In Such A Mess

Hey guys, guess what’s been in production since the last update

I do not have a date set for the release yet, but it should not be more than a few weeks; tentatively publishing through Ka-Blam so long as their quality is decent.

Discussion (299) ¬

  1. Dissension

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  2. rallyjr

    your in the army now

    • rtlstien

      I love how they’re going all out with rations and camouflage paint. I sometimes forget that they’re all really kids at heart.

      • Lelouch Vi Brittania

        I thought they were teenagers

        • Sg.t $pike

          thats what I thought

      • huntersunday

        yeah I like how they still have that kids innocents

  3. Lelouch Vi Brittania

    (To Orochimaru) “A snake that crawled on the earth dreamed of soaring through the sky, knowing full well it was impossible. Still, in vain hope, it kept its eye on a baby bird that it nurtured in its own nest. Little realising, that the snake is prey because that bird is a hawk ready to take to the sky.”

    • rallyjr

      thats deep

      • Lelouch Vi Brittania

        It’s a quote from naruto sasuke said it

        • rallyjr

          o i know but it is still deep

          • Lelouch Vi Brittania

            Any anime quote can be very deep

      • Lelouch Vi Brittania

        Here’s one from pain
        (To Naruto) “We are but men, drawn to act in the name of revenge we deem to be justice. But when we call our vengeance justice, it only breeds more revenge… forging the first link in the chains of hatred.”
        (To Naruto) “Out of love, sacrifice is born… Hate is born… and we are able to know pain!”

        • rallyjr

          yep anime has its very deep moments

          • Lelouch Vi Brittania

            Naruto is proabably way more deep than bleach

          • 78uh

            It got pretty deep until Shipuuden IMO

        • Lelouch Vi Brittania

          And finally a famous quote from rukia kuchki
          “We must not shed tears. That is the defeat of the body by the heart. Because, for us, this thing called ‘the heart’ can become nothing less than proof that one’s existence is superfluous.”[249]

          • Dissension

            I’m curious about the relevance to the comic of these quotes? If you want to talk about anime, you should check out the forums…

          • Lelouch Vi Brittania

            (; ̄ェ ̄)sorry got a bit carried away with the quotes

          • Lelouch Vi Brittania

            Anywho back to the topic of the comic

          • Lelouch Vi Brittania

            Wait a minute they don’t even know how the war started

          • malinik

            hmm interesting

          • rallyjr

            It is also a bit my fault for encouraging him , i think, so i am also sorry

          • LordWorpeltinger

            I think the Pain one is relevant to this. but that is just me

    • Foxstar

      Enough with the anime quotes already.

      • Lelouch Vi Brittania

        We got it already jeez

        • Dissension

          Dude, not cool. Foxstar is also a mod here. Please maintain an element of civility.

          By all means, have fun commenting. We ask only that you follow the rules and take any irrelevant discussions to the boards. They have threads for just about everything there, and if they don’t have one for what you want, you can make one!

          • Lelouch Vi Brittania

            I apoligize for my rudeness

          • Lelouch Vi Brittania

            Now I feel bad ( ̄^ ̄)

          • deathcloak

            i can see how the quotes fit to this strip, war always have some kind of poems and also it relates to how no one knows why the war started by probably saying you dont need a reason to start a war

          • Lelouch Vi Brittania

            See buddy over here gets it

          • Anonguy

            How is “We got it already jeez” in anyway insulting someone? Foxstar should have realized Lelouch was warned 2 HOURS before he commented. I swear, this comment board is becoming so nazi like, its disgusting. If a comment violates anything, then delete it. Not that hard dude, not at all. Good day sir.

      • Frank

        Am I missing something here? What makes anime quotes so much less acceptable than any other quotes?

        • Ezhno Pallaton


        • Lelouch Vi Brittania

          I think they want the quotes to be relevant to the comic (actually the pain quote was)

        • Lupus

          Anime quotes are usually meaningless tripe, and they’re only really used when some annoying weeaboo wants to sound ‘deep’ and clever, when they’re actually just excruciating and stupid.

