It’s nice that Res can assert himself like that, given his generally shy, reserved nature.
I think him asserting himself is like a mental breakdown from stress on his part…
I wonder how he’s doing?
I can only assume he must have some pent up emotions from being so quiet and compliant all the time. And I am sure after that little burst he is fine, but I cant help how peanut’s face on the last frame is just like his face after seeing the cat pillow fight in arc “down at the farm”
Now Res will worry about how he came across to Peanut. “He must think I’m a huge jerk.”
now YOU’RE drawing from experience.
Meanwhile Peanut must think: Wow I really need to come up with a good topic and quick!
I think, sense nobody did one, that they’re both thinking of an awkward cough
*clears throught and coughs*
It’s not THAT alike with down at the farm. I compared the two.
The awkward silence! o.o
sometimes even awkward scilence is the best conversation. XD
Its like that little voice in your head saying “Hurry say something funny” XD
SOMETHING FUNNY!!!!!!! Gucci Gucci louie louie fendi fendi prada one big room full of bad Turbos’ hahahahaha wahhhhhhh!! im no funnny or am i but im not hahahaha!!
While each of those is, in itself, an inherently funny word, I’m not sure that they yield the same effect when put together
Want to play with a squeaky bone?
How about Solatorobo?
hehe always reminds me of this
But nobody yelled “YAAAAAAAYYYYY” yet =o
Nappa: Ahhhhhh, I hate awkward silences!
Awkward Silence is a nice change of topic isn’t it?
The best topic around!
that was always the topic off discussion when I was with my first girlfriend.
That’s a topic I always bring up but for some reason she just don’t go for it lol
I know the feeling brah!
It’s like, everything’s going nicely, until the topic runs dry and it’s like…
“So…” “Yeah…” “Mhmm…”
*Goes to find rope*
Need to think of a good topic? Never fear! Just use Awkward Silence! It makes everything better!
*all in a Billy Mays Voice…
NOOO I WAS SO CLOSED TO FIRST COMMENT (curls up in a ball and cry)
oh thats OK buddy, mabey we can go and get an ice cream or shaved ice. :] …………………………………………….lol XD
Grooming ice always makes me feel better!
Ice cream would be nice
Even if you did get first comment, which is unlikely as Diss retroactively puts hers in the first spot in the rare case she isn’t around to actually post the first one, it would’ve probably been deleted, unless you actually added something to the discussion that isn’t “woohoo! first comment!”
I don’t actually do this, by the way. When the rules weren’t integrated with the comment box, I would put them on top, but I have never done so for general comments.
Oh, sorry then.
Had the disticnt impression either you or Rick did this.
Still, the point was: No “First Comment” comments allowed
man im never the first comment because my computer is as slow as a snail
We don’t do the “First” thing here. It would have only gotten your comment deleted.
Still, there is a sense of pride that comes with being first to post a legitimate response.
What if you had something relevant to the comic, then said something like “Also, first!” At the end. Is that ban-able?
I don’t think “first”, by itself, is grounds for a ban, but it does get the post deleted
Frank is correct.
So if the post is like this…
“Lol the comic is soooo awesome! Go Res! He is the best character! Also, first!”
Would that get deleted, even though it had relevant-to-the-comic info? Sorry, I’m not sure I understood your last answer :3
Yes. Like I said, we don’t do ‘first’ here.
Okay, thanks for clearing that up, mate!
Let’s talk about Spot
“Hey! I do this comic! Wanna see?”
“I…er… okay. *sees* It’s… uh… good, I guess.”
“Since you like it so much, maybe you’d like going over my supplementary material!”
“I’ll go get my binders!”
“Uh… binders? As in… plural?”
I thought of the same! Get out of my head >: U
But it’s so cozy in there.
Wow.. He has some attitude! And here I am thinking he is soft spoken!
Rick may just be projecting a little. Erm… I mean Res… projecting his voice…. Yeah… >_>;;
I don’t think Res can get above 60 decibels.
Omg! That really made me lol.
