September 21, 2012

Comic! New!

back soon,


PS: Huge props to XKCD for the recent Huge Comic. That’s doing a Huge service to this medium, i reckon. Respect.


Museum 2

August 30, 2012

Okay, comics again, walls of text return. Let’s get this summer thing over with and get back to some, uh, whatever it is we do in the fall. RAKE LEAVES


PS: Museum previously seen here!

new comic. plus: ask me anything

August 5, 2012

Heya, new comic for you, kind of a short one for once.


Also, i’m doing an “Ask Me Anything” (which is exactly what it sounds like, if you’re unfamiliar) over at today (aug. 5th), so look for me there if you have any questions about anything to do with subnormality or webcomix in general. I mean you’re absolutely welcome to ask me anything via email any day of the year, but if you want a more timely reply then come on by today.

thanks for reading,


[EDIT: updated AMA link!]


July 18, 2012

Okay, so how about a comic for once?


Seriously, thanks for waiting for this one, i know the delay was unfortunate. 43 weeks between comix is not going to be a thing now, i must state. This was just the combination of a Quite Huge comic and a bunch of other side work and an ongoing heat wave that just goes ahead and drains one’s efficiency at times.

So i’ll see you again soon, and thanks for hanging around for the first 200 comix– it’s been a massive privilege indeed so far, and whatever opportunities i’ve had of late have been thanks to You All and the sharing of my work and the Word of Mouse that’s enabled me to pay the rent via a pencil an increasing number of times lately (be extra nice to anyone from that you run into at the grocery store/bowling alley/drunk tank, because they are The Best).

So cheers anyway, curse the preceding wait, and i’ll see y’all again soon. Them milestone comix, they be big. Apologies way in advance for the ungodly delay that will precede comic #300…


Progress Update

June 26, 2012

Hey, just wanted to check in with y’all, and say “yo, don’t worry, the new comic is on the way.” It’s obviously no secret that updates this year have been slow, it’s just been the combination of more bills-paying work coming my way (hurrah!), as well as me trying to get out a few Epics (the 5th anniversary comic etc) leading up to comic 200. And them Epics take…a long time, unfortunately, often an obscene amount of time, and comic #200 is unsurprisingly another 3000-word beast, so it’ll be a little while longer. But just a little while, and then i’ll perhaps get back to some more sustainably-sized work (2000 words, maybe) that comes out slightly more frequently. I know y’all are patient and are not asking for apologies, so i’m not apologizing, but i shall thank you for the patience (thank you!) and i shall see you again as soon as i’ve got some #200 to show you.

on the way,



June 5, 2012



mini-golf hell

May 12, 2012

Heyy, comix return, possibly somewhat less serious than last time. And you thought the ones with walls of text took a long time to get through…

(source for Regrets of the Dying)

Things i should have mentioned weeks ago

Updated the ol’ t-shirt shop with some new designs finally, for anyone interested in that. A bunch of the designs now use a better quality of printing, so they should last longer than the average made-to-order internet shirt.

And: a few new prints are available in the prints store as well– including the 5th anniversary comic, which you can see a picture of right here (it’s fancied up a bit from the version on the site, so you can at least see what it looks like here):

Just a huge Thanks, by the way, to anyone who’s supported This Here Comix Thing by buying some of the aforementioned Stuff. It’s a Big Deal to me to sell any merchandise at all, so thanks indeed for pitching in. You with the donations as well– holy flurking shnit, your generosity is quite vastly appreciated. Huge, huge thanks in your direction for sure.


I was Busier Than Usual the past month or so, and would like to apologize to anyone who emailed me and didn’t get a reply. I’ve generally been on top of the ol’ personal correspondence, but not lately, so apologies to anyone who didn’t get a reply or a thank you from me, and i’ll say Thanks now to you and anyone else who writes in because i most assuredly get some obscenely kind emails and am really rather very extremely grateful for that indeed.

Lastly and so not Leastly

Without going on and on about it as we’ve all read the news articles at this point, i do want to at least acknowledge  the horrid and untimely death of Adam Yauch, a really fine artist who was most definitely an influence on me. He showed How It’s Done: how you can start your artistic career as one thing and then evolve into something far more sophisticated without actually losing your sense of humor, and he said things about the world that needed to be heard, and he was remembered above all as just a good human being, and that’s always been something to aspire to, if not the only thing. So cheers, MCA. I would have worked a proper tribute to you into the comic, but it takes place in hell, and if there were a hell you would be a million miles from it.

