Monday, 21 May 2012

Boyfriend Week 2012: Finale's the finale of Boyfriend Week 2012. I was hoping that this week would tie into People I Know on a larger scale and change things up a bit. Plus, I wanted people to draw boyfriends! I think it was a success on both counts. Hooray for everyone that took part.

But wait! It's not over yet! We've got two additional boyfriends sent in by some lovely people. So, for the final time, prepare to swoon at some potential boyfriends.

This assortment of amazing boyfriends was sent along by Ricky. Along with this drawing, Ricky also sent a short letter to Toby:
Hey Toby

So here are some single guys I know who I think you'd get along with. They're all nice, but if you want my advice, I'd ask out Scorpion-Worm: that guy is loaded!
Hmmm... I know you mustn't judge on appearances alone but Scorpion Worm doesn't *look* loaded. Maybe he's a dotcom millionaire or something? If I was going to pair Toby up with any of them, I'd go for Krr Krr Krr because he reminds me a bit of Quackso - and you all know how much I like a bit of Quackso. On the other hand, I trust Ricky's opinion so Scorpion Worm will have to do. He *does* have a cute baseball cap... Regardless, mega thanks to Ricky for sending them all along. You can follow Ricky on Twitter over here.

Next up is Chad Dreamboat as drawn by the lovely Andy. Here is what Andy had to say about Chad:
Chad Dreamboat is a loner.  He doesn't play by society's "rules".  He fixes motorbikes and reads Jack Kerouac.  He listens to introspective rock and picks fights in bars.  He got kicked out of school for frenching the Chemistry teacher.  He got arrested once for shoplifting a book of poetry.  But buried deep beneath those chiseled good looks and rebellious anti-authoritism lies a heart of pure gold.  He is the sole carer of his plucky little sister ever since their drug-addled mother abandoned them to become a Vegas showgirl.  His deepest ambition is to become a top cake chef and open his own bakery, but the close-minded screwheads want him out of their town.  Maybe the love of a good dinosaur good tame this wild spirit?
Wow. Just wow. I don't know about you but I'm sort of in love with Chad after reading that. Who wouldn't to go out with a good looking rebel who wants to open his own bakery? NO ONE, that's who. Thanks to Andy for sending him along (and for breaking my heart in the process). You can follow Andy on Twitter over here.

And finally, there's one more bonus boyfriend from me...

This is Sam. If you've read today's comic then you know who he is. I'm not going to write a blurb for him though as you'll learn about him in the future. Well, you will if everything goes to plan. Fingers crossed, eh?

And that's it. Boyfriend Week 2012 ends here. There will be a few deleted scenes and follow-on comics in the next few weeks. Again, a massive thanks to everyone that took part. And thanks to everyone that read it and shared it with their pals. These themed weeks are a fair bit of extra work for me but it's worth it when people say nice things.

IN OTHER NEWS: I'll be at MCM Expo next weekend.

Friday, 18 May 2012

Boyfriend Week 2012: Day Five

Hello hello!

It's the final day of Boyfriend Week 2012. I really hope you've enjoyed all the new boyfriends. Do you have your eye on any of them? I could totally put a good word in for you if you want? I know I'm pretty sweet on a few of them so things could get pretty awkward.

But anyways. Enough about me - here is (are?) the final batch of boyfriends that have been sent along by lovely people. Be prepared! 

The first boyfriend today is Montague St John-Deschanel the Third - as drawn by the lovely James. Normally I would write some blurb here about the boyfriend in question...but you have eyes. You can read all the amazing things for yourself. A special shout-out to the unicorn and the massive lunch box - who wouldn't want to give those two a special shout-out? Thanks so much James! I'll pay you back with some high fives... You can follow James on Twitter too! Hooray!

Next up it's Jeremy K. Fleming - a deer boyfriend sent along by Geggs. Jeremy has a red tie - a similar tie to the one that Toby wears so maybe that's a good indication of things to come? Also, without scaring you, do Jeremy's eyes follow you around the room? Is he... is he f-f-flirting with us? Hmmm... Regardless, mega thanks to Geggs for sending him along. You can follow Geggs on Twitter!

