If I Had A Hammer

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  1. Slash the Kitsune

    Wha? No comments?

  2. Bino

    Oooh something IS wrong with peanut!

  3. lol party


    • Vlad the Cat

      poor Stripe, i think she’ll handle this problem aswell xd

  4. Zero159

    Yay Grape and Peanut!!!

    • Frank

      I agree. Nice to see what they’re doing behind the scenes

  5. Dissension

    Yes, Peanut, cameras look like that.

    • Frank

      Not since the 1970s they don’t!

      • Lupin the Vapour

        Yes they most certainly do! What, do you think they just up and destroyed all the old ones? XD

        • netherwolf

          They may not be destroyed,but they’r sertenly not used often ;x

          • Dissension

            The TV industry doesn’t dispose of anything, especially the cash-strapped public broadcasting agencies. That’s a topic for another location, though.

            Heh, “back on topic.”

          • The Moon Howler

            well these cameras are used in museum as an exhibit :)

      • Argent Stonecutter

        What? The camera icon on every application looks like that! Icons don’t lie!

  6. Oren Otter

    Not from me, Slash. I’m hiding because I’m still eating.
    …oh no!

  7. Kimba the White Lion

    … How’d I not realize that Stripe was supposed to be Grape… stupid me.

    • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

      but Stripe isn’t a cat.

      • Lupin the Vapour

        CURSES! I was ninja’d!

        • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent


        • Vlad the Cat

          Why ? Because grammer nazis are always faster in commenting xD

          • Foxstar

            Back on topic.

      • RegularBird

        Yeah she is -shot-

    • Lupin the Vapour

      She’s not. Grape is a cat and Stripe is (despite all appearances) not a cat. No relation whatsoever.

      • Mystic Wolf

        Ohhh. I thought that Peanut was to shy to say the Stripe is a cat because she is a catlover… Or am I right?

        With the comment that I’m replying now I think that Peanut is doing a sarcasm or something… :S

        • Mystic Wolf

          Sorry, “…to say *that…” “…because *he is a…”

        • Argent Stonecutter

          What? Peanut is the artist and Peanut totally says Stripe isn’t a cat! If you can’t trust what the artist says, who can you trust?

          • Mystic Wolf

            Hey! I only say the things I’m trying to connect!

            Is that a sarcasm?

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Yes, in fact you’re absolutely right. Probably.

  8. LegendaryHero

    Grape looks kinda funny with cheekfur.

    • Frank

      It’s winter! Everyone gets cheekfur

      • LegendaryHero

        Maybe it’s her muzzle length but Grape looks off.

        • RegularBird

          Maybe she still looks cute.

          • LegendaryHero

            Still as in still winter
            And not saying it’s bad at all, just different.

    • Vlad the Cat

      i think its cute

      • anon_omis

        Of course YOU do

        • Vlad the Cat

          why *I* do ?

          And lol look below :P

          • anon_omis

            You’re using Max as an avatar

          • Vlad the Cat

            oh… MAX thinks this too but for other reasons x3

    • netherwolf

      I think it’s adorable x3

  9. RegularBird

    Alt Text: “Peanut and Grape feature because lets face it, if these go on longer than a week you complain voraciously”

    • Vlad the Cat

      thanks for the alt x3

      So true, rick, yay grape and peanut !

    • Hera Ledro

      Sadly, I think this Alt is true. No, Spot & Stripe are not considered by the fandom to be major characters, and yes they do seem to be side stories, but they are side stories that are important to one or two of the most primary characters of Housepets! (the second possibly being Grape). While I like ‘main action’ as much as the next guy (though there is no single established plot for the whole of Housepets!, merely multiple main arcs), I don’t see any reason why we can’t take a break from it and just have fun with these characters.

      This does, of course, assume that Spot & Stripe are indeed side-characters; with arcs of their own, they may be considered to be main characters alongside King and Bino and some others.

      • Rayne

        Well there’s about 52 weeks inn a year
        the comic updates the times a week
        So 57×3= 162 comics a year
        Even then we have days where he can’t do it due to whatever reason.
        So whenever we have these comics I feel that my already pre-limited number of comics per year is being reduced.

