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.
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your in the army now
I love how they’re going all out with rations and camouflage paint. I sometimes forget that they’re all really kids at heart.
I thought they were teenagers
thats what I thought
yeah I like how they still have that kids innocents
(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.”
It’s a quote from naruto sasuke said it
o i know but it is still deep
Any anime quote can be very deep
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!”
yep anime has its very deep moments
Naruto is proabably way more deep than bleach
It got pretty deep until Shipuuden IMO
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.”
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…
（；￣ェ￣）sorry got a bit carried away with the quotes
Anywho back to the topic of the comic
Wait a minute they don’t even know how the war started
It is also a bit my fault for encouraging him , i think, so i am also sorry
I think the Pain one is relevant to this. but that is just me
Enough with the anime quotes already.
We got it already jeez
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!
I apoligize for my rudeness
Now I feel bad (￣^￣)
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
See buddy over here gets it
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.
Am I missing something here? What makes anime quotes so much less acceptable than any other quotes?
I think they want the quotes to be relevant to the comic (actually the pain quote was)
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.
And that is true
Can we just drop the subject altogether
Hey what’s a weeaboo
It’s not something related to the comic, so it shouldn’t really be discussed here. Why not check out the forums?
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.
Look I already apologized so can we please stop talking about me posting so many quotes
God this is worser than fourth of July parties at my home
And they always end badly
I’ve learned my lesson
NEVER AGAIN SHALL I POST QUOTES FROM ANIME!!!
I WILL NEVER DO IT AGAIN
I’ve learned a lesson today
Do ya know what it is
NEVER POST ANIME QUOTES EVER!!!!
I learned a valuable lesson these past 2 days
NEVER POST ANIME QUOTES EVER!!!
sorry there is something wrong with this stupid thing
Oh boy, a war where no ones knows why they’re fighting
BTW I love the book cover.
Just like in real life
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
War is born of the ignorance of humans
See someone gets it
“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.”
Sheds a tear of sadness
The #1 Cause of war: Idiocy
“If a man wants peace he must prepare for war.”
“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?
I’m Just waiting for tarot to come out of nowhere with levitating water balloons and just shoot it everywhere.
San now it truly begins
Wow I just noticed it and love the idea
Is it just me, or does the third cat back in line in panel 1 look a bit like Res?
Maybe, but not quite. Res’s underbelly is also striped, if I recall correctly, and the collar is light brownish.
it does have some resembles, so does the 4th cat in the line that looks like Sabrina
Too tall and skinny. Also, too much cheek fur
It looks like it’s a longhair, and res is a shorthair.
Sweeeeeeeet! Also, just so long as they don’t tell the tale a hundred times.
(cookies if you guess where that ref is from.)
Looking at panel 1, I can’t unsee Zack as a deformed cat.
And yesssss, book
You know, I’ve only noticed that Zach’s shorter than the cats.
Has it always been like that?
yeah if you look most of the time his ears are up to their heads not his face
As always, very nice, and………I So Want That Book!!!!!
Sneak peek pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty PLEEEEEZE!!!!
psst, read the archives
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!!
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
I think it’s just the first year or two
I hope he does the entire comic
That IS the sneak peek; there’s only a few bits of bonus art in it
Of which include works that will make shippers’ dreams come true
What makes you think that?
uh….. a lucky guess?….. pleasant delusions?….. perhaps fan fantasy’s?
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)
I wonder if there will ever be a housepets show… that would be sweet:)
That would be EPIC!!!
WoW! Nice book cover!
agree new book for the win
Can’t wait to buy your book, Rick. i really wanna show it to my family and friends.
This seems more about the book than the comic itself
☆*:.｡. o(≧▽≦)o .｡.:*☆
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.
Can wait to see on bookshelves
(or store wracks)
does this mean the first sets of comics will be colored?
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.
I definitely agree with that. I like the old comics as they are in black and white, colouring them would just spoil the authenticity.
No, he’s going to redraw them all in the new style first! Honest! Would I lie to you?
Yes. Yes you would.
It’s not a lie if it’s sarcasm!
Or foolish, foolish hopes.
I wish to hear the tale!
Yay for a book!
Ah yes, that is quite a tale to be told… What? I’m not gonna tell it.
