The 5 Days Of SDCC: Day 4

While I’m at SDCC, I’m posting predictions as to the toll that SDCC (the con, the parties, the lack of sleep) will have on my physical and mental well being. Outlook = Probably found in a ditch.

Where am I? Only the wind knows. Also I bet gender-bent Jon Snow, despite knowing nothing Jon Snow, knows. She was around the booth a bunch earlier and seemed to have a cache of Dragon Glass under her pelt cape. As everyone who’s studied cartoonist lore knows, Dragon Glass is one of the only things that can kill us, along with bullets packed with soil/rocks from the town of our birth and entitled reader comments.

Truth be told, I am having an amazing SDCC experience. I’m spending time with some of my very favorite human beings and I’ll definitely be coming away with a few new favorites to add to the list.

When this week is over, would anyone be interested in a poster/print of all 5 days on one page?

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Coming to SDCC? Come see me at the Blind Ferret Booth (#1231) in the Webcomics area. I will have books and shirts, sketches, Lil’ Wil plushies and ??????THE MYSTERY BOX??????!!!! Speaking of books, if you buy HijiNKS ENSUE Vol’s 1 or 2 you’ll get a free mini print featuring my Sharknado sequel posters! More info HERE.

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Lani · 100 weeks ago

Oh, god, now I NEED to see that picture. PLEEEEEEEASE?
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WongBal · 100 weeks ago

Glad you’re having a good time, Joel! Will we get more of your kickass photo comics once you get home?

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Candace · 100 weeks ago

Yes, please, Joel, I miss the Fancy Photo Comics.
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Dan · 100 weeks ago

Dear gods but I want Sadburry Eggs to be a real thing…

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Notebooked · 100 weeks ago

You can make it real. You can make it happen.
They extremely are a real thing. I invented them in Seattle last year and there is video evidence.
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Dan · 99 weeks ago

You’re a visionary, sir.
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Notebooked · 100 weeks ago

A poster of the five days, read from up-to-down?
I read this in Hunter S Thompson’s voice from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Laughed my balls off.

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lou · 100 weeks ago

Every time I read something by Hunter S. Thompson, I hear it in the voice of General Hunter Gathers from the Venture Brothers.
I’m confused … which one of them is wearing the Sailor Moon costume?

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Caitlin · 100 weeks ago

I think Skeletor, but I prefer the visual of the t-rex wearing it.
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Candace · 100 weeks ago

I think Joel is under the table, mumbling bloooooood….
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Trevor · 99 weeks ago

Is it wrong that I now WANT to see the 10th Doctor riding a T-Rex? That sounds awesome!
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lou · 99 weeks ago

Joel, we can’t find you. Come in, Joel. Joel? Joel! JOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOEEEEEEEEEEEEEELLLLLL!!!

->Continue or Exit

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MrPlow99 · 99 weeks ago

Anyone else love the fact that the Sunday comic hasn’t been posted yet? It’s seems perfect for the character arc.
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Rich Hendricks · 99 weeks ago

I shall demand a picture of a T-Rex riding The Doctor for my next signed copy. 🙂
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Roborat · 99 weeks ago

Okay, for the next year, everybody ask him for this picture.
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Dave · 99 weeks ago

…and Joel was never heard from again.

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lou · 99 weeks ago

Wow, he’s really sticking to it; he didn’t post a Day 5 strip yet!
art imitates life imitates extreme exhaustion.
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Dave · 99 weeks ago

This is pretty fitting. Seems every time I came by at the Con he wasn’t there. Oh well. I bought a print from his daughter (no new books) anyway… but you missed out on your Starbucks Joel!

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You bought that print one morning when I wasn’t able to get a cab to take me to the show. I was staying 20ish miles away and no cab companies would actually send anyone to pick me. This happened more than once that week.
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Dave · 99 weeks ago

I came by another time when you were at lunch too. No worries though, I’m not complaining. Dude’s gotta eat, and lord knows that’s tough to do at the Con. I’ve shaken your hand before. I go to the con to support the artists. I don’t HAVE to see you to do that and even buying from someone else at the booth still feels more personal than the online store.

The 5 Days Of SDCC: Day 3

While I’m at SDCC, I’m posting predictions as to the toll that SDCC (the con, the parties, the lack of sleep) will have on my physical and mental well being. Outlook = Not So Good.

Well that escalated quickly. Despite only being the 2nd real real day of the convention proper, Friday is usually my 3 rd or 4th consecutive day with no sleep (after 2-3 weeks with little to no sleep), and marks at least a few days of eating like a garbage monster. It’s also begins mere hours after the closing of the largest party I attend each year, w00tstock.