          • Lelouch Vi Brittania

            And that is true

          • Lelouch Vi Brittania

            Can we just drop the subject altogether

          • Lelouch Vi Brittania

            Hey what’s a weeaboo

          • Blaze

            ^^ This

          • Dissension

            It’s not something related to the comic, so it shouldn’t really be discussed here. Why not check out the forums?

        • GameCobra

          It’s just that they are getting carried away with the quotes, really. Anime or not, i think everybody quoting war quotes gets redundant at some point.

          • Lelouch Vi Brittania

            Look I already apologized so can we please stop talking about me posting so many quotes

          • Lelouch Vi Brittania

            God this is worser than fourth of July parties at my home

          • Lelouch Vi Brittania

            And they always end badly

          • Lelouch Vi Brittania

            I’ve learned my lesson

          • Lelouch Vi Brittania

            I promise

          • Lelouch Vi Brittania

            I’ve learned a lesson today
            Do ya know what it is

          • lelouch vi brittania

            I learned a valuable lesson these past 2 days

          • Lelouch vi brittania

            sorry there is something wrong with this stupid thing

  4. rtlstien

    Oh boy, a war where no ones knows why they’re fighting

    BTW I love the book cover.

    • Lelouch Vi Brittania

      Just like in real life

      • kurowolfe

        Aren’t most wars tend to be that way?
        That’s why I hate real wars: pointless deaths for the sake of some guy’s dream that gets obscured along the way.
        In-game wars are OK though, kept as a fantasy

        • Lelouch Vi Brittania

          War is born of the ignorance of humans

          • Lelouch Vi Brittania

            See someone gets it

        • Lelouch Vi Brittania

          “We’re both of the same breed, after all … motives for war are of no concern. Religion, ideology, resources, land, grudges, love, or just because… No matter how pathetic the reason, it’s enough to start a war.”

          • Lelouch Vi Brittania

            Sheds a tear of sadness

          • Ezhno Pallaton

            The #1 Cause of war: Idiocy

          • Shifty

            “If a man wants peace he must prepare for war.”

        • Bamith

          “War! That mad game the world so loves to play.” ~Jonathan Swift
          Definition of insanity, expecting different results when doing something over and over… I suppose war falls under the catergory of insanity then?

    • 78uh

      I’m Just waiting for tarot to come out of nowhere with levitating water balloons and just shoot it everywhere.

  5. Lelouch Vi Brittania

    San now it truly begins

  6. Lelouch Vi Brittania

    Wow I just noticed it and love the idea

  7. SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

    Is it just me, or does the third cat back in line in panel 1 look a bit like Res?

    • Daggy


    • kurowolfe

      Maybe, but not quite. Res’s underbelly is also striped, if I recall correctly, and the collar is light brownish.

    • netherwolf

      it does have some resembles, so does the 4th cat in the line that looks like Sabrina

    • Frank

      Too tall and skinny. Also, too much cheek fur

    • Argent Stonecutter

      It looks like it’s a longhair, and res is a shorthair.

  8. xhunterko

    Sweeeeeeeet! Also, just so long as they don’t tell the tale a hundred times.
    (cookies if you guess where that ref is from.)

  9. LegendaryHero

    Looking at panel 1, I can’t unsee Zack as a deformed cat.

    And yesssss, book

    • kurowolfe

      You know, I’ve only noticed that Zach’s shorter than the cats.
      Has it always been like that?

      • huntersunday

        yeah if you look most of the time his ears are up to their heads not his face

  10. AuvaAkita

    As always, very nice, and………I So Want That Book!!!!!

    Sneak peek pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty PLEEEEEZE!!!!

    • xhunterko

      psst, read the archives

      • AuvaAkita

        The whole comic is becoming a book!?…….YES!!! Now i don’t have to print out massive amounts of paper and use tons of ink!! :-D

        • MultaniRaynz

          yep,that be Ricks’ job now!………. although we still have to pay for everything(PLUS shipping i might add)…. but this way if something goes wrong we can always blame someone else

          • tbird000666


        • Frank

          I think it’s just the first year or two

          • AuvaAkita

            I hope he does the entire comic

    • Rick Griffin

      That IS the sneak peek; there’s only a few bits of bonus art in it

      • LegendaryHero

        Of which include works that will make shippers’ dreams come true

        • Foxstar

          What makes you think that?

