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That Joel And His Hijinks (They Ensue)

The iPhone 3G S was released recently. There was much rejoicing on behalf of the fans. I haven’t seen or touched one of the things, so I’ll leave you with a two-part interpretative dance on the topic:

Maybe it’s just me, but I think his art has improved recently. Anyway, he’s a good guy, so hit up his site.

In other news, I hope to one day be internet-popular enough that links like that actually generate significant click-through. Le sigh.


June 26, 2009 Posted by | Humor, Tech, Webcomic | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Interview: Joel Watson (of Hijinks Ensue)

Joel Watson, creator of Hijinks Ensue

Joel Watson, creator of Hijinks Ensue

Check it out, kids. For your reading and/or nerdtastic pleasure, I’ve got a nice little interview with Joel Watson, creator of the still relatively-new (one year?) webcomic Hijinks Ensue. He’s still in struggling-artist, trying-to-make-ends-meet mode, so we’ve talked a bit about his experiences in that regard. Check out his work at

Let’s start off by going over your background. How long have you been producing Hijinks Ensue? What made you get into it?

HE premiered on May 11th 2007. it started as twice weekly and moved to 3 times weekly when I started doing it full time. I started the comic shortly after my daughter was born in order to “remake my life” into something I could be proud of.

Your comic has no discernible continuity or storyline. Is that on purpose?

Absolutely. My brand of comedy comes from taking one thing and turning it on its side, taking it out of context or juxtaposing it with a seemingly unrelated separate thing in order to play them off of each other. The characters in HE just serve has a medium to facilitate the jokes I want to make. Over time the readers have taken to treating them like “real characters” but I have no plans to expand on their personal lives, relationships etc. HE was never intended to tell a story. Just to make people laugh at geek pop culture.

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May 17, 2009 Posted by | Interview, Webcomic | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

XKCD: Locked Out

January 14, 2009 Posted by | Humor, Webcomic | , , , | 2 Comments

XKCD: Windows 7

January 9, 2009 Posted by | Webcomic | , , , | Leave a comment

Makes Sense to Me

Steal This Comic

Steal This Comic

October 12, 2008 Posted by | Webcomic | | Leave a comment

Webcomic: Chainsawsuit

At the time of writing, the webcomic known as Chainsawsuit is not a featured link. It will be, though. Soon. Just as soon as I’ve finished talking it up here.



Chainsawsuit is a black and white comic with Continue reading

October 7, 2008 Posted by | Humor, Webcomic | , , | Leave a comment

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal

This is a fun little webcomic I found a link to while get my daily fix of Questionable Content (for the love of all things holy, use .net, not .com).

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal is a series of – so far as I can tell – non-related, single-panel comics that may or may not offend you. It depends how much you appreciate/detest crude humor, mostly.

Anyway, here’s a random sample of SMBC:

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal


October 1, 2008 Posted by | Humor, Webcomic | , , | Leave a comment

Listen to Yourself

Because deep down, we all know it’s true:

Listen to Yourself

Listen to Yourself

September 26, 2008 Posted by | Humor, Webcomic | , , | Leave a comment

Penny Arcade

Here’s another look at one of my featured links, this time venerable webcomic Penny Arcade. This site has been around forever. I’m talking at least seven or eight ten years (I could be more specific, but I’m too lazy to look up the exact number). They’ve got their own videogame, gaming convention, merchandise, and charity. They’ve done it all by ceaselessly and mercilessly lampooning various videogames over the years (if you hadn’t yet caught on, gaming is the focus of their comic). This is their latest, a strip about the upcoming shooter entitled Fracture.

Thinking Small

Thinking Small

September 21, 2008 Posted by | Humor, Webcomic | , , , , | Leave a comment

Hijinks Ensue: Check It

I can’t for the life of me remember how I stumbled upon this website. I think it was an image search. Who knows. Wait a second, I got it. It was an image search for Jonathan Coulton. Ha. Good times.

Say hello to Jonathan Coulton.

Say hello to Jonathan Coulton.

Anyway, a Hijinks Ensue comic popped up as the first search result. The thumbnail looked sorta like Penny Arcade, which I like, so I clicked. I was mildly disappointed to realize that it wasn’t a PA comic, but very excited to have discovered a new webcomic, and quite by accident at that. Continue reading

September 7, 2008 Posted by | Personal, Webcomic | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment