Scrumptiosity

Every time I write a scene in the elevator I think it’s going to be so easy to draw, because it’s just a handful of characters talking to deliver plot and jokes. Then I remember all the faces I have to draw and the cameos I have to put too much effort into (there’s only one that some of you might recognize in this one).

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Next Week: Remember that conference room from, like, a hundred and twenty or thirty pages ago? Remember Willis? No? Reacquaint yourselves early on Patreon!

Re-promoted

And that’s a wrap on volume 4! In fact, I’m already halfway done drawing volume 5, which is zipping along pretty quickly. As of typing this post, I’ve just finished strip 189, and have scripts up to 205. I’m hoping to have the whole volume scripted by the end of the week, then I’ll start figuring out the back-up story for the print book while I draw the rest of the volume.

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Busted

Patreon patrons will be aware that I’ve retitled this strip. The reasons for that are two-fold: 1) the original title on the Patreon preview was long and terrible and 2) I forgot that I had already titled every strip that’s already drawn for alternate reasons I think I’m now supposed to mention yet. In news I can tell you about, I’m almost 20 strips ahead! This one is 167, and I finished 186 on the weekend. Now I need to get back to the script mines to wrap the rest of book 5 (which will end on 210).

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Elaborate Scheme

It’s always deflating when you come up with an elaborate scheme that feels like the peak of your genius and somebody goes ahead and suggests the straightforward, easy solution that you had already written off. Really ideal for writing this specific joke, though!

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The Greatest Hits

What are the toady greatest hits, you ask? FIND OUT NEXT WEEK! How’s that for a next episode tease? What? It’s lame? Well who asked you, anyway?

All right, I’m having a conversation with myself now, so I’m gonna stop and move this thing along.

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Next Week: Schemes upon schemes upon easily actionable non-schemes. 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).

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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.

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Satan was a Typo

Because of the way my design process works (typically things aren’t designed until I know I need to draw them in the story soon), Stan only existed as a rough concept in my mind for the longest time. Designing him a hybrid baseball/tinpot dictator uniform was a lot of fun, though.

If you want to do some Christmas shopping from my online store, you should do that ASAP to ensure the mail gets to  you on time.

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Next Week: Stan seems like a great boss. Read it early on Patreon!

Champions

Welcome to the 666th (maybe? I dunno, we lost count) Annual Mandatory Intramural Slo-Pitch Tournament. Catchy name, right? I thought so.

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Robbie Dorman, host of The Simpsons Show podcast, is Employee of the Week. He’s also one of the co-hosts of new podcast Cartoon Graveyard, on which I was the first guest! We talked about The Mighty Ducks animated series from 1996-7 and discussed whether it should be reincarnated or buried, and it was a lot of fun. If you like fun, you probably also want to be Employee of the Week and help Hell, Inc. continue existing by supporting Hell, Inc. on Patreon. All new patrons are receiving a digital copy of Hell, Inc. Volume 3: Team-building Exercise, as well as access to a Dropbox folder with over 1000 pages of digital comics!

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Next Week: Stan is the Man. Or whatever you would call an incarnation of evil? Read it early on Patreon!

Reasonable Practice Schedule

This would definitely be the style of practice scheduling that every football coach would go with if they were allowed to. Football is already cartoonishly militaristic, might as well add the sleep deprivation and hideous overworking, too! I know the demons are playing baseball, not football, but I don’t know any stereotypes about baseball coaches, and the football coach ones are all insane.

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