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Hockeypocalypse: Slashers on Patreon

My next book, Hockeypocalypse: Slashers, is going to be serialized on Patreon!

Slashers is a 96 page young adult horror story about hockey mutants in post-apocalypse Canada. I’m collaborating with cartoonist Lukasz Kowalczuk on the book, and it’s going to melt your faces off. I’m not saying that as a brag – I’m extremely hyped about the art that we’ve produced so far, and I can’t wait for you to read this book.

Patreon is also, as of this writing, my only predictable source of income, so here’s the deal – if you subscribe at the $5/month tier or higher, you get to read the new Hockeypocalypse book as I draw it AND when the print edition is ready, you’ll get one in the mail! You get an awesome book and I get to continue to pay my mortgage while I draw it. Sounds great, right? Click the image or link below to subscribe and join the Hockeypocalypse Hall of Fame.

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Hell, Inc. Volume 5 – Overtime

Hell, Inc. Volume 5 is hot off the presses (or the PDF-creating equivalent) and, like B.L. Zebub on the cover, brings the heat. What is the heat in this context? Uh, it’s the next volume of the demon office comedy that you scrolled past to get to this post. This volume features the exclusive short story “Party Planning Perils,” featuring our favourite demons’ attempts to plan the company Christmas party.

Volume 5 is exclusively available to Patreon patrons until it is released in print, and you can get your digital hands on it for as little as $1 a month. Pretty good deal to support your favourite creator and read great books, eh? Click the image below to head over to the Patreon and download your copy.

Hell, Inc. Volume 4: Mandatory

The digital version of what will become Hell, Inc. Volume 4 is done, and it’s “Mandatory!” As was (and remains) the case with volume 3, the fourth book will be available exclusively to my Patreon patrons as a PDF. Patreon doubles as a relatively predictable income source as well as an incredible source of validation. A single new $1 patron makes my day – it’s a wonderful affirmation that people love and support the comics I’m making. If you want to make my day AND get access to Volume 4 (as well as Volume 3 and over 1000 pages of other digital comics), click on the cover below!

Vote for Hell, Inc. in the Sequential Magazine Awards!

Good news, everyone! Hell, Inc. has been nominated for the Best Webcomic category of the 2020 Sequential Magazine Awards for Canadian independent comics, and YOU, THE READER can cast your vote to determine the winner! So please, dear Hell, Inc. reader, click on the image below to cast your vote! For more information on the other categories, click the second image.

Let’s get an award to go on the office wall, shall we?

Hell, Inc. Merch!

Do you like stickers? Do you drink from cups/mugs? Do you live somewhere that requires you to wear shirts? Well then Hell, Inc.’s new merch, provided by Teepublic, is for you! You can get shirts, mugs, stickers, phone cases, buttons, and more!

Save 35% for the next 24 hours (as of this posting, the sale ends at roughly 9 PM Eastern/7 PM Mountain on Dec 29th)! If this first batch of merch does well, I will be start adding more periodically so you can rep your favourite webcomic.

Click here to shop Hell, Inc. merch!

Vote for Hell, Inc. on Top Webcomics!

It was pointed out to me that I should probably update the blog so that the top post isn’t a sale from two months ago, so let’s talk about Top Webcomics! It’s a site for webcomic readers to discover new comics to read, and is the largest source of new readers for Hell, Inc. The more votes a comic gets, the higher its ranking, and the more easily people will see it. So click on the banner to vote, which you can do daily!

Free Shipping to Canada from my Store in October

That’s right, if you’re in Canada and want to buy some of my books, you can do that AND get free shipping! No code is necessary!

https://gumroad.com/jeffmartinart

The pandemic has highlighted that I’m pretty good at selling books if I’m in-person at events but VERY BAD at selling books via the internet, so help me empty out what has turned into a closet of shame (although it does look much better since I got new shelves and reorganized everything). Click on my well-organized closet to buy some Hell, Inc. books, GWAR books, Hockeypocalypse, or any of my other myriad titles!

Hell, Inc. Volume 3 – Team-Building Exercise

I’ve been at home even more than normal due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and have spent a lot of that time writing and drawing Hell, Inc. strips. So much time, in fact, that the entire third book is done and formatted!

On the down side, the bulk of my income during isolation has been reduced to what’s coming in through Patreon. That’s not ideal. So I decided to combine those two things – during isolation I’ve been offering the digital comics currently available in the $5 as a one time sign-up gift for new Patrons. With the completion of book 3, I’m going to upload the digital edition for patrons. That’s going to be the only way to get early access to book 3 – everyone else will have to wait until it out in print alongside book 4.

So if you think Hell, Inc. is worth a buck (or more), head over to the Patreon and download your copy of Hell, Inc. Vol. 3 – “Team-Building Exercise!”

Sequential Magazine Awards Finalist!

The post title kind of explains the whole story – I’ve been nominated for a Sequential Magazine Award in the Favourite Cartoonist category. While not explicitly an award for Hell, Inc., it was based on my cartooning output from 2019, which was 90% Hell, Inc. and 10% the far more popular 11 pages of GWAR: The Enormogantic Fail that I drew. Sequential Magazine is a digital and physical publication that covers Canadian independent comics (which, realistically, is all of Canadian comics unless you’re working for a major book-market publisher). The awards are sponsored by Strange Adventures Comics & Curiosities in Nova Scotia.

The awards are voted on by YOU, the comic reading audience, so I would appreciate it if you would go vote Jeff Martin as Favourite Cartoonist. There’s a physical award involved, and I want it haha. Click on the picture to vote!

Hell, Inc. is coming to Webtoon

Do you read Hell, Inc.? You’re reading this, so probably. Do you read comics on the Line Webtoon app? If so, you’ll soon be able to do both of those things AT THE SAME TIME.

On Monday, January 6th, Hell, Inc. will be launching on the Webtoon app in their vertical, scrolling format. I’ve restructured the first 25 pages for that format, and if the Webtoon posts pick up decent readership traction, I’ll continue reformatting strips until everything is available both on this site and the Webtoon app. I’ll be posting daily for the first week on Webtoon, then settling into a twice-a-week schedule until the Webtoon posts catch up with this site.

Click here to check out Webtoon, and if it seems like a way you want to read Hell, Inc., download the app (it’s free). Also, uh, let me know, because that’s useful information for me to have.