Location, Location, Location

The first mini-story arc is over. There are going to be a couple of stand alone gag comics before the next bit of continuity starts. Read more about the new direction I am taking the comic in and how you can help HERE if you haven’t already.

Gigantic thanks to everyone that has donated last week, especially to the new donation subscribers. If you enjoy HE and would like to see it continue and even flourish, I have added $2, $3, and $4 monthly donation subscription options. If you can spare $2 a month for a bunch of comics, I would consider you to be a pretty awesome type of person.

Who would have known Sean Hannity was decended from the Qartheen

Game Of Thrones basically boils down to matters of real estate. Everyone wants to be their own, as well as everyone else’s, landlord. The desire to collect rent AND not pay it are the only real driving forces behind those seeking power in Westeros. Well, that and sex. Everyone does seem to enjoy a healthy bit of boot-knockery. Everyone except Jon Snow, that is. I bet even Hodor has a romantic trist with a wine barrel or a dresser every now and then. A giant has needs. Hodor (Hodor).

A few notes about Season 2 of Game Of Thrones: A couple of episodes back when Tyrion slapped Joffrey and delivered the line, “And now I have struck a king. Did my hand fall from my wrist?!” I ran out into the street and slapped the shit out of the first privileged blond boy I could find. Stop seducing me, Peter Dinklage! I am a married man (call me)! Is the richest guy in Qarth named Count Duckula Ducksauce? It sure sounds like that’s what he’s saying. Don’t tell me if that isn’t his name. For next season, they either need twice as many episodes or to kill all of the characters twice as fast. As it is, each of the 11 storylines only get a few minutes of screen time a week, which is INCREDIBLY frustrating. I miss Ned.

Now, I’m going to go draw a bath, pour myself a glass of wine and watch a 4 hour loop of Tyrion slapping Joffrey. I’ll probably light some candles.

I am going to be at Dallas Comic Con this weekend with Randy Milholland of Something Positive. I will ONLY BE THERE SATURDAY. Randy will be there Saturday and Sunday. You can find us at table 132. I will have books, prints, stickers and sketch cards, but no shirts. Really testing the waters on this one. If you guys come out and make it a good show, I will probably be back next year in full force.

HijinKS ENSUE at Dallas Comic Con 2012

COMMENTERS: Please make your own “Welcome To…” or other tourism-type slogan for you favorite or least favorite fictional city, village, planet, dimension, etc. 

NOTE TO RSS READERS: Based on all of your feedback I have decided to try just putting a thumbnail image with full blog posts in the RSS feed. Seems like most of you don’t mind clicking through since you are using the RSS just a reminder that there is a new comic. Here’s hoping this doesn’t impair the usability of the site for you, since it has the potential to greatly impact my ad revenue. I am also working on the possibility of a premium RSS feed for donation subscribers.

UPDATE 05/18/12: Donation subscribers of any level will get access to an RSS feed with the full comic in it.

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  1. Yeah that's right. Count Duckula Ducksauce. And Count Ducksauce is Scrooge McDuck's third cousin twice removed. He didn't work for all that money. He inherited it.

  2. Welcome to Greendale Community College: Now with 50% less rats!

    Welcome to Greendale Community College: #1 in the Country for Cross-dressing Heads of Body

    Welcome to Greendale Community College: We're Extraor-DEAN-ary!

    … The Dean made up all of these.

    • Hey, keep it down will ya!? I'm tired of your weird planet wide S&M orgies that I never get invited to. It's so loud I can hear it all the way here in Malachor. It sounds like millions of voices suddenly crying out in terror over there. If this happens again, I'm calling the Empire on you.

  3. I use google reader but more so as a reminder for when there are new comics. I don't mind that you changed it to be a click through. You gotta do what you gotta do. I do have one item of feedback though regarding the new change.

    When I click on the title of the comic, I get redirected to a page that says "Content Encoding Error
    The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because it uses an invalid or unsupported form of compression."

    However, if I click on the thumbnail it'll bring me to the comic.

    It's minor but I thought I would mention it in case it hasn't been brought to your attention.

    PS. You have my support regarding the new direction the comic is going!

    • Yeah, I got this thing too.

      I never really realized how much of a difference clicking through to the original made but I'll take your word for it and have begun clicking through all my cool comics even if I still read them in google reader, it doesn't hurt that much to have to close an extra tab eh?

    • A) Thank you for the support, and B) Im pretty sure this is a bug that cropped up today, either on several browsers or google or something. I havent changed anything about the way links are handled but Ive been getting reports all day of various "I clicked this and this weird thing happened." Hopefully it will resolve itself soon.

      • Speaking of errors, I found one in the alt-text: is the last word supposed to be monster or monitor? Whichever one's funnier, I guess.

  4. You know that scene in LOTR: The Two Towers Extended Edition where Theoden, Gandalf, Aragorn, Eomer, Gimli and Legolas meet the feasting Hobbits at Isengard? Right before they talk to Treebeard, Merry says that Treebeard has "taken over management of Isengard". And every time I watch it, I expect to see an "Under New Management" sign dangling from one of the spires. Alas, no such luck…
    Anyway, yeah, just had to get that out, because that's where my mind went in panel #1. 🙂

    Also: Welcome to Raxacoricofallapatorius (twinned with Clom). No pickles, please.

  5. tyrion slapping joffrey was a great moment…..again

    also i freakin loved this comic, it was awesome

    and i too miss ned, poor dead ned

    • As Hand of the King, Tyrion's line really should have been "Stop hitting yourself! Why are you hitting yourself?"

  6. Yeah, I use the RSS feed and clicking through doesn't bother me that much. That being said, if there were a premium full rss feed for subscribers, I'd totally consider the subscription option.

  7. "As it is, each of the 11 storylines only get a few minutes of screen time a week, which is INCREDIBLY frustrating."

    Tell me about it! I saw this coming the minute they announced a TV show. And this problem can only get worse.

    • It was even worse when you had whole books go by without the mention of your favorite character or storyline. I think they will continue to consolidate characters and compress event timelines. I think they have done a pretty good job so far considering all of the characters and plot lines introduced in the books.

  8. Joel, you a nothing short of a miracle worker. I have been battling a crippling migraine for a week that has sent me the emergency room this week. I am in so much pain, I can't think straight, my head is buzzing and I am trying to get through the day. You made me laugh. Out loud. Bless your heart. You have a such a gift. Thanks for sharing it. You made me happy even for a few minute. It was wonderful.

    • Hey! Roswell isn't so freakin' weird! It's just filled with greedy money-grabbing people and crazy people. Oh, and there's a bootcamp. Not much else is there.

  9. First Joel I wish you the best of luck, your comic is easily one of my favorites sites on the web, hell you even managed to pull me from Diablo 3 long enough to post on the comments, so I think a Diablo 3 themed one is in order…

    New Tristram: Who thought this would be a good idea?

  10. This may or may not be a spoiler, but…


    Ah, there. Now it's out of my system…at least until Sunday night.

  11. Let's see…

    "Welcome to Vulcan: It's only logical that you're here"

    "Come to Qo'noS or die, honorless p'takh!"

    "Welcome to Risa; why are you still clothed? Here's your horga'hn; now git you some jamaharon"

    • "Welcome to Rubicon III, home of the Edo–the Frenchmen of the quadrant! (Just don't piss off our orbiting god, or break our laws!)"

      I wonder how many Federation horndogs hate Wesley Crusher for being the one to effectively cock-block them from getting hot Edo tail.

  12. Welcome to The Wall: our felons are the nicest!

    And because it's been stuck in my head all night:
    Welcome to the machine. Population: my son.

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