Looks like he really does need a break from Pridelands.
Res: Oh crud, I did it again!
That was very awkward, but it is nice to see him assert himself. Also Grape is totally being a huge fan girl right now.
GRAPE! Shame on you for offering *gasp* catnip!
But you’re forgiven because you’re in so total fangirl mode.
How bout dem Cowboys?
Darn phone, can some one put up the ALT-TXT please? And thank you
no, i don’t draw from my own experiences when writing for res more then other characters, why do you ask?
ya happy now.
Yes very much so thank you
well then you’r welcome………….
(awkward silence starts)
EPIC DANCE PARTY!!!!!!!!!
*starts dancing to random music out of nowhere* ………………………………………………………………………………XD
*Joins in the EPIC Dance party*
joins and brings the witches and hecate
And all was fun, until Lady MacBeth got there.
Don’t worry, she got some ketchup on her hands, had a conniption, and fainted. She’s sleeping in one of the guestrooms – Tarot’s watching her.
*music stops after 5 hours of none-stop dancing*……………………… how about a movie? popcorns on me! what do you guys and gals want to see?
Also, if he is so tired of pridelands…..why does he have his laptop???
That or another series hes working on perhaps. Though it could be a hundred things really.
or games like ”MINECRAFT” :] or ”ddr” or ‘’stepmania” or ”tf2”. but knowing res for like 7 stripes im guessing ”MINECRAFT”. :]
don’t juge me. >:[
Oh come oh you know he only wants to play Minesweeper, yeah I went there, hehehehehe
oh but i will judge jk
Judgment day came and gone, and you my furry friend have been judged lol ;P
Well, speaking from the standpoint of him enjoying pridelands and working to the point of exhaustion; it is a tiny bit weird he would be working on another series??
No because the other project wouldn’t be Pridelands which would get him away from Pridelands for a while.
…Saucy fanfiction, perhaps?
Is there any other type?
I believe there is also “weaksauce” fanfiction. >.>
It’s entirely possible he wants to be able to write other things, engage in whatever games or other endeavors he enjoys, and generally stay in touch with online friends.
Maybe Grape and him are goin to talk about her fan-fic or she could have to him about peanuts comic Spot
in the words of Timmy Turner: “uhhh… internet?”
Another fun Timmy quote: “Uhh, internet? Inheritance? I inherited the internet?”
Maybe it’s just something he always carries around. Doesn’t want to leave it to someone elses hands (it’s full of work material and such) or just works like a security blanket for him.
That laptop is like his safe for all his ideas and sketches about his production. I know the feeling, he does want to have it handy in case he comes up with something, it always happens…
Or he needs it like Linus’ blanket.
I know the feeling I had a real bad scare last night I thought my puter crashed, Thank Peanut it didnt tho, I would’ve been lost if it did
Uh-oh. You had to say that, didn’t you? That tea is probably about to test the resistance of those resistors now
Well I sure hope that those resistors can resist the resistance
So… you’re the author of Housepets!?
Everyone awkwardly stares at Rick…
follows collective embarrassed silence…
*Stares and whispers* “I think he’s a cat-lover guys…”
(On a related note, which character would you say Rick is most similar to? I have a feeling he based Mr Sandwich off of himself, although it seems like a rather mundane prediction.)
Without Pridelands, there is NOTHING to talk about!!!!!
“Written any good books lately?”
“READ! I MEAN READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?”
Thank you Mr. Freud.
That’s when you say one thing and mean your mother?
Sounds like someone needs a Vacation
which is why he’s here.
Now it makes you wonder is Res going to vacation there or take Grape somewere to vacation
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
So what exactly is Jack again
Serious answer: The father/writer from The Shining.
Fun answer: Someone who’s about to blow off steam in a fun, and possibly scary, way.
Hmm and here Iam thinking he’s nothing more than just a dull boy
Like the fun answer better lol ;p
REDRUM is peanut spelled backwards
A movie reference from Stanley Kubrick movie.
