Hey, Phoenix! I am going to be at you this weekend!

I’ll be with Rob Denbleyker at the Cyanide & Happiness booth (#14076) from Thursday to Sunday (May 28-31). I’ll have HijiNKS ENSUE and FANEURYSM prints for sale, and Rob and I will be doing C&H sketches all weekend. Hope to see you there! I get home on Monday June 1, and I’m also launching a new webcomic that day! (Assuming I do not fall prey to the BLOODWOLVES) Stay tuned for a link and details. Tags: appearances, conventions, news, phoenix...
Phoenix Comicon 2013 Fancy Sketches Part 2

Phoenix Comicon 2013 Fancy Sketches Part 2

Go to my store. I promise there is something there you will enjoy owning. In turn, I will enjoy owning your money. Hey hey! It’s part 2 in my 2 part series of 2 sets of Fancy Sketches from 1 Phoenix Comicon! This set indirectly stars my friend John Scalzi, who is known for his best selling sci-fi novels, his love of churros and his crippling addiction to Coke Zero. I defaced his booth sign along with some other dudes for reasons. He made this face when he saw it.   COMMENTERS: Your favorite author has just become a giant robot. Who is it, are they good or evil and (regardless) do they fight Godzilla? Comments (31) Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as hijinksensue Admin Options Carl· 107 weeks ago Cool art. Wish I could have hit Phoenix. oh, and FYI. Your site seems to have weird pop-up boxes that glide across the screen, and block your artwork. You may want to punch one of your ad-servers. Block IPDelete Reply Titmouse · 107 weeks ago George R.R. Martin…. so hes pretty evil and just kills everone you love just as you really start to think everything is going to be fine!! Block IPDelete Reply Nakari · 107 weeks ago H.P Lovecraft. He’d probably be evil by modern standards. He would fight Godzilla, after taking down the Dutch. Man really hated the Dutch. Block IPDelete Reply Teri · 107 weeks ago Philip k Dick ‘bot would probably be good, and he’d eventually figure out that Godzilla is a robot. Then he and Jasper Ffordebot will open a portal into the Southland Tales universe. The Mark Z Danielewskidroid would be the...
Phun In The Sun

Phun In The Sun

My Ewok Stare shirts are only $15 while they last!  Guys, Phoenix is phucking hot. It’s just a phact. Phoenix is hotter than Texas. Another phact. That ANYWHERE ON EARTH can be hotter than Texas and still sustain life is a testament to the tenacity of the human spirit with regards to defying nature and common sense to colonize a sweltering, lifeless desert. Between the heat and the escalating racism, it’s like Phoenix is trying to bite Texas’s whole style. The ONLY embellishment in this comic is that Phoenix doesn’t have any birds because they all died. Also, David didn’t quite die. He wanted to, but I wouldn’t allow it. I needed him to help me take our booth apart after the convention. COMMENTERS: What is the MOST BRUTAL heat you’ve ever been in? For me it was probably in highschool during marching band practice. We’d lose two weeks of summer vacation to prance around on asphalt in 105 degree weather at 98% humidity with zero shade and zero places to sit down that weren’t capable of producing 3rd degree burns. Add to that holding 15 pounds of brass in your hands and forcefully expelling all of your superheated oxygen through a tube, and it makes for a pretty abismal experience. Comments (35) Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as hijinksensue Admin Options Liam · 107 weeks ago The humidity in the South is terrible. It is all moisture and as soon as you step outside you can feel it. Block IPDelete Reply 1 reply · active 107 weeks ago The Unknown FB · 107 weeks ago Agree with that. I exchanged Ohio-class lake effect snow and the two seasons of...
Phoenix Comicon 2013 Fancy Sketches Part 1

Phoenix Comicon 2013 Fancy Sketches Part 1

The Phoenix Phancy Bastards had some excellent sketch requests this year. Here’s part 1 of a 2 part collection of my favorites. Looks like Gallifrey Comicon might not be too far away since we just discovered Gallifrey. COMMENTERS: Speaking of Gallifrey Comicon, in what fictional geek genre place would you like to see a comic convention held? What are the panels, the events, etc? Who are the speakers? Comments (14) Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as hijinksensue Admin Options hijinksensue· 107 weeks ago If anyone wants the original Josh “Powergirl” black and white art, it’s for sale. $30 shipped in the USA. Delete Reply 4 replies · active 107 weeks ago Scott · 107 weeks ago I’d love to get the Josh Powergirl piece. How to get it? Block IPDelete Reply hijinksensue· 107 weeks ago Paypal $30 (if you’re in the US) to store at hijinksensue dot com and include your mailing address. Also let me know if I should sign it to anyone. -Joel Delete Reply Scott · 107 weeks ago Will do, thanks Block IPDelete Reply Scott · 107 weeks ago I don’t see a direct link form that piece, so will “donate” $30 and mention inthe comments what it’s for and where to send it. Thanks! Block IPDelete Reply Bryce · 107 weeks ago Moria could be an epic convention hall once they cleaned the place up. Block IPDelete Reply Adwxxx · 107 weeks ago PODCAST PLEASE! Block IPDelete Reply lou · 107 weeks ago I can see Coruscant hosting a Con, since a planet-covering city just HAS to have a totally bitching convention center. Then again, organizing something that size would be a nightmare. Block IPDelete Reply Candace · 107 weeks ago Love the Captain Jacks and...
Mostly True Convention Stories: I’ve Just Made A Huge Mistake