        So in short “I want my years worth”

    • Tendo

      A week?

      I don’t comment about it of course, but every DAY I see another Spot comic I groan and just wait for the next comic. :P

  10. Tigergulp

    I LOLd

  11. Lupin the Vapour

    Your avy makes this comment EPIC!

  12. Lupin the Vapour

    By the way, does he want EVERYONE to stop eating ANYTHING? Does that mean we’ve all gotta become anorexic? D8

    • Frank

      *munches on a sandwich*
      wait, you really mean stop eating anything?

      • Devin Parker

        It’s the only way to be sure!

        • Critter Rhode

          But, but the Bacon! *sobs*

    • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent


    • Vlad the Cat

      haha, Spot (superdog) is just nervous, thats why he said it this way. This IS a real problem

  13. Vlad the Cat

    and the title of the strip… I think stripe’s saying that xD

    • The Moon Howler

      saying what?

      • Snowy

        “If i had a hammer”

    • Argent Stonecutter

      “If all you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail”.

      All Spot has is punching.

      • Vlad the Cat

        sooo every problem for him should be like a punch-bag ? xD

        • Trefoiler

          Every problem must resemble the tender cheek of EVIL ITSELF.

          Because he’s Spot.


  14. Russiarules1

    Now that’s a way to fight obesity! ZING!
    High Five! … no? Well, I think that’s a funny pun! >:V

    • Naylorfan90


    • Scientist

      …FIGHTING obesity. Never thought of it that way.
      Probably because I don’t have Spot’s (superdog) super intellect.

  15. gaboris

    Best PSA ever made. XD
    No idea why ppl have probs with these comics, it may not be so artsy, but it’s still fun. :)

  16. netherwolf

    So the concussion isn’t going to be exiting?

  17. That idiot

    Maybe Grape looks off because we don’t often see her with her ears back and her eyes narrowed in critisism. Just a thought. :P

    • Trefoiler

      I see that look on cats all the time…

      you think she may look ‘off’ due to an eerie moment of realism?


  18. IceKitsune

    lol still trying to solve it with punching. Also the Alt text is kind of true.

    • The Moon Howler

      it is SO true, but Rick is to blame himself for that, he’s the one that makes them so cute, we can’t stand a week without them :D

    • Snowy

      well Captain Falcon solves EVERYTHING by punching

      • Jennifer the Dark

        Best comment ever.

      • Rayne

        Caption falcon drives a space car and a cruiser
        you don’t know what your talking about
        go to game school

  19. anon_omis

    Rick is reacting to fan rage again

    • Frank

      And that’s bad?

    • Elwood Blutarsky

      YIkes. Is there anything we can do to help. Can we have the fans fixed so as to mellow them out?

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Sure. More King.

        • Trefoiler

          More King and Lucretia!

          Pretty please?

      • anon_omis

        More Peanut and Grape relationship development

        • Elwood Blutarsky

          I meant something to get us tamed on demands like that. This is Mr. Griffin’s comic and he’s more than welcome to write whatever he wants with it. Let’s be frank, he’s way more creative with his characters than we could ever be. Plus as said before the corgi isn’t any good for spoofing superheroes like Spot is. All of the characters have their place and I like seeing all of them get a chance to shine. If the comic was all King and Grapenut (which by the way doesn’t make sense with Max and Tarot in relationships with them already) it would get dull. I love how Rick has a varied cast and uses them all.

  20. BlueAnubis

    Hooray for the fetal position!

    Yah, I have a new second-favorite-facepalm now.

    At times it seems Peanut has no control over his characters, they just seem to write themselves. Then again, I have the same problem when I write. ;3

    • Elwood Blutarsky

      Whatever works.

    • The Moon Howler

      id you are loosing control over your characters, try this *tosses the Erasergun to BlueAnubis* and don’t blame me if you don’t use it right…

    • FreakazoidVocaloid

      Letting your characters write themselves isn’t a bad thing! I do that as well, and I’ve heard a number of people say the same. Set up the characters and a setting, then let them do the hard part; as a writer, all you’d have to do is write down what happens. Sometimes they’ll encounter situations where they have to make a tough choice. You know full well where it’s going, and it’s not going in any direction you want it to. As a writer, you want to change it. You want her to put down the bottle and not drink the poison because that’s what you, as a person, would do. But that choice is for them to make, not you. It may sound like a weird way of writing, and it is, but a story really feels alive when the characters act for themselves rather than follow a script, don’t you think?

