Hi, my name is Christian Henry – I’m the sole creator of “Anyone for Rhubarb?”. Drawing, writing, coloring – the whole shebang! I’m also the dashing gentleman portrayed in the picture below. Don’t be shy, it’s just a drawing.
Save for a couple of ongoing storylines here and there, “Anyone for Rhubarb?” is a so-called gag-a-week comic. It’s all a bit silly, I believe some would say non-sequitur, but I like to think there are some tiny festering lumps of seriousness hidden in there too. I’m deep you know.
The comic saw the light in 2011. I think maybe July something. The exact date escapes me, but there was confetti, festive fireworks, followed by vast quantities of celebratory red wine and a high-five. Perhaps some kind of weird screaming Piñata.
In 2013 “Anyone for Rhubarb?” received the Danish “Ping Award” for best Danish web comic. It got nominated again in 2014, but everyone hated it and it failed miserably. I’m Danish by the way.
Presently, I publish a new comic whenever I find the time, energy and inspiration to do so. Long time readers will know I used to do updates once a week, but limited time and life in general has forced me to cut back. Still, the plan is to continue making comics at any rate, until my arms withers, dies and eventually falls off.
Anyway, I hope you’ll enjoy your stay here. If you do, tell all your friends to stop by too.
May the Rhubarb be with you.
- Why is the comic called Anyone for Rhubarb? The story behind the title dates back to ancient Greece. Way back when rhubarb was still considered a holy vegetable. It’s a long and complicated tale, loaded with political intrigue. I don’t wanna talk about it.
- How often do you publish a new comic? Comics will appear out of the blue at totally random intervals. Thanks for asking.
- Can I feature “Anyone for Rhubarb?” comics on my site? To tell you the truth, I’m very honored that you’re even considering using my work. Nevertheless I got three non-negotiable conditions. One. Always give full credit. Two. Always link back to www.anyoneforrhubarb.com in a clearly visible fashion. Three. You may not use my comics for monetary profit in any shape or form.If you comply with these simple conditions, you are more than welcome to help share Anyone for Rhubarb? with the world.
- Do you really carry a trident? Yes. In fact I’m rarely seen without it. I’m not ashamed to admit that it has pushed my comic creating skills to a whole new level.
- Do you even like rhubarb or is everything just one big joke to you? Well, as a matter of fact, I love rhubarb. Particularly rhubarb jam. Yummy!
- Is it possible to make your own rhubarb jam? Yes it is. If you can dream it you can do it!
- Is rhubarb a fruit or a vegetable? Well, Wikipedia says it’s normally considered a vegetable. I can’t say for sure though.
- Do you know Dr. Doom privately? No, I can’t say that I do. I know there are a lot of rumors going around, but Victor von Doom is a fictional character and therefore not someone you can socialize with in real life. Also, we’re really different and have almost nothing in common to talk about. World domination is a topic that runs empty a lot faster than you’d might think.
- I like to take long hot showers. Yeah, that’s not really a question. I don’t understand why I get this “question” so often.
Made up notable mentions in the media
- “The New York Times” called Anyone for Rhubarb the best new thing on the internet within the last 200 years, in this context comparing it to a 203 years old web page about home improvement, which allegedly was even better. Specifically when it came to tips on home improvement.
- In the April edition of Rolling Stone, writer John Hammond called Anyone for Rhubarb a little gem he would like to take home and install into his new radio, so he would be able to listen in on police frequency. Throughout the article it became increasingly uncertain, if John Hammond knew exactly what a gem was, just as his rhetoric and use of metaphors left something to be desired.
- Anyone for Rhubarb was also pointed out in the 2007 documentary “The history of carpet rinsing” as an effective way to get stains out of your carpet, but they may have been talking about something else.
- Chuck Norris doesn’t read “Anyone for Rhubarb?”. “Anyone for Rhubarb?” reads Chuck Norris. It doesn’t make sense as far as I can tell, but it’s still a cool fact about Chuck Norris.
Bonus Info on Christian Henry
- Likes lemons as much as the next guy. He finds them pretty sour though. It’s the taste that does it he says. Inside he’s not so sure.
- Has been known to say “When life gives you lemons, it’s so strange, because it’s not a real person. Is it?”.