Well it all started a few days ago… then there is this section where we were fighting. And vuala your caught up!
You forgot the great cake eating contest of 4:52.
yay, housepets book, can’t wait to be able to read without internets, yay
Look, Zach’s drinking V8 Splash.
The cover art is awesome. I love the look on Peanut’s face.
Fuzzah! Nice to see you moving forward on this.
Hey what’s that yellow thing in maxwell’s bell
I forget what it’s called
Will someone tell me
So I’m being ignored 。・°°・(＞_＜)・°°・。
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…
Well I understand now
oh darn, someone beat me to it. Sorry, I should of read all the other comments first *facepalms self*
♪───Ｏ（≧∇≦）Ｏ────♪ thanks anyway
It’s probably the thing that makes it ring.
Finally a answer.THANK YOU SOO MUCH !
Wait … That didnt answer anything
It’s the clasp, the small metal attachment that makes it ring.
I thank you soo much I’ve been wondering for soo long it was really irritating me
But Max’s bell doesn’t ring, so it cant be that
The clapper (for all you people trying to remember what it’s called).
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.
Or it could just be stuck? Maybe some glue fell into the bell at some point in the past?
I think it’s the inside. why would the clapper be visible from the top hole?
“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.
>_> Is there a limit as to how many books we can order…and can we pre-order them?
If I go through Ka-Blam, no there’s no limit and no preorder necessary
Plus! Sound effects!
Just make sure you hold the book away from you and shout it really loud and in a crowded bus.
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!
It will fit in nicely with the rest of the shrine.
You have a shrine to the entire comic
( that’s pretty cool)
I have individual shrines to about five different comics, and on a completely unrelated topic, no girlfriend
That’s a good name but I don’t think my parents would let me get it unless I tell them about housepets.
i think I’m gonna weep with joy…
We must spread the good word （＾Ｏ＾☆♪
Uses mangekyo sharingan to control people to buy books
hah..why don’t you use renegan and byakugan while you’re ad it xD
Byakugan wouldn’t work
Not sure about rinnegan
I just had an Idea that sounds better
Uses geass to control instead of sharingan
I was wondering when you would do that.
Okay i forgot about geass … actually I don’t know why I said sharingan in first place it’s from a different anime
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?
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
Well, as long as it’s possible to get it sent to my country, Malaysia, I’m all good!
Must be a pretty fat “if”.
Well, it is capitalized
ok, silly question here: why won’t you go with Amazon?
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.
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.
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!
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.
It’s a crazy world out there
The sad reality is that it gets much worse
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
Scary thing is, that’s taken from History. But we’re getting off-topic
Yeah, Housepets has officially been added to my list of webcomics that I will follow, along with VG Cats and Control-Alt-Delete.
i like your taste for web comics i usually wait for vg cats but i havent been there for a while
I always stay up till 1 so I can read housepets, so your not the only one who is wrong.
Does anyone ever pay close attention to the details of the characters
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 :/
Its okay ＼(^o^)／
You wasted more of my time typing sorry for wasting my time… and im wasting my time telling you im wasting my time :p
your right on that one…
My brain just melted
mine did too…
Hahaha Max. No wonder Grape loves you so.
wait, why does she love him so??:/
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’
What does that even mean
The potato thing, you mean?
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)
Yet again thanks
Nuu!!! Potatoes are a source of 1.2V of power capable of powering all Aperture Science Artificial Intelligence’s
Okay then O.O;
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.
Where do you buy Bulgarian Miak?
What’s that (T ^ T)
Authentic Bulgarian Miak? It’s been a while since I’ve seen an Ernest reference. ^_^
Really what is it
City Cibble, for those of the feline persuasion who still like commercials with Sasha in them
Citty Cibble, stupid iPad spell check
It’s even harder with this stupid iPod
I have a Droid 2 and I basically just disabled autocorrect. I know what I’m spelling most of the time, stupid phone!
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.
exactly i like your style of thinking
Yay ! Comic book ~
war…war never changes…
Also totally going to buy the book regardless, but what kind of bonus stuff do you think will be included.
Character art and side comics
Yeah sounds about right
i hope they tell the story in the next arc, and cover Zach in war paint like Max x3
Oh boy! I’ll start saving
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.