Mostly True Convention Stories: I’ve Just Made A Huge Mistake

Phoenix Comicon was a tonnage’o fun as always. David was my travel companion, roommate and life partner (con husband) for a week (also as always). Saturday night we had the very Arrested Development related debate illustrated in the panels above. At least the first two, maybe two and a half panels of it. In the end, we decided that wives were the way to go (plus the hotel Internet was so shitty, I expect it would have been a less than optimal viewing experience… also wives… yes, happy wives). I’ve been home for all of 14 minutes, so I am going to go sit in a familiar chair, in a familiar state that is (at least currently) below 100 degrees outside, eat some familiar leftovers and get my Bluth on. COMMENTERS: Without getting into spoilers AT ALL, have you watched the new Arrested Development episodes? What are your initial thoughts? I am hearing bad things on twitter, but I am reserving judgement until I’ve seen them for (and blue’d) myself. Comments (31) @heroicraptor· 105 weeks ago Don’t overhype it for yourself. It’s really funny. Look at the good, don’t try to dig for the bad. 1 · active 105 weeks ago MrSueDenim· 105 weeks ago Excellent advice. Make sure that you watch them in order to savour the funny. I just finished episode 15 and found it was impressively good how each episode connected with each other. Season 5/The Movie can’t come out fast enough though. </frustrated-impotent-fanboy-whinge> Echelon Four· 105 weeks ago I’ve seen about 6 of them. I thought they were good. The structure of each episode focuses on...

HijiNKS ENSUE And Dumbing Of Age At Phoenix Comicon THIS WEEKEND!

BOOTH LOCATION CHANGE HOLY CRAP PAY ATTENTION!!!! David and I will be at booth 243, NOT 1749 and NOT by the LEGOs. Come in the main entrance, hang a left and head to the back corner. Here’s a photo of David peeking over a handy map.  I will be at booth 1749 (WAYYYY in the back corner by the LEGO table) with David Willis, I’ll have t-shirts and books and sketches and prints and Lil’ Wil Plushies and it’s going to be a PARTYPARTYPARTYPARTYPARTY!!! You know the drill about cookies and tiny bottles of booze, right? That shit is entirely still in effect.   Comment (1) Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as hijinksensue Admin Options GenYus · 107 weeks ago You were judged not *quite* cool enough to hang out by the LEGO group. So sorry, better luck next year. 😉 PS. Thanks for the sketch (ComiCon Gallifrey), it is sweet. Block IPDelete Reply Tags: appearances, conventions, phoenix...
Phoenix Comicon 2012 Fancy Sketches

Phoenix Comicon 2012 Fancy Sketches

Once again Phoenix Comicon was a fantastic success. Next to Emerald City in Seattle, it is my second favorite US show. Thank you to everyone that came out and got a t-shirt, a book, a sketch or just said hi. The Phoenix Phancy Bastards (fancy withe a PH) also REALLY came through with the baked goods, caffeinated goods and beboozed goods. I was able to get David terribly drunk off of too many tiny bottles of Jack (which is a necessity since he’s at least twice as much fun when he’s hammered). In addition to my comicing bros, I usually get to run around with the entire Wheaton family at Phoenix. This year was no exception, and shenanigans’o plenty (which is my Dropkick Murphys cover band) were had. Wil and I (along with Blind Ferret) debuted the prototype of the Wil Wheaton plushie we’ve been working on since ohhhhh… around the time of this comic dare. It’s been almost a year in development, but we are all very proud of the final result. They’ll be going on preorder in a week or so and a good preorder means we get to make enough to NOT have to reorder before the holidays (reordering means months of time waiting for chinese shipping crates to arrive on boats). I hope you guys dig the plush and consider picking one up during the preorder. They’ll be $20 and you are fully encouraged to knit space sweaters and clown sweaters for them. HEY! I started a Facebook group for Fancy Bastards to share ideas, get support and be a community of geeks and weirdos. Godspeed, You Fancy Bastards! Tags: aquaman,...