An excellent, if disturbing and horrific, web comic by David Hopkins.
No beer, no TV make Homer go something, something…
DON’T MIND IF I DO!!!!
all play and no work make Jack unemployed.
Wii play at work makes Jack’s boss distracted.
+1 to both of you.
I used to play Doom when I worked in the guitar store near my place. I was still a dull boy. xD
Nothing big about playing games at work. All the sellers around here in my city usually play Solitaire on the cashier PC. Caught once a furniture attendant playing Doom 2 years ago XD
Didn’t catch that, you’re Jack and all the work you have done made you a dull boy?
Who is this Jack? I know no Jack.
You don’t know Jack! Nobody knows Jack around here!
Well [i]I[/i] know Jack.
Gah, stupid forum reflexes…
Psh, please, you don’t know Jack!
You know Jack about Jack.
Nohbody knows Jack. Everyone knows that.
Well then if you know Jack then what is Jack’s last name?
(I’d really like to answer that, but that would get me banned. )
Its alright we all know Jack’s last name n e way lol ;p
Last name? How about Sparrow? Jack Sparrow…
You’re so funny! xD
Psst! His name is Res
Ah Ha now all the pieces are falling together
Peanut: Okay, if we aren’t going to talk about Pridelands can we talk about Grape’s fanfiction I sent you?
Res: Why do you think I am being silent?
Peanut: Because like me you can’t think of a topic for discussion?
Res: Um… Maybe?
Me: How did I get in your living room?
Grape walks in: What are you two talking abou…*drops tea* Who are you and how did you get here?!
Peanut: There is a perfectly unreasonable explanation for this…
Me: As I read what is typed I notice that it’s quickly going off the rails and I’m enjoying every second of it.
Grape: Oh, really?
Colonel: Stop that! This is getting far too silly!
Everyone Involved: But it’s just so much fuuuuuuun!
Me: At what point did the 4th wall collapse?
Me: I’m not sure. Shall we continue the story?
Colonel: As long as it does not get too silly. Please, continue!
Grape: So, got any more books in the works? maybe another Pridelands?
Res: AAUUGGHHH! *Explodes*
Grape: Peanut, did you embarrass Res?
Peanut (terrified): uh, no..?
Grape: nevermind. Wanna play pillow fight?
Peanut: Just as long as its not a 60 Degree Memory foam pillow
Me: well… I’ll be over here mixing plaster to repair the 4th wall if you don’t mind.
*looks at where the wall used to be* Me: This is why we can’t have nice things.
sing of the apocolips #1037288306366685453: random commenters deside to reject housepets! and create a new comic with the exsact same name, art, and storyline and does not get sued for it.
peanut: Good point.
this is boring. it took me forever to set up my chiar, my popcorn, and my ”go Grape!” flag! come on lets see some BLOODSHED!! :]
hey just because my pic/avatar is a hippie doesn’t meen IM a hippie…………… don’t judge me.
its just how I roll. X3
Someone might think that Res having his tail like that, shielding himself, would be just him being shy, but look at the first panel again. It was Grape who put it like that.
she’s just patting his tail.
A lot of people never understand that, usually, when you meet a celebrity or artist or some such thing… they rarely want to talk about their work. Most want a break from it at some point. Unless, of course, they state they want to discuss it.
While I completely agree with this, and am the anti-fanboy myself (“Wait, don’t you know who I am” “Uh, yeah, but I don’t really care…”), a lot of celebrities also tend to forget that they wouldn’t be where they are if they didn’t have their fans. Leave them alone on the street (or when they visit your house as a friend!) but it always annoyed me to hear about celebrities at conventions spending the entire time either ticked off or apathetic. Why on earth did they go to begin with? …oh wait maybe they needed moremoney from their fans.Actually, Peanut could have been a lot more exuberant than he is here… bouncy playful doggie can’t help himself!
Poor Res… Didn’t have much of a social life because of shyness :c I feel so sorry!!! QAQ
Well hanging out with grape and peanut will sure cure him with that
Peanut: “… how did you like last week’s episode of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic episode?”
