Today’s comic is the miracle baby of this comic and this comic. I wonder if I’ve violated any international statutes by doing two “Neverending Story” references withing a 12 month period. I’ll probably get a small fine and slap on the wrist at most.
The current HE server was able to withstand the last two front page Digg’s MUCH better than my old shared hosting solution, but there was still several hours of down time for each bediggification.
Regarding the comic, I tried something different this time. I DREW the comic… ON PAPER!!!
Check that out! It’s like a new (old) world. This was basically a test to see if I was still able to draw when pixels weren’t involved. I’m considering making this a regular thing and selling the one of a kind, signed originals with a print of the finished comic. Any interest?
SAVE HIJINKS ENSUE DONATION DRIVE UPDATE:
After announcing the Donation Drive yesterday you guys have already knocked me on my ass. Monthly subscriptions are at $280/month (over 10% of the goal!) and you sent an additional $500 in one time donations! I am floored by your support and generosity.
The goal to keep The Experiment going is get $2000-$2500/month (roughly half my required income to take care of my bills and family) in Donation Subscriptions in the next 30-60 days. Get ready for me sounding like a broken record because this is going to be my main focus for the next month. Together, I’m pretty sure we can make this happen.
Special thanks to Adam and Chris at Save Hiatus for pimping the Donation Drive. It’s like they have had practice rallying people around a cause or something.
If you have already donated, or are unable to, please spread the word about what we are trying to accomplish. The more Fancy Bastards the better!
Woo! First! :p
So THAT'S why Josh was walking a little bow-legged. :p
Hay! CATONMYFACE plz thx gw. I don't donate, but I do buy awesome shit. When someone can be bothered to want to sell it to me.
I really liked this comic. If there is one thing that needs more referencing it's Neverending Story.
I know. It's time to eat. Good idea.
No, it's a great idea! (takes a bite of sandwich) No. Not too much. We've still got a long way to go.
… and smiling.
Hey I never said he went in the room…
but he totally did.
Ive done a couple of designs for it, but havent been pleased. These things take time (like my excuses? I have more.)
Dont forget to breath between LOLZ.
Was I like everyone else and thought that Bastian said *my mom's* name at the end of the movie? Because I totally know he said Gretchen.
Dammit I need to rewatch the neverending story now. That second panel is tickling my brain because I can't remember it exactly. NUTS!
The digg captcha for me was impee. What the hell is that? Poor Josh. -Like a windsock, that's all I'm saying.
HAHAHAHA. Aw, that was bad to read at work; LOLing is not condusive to productivity.
I hope Josh doesn't get lost in the mud…
Goddamn do I love your choice of referencing Joel. Loved Neverending Story since I was a little kid. Great work senor…
I think it would be cool ('cuz I can't think of a less lame word) if you did a week of hand drawn comics It can be part of a theme, or something more interesting, that the artist types can come up with.
Man, that's the best (read: worst) part of the movie. Also…
"Bastian, call my name!"
"I have to keep my feet on the ground!"
Joel, I think this is your best comic so far. It's absolutely hilarious, from the first panel all the way through the look on your face in the fourth. Thanks for the LMAOZ!
I agree. You can't go wrong when you reference The NeverEnding Story.
Also, fuck yes I'd buy that shit.
"With patience and a lot of saliva, the elephant screws the ant."
Whoa, I'm too young for this reference. Or just not nerdy enough.
I know, but c'mon, that's a pretty safe assumption to make, isn't it?
My sentiments exactly. I laughed 'til I stopped.
Hey, that's good!
I may have to start using ILTIS instead of LOL.
You did read Joel's second line, right?
Well, make sure you type it from the intertube tops when you do settle on one. Despite the fact that I'm running a deficit, I WILL buy two of those.
Did you run with the neverending story reference because you worry that this will keep happening? like a neverending, neverchanging, servercrashing story? like some horrible repeating groundhog day? maybe you could solve the problem by making your comics shit, so no one actually enjoys them! then you'll never get dugg! problem solved! also, ILTIS.
I think this may be my favorite comic of yours. BTW I loved your comments on the Digg page for this one. Good stuff.
I was JUST watching Neverending Story on TV the other day, and then this popped up. Freaky.
Rock Face ftw! Next you should do the Dark Crystal. Nothing like a Gelfling to bring in the traffic!
I just returned from Wal-mart, where I purchased the Neverending Story/Neverending Story 2 together for $7.50 because of this comic. I'm not sure how I feel about that yet.
Also the dubbing from English to English was confusing at best. I guess they had massive audio problems for the "real world" scenes.
I looked this up one time, and I cant remember the outcome. I think its supposed to be unintelligible. back to Wikipedia!
Feel good about the first one. Feel… less good about the sequel.
Feel good about the first one. Feel… less good about the sequel.
the answer, my friends, is blowing in the wind…
Watch it! you wont be disappointed. Or you will.
Dont thank me. Thank the TV that raised me.
I suck SO BAD at hand drawing. I rely on Photoshop more than I realized. I might offer some more original art for sale at some point, but so far no one has expressed any interest.
Digg is very much like the nothing in that it rolls in like thunder, lays everything to waste then leaves without so much as a "how do you do?"
Yes. I know you were….
Thats my favorite Henson 80's movie. They'r e working on a sequel right now.
What, were you spying on me?!
Eh, watch the NEverending Story sometime. you might enjoy it.
You must get your fortune cookies from a very scary Chinese restaurant.
I agree. After seeing them again, the first gave me warm feelings and fond memories. The sequel is just that, a money grab. It's stomps on those warm feelings and fond memories.
Thanks. I really didnt want to say anything, and probably shouldnt have, because Im not going to convince internet jerks to stop being jerks. if anything I probably made them into double jerks.