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June 3, 2009 | A new comic: Movie Time

Here is a new comic. Hopefully you'll start to see more and more updates. Site upgrade coming soon, I know the site sucks in Internet Explorer. :)
(p.s. get a Mac)

- Jake 12:37am | Leave a Comment?


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Older News

May 3, 2009 | A new comic: Camera Fun

Here is a comic to keep you entertained until Jake or I actually get a cintiq and enough free-time to make something sweet.

- Brent 2:03am | Leave a Comment?

February 4, 2009 | A new comic: Long Vacation

Here is a new comic to hold you over until something amazing comes down the shutupcup.com pipe. Enjoy.

- Jake 5:52pm | Leave a Comment?

December 11, 2008 | New Short! New Comic! Merry Christmas to You!

A friendly reminder: Yes, this Animation could be a lot funnier- but the trouble is making a comedy that caters to younger viewers as well as teens and the twentysomethings that watch this stuff. Brent, Jarrad and I came up with the story and audio for this one, while Brent did all the hard work; animation- sure we could always add swearing and violence.. which would make it much more appealing- but Brent's little brother who LOVES the shorts would surely be disappointed. As well as our parents and grandparents who watch this. Think of our target audience, then you might be a little more willing to get the jokes.

Enough Serious stuff- watch the short, read the new comic. See you next year!

- Jake 11:05am | Leave a Comment?

November 11, 2008 | ...New Short, acutally on it's way!

Hey guys, the basement is finished! Brent and I are hard at work on designing some websites- and working on... Episode 6: World's Best! It's set to drop sometime the week of thanksgiving! Also, be on the lookout for a new comic before then! I'm also planning a site refresh after the new year- to fix some of the Internet Explorer, comic pop-up and loading time bugs. Also look for Jake's sketch-blog-folio to launch @ JakeDowns.com sometime early 2009.

We'll keep you posted!
PS. Here's an ad/screenie of the first scene of the new short... it doesn't give away much. (Hint: Pupils are the last thing we animate in a scene)

- Jake 12:05am | Leave a Comment?


Newest Short: Ep 6!

"Episode 6 is finished! It takes a second to load, so if you see a white box for a second don't panic."

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Newest Comic!

06.03.09 | Movie Time!

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Our Story

What exactly is Shut Up, Cup?

Well, shutupcup.com is a collaborative effort between two high school seniors, Brent Galloway & Jake Downs. It is a semi-annually updated webcomic starring Jake, Brent, their friends and family- and of course, a very special character named, cup. It is also a portfolio-type site for the boys to showcase their creative talents.

Okay seriously, what's the deal with this cup?

Heh, well- cup was originally created by Sean Cowburn & Jake Downs in the 6th grade. As the story goes, while they were attending Delaware Christian School, their music teacher, Mr. Shirley, had a 'singing' musical cup which would play a song whenever someone picked up. So- every time the teacher would go to take a drink the thing would play its song, and students would yell, Shut up, cup! Sean then expanded the idea, writing short stories which he'd give to Jake to draw, about a cup designed by the U.S. government to stop world disasters, but leaders always neglected him. Brushing him off with the signature catch-phrase in the last cell of each comic. Sean & Jake made a full comic book and everyone enjoyed it. Well, that is until one day when a fellow (jealous) classmate ripped it to shreds.

So, where does this Brent kid come in?

Funny you should ask- that's the next part of the story! Well, when Jake started attending Buckeye Valley his freshman year, he met Brent Galloway who was fascinated by Jake's drawings and when he found the original taped-up comic book he was so inspired by it that he asked Jake if they could remake the whole series. So, that's just what they did.

Okay, so when did you start this lame website?

Well, this lame-o website got started in March of 2006 when Jake started taking Laura Julien's Wonderful World of Web Design class at Findlay High School. To date there have been 9 different versions of the website- each drastically different and improved from the last.

Well- that's cool, anything else we should know?

Heh- well... if you did make it all the way down here you probably are at least a little interested in our work and you could definitely help us out by purchasing a mug or t-shirt from our shop. We're not greedy, but hosting does cost money. Plus, all your friends will think you're cool and you'll win the lottery.*

*not actually true.