HijiNKS ENSUE Podcast with The Nerdist: Chris Hardwick!

Once upon a time I made A COMIC about Chris Hardwick.

HijiNKS ENSUE Twitter Movie Comic With Chris Hardwick

Then, through the magic of Twitter and The Internet I was able to interview the very same Chris Hardwick while he was in Dallas doing a few stand up gigs. Chris killed with murder-style laugh-times on stage and was extremely gracious and kind off stage. I hope you enjoy listening to our conversation as much as I enjoyed… conversating it.

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If you Fancy Bastards aren’t already clued in to The Nerdist, you must check out his BLOG, The Nerdist Podcast (Matt Smith is the most recent guest) and The Node (a crowdsourcing/nerdsourcing/problem solving online community). Much like The Freemasons, it is invite only. So you’ll need to learn the secret handshake and go through the spanking machine to get in.

Austin, TX Fancy Bastards Get Ready for Webcomics Rampage!

Dragon's Lair Webcomics Rampage

My buddy David Willis has posted all of the relevant info:

Hey, dudes, there’s one last  hurrah for me this convention season, and it’s a doozy!  On December 11-12, Dragon’s Lair Comics in Austin, Texas, is holding Webcomic Rampage [link to Facebook Event]!  It’s Saturday and Sunday, each day beginning with a panel featuring all of us webcomics guests, and culminating in some Webcomics Christmas Shopping.  Who’s coming?

David Willis of Shortpacked!/Dumbing of Age
Danielle Coresetto of Girls with Slingshots!
Joel Watson of Hijinks Ensue
Bill Williams of Side Chicks
Randy Milholland of Something Positive
Jeph Jacques of Questionable Content
Josh Lesnick of Girly

These are all awesome people and Webcomic Rampage is going to be awesome.  Be there!

Last year this was a fantastic and informal show with tons of creators and readers just hanging out and talking comics. I had a blast and can’t wait to do it again.

The Podcast Is Back!

After 10 months in the land of wind and shadows the HijiNKS ENSUE podcast is back. I know many of you enjoy the podcast more than the comic (which is 100% fine by me) and that the podcast was really the anchor of the hardcore Fancy Bastard community. I never had any intention of putting it on hold for so long but real life got in the way. It was hard to keep the podcast as a priority when the comic was the thing that was (almost) paying the bills.

The HijiNKS ENSUE Podcast!With that in mind, I have a plan. If the HE Podcast is going to continue it needs to contribute to my ability to make it as an independent artist. That is why I am starting a DONATION SUBSCRIPTION DRIVE to keep the podcast alive. If we can reach my goal of 300 recurring donation subscribers (at $5, $10, $15 or $20 a month) by the end of the year (and maintain 300 subscribers or above there after) I will keep the podcast going once a week for the foreseeable future. If by the end of the year we are nowhere close to that goal, I will have to consider retiring it for good.

The good news is there are already about 80 donation subscribers now, so there’s a decent head start. As a thank you for your subscriptions you will get access to The Vault where I will continue to post bonus podcast content and Podcast Post Shows (in addition to all of the regular comic-related Vault stuff). For our comeback episode I have already put up the Post Show and a special uncut version of Podcast Episode 66. Basically it’s the entire show with no editing, which comes to about 25 minutes of extra nonsense. It was Josh’s idea so if it sucks, blame him. If it’s great, it was totally my doing.

So there you have it. If you love the podcast and you can help with a donation subscription, please do so by STARTING YOUR SUBSCRIPTION TODAY. If you can’t swing $5 a month (or even if you can), you can also help by posting a positive review of the show on iTunes. If the show gets greater exposure, it will be easier to eventually attract sponsors.