“I want to say a little something that’s long overdue/

The disrespect to women has got to be through/

To all the mothers and the sisters and the wives and friends/

I offer my love and respect to the end.”


April 22, 2012

Okay, comix return. Hopefully the length of this partly makes up for the preceding absence, for which it was partly responsible (paradox!!).

And thanks again for the consistently amazing support over the past five years, and i’m happy to finally get year six going (and the march to comic #200). And don’t worry, they won’t all be 3000 words and aggressively unfunny (although at least a couple more of them probably will be, knowing me).


the colorful world of moneymaking

April 3, 2012

Ugh, sorry for the absence, i’ve been having that side project thing where you have nothing for weeks on end and then you get 147 commissions all in one week (like when celebrities die in threes, or when their bus goes into a sinkhole and they die in 48s) and then you get the flu the next day (possibly the flu from that stephen king book) and it all just mixes into a blurry, swirling haze of coughing and 8.5×11″ paper (and then you play mass effect 3 to take your mind off it and we all know how that turned out) and then suddenly it’s like a month later and the smoke clears and you look up and are like “eaaaarhhhhhhhghhhh where am i?”

Well, i’m here, and am retroactively announcing a break for the remainder of March 2012 to catch up on A Whole Lot of Things, which will be really useful to the time travelers among you. But as for the rest of you, i’ll be back shortly with something that’ll hopefully be worth the wait. Thanks sincerely for your patience as i navigate the colorful world of moneymaking (it’s a common issue, i gather). God damn i’m getting a lot of drawing practice lately though, which is forever a good thing, so praise be to those who made me done it.

on the mend,



March 7, 2012

Okay, i’m back finally, but hopefully it’ll be apparent why the new comic took so long. Wanted to do something irresponsibly large for the ol’ 5th anniversary, since you only get one of those. God knows there’re probably some typos/hilarious mistakes/game-braking bugs in there, so if you find any please let me know in the comments as usual.


Yeah, thus marks five years of this here comic strip, so i’d just like to offer thanks to each and every one of you out there for reading and then reading again and then coming back month after month despite the crushing walls of text and general weirdness on offer. Huge thanks to everyone who takes the time to leave comments or send an email, and apologies to anyone who hasn’t gotten a reply over the years as i occasionally lose track of the occasional email. And thanks So Much for buying so many posters, and for any such purchases in the future because it’s a huge help, frankly. And of course thanks so much to anyone who’s donated over the years as well! Oh my, the generosity of You Out There is pretty inspiring at times, so thanks for wanting me to shut up and take your money because it’s genuinely an honor (and helps offset my raging food & shelter addiction). Handshakes to all, for you all are pretty special. I know updates are Not Exactly Weekly anymore, but thanks for understanding the realities of working as a Comix Person (entailing the taking of commissions for the paying of bills, and such).  Let’s see what happens in the next five years…


This month also begins my poisoning of the minds of an entire generation of children!! Children in the Czech Republic, to be precise, who will have a pretty good chance of running into one of the 10,000 prints of The Goats Comic that’ll be distributed in schools there as a Promotional Thing for education services company SCIO (click the picture below to see the translated posters lying in wait). Thanks so much to Jiri and everyone at SCIO for their interest in my work, and i’m so glad to be part of a project that once again shows the potential and relevance of webcomics. I look forward to the media catching on in about 50 or 60 years.


Yeah, so Thanks Again to Y’alls, because it’s been unquestionably The Best Five Years Ever, and i honestly can’t even believe i got here sometimes. Half my brain is still back in some sketchy apartment making zines for seven people and is still unused to actually having an audience, but holy hell am i ever grateful to be where i am now (wherever it is that i am). Oh, and just a reminder that there’s a Subnormality Wiki going now, so anyone who feels like contributing is to be commended in advance, and if it starts to fill out nicely i’ll do up some exclusive character art or something to say thanks. Until then, i genuinely love you all, it’s off to bed for me, and i’ll see you again soon…

Cheers and high-five,




Oh, and this month also sees an ebook release by my mom, which i’m of course happy to mention here (standing offer: give birth to me and get free publicity). It’s available here, and is summarized thusly: When Elspeth Finnie is falsely accused of having signed a pact with the Devil, and of having procured a human infant for him, both Elspeth and Enoch are forced to choose between their humanity and their God. 


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