Tremble and feast your eyes skyward! Witness the horror! The sky has cracked wide! All manner of unspeakable evil escape its gaping maw! Also the HijiNKS ENSUE Book 2 Presale has started. So there’s that to look forward to.
You can pick up the book in 4 delicious flavors: Regular, Regular Artist Edition, Ultimate Fancy Edition and Ultimate Fancy Artist Edition. Other than conventions this will probably be your only chance to get a personalized and sketched book. You can also add a SUPREME ULTIMATE FANCY BASTARD Donation upgrade to your order if you would REALLY like to support HE and help with the astronomical costs of printing actual full color books on actual paper (we’re talking $8000 – $10,000 here). read more…Tags: hijinks ensue books, news, store
Oh, man I am crazy excited about these. Order quick so you can get them out before Solstice or Boxing Day or whatever.
The pack is $15 and you get 12 cards (3 of each design). By large demand there is a “I’m a Snowflake On The Wind” card, an Xmas-ized version of “If Loving You Is Wrong…“, and 2 brand new designs feating the Zombiefied HE Crew and Boxcar Pete commanding a legion of rats!Tags: holiday cards, news, store
I had set aside today and tomorrow for drawing the cover to the next HijiNKS Ensue book, in hopes of putting up the presale next week. But so far I can’t settle on a name. This is a big deal because it determines what I will draw for the cover. Here are my current title contenders:
HijiNKS ENSUE Volume 2: My Heart Is A Hate-Filled Pineapple
HijiNKS ENSUE Volume 2: A Hate-Filled Pineapple
[both in reference to The Evil Fox Executive explaining why he is so evil]
HijiNKS ENSUE Volume 2: The Doom Engine
HijiNKS ENSUE Volume 2: The Doom Furnace
[both in reference to The Evil Fox Executive stealing geek tears to fuel FOX’s empire] read more…
Once upon a time I made A COMIC about Chris Hardwick.
Then, through the magic of Twitter and The Internet I was able to interview the very same Chris Hardwick while he was in Dallas doing a few stand up gigs. Chris killed with murder-style laugh-times on stage and was extremely gracious and kind off stage. I hope you enjoy listening to our conversation as much as I enjoyed… conversating it.
LISTEN to or DOWNLOAD the podcast HERE
If you Fancy Bastards aren’t already clued in to The Nerdist, you must check out his BLOG, The Nerdist Podcast (Matt Smith is the most recent guest) and The Node (a crowdsourcing/nerdsourcing/problem solving online community). Much like The Freemasons, it is invite only. So you’ll need to learn the secret handshake and go through the spanking machine to get in.Tags: chris hardwick, news
The British Knights are coming! No, I am not talking about shoes from the late 80’s/early 90’s. I’m talking about the Queen most elite guard of chivalrous badasses.
“From Celebrity, Nobility”
[based on THIS COMIC]Tags: geek shirts, nerd shirts, news, store, t-shirts
Do you believe in an Alien’s right to choose? Alien reproductive rights is certainly a complicated and divisive issue. At least we can all agree not to touch their blood. Because it’s made of acid. And it will melt your fingers off.
[Based on THIS COMIC]Tags: geek shirts, nerd shirts, news, store, t-shirts
Hey, dudes, there’s one last hurrah for me this convention season, and it’s a doozy! On December 11-12, Dragon’s Lair Comics in Austin, Texas, is holding Webcomic Rampage [link to Facebook Event]! It’s Saturday and Sunday, each day beginning with a panel featuring all of us webcomics guests, and culminating in some Webcomics Christmas Shopping. Who’s coming?
David Willis of Shortpacked!/Dumbing of Age
Danielle Coresetto of Girls with Slingshots!
Joel Watson of Hijinks Ensue
Bill Williams of Side Chicks
Randy Milholland of Something Positive
Jeph Jacques of Questionable Content
Josh Lesnick of Girly
These are all awesome people and Webcomic Rampage is going to be awesome. Be there!
Last year this was a fantastic and informal show with tons of creators and readers just hanging out and talking comics. I had a blast and can’t wait to do it again.Tags: appearances, conventions, news
This weekend (November 12-14) I will be sharing a table at Austin Comic-Con with Randy from Something*Positive (Randy will only be there Saturday and Sunday). Saturday night after the con we are going to have a joint reader meetup at [location to be determined by you!].
If you are an Austin local, please feel free to suggest a good place for the meetup within general walking (or short driving) distance from the Austin Convention Center (which is located at 500 East Ceaser Chavez). It’s right in the heart of downtown so there should be plenty of choices.
We are looking for a place that serves food and drinks (preferably BBQ), has more of a “hang out” atmosphere than a bar atmosphere and can accommodate medium to large crowds comfortably. Make a comment below with your suggestions and Randy and I will pick a winner.
These locations have already been suggested. Feel free to comment on these as well: read more…Tags: appearances
After 10 months in the land of wind and shadows the HijiNKS ENSUE podcast is back. I know many of you enjoy the podcast more than the comic (which is 100% fine by me) and that the podcast was really the anchor of the hardcore Fancy Bastard community. I never had any intention of putting it on hold for so long but real life got in the way. It was hard to keep the podcast as a priority when the comic was the thing that was (almost) paying the bills.
With that in mind, I have a plan. If the HE Podcast is going to continue it needs to contribute to my ability to make it as an independent artist. That is why I am starting a DONATION SUBSCRIPTION DRIVE to keep the podcast alive. If we can reach my goal of 300 recurring donation subscribers (at $5, $10, $15 or $20 a month) by the end of the year (and maintain 300 subscribers or above there after) I will keep the podcast going once a week for the foreseeable future. If by the end of the year we are nowhere close to that goal, I will have to consider retiring it for good.
The good news is there are already about 80 donation subscribers now, so there’s a decent head start. As a thank you for your subscriptions you will get access to The Vault where I will continue to post bonus podcast content and Podcast Post Shows (in addition to all of the regular comic-related Vault stuff). For our comeback episode I have already put up the Post Show and a special uncut version of Podcast Episode 66. Basically it’s the entire show with no editing, which comes to about 25 minutes of extra nonsense. It was Josh’s idea so if it sucks, blame him. If it’s great, it was totally my doing.
So there you have it. If you love the podcast and you can help with a donation subscription, please do so by STARTING YOUR SUBSCRIPTION TODAY. If you can’t swing $5 a month (or even if you can), you can also help by posting a positive review of the show on iTunes. If the show gets greater exposure, it will be easier to eventually attract sponsors.
I am super proud of this design, as it took over a year and at least 6 complete do-overs to get right.
If you would like to support HijiNKS ENSUE, picking up this shirt would be a great way to do so. You can also submit this post to your favorite sci-fi and general geek interest blogs/news sites to spread the word. read more…Tags: ewok stare shirt, news, store, t-shirts
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