Portrait Of A Caricaturist
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  1. HunkRlz

    Haha Nice!! ^-^

    • the Art Wolf

      lol, I agree. Not only that, but Hunk does rule :)

      • HunkRlz

        Heck yes Art Wolf, Hunk does rule and hopefully he gets his own game someday! ^_^

        • the Art Wolf

          That would be kinda hard to do, I’d think. It would only be fun if it were like the Ada missions in Resident Evil 4, but he would be boring as a main character. Dr. Death has no face thus no emotion. That is why I dislike Master Chief… Just do something cool already. All he does is jump and shoot. >_<

  2. Challenger01

    Yeah, that’s about as close to describing Joey as you’re going to get.

  3. EchoFireant

    O_O

    • sonic id furreh!!!

      o_O

      • Lucier

        O_o

        • Zaffa

          o3o

  4. PrivateElliot

    Finaly. hahah. i wonder who is drawing it. i was kinda hoping for the reason why Peanut is so ticked off in the last comic, before the cubs pounce him.

    • FrostDemn

      I thought he was ticked off because the cubs thought he was a mascot character.

      While I’m at it, I met an awesome gal at AnthroCon that actually did those kinds of portraits at a theme park. One sample pic she made was of herself riding the Robot Unicorn. It was a theme that wound up picked by either little girls or college boys. :P

      • Mirror

        oO

        A caricature of riding the Robot Unicorn…

        That is so awesome :D

      • WingedWolfGirl

        Robot Unicorns?
        Here too?!?

  5. yoyodude

    no one understands *sniff*

    • Inu225

      I understand that no one understands. What I don’t understand is why I understand that no one understands.
      Do you understand?

      • NexusWulf

        yes i do … well i guess

        • sonic id furreh!!!

          believe itz or not ai actually understant ^_^

      • ben

        Inu225: The evidence of absence is not the evidence of absence
        NexusWulf: What
        Inu225: What ain’t no country I’ve ever heard of. Do they speak english in what?
        NexusWulf: What
        Inu225: Say what again motherf^$@er, I dare you!

        • ben

          Meant to say “The evidence of absence is not the absence of evidence” Its easier to say than it is to type apparently.

        • Inu225

          lol
          Pulp Fiction.

  6. Val Kilmer Batman

    Haha. If I could draw, that carachiturist would be me.

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      Also, panel three Joey. Just saying.

      • PrivateElliot

        Thanks.

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          You’re welcome. Happy to be of service.

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      Also, panel two Joey. Just saying.

      (let’s see how far I can push this prediction thing…)

      • PrivateElliot

        I’ll use it when i feel happy. right now i am a bit stressed.

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          You could even do different emails, that way we could easily tell from each post whether you were happy or stressed/frustrated when you made it.

          Like how my other email has the “whut” picture on it. The one that scared Argent.

          • PrivateElliot

            wut is this picture. SAID PICTURE.

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            I think this is it.

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            Yeah, that was it,

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Derp?

          • Frank

            And now, Argent scares you back with an avatar change! Where is that from, though?

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            HAHAHAHAHA ARGENT WUT IS DAT ? XD

          • Argent Stonecutter

            It’s another Second Life avatar.

          • PuDdY15

            ah second life…. must not stray from housepets topic…. cat skins!

          • Argent Stonecutter

            The daemons box has some similar avatars in it.

  7. IceKitsune

    Yay Joey! I love the Alt Text

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      What’sitsayWhat’sitsayWhat’sitsayWhat’sitsayWhat’sitsay

      • PrivateElliot

        “I’m Constantly afraid that i come across like this to everyone.”

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          Nice.

          • HunkRlz

            Val Kilmer Batman your Rocky gravatar is awesome!!!

          • Sleet

            Seconded. Are you questioning my logic?

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            Thank you, thank you very much.

            I feel so loved.

            *wipes single tear of joy*

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            *splashes water in his face* GET AH HOLD UV URSELF

        • Argent Stonecutter

          Does he mean like Joey, or like the caricaturist, do you suppose?

          • Hypergenesis

            Probably a side comment from Joey.

  8. Thoth

    I fear Mr Theme Park Vendor is going to have a disappointed customer there.

    • Rick Griffin

      I can’t imagine anyone actually being satisfied with a theme park caricature.

      Then again, most people have no taste.

      • Teh Brawler

        *is very tempted to throw away the caricature he got at prom now*

        • Rick Griffin

          Hey, you know, maybe I’m just extraordinarily picky.

          • Thoth

            The key there is not expecting much of a result – but I think I’d expect a bit more of an effort than that in exchange for what looks like $7.99.

            It’s not that either insults or labels are necessarily bad in a caricature – it’s just that even the label isn’t much of an effort.

          • Hypergenesis

            Isn’t that 1.99?

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            I couldn’t tell, but I assumed that if it was SEVEN ninety-nine, the strip would have ended with the caricature smashed over the artist’s head. And joey getting his money back.

          • Thoth

            Well, per Rick a bit further down, it looks like it’s 11.99. That’s definitely getting into “upset” territory based on what little we know about the usual pet allowance.

            On the other hand… Perhaps the Ferrets have provided a supply of Theme Park World Fundollars (TM) since they know that a lot of the pets won’t have enough money for a single overpriced slushy drink otherwise, even if getting in was free.

