Toronto FAN Expo Canada is THIS WEEKEND!

HijiNKS ENSUE and Cyanide & Happiness at Toronto FAN Expo Canada THIS WEEKEND! Toronto Area Fancy Bastards: Come see me and Rob and Mike from Explosm at booth 456. We’ll be there all weekend hanging out and doing sketches. I’ll have shirts, books and prints for sale, as well as complimentary accusatory glances. That same weekend, we’ll be hosting the Toronto Banana Bar Crawl 3! It’s Saturday August 30th. Here are the details from the Facebook Page: Cyanide & Happiness is once again descending upon Toronto for Fan Expo (Booth 456) and so we’re once again getting drunk with all of you guys, while dressed like bananas. THIS IS AN OPEN INVITE! BRING FRIENDS! We will start at the Fox’s Den Bar and Grill and then wander over to the Artful Dodger Pub and finally stumble our way down to The Fox and the Fiddle. GUIDELINES: – Be a banana. – Don’t not be a banana. – Be cool to everyone, especially bar tenders but also each other. – Check Twitter (https://twitter.com/bananabarcrawl) to find the next bar. Tags: appearances, banana bar crawl, fan expo canada, news,...
Toronto Fan Expo 2013 Fancy Sketches

Toronto Fan Expo 2013 Fancy Sketches

Soory I had a good time in Toronto, eh? I accomplished all of my goals. I attended Fan Expo and spoke to some nice northern Fancy Bastards, I ate 100% of Toronto’s meat supply at Korean Grill House (my actual favorite restaurant in all of the world), I wrote a musical about meat during that meal (much to the chagrin of my co-dining cartoonist friends), and I attended the Banana Bar Crawl (more on that in a second). Big big thanks to Andrew of I Am ARG and Paul “Leftovers” Westover for hosting me for my Canadian Weekend. Additional thanks to the all the Torontonian(?) Fancy Bastards who came out to say hi and to the Cyanide and Happiness fans that I did sketches for. Here are a few more things I drew at Fan Expo: A couple of D&D characters, a fractal penis (probably too sexy for work) and a photo comic I made this morning about David Willis on my phone from a plane that was trying to take off. About that Banana Bar Crawl… I REALLY don’t like bar crawls. I like nice quiet evenings with friends. If we find a good bar with a good atmosphere and a good volume level, I like to stay there until everyone has drank 100 drinks, laughed 1000 laughs and fallen down into a pile on the floor which has to be pushed into the gutter with a large-ish broom. The Cyanide and Happiness fellows have been trying to drag me to the annual Dallas Banana Bar Crawl for years. Since they decided to have on in Toronto, and seeing...

HijiNKS ENSUE At Fan Expo Canada (Toronto)!!!

Your eyes and your literacy do not deceive you! I will be at Fan Expo Canada in Toronto this weekend with Blind Ferret and Randy Milholland of of Something*Positive. I will be at booth #844 and I will have t-shirts, books, sketches, prints, Lil’ Wil plushies and… THE MYSTERY BOXXXXX!!! Come by and buy stuff or say hi, or ‘eh or aboot or CTHULHU FHTAGAN or whatever you Torontoonians say. Remember (always remember and NEVER forget) that you have the option (NAY, THE RESPONSIBILITY!) to bring me tribute in the form of exotic boozes, confectionary treats, Starbucks Doubleshots (the ones in the tiny cans), or actual Starbucks Iced Soy Lattes in exchange for my favor. My favor may take the form of a free sketch, a handshake, a confused and confusing scowl or a series of fierce blows to the head and knees and maybe the ear canals. UPDATE: OH CRAPSPASM I JUST REMEMBERED THE KOREAN BBQ PLACE IN TORONTO THAT SERVES UNLIMITED MEATS FOR LIKE $8 OK NOW I’M SUPER EXCITED!!! ANOTHER THING!  Check out these Tetris earrings my wife made!    Comments (14) Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as hijinksensue Admin Options EvilJorge · 95 weeks ago I want a t-shirt or print of that picture, damnit. Block IPDelete Reply 1 reply · active 95 weeks ago hijinksensue· 95 weeks ago Are you going to the con? EditDelete Reply Larry · 95 weeks ago Tell me more about this Korean BBQ place, please! I’m going to be in Toronto the week after this con. I’ll also suggest that, last time I was there, there were a bunch of decent and cheap sushi places on Eglinton between Yonge...
Toronto Fan Expo 2012 Fancy Sketches