HA! thats funny
I don’t know whether you applaud you sviev, or facepalm.
I see your point Magnalicous. I’ll try again.
I’m happy to see Zach again and that housepets book looks awesome
i love the idea/production of the first housepes book i cant wait to get a copy of it
hm new gravitar housepets rules!!
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^^)
Hey I’m from germany too,
I love this comic too aaaaaaand
I want to buy that book too.
wow your from germany!!
“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!!!
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.
Why is Grape’s towel not falling off?
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?
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?
It doesn’t look like it’s folded on itself.
OK, maybe, I’ll give it the benefit of the doubt. Or else it’s toon physics.
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
Well, to beat the heat we’ve got Apple & Carrot Juice and Bulgarian Miak. Which one will you be having?
I would prefer carrot juice
Haha I only kidding with ya
I wonder who this lul guy is. lol
Who ya talkin about friend
Ernest reference oh my gosh I love you!
Wow, that cover is awesome XD
It looks like grape is a vampire, lol. Does she always look like that?
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Why would anyone want to eliminate CLKF?
i was just waiting to do something like this since the last one-off, I’m really a fan of CLKFS
Yay! Mr. Bigglesworth!
Hmmm, which one of the Bigglesworth’s is it? XD
Miak?? I thought you couldn’t find any this time of year…
i just cant remember which Earnest movie thats a reference, i wanna say earnest scared stupid, but i just dont know
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.
SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY
Kicks person doen giant hole
How about an eBook version so we can read it online! Wait…
That was a good one! XD
You’d be surprised
I’m often surprised!
Serious question: what are you going to do about printing the Spot McCloud sections?
I’ll think of something
Fold out pages!
It’s a way of doing it… >_>”
I’m kinda ashamed, but it took me about 10 seconds to get it. XD
Still good one.
it took a few minutes to get that. nice one Argent Stoncutter !
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.
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?
Grape Juice has nothing to do with the Bigglesworth’s.
The tags belong to the comic strip.
Grape Juice alias Princess Periwinkle!
I <3 Grape
Her name is Grape Jelly, not Grape Juice.
Grape Jelly Sandwich, to be precise.
Although, Grape Juice is cute in a non-cannon sort of way.
The Bigglesworths are all Mr.Bigglesworth because their mom can’t tell them appeart.
To be fair, they ARE hard to tell apart. :S
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. http://www.housepetscomic.com/2008/07/14/misunderstood-artist/
I am quite certain that the whole barn cats incident was much dirtier than the drawing ever was
noooo zachary why why did you join the cats
I am guessing Zachary is afraid of getting munched on by dogs.
He’s a captive!
more like P.O.W
Prisoner of Water
on the cover of the book peanut looks like he has been working out he looks solid as
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
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 Spyhttp://www.spyvsspyhq.com/images.html
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 http://www.spyvsspyhq.com/images.html
Remember this comic is PG please keep future comments that way
Well-played, Max. Very well.
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?
Hey! I’ve seen that picture on the cover before! =D
I gotta say I liked Neck Nakers!
Erm… what was wrong with my comment?
Cool to see this progressing, I remember when rick posted the sketches on the forums for people to vote for their favorites.
The up-coming formation of the Good ol’ Cats Club.
haha, awesome punchline. XD
oooo~ book~! I’m totally pumped for it. =D
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 @_@
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!
“SQQQK”? What is this, Dick Tracy?
Unlike Dick Tracy, I thought it was a reasonable approximation of the sound in this case
It started with Bino throwing a water balloon at Tiger and shouting “Hey Kitty, think fast!”
Why, yes, our dairy products do come from magical milk trees
Can’t wait to see who will win!
Probably the dogs, since they don’t go koko-nuts when they get wey
hehe awesome I’d buy one of your books
I just love the cover of your book!
XD I like how the kitty even has his bell customized to Army-like colors.
I just got the joke in the title…
That’s kind of sad
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war. War never changes
I just wanted to put this here invade someone didn’t already
Wait…. is that Res I see standing in the lunch line!?
Never mind it’s the wrong color collar.
Wow, I can’t wait to see how this continues.
why is housepets not being updated atm
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