          • MultaniRaynz

            uh….. a lucky guess?….. pleasant delusions?….. perhaps fan fantasy’s?

      • deathcloak

        i’m confused about the book so what will it have in it? all of your strip just the first year or two or will it have different content?
        (either way i want it, i love housepets)

      • Grim-one

        I wonder if there will ever be a housepets show… that would be sweet:)

        • AuvaAkita

          That would be EPIC!!!

  11. Roadrunner

    WoW! Nice book cover!

    • huntersunday

      agree new book for the win

  12. GameCobra

    Can’t wait to buy your book, Rick. i really wanna show it to my family and friends.

  13. Lelouch Vi Brittania

    This seems more about the book than the comic itself
    ☆*:.。. o(≧▽≦)o .。.:*☆

  14. TheLaw

    First of all WOOT war tales are being told! Secondly WOOT Housepets it tenetively being published. Have to say Rick this comic has come a long way since I began reading.

    • Lelouch Vi Brittania

      Can wait to see on bookshelves
      (or store wracks)

  15. Exulen

    does this mean the first sets of comics will be colored?

    • Rick Griffin


    • TheLaw

      I doubt it. The black and whiteness of the old comics would in a sense be ruined by coloring them because having them is showing change and improvement in Rick’s art style over the course of the comic. Also I don’t know if this happens to you but I get a sense of nostalgia when I read the old comics. But to answer your question: No I do not think that the old comics would be colored.

      • kurowolfe

        I definitely agree with that. I like the old comics as they are in black and white, colouring them would just spoil the authenticity.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      No, he’s going to redraw them all in the new style first! Honest! Would I lie to you?

      • Magnalicous

        Yes. Yes you would.

  16. Daggy

    I wish to hear the tale!

    Yay for a book!

    • Yehoshua

      Ah yes, that is quite a tale to be told… What? I’m not gonna tell it.

      • Thropian

        Well it all started a few days ago… then there is this section where we were fighting. And vuala your caught up!

        • Yehoshua

          You forgot the great cake eating contest of 4:52.

  17. Draven

    yay, housepets book, can’t wait to be able to read without internets, yay

  18. Elwood Blutarsky

    Look, Zach’s drinking V8 Splash.

  19. zeroslash

    The cover art is awesome. I love the look on Peanut’s face.

  20. Fuzzypaws

    Fuzzah! Nice to see you moving forward on this. :)

  21. Lelouch Vi Brittania

    Hey what’s that yellow thing in maxwell’s bell

    • Lelouch Vi Brittania

      I forget what it’s called

      • Lelouch Vi Brittania

        Will someone tell me

        • Lelouch Vi Brittania

          So I’m being ignored 。・°°・(>_<)・°°・。

          • Koran

            It’s probably that metal ball thing that makes a bell “ring”, obviously max couldn’t reach it and thus, couldn’t paint like the rest of his collar.

            That’s just a guess, I don’t know if that thing has a actual name to it. Also, I doubt anyone ignores you, they were probably fast asleep considering you posted at 12:34 am…

          • Lelouch Vi Brittania

            Well I understand now

          • Koran

            oh darn, someone beat me to it. Sorry, I should of read all the other comments first *facepalms self*

          • Lelouch Vi Brittania

            ♪───O(≧∇≦)O────♪ thanks anyway

    • Vladimir Zharkov

      It’s probably the thing that makes it ring.

      • Lelouch Vi Brittania

        Finally a answer.THANK YOU SOO MUCH !

        • Lelouch Vi Brittania

          Wait … That didnt answer anything

          • Foxstar

            It’s the clasp, the small metal attachment that makes it ring.

          • Lelouch Vi Brittania

            I thank you soo much I’ve been wondering for soo long it was really irritating me

          • Legion

            But Max’s bell doesn’t ring, so it cant be that

    • Argent Stonecutter

      The clapper (for all you people trying to remember what it’s called).

      • Argent Stonecutter

        But since Max’s bell doesn’t ring, it probably doesn’t have a clapper, so that’s more likely just the unpainted inside of the bell seen through the hole.

        • Frank

          Or it could just be stuck? Maybe some glue fell into the bell at some point in the past?

