Some cases, yes, though I don’t think any are based on one by default.

  • Eric T. Cartman: Officially, he’s “the garbage in everyone’s soul”. He’s basically the devil to Stan and Kyle’s angels as far as Matt and Trey go. Trey does the voicing and more creative work though, so I’d say a bit more him. Oh, and his name comes from Matt Karpman, an old friend of the guys.
  • Kenny: Trey has spoken of a classmate named Kenny he knew as a kid who would randomly disappear and not show up to school, who supposadly also wore an orange hoodie. His friends would joke he’s absent because he’s dead. I never took this story too seriously myself.
  • Wendy Testaburger: Her name is based on Wendy Westiberg, a friend’s wife, It’s been said her appearance is based on Liane Adamo, Trey’s former fiancee he nearly married…
  • Liane Cartman: …but in the end, it’s Ms. Cartman who takes on her most important trait in Trey’s eyes - she cheated on him when they were engaged. In oedipal news, Ms. Cartman is also based on Trey’s mother Sharon, in cooking her son all sorts of treats.
  • Shelley Marsh: She’s based on Trey’s older sister, who beat the shit out of him until he was older, but usually had his back when he really fucked shit up. There is a real Shelley Parker. 
  • Tuong Lu Kim: The local City Wok proprieter’s voice was based on an actual City Wok owner Trey and Matt prank-called while working on one of their movies.
  • Mr. Mackey: Based on Trey’s High School counselor, who told him to quit drawing and get back to work, m’kay. Trey followed up the story by noting through Mackey, he makes millions off the guy now.
  • Richard Adler: A real former teacher of Matt’s who apparently doesn’t like his name being said on DVD commentaries.
  • Mr. Herbert Garrison and Mr. Hat: Multiple sources, but Trey states Garrison is based on his High School English teacher who was really gay, but also that Mr. Hat was based on a puppet I believe he said was used by his kindergarten teacher.
  • Randy and Sharon Marsh: They’re named after Trey’s parents. I’m not sure how much Sharon Parker is like her character, but Randy Parker was described by one of the actors in “You Should Have Never Gone Zip-Lining" in Season 16 as very much a real-life version of the character, and Trey said his dad’s favorite episode was Season 11’s "More Crap”.
  • Gerald and Sheila Broflovski: Named after Matt Stone’s own parents. Again, not really known how much they’re like their real counterparts, although I believe Matt has said his dad really was a lawyer. I don’t know if he was a dolphin, however.
  • Curiously absent is Rachel Stone, Matt’s older sister. He and Trey agreed one big sister was enough.
  • Dr. Alfonz Mephesto and Kevin: They were based on Marlon Brando and a creature in the 1996 film “The Island of Dr. Moreau”, and Brando is a real person, so I’m going to list it here anyway.
  • Al Gore: The 45th Vice President of the United States from 1993 to 2001 and former Senator from Tennessee, who waged presidential campaigns in 1988 and 2000, the latter winning the popular vote but losing the electoral college. Based purely on Matt and Trey’s disagreement on global warming and a minor gaffe on The Oprah Winfrey Show.
  • People who can't draw: Drawing is fucking hard
  • People who don't try at all: Drawing is fucking hard
  • Teachers: Drawing is fucking hard
  • Beginning artists: Drawing is fucking hard
  • Pro artists: Drawing is fucking hard
  • Famous artists: Drawing is fucking hard
  • Extremely famous artists: Drawing is fucking hard
  • Long gone, passed away artists who went down in history: Drawing is fucking hard
  • People who are upset an artist won't draw for them for free: Drawing is easy!
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I am what I hate most in the world


If you are 35 or younger - and quite often, older - the advice of the old economy does not apply to you. You live in the post-employment economy, where corporations have decided not to pay people. Profits are still high. The money is still there. But not for you. You will work without a raise, benefits, or job security. Survival is now a laudable aspiration.

Reblogged from Machinery



OFFICIAL 2014 character poll results…….i cant believe lloyd irving won everything

who would have thought this day would come

me because lloyd is the best



Happy April Fool’s Day!

With the nature of this year’s gag, it’s easy to walk away with the impression that I’m making a mockery of kids who are just learning how to draw–many of whom might be fans of this comic! For those of you struggling with insecurity about your art, I have a secret: all of the “Kukobu Quest” artwork you see is 100% genuine stuff I drew about ten years ago. Even most of the writing was copied straight from my 2004 Livejournal entries.

If anything, I hope that “Kukobu Quest” will encourage artists who fear that they may never become “good enough” to bring their dreams to life. Regardless of your skill level, you will get better as long as you work hard and keep an open mind. The road to improvement never ends, and that can be scary, but if you find yourself worrying that your artistic pursuits are a waste of time, I hope you’ll think of Kukobu. He’s cheering for you in his own, weird way.


Of course the irony of everything is that 4chan and Tumblr have a lot more in common than either would like to admit


>applying western social justice standards on to gwowious nihpon

american imperialism strikes again


Eyesore turned 2 today!


all i want

is to watch a stream of mario retardy…..

just once…………