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Hijinks Ensue is a geek-oriented webcomic, written and drawn by Joel Watson. From its inception in 2007 to early 2012 it operated on a gag-a-day basis without any significant continuity, making fun of pop culture and geek issues from the eyes of the Author Avatar and his two best friends. (When making a short two or three installment comic, the artist would often add a comment condemning continuity in terms like "ahh, it burns!") Watson has subsequently admitted he didn't include continuity because he didn't view what he was doing as "real" fiction, and apologized.

In 2012 continuing storylines were introduced, and as of 2013, it has been rebooted with an entirely continuity-based format covering the highly fictionalized—or at least one would hope so—life of the artist, his family, and his friends, including several other notable webcartoonists.


The site also encompasses "Lo Fi Jinks," black and white gag oriented strips drawn in a simpler style, and "Faneurysm," usually single-panel comics with a pop culture joke.

Not to be confused with the trope Hilarity Ensues.

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