….. if the ponies aren’t first on any list, they’re in the top 3 somewhere…
If Peanut doesn’t want to be a cat lover, how could he ever openly be a brony?
He could have mixed values, allowing being a Brony to be easier than a cat lover.
Actually its less that he doesn’t want to be a cat lover and more like he doesn’t want the other dogs finding out about it.
But they do know, Fido just over turn his rejection to the dismay of Bino…
I’m not sure we know exactly what they think now. Bino kicked him out because he suspected he was. We don’t know what Fido said so he could have just over ruled Bino and told everyone that Bino was wrong. But I guess its possible they do know.
He got along OK with the horses at the farm. He didn’t treat them like four-legged motorcycles.
How would those horse would react to that show…
A) Res decides he did a wrong move by coming at the place of two of his most devoted fans.
B) Res finds solace with Joey.
Actually, that would make for an interesting twist — and a funny one at that.
For ‘B’ that is.
I get the feeling Joey would being the ultimate horrible fanboy. I can just see him running home to get his entire collectible series of Pridelands miniatures (new in box!) and trying to get each one of them signed as well as his completely TMI fanfic where cats and mice coexist in harmony
This. Sooo this. >.<
Res and Joey are kindred spirits?
Meant as a response to Valerio…
i think that, of all pets in the neighborhood, unless Res needed such a break that hanging out with Daisy will help him, Joey is the one with most interests known beyond ‘pridelands’
not to mention they both aren’t the most socially active characters.
OK I can see it now, but I can also see it ending before it began if Lester showed up…
Joey probably isn’t too keen on hanging out with Lester after the Ninja Princess ordeal
In fact, I have the feelings Res is in to meet most of the cast.
before running away screaming.
And then we won’t see him for another year?
After Joey’s “Big Reveal” over Peanut’s picture, I think that Peanut would do everything possible to keep Res and Joey from meeting. Ever.
But hasn’t Peanut come to terms with the fact he’s a cat lover?
There’s “a cat lover” and there’s Joey.
Not according to Bino
I can’t see Bino knowing about Joey. His head would explode.
But isn’t Joey shunned by the other dogs? Like when he tried to help King and was thrown out of the club?
Res isn’t a girl…
But he is a cat. And Joey is of the obsessive type.
And Joey is a Pridelands fan. He’s probably written a creepy Pridelands D&D scenario. Three folders worth of special rules for Laughing Face and King Cheetah.
No faiar its only 10 here
so it hasn’t updated for u?
Of course it has, otherwise he wouldn’t have been able to post here.
The same goes for me, this comic updates at 10 because I live in Cali.
he probably drove to the next timezone and posted that comment, then drove back to view the comic itself
Okay can I retract my statment lmao
I wonder if Peanut and Grape remembered to hide all the books and posters and other embarrassing souvenirs from that series…
I have a feeling that could go either way.
Yes: She hid everything, but will be embarrassed by something else…
No: Res enters the room, and possibly breaks down!
Well either way, cuz at the time all of grapes prideland stuff was put up she was a fan of Res’s mom
Well it’s not like Res doesn’t know Grape is a fangirl (I do wonder what he thinks of her fanfic ) but that would be pretty funny to see. Poor Res’ having a Peanut-style brain shutdown.
Well Res might be assuming as much as them being big fans, considering the way she reacted when she found out his mom “wrote” the books, or how she went to the signing at all.
Like, well, uh….
/looks at last panel
Poor little kitty. :c
Poor little Kitty and Puppy!
Awkward Silence makes the both adorable though.
just making conversation
Opera Mobile and other smartphone browsers don’t really like alt-text.
May somebody provide it in the comments please?
Phew! I thought I’d have to write this thing down by myself.
