One Year Wiser :D | January 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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Akamaaku
Akamaaku
10 years ago

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

Laserhead
Laserhead
10 years ago

Happy Birthday Joe!!

Laserhead
Laserhead
10 years ago

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

Alex apocalypse
Alex apocalypse
10 years ago

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.

Sam
Sam
10 years ago

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.

raikue
raikue
10 years ago

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.

RagingReaver
RagingReaver
10 years ago

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

Chilingsworth
Chilingsworth
10 years ago

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

Xanag
Xanag
10 years ago

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

blinx92
blinx92
10 years ago

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

(Punny right?)

(I’ll stop now.)

ComicGourmet
ComicGourmet
10 years ago

I think rusty’s the joe that joe never was

Datonis
Datonis
10 years ago

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

Happy Vampire
Happy Vampire
10 years ago

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

RicksterEpicWin
RicksterEpicWin
10 years ago

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

Biperfuture
Biperfuture
10 years ago

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

ALONZO
ALONZO
10 years ago

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

Nicolas
Nicolas
10 years ago

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
Nicolas
10 years ago

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

Emmanuel
Emmanuel
10 years ago

Happy birthday JOE!! ^^

scavenger
scavenger
10 years ago

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

WhiteWolf
WhiteWolf
10 years ago

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?

Aethrys
Aethrys
10 years ago

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

Brenkie
Brenkie
10 years ago

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Bec
Bec
10 years ago

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

sh4d0wfl4re
sh4d0wfl4re
10 years ago

Now that it is the 31st (in my local) I can properly say:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, joe!
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!

ph4ntom s33ker
ph4ntom s33ker
10 years ago

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

gunsmen45
gunsmen45
10 years ago

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

Spectrite21
Spectrite21
10 years ago

Happy Birthday Joe!

Happy Vampire
Happy Vampire
10 years ago

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

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

HAPPY BDAY!

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 )

Mini
Mini
10 years ago

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

Tabby
Tabby
10 years ago

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

Ricky
Ricky
10 years ago

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

Lydia
Lydia
10 years ago

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!

Vurig
Vurig
10 years ago

Happy birthday Joe! Keep up the good work!

Trynt
Trynt
10 years ago

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

geoff
geoff
10 years ago

aaaaaww Rusty’s so sweeet!

Happy Vampire
Happy Vampire
10 years ago

Aaaawwww.. Rusty..

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

Erik
Erik
10 years ago

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

@Happy vampire, do you speak spanish?

illeatyourself
illeatyourself
10 years ago

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.

Isis
Isis
10 years ago

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

Neowarrior
Neowarrior
10 years ago

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]

Happy Vampire
Happy Vampire
10 years ago

@Erik

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

@Neowarrior

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
Happy Vampire
10 years ago

With*

Wow,where’s my head?

Probably in the PC.

defuse
defuse
10 years ago

You have the same birthday as me!