I Will Be At Phoenix Comicon May 24-27, 2012!

PHOENIX COMICON IS THIS WEEKEND!!! I will be there with Blind Ferret at booths 707/806. Other fine webcomicers in attendance will be Randy, Danielle, and Spike at booth (table #517), and David and Rob (Artist Alley at table 649). Little Vampires (booth 712) will be there too! WHEATON will also be there and I suspect we will get into shenanigans[TM]. Last year was my first year at PHXCC and it was an absolute blast. The fans were great, the sales were great and the show is just incredibly well run. Next to Emerald City in Seattle it was certainly one of my favorite shows of 2011. I will have: books 1 and 2, most of my shirts from the HE Store (not from Sharksplode), sketches, stickers and unexpected, nonconsensual chest bumps, bro-hugs and that move where a bride and groom drink champagne with interlocked arms. YOU are bringing the champagne. If you choose to participate in the ancient right of a reader offering tribute to an artist at a convention, I am partial to cookies, Starbucks Doubleshot cans, Iced Soy Lattes, and little bottles of booze that can be clandestinely added to other drinks. I’m just sayin’. Here’s a map of the entire show floor, that shows where we’ll be in relation to everything else. Seems like we’re right up front, so we shouldn’t be hard to find. Click to embiggen. Tags: appearances, conventions, phoenix...
Phoenix Comicon Fancy Photo Comic Outtakes

Phoenix Comicon Fancy Photo Comic Outtakes

Wil Wheaton and I got excited and made a thing! Check out our University of Gallifrey Fighting Time Lords Shirt over at Sharksplode. I am closing out some current t-shirt and print designs. Please check out this blog post since the stuff on closeout probably won’t be available again any time soon. NEWS! I will not be attending HeroesCon this weekend. Read more HERE. Sorry, Charlotte Fancy Bastards. IT’S MY 30th BIRTHDAY RIGHT NOW! LOOK AT ME, EMBRACING MY MORTALITY! I DO NOT FEAR YOU, DEATH! I WELCOME YOU AS A FRIEND! WOULD YOU LIKE TO GET A BEER? How can you help celebrate my 1/3 life crisis? Oh I don’t know… maybe donate, get something off the wish list or buy something from the store or Sharksplode? Sure. Why not. Whatever. If you have read my Phoenix Comicon Fancy Photo comic, then you understand the heat-induced delusions I must have been suffering when I tell you my original plan involved all of the above panels being integrated into that original comic. It would have been a comic so tall, so massive, such an affront to God, that people would have attempted to scale it in order to reach the heavens.  I felt like the previous Phoenix Fun Times comic had a loose narrative, so rather than call this “Part 2,” I am calling it “The Outtakes.” These are the bits that landed on the cutting room floor. Big big thanks to Wil, Anne and Ryan Wheaton, Boyan and Amy. Additional thanks to Aaron “Chief” Douglas, the Phoenix Ghostbusters, the naked men who assaulted me, the people in the Stargate whose names I...
Phoenix Comicon Fancy Photo Comic

Phoenix Comicon Fancy Photo Comic

Wil Wheaton and I got excited and made a thing! Check out our University of Gallifrey Fighting Time Lords Shirt over at Sharksplode. I am closing out some current t-shirt and print designs. Please check out this blog post since the stuff on closeout probably won’t be available again any time soon. NEWS! I will not be attending HeroesCon this weekend. Read more HERE. Sorry, Charlotte Fancy Bastards. My mother freakin’ 30th birthday is tomorrow! How can you help celebrate my 1/3 life crisis? Oh I don’t know… maybe donate, get something off the wish list or buy something from the store or Sharksplode? Sure. Why not. Whatever. Phoenix. Oh, sweet dear Phoenix. How I have fallen under your siren song. Or perhaps I am just light headed from the dry heat. Either way, I can say without a doubt that the time I spent last week in Phoenix, AZ was some of the most fun I have ever had in my entire life. What a way to usher out my 20’s and begin the long, slow crawl towards the grave. I hope the (unbearably lengthy) comic above illustrates just how amazing of a time it was. Phoenix Comicon, while still firmly rooted in its anime-con upbringing, was one of the better comic/pop culture cons I have attended. The fans were just fantastic. Enthusiasm and fandom abounded. People in fur suits also abounded, but you take what you can get, right? It was really my kind of show. 1000’s and 1000’s of kids literally wearing their fandom on their sleeves. Their weird, hand crafted, often cardboard sleeves. If I could do...