I enjoy me some Nerdist Podcast, so while listening to Chris Hardwick lament about a topsy turvy world where no one but himself knew what cottage cheese was, I was inspired to make this comic. WARNING: This comic makes MUCH more sense if you have listened to Nerdist Podcast Episode #114, which is why it’s posted down here and not up in the main comic area.
If you are new to the site and you dig this comic, you might like some more comics about Doctor Who, Apple, Tech, Sci-Fi, featuring Chris Hardwick or our mutual friend Wil Wheaton. Also, the HIJINKS ENSUE STORE is a place where you can buy nerdy T-shirts and stuff.chris hardwick, jonah ray, matt mira, nerdist, scifi, the internet, tv, twilight zone
Why am I wearing kevlar body armor and a making sure my life insurance policy is up to date? That’s right! I’m going to Baltimore this weekend!
Baltimore Comic-Con is the first show I ever exhibited at (2009), and for some reason has been the annual gathering spot for some of my most supportive readers. It’s a very low key show, focused almost entirely on comics. There is little to no media (TV, Movies, general entertainment industry) presence there which makes for a show that is easy to navigate and pretty stress free. I will be in the Artist Alley right next to Dannielle Corsetto at Table #A187 or so. I will have books 1 and 2, “The Doctor Is In” shirts, “Team Edward [James Olmos]” shirts and “Ewok Stare” shirts, plus prints, stickers and Fancy Sketches.
We have had a really fantastic Fancy Bastard meetup each year. This year FB Adam M. is taking it upon himself to plan the festivities. We are going to have a food, drinks, movie, party-type situation at his parents’ house (since they are locals and are totally the kind of cool parents that will buy us beer and let us stay up real late) and if you are interested in attending you can find the details HERE on G+ or talk to Adam directly on G+ or Twitter. Hope to see you at the show and the meetup!Tags: appearances, baltimore comic-con, conventions
It’s only been live for a few hours so there are still some kinks to work out, and organizational things I plan on addressing, but for now please go check it out and maybe buy a book or a shirt or something. Shirts will be shipping soon after we all get back from Comic-Con.
You will also notice that the “Doctor Is In” shirt has moved from Sharksplode over to The HE Store. I did this because it was based on an HE comic and should be in the place where I am selling things based on the comic. After talking to Wil, we decided that instead of having Sharksplode as my second comic-related store (a confusing proposition for the reader, I admit) that it would instead be more useful as a repository of shirts and what not created from our random geeky ideas. I like this idea. I like this idea a lot.
Major thanks to Becker and the rest of the Blind Ferret team for getting this store up and running while they are simultaneously scrambling around to get to San Diego Comic-Con.
What’re you waiting for?! GO BUY SUMFIN!Tags: news, shirts, store, t-shirts
San Diego Comic-Con is this week! I will be with Ryan and Lar and Danielle at the Blind Ferret Booth [Booth 1332] in the Webcomic area. I will have books 1 and 2, prints, sketch cards, stickers and nearly all of my shirts.
This will be my debut show as a part of Blind Ferret Entertainment. This is a great partnership for me in that it will allow me to focus more on making comics and less on the administrative aspects of running a small business. Blind Ferret are going to be producing all of my T-Shirts, my books (no more 4 month preorders!), managing many of my convention appearances (which allows me to do bigger shows that I can’t afford to do on my own), and opening up possibilities for new kinds of HE merch like plushies and what not. The new Blind Ferret powered HE STORE will be opening soon. Hopefully right after comicon.
If you are going to be at the show, please come by booth 1332 and say hi. I will be the one going on 2 hours of sleep and propping my self up against Lar deSouza.
Tags: appearances, comicon, conventions, san diego, sdcc
Connecticon is upon us! This is my first year at the show, so it is up to you CT-area Fancy Bastards to come out and show your support so I can come back again. Come see me and David and Ryan and Lar and the Explosm quadruplets and much many mores!Tags: appearances, connecticon, conventions
After this week The HijiNKS ENSUE Store will be shutting down for a at least a couple of weeks for some retooling. There are lots of wonderfully exciting things going on behind the scenes right now that will allow me to focus more on comicing and less on the day to day headaches of running a small business (merchandise, convention preparations, travel, etc). I will make an announcement soon, but the first step is getting the store in order.
If you want something that is currently in the HE Store, you only have until the end of this week (Saturday 6/18/11) to get it before the store is shuttered for a few weeks. Even after the store is relaunched, the thing you want might not be available for a while. So go get stuff while the stuff gettin’s good!
There are several shirt designs that won’t be reprinted once the current stock is gone. Please check out this blog post to see which designs won’t be coming back, in case you want one of those. read more…Tags: news, store
Make sure you check out my guest comic over at Sam & Fuzzy! It is one of my favorite things that I have ever made (for serious). It stars Sam, Jeph and me, and finally brings to life my favorite of Sam’s intentionally terrible shirt ideas all the way back from SDCC 2010.
Sam had this to say:
I was telling Joel about how I sometimes come up with shirt ideas that work perfectly from a design sense, but express ideas that no human being would ever actually want to have on their body… only Joel thought [this horrible t-shirt] was a great idea!
Tags: joel does a guest comic, sam and fuzzy, sam logan
PHOENIX COMICON IS THIS WEEKEND!!! I will be there with Kel McDonald at TABLE 241. Also there will be Randy, and Danielle, and Spike, and Becky & Frank and WHEATON. It will be fun fun times. I may be around the show floor on Thursday but I probably won’t be exhibiting proper until Friday. This is a first time show for me, so please come out and make it a special one.
I WILL have “The Doctor Is In” shirts. This is the first con where I will actually have those in person. I will also have Ewok Stare shirts, books, stickers, prints and other such… suchiness.
Tags: appearances, conventions
The “Keep Your Laws Off My Ovipositor” shirt is on clearance now for only $11. That is a ridiculous price. I really need to move these shirts to make room for new designs, so please consider taking one off my hands and putting it into your own. What you do with it after that point is between you and your God.store, t-shirts
THE PREORDER IS OVER BUT YOU CAN STILL ORDER THE BOOK!
The pallet of over 1000 books arrived at my house on 3/3/11. Immediately I left for Seattle, got home and left again for Chicago. Shipping books is my #1 priority now that C2E2 is over and I don’t have another con for about a month.
All Non-Artist Regular Editions have been shipped. Regular Artist editions are shipping now as I sketch them (usually in bundles of 10 or so). Non-Artist-UFE’s will all be leaving within 1 week of this post. There was a hold up on one of the stickers, but now all the goodies are in and can head out to you. UFE Artist Editions will also be leaving as I sketch them. This may take a little while because I refuse to do the “30 second sketch” you get from a lot of cartoonists. I will take the time to make your sketch special, so please be patient and bear with me. Thanks!
If you order the book (regular or artist edition) now, it will ship based on the rules outlined above.
Check the links below to see some of the Artist Edition Sketches I have already shipped out.
UPDATE 4/7: All Non-Artist Edition UFE’s have shipped.
UPDATE 4/11: All Regular Artist-Editions (save for a few special cases) have shipped.
UPDATE 7/1/11: All Preorders, UFE’s, etc have been shipped!!!hijinks ensue books, news
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