About This Comic
Why combine the About and FAQ pages?
• My recent views
on FAQs are that they should be answering the same things that an about
two. Also, I find it's easier for me to make sense if I'm answering specific
questions rather than rambling on and on about the comic without any
real sense of direction. And hey, if I needed any more reason, it's one
less page that I have to update coding on when I change the layout
What is Human Behaviour?
Human Behaviour is an online comic, or webcomic. To break it into further
categories (as we do so love to classify everything into the smallest
possible category), HB is what can be considered a "gag-a-strip" comic—in
that there may be characters that exist from one comic to the next, but
there isn't a plot and one comic does not necessarily have to be read
before another. There isn't necessarily a "gag" or punchline,
as most gag-a-strip comics have, however, although in many cases one
What is Human Behaviour's purpose?
If it can be said to have a purpose, HB's is to poke fun at the everyday
idocy around us. I'm sure you've overheard someone saying something,
or have you yourself said something that, upon later reflection, has
proven to be downright dumb. That's what HB is here for: a catalog of
stupid things people have said and done.
Are the events in the comic real
More often than not. Occasionally, artistic license will rear its head,
or I'll only be inspired by stupid things people have done, but usually
they're less idiotic than the ones that are taken directly from real
life. If you're really curious as to whether an actual event transpired
or not, check the hb_comic community on LiveJournal, as it's where
my rants and comic information for each comic is stored.
this a furry comic?
In a word... not as you probably mean it. Anthropomorphic creatures are
not the main focus of this comic, even though they are in it. Nor am
I saying that the Inverted Purple Skunk and Appelachiaña are "above" the
humans—they make mistakes and have "blonde moments" just
like the rest of the cast, regular or not. I just had two anthro "avatars" of
myself that hadn't ever been used in anything and decided that they would
do well to be part of my third true "webcomic."
Are you a furry/anthro/were/lycanthrope?
• No. While I occasionally fancy having a tail, the
logistics of wearing pants in this society pretty much forbids it,
nor do I believe my spirit/soul/what-have-you is actually from X animal,
trapped in human form. I have friends who do believe as much, however,
and I respect that, as it's their belief, not mine, and what right
do I have to judge what they feel when I can't feel it myself? Then
again, I will make fun of them if they say something amazingly stupid
and back it up with "and it's absolutely true because I'm really a
horse" or something, coz' facts (and, therefore truths) don't change
whether you're human or horse-in-a-human-body.
Are you a misanthrope?
• A world of no. I think people can be dumb, and they will occasionally
make me very, very nervous, but I think misanthropy (the hating or
distrusting of mankind) is a more constant thing than what I experience—which
is usually either chalked up to paranoia or a bad vibe from a particular
Is there a regular
No. The comic will update whenever I have some new piece of "wisdom" to
share; which is usually no later than a week after the event inspiring/depicted
in it has occured. In addition, this community will update within twelve
hours of a new comic going up for that commentary, so if you're on
LiveJournal, feel free to become a member or watch the community to
be made aware
I'm offended by Character X, because they're obviously
making a mockery of subculture Y.
Sorry? Be sure that you're aware of the "Tree of Logic" principle
when reading this comic and the rants/commentary accompanying them.
That is, all trees are plants, but not all plants are trees. Characters
Cosplay Chick are the "trees" for the anime/manga "plant" community,
for example. Not all anime/manga fans are like CRCC, so if you're offended
by my brazen stereotyping, sorry and don't
the door hit your runny mascara-stained lace-covered ass on the way
Do you believe in the stereotypes you portray?
• Yes and no. I believe that there are people who do fit the stereotypes—just
as there are jocks who have to think about "2+2" for thirty
seconds before they get the answer—but I also believe that there
are jocks who are good at calculus, and there are those who aren't
quite math whizzes but don't have a football for a brain, either. I
use the stereotypes that fit in a given situation, if I use them at
Is this comic supposed to be funny?
Sometimes. Not all the time—I don't need that kind of pressure
on me. So yes, sometimes the comic will be funny, and sometimes it'll
just be "oh my god, ew, why am I a part of this species?" and
still other times you'll just smile and nod and move on in the archives.
I try to present it in a semi-humorous manner, because I think it's
best if we're able to laugh at ourselves without losing all hope,
but if you
don't think any of it's funny, then your sense of humour and mine
don't mesh very well, and that's quite all right.
I've read everything in the
archives... is there any more anywhere else?
Nope. But if you're done here, you might want to check out Bowspirit's
Aim, which is a plot-driven fantasy comic I do update on a
weekly basis. It's not exactly the same sort of genre as this one, but
it has the same sort of humour (better, sometimes).
I've seen one of these comics somewhere else, in
a different format... did you steal it?
If you're talking about the Art vs. Goth one, I posted that in my DeviantArt
account back before I realized that I had so many one-shot comics
about people and society being stupid that I might as well make an
instead of just ignoring the urge to draw the others and leaving it
at the one. Obviously, that was before I decided to use IPS in the
(as you can see a human version of IPS, or a much better-looking version
of myself, in it), but it's still mine. I just re-cut it to fit the
layout I was making for the website, that's all ^^ If, on the other
hand, you've seen one of the other comics somewhere else, please
do let me know.
Are you just making
up this F.A.Q. now?
You caught me =D;; I'm writing this after I've logged into my new Keenspace
account, but before the comic's subdomain has resolved with the DNS
servers. But these are questions I think people MIGHT ask, so I'm doing
Got anything else you want to know about? Let me know, either via a
comment on one of the entries here or by emailing me at xella (at)
(dot) com (that'll forward to my most recent email address, if it ever