Thick As A Brick

[UPDATE 1/31/13] Horribly sad, long story short: The Blind Ferret Server got SUPER hacked and all their sites went down, including my store. Most are still down. Every day the store is down I get closer to not having enough money to pay my bills this month. Therefor I have created a temporary PRINT SHOP when you can get my BRAND NEW “TESLA UNCOILED” print as well any many of my most popular large prints.


You can also still get all kids of fancy fine shirts from Sharksplode.

I did a two part interview with the United We Geek podcast. You can listen to part 1 right here and part 2 over here. We talk a lot about the origins of the comic, The Experiment, what a “creative community” really is and then I go off on Star Wars for like half an hour. It’s good fun.

More and more super secretive movies are getting spoiled by toy releases. Back when Amazing Spider-Man was double secret hush hush, and none was supposed to know what The Lizard looked like all these pictures of the toys surfaced months in advanced and spoiled the fact that The Lizard looked really stupid. If they only had spoiled that the movie wasn’t very good, I could have saved $18.

The one toy line you can NEVER trust to accurately spoil a movie is Batman. Regardless of the particular sub-franchise, Batman toys always have like 100 different suits that aren’t in the movies. I was not surprised when “Arctic Mission” Batman didn’t show up to battle Bane in The Dark Knight Rises.

COMMENTERS: What was your favorite all time movie tie in toy? I had some weird ones that I was oddly fond of. I had a Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves Kevin Kostner figure with real firing bow and arrow that I loved, and I’m pretty sure I had some Hook action figures too. Bang-a-rang, indeed.


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Guest Comic: Guest Comic By Keegan Mykris Of “Guinea Tech”

As you know my wife’s grandfather passed away on Sunday. We are out of town for the funeral and I assumed there would be no comics for the rest of the week. Then I remembered there is a such a thing called a… how you say the word, “Guest Comic?” Yes, this is it.

I immediately thought of Fancy Bastard Keegan Mykris, who you will remember from his fantastic interpretation of Josh in the “Godspeed You Fancy Bastard” get up.

I am extremely grateful for his help and love what he came up with. More so than anything, I love his depiction of Josh. That’s really all there is to say about that. It’s just… majestic (in the package region).

Also, listeners of the HijiNKS Ensue Podcast will enjoy the reference to Eli’s sordid past as a child in Mexico. Doomed to off-brand Disney Movies (Peliculas de Disney!) and even offer-brand toys.

Keegan and  Alex Mykris have a webcomic called “Guinea Tech” at Head over there, check it out and thank him for keeping HijiNKS Ensue alive while I am away. I love his black, white and grey art style.


Looks like we’ll have another guest comic on Friday, then hopefully I’ll be able to return home and get back to drawing for Monday’s comic.

Thank you all for your comments, Tweets and emails of support. I really do appreciate it.