The Fleece Whisperer

The Fleece Whisperer

There is no greater feeling than that of one’s own bed, except perhaps for the feeling of one’s own bed after an extended period of time away from one’s own bed. It’s akin to abstaining from sex, so that when you finally do it you have all this...
Absence Makes The Cat Go Bonkers

Absence Makes The Cat Go Bonkers

Every single time I come home from traveling one of my cats has completely forgotten I ever existed, and the other is positive I am an undead replicant or possible a million alien bugs wearing a Joel suit. The apathetic one, Replay, briefly looks up from licking his...
When I Say Pants, You Best Pants…

When I Say Pants, You Best Pants…

Update 09-03-14: GAH! Toronto Fan Expo was a ton of fun, but the preparation, time spent there, time traveling home and recovery have and ARE costing me greatly in terms of productivity. I am frantically trying to update/backdate new comics so there are 4 a week for...
Nth Class

Nth Class

Update 09-03-14: GAH! Toronto Fan Expo was a ton of fun, but the preparation, time spent there, time traveling home and recovery have and ARE costing me greatly in terms of productivity. I am frantically trying to update/backdate new comics so there are 4 a week for...
Where Wings Take Dream

Where Wings Take Dream

TORONTO FANCY BASTARDS! I will be with Cyanide & Happiness at FANExpo Canada, August 28-31 at booth 456! I’ll have lots of shirts and prints and we’ll be doing sketches all weekend. We’ll also be hosting the 3rd annual Toronto Banana Bar Crawl! I...
The Show Is Over, Say Goodbye

The Show Is Over, Say Goodbye

David is my con-wife, and thus it is my responsibility to take care of him. I make sure he gets where he needs to be, that he’s well fed and that he stays hydrated during the day. Any free food or snacks or luxuries of any kind that I am afforded via fans or...
Candy Is Dandy, But Liquor Is Quicker

Candy Is Dandy, But Liquor Is Quicker

Despite Joel being the actual culprit in this comic, in real life whenever the issue of, “Who will drink this ridiculous nonsense liquid?” comes up, David Willis can generally be called on to do the job. Birthday cake vodka and Mountain Dew, whipped cream...
The Cleaner

The Cleaner

I had A LOT of fun making this comic for some reason. Perhaps it was sleep deprivation induced euphoria, but the dialog, the inks, everything was just a blast to create. Especially that blanket in panel 2. I am super proud of that blanket. That’s a GOOD blanket...
No Re-Entry

No Re-Entry

At least a dozen of you DEMANDED that I make a shirt based on this comic, SO I DID. I also made you this super cute Adventure Time/Doctor Who shirt. GO BUY IT!  I have 4 or 5 submissions for the Fancy Fan Art Contest. I NEED MORE! “But, Joel! I don’t know...
The Escape Artist

The Escape Artist

At least a dozen of you DEMANDED that I make a shirt based on this comic, SO I DID. I also made you this super cute Adventure Time/Doctor Who shirt. GO BUY IT!  I have 4 or 5 submissions for the Fancy Fan Art Contest. I NEED MORE! “But, Joel! I don’t know...
Lost In Transportation

Lost In Transportation

[actually posted on 4/16/14] I’m still playing catch up on a week’s worth of comics. This is the second new comic I’ve posted today. You can see the previous one by clicking the back button up in the comic navigation. 100% Convention Truefacts! You...
Indisposed

Indisposed

[actually posted on 4/16/14] I’m still playing catch up on a week’s worth of comics. I’ll be posting a second new comic later today, so check back! This comic is based on the time Kiddo got her first Choose Your Own Adventure book. It’s...
That’s Why A Bear Can Rest At Ease

That’s Why A Bear Can Rest At Ease

[actually posted on 4/14/14] I’m playing catch up on a week’s worth of comics. Luckily I’ve got three written and I’m banging them out one after another. Just like Josh will be at his Bear Meet Up. Years ago, after Josh have given me a sort of...
Grizzly Mens

Grizzly Mens

[Actually published on 04/10/14] Life has been kicking my ass a bit for the last couple of weeks. A week ago my family and I were huddled in a closet during a tornado warning (which touched down EXTREMELY near my house), then a hail storm smashed both of our cars to...
The Bear And The Maiden Fair

The Bear And The Maiden Fair

[Actually published April 7th] Thank you, Fancy Bastards, for your patience. I’m playing catch up after a week of unexpected distractions. First their was a tornado/hail storm type of situation in my town. Luckily the tornado passed us over (just barely), but...
Il Mostro

Il Mostro

My Patreon is just past $1200! That’s amazingly insane! 3 comics a week (M/W/F) starts for real on April 1st! At $1500, you will be forcing me to do FOUR HE comics a week, and I am OK (if not somewhat apprehensive) with that. SEATTLE FANCY BASTARDS! Emerald City...
Constant Craving