          • Hypergenesis

            Since Rick said it’s actually 11.99 then we must be looking inside the artist then ^^

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            Either that, or the cariciture is the last thing the… draw-er… sees before Joey hulks out. Also, hulking is now a verb.

      • Hypergenesis

        Don’t you usually buy caricatures for OTHER people? I know I do ^^

      • Argent Stonecutter

        I recall getting a caricature drawn that I loved dearly.

        I must have been about five.

        I have no idea, now, what it looked like. I just remember that it was the best thing ever.

        • Frank

          D’awww!
          To be fair, practically everyone’s cute when they’re about five. It’s hard to make a caricature of cuteness that doesn’t itself look cute… if you know how to draw, that is

          • FuRrY321

            I was torn when I got my caricature done (at about that age, too). I still have it, and I wasn’t sure if I liked it or not. But then I looked at it again, and I’m not happy with the ginormous chin they gave me.

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            ai laike lookin at de caricatures at de mall ;)

  9. Snowmon

    So Joey is like you?
    I understand where you’re coming from with this.
    I’m a total dork.

  10. Elijah_Blu

    I think we know how much Joey likes fantasy~

  11. Ilovehousepets

    Well, i guess that 50/50 i mentioned in the last Comic strip meant nothing =’C

  12. CY_Law

    Yes, I’m going to have caricature class! It’s going to be “fun”… XD

  13. Rojo Ninja

    Haha so funny!

  14. PrivateElliot

    You are afraid that we picture you in a chair with that look on your face drawing this? I dont think that. BUT WHO IS THIS MASKED MAN? i will know!

  15. Hypergenesis

    The caricaturist gave him a wrong tag ^^

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      Where? The tag has a “J” on it, it’s just positioned weird. Did you mean something else?

      • Hypergenesis

        It looks like a banana to me, probably what the caricaturist also thought of Joey.

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          Keep in mind, the guy gets paid two bucks per drawing. Probably couldn’t be bothered to draw it properly. He may also be illiterate, in which case, he may have thought that it was a banana.

          *activates Rick-Signal*

          • Rick Griffin

            Actually it’s more like 12 bucks per drawing; it got cut off there

          • Thoth

            Ah, more than I’d thought then. I was reading it as 7.99.

          • Hypergenesis

            It just came to me that Joey’s quite loaded to be getting a $12 caricature

            when he could draw himself better. . .

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            TWELVE BUCKS? No way man, no way…

            Oh my head… THIS CANNOT BE!

            *DESTROY*

            oh hey guys, what’s up? Why is everybody looking at me funny? And why is the room all trashed? Oh, happy birthday, Phil!

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            HOLY CRIPPLE MUNCHKIN BUNNIES DE RICK SIGNAL WORKS :O

          • PuDdY15

            hmmm wonder if i prezz dis button the Rick siknal will work… *presses button* *button zaps* *BOOM* *blinks shocked and surprised*

      • FurryNerd

        ?SDRAWKCAB

        • Hypergenesis

          ?ananaB

          Nah, it’s still a banana ^^

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          No, right side up, distorted, only right side up when tag is at right angle to normal position.

  16. psychoJoker36

    I got called that word once. I don’t remember what happened next. Most of it was in another language

  17. Val Kilmer Batman

    If it had been more than two bucks, I’d have asked for my money back.

  18. Tendo

    Simpsons flashback anyone?

    “So, do you like dune buggies?”
    “Well, it’s not my cup of–”
    “Sure you do! Everyone likes dune buggies!”

    • Rick Griffin

      I know, I’m not happy that it’s a bit like that. I was hoping it to come of more strongly on the character humor.

      • 7ance

        I think it’s great. ^_^

      • Elwood Blutarsky

        I wouldn’t worry about it, all the main laughs are from Joey being…well Joey. Crazy pooch.

      • Thoth

        Well, caricature usually revolves around exaggerating distinguishing features. That’s hard to do with a character who’s already a drawing and thus already has a simplified structure with intentionally exaggerated distinguishing features like the circle around Joey’s eye. It’s even harder to make a caricature of one of your own characters since you’ve already practiced drawing them in a particular fashion – and it’s hardest of all when what you’re essentially trying to mock is a set of personality traits, which are pretty hard to draw.

        I wouldn’t be satisfied as Joey, but as a reader I think it works just fine.

      • Argent Stonecutter

        I think it’s cruel. But then I can’t stand most romantic comedies because I always empathize too much with the guy when he’s making the inevitable super-embarrassing mistakes…

  19. Ilovehousepets

    I forgot about that rule. now i’m even more =C

  20. 7ance

    I love this! I lol’d in real life! XD (shares on FB)

    • 7ance

      P.S. if anyone was waiting for a joey avie the second panel is gold.

  21. PrivateElliot

    Okay Gravatar change, WORK.

    • Ilovehousepets

      Nice. ima gonna get one 2

      • PrivateElliot

        what is a caricature?

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          It’s like a cartoon version of a portrait. Designed to make the draw-ee look silly/dumb/funny/outrageous/etc

          • PrivateElliot

            kthxbye

          • Dracona

            or dorky :)

      • Ilovehousepets

        Nvm. Hypergenesis took my idea and i’m to tired to do it anyways.