      • Pogiforce

        I’m sorry but that was just really durn creepy.

        • Naylorfan90

          Stephen King writes this way! *flails arms dramatically*

          …so, yeah, kinda creepy. X3

      • darkgloomie

        preach it, sistah! (or brotha, I dunno)

        srsly, though, it’s a fun way to write. My characters usually end up a rambling mess, but when I go look over the story it’s fun to see their train wrecks of a dialogue

        • FreakazoidVocaloid

          I’m a sistah, but I’m such a tomboy gender doesn’t matter to me anymore xD
          ANYWAYS. That’s what ends up happening to me as well. I look back on it and I’m like “…when did this happen?” No lie, most of my stuff ends up more like weird fanfictions than anything worth publishing xD

          • darkgloomie

            … seeing how a lot of weird fanfiction ends up published (*coughTWILIGHT*cough*) you shouldn’t put yourself down.

            *sigh* it’s been too long since I wrote a fanfic. I must finish something…

  21. tanglestalker909

    Hmph! Why can’t we have PSA’s as effective as those?

    • Frank

      Two words: verisimilitude


    • Elwood Blutarsky

      This is your brain…and this is your brain after I punch it. Any questions?

  22. Kid

    It kinda looks like the style changed a bit

  23. The Moon Howler

    I am (almost) completely sure that Grape is actually doing the same as Stripe, when she saw the last panel, or maybe the opposite?

    • Snowy

      Maybe…….Just may bee…

  24. Clairvoyant Legacy

    Sounds legit.

  25. huntersunday

    i love spots blank stare in the panels i laughed so hard at the face palm to

  26. silverfang16

    Spot’s arm might get tired…..

  27. tagat

    Facial expressions are improving :) Good job!

    • FuRrY321

      The last three panels crack me up.

  28. Hera Ledro

    A very interesting comment on the emo interpretation of complex heroism, and Grape raises a valid point that other people have been raising for years: a hero doesn’t just give up, they work at it! The best ones are those that don’t need those motivational speeches, but that’s become a staple in heroic portrayal.

    Awesome comic so far, can’t wait the see the exciting conclusion.

  29. Argent Stonecutter

    Stripe facepalmed so hard it made her ears grow longer!

  30. Argent Stonecutter

    Also, “voraciously”? You’re afraid we’re going to devour you?

    • Hera Ledro

      No, he’s afraid our complaints are going to devour him, a fair fear considering how ravenous the Fan Du- I mean, fandom can be.

      • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

        but then Spot will punch our complaints, so at least he’s got some security.

  31. Jennifer the Dark

    Can I do the punching?

    • Naylorfan90

      Yes you can. Also, I love your pic. :3

      • Jennifer the Dark

        Thx, you know what it’s from?

        • Dissension

          Something very much not on topic.

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent


          • Dissension

            Don’t do that.

    • Trefoiler

      I believe Spot may be accepting donations of new or gently used fists at this time.

      Please. Think of the orphans!

  32. WingedWolfGirl

    Panel 8:
    No Spot! You’re supposed to say as if you were higered by some major health organization.
    Try again.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      This is your everything.

      This is your everything on candy.




      Any questions?

  33. JediMB

    I don’t complain about Spot comics because I don’t read them. >_>

  34. GameCobra

    I think this is probably one of the best approaches to take for any future spot comics. One of the most enjoyable reasons i find about the Spot comics is that we’re getting into the imagination of Peanut here. Although that’s not to say we should have Peanut and Grape in every Spot related arc, i think even Rick notices that a week without the main cast is pretty much torture for the readers @_@

    • Rick Griffin

      That’s true; perhaps in the future I ought to have at least one or two panels of Peanut and Grape along with

      • Dissension

        That would detract from Spot the Superdog comics, though. Why would you do that? *peers*

      • Foxstar

        No pandering to the fans. Bad furret.