Toronto Fan Expo 2012 Fancy Sketches

This weekend I’ll be at Dallas Animefest with Rob from Explosm. We’ll be in the dealer room, terrified of glomping cat-girls and Sailor Bubbas alike. I’ll have both HE Books, Prints, sketch cards, “Grammar Dalek” Shirts and “The Doctor Is In” shirts. This was my first Toronto Fan Expo, but my second time in Toronto. Once again, I found the city and it’s comic-loving citizens to be as kind as pleasant as the Canadian Constitution requires them to be under penalty of mild reprimand. I only had one goal for my weekend in Toronto, which was to dine once again at Korean Grill House. This is a restaurant where you are given a table that is on fire, tray after tray of raw meat, some tongs and ZERO instructions, guidance or supervision of any sort. It’s $10 all you can (m)eat, and I’m pretty sure it’s my favorite place in the world. I wondered if I was hyping it up to my friends too much, but after seeing them marvel at the quantity and quality of meats, the looks of childlike wonder at the thought of throwing said meats into a flaming grill that was built into the table, and their amazement as we elected to reward ourselves for consuming our own weights in meat with celebratory milkshakes, I knew that I was significantly UNDERhyping the fantastical nature of this (m)eatery. If you are visiting Toronto, there is a KGH on Bloor and another on Queens. The service is terrible, the staff is incredibly uninterested in bringing you more lukewarm soda, and the bathroom was unusable, so please take all of that into consideration when I STILL DEMAND...

HijiNKS ENSUE At Toronto Fan Expo!

Toronto Fan Expo is THIS WEEKEND August 23 – 26. I will be at booth 1244 with the Blind Ferret crew Thursday through Saturday. I have to skip out on Sunday because my daughter starts school the next morning and I don’t want to be the dad that regrets his kid’s first day of kindergarten for the rest of his life because he was eating nachos and doing sketches for Canadian Narutos. Don’t get me wrong, sketches for Canadian Narutos IS EXACTLY living the dream. I just know that I will have another opportunity for that in the future, where as my kiddo will embark on her educational adventure just the one time and I’d kind of like to be there to see it. YOUR MISSION, CANADIAN FANCY BASTARDS: Come see me at the show! Say hi, talk about stuff, buy a thing or two. I’ll have books one and two, shirts, sketch cards, maybe some stickers, CERTAINLY a crap ton of prints (except for YOUR favorite one… I’m only bringing two of that one and they WILL sell out), and I’ll be debuting the new Fighting Time Lords and Grammar Dalek shirts. I’m going to level with you Toronto. I’ve been to you before. You were quite nice. You were kind to me, and your Karaoke/Korean BBQ were fantastic. That said, I didn’t have the best sales the last time I was in you. You know where I had the BEST sales I’ve ever had? Calgary. Yep. Calgary. Are you going to take that from Calgary? Did you hear what Calgary said about your mom as it gave me...
Baby We Were Born To Run For The Border

Baby We Were Born To Run For The Border

Thus endith my week of comics, non-comics and comic-like entities dealing with my trip to Canada. The above comic is a 98% true account (with a +/- 2% margin of exaggeration) of my border crossing experience. NEWT FOR PRESIDENT!!! GET AWAY FROM HER, YOU BITCH!!! The Canadian border official treated us like human beings, who were welcomed into his country and encouraged to spend our bland, greenish monies at their many fine establishments. He did want to make sure that we were attempting to procure gainful Canadian employment surreptitiously, but he was never anything but polite. He even laughingly commented about how there seemed to be a lot of people coming over for the comic con. The US border agent treated us like terrorists. Worse, he treated us like our faces were dusted with cocaine, our pockets were brimming with knock-off boner pills, and our trunk was bulging with far too many severed torsos. All of his questions were accusatory, his tone was immediately angry and he was a fucking asshole. Let me remind you that we were trying to re-enter our OWN country. Next time I drive back into the US from Canada I’m just going to have my dick’n balls out. Just right on my lap. When the border agent asks me a question, I’ll point southward and politely ask that he address all inquiries to The Captain. Tags: america, canada, conventions, tcaf, toronto,...
TCAF 2011 Fancy Photo Comic Part 1

TCAF 2011 Fancy Photo Comic Part 1

Rather than trying to recount every single crazy awesome thing that happened at TCAF in Toronto last weekend, I will instead communicate my excitement through photo comics. “The Doctor Is In” shirt based off the “You’re The Last of The Time Lords, Charlie Brown” comic is here! This first installment contains the pre-show party at Ryan North’s house. He is the goodest of good people. He opened his home and his fridge to countless wayward cartoonists and we are all better for it. There was actually a bathtub full of beer. I don’t know if this is standard in all Canadian homes of if he went out of his way for us. I have my suspicions. Featured in the first half of this comic are my favorite comicing girls, Danielle and Angela. They were the first two cartoonists I’d ever hung out with at a con, and the first to make me feel like part of the team. The man stalked by the captain is Chris, and elsewhere in panel 4 are my roommate/travel companion Paul, Bernie, @realitymonster and way off in the back there’s a bit of Anthony. The second half of the photo comic shenanigans take place at the TCAF after-party hosted by Jeffrey of Topatoco at BMB Karaoke. The pocket monster enthusiasts are Becky and Frank, along with a repete performance from Angela. Frank and I made a pact to sing as many 90’s nu-metal songs as possible that night. Despite the Papa Roach and and System Of  A Down we belted out, I managed to only get video of him singing “Gangsta’s Paradise.” Early in the night Questionable...