Grin + Bear It: If They Came To Hear Me – SPLAT

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away… something exciting and cool happened. But right now some crudely drawn space soldiers are sending you a weekly infusion of innuendos and lolz, brought to your face by the ever funny [citation needed] Grin + Bear It.

Grin + Bear It 52

Grin + Bear It 52


luke [at] grinandbear [dot] it

A word from Luke about the past, present, and future of Grin + Bear It:

A while back I started drawing Halo comics, with the sole intention of making my friends laugh. Then, a little over a year ago, I got an email from bs angel offering me a weekly spot on one of the world’s biggest, and hawtest, gaming blogs. Multiple nerdgasms followed. Since then, the comic’s given me so many opportunities; early access to the Reach beta (thanks to angel), a ticket to the premiere of Halo Legends (thanks to Mr. Pointyhead of Xbox Live), and several mentions on the Bungie feed (thanks to urk, who also gave me one of my favourite critiques of the comic: “They always make me laugh. Can’t post some of the stuff for obvious reasons. Shishka would cry.”) to name a few.

But most of all, I’ve been able to read all of your comments each week, and I’ve enjoyed that more than anything. Angel’s always said to me, right from the beginning, that it’s all about me having fun with it – and thanks to every single one of you I have. Thanks.

If you still aren’t bored of me yet and want to keep following the comic, I’ve kindly been offered a place at HBO by Mr. Wu – which I’ve kind of bitten his hand off for. It’s not up and running just yet, but I’m sure you’re all familiar with so you know where to check in the near future :D

And remember: comics never die; they’ve just moved websites.

27 Responses to Grin + Bear It: If They Came To Hear Me – SPLAT

  1. IceDragon says:

    Well said. It’s sad whenever things have to come to an end. Looking forward to the new blogposts and comics on Waypoint and HBO.

    • just thought I’d mention it’s up and running!


      • IceDragon says:

        Thanks for the update :]

  2. ElItearbiter says:

    Man i hope this series never stops. A very good eulogy, if thats the right word. and for the comic, its so true!

    • Zwooosh says:

      Haha indeed, I almost forgot :P

      This achievement is soo much fun :p

      Tried it with 3 man co-op XD
      Spartan corpes everywhere :D

      We laughed our asses off :p

  3. Undercover Duck says:

    Man that happens to me all the time, not the falling the discharge… =(

    Thank you lukems for making us all laugh at the silliest things and good luck in the future.

  4. Zwooosh says:

    Sigh :(…

    With the last of these comics appearing on HMB, another great era comes to an end…

    Thanks Luke, for bringing us teh lulz! :D
    Looking forward to see you on HBO :)

  5. Crazy A 64 says:

    and even if you do hit it there’s no garauntee you did it exactly right for the achievement :( RAGE!

    Thanks for the lulz Luke :’)

  6. Glasses Guy says:

    Well, at least we know we might be able to find you on HBO. And get a free drink off of you. Hats off to you man. You deserve it.

  7. LeeVEGETA says:

    Great comic for the last one here at HMB.
    That achievement was the hardest I’ve got so far. took me 40 min to do on 7 I think

    (was up till 6 am uk time doing it and gettitng a little reminder with a screen shot lol. So a little fuzzy on the actual details lol)

    Congrats with the opportunity at HBO.

    • BIZaGoten says:

      lol it took me 3 tries. 4 with the 3rd not giving me the achievment, lol :D

      • LeeVEGETA says:

        Lol think I had about 40 tries! started to get board so kept jumping off and trying to hit the Elite in the head with a grenade lol

  8. Gagazet says:

    Halo Universe will miss you!

  9. D’awwww. T_T

    And I still can’t get that damn achievement.

    • justifiedcandy says:

      if you’re using the sprint power up be sure to let go of it in mid-air or else you won’t get the achievement even if you kill the elite just right.

      • Queen 0f Blades (Sonya 00101) says:

        Ah, cool. Thanks. :)

  10. one crazy idiot says:

    First Angel says she’s got a new job with 343 and says that the site’s gonna go. Now Luke’s getting in with HBO and taking the comic with. Man, what’s this world coming to???!?

    Seriously, good luck over at HBO Luke. Thanks for the laughs here.

    • we’re all corporate sell outs ^_^

      well I would be if i was getting paid..

  11. Thanks to everyone for the comments, this is why I kept in drawing – the Halo community is the best I’ve found online x

  12. hongoasdf says:

    I though the last comic would’ve included arms. Y’know. Mixin’ it up a little.

    Still, great last comic. Couldn’t be more true.

    I’ll take your word on that drink, mind you.

    • if you find me, i give you my word!

  13. NIIRU says:

    So true, and when i final got it. it was a grunt, and not an elite T_T
    and ill be missing those funny comics two T_T

  14. xLAS3RP01NT3Rx says:

    You’re a real artist, Luke.

    Great series, keep up this level of quality and I think you and your work will be even bigger sensations than they are now.
    Best of luck at HBO.

    But I don’t think this is the end. ;)

  15. RawrImJustin says:

    Your comics never fail to get at least a chuckle and many times a heartfelt laugh and I have no doubt you will continue your great work at HBO :)

  16. danieljc2008 says:

    I only just got the correlation! CANT GET THE FOOL!!!

  17. =(

    Your work will be missed!

  18. cbd says:

    The HBO link no longer works, probably has to do with them being hacked a few weeks ago

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