This Is Not Really The Comic Guys

Okay the thing in the middle panels is a person only you’re seeing him from the back and the top of his pocket

So anyway, I have been in Chicago all weekend at Midwest Fur Fest selling books to people and having a pretty awesome time all around.  This has been one of the best weekends I have probably had in a very long time.

So, on Friday, I totally had a panel on making comics, which I had been given due to Blotch not being able to attend (Blotch being the duo that is making the comic Nordguard.)  So along with the very generous help of Astolpho (The Dawn Chapel) and Mitti (Peachy Keen) we actually managed to put together what I heard was a rather good panel despite being completely unprepared.

Basically, we talked shop and tried to keep a sort of structure to it.

Anyway, the above comic you see is what happened near the end of the panel; originally the panel had promised ‘taking a comic from beginning to completed page’ and so I drew this while they explained the concept of rising action, conflict and resolution.  Also it’s really silly.

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Discussion (89) ¬

  1. senorpie7

    I personally got a kick out of this comic…. Errr I am not really sure what it is about though.

    • IceKitsune

      He saw a squirrel and couldn’t get the door open so he went to his owner who opened the door for him after he bugged him a bit.

    • Jesse James

      The squirrel made the dog run into a window.

      Then the owner opened it.

      Maybe.

      • Jesse James

        Oh. The person looks like a refrigerator.

        • IceKitsune

          I know it looked like that to me to until I read news post below it

          • senorpie7

            I suspected he was a common house hole appliance as well, then I realized that made literally no sense!!! XD

          • Dissension

            As always, I read the text entry before the comic, which meant I did not suffer under this false assumption.

        • gaboris

          HAH! Same here, good to know I’m not the only one to mistake the guy for that. XD

        • darkgloomie

          Seriously, the dog has a fridge as its owner! Aweshum xD

          • Valerio

            my Daddy’s full of love and munchies!

        • Molento

          I thought it looked like a chair that the owner was sitting in

  2. Chibiwolf61

    Unexpected, but awesome!

  3. Valerio

    cute.
    Sic the squirrel, boy!

  4. AuvaAkita

    -sarcasm- I believe this is the best comic EVER!

    I really need my sleep X3

    • Rick Griffin

      I had like six minutes to do it!

      • Xane

        You should have just let Peanut do the comic for today! :D

      • gaboris

        You made it in six minutes?

        DANG YOU how jealous you can make me. >XP

        • Valerio

          he can draw.
          THAT makes me envious

          • gaboris

            Sure, but I felt like that’s too obvious. >.<"

      • Tensa Zangetsu

        You sir, are amazing
        *more praise*

      • AuvaAkita

        Yay for 6 minute quickie sketches!!

      • Elwood Blutarsky

        Still has a few laughs, very good for a placeholder.

    • Frank

      Well I’m wide awake… and I love it!

  5. hirple

    Cool – if only I had a car to get to conventions *sighs*

    Does that dog looks kinda snoopy-ish to anyone else?

  6. lahi

    Thats what i do with my dog actually. i let them taunt and then make them pay.
    you can’t tease my dog for free you know.

    • Valerio

      My dogs are teased by passing deers, and they can’t get to them due to the fence.
      But lizards, mice and small intruders…beware!

  7. SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

    Is that squirrel Dissension?

    nah, not cylon-y enough.

    • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

      though Diss HAS been looking less cylon-y himself these days.

  8. Dissension

    Squirrel Senses… Ack!

    I sense subliminal messages here.

  9. dalonewolf25

    @Panel 3: Dogs aren’t the only ones who hit windows face front… ¬ 3¬

  10. Hyper (fo)x

    All I remember is today finally getting away from my table in the dealers den, seeing you, saying HEY I read your comic, and your look. THE LOOK, that says I have heard that 9000 times now go die. So I felt bad and said something like, I guess you have heard that a lot. You then state, YES… yes I have… and put your head down sounding very annoyed. I walked off. I dunno if it was a bad moment or what. Sorry if I offended you somehow.

    • Rick Griffin

      Oh I was not annoyed in the least! I was busy but you really ought to know I was smiling the entire time, I was just going along with it!

  11. Mehulk

    heh i chuckled at this :3 i live nearby chicago but don’t have too much money for conventions. basically i just save up for A-Cen, for those who don’t know thats Anime Central, and blow it all there. i have been wanting to try to go to Midwest Fur Fest but its not a top priority. Anyways, Chicago isn’t the greatest this time of year. So cold! D: And what you did in six minutes would take me like an hour or so. my sister got all the artistic talent i got all the electronic talent.

