OMG EMERALD CITY COMICON IS THIS WEEKEND!!! It is by far my favorite show of the year. Come see me and Angela at booth 307. Here’s a MAP to all the other webcomics I know that will be there. I will be at the Marian Call show in Seattle Thursday night. If any Fancy Bastards are in the audience, feel free to comic up and say hi. Due to my traveling, there will an unusual comic schedule this week. Probably a guest comic and maybe a few more Lo-FiJINKS comics than normal await you.
I will have Book 1 AND BOOK 2 FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, prints, buttons and sketch cards!
Airfare, hotels, boothspace, merch, shipping, etc for con season have really hit me hard financially. I really enjoy doing these shows, but the costs can get overwhelming. If you would like to help out, please consider making a DONATION. Thanks!Tags: appearances, news
If you were around this nook of the internet last week you have have noticed an unusually high volume of HijiNKS ENSUE Comics. Long time readers know that due to the topical nature of the comic I am unable to have a buffer of finished comics. This has always lead to a sporadic update schedule. One of my main goals for 2011 is to rectify that situation by forcing myself to output more content, and to output some kind of content every day of the week.
Starting now (actually last week) there will be 4 regular HE comic’s a week (usually Mon-Thurs) and a Lo-FiJINKS comic on Friday. There may occasionally be more Lo-FiJiNKS comics over the weekend. I felt it better to “show” before “telling” since my last announcement of “I’m doing 4 comics a week” was poorly timed around my convention schedule and never came to fruition.
I promise you that I WILL screw up and miss updates. I know myself too well to say otherwise. But I also promise you that I will make the best comics I possibly can as often as I can and continue to give them away for free.
If you like the idea of more comics, then how about setting up a donation subscription so I can maybe have less constant crippling anxiety about financial issues? Doing so will get you access to the Vault where I post all kinds of secret, behind the scenes art, photos, bonus podcasts, desktops and mobile wallpapers.
I should note that the decision to make this change has been rolling around in my brain-head for 6 months or so, but the final nudge over the edge came when I saw my friend Alina was doing the same thing. Seeing her step up and put her comics where her mouth is (???what???) really gave me the courage to do the same. Read her comic, Weregeek, and enjoy the LOLS.
Thanks for letting me continue to have the best job in the world. I am extraordinarily grateful.
“Godspeed, You Fancy Bastards”
Guys, I made a giant comic for you! It just happens to be on a different website. My friend David Willis is taking his belated honeymoon this week (on JoCo Cruise Crazy of all places) and I did a guest comic for him over at Shortpacked.
Before you read it (and you MUST read it) you will need to familiarize yourself with the all too true story of how the US Post Office stole a box of David’s books and replaced them with the bottom half of a blender. I know it sounds like the craziest of fictions, but it is 100% tue and 100% robot-tits insane.
David also makes a comic about college life antics called Dumbing Of Age. Read heartily and enjoy!Tags: david willis, joel does a guest comic, shortpacked, transformers
If you like listening to friends tell stories about stalkers, shitty jobs and making a living doing what they love, I think you will appreciate this.appearances, conventions, dragon's lair webcomic rampage, news, podcast
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
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