We Can Be Happy Underground

[UPDATE 02/11/15] My new podcast Potter & Daughter is live now! You can download the first episode here or subscribe via RSS or iTunes (as of 2/12/15 the iTunes link is still waiting on Apple approval).


Fancy Patreon Patrons get each episode a week early and can already download episode 2 HERE.

Here’s the description from the podcast website: 

Potter And Daughter is a Harry Potter themed podcast where Joel Watson (cartoonist, geek dad and creator of the online comic HijiNKS ENSUE) talked to his seven year old daughter, Lily, as she reads through the Harry Potter book series.

In each episode Joel and Lily cover about 1/4 to 1/3 of a book, discussing what happened, why it happened and what lessons Lily is learning from the books as she reads them. It’s part Cliff’s Notes and part cute and instrospective conversation between a father and daughter who love the same books for the same (and sometimes totally different) reasons.

RATING: Always safe for work and safe to share with your kids.

My daughter and I made it together, I’m really proud of it and I hope you enjoy it.

I’m pretty sure that’s the end of the Girl Scout Cookies storyline. What if my daughter wants to some day join the Girl Scouts? My own child, slinging those delectable discs of deceit?! Or is that the perfect solution? I could get the cookies I NEED straight from the source, without fear of judgement or reprisal. It would be like my very own little coconut dusted, chocolate drenched methadone clinic.

Is there an employee discount? Or would they just credit me for all the boxes I’ve already purchased and give me some sort of Ultimate Executive Black Level Multi-Platinum Cookie Commander Card that grants me free cookies for life? Any time I wandered up to a Girl Scout and said some code phrase like, “The VEGETABLE CART was OUT of ASPARAGUS,” they’d just slyly hand me 40 boxes in a brown paper bag. I know you get a card like that if you ever save the President’s life, but it’s only good at Subway and only after 5pm.

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  1. Thanks for the podcast link, Joel. I've subbed in iTunes. (I haven't actually read past book 1, when it first came out. Don't hurt me! I mean to get to it sometime.)

  2. I was a Brownie Scout for three years, and my mom bought the majority of my cookie sales…she'd buy enough Thin Mints to last the whole year and keep them in the freezer.

  3. It used to be, when you saved the President's life, the Presidential Wizard (yes, it's a thing) would grant you three wishes. I hear the Subway card is a recent thing. THANKS, OBAMA.

  4. I like how you drew your daughter's face in this one, and think it's a bit better than usual. I think her eyes/ nose might have been a bit smaller before? Anyway, though, that last panel, where she's like ~_o "What're you going to eat down there?" … priceless. XD

    • Thanks. I find drawing kids to be incredibly difficult. Every line ages them. I think I'm getting better but every once in a while I feel like I forget everything I've learned and take 4 steps back. I do like how this comic turned out in that regard.

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