  12. Matthew

    BREAKING HOUSEPETS NEWS UPDATE!:
    IT SEEMS RICK IS TAKING A BREAK FROM THE ACTUAL STORYLINE PROBABLY FOR THANKSGIVING REASONS! More as this develops

    • Dissension

      Rick actually explains exactly why this comic is here in the text box below it. There’s no indication a break from the arc impends. As a journalist by training and education, I ask you not to speculate and (as we all should) stick to facts.

      • Matthew

        Im sorry man i need to work on my facts stupid stupid stupid

  13. Souji

    I think they used too much windex. Poor dog.

  14. Argent Stonecutter

    King looks really different in this strip.

    • gaboris

      Could we say he looks kinda… BUFF? XD
      (Or whatever we say about muscular characters. :P )

    • VOLK

      His ears are a bit… limp.

  15. gaboris

    No worries Rick it’s a fun lil strip and good to hear you had a great time on that con. ;)

    Am I the only one who made a connection to this flash? http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/374319
    It’s only one scene that’s similar, but that’s what popped into my mind the second I read this. :D
    (PS.: The animation has swearing in it so only see it at your own risk… or I have no idea what I should say about these things… weird censoring things… -_-”)

    • Ozuan

      WHAT IS THIS AND WHY HAVE I NOT HEARD OF IT

      • gaboris

        You mean the site or the animation? :D
        No matter witch you gotta learn that there are more to the Internet then online comics. XD

        • Ozuan

          Oh no, I’ve long known of Newgrounds. It just seems I need to look more deeply through the Flash Portal.

  16. Mlatu

    Glad to hear you had fun. I sadly had to work all weekend so I couldn’t go, but I live in Madison so it would have been a fairly short day trip. Maybe next year I can come give you lots of monies at the con.

    Also does “This Is Not Really The Comic Guys” mean you are going to have another update before Wednesday?

  17. Draven

    I saw a squirrel, he was going like this. *tiny noms*

    • I Doont Knooow...

      I LOVE YOU.

      • Draven

        It’s always nice to be loved.

  18. Valerio

    must…read…comic… *coughs, sputters*
    SAVE ME OH CUTENESS!

  19. Valerio

    hmm, puppy Bino?

    • Frank

      You just like the idea of Bino crashing into a window, don’t you?

      • senorpie7

        A valid one at that

  20. Nerikull

    Heehee, so very cute. Had a great time at Midwest FurFest, and it was great to meet you face to face. Maybe I’ll remember to comment more often! ^^

  21. WingedwolfGirl

    that squirrel’s in for it now. XD

  22. eblanton35

    ahhhhh…i get iit…funny!

  23. VOLK

    Can these be made into permanent characters?

    • Valerio

      HEY the tag should also be ‘Uh Oh’

  24. FerreTrip

    Well-done for such an on-the-spot thing!

    • Frank

      Spot? Where?

      • Valerio

        I see what you did there

  25. Profesor Rod

    Dogs, in summary.

  26. Argent Stonecutter

    This reminds me of Diane Duane’s character “Ponch”. He’s a dog who belongs to a wizard, and gets a kind of wizardly power himself… he can create toy universes. So he creates a universe full of squirrels who are just a little too slow to escape, and aren’t really hurt when he catches them so he can chase them again.

  27. rallyjr

    glade to hear you had a good time Rick

  28. xhunterko

    Run squirell run!

  29. P

    King looks great in panel 10

    • Wanderer

      I’m pretty sure that’s not king or any other housepets character

      • Darastrixen

        For that matter, panel 10 is nothing but a giant “HEY.” =p

  30. Wanderer

    I don’t quite understand this comic :I

    • Wanderer

      OH IT’S A WINDOW

  31. tanglestalker909

    No matter what, whenever I read the word “Hey”, I am instantly reminded of Navi. :/

  32. McFly

    Sounds like you had a blast. Wish I could’ve gone.

  33. Draven

    Why is there not a doggy door?

    • Valerio

      And how could we have SUSPENCE?
      THE DRAMA?
      The vengeance..!

      • Frank

        Suspence is the underside of a pile of British pennies, right?

        • Valerio

          ka-CHING!

  34. Ozuan

    I am hoping beyond hope right now that this is the first and last comic tagged “HEY.”

  35. Snowmon

    In the words of King, “Oh tranquility, whenever i gaze upon your visage, you leap away from me like a startled doe.” Oh, well… tomorrow it is.

  36. jood580

    um… what?

  37. VOLK

    Hey! Listen!

    • valerio

      hey! You (the Rock Steady Crew)

      • VOLK

        This is the second time you’ve responded to my comment on the same strip… time to search for your name on deviantart.

        Are you Italian?

  38. root

    This comic is the best comic. The most very best.