Apples And Roddenberries

Hey, look! Here’s a comic about buying a computer that used to belong to the guy that created Star Trek. I’m too tired to make funny words to go with it, but it will probably be a two-parter so check back Friday for the conclusion [unless I decide to do something else].

I know the comics schedule has been crazy unpredictable lately, and for that I’m sorry. Believe me that I am the person MOST frustrated by the situation. Finishing the book and getting ready for my first real con has taken up nearly every ounce of my focus for the last month. Today was my wife’s birthday and I spent the whole day making a comic. The comic was late so that makes me a crappy husband AND a crappy cartoonist.

Speaking of cons, please check out my post about my upcoming appearances in Baltimore, MD and Austin, TX. I am getting super excited (read: extraordinarily worried) about graduating from “faceless internet person of slight interest” to a “hey look there’s an internet person sitting behind that table let’s go poke him” person. I’ve been frantically practicing drawing on REAL paper (something I haven’t done regularly in almost a decade) in anticipation of doing con sketches. Follow me on Twitter to see the sketches I’ve been doing lately.

I hope to be doing a handful of cons next year. These first few outings are really just practice. For instance, I dropped a cashwad on shirts for Baltimore not knowing if it’s even the sort of con where people buy shirts. Expect a fire sale after the con if they sell poorly at the show. I’ll also be debuting a 4 pack of HE buttons and, of course, the book.

BOOK NOTE FOR MARYLAND PEOPLES: If you ordered the book already, or if you order it between now and Oct. 1st and you are going to be at Baltimore Comic-Con AND you want to pick up your book there please email store (At) hijinksensue(dot)com.

SPECIAL THANKS: to the server samurai at Infinistorm for the ridiculously smooth transition to my new souped up server. I have never worked with more accessible, reliable and honest server geeks. They specialize in custom app development, web design and VPS hosting. If you live in Indianapolis they will meet with you and buy you a puppy.


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  1. The second panel looks freaky. The text bubble covers enough of Joel's hair, AND he's holding a clump of similar colored hair in his hand I first thought he tore his hair out.
    In either case, if the Borg did assimilate the iPhone, it would be Mac-Ocalpyse all over again, but with green instead of red.

  2. Sadly, I'm going to miss Baltimore this year. I am, however, hitting up the Small Press Expo in Bethesda, MD this weekend. You should try to exhibit at that one next year.

  3. Ironically, the Borg were overthrown after assimilating the iPhone's remote kill switch program.
    Side note: Firefox spell check is awesome – it actually ensured that I spelled "Borg" with a capital "B".

  4. ..Is that a Zoolander joke in the first panel?
    Your paper-sketches are going fine, btw, can't wait to see what you'll doodle on my copy of The Book when it's all done and fancy. Good luck with the cons, I'm sure you'll do fine!


  5. Should have used the old Chicago font for the "Resistance…" text.

    Not a font nerd, and not usually a nit-picker, it was just the first thing that came to mind.

  6. I actually like the random schedule. It gives me a reason to check HE everyday, if theres nothing new, i review some classics!
    ATTENTION COMIC-MAKER: "like" does not mean "change the normal schedule to random"

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