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Q: So who the hell are you and why did you start this poor excuse for a webcomic?

A: My name is Joe Simonetti, bartending dork from South Florida. In 2012, right before
my 28th birthay I found myself unemployed and broke with no car. For the first
time it dawned on me that I can't bartend forever. More importantly, I've been told by
everyone and their mother that I'm wasting my time and my talent dealing with drunk
idiots night after night. So, despite the fact that I still bartend to pay the bills, I took
a bunch of Adderal in the beginning of May and learned how to use every Adobe
program I could get my hands on and started down the road to doing something
with my life.

 

Q: I'm guessing you're the long haired dude from the comic. Who's the redhead?

A: No one in particular. When I started the comic I needed a character to bounce
jokes off of and even though I knew a lotta people, there weren't any I knew at
the time that I could have any geeky conversations with. I basically just made her
because geeks love hot redheads.

 

Q: So you invented a fake hot chick to hang out with and talk to? Kinda pathetic, wouldn't you say?

A: And how! Every time I look at the comic all I can hear is my dad asking me that exact
same question. Probably why I made this comic in the first place. The thing is, I actually
have met a couple girls since starting the site that fit the bill, but I don't feel like
changing her appearance to match any of them. Everyone in the comic is based on a real
person, some I change the appearance and name of, some I keep both.

 

Q: Wait, every one is based on a real person?

A: More or less. The staff of the bar in the comic is from the job I was fired from.
It was the longest I've ever had a job and anyone "In The Biz" can tell you that you
become a pseudo-family with co-workers. Unfortunatley, I haven't seen any of them
in almost two years, so drawing them kinda lets me feel like we all still hang out.

 

Q: Jesus Christ, that's the saddest shit I've ever heard.

A: That's not a question.

 

Q: Jesus Christ, is that not the saddest shit you've ever heard?

A: Yes.

 

Q: I can't help but notice that you seem to insult yourself or share way too much personal
information in these comics. Any particular reason?

A: When you grow up a fat, antisocial dork in high school you learn that if you make fun of yourself first, it's more difficult for others to. The thing is, I've always loved making
people laugh. Stand up comedy is my first true love, and self deprecating humor always
tends to do well. Anyone I know in real life will tell you that no one makes fun of me
better than me.

Plus, I just really don't give a shit how pathetic I look. Funny is funny.

 

Q: What do you use to draw these chicken scratches you call "art"?

A: A Wacom Intous2 that I bought back in 2006 and took six years for me to actually do
anything with. I've also recently switched from Photoshop to Manga Studio and just purchased a Mircosoft Surface Pro 3, but it's going to take another week or
two before I really get the hang of things and start using it to draw.

 

Q: What do you do in your spare time?

A: Masturbate. A lot.

 

Q: What do you do with the rest of your spare time?

A: There isn't any.

 

Q: We get it, you're trying to be witty in your Q&A section. Seriously, though.

A: Well, despite being an avid gamer for most of my life, the medium just doesn't hold
the same appeal to me that it once did. I HAVE recently gotten into PC gaming and
DO play games from time to time, but nowhere near what I used to. Growing up I never
could afford comic books so I never really got into them, but now that I'm all old and shit
and have an iPad to read them on I've probably read 2,000 in the last few years.

However, pretty much all of my spare time is spent either on Reddit or watching
TV. Now that I have a dual monitor set up for the first time ever, my time is usually spent doing both. In fact, I can honestly say that I easily watch more television than anyone I know and it's one of the reasons I started the website. To connect with fellow TV fanatics with no life.

 

Q: What shows do you watch?

A: At the moment I'm all caught up on Orphan Black, Elementary, Sherlock, Hannibal, Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, The Newsroom, True Detective, Arrow, The 100, Justified, The Americans, Archer, Sunny in Philadelphia, Community, Rick and Morty, The Blacklist, Person of Interest, Almost Human, The Following, White Collar, Graceland, Helix, Da Vinci's Demons, Continuum, Ninja Turtles, Legend of Korra, Banshee, Ray Donovan, Sons of Anarchy, South Park, and, of course, Doctor Who.

 

Q: Fucking A! That's an awful lot of TV! How do you find the time?!

A: When I tell you that unless I'm going to work or going to get food I do not leave my
apartment, I am not exaggerating. Unfortunately, social interaction no longer holds
any appeal to me. Simply put, there has never in the history of our species been a better
time for introverts to be introverts. I get all my social interaction during my six hour shifts at the bar, and believe me, it's enough. Soon as I get off work, I go home, lock my door and hide in the corner from all that is the outside world.

 

Q: Do you think anyone actually gives two shits enough about you to have made it this far
in the Q&A?

A: Honestly? No. I just like hearing myself talk/type and tend to go on and on about shit
like this. In fact, I could probably say whatever I want at this point and no one will read it. In fact, did you know that I can't get erections unless there's a fifteen year old Asian girl crying?