It’s just like the monthly donation subscriptions I’ve always done with Paypal, but now you don’t HAVE to use Paypal, and I have a cool backend for managing rewards and such. It’s also got a bit of Kickstarter peppered in for good measure, in that there are rewards tiers for donations and milestone goals that unlock more comics, more content and more awesome along the way.
Don’t have time to read all of this? Watch the video I made explaining everything. It’s only 3.5 minutes and my adorable Kiddo steals the show.
Pledge at $3, $5, $10, $20, $50 or $100 a month and you will be supporting me being able to do what I love for a living: Making comics.crowd funding, donations, news, patreon, the experiment
SHORTEST VERSION: My daughter and I collaborated on a print! It’s signed by both of us and limited to 100 pieces. GO BUY IT NOW (and tell 99 of your friends)!
SHORT VERSION: Instead of selling a limited print to pay for a trip for my wife and I on JoCo Cruise Crazy, like I wanted to (and like I have for the past 2 years), I am NOW selling a limited print to pay off an unexpected tax bill from the IRS which cost ALMOST EXACTLY what the cruise was going to cost. THANKS, UNIVERSE! It was drawn by my six year old daughter and I, and I’m SUPER proud of it (mostly of the parts she did). read more…Tags: daddy daughter digital drawing time, ddddt, fund raising, news
I will have shirts, books, prints, plushies, sketches and THE MYSTERY BOX!!!
My wife, Emily, will also be exhibiting with me and selling some of her geeky jewelry from her Etsy shop, Science & Fiction.appearances, conventions, dragon's lair webcomic rampage
Austin Comic Con this weekend! Austin Convention Center, Nov 23-24 (Saturday and Sunday), booth #938! [more con info here]
We’ll have books, shirts, prints, posters, plushies and sketches. Come by booth #938 Saturday and Sunday and say hi! read more…Tags: appearances, austin comic con, conventions
Instead of making a Halloween themed comic this year (which I can’t since I’m in the middle of a decidedly non spooktacular storyline), my family and I have made you a Halloween Fancy Photo Comic of sorts. It’s called “Raven Cleans Up The Park” and you can see it over on my Tumblr.
Tags: halloween, holiday, holidays, raven, teen titans, teen titans go, tiny titans
It also contains my method for dealing with a scratch on your Wacom Cintiq or other expensive, draw-right-on-me tablet PC type device. It also works for regular, non-monitor digital drawing tablets.
You can also watch the full stream of the Google Hangout I did with Jack Conte Of Pomplamoose and Patreon (a neat new way for content creators to get paid just to create content by the people that enjoy it) for Global Geekend/The Daily Elixir.
It was a great conversation about making it as a digital artist, and I’m a HUGE fan of Jack’s so I highly recommend listening to what he (and sometimes I) have to say. Pomplamoose had a huge effect on my original plan for The Experiment and I owe Jack a great deal for the inspiration that he provided when I was trying to figure out how to be professionally unemployed giving comics away for free.
Tags: the experiment, video, Video BlogI had to watch the video because your beard in that still shot was scaring me and I had to face my fear. It turned out to not be so scary when I saw it in action.
I’m returning to New York Comic Con for the first time since 2011. This will be a bit different than my typical con, where I’m exhibiting just as HijiNKS ENSUE. I’ve been sitting in with my Cyanide and Happiness friends doing sketches at conventions for several years, but now that I’m a writer and a voice actor on the Cyanide and Happiness show, we’ve made the “occasional sketch jam” a little more official.
SPEAKING OF ME AND EXPLOSM: Have you seen the new HijiNKS ENSUE Store?! I now have a signed prints, posters and books which is a thing I’ve never offered before.
I’ll be with them all weekend, doing sketches, talking about the show, signing stuff and generally making a mess of things AS WELL AS selling my own books, and shirts and commissioned sketches (that last one will only be when time allows, since their line is usually wrapped around the corner).
Come visit us at Booth 2247. I’ll have a Sharpie in hand and stick figure dick jokes on my mind.