So... once upon a time, I asked a pal to draw something in my sketchbook and lo - Adventurous Cat was born from the pen and brain of Steve. I like Adventurous Cat so much that I declared him an entry into Boyfriend Week. I'm not sure if I cleared this with Steve but I'm sure he won't mind... FUN FACT: The rest of this page is full of ideas for future story lines for the People I Know gang. But that's a story for another time. Mega thanks to Steve for not kicking me in the face for uploading Adventurous Cat as part of Boyfriend Week. You can follow Steve on Twitter if that helps?

This is Mini C - a boyfriend sent along by Helen. This is what Helen had to say about the mysterious Mini C:
No one wants to be dumped by a greasy, smelly mini cheddar... That would be awful.
Helen is right. Getting dumped by a cheese-flavoured snack must be pretty grim... but who knows, maybe Mini C is a sweetheart that will never dump you? Fingers crossed. I mean, I don't know him, but you could at least give him a shot, right? Thanks to Helen for sending Mini C along.
Who is this dream dreamboat? It's Link as drawn by Rus. No - not *that* Link - the other one. Here is Rus to explain:
I drew Brendan Fraiser in his role as Link from California Man because I figured both Link and Toby can reminisce about the good old days and how they're both from a time long forgotten.
Rus has a point. Talking about 'the good old days' is always a nice way to bond. Plus, Link is a bit of a stud, right? Thanks for sending him in, Rus! I'm probably going to end up buying the DVD of California Man now just to remind myself about 'the good old days.' You can follow Rus on Twitter over here.

Next up is the lovely Boyfriend-O-Saurus as drawn by Craig. Here is what Craig had to say about this dreamy dinosaur:
I have no idea how many other dinosaurs have been potential suitors, but this Boyfriend-O-Saurus is at least a herbivore, so there's no chance of 'accidental eatage'. B-O-S has made an effort- he knew you where coming so he baked a cake! So if the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, he's off to a good start- and if Toby is lucky he may even get to lick the spoon!
Oh la la - spoon-licking! On a Friday? Saucy! B-O-S certainly has a charming smile but I'm a bit worried about his food hygiene standards. Look at that broken egg, just causing a stink on the floor! I hope he cleans it up properly! But Craig has clearly done his homework - Toby really does have a thing for cake... Thanks for sending this in Craig! You can follow Craig on Twitter too!

Say hello to Rex - a boyfriend sent along by Ben. Ben gets bonus points for creating Rex on his way to the gym and in record time. Here is what we know about Rex:
Toby fancies him because he has both a tattoo of an anchor AND an earring. Rex breaks Toby's heart when he comes home with a hickey on his neck from a stegosaurus, and then tries to eat him."
Goodness me. That's a tale and a half... Or do I mean "a tail and a half?" Tee hee. But yes - Rex is clearly some sort of heartbreaker! I'm not sure I would allow Toby to even talk to such a scoundrel! And cheating with a stegosaurus! What a floozy! Thanks to Ben for sending him along. Thanks Ben!

I could be described as a lot of things (my favourite so far is "aggressively friendly") but I have never been called 'laid back...' unlike the next boyfriend: Pablo the sassy sloth! Pablo was created by Jason, who has been kind enough to tell you everything you need to know about Pablo in the above drawing. Although I'm mostly drawn to Pablo's long arms for hugging, you can't fail to be impressed by his 366 eukaryotic organisms. I'm not even sure what 'eukaryotic' means but 366 is a big number. Go Pablo! Thanks Jason for sending him along. You can follow Jason on Twitter too!
 It's time for me to get involved... possibly for the last time? Say hello to Quackso. I really have no idea what I was thinking when I drew him but you can't help buy love him, right? Those eyelashes! That hat! Welcome to Swoon City. Population: You. Here is what I wrote about Quackso after his birth:
QUACKSO!!! Quackso is a fat duck who loves his curves and his eyelashes. He shares Toby’s obsession with cake but is a bit more confident when it comes to approaching people. Quackso collects hats.
And there you have it. Quackso. 

