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Please Remain On The Line

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I AM AT NYCC ALL WEEKEND WITH CYANIDE & HAPPINESS AT BOOTH 2247! COME SEE US! 

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I’m traveling for most of October/November, so it’s time for an EXPERIMENT.

I asked Twitter and Facebook for the first comic panel ideas. Then I take those and make an entire comic that comes AFTER that first panel! For this week the suggestion is “A man with a dog calls 911.”.

My Patreon Patrons will be getting ENTIRELY different comics than the ones posted on this site. You’ll be getting 4-5 comics this week, and they’ll be getting TEN. Sign up to be a Patron and you’ll get them all too!

Patrons: Here’s your exclusive bonus alternate version of today’s comic!

Do you want A TON of bonus, extra and alternate comics?!  Then my Patreon is THE PLACE for you. Every little bit helps me continue to make a living, and is QUITE appreciated.

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Harmful If Ingested

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I’m going to be in New York for NYCC all week, and almost immediately after I get home, I’m going to Austin, TX for Webcomic Rampage. This means this week we’re going to try an experiment. Last weekend I asked Twitter and Facebook to give me characters, settings and situations for the first panel of a comic. No dialog, no references, and just very simple set ups. Then I have to make an entire comic that comes AFTER that first panel! For this week I am going to try to make FIVE COMICS based on the suggestion “A man with a dog calls 911.” Since I’m going to be at a convention booth 10 hours a day, I will mostly be using the same art… mostly. I’ll toss in some weirdness where I can.

My Patreon Patrons will be getting ENTIRELY different comics than the ones posted on this site. You’ll be getting 4-5 comics this week, and they’ll be getting TEN. Sign up to be a Patron and you’ll get them all too!

In fact, they can see an alternate dialog version of this comic, RIGHT NOW!

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I am traveling for most of the rest of the month of October and the first week of November, so I hope you guys enjoy the #1stPanel comics since they will likely continue through October and into November. Hell, it’s been pretty fun so far. This might BECOME what Sharksplode IS. We’ll see. I have enough suggestions to go for months, but if you want to toss yours in the mix, please do it via Twitter, @hijinksensue and using the hashtag #1stPanel.

Do you want A TON of bonus, extra and alternate comics from the ones that appear on this site?! Do you want to support my ability to make a living from creating weird comics?! Then my Patreon is THE PLACE for you. Every little bit helps and is QUITE appreciated.

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Your Call Is Very Important To Us

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NEWS:
[UPDATE 02/11/15] My new podcast Potter & Daughter is live now! You can download the first episode here or subscribe via RSS or iTunes (as of 2/12/15 the iTunes link is still waiting on Apple approval).

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Fancy Patreon Patrons get each episode a week early and can already download episode 2 HERE.

Here’s the description from the podcast website: 

Potter And Daughter is a Harry Potter themed podcast where Joel Watson (cartoonist, geek dad and creator of the online comic HijiNKS ENSUE) talked to his seven year old daughter, Lily, as she reads through the Harry Potter book series.

In each episode Joel and Lily cover about 1/4 to 1/3 of a book, discussing what happened, why it happened and what lessons Lily is learning from the books as she reads them. It’s part Cliff’s Notes and part cute and instrospective conversation between a father and daughter who love the same books for the same (and sometimes totally different) reasons.

RATING: Always safe for work and safe to share with your kids.

My daughter and I made it together, I’m really proud of it and I hope you enjoy it.

I’ve added a “cookie fort” tag to this comic post, almost as a personal dare to create a comic that requires the use of that tag again. I suppose it could be something aspirational as in, “We’re all just looking for our own cookie fort, you know?” Or it could be a grim portent of the inevitability of oblivion as in, “Hey man, none of this matters. One day we’ll all just be bones in a cookie fort.” Maybe it’s an expression of concern. “I just can’t seem to get through to him. It’s like he’s built a cookie fort around himself since the accident.”

COMMENTERS: Come up with more sayings, aphorisms, etc. that involve cookie fort.