‘Cause I’m Leaving On A Red Train

Yeah… soooo, I’m probably going to move to the Harry Potter Amusement Park at Universal Studios when it’s finished. I don’t want to work there, I just want to BE there, to exist in the “wizarding world” surrounded by magic and childlike wonder. This seems like it’s about as close as I’m going to get without some sort of extended hyper-sleep VR simulation situation. I’ll keep updating the comic until the park is ready, but once it is I’m taking the nearest portkey out of here. SUCK IT MUGGLES!

[More HE Harry Potter Comics]

ANOTHER THING: If you want to keep up to date on what I’m, doing, where I am or when the comics will be posted, you should probably FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER. I’m updating it all day as opposed to making long, rambling blog posts.

STILL MORE: It is imperitive to the continued survival of HE that we grow the audience. If you think about it, send your favorite HE comic via, email, facebook, twitter or whatever to a few friends. Remember, you are totally allowed to post HE comics on your blog for non-commercial use. Just please don’t hotlink the images. Thanks! ~Joel

COMMENTERS: What do you hope they include in the HP theme park? What would be your ultimate real life HP experience (within the realm of possibility)?

Can’t Stop The Signal Fire

Universal Studios is burning. No, there weren’t any reports of Firefly/Serenity set pieces going up in flames, but they did lose the Courthouse from Back to the Future. If any of you find yourselves traveling in the past to June 1st 2008 and you have to solve a time paradox that requires a massive fire, I know exactly when and where you will be able to find one. Unless that already happened and you actually traveled back in time to cause the fire. If that’s the case, go about your paradoxical business and don’t mind me.

Tomorrow is my 27th birthday. I anticipate cake.

Battleship: The Movie, The Game, The Breakfast Cereal

Ever hungry for new (old) intellectual properties to exploit, Universal is now working on taking classic Hasbro board games like Monopoly and Battleship to the big screen. I only foresee positive outcomes. I want these movies greenlit, and rushed into production so I can enjoy them by X-Mas. In fact, I’m so enthusiastic that I’m pitching my own spin on these movies and a few others to the studios later this month:

Monopoly: Matt Damon is an up and coming real estate executive that uncovers a nefarious plot by his firm to destroy all of their competition. Ends with climactic train, car, top hat chase through the Boardwalk.

Uno – Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are rival card sharks in Mexico. A tale of sex, action and intrigue. You can cut the sexual tension between them with a single card.

Connect 4 – A family (2 brothers and 2 sisters) separated at birth must cross the country to reunite after their biological mother’s death. In finding each other they find themselves. Sundance 2008. Fox Searchlight will produce. Stars are Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Hillary Swank. Meryl Streep in the mom in a flashback.

Jenga – Gripping, too-real tale of the heroes, heroines and horrors of 9/11 (you were thinking it too).

Risk – Clint Eastwood directs. Its 14 hours long. Donnie Wahlberg and Ron Livingston star.

Guess Who – Ben Afleck has a list of 40 individuals, some with glasses, some with brown hair, only one of them is the killer. Can he “Guess Who” before they strike again?

Speaking of board games: if you are into them and would like to try something new, check out Cheap Ass Games. They are, well, inexpensive games that generally require you to provide the game pieces, dice, etc. from other games you have around the house.

Personal favorites are:

Kill Dr. Lucky – It’s like Clue in reverse. You must find a room and a weapon and murder the good doctor without anyone seeing)

Captain Park’s Imaginary Polar Expedition – You did not go on a fascinating polar expedition, but you must convince the wealthy elite that you did with tails of daring do and false artifacts.

U.S. Patent Number 1 – Build your time machine, outfit it with weaponry then race your rivals to the patent office, not only to be the first to patent the time machine, but also the first to patent ANYTHING!

My friend, Wes, introduced me to Cheap Ass Games about 7 years ago. They are inventive, imaginative and quite funny. Simpler and cheaper than Halo, they offer a pretty good way to spend an afternoon.

Any other ideas for board game movies? Post yours in the comments.

Remixes for “When you can see the giraffe’s eyes, it’s already too late” (OLPC comic)

I didn’t get a lot of submissions for the OLPC comic remix but I think these two are the some of the best I’ve received so far. With no further delay:

“A Glitch in the Matrix” by Chris Fairfield

Thanks for twisting the wound on my recycled artwork. I love the dinosaur at the end. A reference to this, perhaps?

“My First Macbook” by Scott Reu

Here’s what’s so great about Scott’s entry. He has NO IDEA that when Josh sits down at your computer, he immediately starts changing your settings, key maps, bookmarks, audio drivers, FF plugins, etc. It’s fucking infuriating. Scott, did this come to you in a dream? Was Josh naked? Was I speaking backwards? GET OUT OF MY HEAD, SCOTT!!!!

Here’s the remix blank for “Robots are everywhere, and they eat old people’s medicine for fuel”

Send your entries to comics(at)hijinksensue(dot)com.


Super bonus points if you can integrate Clay’s 10 times awesome Chainsaw-Hands Bear:


Dougy Mo’ making the rounds

This is an HE first. Boing Boing has picked up the Doug Morris comic. That’s basically the coolest thing ever. Thanks Cory D.!

It also just showed up on:

Digg and Reddit.

This should be a very exciting afternoon!


It just keeps happening!

WIRED picked it up too. I think that means the cosmic circle is complete.


Valleywag (from Gawker Media) are on board. Thanks, Internet!


Digg made the front page around 6pm. 248 Diggs and going strong.

Idolator and Gizmodo (also from Gawker).

NY Mag.com got in on the action.

Seriously, a link on Gizmodo is a geek achievement. It’s been a really good day.