As you may or may not know, I have a job. I asked lots of people in the office to take part in Boyfriend Week 2012 and this is one of the responses. This is Spike as drawn by Simon. I asked Simon to tell me some facts about Spike and he told me the following:
  • Spike is 28 years old
  • Spike is a paleontologist
  • Spike enjoys snowboarding
Sounds like a catch to me! Thanks to Simon for sending him along.

This boyfriend was sent in by Joe and I was a bit worried that he'd been reading my mind when I first saw it. In today's comic, the evil sun suggests that Toby go out with her meteorite pal - and look! Joe has sent in this super cute meteorite as a potential boyfriend. Is it a sign? Are they destined to be together? Here is what Joe had to say:
You'll notice that he is a flaming meteorite in the hope that their relationship will go some distance to rectifying the long-apparent social gulf between dinosaurs and meteorites.
Personally, I think they make a super cute couple. Thanks to Joe for sending him in. You can follow Joe on Twitter over here!

Boyfriend Week 2012 takes a dramatic turn with Vlah - a boyfriend sent along by Dick. Here is what Dick wrote about Vlah:

This is Vlah. He is a nomadic centaur. He has many wives but spends most of his time in solitude. Wandering the wide-open steppe. 
Wow. So, Vlah already has some wives! However, they clearly aren't enough for him so he's after a bit of Toby on the side. Mysterious! Although I'm not sure whether or not I approve of his motives, I *am* very impressed with Vlah's forward planning. Look at all the stuff he's carrying with him. He will be useful in any situation... oh... unless it's all just emotional baggage? That would suck. I guess we'll have to ask Dick to find out for us. Super thanks to Dick for sending him along. You can follow Dick on Twitter over here. 

Next up is a game sent along by Lizz - the comic drawing wizard who is cute as a button and twice as useful... Here we go...

Here are your options. Prepare yourself!
Alright then... who are you going to choose? Think carefully - Toby's happiness hangs in the very balance! YOU COULD CHANGE EVERYTHING! Once you've had a think, make sure you picture them clearly in your mind...

Are you thinking about them? 

Keep picturing them...

Keep going...



Alright then! 


Here is your... oh...

Sorry everyone! You missed out on Card D - and that was Alan! If you've ever played the popular (with my pals) card game Heart Throb then you'll be familiar with Alan. I know quite a lot of people that wouldn't mind getting *more* familiar with him... but is Toby one of them? Time will tell. Thanks to Lizz for making this game and sending it along. You can follow her on Twitter over here...

The next boyfriend puts the ultimate into penultimate - it's Melbourne Carmichael as drawn by the fair hand of Luke! Here is Luke's biography of Melbourne:

Melbourne Carmichael is a small omnivorous therapod and amateur hair surgeon whose hobbies include running, grooming, going for drinks with friends and managing his collection of vintage milk packaging and associated ephemera. A rapacious killer when required, he also has a sensitive side and is well liked for his engaging delivery of anecdotes which are rich in his uniquely wry sense of humour. He has self published several dozen e-books of contemporary short fiction and is a regular contributor to the website, regularly commenting on a wide variety of user-submitted video content. He was born in Gloucester but in 2010 moved to Cheltenham.
That pretty much answers any and every question I had about Melbourne. He certainly has an incredibly...uh...diverse range of interests. And none of them involve cake! But you know, maybe it would do Toby some good to go out with someone unlike him. Plus, I can't remember the last time I saw such sexy eyebrows! Maybe Toby could go out with Melbourne and I could go out with his eyebrows? Hmmm... But yes - thanks to Luke for sending this along. You can follow Luke on Twitter over here.

