Dec.21.13 at 01:41 pm
I don't make very many of these posts, do I? Sometimes I feel like I'm neglecting you, but at the same time, I like to think my comics encompass the important things I want to tell you about me.

Either way, I'll chat at you a little.

Christmas is here, and that means something different to everyone. Some people are invested in the faith that surrounds it, and others just enjoy a season of cheer and giving. Personally, I enjoy giving gifts and selfishly savoring the reactions they give.

A majority of people don't celebrate Christmas, and that's great, too! Because, people around the world have their own traditions that are just as important to them as my traditions are to me. I love to learn about what holidays they find special and to share in that whenever possible.

Most of all, however, I hope you find your peace and happiness every day. If you're the kind of person who gets really depressed around the holidays that everyone else is enjoying, I'd like you to do your best to find your own joy in any way you need to. Don't let anything bring you down, especially not the happiness of others.

Now, obviously you can't just think yourself to happiness, but if you're feeling down, try and do something that involves leaving the house. Maybe go somewhere you've never gone before. Go to a pet shop and look at the lizards and birds and hermit crabs. Eat lunch alone in a diner (and buy a slice of cake!). Despite what you and I think, no one is actually judging us when we eat alone!

If you can't leave the house, watch a favorite movie you haven't seen in a while. Don't look at your phone at all! If you spend all your time on your computer, try turning it off and finding other things to do for the day.

These are all very specific examples, but the most important thing to separate yourself from a rut is to do something different for a whole day. We're so connected in so many ways that perhaps, just a bit, we lose a bit of ourselves sometimes, and it can help to shake things up. When we think we're supposed to always be part of the whole, we feel incomplete when we're alone.

Suggestions like this can seem very empty, and if it is all just peeing into the wind for you, just know it all comes from one place.

That place is that I love you, and I want you to be happy. I hope that can be enough for any day of your life, holiday or not.

- Ronnie
Oct.13.13 at 03:20 am
I recently re-opened the store. There are a couple of cool new posters in there, so check them out! You'll find the link to the store in the menu bar at the top of this page.

Also, I had forgotten to update the quantities on the books, so any time someone tried to check out, it told them it was out of stock. This is fixed and should work normally, now.

If you placed an order last week and wanted to order books but were unable to do so, please let me know via e-mail (ronnie@whompcomic.com) with your full name and I will refund any shipping you spent on the items you bought.

Volume 3 is still not yet ready, because there just aren't enough comics for a book yet! It'll be out as soon as that's the case.
Jul.27.13 at 11:56 pm
A buddy of mine who helped early Whomp! find its footing in literary adequacy gave me a shout out in his newest podcast where he talks at you about classic films (and by classic, I mean B-movies). He's a knowledgeable fella, so if that's something you're into, check out Camp Counseling.
Jul.15.13 at 02:12 pm
Update: Fixed some of the image links and stuff

And by con, of course I mean the weekend of having cool people tell me they like what I do!

So I'll start by saying thanks to Connecticon for inviting the Hiveworks family to attend the convention. I had a great time, and I wanted to share with you the pictures I took of all the great people who came to see me!

Not pictured are some terrific people whom I either did or didn't meet. A lot of them were fellow cartoonists such as Dave Lumsdon, Phil Kahn, Kelly Turnbull, and more terrific people who, if I haven't named you, I assure you that I love you guys. Also to any of the fans whom I forgot to get a picture with, I'm also sorry about that! I was either too busy or too forgetful. But you're in my heart forever (in the form of grease from Chikky Nuggz I will eat while thinking of you).

Anyone I didn't mention, and you know who you are, you made this convention one of the best experiences of my life, and I hope to have many more like it.

Day one started great, except I forgot to show my teeth. I never took a ton of pictures of myself before, so I never really cared that my mouth hardly opens enough to show off my teeth. So I swear, I do have teeth!

I totally, totally do.

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This is the first fan who came to see me! Now you can see him... forever.


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This guy's hair was kinda pointing at me. I can appreciate that kind of commitment.


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I was going to make a dumb comment about the pointing in this one too, but my god, my head is huge. I can't think about anything else.


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I suddenly noticed my hairy chest in this one. Why hello there handsome.