Constant Craving

My Patreon is at nearly $1200! That’s amazingly insane! 3 comics a week (M/W/F) starts for real on April 1st! At $1500, you will be forcing me to do FOUR HE comics a week, and I am OK (if not somewhat apprehensive) with that. SEATTLE FANCY BASTARDS! Emerald City...
There’s Got To Be A Morning After

There’s Got To Be A Morning After

My Patreon is at nearly $1200! That’s amazingly insane! 3 comics a week (M/W/F) starts for real on April 1st! At $1500, you will be forcing me to do FOUR HE comics a week, and I am OK (if not somewhat apprehensive) with that. SEATTLE FANCY BASTARDS! Emerald City...
Scared Straight

Scared Straight

NEWS NEWS NEWS!!! HijiNKS ENSUE finally has a proper About/Characters page, and an Archive page that links to and explains the different types of comics I’ve made over the years. I’ve also updated the Support page. My Patreon hit $750, so starting in April...
Let’s Real Talk

Let’s Real Talk

NEWS NEWS NEWS!!! For the first time in 6+ yeas, HijiNKS ENSUE has a proper About/Characters page, and an Archive page that links to and explains the different types of comics I’ve made over the years. I’ve also updated the Support page. My Patreon blasted...
To Go, Boldly

To Go, Boldly

Check out these things: My Store, The Sharksplode Store, My Wife’s Geeky Jewelry Etsy Shop. Speaking of supporting HijiNKS ENSUE, I’ve had some very interesting and exciting talks with the guys at Patreon (you might have seen the Google Hangout I did with...
Oh The Distance Is Not Doable

Oh The Distance Is Not Doable

As soon as my daughter realized she could see her own face in the preview window when we Facetime’d, it was all over. I get maybe a half an answer to, “What did you do at school today?” before she just starts mugging for herself and making animal...
The Bell Curve

The Bell Curve

Harry Potter fans: Check out my wife’s new Wizard Duel necklace! She’s also got a Kissing Pacman necklace and Game Of Thrones house necklaces for House Targaryen, House Stark and House Lannister. Having a small child is like having an iPod with a very...
Full Grown Froze Bros

Full Grown Froze Bros

Bro, do you even Frozen? I’m really getting sick of all these “Fake Frozen Kids” wearing all the Frozen shirts and buying up all the Frozen dolls and dressing up in Elsa costumes and POSING like real diehard Frozeholes Brozen* (what REAL, ADULT...
You And I’ll Just Use A Little Patience

You And I’ll Just Use A Little Patience

With this comic, I might be foretelling my own future since I will be at Emerald City Comicon in Seattle (March 28-30, 2014) with my good friend David Willis and I don’t expect we’ll actually get any work done since we’ll just be holding hands and...
Use Your Environment

Use Your Environment

I usually watch movies on my iPad when on an airplane, and I would always get a sore neck trying to stare down at an uncomfortable angle when the iPad was sitting on the tray. I eventually devised a system (not unlike the one portrayed in the comic above) that...
Credit Where Credit Is Don’t

Credit Where Credit Is Don’t

I am ashamed to admit that of the dozen or so times I have encountered a person in the wild wearing one of my shirts (a person who wasn’t coming to see me at a convention or hadn’t just purchased the shirt from me at a convention), I have probably failed...
Travel Tips

Travel Tips

My first ever art collaboration with my daughter is here! The “Daddy/Daughter Digital Drawing Time” print is signed by both of us, numbered and limited to 100 pieces. [More details HERE.] All proceeds are going to pay an unexpected IRS tax bill. Your...
All Aboard

All Aboard

As you determine where to spend your hard earned monies this holiday season, might I suggest these fine establishments? The HijiNKS ENSUE Store: Books, Prints, Posters, T-Shirts and more by yours truly! Sharksplode: Geeky T-Shirts by me and Wil Wheaton, made to order!...
If You Leave Me Now

If You Leave Me Now

As you determine where to spend your hard earned monies this holiday season, might I suggest these fine establishments? The HijiNKS ENSUE Store: Books, Prints, Posters, T-Shirts and more by yours truly! Sharksplode: Geeky T-Shirts by me and Wil Wheaton, made to order!...
The Scenic Route

The Scenic Route

School is just about to start back up for Kiddo, so I took my family on a vacation/road trip to Sea World this week. I drove from Dallas to Austin, then Austin to San Antonio and I can say unequivocally that driving through Texas like taking the scenic route through...
Malcolm And His Amazing Monocolor Browncoat

Malcolm And His Amazing Monocolor Browncoat

Last night I tuned into the Firefly 10th anniversary marathon on the Science Channel somewhere around hour 3. I didn’t get up from the spot I was in for the next 12 hours. I really hadn’t watched the entire series since the DVD’s came out. I was...
Of Tooth And Claw. Of Blood And Stone.

Of Tooth And Claw. Of Blood And Stone.

Strange things happen to me when I travel. I basically suspend the need for regular sleep and go into a sort of survival mode fueled by adrenaline, alcohol and copious amounts of meat. I become a creature not of reason, but of instinct. I become… a BLOODWOLF!...
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...