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            I think it’s the inside. why would the clapper be visible from the top hole?

          • Argent Stonecutter

            “What are you doing with that tube of glue?”
            “Making it accidentally stick the clapper to my bell!”
            “Yes! On accident!”

            That’s logical, except in frame 3 it’s at the bottom.

  22. lightwolf21

    >_> Is there a limit as to how many books we can order…and can we pre-order them?

  23. IceKitsune

    I like the look on the other cats faces there like “what in the world is a rabbit doing here?” its cute. Yay! the first book is coming out soon! I’m gonna buy it as soon as I can!

  24. Alphonse

    It will fit in nicely with the rest of the shrine.

    • Lelouch Vi Brittania

      You have a shrine to the entire comic
      ( that’s pretty cool)

      • Draven

        I have individual shrines to about five different comics, and on a completely unrelated topic, no girlfriend

  25. nate2prodigy

    That’s a good name but I don’t think my parents would let me get it unless I tell them about housepets.

  26. Valerio

    i think I’m gonna weep with joy…

    • Lelouch Vi Brittania

      We must spread the good word (^O^☆♪

      • Lelouch Vi Brittania

        Uses mangekyo sharingan to control people to buy books

        • netherwolf

          hah..why don’t you use renegan and byakugan while you’re ad it xD

          • Lelouch Vi Brittania

            Byakugan wouldn’t work

          • Lelouch Vi Brittania

            Not sure about rinnegan

        • Lelouch Vi Brittania

          I just had an Idea that sounds better
          Uses geass to control instead of sharingan

          • megaman64

            I was wondering when you would do that.

          • Lelouch Vi Brittania

            Okay i forgot about geass … actually I don’t know why I said sharingan in first place it’s from a different anime

  27. kurowolfe

    Am I the only one who got distracted by the book cover before actually reading the comic on top?
    Very nice cover, and the title says it all! Me totally wants it!

    Rick, if you’re really selling the book later, would you accept Paypal, and would there be any delivery service to the opposite end of the world XD?

    • Rick Griffin

      If I go through Ka-Blam, they have a storefront that handles that. It really does depend on what their shipping times are though; if it turns out to be too long I’d probably go with someone else

      • kurowolfe

        Well, as long as it’s possible to get it sent to my country, Malaysia, I’m all good!

      • Alphonse

        Must be a pretty fat “if”.

      • Valerio

        ok, silly question here: why won’t you go with Amazon?

        • Rick Griffin

          I am not sure! I had not considered it. I’ll set up something with CreateSpace and see if that gets me a better deal.

          • GameCobra

            Never thought about Amazon, but that is a good place for online marketing and delivery. I seen some books on there as well, so i would also encourage trying it.

          • Valerio

            as a longtime customer, I have found myself always satisfied, and their refunding policy is also a nice deal. and, internationally speaking, they do a great job!

  28. Grip

    Is it wrong that I’m up at about one in the morning reading this? Because if it is, I don’t want to be right. This sort of reminds me of the doctor who episode the doctors daughter. The humans are at war with the hath, and used a progenation machine to create children as warriors, that come out all grown up. They fight for like twelve generations in one week. Neither side even remembers what they are even fighting about.

    • Lelouch Vi Brittania

      It’s a crazy world out there

      • Lelouch Vi Brittania

        The sad reality is that it gets much worse

    • malinik

      that reminds me of the spartan 2 project from halo, when the u.n.s.c adopted children around the teen years to make there spartans and around 252? i forgot but they started doping up the kids on drugs that altered there bodies and eventually became super soldiers. srry i like scifi and fantacy LOVE HOUSEPETS! x3

      • Frank

        Scary thing is, that’s taken from History. But we’re getting off-topic

      • Grip

        Yeah, Housepets has officially been added to my list of webcomics that I will follow, along with VG Cats and Control-Alt-Delete.

        • malinik

          i like your taste for web comics i usually wait for vg cats but i havent been there for a while

    • Draven

      I always stay up till 1 so I can read housepets, so your not the only one who is wrong.

