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573 weeks ago @ HijiNKS ENSUE - A Geek... - Shit Happenings · 0 replies · +1 points

Plus I'm happy that somebody is spreading the word on the evil fascism of the Pentavirate. I now know that The Colonel was evil before he went "teats up."

573 weeks ago @ HijiNKS ENSUE - A Geek... - Shit Happenings · 4 replies · +1 points

Just the drawing of Josh by itself is hilarious. Are you a fan of "So I Married an Axe Murderer?"

580 weeks ago @ HijiNKS ENSUE - A Geek... - Unexpected change of p... · 1 reply · +1 points

Of course family comes first. We Fancy Bastards may be bastards, but we still (strangely) know what a family is. I feel incredibly morbid even saying this, but maybe it would be a good idea to have some reserve comics piled up for unforeseen circumstances such as these, or to take a confidant under your arm who could update the site with fan-submitted strips. I don't know how well a vault of stored comics would work for HijiNKS ENSUE since you derive most of your material from current events, but you're a clever guy, I'm sure that you could find some timeless "Josh is gay" or "Eli is a sleepy Mexican" jokes.

Again, I feel very morbid for even saying that at a time like this, but I'm just trying to make a "big-picture" suggestion for a time when you're not in crisis. My condolences to you and your wife. I shall take two shots of vodka every regular update day and re-read "Bacon Arm" until you return in an effort to emulate that irreplaceable "New Comic Feeling." I urge all Fancy Bastards to do the same.

Also I just reread some of the first comics (to sate my HE lust) and man, I've got to tell you, I'm really impressed with you art work improvements, The first strips looked good, but you're new ones are fantastic. Your artistic style has really come a long way and is very distinctive and kickass now.

583 weeks ago @ HijiNKS ENSUE - A Geek... - Shirt Order Update · 0 replies · +1 points

I'm quite impressed with your ideas for making money from a free comic. JoCo may be revolutionary, but at least he started with a conventionally marketed product. Good for you.

Anyway, my thoughts: Keep the shirts coming; good move. Signed prints are a great idea; I'd buy some. Stickers are also kick-ass; my guitar case needs bling. I'd suggest maybe an ovular version of the "Fancy Bastards" T-shirt, with "Godspeed" and "You Fancy Bastards" curved around the top and bottom of the oval with RocketJosh (TM) in the center, perhaps with Joel and Eli looking on from opposite ends as opposed to from the side to preserve the ovular shape and the central focus on Josh. Man I should be a fucking designer. Oh and I think that the old Green HE logo would make a good sticker, but don't get me wrong, I love the new site design. Kind of indifferent about the eBook; I might be interested in it. And I understand while you're looking at sustainability options that you'd consider a black and white book of comics, but I don't think its a good idea. People might buy it but I wouldn't. You do such a great job with coloration and shadowing and gradients and I fear a lot of that would be lost in B & W. I hope you can find a better color option, but I personally would be content to buy a more expensive color version, maybe hard cover and signed. I may be decidedly more fanboy than a lot of your fans, but don't forget what you said in one of your video blogs; your fans are geeks. We're the people who wait in line outside of a comicbook store to buy the new pewter statue of Darth Vadar in his weird Bubble Shell from Empire for the discount price of $79.99; you might have an audience for a $40 - $50 dollar signed hard cover collection. Of course, this should probably be a large collection of the first 100 or even 200 comics; perhaps it would be a good idea to have cheap black and white 50-75 books of comics and then every 200-225 comics to release a more expensive, color anthology. I don't know if the overhead and potential loss is worth the risk. Maybe you should set up a weekly HijiNKS ENSUE poll to ask your audience what they'd buy to potentially predict these overhead costs. God damn I should be your manager.

Alright, I'm done abusing the semi-colon. I'd best order a shirt lest I miss the deadline!

584 weeks ago @ HijiNKS ENSUE - A Geek... - Questions for Podcast ... · 0 replies · +1 points

I'm a big Whedon fan and I just started watching Buffy on your recommendation. By the way, Hulu.com is the best thing everz if you haven't heard of it yet. Anyway, I'm about halfway through season one and the Hellmouth is causing all sorts of ruckus. I would assume that Buffy closes the Hellmouth at some point in the series. My question is, if the show were juxtaposed with Firefly so that River were the main character instead of Buffy (River the Vampire Slayer, as it were), do you think it would take River longer than twenty seconds to close the hellmouth? Also, would she make sweet love to Giles? Please answer as if Samwise were posing these questions to Mr. Frodo. A constipated treebeard may guest-star. Go

584 weeks ago @ HijiNKS ENSUE - A Geek... - GYFB Shirt Designs Update · 0 replies · +1 points

Yeah I agree; Joel and Eli are saluting are essential, the planet not so much. Great t-shirt design man! And way to listen to your fans

584 weeks ago @ HijiNKS ENSUE - A Geek... - GYFB Shirt Designs Update · 0 replies · +1 points

I prefer the one with Joel and Eli in the background. And it looks good on black. Works for the whole "in outer space" thing.

584 weeks ago @ HijiNKS ENSUE - A Geek... - I Guess You Can Have H... · 1 reply · +1 points

I can't stop laughing at Eli's outfit. His grandma would be proud. If she weren't so sleepy.

584 weeks ago @ HijiNKS ENSUE - A Geek... - Does Whatever an Iron Can · 0 replies · +2 points

I think that Spider-Man 2 and Fantastic 4: RotSS are of equal quality and belong between the good (Spider-Man 1) and the bad (Spider-Man 3). And Iron Man is going to kick ass.