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Tue, 09/06/2011 - 16:30 by Ananth in response to lock your doors

John moonlights as a master jewel thief. 

Really short post this time - comprehensive post with our SPX table location and all that on Thursday! I'm doing a whole bunch of shipping today so it's all squared away before SPX ... so I'm keeping it short!

See you on Thursday! And hopefully this weekend!


Omigosh, first post!

Comment by Katsuya (not verified) Tue, 09/06/2011 - 16:33

Oh John....

Would also like to mention I just finished Rice Boy; wow! I was on the seat of my chair the last four chapters! Evan is so talented; can't wait to read more of his Overside stories!

seat of my

Comment by Katsuya (not verified) Tue, 09/06/2011 - 16:35

Meant to say edge of my seat...that's an indicator of how much my mind is still whirling around; I'm temporarily incapable of proper metaphors. :)


Comment by DaemonCorps (not verified) Tue, 09/06/2011 - 16:35

Hilarious as always, but have you ever thought about getting John uh... checked? As hilarious as he is, he worries me sometimes :/.

Out of all the movies, why Independence day?

Comment by Aube (not verified) Tue, 09/06/2011 - 16:36

John is actually MI6.
Sadly I can't make it SPX this year but if all goes well for Grad school I'll be in NYC in the spring and then I'll be everywhere. Man the West sorta sucks...

It's just that intensity-

Comment by Laur (not verified) Tue, 09/06/2011 - 16:54

- that makes the comic work so much. XD Much like Santa Clause if he ever judged people from their DVD collection, eh?

Will Smith!

Comment by This Guy (not verified) Tue, 09/06/2011 - 16:55

He has good taste in movies.

Also, I await Vol.2. Look at that, didn't even finish it yet and you've got one sold! I love sharing Vol.1. I even had a moment with my family when the bread Butt/Heel conversation came up!

My immediate family all called it the butt, my sister brought it up since she was called out for it by her roomate. When my two sisters and i spoke to my parent, our mom denied ever calling it the butt and said it was the heel. Of course, 3 adults who never heard it called a heel can't be wrong.
What a silly mom.

But yeah, awesome comic! I visit often and shall buy Vol.2 when it is ready!

Those odd noises...

Comment by Andrew (not verified) Tue, 09/06/2011 - 17:10

That you hear in the middle of the night that you don't think twice about, it's probably John.

Can't wait to see you guys @ SPX

check your windowsss

Comment by Nelumbo (not verified) Tue, 09/06/2011 - 17:47

I feel like all this needs is a dramatic turn where he looks over his shoulder and you feel like maybe the room just got a little chilly

Think about it

Comment by Andymous (not verified) Tue, 09/06/2011 - 17:47


That means John is the protagonist of an RPG.

You should have some bit of

Comment by Ersyth (not verified) Thu, 09/08/2011 - 08:21

You should have some bit of trivia or nugget about your life ready to tell him should he happen to show up in your house.

So I saw a mudcrab by the

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Wed, 09/14/2011 - 13:46

So I saw a mudcrab by the water the other day

Ahh, Independence Day

Comment by Luke (not verified) Tue, 09/06/2011 - 17:55

Yay! Independence Day! Combined with Godzilla and Ghostbusters, you get the Blow Up New York movie marathon!


Comment by Valkyrie (not verified) Tue, 09/06/2011 - 18:22

Lol, was John playing Zelda?

That's not awkward at all...

Comment by Talizmyn (not verified) Tue, 09/06/2011 - 18:52

That's not awkward at all... xD

You guys are the best

Comment by Steph (not verified) Tue, 09/06/2011 - 18:55

Oh god, just got out of school at 5:00 pm, and saw this.
You guys make Tuesdays that much better for meh.
Thank you so much.

If only you somehow made my homework disappear...


Comment by Crabby (not verified) Tue, 09/06/2011 - 19:05


I have been known to go

Comment by Rachael (not verified) Tue, 09/06/2011 - 19:37

I have been known to go through people's things the first time I'm at their house. Particularly kitchen drawers. Or Cabinets. It's like looking at someones internet profile. But instead, its inspecting their possessions.


Comment by Lightlybow (not verified) Tue, 09/06/2011 - 19:56

Meeting John is now on my bucket list.


Comment by lisa (not verified) Tue, 09/06/2011 - 23:37



Comment by Sven (not verified) Tue, 09/06/2011 - 20:25

Y'know, I've always planned on being single forever and ever because I have no interest in having a romantic partner.

But if I ever meet a guy who is like John, I am totally making an exception.


Comment by Melissa (not verified) Tue, 09/06/2011 - 22:36

I love you, John. You make me headdesk and facepalm and laugh and cry at the same time. Can I have your babies? Because I'll bet they'd be freakin' hilarious.

And I agree with these ^ peeps. Obviously John moonlights as Link... who is a master jewel thief. (I mean, jeez Link, maybe those families wanted their rupees to STAY in those jars)

Oh John

Comment by Black Ice (not verified) Wed, 09/07/2011 - 00:14

John, John, John. BTW, I've been pimping out your comic to everyone I know.


Comment by Tyler Whitworth (not verified) Wed, 09/07/2011 - 00:19

So... not that I've broken into people's homes to look through their stuff, and not to be creepy, but I now feel a sort of kinship to John.

I've said it before

Comment by MediaDuke (not verified) Wed, 09/07/2011 - 02:57

And I'll say it again: I want to meet John in real life so badly.

