Guest Comic By Complex Actions

WHERE ARE YOU!?
ARE YOU IN CHICAGO OR THEREABOUTS!?
COME TO C2E2 THIS WEEKEND April 16-18 OMGWTFEXPLODE!

C2E2

More info in THIS BLOG POST.

Super special thanks to Talthos and Silkspinner for turning in this superbly geeky guest comic while I am away in Chicago. They make a webcomic called “Complex Actions” about role playing games. Perhaps they can fill the RPG comic void in your hearts that HijiNKS ENSUE will never be able to… since I don’t know anything about RPG’s.  They were my booth neighbors at Comicpalooza in Houston last month and I dare you to find nicer Texans to share any amount of square footage with. I DARE YOU! [if you accepted the dare you failed]

They also have a podcast called Dimensional Radio that you should check out. Listen long enough and you may hear me doing to a call sign bumper for them. In fact listen to all of the episodes assuming my dulcet tones are just around the next bend.


Don’t Forget! [Edward shirts now at Topatoco!]

Guest Comic by Jump Leads

TRUE STORY!
Sort of. Part if it is true. The eyeless monster from Pan’s Labyrinth (Doug Jones/Twitter) did give Ben Paddon (from Jump Leads) a haircut [photographic evidence]. I do not claim to know the circumstances by which such a peculiar salon experience came about. I only know that it is right and factual and mostly terrifying.

Thanks galore to Ben and JjAR from the British sci-fi comedy webcomic (britscicomcom) Jump Leads for providing your Thursday entertainment while I am otherwise engaged at Dos C y Dos E in Chicago this weekend.

WHERE ARE YOU!?
ARE YOU IN CHICAGO OR THEREABOUTS!?
COME TO C2E2 THIS WEEKEND April 16-18 OMGWTFEXPLODE!

C2E2

More info in THIS BLOG POST.


Don’t Forget! [Edward shirts now at Topatoco!]

Guest Comic By Paul Westover Of WoodyAfterHours.com

Comicpalooza Houston TX March 26-28

If you are reading this fantastic guest comic by Paul Westover of the webcomic Woody After Hours, that means I am currently conning up up (con-style) at Comicpalooza in Houston, TX. Houstonian and thereabouts Fancy Bastards have NO EXCUSES for not coming down and saying hi. You have three entire days to choose from with which to attend the con and stare at me while I conduct the business that we call webcomics.

Read more about the con in THIS BLOG POST.


[Edward shirts now at Topatoco!]

Guest Comic By Jerry Nowlin of TrulyEpic.com

While I am living it up (ie not sleeping, working long shifts with no breaks, being a sub minor internet celebrity for a select few geeks) at Emerald City Comic Con, Fancy Bastard and fellow webcartoonist Jerry Nowlin was kind enough to make you all a comic to read and direct your LOLs toward.

Check out his comic Truly Epic or you will truly regret it (that rhymes if you read it right). The keenest and fanciest of you will remember Josh’s unfortunate tattoo choice from this comic.

So anywhatever, if you are in the Seattle area please come down to ECCC and say hi to me and every other webcartoonist. I am in the artist alley at table M-06, just down the way from the big ass Topatoco booth. Josh may or may not be with me for part of the day on Saturday. Follow me on Twitter for updates on his whereabouts and level of sobriety.

Super special thanks to Jade and Dov for hosting me at their home this weekend and to Paul and Ben of the webcomic Woody After Hours for shuttling me around town in their party van. See, kids? Some times it pays to get into a van with strangers.

A SERIOUS THING: Even more special thanks to all of you who sent your kind words and well wishes for my mom after her very serious car accident. She is at my house resting and recovering now and doing quite well all things considered. I appreciate you directing some positive vibes our way during a very troubling week and for not calling me out on the lack of comics this week.

Guest Comic By Lee Bretschneider

hijinks-ensue-godspeed-you-fancy-bastard-book-300x300Reading about my continuing health problems, HE reader and super fancy illustrator Lee Bretschneider sent me this fantastic guest comic without me even having to ask. Check out his portfolio at AdventuringCompany.com, and his comic “Wheelchair Romeo.” Also check him out getting his back waxed at RIGHT HERE. It’s awful.

Normally I would ask a potential guest-comicer to clear their intentions with me first, but Lee had the foresight to be incredibly talented which precludes the need for artist clearance. I’m very grateful for the helping hand seeing as how I spent 12 hours in the emergency room yesterday.

If you want to play catch-up on my most recent medical misadventures you can do so on the Twitters starting from here.

Longest-possible-story-ever-short:

  1. Thought I had an aneurysm [9/24]
  2. CT Scan and Spinal Tap proved I was OK
  3. $1400 bill
  4. Spinal Tap didn’t heal correctly so my brain didn’t have enough brain juice to float in causing 24 hour migraines/nausea for 7 days
  5. migraines got out of control, chest and neck pain started, vision started going wonky
  6. Wet to ER at “poor folks” hospital downtown [9/30]
  7. They wanted to treat me with pain meds and send me on my way
  8. 10 hours later they agreed to to the blood patch I needed to repair my spinal fluid leak
  9. 12 hours total and $1600 later I went home and slept for almost 24 hours

Now that my medical bills have topped $3000, I am considering some kind of donation drive or limited print sale to help take care of them. If you have ideas, let me know. Otherwise I will think about it and post something next week.

BOOK UPDATE: The books should be here on Monday [10/5/09]. I leave for Baltimore Comic-Con a few days later so there probably won’t be any books shipped until I get back. I may do some live streaming of the book signings/sketchings on Ustream.

Thank you all for your continued support and kind words through what has been one of the crappiest months of my life.

GYFB

~Joel