Give As Good As You Get

[actually posted on 4/21/14] Still playing catch up and still a week behind on comics. I have a pretty cool idea for how to get caught up this week, that I think many of you are going to enjoy. More on that when it’s actually a thing.

RE: This comic
Get it? It’s because I envy David’s enormous audience and all his success!
HAHAHAHAHA! Oh man, good times. Good times. Seriously, though, I DO envy David. Not for his readership, but for his work ethic. On a good day, David draws four comics. In a good WEEK, I draw three. I’m working on… working on it. I also want to recognize that David has been very kind about sharing these comics staring him with his readers, and I know they are not actually butt-eyed trolls. Jealousy can make you say hurtful things about eyes and butts. I’m certain they are wonderful people, who perhaps need another webcomic in their lives.

Some of the shirts in the HE Store on are MAJORLY on sale, because they aren’t going to be printed again. Some are down to the last few sizes. Get ’em while you can! There are also some great PRINTS and POSTERS in the store. Your walls cry out for them.

Apparently they found an extra box of Lil’ Wils hiding in the warehouse, so there’s maybe 50 or 60 of these little dudes left between now and the heat death of The Universe.

The Patreon Patron-ONLY Hangout was fun! It was just me and a handful of Patrons shooting various shits for an hour or so. For part of it they watched me draw a commission I was working on while we talked about conventions and such. There will be another one next month, and if you’re a $10 Patron or above, you are SUPER INVITED to join in!

The first ever HijiNKS HANGOUT was also fun! My guests were be David Willis and Angela Melick and you can view the archived stream HERE. If you miss the HE Podcast, the HijiNKS HANGOUT is probably a thing that will make you happy. Tweet your discussion topics, questions and drawing challenges for the next one to #HijiNKSHangout.

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Calgary Expo 2014

I will be at Calgary Expo as part of Cyanide & Happiness in booth 622. It’ll be me and Rob Denbleyker doing stick figure dick sketches, and I’ll also have some HE prints and shirts.

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  1. You know, you should introduce a cast of quirky 20somethings who have sex with eachother all the time, seems like that is what makes the more popular webcomics that arent Penny Arcade. I mean, thats basically the comic Willis does over and over again, and the Questionable Content guy makes a mint too

  2. But.. I read both of your works. Do I have one normal eye, and one.. not?

    Though I'm keeping up with 2 of Willis' works, and only one of yours, so maybe things are worse than I thought in terms of my eye situation and/or garbage monsterness…

  3. I thought there was something different about your set-up at ECCC this year (aside from David hiding in the corner). It makes it much easier to view stuff through huge gaggles of people when it's not sitting on the table. Definite improvement.

  4. Eye-level is the "new black" But you should start looking into the next level. Mounting all your wares from the ceiling. That's next level… no pun intended. Google will probably be making some sort of rocket boot / cell phone / blender, so you'll want the most of your product up at "hover level".

    Also, I think all my co-workers started wondering what wrong with me, because I can't stop giggling over the picture of the garbage monster with sad butts for eyes…

    Thank you.

  5. Dammit Joel, I LOVE how you make Dave sound in here! You got a real "George & Lennie" thing going between you two. I don't know if it's the same fictional pairing you have in mind.

    But IRL, David works on how many webcomics now?

    • Yikes! Perhaps I need to dial it back then. David is one of my best friends in the world, and where as I do tend to be louder and more outwardly confident in public than he is, it isn't my intention to make him seem like a simpleton. Anything but. That was sort of the point of this comic. To show David asserting himself based on his merits: his comics. I talk a lot, and I like to "give David the business" but I respect him more than pretty much anyone else.

  6. I started reading your comic a few months ago thanks to Willis (though I'm sure I saw links to your comic on a ton of other webcomics sites) but never actually commented until today. Got hooked when you two became brozen, hahaha!
    I love your comics even though I'm not a parent or even a part of your guys' generation. Your tumblr posts and the artist comment box below your comic inspire me so much I find myself pumped up to continue my own project until fruition. I'm so close to unveiling it! Hopefully I'll be able to contribute to your Patreon soon so I can nab some hangouts. I'm still kicking myself for being unable to go up two states and see you, Willis and all the cool people at emerald city cc. Anyway, I totes love you guys with all the emotions my poopie-butt eyes can muster.

  7. Hey, guess what? I started reading David's work because of his appearances in Hijinks Ensue – I enjoy both of your works and think it's just great that you mention each other's work on a regular basis.

  8. Dave: How long have you been carrying those pictures around to make that insult i mean joke?
    *Joel walks over to Dave puts his hand on his shoulder looks deeply into his eyes and it a sad and tired voice responds*
    Joel: Too long Dave…. Much too long.

  9. I just stumbled upon this comic today (and started from the beginning), and crying butt eyes legit made me lol. At work.

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