State of Da Blog

Hey! Just posting to say that making the next comic is taking longer than I’d like. Apologies for leaving everyone hanging on a cliff for *looks at calendar* …an amount of time.

Trust me—you know that nagging feeling you get when you’re waiting for a comic to update? Multiply that by 1000—that’s how I feel. It’s pretty awful.

Re: Bitty’s twitter. After two more updates the comic will hopefully be caught up with Bitty’s twitter. That means all of the tweets will stop being so spoilery and more like commentary on the current storylines! Wahoo!

Ask a Wellies. I love doing them, but they take time! (And for many specific questions research!)

lol also quick thanks btw. Thank you so much for sharing the comic on your blogs/twitter accounts/facebook walls/xangas idek and talking about it with your friends! I didn’t have a huge following before I started Check,Please! and I haven’t taken out a single ad for it—but through recs and word of mouth people are reading the comic. So when I answer an ask and say “thanks for reading!” I really mean it.

you finished this text post. congratulations as a reward: at concerts Lardo makes Holster carry her on his shoulders because he’s the tallest and Shitty’s really not strong enough to do it for entire sets. Ransom and Jack talk about golf a lot and sometimes go out to the Samwell Golf Course for a few rounds and it’s nauseating. Bitty and Holster have nearly the exact same taste in music. Nearly the exact. Lardo and Jack ate lunch together on lake quad MWF when it was sunny (because Lardo and Jack definitely took an intro photography class together). Jack scored nearly two thirds of his points of the school year after he became linemates with Bitty.

Guess who got his hair did.

nebulia13 asked:

Johnson, what's your first name? And what are you doing after you graduate?

Yoo!!!!!! haha!!

my 1st name starts with a J! u have 3 guesses :]

after i graduate i’m probs just gonna hike around;
ponder truth/aesthetics/theories of knowledge; go to some concerts;
find myself stuff lol

but don’t worry i’ll always be right off panel. like 100px to the right   =-]


Comic 20 - Playoffs - Part III

Quick illustration of the scrum that happened about 5 seconds after Jack scored. Yes that is Holster trying to rip someone’s head off.

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irretrievablynerdy asked:

AAAAH BITTY. Also, that's the first time Jack's ever called him that? FEELS.

it is the first time ;~; the very first

smallnico asked:

ive been wondering bc im not sure if it's obvious or not but i've been wondering where samwell is supposed to be :0 like i figured it's a fictional place (or is it??) but is it in canada or north usa or have you not really thought about it? :> this ask is a mess so i'll end it now i hope you're having a lovely day

Hey! The about page has Samwell University located in Samwell Massachusetts, USA! 

But here’s a map for reference:

"No no no, come on, Shits, don’t tell them about that."
“Braaah, if we don’t, who will? Tradition and legacy and goddamn heritage and all that. Seniors gots responsibilities, son.”

"No no no, come on, Shits, don’t tell them about that."
“Braaah, if we don’t, who will? Tradition and legacy and goddamn heritage and all that. Seniors gots responsibilities, son.”

newmoonhaunt asked:

So, I was re-reading this comic (again) and I when you introduced Lardo Shitty says something about getting "the fucking chop", so I was just wondering what Lardo's hair looked like before she cut it?


"Please don’t quit."

rhymeswithazalea asked:

I've been playing hockey for years and Check Please literally nails the entire game and its culture. How do you write it all so accurately if you've never played? I also play goalie and would love to see a main character between the pipes!


Not only have I never played, I skate like a newborn giraffe and have literally held a hockey stick in my hand once!

And I’m from Texas.

I’ll probably do a FAQ/write-up on the creation of Check,Please!, but long story short, I did 3-months of hockey research my senior year of college in order to write my first screenplay Hardy, a story about a really butch hockey player named Chris Einhardt who falls for his best friend and former teammate. It has intellectual gems like:

…Yeah. Not really. But I mean,
everyone has like fucking random
thoughts. Okay, say you have like
a million thoughts in a year, so
maybe like 400 thousand are about
girls and stuff, and maybe 400
thousand are about hockey, and
maybe 1 of them has to be randomly
about a guy. Completely randomly.
But that thought may not even be a
full thought anyway. And you don’t
act on that, because, hey. That’s
pretty fucking gay. But there’s a
line. Now, gay guys—your friend?
Shit. Like 500, 600 thousand thoughts a
year about cocks and stuff.

Six hundred thousand.

Ehhh, give or take a cock.


For the writing of that screenplay I interviewed hockey players at Yale (one of whom plays in the AHL!) and roommates of hockey players, talked to the hockey beat reporter for the newspaper, interviewed girls who dated hockey players, watched every single of documentary about hockey ever, checked out books from the library about hockey, hit up JSTOR for scholarly articles on hockey culture, watched Miracle/Goon/Slapshot and took notes during hockey games.

Believe you me, I was paranoid about stepping into this completely foreign culture and making some horrible faux pas. But the upside of the excessive research is that I had all this leftover hockey know-how when I completed the screenplay…

which I used to create Check,Please!

reblogging to the Check Please! tumblr for curious parties.