The State Of The Patreon

[crossposted from my Patreon Activity Stream] I just received my first Patreon payment: Apr 1, 2014 at 2:00 am +$1,046.52 processed to your account from your patrons. $1,167.30 Pledged / $62.40 CC Fees / $58.38 Patreon …and I just wanted to share some updates about...

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!  It’s just like the monthly donation subscriptions I’ve...

Video News: The Experiment & Global Geekend!

I’ve posted a new Experiment Video Blog over on my YouTube channel (SUBSCRIBE HERE).   It also contains my method for dealing with a scratch on your Wacom Cintiq or other expensive, draw-right-on-me tablet PC type device. It also works for regular,...

The HijiNKS ENSUE Podcast Returns (again)!

Long story, incredibly short: The HE Podcast is returning this week. The first new episode will be up for download (website, RSS, iTunes) on Wednesday morning. All 51 Post Shows have been moved from The Vault into the main feed. Only about 50 people have ever heard...

4 Year Experimentiversary, 5 Year Anniversary & More Experimenting

I didn’t realize until after I got home from Emerald City Comicon that I had forgotten to mention the 4 year anniversary of The Experiment. I have officially been professionally unemployed making comics for 4 years as of March 31, 2012. People used to ask me all...

2 Year Experiment-versary, New Olmos Shirt and BIG NEWS!

That’s right, you Fancy Bastards. As of last week I have been professionally unemployed as a webcartoonist for 2 years! WTF, right? Absolutely no part of that makes any sense. I wrote more about it in THIS BLOG POST [under the comic]. Again, I just want to say...

BOOK NEWS: HijiNKS Ensue Volume 1 Preorder is GO! GO! GO!

HijiNKS Ensue Volume 1: Godspeed You Fancy Bastard is up for preorder in The HE Store NOW! What’s in the book? All of the HE comics from 2007-2008 in full color 116 Pages of geeky goodness “Directors Commentary” on each comic A forward by Bill Barnes...
HijiNKS Ensue Volume 1: Godspeed You Fancy Bastard

HijiNKS Ensue Volume 1: Godspeed You Fancy Bastard

UPDATE: YOU CAN TOTALLY PREORDER THE BOOK RIGHT NOW!!! I’ve been working on this book cover for a week straight, so it’s the most I can muster today as far as comics go. Here’s the deal: Starting Monday, July 27th you will be able to preorder the...

New T-Shirts + 1 Year Experimentversary

Holy effin’ crap, guys! It’s been 1 year to the day since I started The Experiment (read the original announcement here)! For new readers or old school Fancy Bastard who may have forgotten, The Experiment is my attempt to make a living from my webcomic....

Joel Watson Creative [Freelance Illustrator, Freelance Illustration, Freelance Cartoonist]

In an ongoing effort to keep The Experiment going, I am now taking on freelance illustration, cartooning and photo manipulation (Photoshop) work. You can see some of my commissioned art at MY PORTFOLIO. I am available for: Freelance Illustration Freelance Cartooning...

New Desktops and iPhone Wallpapers in The Vault

I just put a slew of new desktops and iPhone wallpapers based on THIS COMIC in The Vault. To get to these goodies, you can either subscribe to The Vault to get access every month, or make a one time donation and get access for one month. If you are new to HijiNKS...

Download iPhone Wallpapers in The Vault

Back in October 2007 i made the first HijiNKS Ensue iPhone wallpaper. Now I’ve worked up 8 more for your mobile device enjoyment. If you are a subscriber to the Vault or have donated this month you can download them here. If you don’t know about the Vault,...

The Experiment Video Blog is Back!

Finally! In this return of the HE Experiment Video Blog I catch you up on The Experiment, Donations, The Store and the recent shirt woes. I ran out of time at the end and looked like a doofus. Enjoy. Tags: the experiment, video, Video...

New Desktop Wallpaper and Experiment Update

Today we reached $600 in monthly donation subscriptions. Thank you all so much. We are nearly halfway to the $1500 monthly goal. I am so grateful for you generosity. As of last month I am looking for part time work or freelance/contract work in order to keep the...

Save HijiNKS Ensue Banners

If you have a website, forum or blog and would like to enlist your readers to help save HijiNKS ENSUE you can use these banners: Please HotLink the images directly so I can update them with new donation subscription totals. Please link the images to:...

The State of The Experiment: Save HijiNKS Ensue!

Greetings Fancy Bastards and casual readers alike. Four months ago I began an experiment, provoked by the sudden loss of my day job, to see if I could make a living from HijiNKS Ensue. In that time I’ve focused almost exclusively on the content of HE (the...

New Store and Signed Comic Prints

The all new HijiNKS Ensue store is up and running at www.hijinksensuestore.com. All the shirts from the old store are there, and for the first time you can buy Signed HijiNKS Ensue Comic prints. I’m very excited about the new store and the prints, so please...

The Vault of Secret Awesome is Here!

If you’ve been following The Experiment you know that HijiNKS Ensue is now my full time job. Thus I am at least mildly interested in making a full time living from this endeavor. To further that end I have (finally) launched my donation incentives site...

Update on Donations and Super Secret Blog

Here’s a piece of the original sketch from Monday’s comic: 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...

HijiNKS Ensue Video Blog #9

“60 Day State of the Experiment” Also, check out 3 new pages on the site with info about the Experiment: The Experiment Overview  |  The Whole HE Story |  The “Digital Age” Artist’s Manifesto Tags: the experiment, video, Video...

HijiNKS Ensue Video Blog #8

“The Cost of Doing Business” Part of my Video Blog where I record the trials and tribulations of trying to make a living from my webcomic. The end goal is to create a road map for creative people to earn an honest living from their creativity. Tags: the...

Video Blog #6 “Live and Learn”

A glimpse into some of the initial mistakes I made with the first round of shirts. Nothing negative. Just learning from, and trying not to repeat them. Tags: the experiment, video, Video...

Outdoor Fucking Starts Today

Cuz’ it’s the first of May. If you ordered a shirt from April 3rd to April 18th (or so), it is shipped. All except for a few unlucky Fancy Bastards that ordered XL Roslin ’08 Mens shirts. I was a dumbass and ordered 2 too few of those. I will make it...

Godspeed, You Fancy Bastard Shirt Final Design?

I think this might be it. Thoughts before I post it in the store?+ UPDATE!! It’s in the store now! Tags: shirts, store, the...

GYFB Shirt Designs Update

This shirt design is kicking my ass but I think it’s getting stronger with each revision thanks, in no small part, to your suggestions. After completing the Josh art I am leaning one of two directions. Josh by himself: Or the original layout: Joel, Eli and the...

Video Blog #3: Sharing is fun

Thanks for all the input on the GYFB shirt, guys. I’m going to have to put it on the backburner for today and do Friday’s comic. Maybe after I’m not staring at it for a while, the perfect idea will come to me. Tags: the experiment, video, Video...

Need some feedback on Shirt Design

UPDATE (4/10/08 @ 1:45pm): I’ve been reading all the suggestions and messing around with new design concepts. I normally would just design the shirt and put it in the store, but this one is special. It’s the “I’m A Fancy Bastard” shirt....
The Architect’s Dilemma

The Architect’s Dilemma

I’ve spent most of the last week rebuilding the site using the new design that my friend Mikey created. I think he did a fantastic job and the site looks 100 times better for it. I am still doing upgrades and tweaks here and there, so if you see anything weird...