Update on Donations and Super Secret Blog

Here’s a piece of the original sketch from Monday’s comic:
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I’ll be showing off more rough art, unpublished ideas, and complete orignal comic sketches (before the comics go live) on the Super Secret Blog that only HijiNKS Ensue Donators will have access too. I’m working on this now and hope to have it all squared away this week. Anyone that has EVER donated to HE in the past will have access to this content as if they donated the month it goes live.

It’s going to work like this: if you make a donation, you’ll get a password emailed to you that will give you access to the Super Secret Blog (need to pick a name for this). You’ll be able to view all the content from the beginning up through the month that you donated. The password will change each month. If you donate the last few days of the month, you WILL get next month’s password.

I’ll be posting: 

  • Unfinished/Rough Art for comics, books and shirts, etc
  • Monthly Desktop Backgrounds
  • Videos and Audio that won’t be seen on HijiNKSEnsue.com
  • Behind the scenes blog posts and such
  • Various contests, drawings and other fun stuff

Remember, Donations are just that… donations. If you want to buy something valued equal to that of your monetary expenditure, please visit the store. If you want to help support me for making the comic, the podcast, the video blog, the forum, etc, etc, etc. then please consider donating. The Super Secret Blog and extra content will serve only as incentives or “thank you’s” for your generous contributions, and are not intended to be any sort of subscription based premium content.

Regardless, I’ll be playing this by ear and listening to your suggestions and feedback. Hopefully this will turn into a fun part of the HE experience, and help allow me to continue making the comic/podcast/etc. by supporting myself with these endeavors

Oh, I met an HE reader (that I didnt already know) for the first time. We were at a karaoke party hosted by FarrisG. He was a damn fine singer and had shoes with toes… like barefoot shoes.

Fancy Bastard Reader Art

If you heard Podcast #15, you may remember me mentioning some special reader art that I got from Didu in Finland. I finally posted it to Flickr, along with a sketch of me doing the Video Blog from Jarmo, and the FB Cake from Demiakumu.

Check them out on Flickr.

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I’ll keep posting these, so send me your HE inspired creative masterpieces, either via email (comics (at) hijinks ensue (dot) com) or mail them to

Joel Watson
C/O Hijinks Ensue
PO Box 1649
Little Elm, TX
75068

You can see more Fancy Bastard Art on the Forum.

If you are creatively inclined, check out this thread and help me come up with some link banners, won’t you?

Thanks for sharing your art, guys!

-joel

If only there was a place…

…where HijiNKS Ensue readers could get together and discuss their favorite movies, tv shows, internets and video games… if only.

Wait, what?! There is?!

Ok, enough pretense. Theres a Fancy Bastard Forum now. It’s been up in secret for a few days while a smallish group of FB’s helped me work out some of the major bugs, and FB Bill will be helping out as a moderator. There are also a few more FB’s that have offered to moderate should the need for more mods arrise. It’s built on Vanilla, which is a light weight and easy platform with lot’s of available functionality through add-ons and extenstions.

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The forum is still basically in beta, if you will, so use the approriate threads to let me know if there are bugs that need to be resolved or features that you would like to see implimented.

Head over and sign up. You can read some of the great discussions already posted while you wait for your account to be approved. Please read the basic rules (don’t be a jerk, don’t start fights, etc), and have fun.

One of the  things I enjoy most about making HijiNKS Ensue is the community that has grown around the comic. You don’t typically see a group like the Fancy Bastards attach themselves to comics that have been around for 5 years, much less 1. You guys are witty and creative and add to the enjoyment of each comic with your comments and discussions. You are geeks among men, and you deserve a place to call your own. The FBF is my gift to you. Please use it wisely and respectfully.

Youtubes, Facebooks and Flickrs, Oh My!

I wanted to point out a few new developments for HijiNKS Ensue that some of you Fancy Bastards might enjoy.

Finnish FB, Jarmo, started an HE Facebook Group.

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I’ve finally started uploading reader pics to Flickr.

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I also posted some pics from one of our first HE Podcasts. Probably episode 4 or 5.

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I’ll keep updating these as I get new pics, so send yours to comics(at)hijinksensue(dot)com.

I also wanted to remind you that if you use Twitter, you can follow me here.

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And you can check out my video blogs, where I chronicle my attempts to make a living from this comic, here.

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Lastly, looks like I’ll be working with FB Bill to set up a Fancy Bastard Forum. More on that as it develops.

Would the Fancy Bastards fancy a Sharksplode shirt?

Based on reader suggestions (most recently from Orf) I’ve worked up some designs for a “Sharkslpode” t-shirt. Sharksploding originated from this comic, if you need a refresher course.

This one is using the art directly from the comic, so it’s either one or the other. I’m partial to the 3 panel version myself, because it tells a sharksplosion story.

I also think Im going to put up a version of “GYFB” with just the text on black. Thoughts?