You're not imagining things...that really is a super cool, giant rabbit standing in front of you. His name is Kevin and he was sent along by Dan. Here is what Dan had to say about Kevin:
All I know is that his name is Kevin and he is a very large rabbit… Apart from that, I know nothing. Oh, rumour has it he once snogged Aston from JLS.
I think Dan is holding out on us. For a start, Kevin has a tattoo which means that he is cool and dangerous. Next up - the cute and fluffy tail shows that he likes to take care of himself. He also appears to have an iPhone but I'll let you draw your own conclusions from that. Thanks to Dan for sending him along. You can follow Dan on Twitter over here!

And that's it. Boyfriend Week 2012 is over. Sort of. Check out the website on Monday - some stuff might get resolved. Maybe? But until then, have a lovely weekend and don't forget to keep an eye out for any more potential boyfriends for Toby. I'm sure he'd appreciate it. Oh - and if you want to draw a boyfriend, get it to me by Sunday and maybe I'll do a bonus day or something?

Thanks so much to everyone that read all this and to everyone that sent along a boyfriend. Great work!

Have a brilliant weekend

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Boyfriend Week 2012: Day Four

Warning! Warning! It's the fourth day of Boyfriend Week 2012 which can only mean one thing... a whole blog post full of dreamy potential boyfriends for Toby. What will today bring? Read on, dear reader. Read on...

The first entry into Boyfriend Week 2012 is from John. Before you worry about Toby running out on his sun, don't worry - John is here to explain:
His name is Rod and he met Toby at Fabric. It was an ill-starred union as Rod is always trying to convince Toby that he has fathered a "baby". The baby is just a very small dinosaur called Terry. Terry doesn't mind going along with it as it's not like he has anything else to do (he's independently wealthy).
Fabric is a nightclub in London...and if that part of the story is true then the rest of it could totally be true too! Whatever Rod and Terry's motives are for their behaviour, the important thing is that they are happy. Plus, I like Rod's teeny tiny hat. Thanks John. FUN FACT: You can follow John on Twitter over here.

Next up, it's this sweet drawing by Martin. This is Jon - Toby's new *ahem* bed warming partner! Oh la la. FUN FACT: You got to see Toby's bed in the first ever printed issue of People I Know (back in 2007). Toby and Christina share a room... but they are just pals. Toby and Jon though, they are in the SAME BED! What does it mean?! Whatever it means, I hope they are sleeping well. Thanks for sending this along Martin. You can follow Martin on Twitter over here.

Next up we have Pin - a psychic stud sent in my Carl. Here is what Carl had to say about this potential boyfriend:
Did you ever see What Women Want? I didn't, but it's about manipulating women by reading their thoughts, isn't it? Well this guy is a psychic, and there must be a nice way to use those powers for Toby!
I wish I had psychic powers...or any sort of super power really. However, I hope that Pin won't use his powers for evil. Also, it would be pretty unethical of him to seduce Toby by trickery. Hmmm... Either way, he has nice hair and I like his shirt. Thanks to Carl for sending him along! You can follow Carl on Twitter if you want.

This comprehensive comic is all about Montgomery Zeus - a potential boyfriend sent along by the lovely David. Here is what David had to say about Montgomery:
Allow me to introduce you to Montgomery Zeus, I feel he would be a wonderful companion to the Toby we know and love. Here are the key facts about it:
  • He won the Triforce of courage from Link
  • He carries Zordon's Morpher
  • He once helped a bunch of naked nuns build the first tunnel in London
  • He looked up Geri's skirt even though he isn't really into that sort of thing, it was just because he could 
  • He found Maddy months ago, but respected her right to privacy so is keeping it a little bit secret
  • He created the original 151 Pokemon designs, he doesn't care for he later generations
  • It was Montgomery's hair in the core of Voldermort and Harry's want, NOT, a phoenix feather
  • Montgomery is ace at picking cakes
  • He can watch a 3D film without wearing the stupid glasses
  • He is the only person to make Captain Janeway stop and have a quick think about her choices in life. 
  • censored
I hope Toby will enjoy a date with Montgomery.
So there you go. I don't think I could really anything to this that hasn't already been covered by David. Montgomery Zeus is an incredible name - perfect for an incredible boyfriend. Thanks for sending him along, David! You can follow David on Twitter too!