Oooh… this is the alt-text? the lack of punctuation for signaling the quote confused me. Sorry about that. ^-^”
Yeah it confused me to a lil bit but it made sense
(can’t believe i forgot the quotes. )
Ha its all good man it took me a couple of min to relize it but I got it Thanx tho these darn fones just won’t do it lol
So then, let’s talk about… Uh… Hmm… Err… How about this weather? It’s been absolutely… Uh… Average for January? That’s not very interesting, is it? Hmm…
Did we ever hear where Res lived? Maybe the whether is different there
Well at this point I think we belive he’s canadian due to the Maple Leaf but we can’t be sure yet
And as a shocking revelation Res is actually from Mexico.
*tries to imagine Res with a thick Mexican accent*. Nope, can’t do it. O.o
Haha, man I am so glad Res came back, he’s definitely one of my favorites.
Oh Res is such a party pooper. WHY don’ artists think of the FANS? D:
(Just a joke Rick don’ get mad. )
the problem is that the fans think of HIM.
… Waaaaait… So I shouldn’t think aboot the artists?
DANG I just realized this is just as much a white elephant as The Game is. D:
Poor res is a slave to his owner how sad. = (
Not a slave per say, His mommy rescued him, well I guess at this point 3 years ago, from being a stray, so I think he feels indebted to her.
What on earth makes you think Res is a ’slave’ to his owner? Your making assumptions and you know what they say about people who do that.
First of all did you read the comic strip! Then even if he was endebted to his owner then why does it seem like he`s regerating it now by saying those lines. Then another reasone i say this also becuase of the comic strip on decmber 17th 2010 becuase of what grape said to him and also becuase of what he said to grape in that strip to.
P.S. sorry if anthing is spelled wrong, btw i even read all of these comics too for 7 hours on one over the weekend…=)
Yes, I read the comic. I’m a mod here, I wouldn’t be if I didn’t read the comic. Your still making incorrect assumptions.
And how is that?
Soory I’venever heard the term mod before what is it?
never mind i figured out what mod stode for
I am so loving Peanut’s “aw crap” exrpession.
Peanut visits the intersection of Awkward and Embarrassed.
Peanut: uh oh better think of something quick ummm….
Weird, it’s as if peanut is staring at something in the ackward silence
He’s starring right into the face of AWKWARDNESS…. “look away peanut!!!”
*prepares dramatic music, with a tilted zoom in camera
is res a guy?
I wonder what Grape is so chipper about
she’s ‘only’ in the company of the PRIDELANDS author, who also happens to be her friend.
Nothing to be excited about. Really. No, serious.
Grape in the Kitchen: OMG OMG OMG, hes actually here OMG, ummm… peanut HAD better not tell him my name used to be Princess Periwinkle, so help me i will find a candy cane suck it down to a tip and stab him with it, OH WELL, OMG OMG Hes here
Not much to talk about, huh Res?
And then Peanut shows him Spot. Followed by Res becoming the writer of Spot with Peanut being the Artist. With Grape not far behind with a blow torch.
I can hardly imagine Peanut short of an argument.
next comic: three silent panels, then him going “GRAAAAPE!”
The strip after that would be: three silent panels with them sipping tea, then Grape asking “If we can’t talk about Pridelands why are you here?
yes peanut, tell us what else there is to say in this dire time heh heh
Well he could just ask what else Res does. Hobbies or anything.
Is it just me, or are the lines thicker and more solid than usual?
It’s nice to see some older characters make an appearence.
http://www.housepetscomic.com/2011/04/20/winning-by-a-hair-2/ (the blog post below the title)
Peanut: Soooo… can you tell me anything about the next Pridelands?
Res: Just shut up.
Res: And stop THINKING about Pridelands!
Peanut: But… I am unable to think of anything that ISN’T related to Pridelands!
Res: You forced me to do this Peanut… *hypnotizing watch
Peanut: I think you’re holding that backwards…
Part of me wants Res to learn about Peanut and Grape’s complex romantic issues, and have those issues show up in the next Prideland book…Possibly have Peanut complain how unrealistic they are…
I wonder what Pridelands tastes like..
It tastes like…..Pride!
IS HE CANADIAN!?!?!?
