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The Pocalypse Turns One! :D 10/12/2011

by Joe

I’ve been doing the comic for a whole year now! Happy birthday to The Pocalypse! :D

I cant believe it’s already been a year. It’s been ridiculously eventful, especially since my son was born when The Pocalypse was only a few months old! It feels like I have two babies now :D Both need attention and I can’t imagine my life without either of them. Time flies when you’re having fun, eh? :D

I can’t thank every one of you enough for all of the support you’ve given me and The Pocalypse this year. I couldn’t do this without you all. Thank you for all the feedback, the comments, the e-mails, the forum posts, the store purchases, the donations, the ad clicks, spreading the word, and for reading! :D Knowing that even a handful of people enjoy my little story is fulfilling enough, but having thousands of readers is an overwhelming achievement for me. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

I look forward to The Pocalypse’s future! I’m extremely proud of what I’ve created in a year, so I’m excited to see what another year will bring: more chapters, more games, and more ideas that I want to implement. And now with @hushlorentz and Green Pixel, the possibilities are endless! :D

Here’s to an even better year! And, here’s to you, the best readers any webcomic creator could ask for! :D

In other news, it looks like the overwhelming consensus is to NOT change Scrufflebeck’s name! So, instead of choosing my favourite 5 names, let’s vote on whether Scrufflebeck needs a name change!

Thank you so much for your name suggestions! I probably should have thought of having this vote first! But, I really do appreciate the suggestions and if the votes dictate, I’ll still choose my favourite 5! :D Please vote in the forums!

Enjoy Scene 24 – “Exile”!

Please continue to vote and check out the new Scrufflebeck’s sketch! :D Thank you for voting everyday!

You can follow The Pocalypse on Facebook, Twitter and RSS, too!

Keep playing BlockHopper beta and please keep sending us feedback! Thanks for playing! :D

Happy birthday The Pocalypse! Thanks for 1 year of amusing Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays! Thank you Joe for making these and I hope your cxreative mind develops to create an even wider and more complex world and Post-pocalyptic reality! Cheers for Joe, Jess, Bernie and the gang!

Keep up the good work!!

Luio on October 12, 2011 at 1:42 am

HAPPY BIRTHDAY THE POCALYPSE!!!! Haven’t been especially active since I joined last year–but look what it’s become in just a year’s time! This is really impressive stuff Joe, and I’m looking forward to more awesomeness from Joe, Jess, Bernie, Scrufflebeck, Andrius and the rest of the Pocalypse crew! Keep it up! ;)

AyrYntake on October 12, 2011 at 1:57 am

Happy birthday to the Pocalypse. It’s one of the best things i’ve ever seen. Great plot, good characters and a great dosis of epicity.

Blues on October 12, 2011 at 1:57 am

speaking of your kid how is he also happy bday to the pocalypse

aaron on October 12, 2011 at 2:02 am

yay happy joe dance yay i give birthday cake to you not joe but the author joe cause other joe is a jerk

intariosunder on October 12, 2011 at 2:11 am

HAPPY BIRTHDAY THE POCALYPSE! And thanks, Joe, for a year of creative entertainment :)

SatyreIkon on October 12, 2011 at 3:03 am

Happy Birthday Pocalypse! Woo! No name change for Scrufflebeck D:

Bill on October 12, 2011 at 3:14 am

Thanks for everything, Joe, all the best to you!


THey’re gonna kill Bernie! And then… THEY’RE GONNA KILL US!!


DramaNoMore on October 12, 2011 at 3:35 am

birthday party is needed :3 add ya son as character in it if can..and family..with the pococlypse characters…lol
either way congrats on the excellent comic+life

scavenger on October 12, 2011 at 3:44 am

Happy Birthday The Pocalypse!
I’m so happy I’m following it since its beginning :)

Joe Kehr on October 12, 2011 at 3:52 am

Birthday love for the Pocalypse!

Alexander Bacom on October 12, 2011 at 3:54 am

happy birthday pocalypse i think it shuld be a birthday episode for the pocalypse

raikue on October 12, 2011 at 4:45 am

That in the end cracked me up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dreamdealer on October 12, 2011 at 4:51 am

happy birthday!

YoYoDude on October 12, 2011 at 5:16 am

Wow, 1 year already :D Happy Creationday Joe!

Keep it up with the great comics

Keter on October 12, 2011 at 5:25 am

Well done on reaching your first year doing the Pocalypse Joe, quite an acheivement! Thanks for helping stave off boredom in work since 2010, much obliged ;-)

Hillbo on October 12, 2011 at 6:20 am

Happy birthday! (and to me in 19 days!)
Great work Joe! I can’t thank you enough for making this great webcomic!

Brenkie on October 12, 2011 at 6:34 am

Thank you for everything you’ve done over the past year. I’ve really enjoyed The Pocalypse. I look forward to a great second year and everything that you’ll produce. :)

Edward on October 12, 2011 at 6:47 am

Happy one year anniversary to the end of the world!
@Joe Great job, for keeping it interesting, that, and for listening to the masses while keeping your story uniquely yours!

sh4d0wfl4re on October 12, 2011 at 7:10 am

Hey joe, ever think about giving the cast a new looks in the text box? Nothing special, maybe a logo on the shirts (prehaps a ‘P’ on joe’s), or some detail in the hair. Whatever. I feel that would be nice and a small change of pace. Come on!!! Who’s with me?!!?
Anyways… thumbs up me!! XD

Decifer on October 12, 2011 at 7:35 am

Happy birthday, Pocalypse. I’ve enjoyed it so much since I found it, and am really glad I did!