Despite writing this days before the actual event, I can assure with 100% future-man-from-the-past certainty that this years w00tstock was the greatest, the geekiest and the most ridiculously fantastical melding of all of the things I love, all happening in one place, which is a place full of people super excited about loving the same things I do in the same way I do. How do I know this? Because it always is. Every year always tops every previous year. Eventually, in order to top itself, w00tstock will have to be a theater full of blow job robots that fart money.

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Coming to SDCC? Come see me at the Blind Ferret Booth (#1231) in the Webcomics area. I will have books and shirts, sketches, Lil’ Wil plushies and ??????THE MYSTERY BOX??????!!!! Speaking of books, if you buy HijiNKS ENSUE Vol’s 1 or 2 you’ll get a free mini print featuring my Sharknado sequel posters! More info HERE.

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Liam · 100 weeks ago

$200 for a sandwich?

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The Unknown FB · 100 weeks ago

That’s only a minor hyperbole on Joel’s part: con food be hella pricey.
“I saw a Ghostbuster stab a Boba Fett over a cobb salad.”

That line made me have a baby. I love you.

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Please name the baby Jango Zuul.
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Stranger · 100 weeks ago

Its like Lord of The Flies, except con goers are way too fat to crush anyone with a giant boulder
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Daveren · 100 weeks ago

Blood.
Man, I’ll draw just about anything for just about anyone.
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Steve · 100 weeks ago

This is how Chaos Legionnaires are born.
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lou · 100 weeks ago

I have to find if The Doctor ever met J.R.R. Tolkien. He’s teamed up with other English literary figures, even before the relaunch.
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Mjoellnir · 100 weeks ago

Tolkien intolerable? Kill him with fire!°°

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His world building and characters are second to none. HIs prose is nearly impenetrable.
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lou · 100 weeks ago

I thought it was well-known that Tolkien was a linguistics professor first and an author second.
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Orf · 100 weeks ago

Do you clear a profit on SDCC? Seems like a horrible crucible of people-flesh and overpriced services.

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I won’t do a show twice if I dont make a profit. SDCC is a bit of a different animal because there are intangible benefits in terms of super fun time parties, networking, making new friends, etc. I still make a profit but its not as good as other shows.
Aw man, i never knew i wanted something and now i want nothing but…

The 5 Days Of SDCC: Day 2

I’m trying something different for this years “while I’m at SDCC” comics. Instead of guest comics, or NO comics like I’ve done in the past, I’ve decided to make predictions as to the toll that SDCC (the con, the parties, the lack of sleep) will have on my physical and mental well being.

For Day 2, the first real day of the con, I assume spirits and energy are high despite my undoubted lack of sleep and non-lack of beer the night before at the Farking Wheaton w00tstout launch part at Stone Brewery.  I’m sure I’ll have had my typical boost of first day convention energy that causes me to be “ON” far more so than I typically am. Those that visited my booth were probably treated to fits of “playful shouting,” “simulated yelling at high volumes,” “impromptu dance parties” and “actual yelling.” What a lucky bunch they were to see my in my prime before it all went terribly wrong on Day 3.

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Coming to SDCC? Come see me at the Blind Ferret Booth (#1231) in the Webcomics area. I will have books and shirts, sketches, Lil’ Wil plushies and ??????THE MYSTERY BOX??????!!!! Speaking of books, if you buy HijiNKS ENSUE Vol’s 1 or 2 you’ll get a free mini print featuring my Sharknado sequel posters! More info HERE.

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Stranger · 100 weeks ago

Wow, conventions sounds like an ordeal. Youre probably going to get the Con Crud on top of it

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Opie · 100 weeks ago

Con Crud is a small price to pay for the chance to almost meet NPH !!
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Bryce · 100 weeks ago

To rip-off an old stand-up joke, ever notice that the more successful self-referential comic writers get the more their strips deal with going to or coming from conventions?
That sounds like a dig. If you dont enjoy the content I post here, I suggest you discontine your consumption of it and refrain from commenting.
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Mahnarch · 99 weeks ago

Joel, Joel, Joel… *waves Joel over with a drunken swagger* [arm around Joel’s shoulder (more to keep himself up, than Joel)] He said, “More SUCCESSFULL”… MAN!!! I thin’… I think That’s a com.. *hic* ..a comsti .. *hic* consumable,,, man! I’d take it!

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HikingViking · 100 weeks ago

Maybe you could steal the disco ball and fancy lights from the Euro-Rave diner, set them up at your booth, and sponsor that break dance competition between Optimus Primes (Primi? Primu?). That would certainly draw a crowd. Plus, if you need to scream, you can just go all James Brown and shout things like “GET DOWN!”, or “HUH!” while the break dancing is happening.

