The Bestest Of Men

Josh seems to have recovered nicely from his momentary transformation. The Eli and Denise wedding saga is concluded! Now let’s never speak of it again!
[Continuity is the enemy. It burrrrrns usssssss…]

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Ewok Stare T-Shirt from HijiNKS ENSUE

COMMENTERS: Josh IRL’s actual best man speech did involve the true story of when Eli asked Josh to bring certain specific pornographies back from his trip to Germany. If comic Josh was toasting comic Eli and Denise, what other tidbits, and tributes might his speech include?

Always The Bridesmaid Of Satan

If you are waiting on your copy of HE Book 2, PLEASE READ THIS!!!

Ewok Stare T-Shirt from HijiNKS ENSUEEli and Denise [IRL] got married on Friday Aril 1st, 2011. It was a beautiful ceremony, well deserved by two of my favorite people on the planet. Josh was the best men [a title which he was claiming well before he even knew Eli] and Alex and I were the groomsmen.

During the wedding rehearsal the priest deputized Josh as his honorary deacon for the night, meaning that Josh would hold his book of spells or limericks or whatever while he assisted the happy couple with their putting on of matrimonial jewelry. He actually called Josh his “Deputy Deacon.” I was so thankful that he did this during the rehearsal, because I doubt my belley laugh would have been as appreciated or tolerated during the actual ceremony. I was also thankful that he said it again during said ceremony, so that as many people as possible could be privy to Josh’s new (and forever) nickname. All together now, “Godspeed, you Deputy Deacon.”

The events depicted in the panels above are merely the first few moments of the post-deputized-by-The-Lord scenerio that Josh, Alex and I came up with immediately after the rehearsal. We ran from the stage and into hall and began weaving a tale of skies as black as sackcloth, bleeding moons, portals to the underworld, winged serpents with the heads of hawks and the darkest of incantations that came out of mouths not as sounds but as living flame. Again, SO GLAD we had a rehearsal. I had to get that shit out before the big day.

The newlyweds are honeymooning in Vegas right now. Hmm… any Vegas FB’s want to show them a good time? Maybe hit up Eli on Twitter. Anyway, I was extremely honored to be a part of Eli and Denise’s wedding, and proud to be able to stand with my friends and collectively say, “Yep… these two guys are pretty great.” Here’s to them and their new, beautiful life together. I’ve always thought the family you choose means as much, if not more than the family you are given. The people in that room, in those fancy uncomfortable clothes are truly my family.

Here are a few pics from the ceremony, reception, etc: ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE, SIX

Tonight’s Forecast: Snow And Ice

Yep. That really just happened. For “IRL” reals, even.

A moment later 100 white doves burst into the sky each doing an air guitar rendition of “Eruption” by Van Halen while swarms of hawks painted like the jets from Top Gun picked them off one by one mid-air. A team of sled dogs pulled a polar bear with a flame thrower as he burned “WILLGHFHYOUHFGAUEGQ AIFHMARRYJIAJDHGAHHHH” into the side of the resort (because polar bears can’t spell very well, much less do they have the fine motor control to write legibly with a flame thrower). But the sentiment was beautiful, none the less.Continue reading

‘Cause I’m Leaving On A Red Train

Yeah… soooo, I’m probably going to move to the Harry Potter Amusement Park at Universal Studios when it’s finished. I don’t want to work there, I just want to BE there, to exist in the “wizarding world” surrounded by magic and childlike wonder. This seems like it’s about as close as I’m going to get without some sort of extended hyper-sleep VR simulation situation. I’ll keep updating the comic until the park is ready, but once it is I’m taking the nearest portkey out of here. SUCK IT MUGGLES!

[More HE Harry Potter Comics]

ANOTHER THING: If you want to keep up to date on what I’m, doing, where I am or when the comics will be posted, you should probably FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER. I’m updating it all day as opposed to making long, rambling blog posts.

STILL MORE: It is imperitive to the continued survival of HE that we grow the audience. If you think about it, send your favorite HE comic via, email, facebook, twitter or whatever to a few friends. Remember, you are totally allowed to post HE comics on your blog for non-commercial use. Just please don’t hotlink the images. Thanks! ~Joel

COMMENTERS: What do you hope they include in the HP theme park? What would be your ultimate real life HP experience (within the realm of possibility)?

The Song Of The Unsuccessful Aquatic Mammal

UPDATE 9/19/09: Thanks to @Alyssa_Milano for sharing this comic with her Tweeps. If you dig the comic and would like to follow me on Twitter, please do.


… or “The Fail Whale at Tanagra!”

[reddit-me]Ironically, Eli and Denise died in a murder/suicide pact moments before Twitter came back online.

So I guess Twitter got attacked by killbots or something yesterday morning. I was asleep until 10am (having stayed up working until 4am the previous night), so I didn’t notice. [Follow me on Twitter, if you want]

Read up on Darmok and the Tamaraians if panel one is confusing at all.

UPDATE ON THE BOOK PRESALE! As of this posting there are only about 10 Ultimate Fancy Editions left!

Seeing as how the Ultimate Fancies are all but sold out, I can officially announce that the preorders for the 150 UF editions have completely paid for the full print run of 1000 copies of HijiNKS Ensue Vol 1: Godspeed, You Fancy Bastard. Thank you all so much for your constant support.