HijiNKS ENSUE started out in 2007 as a geek culture commentary/ gag strip, but in late 2013 shifted focus to be a semi-autobiographical comic about my life as a full time artist and my experiences raising an exceptionally bright and geeky kid. This archive starts with the rebooted HE continuity and introduces the character of Joel’s daughter, Gracie to the HE-verse.
HijiNKS ENSUE CLASSIC: The Pop Culture Years
For the first 5 or so years of HijiNKS ENSUE the tagline was: "Geeking For the Sake Of Geekery." That just about summed it up. It was topical pop culture commentary about movies, TV, sci-fi, comics and the Internet. It was sort of nerd editorial comics. My only real goal was to make fun of pop culture in an “I love you so much that I hate you” kind of way, and in doing that I think I found my voice. This archive also contains my first forays into continuity and story lines and the comics that transition/reboot from pop culture comics to the current HE continuity.
Sharksplode is funny. Sharksplode is weird. Sharksplode is comics. It’s funny, weird comics. It’s funny, weird comics about cats, and people, and coffee, and butts, and food and how we sometimes eat food and how that can be weird too all on it’s own. Several Sharksplode comics are redrawn/recolored FANEURYSM comics that I didn't want to be lost to the annals of the Internet.
“I’ve never written anything as funny as Sharksplode. My life is wasted. I am a fraud.” ~ Prof. Stephen Hawking
STATUS: On Hiatus
Making fun of pop culture is in my blood. I’ve tried to get it out, but I don’t have a centrifuge. I just can’t NOT make pop culture comics from time to time. Since I’ve decided not to do it in the HE comics proper, I sort of started a new comic to exorcise those demons. Then I started a newer new comic and redrew/recolored about half of the FANUERYSMs and turned them into Sharksplodes.
Lo-FiJinks Comics are essentially the same as the HE Classic (Pop Culture Years) comics except they are in black and white (and often grey), and they feature a simplified drawing style (hence the “Lo-Fi”). The very first one is HERE. The most popular one (and the most popular comic of any kind that I’ve ever made) is HERE.
FANCY PHOTO COMICS
When you’re on the road for comic conventions at least once a month, things start to get weird. For a few years I did my best to document this weirdness via comics made from photos of my convention travels. Many of my awesome friends, some of whom you may recognize, make frequent quest appearances.
FANCY CONVENTION SKETCHES
These comics are made up of sketches that I did for fans at conventions… as the name implicitly states.