The Calvin & Hobbes/Fifth Element design I teased earlier this week is in the store!
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The HijiNKS ENSUE Store over at Explosm (Cyanide & Happiness) is now fully stocked and everything is shipping!
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Only if you are actually producing art. If you are going to dress the part, dress in the garb of my people, then you must also be putting forth the creative effort. You wouldn’t wear a hardhat and an orange vest around the house all day and just TALK about carrying steel beams around, would you? If you are going to wear the uniform, do the job that goes with it. Then, my argument is yours to use and totally valid and your dumb parents can suck it.
Honestly, I have yet to figure out whether I should use Hijinks Ensue as a model of how to behave or how not to behave. I’m leaning towards the former.
I feel like this might be the first person to vocalize that they truly understand what I am going for with these new comics. While certainly an aspirational tale (Do what you want, believe in your whatever, make your passion your job), the stories I’m telling are meant to serve more as a “this is how I did it, also I fucked up a lot” rather than “this is exactly how to do it in order to achieve ultimate success,” kind of thing.
An update schedule? Oh, you mean my eternal shame? The one aspect of this life I have chosen that I have never managed get a firm grasp on? The thing I have failed at THE MOST over 6+ years of making an online comic? No, there currently is not one. I have goals. Sometimes they involve “make at least X number of comics per week” and other times they involve “make comics on at least these days each week,” but so far I have managed to “make comics that I think are good, and upload them when they are finished.” That’s just an excuse for my inability to pick a schedule and stick to it. My hope is that the new storyline comics will allow me to work ahead and post at least Mon-Thurs with a Lofi or two on the weekends, eventually ramping up to some sort of new comic posted 7 days a week. But, yes, right now it’s “whenever I finish a comic” and for that I sincerely apologize. Believe me, it hurts me more than you. I’ve lose more readers due to inconsistency than I will probably ever have again at any single time.
I’m really glad to hear this. The whole purpose of The Experiment was to show other potential Experimenters though my successes and failures that doing what you love for a living is (probably, mostly) possible. The time you spend chasing anything but happiness (money, “success”, whatever) is time wasted. Go, make, do your thing, make it your job, live a fulfilled life and teach your little ones to do the same. That’s the only way we’re ever going to get to Star Trek.
Thank you for the positive feedback. The response from my readers has actually been mostly very positive. I’ve gotten the occaional, “Shut up and sing,” or rather “Shut up and geek pop culture whatever,” but anyone that would post anything like that wasn’t really helping me creatively or financially as a reader in the first place. Any content consumer who can look at an artist and honestly, without a hint of irony say, “I’ve gotten years of free entertainment from you, and for that I am grateful. But now that you are altering that free entertainment, and it is less to my liking I feel it is my duty to make sure you are aware of my displeasure with a super shitty comment, tweet or similar Internet-based douchemessage. Anyway, thanks for the laughs. Here’s hoping you feel like a real piece of shit after reading what I’ve posted,” is no great loss as a reader. In fact, I hope every single one of those types of consumers of my comics goes running for the fucking hills.