  29. Lelouch Vi Brittania

    Does anyone ever pay close attention to the details of the characters

    • malinik

      yes for perhaps say i read the cast on the screen if you look there is some really useful info to know about characters for perhaps say that “peanut is an exeptionaly fast reader” or “tarot and spirit dragon are two different entities” both living together in one body OR babylon gardens is basically a big game of D&D
      just with the great kitsune,spirit dragon… and pete. not trying to bag on you but i LOVE housepets and like the twist with the spirits and such srry for wasting your time for reading this i can rant on for hours without anybody telling me :/

      • Lelouch Vi Brittania

        Its okay \(^o^)/

      • Magnalicous

        You wasted more of my time typing sorry for wasting my time… and im wasting my time telling you im wasting my time :p

  30. leaffly

    Hahaha Max. No wonder Grape loves you so.

    • Grim-one

      wait, why does she love him so??:/

  31. Russiarules1

    Will the audience discover how did the war began? Yeah, I guess.
    Gee, I want to see some… er, wet combat? Uh, you guys know what I mean, shut up.

    Potatoes have been so popular in wars… just sayin’

    • Lelouch Vi Brittania

      What does that even mean

      • Russiarules1

        The potato thing, you mean?

        • Lelouch Vi Brittania


          • Koran

            I think he means potatoes as a ration food item. When you think about it, a lot of tasty meals can be made from potato – mash potato, jacket potato, roast potato, chips…

            Did I mention that they’re also healthy? (btw, my favs from above are all except jacket potato, the jacket part just isn’t to my tastes)

          • Lelouch Vi Brittania

            Yet again thanks

          • Blaze

            Nuu!!! Potatoes are a source of 1.2V of power capable of powering all Aperture Science Artificial Intelligence’s

          • Lelouch Vi Brittania

            Okay then O.O;

        • Russiarules1

          Also, what I meant is that potatoes are kinda popular between wars, because, no matter how screwed up is the land, you can still plant them and grow them, well not always, I think.

  32. M4573R H4X0R

    Where do you buy Bulgarian Miak?

    • Lelouch Vi Brittania

      What’s that (T ^ T)

    • Aurioch

      Authentic Bulgarian Miak? It’s been a while since I’ve seen an Ernest reference. ^_^

      • Lelouch Vi Brittania

        Really what is it

        • Chaoder

          Google it.

          • Lelouch Vi Brittania


  33. Elwood Blutarsky

    City Cibble, for those of the feline persuasion who still like commercials with Sasha in them

    • Elwood Blutarsky

      Citty Cibble, stupid iPad spell check

      • Lelouch Vi Brittania

        It’s even harder with this stupid iPod

        • Draven


      • Rick Griffin

        I have a Droid 2 and I basically just disabled autocorrect. I know what I’m spelling most of the time, stupid phone!

  34. Nikola

    I wonder if this arc will be entirely following zach and his diary, or if we’ll get to see some behind the scenes action from the dog side. I’m sure bino has already been overthrown as war commander.

    • malinik

      exactly i like your style of thinking

  35. YuMin28

    Yay ! Comic book ~

  36. Levi

    war…war never changes…

    Also totally going to buy the book regardless, but what kind of bonus stuff do you think will be included.

    • Lelouch Vi Brittania

      Character art and side comics

      • Lelouch Vi Brittania

        Yeah sounds about right

  37. netherwolf

    i hope they tell the story in the next arc, and cover Zach in war paint like Max x3

  38. Profesor Rod

    Oh boy! I’ll start saving :D

  39. sveiv

    What Zach should have said: I’m all ears…
    Anyways it’s good to have zach back (in my back sack).
    Uh, let’s get some more water balloons to repel these dry jokes. :P

    • malinik

      HA! thats funny

    • Magnalicous

      I don’t know whether you applaud you sviev, or facepalm.

      • sveiv

        I see your point Magnalicous. I’ll try again.

        I’m happy to see Zach again and that housepets book looks awesome :)

  40. malinik

    i love the idea/production of the first housepes book i cant wait to get a copy of it

  41. malinik

    hm new gravitar housepets rules!!

  42. malinik


  43. Renkun

    Yeah thats is realy great but it’s so bad that i can’t not buying in germany i hope i can it buying over the web or anthing (sry for my bad english i’m a german but rick i love your web comic^^)

    • dragonbreath007

      Hey I’m from germany too,
      I love this comic too aaaaaaand
      I want to buy that book too.

