Great work Joe
2 month update milestone!
Greetings Fellow Pocalypsians
Loving the story so far!
The Architect

Family Reunited! 03/22/2011

by Joe

Yup, I have been reunited with my wife and baby in Kyoto! I travelled 2 hours via Shinkansen (bullet rain) west from Yokohama. I still felt safe in Yokohama, but my wife and I wanted to be together again, so we decided on Kyoto for a little mini-vacation away from all the scary news and speculations.

This is our second time in Kyoto, so I somewhat know my way around and what to see again. I absolutely love this city. It wasn’t affected by the fire bombs of WW2, so all of the historic and traditional buildings and temples are intact. You can really feel the “old” spirit of Japan here, especially compared to ultra-modern and metropolitan Tokyo.

I hope to get some pictures of the city up for you guys! One of my favourite spots is Nijo Castle, a stronghold that would be totally safe from zombies (if adequately supplied, of course). I definitely plan on swinging by there.

I have my laptop and an internet connection in our tiny hotel room, so I may get scenes uploaded as usual! :D My wife has spent the last week on her own with the baby, so this is really her vacation :)

Enjoy Filler Scene 6 – “Hello, Kyoto!”

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And, please continue to vote! :D Arbiter’s sketch is still the incentive!

Sad that it’s a filler, but enjoy your mini-vacation :D

Xanag on March 22, 2011 at 12:42 pm

Lol, I think a certain someone really enjoyed the Fallout series before the Pocalypse happened and really wishes it was exactly like it.

Draconita on March 22, 2011 at 2:20 pm

What was that Janitor’s Name? Wasn’t it Fred or somesuxh?

SirBounceAlot on March 22, 2011 at 3:07 pm

*Glares at typo* I meant somesuch of course. The forever dreaded ‘x’ seems to be stalking me.


SirBounceAlot on March 22, 2011 at 3:08 pm

Indeed the brains eh!
I hope you all have fun away from home

Eastar on March 22, 2011 at 3:50 pm

Joe: Reunite with loving wife and son.

Sorry, I just couldn’t help it.

FakeSky on March 22, 2011 at 4:31 pm

Enjoy your stay! And thanks for the headdeskingly stupid and hilariously funny Joe lines ;)

SatyreIkon on March 22, 2011 at 4:51 pm

To be honest, Joe’s right :D


Are in theory spelled backwards.

For yall whom cant seem to understand easy hiragana, it’s

Anonymous_Jr on March 22, 2011 at 7:29 pm

Oh and I forogt.

If you just really use the English spellings with Japanese Characters in mind Toyko and Kyoto are spelled each other backwards :D

Man do i make since when i’m tired :3

Anonymous_Jr on March 22, 2011 at 7:30 pm

@SirBounceAlot – Which janitor?
@Anonymous_Jr – Haha, yes, if you put it that way, Joe really -is- the brains of this operation! :D

Joe on March 22, 2011 at 7:59 pm

yea but sad for Joe(non-author) it wasn’t a nuclear war that caused this apocalypse so they still have real money

nightarix on March 22, 2011 at 9:03 pm

hey joe, i have been following the comic for a wile now ,since scene 16 i think. I really like it the story is great lots of fun mystery and a little bit of drama for the taste, but i have a small thing that is bothering me and thas the characters not how they are or act but how they look it looks like they are all based on the same 4 character desings but with minor changes to their faces but you stilll see lots of similarities.i know it is diffucult to make them and you spend a lot of time in it but some greater changes in the faces would be great. ow and this is supporting critisism it really is the only thing i dont like about the comic.


ryan on March 23, 2011 at 1:45 am

not the faces of the spirites but the actual drawings

ryan on March 23, 2011 at 2:34 am

@Joe – Yay Replies :3

{ಠ-ಠ} Mudkip approves

Anonymous_Jr on March 23, 2011 at 4:38 am

@Me – Whelp failed emote D:

{ಠ_ಠ} Better? I’ll assume yes :P

Anonymous_Jr on March 23, 2011 at 4:39 am

@ryan – Thanks for the critique! Yes, the faces have needed work since day 1 (I still remember similar critiques from way back then :) ). Indeed there is a lot to work on with this comic (animations, sprites, locations, faces, story, etc.), but that’s the format I chose and improvements can and will be made as the comic goes, thanks in huge part to useful critiques like yours :D

Joe on March 23, 2011 at 7:09 am

Japan has always held some mysticism for many people, I myself would love to get to experience all the history. I feel oddly jealous depsite the whole disaster problem going on

SpiritOfAdventure on March 23, 2011 at 8:08 am

wooooot fallout references XD

not too much tho

also you have gotta make some cheesy softdrink company…
if fallout has taught us anything the bottlecaps hav gotta come from somwhere

hypnokrit on March 23, 2011 at 7:45 pm

cant someone donate to doc so he can reach a 3D EXPERIENCE!!! is that so much to ask?
i cant donate because i has no credit card :C

hypnokrit on March 23, 2011 at 7:49 pm

I’m still watching the news these days, good news is you guys are finally getting the reactors under control…bad news is escaped radiation has already gotten into everything…please be careful Monsieur Joe,& look after the baby…Adieu!

Rovage St Laurent on March 23, 2011 at 10:04 pm

I LOVE the fallout 3 references . Joe has nothing but bottlecaps constantly

Wabeebus McGitherington VIII on March 25, 2011 at 10:30 am

In Fallout 2, you get the pocket lint off of a Janitor in the Vault City Vault.

SirBounceAlot on March 26, 2011 at 6:06 pm