At this point we belive so
i hate the idea but yes i think he is.
Grape: “Max? Who’s Max? Oh, that black cat at the bookstore? Just a friend, occasional aquaintance, stranger. Want your kittens.”
*steals sign from Sasha and scratches out Poppies/puppies and changes to kittens.
Don’t you mean “Kattens”?
“Kittens is spelled with an i!!”
“No the first vowel!”
Grape’s too smart to do that in the first place but we’ll just say Sasha made it for her.
Peanut should call Tarot over and get Res into an imaginated Pridelands.
How would that help Res at all? If anything that would make Res angry and drive him even more crazy since the whole point of why hes there is to get away from Pridelands.
It would either make his head explode with crazy, or blow his mind with awesome. I mean, if you were an author, and suddenly you found yourself in the middle of one of your books… and you weren’t someone like Stephen King, I mean… you might decide it wasn’t too bad after all.
It sure would be interesting to see H.P. Lovecraft battling it out with Cthulhu.
I fully support the Idea of bringing Tarot over, but not the pride lands fantasy because that has been done before.
“Hey, Res. Did you know I make this comic?”
“Did you know I have a girlfriend with mental projection?”
“How would you like to be an innocent bystander in my comic? I mean, actually be in my comic?”
Innocent bystanders don’t do so well in most superhero comics. Would YOU want to live near the Baxter building?
OK, how about Solatorobo?
Peanut as Red?
Poor Res. And Rick. The price of being famous for being creative…^^;
The sound of silence.
Um were is yer pic from?? Sorry rick the person pic cot my interest plea for give me
I’m pretty sure Peanut will start the conversation with pridelands
Hi black fox.
Her name is Luna, have drawn her.
Cool she asly looks good she a fox??
Thanks, she’s a Kitsune.
-Fox with up to 9 tales
*The sound of crickets*
*tumbleweed rolls by*
*sound of a pin dropping*
this is boring. lets see some BLOODSHED! :] or something……………………
grape being nice…… so….. weird! >.<
Isnt Res a girl?
well mabey. she could be hiding it like grape did at first.
Whatever Res has, be it laptop or suitcase, he is definitely trying to cover it with his tail. I now want to know what it is and it’s contents.
i`m pretty sure it`s his laptop, it`s to small to be a suitcase.
Why not? I can’t imagine he has all that much to carry.
good point. But it does look like his laptop from 2 years ago on
Wouldn’t it be rude to go snoop around someone elses computer?
Also, please ignore the spyware warnings you might have recieved, they are just flase alarms and in no way are sending me information.
Well, he sure SOUNDS like a Canadian.
How Res wraps his tail infront of him like that makes him seem so shy. Nice attention to detail, Rick!
Gess thay cant think of eny thing els
Also I love tea and is res from Canada seeing the mapol leaf for his tag
Peanut: So…how was that punkin latte mochaccino burrito?
Man that just sounds so………..ummmmmm…..yummmy :s
The thing is, Res’ face indicates that he’s at a loss for words too. When you’re that deeply engrossed in your work, whether creative or not, it consumes you. You can get tired of it but it’s still the only thing you have in your head. But it’s ok. When I had that same issue I just took a week off … of course everyone at first was like “Hey how’s the manuscript going?” and it was annoying, but after that settled down it was relaxing and I was ready (even excited) to get back to it!
Source: personal experience as a writer and a programmer.
Also I would totally be up for another guest week *gets sketchbook out* Well I mean I don’t know how to draw any of the characters *hides drawings of Peanut, Fox, and Bino* but I’d be willing to give it a shot if it would help!
grape looks a bit head over heels on this one…
im felling like Res… =/
I must say, Grape’s happy face is just full of cute!
Is Res a boy or a girl??
“…So um…you like the wheather?” “It’s fine…” Oh those lovely awkward moments X3
I just realized.
Wasn’t catnip the drug of the cats? And Grape’s just offering it like nothing? xD
I feel bad for peanut. Triing to make conversation.
How often does this comic update
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