      • tbird000666

        wow your from germany!!

  44. WingedWolfGirl

    “How long has this war gone on for?”
    “Longer than anyone can remember. Countless generations marked only by the dead.”

    anyway, Yay! the HP comic book is coming out!!!

  45. quarkyquercus

    Ya’know, this reminds me of the time I set up a snowball war in my entire village with all the children of our age group. Eventually, groups separated and it became a battle royale after a week.

  46. Argent Stonecutter

    Why is Grape’s towel not falling off?

    • TheLaw

      I think that because of their fur there is extra friction to hold the towel up. But really I have noticed this often in real life. Why dosent the towel fall down?

      • Frank

        The towel is folded over on itself, acting like a giant knot. But that begs the question, how do knots hold, in total defiance of gravity? Tension? Friction? Both? Neither?

        • Argent Stonecutter

          It doesn’t look like it’s folded on itself.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            OK, maybe, I’ll give it the benefit of the doubt. Or else it’s toon physics.

          • Legion

            That would be the gods of all various faiths holding the towel up, because if it fell, Grape would unleash a rage so destructive that even the greater beings like Spirit Dragon and Pete would be powerless to stop her

  47. lul


    • Frank

      Well, to beat the heat we’ve got Apple & Carrot Juice and Bulgarian Miak. Which one will you be having?

      • Lelouch Vi Brittania

        I would prefer carrot juice

        • Lelouch Vi Brittania

          Haha I only kidding with ya

    • ReCreate

      I wonder who this lul guy is. lol

      • Lelouch Vi Brittania

        Who ya talkin about friend

  48. Naylorfan90

    Ernest reference oh my gosh I love you!

  49. lChronosl

    Wow, that cover is awesome XD

  50. Dragongal

    It looks like grape is a vampire, lol. Does she always look like that?

    • Frank

      Yes. It’s called the Cute Little Kitty Fang syndrome

      • Grim-one


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        • Argent Stonecutter

          Why would anyone want to eliminate CLKF?

          • Draven

            i was just waiting to do something like this since the last one-off, I’m really a fan of CLKFS

  51. Frank

    Yay! Mr. Bigglesworth!

    • dragonbreath007

      Hmmm, which one of the Bigglesworth’s is it? XD

  52. toboe

    Miak?? I thought you couldn’t find any this time of year…

    • Draven

      i just cant remember which Earnest movie thats a reference, i wanna say earnest scared stupid, but i just dont know

  53. IronCrux

    There. In the background of the last three panels. Secretly, Zach’s troupe of Spec Ops elite forces infiltrate and populate the Feline (and Tiger) forces. Soon, they strike.

  54. Draco_2k


    • Lelouch Vi Brittania

      Kicks person doen giant hole

  55. Argent Stonecutter

    How about an eBook version so we can read it online! Wait…

    • dragonbreath007

      That was a good one! XD

    • Rick Griffin

      You’d be surprised

      • Argent Stonecutter

        I’m often surprised!

        Serious question: what are you going to do about printing the Spot McCloud sections?

        • Rick Griffin

          I’ll think of something

          • gaboris


            Fold out pages! :D

            It’s a way of doing it… >_>”

    • gaboris

      I’m kinda ashamed, but it took me about 10 seconds to get it. XD
      Still good one.

      • Dragongal

        it took a few minutes to get that. nice one Argent Stoncutter !

        • Blaze


  56. gaboris

    How many times did I wait to see someone say that line? Thx alot I had a laugh. XD
    Yaaay for the book, but a) I doubt we’d get it in hungary. b) I’m not too much of a buyer. But still yaaay nice job Rick. :D

  57. Renkun

    Rick i have a silly question for you why stand by the tags from first book the name : “Mr. Bigglesworth” grape is a girl so why not Mrs Bigglesworth?

    • dragonbreath007

      Grape Juice has nothing to do with the Bigglesworth’s.
      The tags belong to the comic strip.

