PROtest & CON

The Doctor Is In T-Shirt

“The Doctor Is In” shirt based off the “You’re The Last of The Time Lords, Charlie Brown” comic is here!

HijiNKS ENSUE Joel Watson At San Diego Comicon

San Diego Comic-Con is in a week! I will be with Ryan and Lar and Danielle at the Blind Ferret Booth in the Webcomic area. Booth 1332. I will have books 1 and 2, prints, sketches and nearly all of my shirts.

I am spending all available time before SDCC getting ready for the con and completing projects that MUST be… completed… to completion. I have NO IDEA what the comic schedule will be like during SDCC. A smart person would place a bet on ERATIC and possibly NONEXISTENT. SDCC is an incredibly stressful week, because it combines all of the normal convention stress (times at least 10 due the size and scope of the show) with the additional stress of wanting to see and hang out with all of the friends and various amazing people that congregate at that shrine of geekdom annually. It’s sort of an “OMG TOO MUCH FUN TO HAVE!!!” stress, which I do not expect you to feel sorry for me about.

Follow me on Twitter if you want to be kept abreast of all the SDCCnannigans. I have also created a Google+ account and I am really enjoying how much it is NOT Facebook. I’ve been doing 10 person video “Hangouts” with readers and other cartoonists for the past couple of nights and it is incredibly enjoyable.

COMMENTERS: Do you have strong feelings either way about the DC Reboot? Is something like this necessary to breathe new life into an aging industry? Is is needed just so fans and creators alike can finally keep the continuity straight? Is is Supersacrilege? Whats with all the extra lines and popped collars on the costumes?

The HijiNKS ENSUE Store is closed for now so I can make some big, exciting changes. It will be reopening VERY soon. In the meantime you can still get shirts from Sharksplode and HE Book 2 from this very site.

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  1. I'm 100% behind DC's reboot. They're giving readers a wide variety of choices and hopefully scaling back the amount of continuity. Also they're embracing the future with all their comics available for digital downloads on the same day as the physical copes are available.

    Marvel on the other hand just raised the prices on all their books, have two event books running right now, and is making everyone a Spider-Man apparently. I used to be a Marvel diehard but I have yet to regret dropping all my Marvel books last year and it doesn't look like that will change soon.

        • Wow! That's just…wow. I love it so much that you put that there; I remember the episode.

          So…is Josh trying to set Joel up for the ol' jamaharon prank, or is Joel totally ready for it? (I think the latter. You don't pack your Horga'hn and your BSG officer duty blues unless you're ready to get freaky with the natives.)

          And hey, here's a thing. I almost wrote, "Is Josh trying to set you up…" What *is* your relationship to your animalter ego, anyway? There's you, and then there's four-fingered Joel, and then there's photocomic Joel…I mean, I know it's "just" a webcomic, but I'm always curious about creative types who appear in their own creations, and why they've chosen to do so. I probably think way too much about this sort of thing.

          And should stop typing now.

          (Oh, except for the sycophantry! [I made that word up, can you tell?] I sent that along via the contact form.)

  2. The only thing that the DC reboot is doing for me is allowing me to start reading Batman again. There are 4 titles I'm interested in, and i assume at least 1 will be put on my pull list permanently.

    • You aren't going wrong with Batman considering its being written by Scott Snyder. His current run on Detective Comics has been the best Batman book since Batman Inc. started.

  3. I'm not sure what to think of the reboot itself. I started getting into "traditional" comics last year, so it's not that I'm very entrenched in the current DC universe. Since PAX East, I've fallen behind in my readings – I've probably read less than a dozen issues since that weekend. Once I heard about the reboot, I've had no desire at all to read any of the DC stuff in my back-log.

  4. I like it im looking forward to getting into comics as a fan and not just a casual reader hopefully they will learn some lessons about making things acesable and easy to use

  5. Don't worry, anything you don't like about the DC reboot will get fixed in the next DC reboot a couple years from now.

  6. I have more strong feelings about the outfit you're packing. I think it is *awesome* that you own a set of dress blues for the Colonial Fleet.

  7. I'm not opposed to the idea of a reboot, just the way they're handling it. They've bactracked on some stuff, kept a bunch of stuff in continuity (Like the Batman plan and the Lantern War stuff), and for everything else it's like they've gone back to the worst of the 90's for ideas.

  8. Oh. My. Gods.

    The phrase, "…hobknobbing with hobbits abhoring knobholery." is, without a doubt, THE BEST FRICKIN' THING I'VE READ RECENTLY.

    Thank you. That will be all.

  9. I'm of the opinion that the reboot is just the latest of DC's laughably inept attempts to avoid actually sitting their asses down and coming up with interesting stories, but then again, I've stopped reading anything but the "Showcase Presents" volumes years ago. 🙂

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