        • Hypergenesis

          Eh, oops?

  22. Val Kilmer Batman

    At least he didn’t accidentally say something about his…other… roleplaying habits, if you know what I mean.

    • Ilovehousepets

      Meow anyone?

      • sonic id furreh!!!

        ai dun meow ai howl at de moon ; )

        • sonic id furreh!!!

          even if ai gots ah pic of gwape up :3 ai still ah dog person

    • PrivateElliot

      Joey: “LET US GET PICURE TAKEN TOGETHER SQUEAK!”
      *cough* nevermind; no. That wouldnt work well

      • Hypergenesis

        Which makes me wonder why Joey didn’t have squeak with him. . .

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          He only takes her to cat stuff, he can’t be seen with her as a dog, because that would only draw a connection between him and his alter ego.

          • Hypergenesis

            Oh, my bad. I forgot about that.

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            Tis a nonissue, my good friend, for all creatures are fallible. I, myself, have made errors that exeed you own greatly in factors of both derp and herp, astonishing though that may be to hear, for I do realize that I am as a god among men, and a giant among dwarves, and a–

            GET ON WITH IT!

            : P

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Did you say derp?

          • Hypergenesis

            herp

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            erp

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            My name is Derp. Wyat Derp.

  23. KzT

    “George Lucas is the devil”

    Words to live by.

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      Those Droid commercials have to put him in the legal text because he COPYRIGHTED THE WORD DROID.

      LIKE SERIOUSLY, EVERYTIME I SAY OR TYPE THE WORD DROID I AM COMMITING COPYRIGHT INFRINGMENT BY NOT SAYIN THAT GEORGE LUCAS IS GOD.

      SERIOUSLY. WHAT THE HECK.

      • PrivateElliot

        TO THE ALLCAPS MOIBLE! DUNDUANDA!
        I AM SAD/STRESS’d hence my gravatar. someone care or i will kill… err…. ILOVEHOUSEPETS.

        • Ilovehousepets

          You wuldn’t D=

          • Ilovehousepets

            And just so i don’t go X_X, i care very much.

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          I care. If I didn’t care, I wouldn’t tell you I care, because I wouldn’t care enough to tell you I cared. Therefore, obviously, I care.

          Tell me your troubles, and I will listen. And not even that kind of half-listening either. Real, actual listening-ness. Pretty intense, I know.

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          Wait, I’ve just brome confused. Was that a threat to Ilovehousepets, or did you suddenly get distracted by your love for housepets? OR BOTH.

          • Ilovehousepets

            To me batman. is there anybody else named “Ilovehousepets”?

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            It was a joke, like, did he suddenly realize HOW MUCH he loves housepets.

      • FurryNerd

        you just commited infringment 3 times there lol

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          Well, TECHNICALLY, I said that George Lucas was god in there, however sarcastically, and that he had copyrighted it, so I think I’m good.

          Umm, I mean, STICK IT TO THE MAN, MAN!

          • FurryNerd

            drrrrooooiiiiiidddd!!! GL is the devil! blah blah blah.
            I’d lol if GL sued me, I’d be like “dude, get over yourself” in court to his face, then say “I rest my case” xD

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            Id be all like, OBJECTION! GEORGE LUCAS IS A POMPOUS LAMP-POST!

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            Calling someone a lamp-post: fr when swearing just can’t get your point across.

          • FurryNerd

            ive heard people say “im not a leaning post”
            ..well mainly my mum, because she’s so short and i lean on her xD

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            When I was little, I got so mad at my mom this one time, I don’t even remember why, but I couldn’t even get the words out. So I called her a lamp-post, and then gasped in horror at what I had said and covered my mouth to prevent any more horrendous foul-mouthery from escaping. She did her best not to laugh, but, me being about three or four, apparently the cuteness overwhelmed her.

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            u called her ah lamp-post HAHAHHAaHAHHAHAHAHAhhahHahaHhahah ALOLAhahAHahha!!! XD

  24. Kamron

    A theme park caricaturist once asked me if I’d pose so he could do another example to hang in his booth. I said sure and he proceeded to draw one that made my prominent front teeth (a sore spot for me at the time) even more so. I was upset but my parents thought it was funny.

    I was wearing a ratty camouflage hat and looked like hick.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Now imagine if he’d charged you money for that…

    • Prodigalist

      That happened to me once and i ended up looking like the schoolmaster from pink floyd the wall

  25. lightwolf21

    Wow, I’m a big fan of Miyazaki too. He’s made some excellent films.

    • FurryNerd

      OMFG! he is the king! I cried in Nausicaä ;~;

      • Quiv

        Miyazaki is a god. My favourite from him is Spirited Away. Ah! All the characters are just so charming and believable, quite a feat for a fantasy setting to accomplish.

        Nice reference, Rick =)

    • lightwolf21

      This is what should have been drawn: http://tinyurl.com/382u4nk

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        Haha, nice.

    • Inu225

      While its on the subject of Miyazaki films. Is anybody planning to see “Tales of Earthsea”?
      Its directed by his son, Goro Miyazaki.

      • Argent Stonecutter

        o_O

        “It is not my book. It is your movie. It is a good movie.”