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lou · 100 weeks ago

I’m sure Primes is the correct plural form.
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The Unknown FB · 100 weeks ago

It is, according to the various incarnations of the shows, books, and graphic novels.
From Gawker.com ComiCon post comments:

“6-2-1 rule, people. Every damn day, 6-2-1:
6 hours of sleep
2 meals
1 shower”

In case this comic ever shows up in a book: sandwich, not sandwhich.

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The Unknown FB · 100 weeks ago

Wouldn’t it depend on which sand he had in his wich?
And if he was eating at WhichWich or that eurorave restaurant again?
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Guest · 52 weeks ago

There aren’t cracker barrels in California

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Really good point. Consider this comic and all jokes contained within invalid. You are doing God’s work, internet pedant.

The 5 Days Of SDCC: Day 1

I’m trying something different for this years “while I’m at SDCC” comics. Instead of guest comics, or NO comics like I’ve done in the past, I’ve decided to make predictions as to the toll that SDCC (the con, the parties, the lack of sleep) will have on my physical and mental well being. I’ll have made all 5 days worth of comics in advance, based on the previous 3 years of exhibiting at SDCC and advanced algorithms that can predict exactly how much alcohol I will consume and how little sleep I will get. When I return from SDCC, I will revisit my predictions and let you know how correct they were. SPOILERS: They will be 100% correct because I make the same magical mistakes every year.

I made you a new Lo-Fi comic about iPads and where they go.

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Coming to SDCC? Come see me at the Blind Ferret Booth (#1231) in the Webcomics area. I will have books and shirts, sketches, Lil’ Wil plushies and ??????THE MYSTERY BOX??????!!!! Speaking of books, if you buy HijiNKS ENSUE Vol’s 1 or 2 you’ll get a free mini print featuring my Sharknado sequel posters! More info HERE.

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Fren · 100 weeks ago

Mistakes? There are no mistakes. These are merely lessons you refuse to learn because the consequences are too fun. That’s my theory.

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seriously · 100 weeks ago

I humbly suggest alcohol induced memory impairment. While the judge may not have bought it, but I still believe it’s a valid excuse.
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Stranger · 100 weeks ago

That diet is going to have one hell of a backlash right in the middle of the con, isnt it?

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seriously · 100 weeks ago

And there goes Joel doing his best imitation of the Flash, setting a new land speed record in search of a restroom.

Right before he does an imitation of what happens when you add Mentos to a bottle of diet Coke.




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seriously · 100 weeks ago

“They will be 100% correct because I make the same magical mistakes every year.”

You know, this might explain why I always wake up hung-over on New Years day, and May 6. Next year’s gonna be different, this time I’ll… probably just make the same mistakes I did this year, and last year. Although filling up an empty wine skin with Jose Cuervo was not a good idea.

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lou · 100 weeks ago

I like this concept. Each strip could read like a RPG Character Sheet with different stats that change by the day.
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Dean · 100 weeks ago

I predict that the final day will see you reduced to a blazing skeleton animated solely by rage and caffeine.

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Chaucer59 · 100 weeks ago

Just bring back lots of photos, Joel. It’s been too long since your last photo comic.

HijiNKS ENSUE At San Diego Comic-Con 2013

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I will be at San Diego Comic-Con for the 4th year this week! Come see me at the Blind Ferret Booth (#1231) in the Webcomics area. I will have books and shirts, sketches, Lil’ Wil plushies and ??????THE MYSTERY BOX??????!!!! Speaking of books, if you buy HijiNKS ENSUE Vol’s 1 or 2 you’ll get a free mini print featuring my Sharknado sequel posters!

It looks like this: 

HijiNKS ENSUE Sharknado Mini Print

I will also have a very limited supply of two of my daughter’s prints. If you buy them, she gets the money. It’s a sort of double edged “TOO CUTE TO COMPREHEND/ Teaching my kid that art has value” sort of thing. You can see the designs and learn more here on my Tumblr.

I will be posting my comings and goings from the booth via Twitter, so check there first before coming by to chat, get a thing, bring me delicious cookies, bring me delicious Starbucks Doubleshots, bring me delicious booze, bring me delicious Starbucks Iced Soy Lattes or BRING ME DELICIOUS BOOZE (which are all things I strongly encourage you to do… a lot).

Other than the convention proper, I will also be at Stone Brewing Hop-Con on Wednesday night, w00tstock on Thursday night and possibly at No Laughs Allowed: Internet Comedy is Serious Sh*t (with Cyanide and Happiness, SMBC and 5 Second Films) on Saturday night. Catch me at any of these events, answer my three riddles correctly and I’ll have to give you me pot’o gold plus safe passage across the Enchanted Bridge.

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lekosis · 100 weeks ago

You’re not kidding, those prints really are too cute to comprehend. eee
Thumbs up to the Leela.