be honest, I think the main thing that keeps me coming as frequently as I do to look for new strips at this point is confirmation bias.

    Maybe I should just RSS it and be done with it.

  23. dune

    It’s alright, we don’t have a life anyway. Joke, joke, bernieh, we love you for the laughs you have given us!

  24. butterypoo

    Hey….maybe the secret is….they are makin a FILM!!! Aliens and predators…. wonder if they will get along……..?

  25. PinkTemplar

    lawl i thought you died just sayin.

  26. Dan

    Love the site and what you do. Thank you so much, I wish you and yours well and look forward to the next update.

  27. Oye Just Chill

    its very nice post great job and thanks for sharing.

  28. Lee

    I have loved your comic for YEARS, thank you again for drawing it. I’m looking forward to the next update, whenever you can get to it!

  29. Gamera Ramen

    If anything’s gonna get me professional help, I doubt it’ll be this

  30. Wyatt W

    Dude, all I have to say is that your comics are gold and are worth the wait. Although I do sometimes question gow much of a loser I am for checking up every hour, it’s still worth the wait.

    Idea: Swear to yourself that when timemachines are invented that you’ll go back to your hiatus self and give him/you every future AlP.

  31. jimb3rt

    “comic related” hmm, well I think we can rule out syndication

  32. SniperGames

    Welcome back and thank you for the crazy funny comics. I know what
    you mean “advance planning” is tough. (is there any other type of

    anyways thanks

  33. A Non-Y Mouse

    Just dropped by to see if the rss feed was broken or something.


  34. Steve

    Well if you can squeeze in just one AlP take on Linsanity, we all know it will come out Hillariously awesome.

  35. Gabby

    Hey Bernie, dropping a line. Been a fan since the olden days back before Pres even got glasses, back when I used to check this site coming home from high school (so… old now… so… whyyy) and just wanted to say that, new updates or not, thanks for the good times, man. This comic used to make me kind of absurdly jealous I lived somewhere that wasn’t New York. (And now with a Cash Cab reference! I weep forever)

  36. Anonymous

    Oh, come on! Please! I miss you…

  37. greendragon

    Still waiting and hoping. Abe and Preston Live! :) Thanks for all the laughs.

  38. TheUninvited

    When are you coming back? I so want ALP back. I need it to crack me up.

  39. Marvin_Arnold

    Guys, nothing more to see here. Move along.

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  41. More_please

    more crickets…

  42. B0b_an0n

    We can outwait you. We are your internets, and Time is ours to waste in infinite varieties for multiple eternities. You, however, are but one mortal with childs; your time is short. No pressure tho.

  43. Spaz

    I still await the update. I don’t care if It comes next year, I still check back for updates. And Jeph is a cool dude! you turned me onto him.

  44. General Grievous

    Even if you never updated again, you gave me a good bunch of laughs, and that’s enough for me to appreciate.

    All the best in your endeavours, Bernie :)

  45. anon

    Man, I used to love this comic. Not really anything else out there that I’m aware of with its unique sense of humor. Looks like the creator has moved on to bigger and better things, though I’m not sure what. A glance at his twitter shows that it still links back to this site lol.
    Bernie (can I call you Bernie?), if you’re ever coming out with some other project, let us know, you’re a funny dude.

  46. Reynoldio

    What they said! Love aLp, hope you’re well Bernie, let us know what you’re up to, etc and so on. Hope all’s good :)

  47. Scott

    Thanks for proving me right.

  48. Frank

    lol – hilarious!

    STILL doing the “comic not dead updates once every 3 years” thing, jesus loser its been 6 years.. just give it up

  49. Ravi

    I really enejoyd looking at all these cute comic strips, you’re very talented! Love it! I’m working on my own comic books called Fuzz Society, feel free to check them out and let me know what you think. Thanks!

  50. Betty_Smith

    There was a time when I use to really enjoy your work but then all of a sudden, you took a LONG leap ( 6 years is big). Still hoping to hear something fantastic from you so that I can find your comics in this awesome list of top 100 web comics :) (I am sure it will happen)

  51. Danijel

    12 years since i found this site. Saved it in my bookmars. Checked up on it and glad to see its still there.
    If you can, please, never take it down. And if you’d care too or find time for it.
    Thanks for all the laugs though. Love your twisted humor :)

  52. hypnoquin

    I used to read this comic many years ago. I’m glad to see these stories are still around.
    I just thought I’d pop on to say thank-you for your creative work.
    I hope you consider coming back to creating more comics.

    Take Care!

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  56. Renato

    Entendo bem disso que te atrapalha. É um problema para mim também. Mas sei esperar e estou ansioso para que volte em breve.

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  58. Caroline Franciele

    Great post!

  59. Alien Timeline

    Wishing you could still make a comeback after 8 years. Your site is still alive an kicking.
    Back in the day you were one of the best Alien comics out there.

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