Oh, how I enjoy John's inner

Comment by Tyler (not verified) Wed, 09/07/2011 - 12:17

Oh, how I enjoy John's inner rants to himself that leak into reality...


About squatting...

Comment by MinaG (not verified) Wed, 09/07/2011 - 12:41

Random observation; can John actually squat like that? With his feet completely flat on the ground?
I'm just curious, since most non-asian people I know can't touch their heels to the floor...

Hah, nice observation. I'm

Comment by Ananth Wed, 09/07/2011 - 22:49

Hah, nice observation. I'm pretty sure he can!

Super Art Fight

Comment by Kimba (not verified) Wed, 09/07/2011 - 15:18

Will Yuko be participating in SPX's special SAF on Saturday night?? I've seen her art fight in the past at Katsucon, it'd be cool if she makes an appearance.

I don't think so! She was

Comment by Ananth Wed, 09/07/2011 - 22:47

I don't think so! She was accidentally billed as part of the event, but there are a lot of artists who want to participate and she's been on the roster fairly often, so she's taking a step back this time. 

Not to be rude...

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Wed, 09/07/2011 - 21:34

I was wondering since this is a semi-auto-biographical comic how does Ananth write it? do you chose which life events are worthy enough to draw? Hope this doesn't come off as rude just curious about how my favorite webcomic works. Also hope someone sees this and has an answer.

Hey! Not rude. It's a couple

Comment by Ananth Wed, 09/07/2011 - 22:22

Hey! Not rude. It's a couple of things. 

1. Accessibility: It can't be a "you had to be there" or "you need to deeply know the individuals involved". The archetypes are kept simple. It's also why we, by and large, avoid pop culture references (they sneak in every so often, though).

2. Framing: Things that were really funny in real life often get scrapped because they're too complex to show in one page. Alternately, things that were less funny can be made more funny by framing the joke correctly - a lot of times I see something in real life and break it down into comics language where, because I can control the delivery, it gets funnier. A lot of times someone will make a joke, we'll all laugh, and then I'll laugh to myself a little later after completing the mental exercise.

3. Yuko: Yuko has a fantastic sense of visual humor and I take advantage of that as much as possible. Note that most JW comics operate on a minimum of dialogue. She really understands comedic timing, and I can trust her to pack enough information into a panel that I can keep the text clipped. It's my personal opinion that that really streamlines the delivery of a joke or comedic situation. 

When are you guys getting

Comment by Y? (not verified) Wed, 09/07/2011 - 21:45

When are you guys getting more patches and Catmera charms in? Please tell me you guys are making more. I FINALLY got a job and I rushed to the site to buy it but they're all sold out *tear*

Soon! We're going to do SPX

Comment by Ananth Wed, 09/07/2011 - 22:36

Soon! We're going to do SPX this weekend and then take some time to plan the next run of stuff for the store. New t-shirts, more charms and probably more patches. Sorry for the wait!

Just Had this Happen

Comment by wynden (not verified) Wed, 09/07/2011 - 22:09

So about a week ago my mum woke up to find a strange man in her house. My dad has to work elsewhere during the summer, so she was home alone. They live in the mountains so they always felt pretty safe, but she still gets a little spooky at night so she always checks the doors twice.

She got out of bed and came around the corner, and there was this complete stranger. He had his back to her and didn't seem aware he'd been noticed, but she'd just come out of the bathroom so he had to know someone was home. He just stood there looking out the window for a moment, then casually opened the door and strolled out.

When my mum finally mustered the guts to move and check the rest of the house, she found *nothing* amiss but for the screen from the kitchen window on the floor. He had risked a second story drop by stepping from the railing of the back porch into the window sill set at a diagonal. He'd dumped the screen inside the house rather than letting it shatter to the ground, and he'd somehow avoided disturbing any of the little things my mum keeps on the sill.

My mum's purse and backpack were right next to the door where he'd been standing when she found him. He could have lifted it painlessly on his way out. The only sense I could make of it was the kind of sense that John is making: just a bored kid getting his kicks.

I'm just delighted that nothing worse happened, and I'd find it all very funny if it hadn't happened to my mum. Unfortunately, even though it was basically benign, it's completely shattered her sense of security. She had to ramp up her antidepressant, which she went on when my grandma passed and was almost off, and couldn't concentrate on anything because she felt unsafe. She may need to see a counselor. I wish it hadn't happened to her, of all people.

I love practical jokes, and self challenges, and poking around in places when no one's about. But I share this as a note of caution for those who would consider this a harmless joke. Sadly... it isn't.

Tl;dr: Guy broke in, left no trace except on mum's mental health.

John is a ninja

Comment by rrrockwell (not verified) Wed, 09/07/2011 - 23:19

I am so excited for this weekend!

I wish I knew John. He seems like that type of friend that everybody tells stories about to their other friends.

Also, is that Independence Day that John's holding?

Hope this isn't too creepy.

Comment by Becca (not verified) Thu, 09/08/2011 - 02:11

But John has wormed a very special place into my heart... Because of comments like this.... They're delightful.

Which is creepier?

Comment by rosey175 (not verified) Thu, 09/08/2011 - 12:39

My first thought was "Ooh, Independence Day".

And then I read the alt text.

But rifling through other people's stuff is creepy, too.


Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Thu, 09/08/2011 - 14:04

Awesome comment. When is the next time you guys will be in Texas for a con?


Comment by minetruly (not verified) Thu, 09/08/2011 - 16:02

Yay! I was just thinking that we need more John-isms.