So I did it, you guys. I went into the hospital and said “Give me the best surgery you got.” So they took out my gall bladder, and threw in a bonus hernia repair. Apparently it was worse than previously realized! I forgot to tell the surgeon about it until the last moment, but let’s [...]
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I’m gonna keep this short because it’s not even a big deal. I went to the doc and he said I gots gall stones. Gonna get my gall bladder out on May 14. Just figured y’all might be wondering from some of the comics. AIGHT I’M OUT!
Hey guys, I didn’t realize it, but my address email@example.com wasn’t working for a while. If I didn’t respond to your e-mail, that was why. I’m going to spend the next day responding to every message I missed in the last few months. Sorry about that, we’re getting it fixed right away!
Today’s strip was a bit rushed, because I had reservations about the strip that was supposed to go in its place. For that reason, I’ll just put it here. Alt Text: I once asked him why he's here. He never stopped screaming, yet still managed to wail a soliloquy in a language long gone from [...]
So, I’ve enjoyed Harvest Moon for a long time. I started at the SNES version and naturally worked upward from there. Currently I’m playing the 3DS version “A New Beginning,” but more on that later. If you’ve never heard of Harvest Moon, it’s basically about running a farm. Planting crops, tending animals, selling products, and [...]
Update: Volume 1 is sold out. The delayed second half of the Volume 2 shipment has come in, so there are a few of those left and available in the shop. There are even fewer Volume 1 books, and I expect those to disappear immediately. Note: There will be a new shipment of books later [...]
Update: A second part of the Volume 2 shipment is on its way. If you already ordered one, yours will not be delayed. Just got one more limited run of books in stock. While I will be getting a full print run later, this will be the last time you can get Volume 1 or [...]
Hey guys, I guess I’ve put this off long enough. People often ask me what kind of anime I like. I would start by saying I don’t actually like Gun Girl, Moe and Magical Girl shows like comic Ronnie does. What I really like is light-hearted slice-of-life comedy. I tend to avoid sci-fi/magic/fantasy unless it’s [...]
Update: A few people may experience a delay of a few days as I try and get all the orders sketched in and mailed out. Update 2: Volume 2 is now back out of stock. Still gonna get more books in later, so don’t fret! (I can’t disable the button in the store right now, [...]
Heya, a friend of mine’s webcomic Go Get A Roomie has a kickstarter for its first book. If you don’t know about Roomie already, how about ya check it out? True story, every time someone says “Roomie” in reference to the comic, I think they’re writing “Ronnie” and then I get excited that someone is [...]
Just felt like sharing with you a couple of dishes I have adjusted to my taste and lifestyle health choices. Ronnie’s Brown Chili I came up with this out of what was, apparently, an overactive imagination. When I was a teenager, I said to my mom, “Could you make that chili you used to make [...]
Recently, Whomp! became an affiliate of The Hiveworks, which takes high-quality comics and gives them to the world. We took it one step further, however, and I’ve joined into Hiveworks straight up. OH NO WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR WHOMP!? CALM DOWN, NOTHING WILL CHANGE. The comics will still be about anime, McNuggets and sadness, [...]
The new run of Volume 1 and first-ever run of (the full color) Volume 2 is on the way to my lap! Hold on, my sweet sweet children. Just hold on so tightly that you never want to let go. Edit: I took down the store link for now. It’ll go back to its normal [...]
Hey guys! I’m working on Volume 2 of Whomp! right now and wanted to let you know. It will be full-color with over 100 pages of comics (every comic that wasn’t in Volume 1). Also, I’ll place an order for a new shipment of Volume 1 at the same time as Volume 2, so new [...]
So, today I noticed that what seemed to be a brown recluse had built a web in my computer and had all the babies. That’s great What I knew was that the brown recluse is a highly venomous spider, one of only two in North America. What I didn’t know is they’re much more dangerous [...]
Today’s comic is by my good friend Firman who does an amazing comic called Moe. What’s more amazing is his eye for art style. He’s one of my favorite artists today. So when he did this comic, he never even hinted at it being a guest comic — just a gift for the world with [...]
Today’s comic was sponsored by Jeff who generously gave to children in need by winning the auction at Solid Saints in February. The money went straight to Child’s Play, the wonderful charity that gives money and video games to children’s hospitals around the world, run by the Penny-Arcade guys. Jeff suggested a comic involving the [...]
Every year, the wonderful Child’s Play charity created by the venerable denizens of Penny-Arcade raises MILLIONS of dollars to give games and cash to children’s hospitals around the world. Every bit of it brings joy to children who are bound to hospitals some or all of the time. On February 16th, 2012 at 9PM PST [...]
Just wanna say, happy new year to all my friends and fans out there. I hope you enjoy Whomp! for a long time to come. But watch out for those Mayans. I hear this is the year they come back from the dead and become a meme that’s funny at first, but is repeated, reworked, [...]
