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Pet Rock

October 17, 2011

EDIT: Damn it, I didn’t realise how similar this is to a Cyanide & Happiness comic. It’s purely coincidential and was not my intention at all. I shall be googling my ideas before drawing them to avoid this in future.

I had to get this comic out of my system. I was staring at Photoshop with no ideas of what to do tonight, so I ended up doodling, and out came these top and bottom panels. I tried to think of other ideas but my mind wouldn’t let go of this idea, so it had to be done.

I’m having a bit of a phase with blood at the moment, it’s fun to paint, plus the red looks nice on white. Plus it’s Halloween month. Also, while I’m not a sports kinda guy, this weekend I ended up watching a whole rugby match (the world cup is being hosted in my city after all), and a lot of the players ended up bleeding (I don’t understand how those guys don’t die more often, very brutal stuff). So yup, blood.

Also, Loading Artist is nearing 5000 likes on Facebook! How exciting!

Goodnight everyone.


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Show Comments (77)

  1. kINGMISFIt says:

    This is the strip that introduced and got me hooked on your comics. Too funny!

  2. K says:

    This is sooooo funny. I found out about this site today and this site has awesome comics!

  3. Hal says:

    For the grass, did you use a texture or just draw it on? Either way it looks really good. 🙂

    1. Gregor says:

      I used a soft pattern overlay for this grass, cheers.

  4. Baba says:

    Hahaha!I’m guessing it’s impossible not to love this comic!!!

  5. Mayumura says:

    From 9gag & because of this comic… I LOVE YOUR SITE NOW :]

  6. Dana says:

    This is the comic that brought me here! Loving it!

  7. Chris says:

    Is the rock is peeing out ketchup or is that blood…?

    1. Brittany says:

      Is that a legitimate question?? Lol

  8. wesley says:


  9. Hotgeart says:

    i lol’d

  10. Zeth says:

    This is freaking hilarious!!! Love your work, man!! And that Cyanide cartoon is crap, compared to this. There’s 6 or 7 billion people on the planet – unique ideas are getting fairly impossible – it’s the delivery that counts.. And this one is awesome!! Draw some more, man… Doctors should prescribe this website as antidepresant medication!!

  11. Mark p.s.2 says:

    Most ideas can be traced to other sources.You have the protagonist and antagonist in a story, the details are just changed. Don’t worry too much.

  12. checked both comics….this one was funnier still…I mean I really laughed at this…Ony thing now is to make a cartoon skit of this….on youtube….

    keep up the good work!

  13. null says:

    Would have done more damage if the leash was used as a flail.

  14. baltha5ar says:

    I just laughed so hard that a little bit of pee came out

  15. okungnyo says:

    I don’t know about the direction Loading Artist is heading in…I mean, when the comics started to center around losers (ugly guy with caterpillar eaten by bird) it was a welcome change of pace, and it was funny…but now there are too many of them. It’s like your comic has become the face of unsociable freaks with only their computers. Please restore the comic’s original tone of frivolousness and humor from the comic’s original creation that has since been lost.

    1. TyGar says:

      You’re very wrong, humor is mostly about relatable experience, the only way to keep it fresh is really about variety. Whether it’s about talking fruit or finding a job, that’s up to him. Both are good, and the variety is celebrated.

    1. meb says:


  16. Xzarnam says:

    That rock doesn’t belong in society, it should be sent to a quarry.

    btw awesome new banner!

  17. zsofii says:

    Guys, there are hundreds of Likes and only 2 flattrs. Everyone head to flattr.com and support Gregor!

  18. Dante says:

    That last panel should be a t-shirt

  19. ramsrams says:

    this comic its better than cyanide at least the face in the punchline was priceless

  20. kelvin says:

    Hmmm, i got an idea from ur comic…

  21. usak0 says:

    Any way you look at it, you’d have to be a moron to get worked up about the similarities. This comic is awesome, so is Cyanide’s. You guys need to get over it.

    1. lalo says:

      My apologies

  22. heartygator says:

    big difference!
    yours is funny – the old one is not!! 🙂

  23. X says:

    Best comic yet!

  24. OmegaLairon says:

    See kids, rocks just don’t make very good pets; they have bad hearing and live only to murder. Rocks are better suited to military service, although not quite so much as the dreaded slinky.

    1. WHO CARES says:

      i cringe at what he could do with LAWN DARTS

  25. Norbert the sneaky says:

    this is great. more blood more!
    by the way i have read all of cyanide and happiness and i could not remember that one at all. i believe the idea is yours and theirs independently. yay great minds think alike 😀

  26. cmcl says:

    They are six years apart.

  27. aoshi says:

    Oh, the explosm similarity could be trouble. But I wanted to say I really enjoyed the way you did it. The last panel alone kills me.

    I think it’s possible you had a similar independent idea. Better be clear about that before it gets blown out of proportion.

  28. uriel says:

    one thing is a similiar comic, another is the fucking same comic, and you still have the balls to say you came out with it? yeah, from explosm.com…. give the credits to the people who deserves at least, instead of trying to look like more creative that u really are….

    1. Moritz the mighty says:

      “haters gonna hate” as the loading artist said!

    2. Mattymofo says:

      So how come you jumped to that conclusion rather than the more obvious “hes had a similar idea to some one else”. Sad, bitter thought process you’ve got yourself there…

    3. Dorkus says:

      WoW. You must have a sad, lonely life to re-act to this in such a manner. Why don’t you go pick on Edison and most other ‘inventors’, that have ‘stolen’ ideas from other people…..
      Gregor doesn’t have to credit anyone. His idea is his own. Similar is not the same…..
      @ Gregor… If you google, you will not ever be able to do your own cartoons again. They will be tainted with fear of copying. IMHO, No way can anyone have a totally original idea anymore. Just our own peculiar twist to things…..
      7 billion people soon on this little blue ball… Just draw!! Please?

      1. LeoLoL says:

        Very, very well said Dorkus. Don’t bother ‘Googling’ your ideas Greg, just draw and entertain us like you have been. I think the fact that you came up with a similar idea to such a popular existing comic, means you’re on the right track to the fame you deserve! 🙂

  29. Bastien says:

    Best comic so far, i love it 😀

  30. Antonium Destructor says:

    I cant stop laughing !!! HAHAHAHA Go Bananas !!

  31. Lunch Beast says:

    Now I sort of understand how that guy selling pet rocks on E-Bay got rich now…

  32. cmcl says:

    I’m thinking of putting a sign in front of my house that says “Beware of the Rock.” I wouldn’t even have to actually get a rock, because the sign would be enough of a deterrent.

  33. Chriz says:

    That face! hahahah The face in the last panel is great.

  34. Lil'RED says:

    So two artists had similar ideas. It happens.
    ^_^ Still love the comic!

  35. Dinky Donk says:

    Beyond the brilliant brutal comedy and unbelievably expressive characterisation this comic has a wise lesson for everyone. The lesson is don’t mock people who aren’t doing you any harm.

  36. Letuxss says:

    I want a rock now 😀

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