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The Ghost Of Christmas Presents

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For the month of January 2015, both of my books are only $5 each. Buy 2 of them and I’ll give you a free mystery mini print. After January they are GONE FOREVER

I am selling them at or below cost so they can go to Fancy Bastards that will appreciate them, rather than a bonfire. Grab them HERE. 

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HEY HEY HEY, did I mention that I have a Patreon?

SCHEDULE NOTICE: I am taking 2nd week of January (01/04 to 01/10) off to recover and regroup from the Holidays. Comics will resume on Monday, January 12, 2015.

A lot of being a parent is dealing with times when you bust your ass to make it seem like something magical just happened all by itself. A birthday party that you stayed up all night cooking and making decorations for, a vacation you  had to scrimp and save for, a present you bought when your kid wasn’t looking and hid for 6 months while they lamented “I’m NEVER gonna get it!” Parenthood is rife with opportunities to feel unappreciated.

But that’s sort of the point. As a parent, one of your jobs is to shield your young child from all the bullshit you have to deal with as an adult just to get through a day, a week, a month or a year in the world. You want them to perceive ease and a care free attitude for as long as possible, because once it’s impossible it is impossible FOREVER. You never get that back. I didn’t appreciate it enough when I was a kid. I was so focused on growing up and escaping my unhappy home life, that I completely glossed over how amazing it was to not have to work or pay bills or take care of another human being.

It’s also important to make magical things “just happen” for your kids, just to see their reaction. The kind of unbridled joy a child experiences on a “pretty good day” is something few adults will ever experience on their best day. Through them, we parents get to recapture some of that joy. I can’t tell you the enumerable unpleasent (to me) situations I’ve put myself in, just to see my daughter light up.

That said, I do try to teach her how to at least recognize and acknowledge situations where hard work and concerted effort by others has been applied, and to at least not do anything to counteract that hard word and effort. “Just don’t be the kid that makes people want to stop doing nice things for others.” Christ, if that isn’t an applicable mantra for most adults, I don’t know what is.

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Magical Mixology

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Check out all the prints and posters in the HE Store!

Last month the HijiNKS ENSUE Patreon went over $1500, which means starting right now there will be 4 new comics a week! Thank you all so much for the support!

Regarding some of the comments on yesterday’s update where I announced the new 4 comics a week situation: Yes, I know that a reliable update schedule has always been my biggest problem. I make funny comics that look nice, but I’ve never been able to make them at the same exact time every day, every week. It’s an obvious character flaw of mine that I stopped making excuses for a while ago. Perhaps it’s the very IDEA that I HAVE TO make something at a certain time that makes it so incredibly difficult for me to do just that. Anyway, that’s my problem, not yours. My hope is the Patreon support will force me into finally getting my mind wrapped around a consistent update schedule. It’s a process, not a switch I can flip. As such, I would kindly ask that you either provide encouragement, or be silent.

When someone is trying to quit smoking, telling them, “Yeah, but you’ve tried to quit before and you always fail and you always make excuses!” is about the shittiest thing you can do. I am working on self-improvement, and I am doing so in a public forum. Shaming or harassing me into making more comics, faster is the best possible way to make sure I have no interest in doing just that. I am a person with few vices, and few psychological or emotional problems. For that I am extremely grateful. I see many friends struggling with addiction, anxiety and chronic depression and STILL consistently outputting more and better work that I do, but I would never trade my situation for theirs. My struggles are minimal compared to theirs and I am privileged to have a brain that doesn’t lie to me. I am a procrastinator and I’m often lazy. I don’t like those things about myself, but as far as flaws go, I will take them over the alternatives. I hope I get better. I WANT to get better. I want HijiNKS ENSUE to still be my job for years to come, and updating regularly and more frequently is the only way I see for that to happen. A kind word, goes a long way. A unkind one goes even farther. 

FANEURYSM comics have been moved to their own archive. You can read the First  a List of them all or the Latest one. Check out the ARCHIVE page to see all the different types of comic on this site.

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TARDIS Necklace from Science & Fiction

tardis necklace on etsy from science and fiction

 

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Charmed, I’m Sure

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Check out all the prints and posters in the HE Store!

Last month the HijiNKS ENSUE Patreon went over $1500, which means starting right now there will be 4 new comics a week! Thank you all so much for the support! I really hope I don’t fuck this up.

FANEURYSM comics have been moved to their own archive. You can read the First  a List of them all or the Latest one. Check out the ARCHIVE page to see all the different types of comic on this site.

becomepatron

TARDIS Necklace from Science & Fiction

tardis necklace on etsy from science and fiction

 

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It’s My Cat In A Box

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Check out all the prints and posters in the HE Store!

I’m going to be at SDCC with Cyanide & Happiness THIS WEEK! Booth 1234! More info at my Tumblr. 

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Last week the HijiNKS ENSUE Patreon went over $1500, which means starting next month there will be 4 new comics a week! This is either going to take the form of 4 HE comics or 3 HE comics and one FANEURYSM comic. Haven’t decided yet. Either way, thank you all so much for the support!

becomepatron

TARDIS Necklace from Science & Fiction

tardis necklace on etsy from science and fiction

 

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Water Into Wine

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Check out all the prints and posters in the HE Store!

Next week I’m going to be at SDCC with Cyanide & Happiness! Booth 1234! More info at my Tumblr. 

hijinks-ensue-SDCC-2014

In the last day or so the HijiNKS ENSUE Patreon went over $1500, which means starting next month there will be 4 new comics a week! This is either going to take the form of 4 HE comics or 3 HE comics and one FANEURYSM comic. Haven’t decided yet. Either way, thank you all so much for the support!

becomepatron

 

TARDIS Necklace from Science & Fiction

tardis necklace on etsy from science and fiction