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One Year Wiser :D 01/30/2012

by Joe

If it’s January 31st where you are, it’s my birthday! :D With such an enormous year behind me, I feel that this birthday is extra special. Makes me think back and reflect on how much can be done and learned in 365 days. Last year, on this day, I was holding my 16-day-old, full of fear and ambition. Now, I’m holding a one-year-old’s hand as he stumbles on his own two feet. And, while I’m still filled to the brim with ambition, last year’s fear has turned to pride and feelings of accomplishment.

Now, as I blow out my 27 candles, I’m wishing for another amazing year! :D Oh, and for Apple to approve our contract so we can sell BlockHopper!

Enjoy Scene 11 – “Joe’s Movin’ on Up”!

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I’m surprised at how Jess knows Joe so well. HAHA Aluminum battle suit. I wonder when the two siblings will meet.

Akamaaku on January 30, 2012 at 11:03 pm

Happy Birthday Joe!!

Laserhead on January 30, 2012 at 11:04 pm

Rusty is starting to remind me a lot of Daryl from The Walking Dead, which is a good thing

Laserhead on January 30, 2012 at 11:13 pm

Well it’s only the 30th where I am but… Happy birthday Joe! Thank you for all of The Pocalypse. It is definitely one of my favorite series.

Alex apocalypse on January 30, 2012 at 11:14 pm

It’s 30 here, but Happy Birthday anyway, Author Joe!

By the way, I’m starting to like Rusty, too. It takes ten like that selfish Joe to make one Rusty.

Sam on January 30, 2012 at 11:22 pm

happy birthday joe :D if i culd give you a gift for all the episode and that you have birthday i whuld do that, if i did have permisson. any way happy birday, hope you get good gits.

raikue on January 31, 2012 at 12:33 am

Happy Birthday tomorrow Author Joe. Its still the 30th here.

RagingReaver on January 31, 2012 at 1:31 am

It’s the 30th here, but happy birthday anyway!

Chilingsworth on January 31, 2012 at 2:01 am

Happy birthday Joe! And as it turns out, tin man rusty had a heart all along :P

Xanag on January 31, 2012 at 2:10 am

Didn’t ya know? Just had to knock some of the rust off of it.

(Punny right?)

(I’ll stop now.)

blinx92 on January 31, 2012 at 2:33 am

I think rusty’s the joe that joe never was

ComicGourmet on January 31, 2012 at 4:11 am

Its scary that we could have shared a birthday. Mine happens to be on the 1st of Feb :D

Datonis on January 31, 2012 at 4:12 am

Happy b-day Joe! ( Not yet 31st here,but in Japan it is. )

Wait.. it’s arleady been a year I’m reading this comic? It seems yesterday to me I watched the first episode. ( Joe really kicked the ass out of that zombie. )

GO Pocalypse GO

Happy Vampire on January 31, 2012 at 4:18 am

Am I the only one thinking Rusty is a rapist? The way he said that last line- o.o

RicksterEpicWin on January 31, 2012 at 5:07 am

Happy Birthday Joe :D However, it isn’t 31st when I am XD

Biperfuture on January 31, 2012 at 5:20 am

happy birthday joe thanks for making the pocolypse i love the games and comic is awsome and epic your awsome!!!!!!!

ALONZO on January 31, 2012 at 6:03 am

I love thepocalypse and only found you through the game you made that went to armorgames.com, but after finding the game to be fun and the character dialogue to be hilarious, I finally got hooked and started from episode 1. I love this comic!!! I wanted to say stuff for so long, but couldnt until now! I love u joe and your comics inspire me everyday and always put a smile on my face. Thank you so much, or as they say in Japan “Arigato Joe-senpai.” I also love your personal stories at the bottom of each webcomic and only saw them after the second season and went straight back to #1 just to read ur comments. Thanks for being an inspiration to so many!

Nicolas on January 31, 2012 at 6:26 am

Forgot to mention I’m phillipino as well :P “Kamusta ka?”

Nicolas on January 31, 2012 at 6:27 am

Happy birthday JOE!! ^^

Emmanuel on January 31, 2012 at 7:06 am

the freaking irony…its 30th today and its me b-day…lol happy birthday to ya joe :)
there someone in my class that has a b-day that is d-day….lol

scavenger on January 31, 2012 at 7:08 am

i wonder
Annika said she has a brother
Joe said he has a sister
and they haven’t seen each other in the comic yet
could there be a conection or am i just crazy?