There’s really no need to review Skyrim. Everyone’s reviewed it, everyone’s recording themselves playing it and putting it on Youtube, everyone’s making funny videos of the glitches and command line exploits, everyone’s complaining about the bugs (which are pretty darn bad for the people who have them), everyone’s talking about Famitsu’s perfect score — a [...]
I got tired of looking at the blog post for my book, so I wanted to add a new one. Am I the only one who wears out the rubber in PS2 controllers? I buy both Sony and Pelican brand, and they both wear out so fast. Whenever you press a button or the D-Pad [...]
I’m super happy to announce the first volume of Whomp! in print. It’s 121 pages, black and white inside (since most of the comics were black & white already. Next year’s book will probably be in color.) You can see preview images over at the store. You can either buy the regular edition now (a [...]
Thanks a ton to Stephen ‘Fletcher’ Gillan over at Anticscomic.com for making me a super awesome guest strip for Friday in commemoration of Whomp’s 1-year anniversary! You probably already know about his great comic, but if you don’t, go now, you smelly hippy!
The great Fletcher of the comic “Antics” has let me do for him a guest comic! You can head over there right now and see it. http://www.anticscomic.com/?p=974 Thanks so much for letting me do that, Fletcher!
I want you to forgive me any time I go long times without writing a blog post. I only update it when I really feel like I have something to say, and forcing topics isn’t conducive to sincere writing. If someone has a question, they can write me, and if I feel like my whole [...]
So, everyone’s pretty stoked about the end of the world coming today. I didn’t make a comic about it myself, but my friend Sal over at the Penny-Arcade forums made a guest comic, and it pleases me greatly. Ronnie I made you a rapture-themed guest comic (click image to enlarge)
So, I hope this counts for a blog post! I made a simple group image of Agrias, Ronnie and Motivation Dude and thought some people might like a wallpaper of it, so here ya go! 4:3 1024×768 1280×960 1440×1080 1600×1200 16:9 1280×720 1366×768 1600×900 1920×1080 16:10 1280×800 1440×900 1680×1050
This letter is to the Ronnie of 10 years ago, and everyone like him. Please don’t feel discouraged or insulted by anything said below. In fact, I hope it encourages you to follow your dreams. Many of you who read this are creators. Heck, most people have a desire to create something. We all have [...]
[Warning: Long post] The main reason I do “Whomp!” is to regularly exude a consistent welling of what can best be called an urge to make something. I can’t put myself in other people’s heads, but I sometimes wonder if everyone feels like a balloon filled with a desire to create that is ready to [...]
Holy poop guys. I’ve gotten over 37,000 hits in like the last 9 hours. (You guys are awesome.) The website has been going down for that reason though, so I’m looking for a new service now to handle this. Sorry! We will continue to update three times a week come hail or high water.
I asked fellow (and supremely superior) artist Nic Carey to do a quick portrait of “me” (by that I tend to mean cartoon “me” which is a little more exaggerated than real “me”.) What she drew made my day, and I want to share it with you. You can purchase prints of her work at [...]
So, I’ve always been a big fan of classic animation. Heck, it was the first kind of motion picture in the form of flipbooks and Zoetropes long before cameras were invented. Getting in touch with my love of cartoons and cartooning, I’ve made a lot of friends over in the Artist’s Corner in the Penny-Arcade.com [...]
So, the most recent iteration of Wolfenstein. I only recently learned that this was a thing. It was a big flop, and I’ll tell you why. I ONLY RECENTLY LEARNED THAT THIS WAS A THING. How bad is your marketing that I, a guy who plays video games every day and enjoyed Return to Castle [...]
I got this in an e-mail (rather, my spam filter caught it.) I can’t believe my good fortune! (This is real and verbatim other than my editor’s notes.) Assalam Alaikoum, Dear Sir, Permit me to inform you of my desire of going into business relationship with you, I know this message will sounds very strange [...]
Ha ha ha ha, where’s the beef. Hi-larious. I’ve been a bit too into Little House on the Prairie lately because of the Hallmark channel. It’s a good show if you’ve never seen it. Start from the original made-for-TV pilot if you do get into it. I’ve never read the books (which start at Little [...]
But I’m not that excited. I have always had a head for science, but for some reason, I’m super apathetic about a life form that can use arsenic in the place of phosphorus in its genetic make-up. I guess I’m a little news-numbed from the last couple of decades or so. They always speak of [...]
So, I hope you guys are having a good holiday season. I hope the same for my international readers, but I’m sorry I don’t know much about holidays outside the US of America! I think the Thanksgiving story is pretty common knowledge to most English-speaking westerners due to the wide spread of American media, and [...]
So, I’ve intended on doing a review of Fallout: New Vegas for a while. Obviously, there are a lot of reviews out there already, but I’d like to give my own perspective, if you’ll allow me. Pre-Summary: Buy it. When it started, I had crashing problems, but I found out it was my computer’s fault, [...]
So, I’ve always been a frugal guy. I explained this in my Wacom post. I’ve also always had cats. They’re amazing animals with incredible, individual personalities and if they seem to just sleep all the time and avoid you, you’re probably giving off an “I don’t like you” vibe to start with. But that’s enough [...]