        • GameCobra

          Hey, Rick can listen to his fans at times. You guys are just afraid of losing your budget! :D

      • darkgloomie

        along with who/what?


        (haha not really, but I’m curious)

  35. NexusWulf

    Maaaybe somethings wrong … just a hunch

  36. farmman1812

    I actually was eating when i read this.
    so i stopped.
    i didn’t want to get punched.

  37. Argent Stonecutter


    • darkgloomie

      She isn’t walking like Charlie Chaplin yet, though. Dunno if that’s good or bad.

  38. FerreTrip

    Well, this is an interesting flaw in Spot: Despite his super-intelligence, he can’t figure his way out of these kinds of situations easily.

    • darkgloomie

      And that’s why Reed Richard is deemed useless. With all his super-brain and stuff, the writer just can’t think of a creative solution using the character’s intelligence.

      End line: make your superhero stupid.

    • The Moon Howler

      Maybe there is a hidden Orphanite somewhere near Spot (superdog) …

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  40. nukedude51

    *looks at potatoe chips and looks back at comic*……It’s so tempting!!!

    • Scientist

      I’ll take a potato chip… *huff huff* …and GET PUNCH’D!

      …sorry, I just HAD to say it.

  41. the1truesushiboy

    And so everybody either starved to death or died from super punches.

  42. Shady Kitsune

    Stripe sure is NOT an anologue for Grape in Peanut’s comic. >.>

    • The Moon Howler

      well Stripe is , despite the appearance, not a cat, unlike Grape

      • Trefoiler

        Who despite all appearances is a girl BAM

  43. revolution25

    Face Palm

  44. moosemouse

    … Is it weird if that last panel reminds me of Arnold Schwarzenegger?

    • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

      I can just imagine Spot doing an Arnold impression while saying that line.

  45. Maxmice

    Punching can be used to solve all problems. No exceptions.

  46. Cruzor

    Well…So far as the Spot comic is concerned…I will consider it as a condition that I have recently coined as the “Neo-Spiderman Syndrome” …where in there is an increasing amount of brooding being done by the Super Heroes….Though I do not know if Super Heroines suffer from this condition as well…However, I believe that modern screenwriters and maybe even comicbook writers have added this notion “Helplessly-Humanity” to the storylines as to say to view/readers that there are even times when Super Heroes/Heroines feel helpless and human….Though the characters (modern character incarnations) always either pep-talk themselves through the problem or have a friend fluff-up their egoes just in the nick-of-time….

  47. Cruzor


  48. Hoheh

    Called it. Problem so can be punched. Sorta.

  49. Alechsa

    Join us for next week’s exciting conclusion: Wherein the entire population goes to the hospital for Anorexia @_@


  50. Hopper200456

    Hey, Look. Spot has a tail.

  51. Scientist

    I love their faces in the 4th panel.

  52. Hermit

    Its a first comment of mine on this site, so i’m only going to say… THIS IS THE BEST WEBCOMIC MADE BY ANYONE, ANYWHEN, EVER!!!. I just love what is going on here. Oh and i ship GrapeNut. :3



  53. CalaverX11

    This is a complaint that there has been too much Grape and Peanut in the last three comics.

  54. Zekermeme

    I just realized that The Adventures of Spot (Superdog) has way fewer editor’s notes than the average comicbook.

  55. Flintfang

    Has anyone else noticed that Peanut’s ear is messed up in the first panel?

  56. chefcheiro

    are you mentioning that yourself also having a problem rick?

  57. Trefoiler

    No– see, you guys have it all wrong! Spot (the Superdog)’s super intelligence is not disproven by his inability to find a solution that does not involve punching. Rather, it is actually proven by his ability to simplify and compress even the most complex problem into a punchable form! True genius!!

    Also, love the in-comic creative commentary. It’s like a really good pre-packaged stack of deli meat, and all of us are still out here trying to slice it as thin as you do. Delicious.

    … I mean Bravo. Bravo!

  58. Dogs Rule27

    Dude. How can there POSSIBLY be too much Grape and Peanut in the last three strips, they’ve only been in this one so far!?!?