Tags: appearances, conventions, cyanide and happiness, nycc
Fletcher · 86 weeks agoIs there a specific reason he looks like the Evil Fox Exec? Is all this “continuity” just a set up for the greatest Evil Fox Exec comic ever? HOW FAR DOWN DOES THE RABBIT HOLE GO JOEL????
Wayne · 84 weeks agoWhat I am more interested in knowing is, how does your wife feel about the beard? I’ve been active duty for almost 7 years now and wish I had the opportunity to grow my Ginger beard. Do you hide things in there? Snacks? Tools? Is it a Go Go Gadget Beer Beard? TELL ME YOUR SECRETS!
A few of the shirts and the Lil’ Wil plushies (only 150 left) are up for preorder now (while they’re being shipped to the new warehouse) and the rest will be added when they arrive in a couple of weeks. New shirts to follow after that.
Big big thanks to explosm/Cyanide And Happiness (Derek, Andy, Rob, Matt, Kris and Dave) for making this possible.Tags: explosm, news, store
Here’s the deal, you Fancy Bastards. I have to move ALL OF MY T-SHIRTS, BOOKS, PLUSHIES, ETC. from one warehouse to another entirely different warehouse on the complete opposite end of North America and that is going to be an expensive and tedious process. In order to make that process LESS EXPENSIVE and LESS TEDIOUS, I am willing to offer my mercantile goods to you at roughly their cost plus a little bit to cover the labor of the actual humans who are packing and shipping them and what not.
THAT MEANS: Until 9/21/13 I will have HE Book 1 for $10 (books are the heaviest and hardest to ship so PLEASE buy these!), Book 2 for $15, and all shirts for $9 – $15. I don’t expect you will see deals like this in the HE store ever again unless I am going entirely out of business and NONE of us wants that (except for YOU, Gary. Yes I know you want me gone, but I won’t go that easily you son of a bitch!).
So GO GO GO BUY BUY BUY STUFF STUFF STUFF!
[And go go go fuck yourself, Gary.]
Tags: news, store
Comments (10)I was going to buy a t-shirt but international shipping has more than doubled since I last bought a t-shirt from you (Edward, ages ago), it’s like 20 bucks now… What happened, did you have any problems with shipping abroad?These shirts are being shipped by Blind Ferret, not me. As far as I know it shouldn’t be more than $10 or so. Sorry about that.
SOTAS · 88 weeks agoJoel, I discovered your comic about 8 months ago, I have started from the beginning and have been following your comic ever since I caught up 6 months ago. I love your strip, the experiment, all of it. Also, my fiancee is about to get a lot of stuff from your wifes store. I just wanted to say thank you for doing what you do. Your comic has helped keep a smile on my face and reassure me there are others out there that think like I do.
Jaguar · 88 weeks agoSailing? As in Christopher Cross’ Sailing? You just got cooler (in an easy listening from 1979 sort of way).
Adwxxx · 88 weeks agoHow much money do you need to restart the podcast?
SEATTLE FANCY BASTARDS WHO AREN’T GOING TO PAX!!!
I will be participating in this Bumbershoot panel this weekend! I’ll be talking about making the most of the short time you have on this dumb planet and doing what you love for a living.
From my friend Corn Mo:
I will be hosting a panel series called “Why This? Why Now?” I curated it with my friend Chris Weber. We met a long, long time ago in Denton at the Good/Bad Art Collective. He started a label that put out one album called The Magic is You!
Speaking of friends, I got to book my friend, Joel, for the Why Froyo? Why YOLO?panel. He has a web comic series called Hijinks Ensue. Charley Miller, who helped with the .357 Lover board game, will talk about boardgames for the Why Zombies? Why Boardgames? Also, Issac Marion, who wrote Warm Bodies, will talk about zombies. I will meet everyone else at the show including the Why Fan Fiction? Why YA? panel.
I’ve never hosted a panel.
My bit is:
Sat 31 Aug 2pm
The Leo K Theater
155 Mercer Street Seattle WA 98109
2nd and Mercer in the Seattle Center
[Ticket Info here]