Say hello to Shirley - the potential boyfriend sent along by Mark. Here are some facts about him. And by 'him,' I mean Shirley, not Mark:
This is Shirley.

He is a bearded vegan pygmy diplodocus with a big heart.

He could be Toby's boyfriend, he has one big arm that can dish out hugs, but can also give Toby a good old smack and knock some sense into him when needed (always)...

Away from speed dating fictional characters he likes to take part in Tudor re-enactments and has an extensive store loyalty card collection.

His favourite colour's hex value is #cc9999
Quite frankly, Shirley had me at "bearded vegan," but maybe I'm just easy. And I think we can all agree that Toby could do with a good old smack sometimes. FUN FACT: I think I went to a Tudor re-enactment once. Well, it involved a bunch of people in costume and I had a furry beret. Thank you very much for sending this along, Mark! You can follow Mark on Twitter too!

It's time for another of my own potential boyfriends. This is Max. I wrote some words after drawing him:
Max is a mysterious guy. He has a connection to a People I Know regular character but I won’t tell you who just yet. He enjoys dressing smartly and is very proud of his smart shoes.
You can probably guess which regular character is...because there aren't that many of them. If he ever returns it will be with different hair. Hello Max!

Next up is Brick - a solid and dependable boyfriend sent in by the talented Ross. Here is what Ross had to say about Brick's boyfriend potential:
  • Brick is a good listener
  • Brick is honest
  • Brick won't (can't) leave you
  • Brick is financially independent
  • Brick will never nag you to hang your towel up when you're done with it even though you were just about to do it anyway you just had to check your emails first, for gods sake.
I think I might know some of Brick's family. He looks so...familiar. Hmmmm. From Ross' description, Brick sounds like a nice guy and has a lot going for him. Thanks for sending him along, Ross! You can follow Ross on Twitter over here.

Hey everyone! Say hello to Frankie Wurst - a boyfriend sent in by Gon. Gon was kind enough to draw up a list of Frankie's pros and cons... Check them out:
- Buns of steel!
- Allergic to cake - so more for Toby
- Speaks fluent German

- No fashion sense
- Can't hug back
- Doesn't speak any English
Personally speaking, not being able to hug back is a pretty big con and if I loved cake then I'd be a bit nervous about eating cake anywhere near him. But what do I know? If Toby wants to go out with Frankie then I'm all for it. The important thing is their happiness! Thanks to Gon for sending in a drawing. You can follow Gon on Twitter over here.

Say hello to Barry Norbusk, a global hunk sent in by Joe. I'm so overwhelmed by Barry's overall hunkiness that I'm not sure what to type. I'm not sure what I find more alluring - the chin dimples or the mouth-beak. Whatever it is, I hope that he is as nice as he is hunky - I wouldn't want Toby to go out with anyone mean. Thanks to Joe for introducing us to Barry. I don't know if Barry is on Twitter but Joe is - you can follow him here!

This is Roger. Roger was sent in by Joe - but a different Joe to the last one. Check out both their websites - they are both great but very different. Roger came with a very interesting backstory - prepare yourself:
This guy is called Roger and he's one of dexys midnight runners (not the original line up) currently touring with Deck Sees Mid Nite Runnaz (dexys midnight runners tribute band) (not the original line up) He plays a mean viola and enjoys making pastry.

Fun Fact: his uncle provided the voice over for BASF video cassette adverts and played "Greg The Grocer" in TV's Pigeon Street.
Goodness me! What a life he has led, eh? I'm not sure which bit impresses me the most - and I'm a tough one to impress. Unlike me, Toby is impressed by anything so he will no doubt be very taken with Roger. Thanks to Joe for sending Roger along. You can follow Joe on Twitter over here.