        • Inu225

          I don’t get it

          • Argent Stonecutter

            That’s what Ursula Le Guin said about it.

          • Inu225

            Ah. I see.
            Well I can’t completely blame Goro. It’s partly because the previous director dropped out of the project at the last minute. I just think it’s sad that people think that the Studio Ghibli name is now tarnish because of him even if it was his first mistake.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            I don’t think she was intending anything so very bad by it.

            More like, “it’s not my story any more, but I still like it”.

            Which, given the depth of Earthsea, is probably as good as you could hope for.

            I was o_O that it even existed.

          • Thoth

            I fear I’d have to say much the same thing about Howl’s Moving Castle – a lot or elements do carry over, but the movie really isn’t much like the book.

    • CampSoup1988

      I am also a big fan of Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli as a whole.

      My favorite movie is The Cat Returns, and my favorite Character is the Baron Humbert von Gikkingen!

      • Ilovehousepets

        I got to see up to the Part where the Girl started turning into a cat.
        then my cousins had to leave T_T

        • CampSoup1988

          At which part as she is slowly transforming? Im guessing you are talking about the fitting room scene?

  26. ReCreate

    O.o

    i dont get it.

    • lightwolf21

      Which part, ReCreate?

      • ReCreate

        I got it moments after posting the comment. XD But forgot to say so… soo yeah. :P

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      Joey us into d&d and stuff, and hates George Lucas. Apparently, that means dork.

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      Joey us into d&d and stuff, and hates George Lucas. Apparently, that means he’s a dork.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      The caricaturist is a jerk.

  27. FurryNerd

    There are some basics that charactorists should know, but with changing times they need to get upto date! More anime!
    lol, the guy actually wrote dork. =P

    • Hypergenesis

      Poor misunderstood Joey. . .

      • FurryNerd

        You founded it! =D

        • Hypergenesis

          Aru? I founded what?

          • FurryNerd

            reply! again =D
            but seriously… *tackle hugs* lol

          • Hypergenesis

            Oh, hi Kevin, I didn’t recognize you with your new hairdo. ^^

          • Hypergenesis

            oh yeah. . .

            *hugs back*

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            hugs? ai want hugs :3

          • FunkyChicken

            - Free hugs? Can I have one?

            - Sure, right after I RIP YOUR FACE OFF

        • Argent Stonecutter

          It was losted?

  28. James

    I’ve actually tried drawing both Grape and Peanut, but some of the angles are really hard to draw, like if Peanut is facing the camera it makes an illusion on how long his snout is making it look off. The mouth is also one of the hardest parts.

  29. Ilovehousepets

    I never knew Joey Liked: “My neighbor Totoro”. I have it On special edition DVD =D

    • FurryNerd

      *jealous*

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      Oh yeah? Well I have it on VHS! But my VCR broke, so I can’t watch it anymore. : (

      my little brother shoved the movies into it so hard the motors broke (for grabbing the tape) and he ripped the tray out of my pretty decent built in DVD player.

      T_T

      2 year olds.

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        Well, he’s 4 now, but still. It is a grudge that shall stand the test of time.

        • FurryNerd

          daw, well that just teaches ou a lesson, dont buy anything expensive until you move out or he can pay you back ;p

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            I just use my ps2 as a DVD player, but in two years we still haven’t replaces the VCR.

        • FurryNerd

          oh lol, well I have a PS3 now, i used to tape alot of shows but now with my ps3 and playtv i can tape everything! =D

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            Razzle Frazzle gumputnamtoejam flagstaff cheesecake!

            You aren’t making me feel any better, you know.

            : P

          • FurryNerd

            *pats head* dont worry, as soon as you get a PS3 you can enjoy ALL the greatness :3

      • Argent Stonecutter

        People still use VCRs?

        I mean, for more than ripping your old tapes one last time and burning them to a DVD?

        (actually, we have a while wall of fansubs that we haven’t ripped yet because, you know, it’s still a lot of work)

        (gah, that reminds me, I still have half a box of audio casettes I haven’t ripped yet)

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          Are you kidding me? I have an entire box filled to the brim with VHS tapes I can’t watch anymore, and it’s a pretty darn big box.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Sorry, I mean “Defiance”.

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            I’m still confused

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Defiance, Missouri.

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            Um…

            Oh, wait is this about Lackadaisy?

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Yeh, it made more sense before you changed your avatar.

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            No, it confused me then, too.

            What about Defiance, Missouri? I’m feeling a little slow.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Bet there’s people still using VCRs there.

        • Argent Stonecutter

          Defiant.

    • Thoth

      It does hold my personal record outsideo f Housepets for “Cute without Sticky”.

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        “Sticky”?

        • Thoth

          As in “Sickly-sweet, sticks to your fingers, sugar-syrup sticky”.

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            I see.

    • Ilovehousepets

      I can’t believe saying “I have My neighbor totoro on Special Edition DVD” Ld to this entire comic “Skyscraper”.

  30. HunkRlz

    The last panel should be used as a banner or cover art for a HP comic book!! ;-)

  31. dalonewolf25

    I’m guessing that the cartoonist had a tint of Bino in him.

    • 7ance

      kitty sniper! XD man I love that strip. and Bino doesn’t hate Joey…does he? oh wait.