      • dragonbreath007

        Grape Juice alias Princess Periwinkle!
        That’s “periwinkle”

        • tbird000666

          I <3 Grape

      • Foxstar

        Her name is Grape Jelly, not Grape Juice.

        • Argent Stonecutter

          Grape Jelly Sandwich, to be precise.

          • dragonbreath007


        • Lenn

          Although, Grape Juice is cute in a non-cannon sort of way.

    • Draven

      The Bigglesworths are all Mr.Bigglesworth because their mom can’t tell them appeart.

      • Vladimir Zharkov

        To be fair, they ARE hard to tell apart. :S

  58. Grip

    Unlike so many of the webcomics that I enjoy reading, Housepets does not require the use of vulgar language in order to be funny. In fact, the one thing that I have seen in this comic that could be called even somewhat dirty was one of the earlier strips.

    • Legion

      I am quite certain that the whole barn cats incident was much dirtier than the drawing ever was

  59. s.jt slaughter


  60. Sg.t $pike

    noooo zachary why why did you join the cats

  61. Sg.t $pike

    on the cover of the book peanut looks like he has been working out he looks solid as

    • malinik

      well just think peanut is a guy and must grow up sometime in his life when a guy grows up they kinda get a lot more muscular and i can say the same for grape they are both basically near teen/child still i mean they grow i thinking it is age progression thats making you think that im not saying that you are wrong and im right its your titled opinion, thats what im saying…age progression

      • Sg.t $pike

        thank you

  62. Magnalicous

    You know.. now that i think about it. I wonder if we will get awesome Bino Vs Tiger hijinks where they prank each other Via Spy vs Spy

  63. Magnalicous

    You know.. now that i think about it. I wonder if we will get awesome Bino Vs Tiger hijinks where they prank each other Via Spy vs Spy

  64. Magnalicous

    Remember this comic is PG please keep future comments that way

  65. Hoheh

    Well-played, Max. Very well.

    • Blaze

      All i could think of was “Well played, Mr. Bond… Well played…”

      Can’t wait to see the special-ops guys…

      …or… the… water bombers?

  66. Rendak

    Hey! I’ve seen that picture on the cover before! =D

  67. ReCreate

    Cool to see this progressing, I remember when rick posted the sketches on the forums for people to vote for their favorites. :D

  68. Souji

    The up-coming formation of the Good ol’ Cats Club.

  69. Lance

    haha, awesome punchline. XD

    oooo~ book~! I’m totally pumped for it. =D

  70. GameCobra

    Wonder if Max leads the cats? Would be funny seeing Grape as second in command… or if she’s actually leading the cats. =D

    Or if Max somehow gets ‘hurt in the line of duty’ and Grape takes command @_@

  71. FerreTrip

    Poor Zach…I hope he got something suitable to eat.

    …Okay, Max? That paint IS non-toxic, right? Otherwise you KNOW you’re gonna have to take a bath…

    Man, I am SO totally gonna buy the book, Rick! …As soon as I have money to buy it with!

  72. Pea

    “SQQQK”? What is this, Dick Tracy?

    • Rick Griffin

      Unlike Dick Tracy, I thought it was a reasonable approximation of the sound in this case

  73. Bob

    It started with Bino throwing a water balloon at Tiger and shouting “Hey Kitty, think fast!”

  74. Lax

    Why, yes, our dairy products do come from magical milk trees :P

  75. JokkePokke

    Can’t wait to see who will win!

    Probably the dogs, since they don’t go koko-nuts when they get wey

  76. microbuss

    hehe awesome I’d buy one of your books

  77. spiritkitsune

    I just love the cover of your book! :-D

  78. Prodigious9

    XD I like how the kitty even has his bell customized to Army-like colors.

  79. Pea

    I just got the joke in the title…
    That’s kind of sad

    • Pea

      Italics much

  80. inaki

    Yes I know the server is a little slow tonight. Everyone is getting back from AC and hitting the server at once! New super awesome server is in progress! :D

  81. anon_omis

    war. War never changes

    I just wanted to put this here invade someone didn’t already

  82. Dogs Rule27

    Wait…. is that Res I see standing in the lunch line!?

  83. translego1

    Wow, I can’t wait to see how this continues.

  84. hi_yazz

    why is housepets not being updated atm