The final drawing for today is this amazing comic that was sent in by the hideously talented Rob. For those who aren't aware - Mr Kipling is a brand of cakes over here in England. I'm partial to the french fancies... and the lemon slices...and the angel slices. And pretty much every cake that he puts out. In fact, the only thing that I like more than a Mr Kipling cake is Rob's comic. I was stunned when I first saw it. And then I was jealous. And then I was a little bit like "well, I wish I looked like that in real life." So many emotions. Also, FUN FACT time: I love eating cake with a fork. I have special cake forks and everything. Maybe I should just pay Rob to draw People I Know from now on. Thanks so much Rob!

And that's it for Day Four of Boyfriend Week 2012. I hope you're enjoying it. What will happen tomorrow? Swing by to find out! Oh - and thanks again to everyone that has taken part. It really is amazing.

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Boyfriend Week 2012: Day Three

It's the third day of Boyfriend Week 2012. I hope you are gripped by the tale of romance and dinosaurs! Here is a fresh batch of dreamboats to break your heart! 

The first boyfriend is this megahunk of muscle - Clinton. He was sent along by the lovely Jonathan, who had this to say about the flexing fittie:
Here's Clinton DuPrez for Boyfriend week. Bit of rich posho type like those off of "Chelsea". His chat-up line is "Worry not, I have a license for these guns!" followed by his trademark smile.
We're all friends here so let's be honest: if someone like Clinton talked about his guns, we'd *all* go weak at the knees, right? I'm pretty much weak at the knees just typing this. Oh. Speaking of knees, I like the look of those purple jeans. Maybe I should invest in some? Hmmm... Whilst I think about that, huge thanks to Jonathan for sending this along. You can follow Jonathan on Twitter over here.

Next up we have Sully Jones - bag o' bones, who was sent in by El Tacodor. Here is what he had to say about Sully:
Although Sully may appear scary to some, he is a gentleman and a scholar.

He loves Nigella Lawson, and although he is terrible at baking he does try.

He also enjoys midnight strolls, large bowls of cereal, and extreme sports.

Although being an avid novelist and somewhat of a deep thinker and philosopher, Sully's guilty pleasure is the TV show ' Dog the Bounty Hunter '

Sully is currently single and seeking a partner as unique as himself.
 That's a pretty impressive list of facts for a pretty impressive potential boyfriend. I don't think I really need to add anything else besides a huge thank you to El Tacodor for sending this along.

The next boyfriend for today is Marcus - as sent in by Camila. Camila even sent in this heartfelt letter explaining...well...everything. Here you go:
Dear Toby,

My friend Marcus is dying to take you out on a date, but is to shy to ask, so I thought I'd give him a little push.

Marcus' favourite things are pistachios, robots and cake. And in the past couple of weeks, it seems, also a certain dinosaur.

I don't actually know what he really looks like. You see, the boy is shape-shifter, so it's hard to tell. I like to think he was born a cat, but then, I've never met cat who doesn't like fish, so maybe not.

You can see some of his latest looks in the attached photograph.

Lots of love,

Camila x

Aaaaaaawwww... Cute. Thanks so much Camila! Marcus seems like such a nice guy...

Speaking of nice guys - say hello to yBot! He was created by Ben! Here is what Ben told us about yBot:
Meet yBot, the fully automated boyfriend. Enjoys long walks on the beach and binary code.
A fully automated boyfriend? I don't know what that entails but the mind boggles. My mind is boggling as I type. Personally, I love walking. I'm not fussed about walking on the beach but walking in general is something I enjoy. I wish I knew more about binary code... Maybe one day, eh? Mega thanks to Ben for sending him along. You can follow Ben on Twitter here...

This cute comic was sent in by a secret admirer. How mysterious. And it involves cake! Hooray! I bet Toby is super pleased with such a lovely-looking cake. If I were to guess - I would guess that the cake is strawberry flavoured. Thank you to the secret admirer that sent this along!