    • Elwood Blutarsky

      Or a very small hint of Steven Slater

  32. xhunterko

    “lol, the guy actually wrote dork. =P”

    They are mean like that. Also checking to see if this works, check.

    • FurryNerd

      *coughs* click reply, I might have missed it *cough*
      I think Joey was peeing him off, plus the guy might have liked starwars xD

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Anyone who still likes Star Wars after the Phantom Menace is deep in denial. Not because of any shock and horror over what it did or didn’t do to the franchise, but because it was just plain bad.

        • SamBlob

          The original is still amazing.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Technically, it was amazing, it totally blew away the state of the art. The story-line was junk, though. I saw it when it came out and I was all o_O until the scene in the trench and I was all “Dude, you’re in a spaceship and your best friend is a robot. Use the —ing targeting computer already.”

    • 7ance

      well hello there! XD what is that gravatar? some warped garfield?

      • xhunterko

        Hardy har har. You’ve seen my games before. This is my main character for my game ‘Tribute’. Which, sadly, may never see the light of day.

        • xhunterko

          Characters*. It was supposed to be two chracters working together. Ala toe Jam and earl 2.

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          If you make it, they will play.

        • Argent Stonecutter

          How about a link for those of us who haven’t seen your games before?

  33. Fuzzypaws

    Caricaturists are made of evil and lose and Satan :3

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      There’s a guy here who is taking a class in caricature making, if I am not mistaken…

  34. xhunterko

    So, hello.

    Second post actually. My younger brother reccommended house pets to me and, I actually liked it. The reason? Is your writing style. If anyone here has read the Myst books or holes, or Star Wars Labrynth of evil, you know what kind of writing I like. I also tend to try and write like that. Just ask 7ance. He’s probably gonna kill me now for mentioning my book. But still, excellent writing overall. The only bad thing is that you can’t just read the comic. You have to read the comments too. I think my faovurite parts are all the way from the “Raccoons” all the way up to “The Dog Days of Summer”. That being said, before anyone asks, my favorite characters are: King (some of the best writing potential), peanut, grape, spo. Tarot and Fido are in there somewhere. Anyways. Great comic, sorry for the wall of text internet. I can’t wait until the big story lines shake down. It’ll be a fun ride.

    Looking forward to more Rick!
    (and for crying out loud, what is wrong with referencing past comics? sheesh)

    • 7ance

      “too long, did not listen” XD

      • xhunterko

        oh good, i didn’t want you to be dissapointed

        • 7ance

          of course I read it. your wall of text is quite unorthodox, however. back to the comic as a topic. Rick doesn’t take kindly to stray comments. your totally Joey btw.

          • xhunterko

            I is aware of that. Which is why it was only briefly mentioned and as a correction. Which being, is not a problem.

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      Hi there, welome to the houspets comic comment club. My nam is Val Kilmer Batman and I am your greeter today. Everbody here is really nice, we hope you enjoy your stay.

      Also, you have helped me break Argent’s welcoming streak. Have an Internet cookie. It is delicious. You must eat it.

      Yes… eat the cookie… MUAHAHAA!

      … did I do that evil laugh out loud avian? Sorry ’bout that.

      • xhunterko

        om nom nom nom nom nom nom…CRASH!…
        i’m okay

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          You have eaten COOKIE.

          The following affects have been added to you:

          •haste
          •AGILITY +50
          •FELLOWSHIP -20
          •desire to ride BICYCLE

      • Hypergenesis

        Ack! I remembered I never introduced myself ^^ just suddenly got the urge to post from reading all your comments.

        About a week or two. . actually about January last year last year. . .

        Googled house pets as housepets and stumbled into the comic. Found it to my liking and I have been a regular since. I loved how it wasn’t another one of those romance driven comics (like most of those “popular” ones).

        Ah pooie, I’m so bad with introductions so I’ll just say “I like housepets”

        I like housepets.

    • Thoth

      Join me. Together we can wall-of-text the galaxy… Rick has foreseen this.

      Wall of text is fine. Nobody HAS to read it. And King does have a lot of gratatious potential for silly situations.

      • FurryNerd

        DONT

        • Argent Stonecutter

          Don’t Wot?

          • FurryNerd

            wall-of-texting the gallaxy. My worst fear… Behind multiplying spiders comming at me in a clostraphobic space… *hides under blanket*

      • WingedWolfGirl

        Don’t join Thoth,

        And at Xhunterko,
        Welcome!
        As u can see some of us are not all there completely; and some get distracted easily.

        …Oh look, Joey!!!

        • Thoth

          You’re too late. By your commenting here, your journey towards the text side is already underway…

          Besides, I need more people to help me over-analyze! There are bound to be things I miss and scenarios that I fail to develop, and that’s just terrible.

          Now, doesn’t there seem to be quite a gap here between the quality of the game prizes and the quality of the caricature artists productions? (Presuming that the last panel is, indeed, the caricature and not – as someone noted above in a scenario that I had not thought of – a look into the mind of the caricaturist).

    • FurryNerd

      lol, cool, good thing I take the time to read small walls of text =p

  35. Prodigalist

    I think my lungs imploded as soon as i saw that

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      Double monocle? DOUBLE MONOCLE!

      • Argent Stonecutter

        It’s called a “pince-nez”. Teddy Roosevelt wore them.