WhiteWolf on January 31, 2012 at 7:43 am

In case nobody’s mentioned this previously, Annika is definitely Joe’s sister. Also, Happy Birthday non-fictional Joe.

Aethrys on January 31, 2012 at 7:46 am


Brenkie on January 31, 2012 at 8:36 am

31st here bro. You back in Japan? If so, welcome back to the Land of the Rising Sun

Bec on January 31, 2012 at 3:21 pm

Now that it is the 31st (in my local) I can properly say:
Upon this level up you have received the boons of:
parental capabilities and coping mechanisms +5
insomnia +2
creative inspiration +8; and
stamina +3
You have also gained the ability schemas, Baby Burper and Radiation Dodger!
Congratulations on a well lived year in the game of life!

sh4d0wfl4re on January 31, 2012 at 4:18 pm

hey its my little brothers birthday as well. Happy Birthday Joe!

ph4ntom s33ker on January 31, 2012 at 7:26 pm

Happy Birthday Joe. Thanks for bringing us this great story through all the times in your life.

gunsmen45 on January 31, 2012 at 7:38 pm

Happy Birthday Joe!

Spectrite21 on January 31, 2012 at 8:26 pm

Upon the 27th level up,you earned the following abilities:

1. Cliffhanger Master
2. Walking-Baby
3. Pocalypse


Now I wonder,when your child will be able to talk,what’s going to happen to The Pocalypse?

( I’m sure we’ll see some ‘pirate’ scenes of your son. I WANT JOE JUNIOR ON THE NEXT FILLER )

Happy Vampire on February 1, 2012 at 1:18 am

Happy Birthday, Joe! :D
(Also, I like how you’re slowly making Rusty seem like a complete softy at heart x3)

Mini on February 1, 2012 at 1:21 am

Happy birthday Joe! Have been loving The Pocalypse and cant wait to see where you take it!

Tabby on February 1, 2012 at 3:55 am

Hi joe Happy b-day + i hope in the next scene annika meets joe … :D

Ricky on February 1, 2012 at 4:50 am

Happy birthday – it’s also my hubby’s birthday but he is an ancient 40 today with a two year old plaguing him (and a second due at the end of next month…). Hope you have had a great day!

Lydia on February 1, 2012 at 7:07 am

Thanks for the birthday wishes, everyone! And, happy birthday to those who shared the same birthday! :D

Joe on February 1, 2012 at 8:03 am

Happy birthday Joe! Keep up the good work!

Vurig on February 1, 2012 at 8:04 am

Happy birthday joe and it is the 31st here and i ain’t even in japan happy birthday

Trynt on February 1, 2012 at 12:57 pm

aaaaaww Rusty’s so sweeet!

geoff on February 1, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Aaaawwww.. Rusty..

Able to kill 10 survivors con a grenade as much as able to enjoy company of a kid.

Happy Vampire on February 2, 2012 at 2:17 am

Happy birthday Joe! I send you 6,001 congratulations :D

@Happy vampire, do you speak spanish?

Erik on February 2, 2012 at 3:26 am

RUSTY HAS A HEART!! IT’S A MIRACLE!! HECK, IT’S A MIRACLE THAT THAT TRIO ACTUALLY SHOWED UP AGAIN FOR ONCE! As for Harry, I can see some epic robot-made pwnage coming up. And either a really terrible battle suit that is more burden than help for Joe, or a really freaking amazing one that provides insane armor.

illeatyourself on February 2, 2012 at 8:40 am

I send you 12,002 birthday hugs. Happy (belated) 27th birthday, Joe!

Isis on February 2, 2012 at 10:00 am

A thousand congratulations to you! One more year of life lived away, one less year remaining till your final day! One more year upon your head, one more year till you have no more hair upon your head! One more year… ack! Forgot the lyric…

I do wonder, why do people celebrate birthdays when young, but hate them when old? It’s actually quite silly if you ask me…

[19 years old, Dec.23]

Neowarrior on February 2, 2012 at 10:13 pm


Yes,a little,but I’m more able to speak Italian. And I noticed why you said it :p
Con = As in Italian.


Would you like to celebrate your birthday when you know that in 2 years you will be completely bald?
[11 years old, Dec.30]

Happy Vampire on February 3, 2012 at 1:12 am


Wow,where’s my head?

Probably in the PC.

Happy Vampire on February 3, 2012 at 1:12 am

You have the same birthday as me!

defuse on February 4, 2012 at 12:22 pm