Mini on October 12, 2011 at 9:07 am

Change his name! He’s like a plant monster equivalent of a Super Saiyan! He definitely needs a new moniker. Something like Scrufflebadass.

Ginji on October 12, 2011 at 9:23 am

Happy birthday, I just started watching this on my birthday in June and have been with you since :D

TomBomb on October 12, 2011 at 9:27 am

the pocalypse turns 1 and i turn 19, awesome

Liro Raeriyo on October 12, 2011 at 9:29 am

No name change! after all, you wouldn’t rename a person because of a change in appearance.

Immijimmi on October 12, 2011 at 10:03 am

Happy Birthday, Pocalypse! Wow! I thought this series was older; seems firmly-rooted in the internet.

Excellent work overall.

MaveriKat on October 12, 2011 at 10:09 am

I’m not SO against changing Scrufflebeck’s name, though I’d prefer it to remain as is. What I am vehemently against is NICK changing Scrufflebeck’s name. If it changes, it’s got to be Joe who does it. He is not Nick’s dog.

Smaialy on October 12, 2011 at 11:43 am

Happy Birthday To the Pocalypse

Trynt on October 12, 2011 at 11:49 am

Happy B-Day Pocalypse I’ve only know you for three months, but I want to get know you for a life time. Live long and prosper pocalypse. And thanks Joe for making it awesome.

RerunRewrite on October 12, 2011 at 12:33 pm

Happy birthday!!!!!
Does anyone else miss Joe?

Qozux on October 12, 2011 at 3:23 pm

Happy B-Day Pocalypse! (birthday)Let’s all throw a colossal party in the honour lol :D. Keep up the Effort Real Joe!

Robbie Tribal on October 12, 2011 at 5:52 pm

Happy birthday!

(but please bring Joe back…)

Biperfuture on October 12, 2011 at 10:40 pm


kim jo-el on October 12, 2011 at 11:00 pm

Bernie… go for it.
And Happy B day!

Shade Person on October 12, 2011 at 11:24 pm

Holey shiiit Joe i never know that The Pocalypse was born just 1 day before my birthday.Congratulations pocalypse and i will hope it will provide another amusing year with its plot twists,surprises and ofc cliffhangers. :D

Dagzter on October 12, 2011 at 11:36 pm

Thought the birthday was two days ago :P was starting to think nobody remembered!

Congrats from a new reader!

Idunyken on October 12, 2011 at 11:59 pm

Joyeux Anniversaire à vous mon cher ami!, It has been a while since I have commented I know, but rest assured i am still here, I enjoy your work, but life is somewhat busy these days….I have left my ancestral home for the last time on voluntary exile and taken my beloved wife with me…..we go to see the world!. If we should ever end up in Japan or the U.S. I will let you know yes?, it will be nice to see you in person…….

Rovage St Laurent on October 13, 2011 at 3:03 am

Happy birthday.

defuse on October 13, 2011 at 4:02 am

@those who want Joe revived – think of the timing of things:
1) vote on whether Rosa should let out Ijoe;
2) Ojoe and Ijoe face off, Ijoe is winning;
3) Joe gets shot just as Ojoe takes the lead with Dominik’s aid;
4) Dominik makes big moves spurring;
5) three consecutive votes on main char’s decisions just before;
6) one year anniversary begins;
7) which leads us to:
a) Joe’s return (Ijoe? Ojoe? who knows)
b) other Zompire elders (the female one) or at least detestable exiles
c) Bernie’s past (coming to a head with the Vampiristic turf wars)
d) Jess’s choice in Loyalty (to survival? to love? to whom?)
e) the detestable Doc, Nicks, redemption (perhaps by destruction, perhaps by rehab of some sort)
f) and of course the evolution of scrufflebeck the only true hero present (having strength, loyalty, and purity (i.e. no contradictions in self))

sh4d0wfl4re on October 13, 2011 at 4:13 am

Happy Birthday Pocalypse. Nice to see you end with a cliffhanger. :P

Lalasa on October 13, 2011 at 7:30 am

Happy Birthday The Pocalypse, and thank you Joe for your amazing work.

Rikion on October 13, 2011 at 9:50 am

wow its been awhile since andrius has been on the webcomic when is he going to be on it again?

keiss on October 13, 2011 at 11:00 am


THE REAL EDWARD on October 13, 2011 at 1:47 pm

Feliz cumpleaños!!! ^o^

efes on October 13, 2011 at 1:50 pm

Happy birthday The Pocalypse! :D

Sweet_Ride on October 13, 2011 at 2:00 pm

I likez teh Pocalypse so I sayz Happz B-Day! w00t!

terrorpeach on October 13, 2011 at 8:24 pm

W00t happy first B-Day The pocalypse lol can’t wait for more videos

ThunderGirl on October 15, 2011 at 8:05 am