The Annual Candied Sheep Riot

This is the 75th Hell, Inc. strip, which I only know because of how I name the files. Strip 100 will be dropping in December, assuming the current weekly schedule remains and isn’t ramped up.

In other news, I’m trying to figure out ways to make the Hell, Inc. Patreon more attractive to new Patrons. What kind of stuff would you want to see out of the Patreon that would make you kick in a few bucks? Hit up the comments or one of the myriad ways to contact me (Twitter, FB page, my email, whatever).

EMPLOYEE OF THE WEEK:

Robbie Dorman has published a novel, and is Employee of the Week! Check out his novelatory debut, Conquest, available in ebook or paperback format from Amazon. The employees at Hell, Inc. are a creative bunch, I tell ya. If you want me to tell readers to buy your book, support the Hell, Inc. Patreon and finance things like “paying my mortgage” and “eating.”

If you want to support Hell, Inc. for free, vote for it on Top Webcomics. The comic has only been on there for a month or so, but the daily average readership has increased by like 10x. It’s ridiculous. So let’s see how high we can get that number.

Next Week: RIIIIIIIOOOOOOOOOT! Riot early on Patreon.

The Sellout

This strip has my favourite cameo so far, I think. Patrons already know what it is, but call it out in the comments if you know.

EMPLOYEE OF THE WEEK:

Sylvia Douglas is Employee of the Week! Please help out her partner Been’s efforts on behalf of Sober Saturdayz, a group focused on providing a safe, inclusive party space that isn’t centred around alcohol. Normally I would tell you to give money to the Hell, Inc. Patreon, but this week, support Sober Saturdayz instead. Tell them Hell, Inc. sent you. Or don’t, whatever, I’m not your mom.

If you still want to help Hell, Inc., do it by voting on Top Webcomics. It’s been a steady supplier of new readers, and new readers = more readers, which means more comic for everyone. It’s free, and you can vote daily to help boost the rankings.

Next Week: The annual tradition begins. I’m hearing the Mortal Kombat music in my head right now. Patreon. Support Hell, Inc. there, I want to buy the new Mortal Kombat.

Seasons in the Abyss

Welcome, new readers met at the Panel One Comic Creator Festival, and welcome back to the OG readers that stopped by to say hi at the show. I’m very tired, because that’s what conventions do to me, but I must summon the energy to go to the pub several times to watch the NBA Finals with a room full of madly cheering Toronto Raptors fans.

EMPLOYEE OF THE WEEK:

Brien Aronov is Employee of the Week, and you can be too by supporting Hell, Inc. on Patreon! Comics take time and effort to make, and our capitalist hellscape requires that I have money so I can have food and shelter, so your support allows me to spend more time on Hell, Inc. instead of freelance stuff.

And of course, if you can’t chip in a few bucks, you CAN chip in a few votes on Top Webcomics, which helps bring in new readers. Just click the banner below. You can vote once per machine per 24 hours, so feel free to artificially juice those numbers. Performance-enhancing votes are legal in webcomics. Votes in the first few days of the month make a HUGE difference in terms of bringing new readers to the site.

Next Week: Does the multi-Hell really exist? What? Patreon. Go there.

After-Afterlife

I’d like to pretend that I do a ton of preparatory design work for when I need to fill out crowd scenes, but all of the background characters are made up as I go along. The little gremlin sitting on the back of the camel-centaur lady, for example, is only there because her body shape left a dead space in the composition. It also wasn’t intended to be a gremlin from Gremlins; that just sort of happened.

EMPLOYEE OF THE WEEK:

Joe Amon is Employee of the Week! Do you like Hell, Inc.? Are you at a computer right now (of course you are, one lives in your pocket)? YOU can become a Patron and be next week’s Employee of the Week! It’s a way to shout out readers that help support the comic, and every bit of support means less having to interact with the absurdity that is the comic book publishing industry, which is ideal. It’s a nightmare of predatory business practices. Kinda like Hell, Inc., but not a fictional satire.

And of course, if you can’t chip in a few bucks, you CAN chip in a few votes on Top Webcomics, which helps bring in new readers. Just click the banner below. You can vote once per machine per 24 hours, so feel free to artificially juice those numbers. Performance-enhancing votes are legal in webcomics.

Next Week: The line becomes… unruly. Read it a week early on Patreon!

The Line

I spent an obnoxious amount of time drawing cameos into this page. I brainstormed for several days before I sat down to draw, and ended up pulling together a collection of references to other properties that had office and demon stuff involved in them. Can you spot them all? Leave your guesses in the comments!

Calgary Expo 2019 has come and gone, and left Hell, Inc.’s corporate coffers much fuller than they were a few days ago. The rat race never ends, though, and after a day off I’ll be back on the road to Aurora Con in High Level, AB, where I’ll be teaching some comics classes and slinging books.

EMPLOYEE OF THE WEEK:

Me, because I have one day at home in a span of 11 days, and I will probably have lost my mind by the end of that. If you want to help keep me in the office instead of on the road, you can support Hell, Inc. on Patreon. Even just a buck or two adds up pretty fast, and at 20 backers the original black and white Hell, Inc. comics will be mailed to your door!

Not everyone has disposable income to support their corporate overlords, but you DO have the ability to click the banner below and vote for Hell, Inc. on Top Webcomics, which helps new readers find the comic. You should do that. Frequently.

Next Week: The boundaries of personal property are tested. Patreon patrons can read it early!