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.
For those who don’t already know – “Anyone for Rhubarb?” is a web comic. On the web. With comics and all. It made its debut somewhere around July 2011. I forget when precisely.
The comics can often be filed under gag-a-week and non-sequitur, but there are also a couple of continued stories going around here and there. It’s all mostly about laughter and comradely pads on the back between playful friends. Still, I like to think there’s a little seriousness hidden in there too. I’m deep.
In 2013 “Anyone for Rhubarb?” received a “Ping Award” for best Danish web comic. I’m still incredibly proud of that by the way. Oh and I’m also Danish.
Presently, I publish a new comic entry every week. The plan is to do this, until my arms withers, dies and eventually falls off.
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, Poul. Is your name Poul?
- 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? Once a week. Every Tuesday. Thanks for asking. You’re welcome to pop in several times a week to check though. Sometimes I lie about stuff like this.
- 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. Yes, Anyone for Rhubarb is also a sect. Consider yourself brainwashed.
- 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?”.