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          Yes, but “pince-nez” actually means double monocle. Don’t look it up. Just trust me. Have I ever led you astray? Don’t answer that.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            We just had a thread about pince-nez, Val, like a week ago.

            Have some more coffee.

      • Frank

        I’ll bite
        “Double monocle all the way!”

        • Prodigalist

          Fancy living is the way to go

  36. xhunterko

    Sorry, I know a robot who makes artificial human lungs. Would you like his number?

  37. Flame-LoneWolf

    LOL! The picture doesn’t lie! XD

  38. Phonti

    DERP!

  39. Chaos Lightspeed

    lmao, Never gotten one of those myself, Poor Joey

  40. Gaboris

    Just because he has his own opinion he’s a dork? Than we’re all dorks based on that. Who agrees? XD

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Only dorks have opinions. Jocks are rough and tough and don’t need them.

      • Hypergenesis

        Actually jocks have their own opinions as well but they mainly come in form of grrrs and grunts.

        • Rick Griffin

          MEAT MEAT SPORTS BEER

          • Argent Stonecutter

            MEAT MEAT SPORTS BEER
            GOT BEAT
            U CAN DANCE 2 IT
            MEAT MEAT SPORTS BEER

          • Hypergenesis

            I admit defeeeeeeeeeat!!! *cue ‘dun dun duuuun’*

            okay that’s lame. . .

            uh, go team?

          • Argent Stonecutter

            It’s a Jock haiku, maaaaan.

          • Hypergenesis

            One line too many?

            and it’s not following 5-7-5

            Oh, wait. Bleaurgh, I need to defrag my brain as “JOCK haiku” didn’t register immediately.

            So I guess that’s why those jocks were after me all day. . .

          • Argent Stonecutter

            :D

      • Frank

        Jocks with opinions are frowned upon by other jocks

  41. Firewolf

    Let us all just be glad he didn’t say “Well, I like cats!” =3

  42. Thegamist

    *prk*
    doesn’t anyone notice how joey has changed his behavior (Not the d&d ,roleplaying or animine parts but he seems to have become more mature a little bit not complaining tough)

    • Thoth

      Why not? Peanut and Grape give me the distinct impression that they’re growing up, Joey has (as I remember) been established to be younger – and presumably less mature – than Bino and Fido. Ergo, it’s quite reasonable for him to be growing up as well.

      I suspect that most of the younger members of the cast are growing up, although we don’t see enough of some of the minor characters to see it.

      • Thegamist

        okay I understand the point but next time less big words plz
        :3 no offense but…

      • Hypergenesis

        or maybe it’s just a stage they’re going through ^^

        • thegamist

          Naaaah

  43. falcon01

    Once again, hysterical laughter from my cubi-den has made co workers very very nervous.

    • xhunterko

      Can I work where you work? Are you taking applications at the moment?

  44. Argent Stonecutter

    That caricaturist is a cruel [censored] who needs to have a load of Karma dropped on him from a great height by Tarot and her friends.

    • Thoth

      Considering the setting, our caricaturist may feel rather upset about spending the day catering to a lot of pets – and thus not be making an effort. Or perhaps he or she is just having a bad day. Or…

      It’s still not really doing his or her job though. If you aren’t willing to make a good effort and do the job, you shouldn’t have taken it in the first place.

      • Argent Stonecutter

        He took a job working for a mob of ferrets. It’s a bit late to get upset after that.

        • Thoth

          Well, working for the Milton trust – if they didn’t buy the place after he or she was already employed there. He or she might, fairly reasonably, have assumed that most of his customers would be humans.

          That kind of prejudice wouldn’t say much for him or her on the personal level, but the fact that sapient, talking, tool-using creatures are considered property in the Housepets universe says that such prejudices are pretty widespread anyway.

  45. Argent Stonecutter

    Then get fired sarcastically by Steward and Jeeves.

  46. e

    ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha *gasp* *full to ground*

  47. Somecrazyguy

    Yay way to make me giggle inside ^^

    • Somecrazyguy

      And also how do I get a lil pick up in heeeeya?

      • Argent Stonecutter

        A little pick-up, like a Toyota maybe?

        • Somecrazyguy

          Woops that’s what I get for trying to type at 6am lol Pic*

  48. NexusWulf

    hehe just what i was expected ^^

  49. Greek Geek

    Completely feels so dorkish and is oddly fine with that. XD
    (ADORES Miyazaki Films)

  50. Misharu

    …Miyazaki and DnD?

    …Joey is officially my favorite character ever.

    • Thoth

      I’d be perfectly pleased to let him play. Besides… If he can keep track of the rules, of enough details to actually run a campaign (even if his friends are over-interested in barmaids) and all those notebooks full of house rules, how far ahead of say – Bino – does that put him intellectually?

      It must be frustrating to have intelligence, and a lot of dreams, and to know that the only thing you can do with them is role-play. That’s enough right there to explain rather a lot of personality quirks.

  51. Dr. Prower

    O look I’m commenter #201! Yay!

    Anyways, Joey doesn’t like George Lucas…

  52. Wolf Nanaki

    Joel confirmed for Asperger’s. :U

    • Wolf Nanaki

      * derp I meant Joey

      • Exranio

        i have that and joey is my favorite i just wish stuff could work out better for him

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      On what are you basing this diagnosis?

