Do You Like Phil Collins?

Do You Like Phil Collins?

Panel 5 is a naked, blood soaked Joel chasing Eli through a high rise with a chainsaw. I’m sure you know how it ends. My man-crush on one Mr. Christian Bale is well documented. I mean you can’t spell Christian Bale without “Christ.” The man can do no wrong as far as I’m concerned. So what if he gets in domestic disturbances with his money grubbing family members and publicly humiliates the D.P. on the set of “Terminator 4“? He was Batman. He was also Bateman. Those two roles alone get him a “get out of pretty much anything free forever” card in my book. This particular “scandal” is rather interesting. You see, Mr. Bale is very serious about his craft. He chooses his roles very carefully and he takes them very… well, SERIOUSLY. He’s not fucking around. He got down to an emaciated 120 lbs for a movie that no one even saw. He’s dedicated to his art and he’s damn fine at what he does. “The Prestige“? C’mon! That movie was fucking amazing! Anyway, so he’s on the set of “Terminator 4” filming a scene and the D.P. is fiddling with his lights off camera… WHILE THEY’RE FILMING! That’s some amateur bullshit and BatBateBale wasn’t having any of it. He tore the guy a new asshole in front of everyone. You can almost hear him pissing himself on the recording. The best part? Bale manages to stay in character for most of his rant. His English accent only starts to slip in towards the middle when he really lets lose on the guy. The second best part...
Mysterious Scientific Theatrics

Mysterious Scientific Theatrics

I only have internet for a second (sitting in front of a neighbors house in my car stealing WiFi). I’ll try to make a post later. The Dark Knight fan commentary BD-Live feature shown on video Review: The Dark Knight Blu-ray Disc [Batman] EDIT: I realized the “TV Screen” layers were turned off. Drove to a Barnes and Noble, fixed the image and reuploaded. The comic probably makes more sense now. Tags: batman, blu-ray, dark knight,...
Tightening Our Utility Belts

Tightening Our Utility Belts

Looks like even the most wealthy and powerful of us are affected by the economic crisis. Eli was in Chicago this week for vacation and made a point to visit as many “Dark Knight” filming locations as possible. He TXT’d me “do a comic about Batman playing music in the subway for change.” This is close enough. I’d like to see Hobo Bruce Wayne fighting over a half a pizza crust with Boxcar Pete. Bruce is probably a better fighter, but Pete isn’t afraid to kill. I wonder what other “services” Bruce Wayne could offer his clients. “A Hot Harvey Dent,” “A Reverse Riddler,” “A Penguin Flipper (It’s like The Shocker).” I’m sure the list goes on and on. Got any other items for the “menu?” Tags: batman, bruce wayne, dark knight, economic crisis, gotham city,...
Why So Posthumous?

Why So Posthumous?

I don’t want to weigh in on the whole “does he deserve an Oscar” dispute, because I don’t really put any stock in the Academy Awards. It’s mostly a Hollywood “let’s all smell our own farts” circle jerk fiasco. That said, having seen “The Dark Knight,” I can honestly say that no actor has ever brought the character of the Joker to life like Heath Ledger. His performance (Oscar worthy or not) was phenomenal. I’ve always hated the “funny Joker” and Heath must have sympathized. His Joker was the psycho nutbox that kills people just to see what will happen. He’s an instrument of chaos with no direction or design. That’s what makes him the perfect foil for Batman. It’s order vs. chaos. Self control vs. instinct. Man vs. animal. That’s a struggle I can believe in 100 times over “I kill because I’m crazy and it’s funny.” Heath Ledger/Dark Knight Links for your perusal: “Heath Ledger talks The Dark Knight“ “Heath Ledger goes out in a fireball of glory“ “Joker Vs. Joker: Ledger vs. Nicholson“ “Jack Nicholson is furious over Heath Ledger playing the Joker (pre Ledger’s death)” “Give Heath Ledger an Oscar because he deserves it, not because he passed away“ “A Brief History of the Joker – in pictures“ Tags: batman, comic books, dark knight, heath ledger,...
Knighty Nite

Knighty Nite

I’m sure many of your FB’s saw “Dark Knight” last night around midnight… midknight? I hope to catch it this weekend. So far the review have gone something like, “Holy shit, Batman!” so I am enthused. I’ve never read the “Watchmen” comics. I know, I will turn in my comic geek card at the door. I had been reading that die hard fans of Alan Moore’s anti-hero opus were worried about the movie not staying true to the source material, but apparently the trailer (that is showing with “Dark Knight“) is assuaging their fears. I only know of the characters and story what Josh has told me and what I’ve read on Wiki, but the trailer was bonerific to say the least, even if their Batman analog is a freaking barn owl. Speaking of Batman… just watch this and smile. Tags: batman, comic books, dark knight, movies,...
Guest Comic: Guest Comic By Keegan Mykris Of “Guinea Tech”

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 Guinea-Tech.com. 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. Tags: action figures, batman, dark knight, hijinks ensue guest comic, mexico,...

Heath Ledger found dead

Read the sad news here. the housekeeper and the masseuse opened the bedroom and found Mr. Ledger naked and unconscious on a bed, with pills scattered around his body. Update: OMG, he died in 50% of Michelle Tanner’s apartment: The actor Heath Ledger was found dead this afternoon in an apartment in Manhattan owned by the actress Mary-Kate Olsen, according to the New York City police. Mr. Ledger was 28. Tags: batman, comic books, dark knight,...