Carry On

Just ignore the guy who slammed his head through the wall. Happens all the time.

EMPLOYEE OF THE WEEK:

Azhar Baig is Employee of the Week, and has a podcast called The Wisdom of Love that you should check out. It’s a comedic recounting of the Great Western Philosophers. In addition to all of that philosophy, he has access to Hell, Inc. Volume 5: Overtime, and you can, too, by supporting Hell, Inc. on Patreon! It’s my entire income at the moment, which is not ideal!

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Next Week: Party planning instructions are more thorough than anyone’s actual job training. Read it early on Patreon!

Less Immediate, Still Regret

This and the next strip were originally supposed to be one episode, which was, obviously a very poor bit of planning. Thankfully I’ve been doing this long enough to be able to spot those kinds of issues before they become a problem, or solve those problems in ways that don’t stick out as patch-jobs.

EMPLOYEE OF THE WEEK:

Christine Bennett, better known as Purple Pony Art, is Employee of the Week! She has early access to Hell, Inc. Volume 5: “Overtime” and you can, too! Head over to the Hell, Inc. Patreon and for as little as $1 a month you’ll get access to that book and over 1000 pages of over digital comics! Patreon is my most predictable source of income, so even $1 a month makes a big difference!

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Next Week: Back immediate regrets. Read it early on Patreon!

Subtlety

It’s important not to be too subtle about your expectations. Also, at some point I got much better at spacing out dialogue so that I can fit all of the balloons in comfortably and easily. BTW, this is page 169. Nice.

EMPLOYEE OF THE WEEK:

Cait is Employee of the Week, and has just relaunched her Etsy shop, Soaps & Sorcery! Go buy soap from it, and also keep an eye out for a Hell, Inc. themed soap collab at some point later this year. She is surprisingly game for my very silly theme ideas. You should also keep an eye out on the Hell, Inc. Patreon, where new patrons receive access to over a thousand pages of digital comics, including the as-yet-unreleased Hell, Inc. Volumes 3 and 4! Also you will know that you made me super-psyched, because the feeling of getting those “you have a new patron” emails is incredibly motivating and validating.

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Next Week: Gloating doesn’t have to make sense! 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!

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

Homer’d

Whooooops I haven’t missed updating on a Monday in a long time. That’s what happens when I use my wife’s job to tell pandemic time and the holidays screw that up haha. This strip is also my first appearance in any of my comics, outside of maybe a crowd scene or two that I’ve forgotten. Panel 7 features me in my office as it appeared at the time of me drawing the strip.

EMPLOYEE OF THE WEEK:

Cait is the Employee of the Week, and her Etsy shop, Soaps & Sorcery, will be restocked at some point in January, so keep an eye on that. Also keep an eye on the Hell, Inc. Patreon, where book 4 will be available in January! New patrons will receive access to the new book in PDF form, and there are over 1000 pages of other digital comics available to patrons!

You can also help Hell, Inc. by voting for it on Top Webcomics, which brings in a lot of traffic. You can vote daily, and votes early in the month count for more as the rankings are reset!

Next Week: Calling them “All-Stars” may have been excessive. Read it early on Patreon!

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.

EMPLOYEE OF THE WEEK:

Christine Bennett, better known as Purple Pony Art, is Employee of the Week! She has early access to Hell, Inc. Volume 3: “Team-building Exercise” and you can, too, by supporting Hell, Inc. on Patreon! There are also a little over a thousand pages of other comics available to Patrons, which is a lot. BOOM math’d.

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

I Live Here Now

I feel like I could really crush drawing a comic about baseball. I don’t love the sport, but it’s inarguably the best-suited sport to being adapted as stories in other mediums. Speaking of things I don’t love, I haven’t been able to draw the last four pages of Hell, Inc. volume 4 because of the contract work I’m doing. I look forward to mid-December when I get to draw what I want to again.

EMPLOYEE OF THE WEEK:

Jillian Dolan is Employee of the Week! She is also a comic-smith, and you should check out her works, including Misha and Kyle the Nihilist Dinosaur. They’re delightful. If you think Hell, Inc. is delightful and want to support it with your hard-earned money, head over to the Hell, Inc. patreon. As a reward, new sign-ups gain access to a folder of over 1000 pages of comic, including the otherwise unreleased Hell, Inc. Vol. 3: “Team-building Exercise!”

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Next Week: Sara may have misunderstood the context within which this baseball tournament is happening. Read it early on Patreon!

Time is a Flat Diamond

Time has felt like a flat diamond to me for most of 2020, so Helen is just catching up to my level.

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 the aforementioned “Team-building Exercise” book (which includes a book-exclusive short story) as well as over 1000 pages of other comics!

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NEXT WEEK: We find out if our favourite ballbasers make it to the finals! Read it early on Patreon!

Montageball

Montageball is like Moneyball except it’s not a lauded film, it’s a strip from a somewhat-read comic on the internet. Also it’s actually about baseball instead of… *gasp*… MATH.

EMPLOYEE OF THE WEEK:

Ben Hamlin is Employee of the Week! You can find listen to Ben’s various podcasting projects on the Infinity Break Network! If you think the entertainment you’ve been getting from Hell, Inc. is worth a dollar, check out the Hell, Inc. Patreon page and contribute to my only reliable source of quarantine income! Patrons have access to the third Hell, Inc. print book, including an exclusive short story, and over 1000 pages of other digital comics!

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Next Week: The pitches continue to be slo, because that is what the sport is. 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.

EMPLOYEE OF THE WEEK:

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!