    • RockstarRaccoon

      Hush you. You’re a bad prospective roommate. >:|

  53. WingedWolfGirl

    Yay!
    Miyazaki films, Totoro, and Star Wars all mentioned in the same comic page!
    :D :D :D

  54. FerreTrip

    Aww…poor Joey…^_^;

    And don’t worry, we all worry we come across like this to everyone.

    …Though, may I ask, why on EARTH would Joey see George Lucas as the devil?! D8

    • Kurra

      Indeed …what… what did George Lucas ever do, other than tell great stories? ;.;

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        Copyright words that were already in common usage?

      • Hypergenesis

        try to make people accept the horrible world that his mind lives in?

        And I think you meant to say, “other than amaze the masses with fantastic light shows.”

  55. sonic id furreh!!!

    does any1 else get scared bai caricatures (ai feel alone)

    • PuDdY15

      their weird in their own way….. ai am scared or rather frightened by the bid heads an huge chins!

      great now ur rubb’in off on meh!

      • sonic id furreh!!!

        hehe

  56. Ace

    Totoro! My childhood came back in an instant ^^

  57. Myth

    This is how I feel at work. :/ “Hey it’s football season!” “OMG Gen Con is next week I’m so excited!” “….dude, what?”

    :/

  58. PuDdY15

    Caricaturist: Uh so what’s your favorite book to read?

    Joey: i’d have to say it’s um Pridelands.

    Caricaturist: uh um Pridelands? isn’t that a cat novel… no offense?

    Joey: yep well i guess but you see my friend Peanut reads it too so……

    Caricaturist: say no more….. *shows Joey a drawi’n of him readi’n Pridelands the novel but with a t-shirt that says i’m a cat lova*

    Joey: well uh it’s….. *thinks to himself* i wonder if the caricaturist knows of my skins?

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      Oh man, flashback. “I want to wear her skin.”

    • Argent Stonecutter

      But the Cape Dog is awesome!

    • Cubone

      Now I really want to see a caricature of Joey in his cat suit.

      • PuDdY15

        trust me……. NO U DONT DX

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        YOU WOULD NEVER BE ABLE TO UNSEE IT.

        EVEN THE BRAINBLEACH DOES NOTHING.

  59. King

    Poor Joey, i can totally relate to that

  60. Shady Kitsune

    A reminderer for us all to not get your portrait done by a caricaturist.

  61. Razuk

    How dare he not like elves?

    • Hypergenesis

      Probably because they’re so overused that they joined the likes of superheroes and vampires.

      or maybe because they’re just snobbish humans with pointy ears and superiority complex(es).

      • PuDdY15

        vamps are cool tho…. naw lycans are better (for those of u who dont know what a lycan is… its a werewolf) ^^

        joey is better than all of em tho!

        • Hypergenesis

          and that’s why he has the right to dislike them. ^^

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Elves are to humans as cats are to mice.

      Elves are wonderful. They provoke wonder.
      Elves are marvellous. They cause marvels.
      Elves are fantastic. They create fantasies.
      Elves are glamorous. They project glamour.
      Elves are enchanting. They weave enchantment.
      Elves are terrific. They beget terror. — “Lords and Ladies”

      Elves are _not nice_.

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        Terry Pratchet! One of my favorite authors.

      • Hypergenesis

        touche

        • Hypergenesis

          I read it again and noticed it was _not nice_

          at first I read it as _not mice_

          Derrrp?

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Of course not, mice have cute little round ears.

          • Hypergenesis

            googles “pikachu”

            Ahhhhhhh! *random passerby punch* -O)0 .o ) wuch. . .

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Pikachu is a cartoon numbat.

      • Thoth

        Now what did I do with my pressed-fairy book? It was around here somewhere…

        Sadly, the problem is almost always the same with anything taken from books and translated into a game such as Joey plays; most translations are done by fans, and so wind up vastly overstated.

  62. Rendak

    Is that low wall in the background? I cant really tell

    • e

      no is just a bush.

  63. iHavezMyBirdo

    …I suddenly like Joey.

    • RockstarRaccoon

      lawl totoro-avatar.

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      Epic.

      • Rendak

        Quite so

    • Argent Stonecutter

      We need a sketch of Joey riding the nekobus.

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        This

        • Rendak

          Eh?

    • Ilovehousepets

      Agreed.

  64. Mika

    I find his ideas intruiging and would like to subscribe to his newsletter.

  65. mary-m

    Joey has amazing taste in movies. Miyazaki forever<3

    • Ilovehousepets

      AgreeD! nao get an Gravitar.

    • Valerio

      would like to know what he thinks of princess mononoke :D

  66. RockstarRaccoon

    I love the last panel, it captures Joey… XD

  67. J.J.

    LOL…

    OMG.., it IS my last trip to Disneyland (LOL uncontrollably).

  68. Rendak

    I somewhat feel that Caricature Artist is a bit of a jerk

  69. anthroguy101

    He is a dork, and being a dork is cool (but not as cool as being a nerd).

  70. PuDdY15

    word of advice… u seez a strange sign that sayz 2.99 dont go near it!! itz all liez!