Say hello to Skelly - the skeleton baker! He was sent in by SteelCat. Yay! Here is what we know about Skelly:
This is the Skeleton Baker. He's a skeleton, so he looks kind of scary. But he's actually nice~ Skeleton Baker works at a bakery, of course, and he specializes in pies and cakes. If someone's mean to him or his friends, though, he can get really scary o.o
Looking out for your friends is an important thing so Skelly is a good egg in my mind. Plus he has a nice hat! Thanks for sending him along!

This is Blobby Brown - a potential boyfriend sent in my my pal Mia. Blobby's speech bubble tells you everything you need to know. Working as a strong man means he has a regular income which is always helpful. Plus, hand holding? Who doesn't enjoy that? Although neither Blobby or Toby actually have hands... oh... hmmmm... Thanks for sending such a dreamy dreamboat along Mia! Oh! You can follow Mia on Twitter over here...

Hey! It's time for a boyfriend from my brain! This dude is Thor - a magnificent, magical seal (sealion?)... Here is what I wrote about him after drawing him:
Thor isn’t like a normal seal… because he’s also a WIZARD! You can tell because he wears a wizard’s hat and glasses. No one is really sure whether he used to be a human – or even if his name is really Thor.

Thor, ladies and gentlemen! 

Speaking of gentlemen, say hello to Buddy Disco - the boyfriend sent in by lovely Dan. Not much is know about Buddy except that he is a cool cat who owns a go-kart (and a snazzy driving jacket). I can't drive, but if I could then I would want to look cool like Buddy Disco...and by 'cool' I mean 'a little creepy' but we mustn't judge. Maybe Toby likes them to be like that? FUN FACT: I don't think Toby can drive and I also suspect he's a bit scared of go-kart in general... I hope that him and Buddy could still get along. Thanks so much to Dan for sending this in. You can follow Dan on Twitter over here!

This is Bert - a boyfriend sent along by the lovely Rob. Everything you need to know about Bert and his sassy BFF Britney can be found in Rob's brain...but if you don't have access to that then this supercute comic should give you enough information. Maybe if we all ask Rob nicely enough, he'll be nice enough to make some more comics about Bert and Britney? Thanks for sending this along Rob! You can follow Rob on Twitter here...

Stud alert! This bad boy is Jellybean and he was sent in by Philippa. Here is what she had to say about him:
His name is Jellybean and he's got a bad attitude. He only gets away with it because he's so handsome.
Oh Jellybean - what a heartbreaker. Do you think Toby could go out with a boyfriend that had a bad attitude? Would he be blinded by the handsomeness?  I really don't know. Someone should ask him. Thanks to Philippa for sending Jellybean along. If you like Twitter then you can follow Philippa on it!

So yes. That's Day Three of Boyfriend Week 2012 done and dusted. I hope you're enjoying the boyfriends that you've seen so far. I know I am. Mega thanks to everyone that has sent some along.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Boyfriend Week 2012: Day Two

Hello hello!
It's Day Two of Boyfriend Week 2012! Eeeeeeeeeeee!

You've already read today's drawing so you know how well/badly the hunt for Toby's 500th boyfriend is coming along. But don't worry - some lovely people have sent in some lovely potential boyfriends. HERE THEY ARE!!

Look! This potential boyfriend was sent in my Sammy! It's a cake-baking dreamboat! Everyone loves cake and Toby can't get enough of it. And who can blame him? Cake is amazing. I imagine that Toby would be very happy with a cake-baking dreamboat for a boyfriend - especially with such a cool hat. Thanks Sammy! You can follow Sammy on Twitter over here.

Speaking of cakes - check out this boyfriend as sent in by Truly Ace Design! You can check out the original sketch on her website... I can't tell you much about this boyfriend other than that he's a cake and he's holding a cake and that he seems like a decent guy. I am fond of the sassy hand-on-hip too. I should start doing more stuff like that. Thanks for sending this along. Oh! You can follow Truly Ace over on Twitter too!

