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

New Dad Over Here! 01/18/2011

by Joe

So, I’m a father now! My son, Nathaniel Michio (his middle name), says hello and thank you for all the well-wishes! My wife and I also want to send you our sincerest thanks for all of your kind words and support. I have the best readers ever! :D

Obviously, life is going to switch gears a bit, but I’m going to try my best to keep The Pocalypse’s update schedule intact. I want to know what happens next just as much as you do (maybe more!) :D I also really want to complete the game because I’ve been playing early versions of it and I’m already having a lot of fun with it!

What else needs to be done? I’m going to make a list so that I know and you know what needs to be done around here:

– Add images and more descriptive text to the characters in the Wiki and remove the Crew page.
– Expand on our entry in TV Tropes (I could use your help on this one!).
– Get the game done and submit it to multiple game sites (that’s a big one!).
– Catch up on all the missed Forum activity.

Anything I forgot or anything else you’d like me to do? Let me know! :D

It looks like we have a tie right now between Jess and Terry on who’s going with Joe and Jake! I’ll leave voting open in the forums until 9PM EST, so please break the tie! If there’s still a tie when voting is closed, I’m going to post a very easy question in the “Party Time!” voting topic in the forums for forum members to answer. The first person to answer the question correctly gets to choose the third party member! So, I’ll only post the question if there is still a tie at 9PM EST.

Thanks again for everything! (Wow, 50+ comments!) :D

Enjoy Scene 18, “Zompire Versus… Puppies?”! (Yay! Scrufflebeck!)

Oh, and please continue to vote!

EDIT: We have a tie! The tie-breker question is in the forums here!

First Post?! Awesome! Cute baby! Good name! Good Parents! XD

NeoPhantom, Mirage Warrior of the Netherlands on January 18, 2011 at 9:54 am

Time for a traditional birthday greeting,

Я желаю тебе крепкого здоровья!
Я желаю тебе долгих и счастливых лет жизни!
И самое главное, Я желаю тебе счастья – безмерного счастья! каждый день!

I wish you a long and successful life.
I wish you excellent health.
Most importantly, I wish you happiness – without measure – every day!

Brainfree on January 18, 2011 at 9:59 am

@NeoPhantom – Thank you!
@Brainfree – That’s beautiful! Thank you so much! :D

Joe on January 18, 2011 at 10:00 am

Congrats to both of you! :D

dag on January 18, 2011 at 10:21 am


Kaz on January 18, 2011 at 10:25 am

He’s absolutely adorable Joe!
And try not to exhaust yourself out between baby and your projects. Take time out for yourself and your wife too!
Chores can always be done another day. :)

Barb on January 18, 2011 at 11:03 am

I lol’ed so hard at that scene! oh,and cute baby :3 get ready for sleepless nights :D

Khalia M on January 18, 2011 at 11:12 am

Hey Joe, welcome back!

I just showed my fiance your kid’s picture and she asked what you look like. Maybe you could add a pic into the
About section or something? Maybe even a family portrait? Just an idea, not trying to pry.

Chilingsworth on January 18, 2011 at 11:32 am

first of all cute baby and congrats on having a son! Second of all I want one of those dogs! it would be so sweet to have an attack dog like that!

Syker on January 18, 2011 at 11:40 am


Plant pups gonn’ find you!

Yoinkinator on January 18, 2011 at 12:47 pm

Tell your wife, “Welcome to Boot Camp!” (and you too, sort of)
When is Nathaniel gonna make his way into the comic?

CrazyDave on January 18, 2011 at 1:53 pm

Welcome to the World Nathaniel!
Hope that you find it a place worth living.

sh4d0wfl4re on January 18, 2011 at 4:16 pm

oh god, that is one of the most adorable babies ever…

Curator on January 18, 2011 at 7:14 pm

I notice you didn’t go with my name… Ah well, Nathaniel is nice, I guess.

Toaster O' Vengeance on January 18, 2011 at 9:29 pm

Nathaniel is indeed a nice name!

On the pocalypse side, puppies beat zombie-vampires,or at least just the washed-up, can’t aim, crazy lieutenant. Hahaha…

Geolancer, Guardian of the Light on January 19, 2011 at 1:54 am

congrats on becoming a dad

on another note: scrufflebeck may need a character development episode or two

lukesf on January 19, 2011 at 1:55 am

Oh my GOD he is cute!!! Congratulations, New Dad! :)

SatyreIkon on January 19, 2011 at 5:32 am

congrats ;D i m one of those secret readers of your comic, coming out of the woodworks to wish you all the best in fatherhood!! There goes freedom haha!!

megaZ on January 19, 2011 at 10:36 am

he is cute handsome and awesome just like his dad >O<

mikelord356 on January 19, 2011 at 11:43 am

Hehe Scrufflebeck is awesome. Congratulations on becoming a dad, I hope I’ll be one someday.

MorganrBan on January 19, 2011 at 11:48 am

For those of you who aren’t in the forums, Jess will be the one staying behind with Bernie according to the votes.

NeoPhantom, Mirage Warrior of the Netherlands on January 20, 2011 at 7:47 am

I want a plant puppy!!!

Karu on June 6, 2012 at 9:27 am

And congrats on the kid :D

Karu on June 6, 2012 at 9:28 am