    • PuDdY15

      $2.99

      • Argent Stonecutter

        It says $11.99.

        • Frank

          I thought it was 17.99

        • PuDdY15

          weh all tink differentleh buh yeah ur right it doez say 11.99….. but u should get mai point…….darn.
          ! sonic keeps rubbi’n off on meh!

          ai ment neva trust a sign dat says $2.99 cause if dat 1 of joey waz bad… imagine 1 even worse…. cause u know it will get worse if it cost less.when it doesn’t cost as much.

  71. xhunterko

    I wish gravatar let you choose which avatar to use for which site. Otherwise I’d use my new king one for this site. Maybe after ludum dare.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      You can use multiple avatars.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Just use multiple email addresses.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      What’s “ludum dare”? Lorem ipsem dolor sit amet?

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        Aww, I missed you, cute little aviator catapult ferret avatar.

      • Hypergenesis

        I think we’re missing one Argent. . .

        • Frank

          The fox? Or the 3D ferret?

          • Hypergenesis

            Derrrs a fox?

          • Argent Stonecutter

            I suffer from multiple body disorder.

          • Hypergenesis

            The whole lot’s here now ^^

            @Frank, I remembered the fox now. I forgot where it’s from exactly but I guess it turned black and white and now looks :|

          • Frank

            Yes, that’s the one. I was hoping you could tell me where it was from :(

          • PuDdY15

            whateva happened to aski’n argent hmmmmmm?

          • Argent Stonecutter

            This is not the fox you’re looking for.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Any fox you imagine you saw was due to a glitch in the matrix. Your brain must have been improperly reconfigured after that phase of processing – you weren’t supposed to remember anything. It was a fox pass.

          • PuDdY15

            hmmmm sounds suspicious…. wait what are we talki’n bout again?

          • Hypergenesis

            Try to stumble in France and you’ll know it.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            We were talking about faux paws.

        • Rendak

          Faux Paws you say?

    • RockstarRaccoon

      I don’t really care enough to use anything but my one… it’s just a comment wall…

    • ReCreate

      But that defeats the whole point of gravatar.

      It’s called Globally recognized avatar for a reason. :P

  72. Val Kilmer Batman

    Recently, as I perused past pages, I realized that many valiant and courageous commenters are no longer among us.

    Avatars and Screen-names, long forgotten, have been remembered once again.

    What has happened to these fair people, those who came before us, and taught us in the ways of the commenter, who led us with their eye for detail, and their ageless wisdom?

    Only a few remain.

    If any of them remain who have simply kept silent, I beg of you to once again grace us with your presence.

    For those who have left, or have forgotten, I ask a moment of silence.

    • Hypergenesis

      AAUUUUUGGGGAAAAAHHHH!!!

      Don’t worry, I’m good. . .

      . . .
      . . .
      . . .
      . . .

      . . .

    • PuDdY15

      maybeh the reason they left waz for a different web-comic that they could comment on.

      if dats de case den have a moment of silence for Rick in lossi’n some of hiz wonderfulz commentorz………………………………………………………………………………………

      • Hypergenesis

        Hopefully they’re not lost and just being lazy, but in the event that they are I wonder how many stages is that WC better than HP. . .

        Did I hear an “impossible”? Must be my imagination. . .

    • Mika

      HAI!!! *waves hands in air uncontrollably*

      oh…not me?

  73. e

    the picture says it all and a lot more.

  74. Valerio

    2nd panel Joey FTW

  75. sonic id furreh!!!

    u no wut ai just thought of dus joey do catnip? :l

    • Rendak

      Possibly, will research later

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      Probably not, I don’t think it would have any effect on him. But I don’t really know anything about the biology that would be going on there so maybe.

      Except that Joey doesn’t seem the type to do that kind of thing, at least to me.

      • Rendak

        Good point there, it is called catnip
        And right, he doesn’t seem like the type

    • Rendak

      Whoops wrong reply button

    • Hypergenesis

      He’ll probably trigger the underage alarm when he goes to the counter ;P

    • Rendak

      Quite a terrifying universe indeed

  76. yarrofox

    but… Star Wars is amazing! Especially 4, 5 and 6!

    • Rendak

      My below post was meant to be a reply

  77. Rendak

    Those are the original, of course they are good

  78. PuDdY15

    now always remember u are neva alonez wehn a caricaturist drawehs u poorehly cause……. u should noez dat tehrs at least 1 oter person dat sufferz de same moneh loss an low self a steam issues dat u get with poorleh drawn caricatures.

    • Rendak

      Moneh Loss indeed, That thing cost 12 bucks >.>
      And that Caricature artist did draw him poorly

    • Rendak

      Wait is saying that the caricaturist drew Joey poorly slightly Insulting Rick?

      • Hypergenesis

        Shouldn’t be because he was intentionally drew that way.

        Just like a professional chef intentionally overcooking.

        • Rendak

          Oh, well then
          I blame my over-analyzing mind

        • Rendak

          Thank you for explaining, otherwise i would’ve lost even more sleep -_-

  79. Oren Otter

    Superman once ran a story about a comic book artist who couldn’t find work because the fact that he was IN a supers universe made all of his comic books obsolete.

    I wonder if the Rick Griffin in this universe has been forced to work as a caricaturist in a theme park run by ferrets.