Rough Draft Comic For 6/8/09
[Originally Posted on 6/8/09]
Rough Draft Comic For 6/8/09
Rough Draft Comic For 6/5/09
[Originally Posted 6/5/09]
E3 09 seems to have been all about jumping around in front of your TV instead of sitting on the couch.
Rough Draft Comic for 6/3/09
[Originally Posted 6/3/09]
[Update 5/15/13: I made this comic specifically for me and any other old school Conan fans that might be reading at the time, knowing full well that essentially no one else would get it. This comic is about as weird as those early years of Conan. Back with no one was reading HE, no one was watching Conan and we could get away with anything.]
Original Script for “In The Year 2000…”
[Originally Posted 6/4/09]
Yesterday I posted the original rough art for this comic. Here is the original script before editing. I usually post these with annotation in red, so you can see who is supposed to be talking and such. I’m going to post this one as I wrote it to give you a better idea of how I write. I never actually assign lines to characters in the script or mark which panel is which.
so conan o’brien is obi-wan?
pay attention. carson is palpatine. leno is count dooku, the former apprentice and conan is anakin, the one that will bring balance to late night tv.
so conanakin decapitates count lenooku?
exactly! just as sith lord carnidious planned.
so who’s andy richter?
obviously he’s c-3po. conan built him from scratch, he served his master humbly, then they were separated for a number of years.
seems like r2 is a better fit for andy.
r2 is pimpbot 5000.
where my beep-boop-itches at?
wait… that means chewbacca is…
the masturbating bear!
Rough Draft Comic For 5/29/09
[Originally Posted On 5/28/09]
[Update 5/15/13: I made this comic about the Jossless “Buffy” movie rumor that was floating around 4 years ago. I’d say it’s been long enough that we’re out of the woods, but no bad idea in Hollywood ever truly dies.]
Planet Earth Is Blue And There’s Nothing I Can Do
A comic about astronauts and alien pop stars.
Rough Comic for Wednesday 5-27-09: “Why Do You Cry”
[Origianlly Posted 5/27/09]
Here’s the pencils and text for today’s comic.
Tomorrow (May 11, 2013), HijiNKS ENSUE turns 6 years old. To celebrate I want to hold a Fancy Bastard Fancy Fan Art contest.
You’ll have the next week, maybe 2 depending on how quick the submissions come in, to submit your most creative depiction of anything HE related in your artistic medium of choice. Crayon, paper mache, dubstep dance mix, digital drawing, whatever. There are no guidelines for what you can make or how you can make it, but know that I will be judging based on how much effort you appear to have put in or how funny/amusing it I find it.
Please create your thing and email it, or a picture of it if it is a physical item to comics at hijinksensue dot com. Please send attachments no larger than 1mb, but feel free to link to larger versions. HINT: I typically like to include this sort of thing in the backs of my books.
Soft Deadline is this coming Thursday with a winner to be announced 1 week from today (unless there are no submissions, then I will be sad and push it a week).
PRIZES! PRIZES! PRI-ZIZES!
First Place will get a digital commission by me! I will draw any HE related characters or thing you like and send you a full color file suitable for printing and framing!
2nd Place will get an Sharksplode shirt of their choosing, and a signed HE comic Print of their choice. International winners will need to pay shipping.
3rd Place will get a signed print of any HE comic of their choice.
Guess what, Internet? I have been hired by my good friends at Explosm to write for The Cyanide & Happiness show!
I’ve been collaborating with Rob and Dave and Kris, et al on various comics, character ideas, animation concepts and songs over the last year or so, but now that their UNFATHOMABLY SUCCESSFUL Kickstarter is over and they’ve moved into full on production mode we’ve decided to make it official and I couldn’t be more excited.
The short version of the story is Explosm had been shopping the Cyanide & Happiness Show around to nearly every major network and cable outlet and after turning down offer after offer that required them to relinquish creative control of their show, they decided to forego the TV route entirely and produce the show on their own for the Internet.
The show will consist of a series of animated shorts strung together into 12 minute episodes. The writing has been going FANTASTICALLY. It’s really some of the funniest stuff I’ve ever been a part of and the early animations are just outstanding. This show is going to DESTROY the Internet (as it was foretold in scripture) with laugh-make-times. I can not wait for you to see, and hear what we’ve got in store for you. Oh, what’s that? Yes, HEAR, because I will also be a voice actor on the show. I’m just checking boxes off my “Magical Wish Unicorn Dream List” left and right.
So, there you go. Big news. I’m super happy about it.
We’ve passed $18k! Here’s a more finished view of the “Dina Evolution” print. Not sure if it’s the final. Just testing it out. We’ll see.
MY IDEA MY IDEA MY IDEA MY IDEA!!!!
Rough Pencils For A New Shirt Design
[Originally Posted 5/26/09]
Check it out. This will end up being the “Vulcan High Five” or “Sci-Five” shirt. Yes, those are my hands.
[UPDATE 5/8/13: I included the reference photos of my actual hands and the finished shirt design. These images are important to me, because when some jackoff at a jackoff t-shirt store in Canada ripped off my design by tracing the image, got caught, then had the jackoff balls to ask if he could keep selling it if he paid me with his jackoff money, I told him to go fuck himself because THOSE WERE MY HANDS. He traced MY ACTUAL HANDS in order to steal from an independent, struggling artist (which was also me). Fuck that guy.]
You can BUY THE SHIRT here.