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Your hair reminds me of twizzlers and cotton candy and I am so hungry, you guys.


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I SEE YOU BACK THERE TRYING TO SNEAK IN ON OUR MOMENT


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AH HA, I GOTCHA. Come here and hug me.


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Most of these people I just had a death grip on their shoulder and demanded they smile or that I'd start crying.


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TF2 Soldier. Best class? Or GREATEST class? (Both)


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But seriously, why is my head so big?


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Who let these handsome people near my booth? Everyone's so good looking. Hi there handsome guy. Remember me? I was the one who made you take a picture.


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Gundam is anime. I like anime!


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My hair has started on its 'I've been moving around a lot' journey into an Irish afro.


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Trying desperately to prove I have teeth.


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My face doesn't look nearly as excited as I was to be in this picture. I was pumped to be in the presence of pure rock!


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This guy is cosplaying as my friend. XXXOOO


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I didn't even see Mio-chan on this guy's shirt. I was just psyched about the beard!


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More great teeth. Agh, I am so jealous. Hey look at my tongue. It's like, totally right there.


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Then I met the real Lara Croft. I was so excited I couldn't get the camera to focus.


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Let's try agai- nope. Hey Mike.


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There we go! And then I stressed so much about getting a good picture, I suddenly look horrified at the very concept of capturing light.


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oh god why


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We're in the Similar Glasses Club. It meets behind the nowhere!


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I loved the tall people most of all, because they made me feel safe


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My face looks like I just heard about some particularly juicy celebrity gossip.


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Future and past meet in the worst place ever- my booth!


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I friggin love you in Saint Onii-san


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Another kind soul to make me feel safe in this dangerous world


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Lemme just get my head in front of yours like I'm not taking up enough of the photo real estate as it is...


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I SAID GET BEHIND ME. I'M THE STAR. ME.


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No, put those cards away! Ahhh my drawings, I'm so bashful.


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I will pull on you so hard that you disappear into my body. We're nearly there, heave ho!


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Keep? KEEP WHAT? If it says keep away, I'm going to be very embarrassed that I didn't read his instructions properly. Always follow t-shirt rules.


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HEY MY HEAD IS THREE TIMES AS BIG AS YOURS HEY LOOK AT MY CAMERA WHILE I PUSH BUTTONS ON IT


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I really REALLY hope my anti-antiperspirant is working.


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Sometimes we wish not to smile. Let's take a moment of silence to remember those times.


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Yeah! A great look at my ill-planned booth layout! I swear it'll be better next time I do this!


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Get behind my head. I must be the focus at all times


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Someone throw popcorn in my mouth. Just grab a big handfull and toss it. Something will get in there


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I got legit excited that this might be Demetri Martin, but I'll bet he's cooler than like twenty Demetri Martins.


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The last day begins, and I'm down to my last Hawaiian shirt. In case of emergency, a fan-gifted Green Lantern shirt lies beneath, waiting.


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Let me put my hair in your face. I demand you smell it and tell me it's nice


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MY HEAD


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This one managed to get away, but worry not. The enzymes will consume him.


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No but seriously, I always knew I had a big head, and maybe the way I'm taking the pictures is distorting it a bit, but god dang you guys


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Michael Lunsford unwittingly in my selfie. Just remember that I'm the star


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Katie Tiedrich and Norrin Hester! Who is the strongest? (It's Katie)


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And last but not least, Jojo who is the one who ultimately made it possible for me to make it to Connecticon when I never would have done it myself. Thanks Jojo


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Thank you to everyone who made this a fun convention. I hope to see you all again real soon.
Jun.18.13 at 12:30 pm
Just postin' again to say look for me in the Online Media area at the Hiveworks booth on July 12th through the 14th. I'm not sure if I'll have enough books to bring, so if you have the option, come on the first day. If my books run out, I'll still be supplying commission sketches and like, awkward stares.

Also, I don't know if I'll have a way to process credit/debit/checks on the day, so you may want to have cash on hand if you want to buy something.

But if you already have books, don't have the cash or anything at all, just come by anyway and say 'Hi'! We'll get our picture taken, it'll be very romantic.

NO BRUSTLING
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