New comic! “Nth Class”
Webcomics Worth Wreading review of HijiNKS ENSUE.
This is a really well written and thoughtful review of my comic. I often cringe when I see reviews of my work pop up online, because I KNOW I am going to read them and I KNOW I am not going to like everything I read. Reviews of my work are often complimentary, but tend to zero in on the one or two aspects of my work that I am either insecure about or ashamed of. Even if those aspects are wading in a sea of compliments, I always get the feeling of “I was kind of hoping no one had noticed THAT,” or “maybe everyone forgot about THAT.” This review by Robynne Blume caused no such cringing on my part.
This isn’t to say it was sycophantic or brown nosing. Flaws are mentioned, but the author seems to have a genuine appreciation of the comic and the evolution it’s undertaken over the last 7 years. I’m happy to say, and she seems to agree, that most of the stuff I am not proud of (violence instead of punchlines, insensitive language, overly specific pop culture references that require you be ingesting the exact same media that I am exactly WHEN I am, lack of character depth, etc) are in the past.
She details the various incarnations of HijiNKS ENSUE (the early pop culture years, the Lofi’s, the photo comics, the convention photo comics, and the current semi-autobio version) in a way that should give the uninitiated an easy to follow roadmap of a body of work that might otherwise seem unfocused or, at times, flailing (another one of those things I hoped people didn’t notice or remember). She points out that the archive system can be confusing to new readers and I agree. I separated the various types of comics into categories last year in an effort to give focus to the new stuff while not abandoning the old, but the usability of the actual menus and layout has always been confusing at best. The good news is I am redesigning the site and fixing this problem is one of the main things I am addressing.
There are times (lots of times) that I feel like planning and ending for HijiNKS ENSUE and moving on to a different project. My audience splintered after I changed the comic’s format and I fear it will never fully recover. I tell myself that it’s not that no one “gets” what I’m trying to do (It’s not THAT ambitious or deep and I am not THAT deluded), it’s just that no one really cares. Of course, I know these fears are mostly overreactions (with some truth), and that some people do enjoy my work. It’s just really nice to see that someone, ANYONE really, honestly, truly GETS it.
Thank you, Robynne for your thoughtful words, and for a much needed boost in confidence.
No, that’s not disproportionate. That was you being an asshole. Why would I want someone around who tells me I’m lazy whenever my free comic isn’t up to their particular standards? I have every right to keep my own website free of toxic attitudes towards myself as a human being.
I want to high five David so hard right now.
New comic! “If You See Something, Say Something”
A direct follow up to this one: http://hijinksensue.com/comic/where-wings-take-dream/
HijiNKS ENSUE and Cyanide & Happiness at Toronto FAN Expo Canada THIS WEEKEND!
Toronto Area Fancy Bastards: Come see me and Rob and Mike from Explosm at booth 456. We’ll be there all weekend hanging out and doing sketches. I’ll have shirts, books and prints for sale, as well as complimentary accusatory glances.
That same weekend, we’ll be hosting the Toronto Banana Bar Crawl 3!
It’s Saturday August 30th. Here are the details from the Facebook Page:
Cyanide & Happiness is once again descending upon Toronto for Fan Expo (Booth 456) and so we’re once again getting drunk with all of you guys, while dressed like bananas.
THIS IS AN OPEN INVITE! BRING FRIENDS!
We will start at the Fox’s Den Bar and Grill and then wander over to the Artful Dodger Pub and finally stumble our way down to The Fox and the Fiddle.
- Be a banana.
- Don’t not be a banana.
- Be cool to everyone, especially bar tenders but also each other.
- Check Twitter (https://twitter.com/bananabarcrawl) to find the next bar.
"Where Wings Take Dream"
Calling all Whovians with holes in their ears! Just look at these Sonic Screwdriver earrings my wife made!
New comic! “The Show Is Over, Say Goodbye”
New comic! “Candy Is Dandy, But Liquor Is Quicker”
Black Tumblr, Here yall go!!!
Make this bitch homeless 😤😤😤
I want her finances on the back of a milk carton
Keep on coming out of the dark, gremlins. Just keep exposing yourselves….
I just called Memorial Hospital. I spoke to a “Shane” @ 10:55 am Central time 8/19. He said that the hospital is aware of Guthrie’s comments and are addressing them.
I told Shane that until Ms Guthrie’s employment services with he Hospital are terminated they should expect their phones to be bombarded by calls and their inboxes to be be stuffed.
Hit these craccas in their goddamn pockets. It’ s the only language they respond to with any common sense.
I suggest you all get on this phone campaign.
ok CEO is named Gary Kerr
the hospitals “corporate call center” is 713-338-5555
Charles Bumpass, Chief Compliance Officer at 713-338-4113, 713-338-4307 (fax), or Charles.Bumpass@memorialhermann.org.
For more information, contact:
Corporate Compliance Department
909 Frostwood, Suite 2:206
Houston, Texas 77024
Memorial Hermann Standard of Conduct that this spoiled jar of mayo violated
“We endeavor to not discriminate against any patient for any reason including race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, disability,citizenship, or any other classification protected by law.” - page 5 of Standard of conduct manual
"Provide a work environment for all employees free from harassment and intimidation.Memorial Hermann prohibits all forms of unlawful harassment, including harassmentbased on race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy,disability, U.S. military service, or any other characteristic protected by law.
· Harassment is verbal or physical conduct that denigrates or shows hostility or
aversion toward an individual because of his/her race, color, religion, age,national origin, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, U.S. military service, or any other characteristic protected by law, and that:
· Creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment; Unreasonably interferes with an individual’s work performance; or Otherwise adversely affects an individual’s employment opportunities.
Harassing conduct includes, but is not limited to:Epithets, slurs or negative stereotyping Threatening, intimidating or hostile acts Denigrating or insulting jokes and display or circulation of written orgraphic material" - page 11 of Standards of Conduct
THIS IS THE CEOS CONTACT INFORMATIONgary.email@example.com
Boosting the signal. Let’s hope someone gets purged (from their current job), indeed.