Demoted

Less than 10 panels between promotion and demotion has to be some kind of record, right?

EMPLOYEE OF THE WEEK:

Jillian Dolan, artist of Kyle the Nihilist Dinosaur, Misha, and other delightful comics, is Employee of the Week! She is one of the folks with exclusive early access to the digital edition of Hell, Inc. Volume 4: Mandatory and its bonus short comic detailing the only origin story that really matters: the bad chair. Support Hell, Inc. on Patreon for as little as $1 a month and you, too, can find out where that most diabolical of furniture pieces came from.

It’s the beginning of the month, which means that votes for Hell, Inc. are hugely valuable on Top Webcomics as the rankings reset! Help new readers find our humble office demon comic by clicking the banner below to vote. You can vote daily!

Next Week: Back to the greatest hits? Read it early on Patreon!

A Promotion’s a Promotion

A promotion is a promotion, except when it’s actually kind of a punishment, like when I worked at a Blockbuster and my supervisors made less than a dollar-an-hour more than me but had to do paperwork.

There’s only ONE WEEK left to vote for Hell, Inc. in the Best Webcomic category of the Sequential Magazine Awards for Canadian independent comics. I would really appreciate it if you did that, because validation is good, actually. And even better when I can hang it on my office wall! Seriously, though, please go vote by clicking the image below.

If you want to check out the nominees in the other categories, many of whom are friends and acquaintances of mine, check out the full nominee list by clicking here.

Employee of the Week returns next week (for real, this time) when I have my shit together and remember to prep the update ahead of time like normal.

Next Week: Promotions are followed by bad decisions. Read it early on Patreon!

Terrible Step-stool

It turns out that humans are not actually good step-stools, especially when they are much smaller than you are.

You’ve probably seen it on the site or on social media by now, but Hell, Inc. has been nominated for an award! It’s up for Best Webcomic in the Sequential Magazine Awards (which are for Canadian independent comics), which is very cool. The winner is voted for by you, the people, and you can vote by clicking the image below! I would really appreciate it if you did that, because winning things rules and I want an award to put in my office (the last one I won saw the company shut down before they sent me my plaque).

If you want to check out the nominees in the other categories, many of whom are friends and acquaintances of mine, check out the full nominee list by clicking here.

Employee of the Week returns next week when I have my shit together and remember to prep the update ahead of time like normal.

Next Week: Even the good news is bad news. Read it early on Patreon!

The Most Terrible Punishment

The most terrible punishment… is forced festivity!? It is in Hell! And also malls in December.

EMPLOYEE OF THE WEEK:

Cindy Gauthier is Employee of the Week, and can help fulfill all of your COVID-related mask needs. If you want to get your comics needs handled, support Hell, Inc. on Patreon, where you’ll get a digital copy of Hell, Inc. Volume 4: “Mandatory” (which includes a book-exclusive short story) as well as over 1000 pages of other comics!

You can also support Hell, Inc. by voting for it on Top Webcomics, which is the largest source of new readers. It’s highly ranked this month, so thanks for voting and keep it up by clicking on the banner below!

Next Week: Is Sara as sturdy as soap box? Find out on Patreon!

Champions of Unpaid Overtime

It was my birthday yesterday, which feels like more of an achievement in pandemic world than it has in the past. It was a pretty good birthday, all things considered – the Oilers and Raptors both won, I got an awesome piece of art as a gift (which you can see on my Twitter). While being a truly bizarre year of existence, 2020 was actually pretty good for my cartooning career, and you’ll be seeing some of the results of that later this year.

EMPLOYEE OF THE WEEK:

Ben Hamlin is Employee of the Week. You can find Ben’s podcasts/streams on the Infinity Break Network! He also has access to Hell, Inc. Volume 4: Mandatory, and you can too if you head over to the Hell, Inc. Patreon page and chip in as little as $1/month! Patrons have access to both the third and fourth Hell, Inc. print books in their digital form, including exclusive short stories in each, and over 1000 pages of other digital comics!