Watch out! Boyfriend coming through! This boyfriend was sent in by Laura and here is what she had to say about him:

He's called Hubert - his hair is made from leaves to try and encourage Toby to eat vegetation rather than humans (and to give him some health after all that cake munching), and he carries a can of oil to smooth Toby's achy, dry scales. He also wears a safari jacket, because he's ready for ADVENTURE!
Laura is a smart lass - Toby's cake-obsession can't be healthy so some extra greens can't be a bad thing. And Adventures?!?!?! Yes please! I hope Hubert and Toby get along. I also hope that Toby isn't allergic to the oil. Thanks for sending this boyfriend along Laura. You can follow Laura on Twitter here.

It's time for a potential boyfriend from my mind! Hooray! This is Conan and here is what I wrote about him when I was clearly going a bit doolally:
Conan lives in the freezer in Toby’s office. He doesn’t like going out much during hot days, preferring to stay inside and plan out new combinations of flavours to try out.
That's Conan! Keep an eye out for him - you'll be seeing a lot of him over the summer (just not in the comic)...

This is Frank! He's a dinosaur! He was sent in by Shane. Hooray! As you can see, Frank has some exciting powers...some of which I think Toby would be *very* interested in. I mean, who wouldn't want a boyfriend that could create various cakes and doesn't want to eat you BFF? I like his smart tie - I used to wear a lot of ties but then I put on weight and can't fit into any of my old shirts. Boo hoo... Thanks for sending him in Shane! You can follow Shane on Twitter over here.

Watch out! It's a pixelspider as created by Trev! Here is what Trev had to say about him:
It's a pixelspider, with a present, apparently wrapped in the Swedish flag. PROBABLY NOT POISONOUS.
I'm pretty scared of spiders but pixelspider seems like a nice guy. He's smiling. He has a gift. Who doesn't like smiles and gifts? Even from a spider! Also, he has a cute nose, eh? I wonder what is in that present. Hmmmm... Thanks for sending pixelspider along, Trev! You can follow Trev on Twitter! Hooray!

 The Internet loves cats. I quite like them... but I'm crazy about Professor Puffletron. The Professor was sent in by the combined efforts of Tom and Tim - two fine fellows who clearly have an eye for how to make a cat even cooler. Here is what they had to say about Professor Puffletron:
He has style and panache (just look at that hat and moustache!) and is generally pretty fluffy. Although be warned that not only is Professor Puffletron always plotting some nefarious scheme, he also has a TERRIBLE, DARK SECRET...
Bad news - I don't know what the TERRIBLE, DARK SECRET is... and I'm not sure I want to know. What I *do* want to know is where Professor Puffletron got such a nice hat from. Thanks to Tom and Tim for sending him along. You can follow Tom and Tim on Twitter! They are different people so you get two different links...

Hey good looking! Who sent you here? Hammo? My BFF-to-be? Oh cool. Here is what Hammo had to say about this potential boyfriend:
He's a web designer and his name is Dan Chervil. At first glance he might seem a bit too cool for school - see bobble hat, stylish hairdo and fancy-shoes-with-no-socks (dead giveaway). Plus he only listens to bands that nobody's ever heard of (see t-shirt - the only reason he's heard of Owen Wilson's Nose, or OWN as fans know them, is that he went to school with the drummer and designed their first EP cover). He is very nice though, funny, thoughtful, with a wry, slightly sarcastic sense of humour, and he's very talented in the kitchen. When he was young, his mother would enter his jams and cakes into competitions at their local village fete as her own, often winning.
I want to listen to Owen Wilson's Nose so much! They sound amazing! In fact, Dan in general just sounds brilliant. I'm impressed by anyone that is good in the kitchen, mostly because I'm terrible at it. Boo hoo. Plus, I'm sort of thinking about going to buy myself some brown shoes and a nice blue cardigan. That's not weird, right? Either way, thanks to Hammo for introducing us all to Dan. You can follow Hammo on Twitter too!

I think that's it for Day Two of Boyfriend Week 2012. I hope you're enjoying it so far...