joel watson patreon freak out

Totally New Patreon Goals and Rewards!

joel watson patreon freak out

I’ve just completely retooled my Patreon rewards and goals based on my new projects (namely Sharksplode), and what I’ve learned over the last year or so. I’ve taken stock of the things I said I wanted to do, then didn’t do (because I didn’t actually want to do them), and the things I’ve always wanted to do but never had the proper motivation for doing (like recording and releasing music). Hopefully the experience I’ve gained and the regret I feel for not reaching every goal I set for myself with Patreon originally will keep me motivated and honest.

This might not seem like great news to HijiNKS ENSUE fans. I clearly left out any HE-based rewards in the new Patreon setup, because I honestly don’t know when I’m going to be able to update HE again, or how often. My heart and brain are currently more interested in Sharksplode and I don’t want to force my self to make comics that I’m going to ultimately be disappointed with just because I feel obligated to. I will return to HE and I will finish it the way I want to. That’s the most honest explanation I have for you right now.

There’s a ton of new stuff to be excited about and chances are (if you’re already a Patron) I owe you some goodies, so please read all the rewards ( and msg me via Patreon if you would like to claim your custom comic print file, mobile desktop or digital commission.

Every Patron can download a bunch of convention panel recordings here:

If you’ve already pledged $5 or more and haven’t downloaded your ebooks, they are all here:

I’m super excited about doing Patron-Only Sharksplode comics, recording a cover song EP, doing a live 90s Alt Rock Challenge concert, and releasing THE LOST HIJINKS ENSUE PODCAST (featuring Kris Wilson of Cyanide & Happiness).

Potter And Daughter, A new podcast I’m making with my kiddo, needs your help!

potter and daughter podcast logo hijink ensue

I’ve added two new rewards levels to my Patreon. At $1750 I am going to completely redesign my website with bigger comics and better organization, and at $2000 I am going to produce and release a new podcast with my daughter all about her journey through the Harry Potter book series. The specifics are below:

Clean Up This Dump!

$1,750 per month

I will design, and/or pay someone to design, a brand new website for HijiNKS ENSUE that will make seeing the newest comics, finding the different kinds of comics (HE, Faneurysm, Con Sketches, etc.) MUCH easier. The comics images will also be about 20% bigger. I will improve the RSS feed for Patrons so that ALL COMICS (not just HE) will appear full sized in the Patron-only feed. I will also reintegrate the HE podcast into so it’s easier to browse the old podcast archive.

Potter And Daughter Podcast!

$2,000 per month

Potter And Daughter is a new podcast that I am recording with my seven year old kiddo, where we talk about the Harry Potter series book by book. She’s been reading the books with her mom for the past few months and listening to her geek out over them is pretty dang cute, if you ask me. So far we’ve recorded a handful of episodes just to make sure the idea is sound. If we reach this goal, we’ll keep recording the series all the way through all 7 books and start releasing them on iTunes and!

HijiNKS ENSUE Is On Patreon!

The 6 year anniversary of The Experiment is just around the corner and, as of yesterday, I have officially begun my next phase of it… it being The Experiment… ANYWAY I STARTED A PATREON! 

HijiNKS ENSUE Patreon

It’s just like the monthly donation subscriptions I’ve always done with Paypal, but now you don’t HAVE to use Paypal, and I have a cool backend for managing rewards and such. It’s also got a bit of Kickstarter peppered in for good measure, in that there are rewards tiers for donations and milestone goals that unlock more comics, more content and more awesome along the way.

Don’t have time to read all of this? Watch the video I made explaining everything. It’s only 3.5 minutes and my adorable Kiddo steals the show.

HijiNKS ENSUE Patreon Video

Pledge at $3, $5, $10, $20, $50 or $100 a month and you will be supporting me being able to do what I love for a living: Making comics.