It’s the beginning of the month, which means votes on Top Webcomics are worth a lot more as the rankings reset monthly. It’s the primary source of new readers for Hell, Inc., so vote early and often! You can vote daily by clicking on the banner below.

Next Week: The most diabolical punishment revealed. Read it early on Patreon!

Somebody Else to Blame

Why be introspective and learn about yourself when you can blame your failures on others? It’s so much easier!

In other news, I just signed some paperwork that will lead to exciting Hell, Inc. developments in THE FUTURE. Dunno how far into the future, that part isn’t really up to me.

EMPLOYEE OF THE WEEK:

Robbie Dorman is Employee of the Week, and is co-host of a new podcast called Cartoon Graveyard! I was the first guest in the podcast’s history, on the episode about The Mighty Ducks cartoon (it’s really weird!). You should check it out, and also check out his main podcast, The Simpsons Show. You should ALSO check out the Hell, Inc. Patreon, where Hell, Inc. Volume 4: Mandatory is now available to patrons at any level!

You can also help out by voting for Hell, Inc. on Top Webcomics, which continues to bring in new readers. You can vote daily by clicking the banner below!

Next Week: Blame Game World Champions! Read it early on Patreon!

Emotional Growth?

B.L. Zebub having a temper tantrum is always a lot of fun to write and draw. Much more fun than actual bosses having temper tantrums.

EMPLOYEE OF THE WEEK:

Welcome Shane Lees, our new Employee of the Week! He’s one of the first to have access to Hell, Inc. Volume 4: Mandatory because he supports Hell, Inc. on Patreon, but YOU CAN, TOO! If you want access to digital copies of Hell, Inc. books 3 and 4, plus over a thousand pages of other comics, you can get that for as little as $1 while also helping keep the mortgage paid on the Hell, Inc. offices by supporting Hell, Inc. on Patreon.

You can also help out by voting for Hell, Inc. on Top Webcomics, which is a prime source of new readers! You can vote once per day to boost the comic’s visibility on the rankings. Vote by clicking on the banner below.

Next Week: Turning despair into despair-aie. You don’t want to meet the Despaire-Aid Man. Read it early on Patreon!

Actually Try, Now

Ah, yes, it turns out that all-stars don’t need an all-star effort to beat… *checks notes*… a bunch of schlubs in the office slo-pitch league.

EMPLOYEE OF THE WEEK:

Brien Aronov is Employee of the Week, and will be one of the folks getting a digital copy of Hell, Inc. Volume 4: “Mandatory” later today once I’ve put the finishing touches on the file! You can be one of those people, too, by supporting Hell, Inc. on Patreon! New subscribers at any level will receive volume 4 as well as over 1000 pages of other digital comics by me and special guest cartoonist Lukasz Kowalczuk!

You can also vote for Hell, Inc. on Top Webcomics, which is the primary source of new readers for the comic. More votes = more visibility, so click on the link below to vote (daily)!

Next Week: B.L. Zebub reacts to adversity in a mature, thoughtful manner. Nah jk. Read it early on Patreon!

No Effort All-Stars

I love stories about pro athletes playing their sport with normal people in rec leagues or whatever. It’s easy to forget that superhumans are real, and they’re paid exorbitantly to put objects into particular places as efficiently as possible. So they’re like postal workers but with much flashier uniforms.

EMPLOYEE OF THE WEEK:

Joe Amon is Employee of the Week, and is one of the folks who has had access to Hell, Inc. book 3: “Team-building Exercise,” and, soon, Hell, Inc. book 4: “I haven’t titled this one, yet.” That’s, uh, that’s a working title. You, too, can have exclusive early access to the new book, including it’s book-only short story, “The Bad Chair,” by supporting Hell, Inc. on Patreon for as little as $1 a month!

You can also help Hell, Inc. by voting on Top Webcomics! It’s early in the month, so votes are worth a lot more as the rankings reset! Hell, Inc. has consistently been in the top 300 for the past few months, so thank you all for voting! Keep it up!

Next Week: It all comes down to effort! Read it early on Patreon!