Running of the Sheilas

This is a scene that is a good example of how my imagination works while I write – it’s way less visual than you might expect. Until I sit down to do thumbnails, I really only have a vague idea of how the page composition is going to look. There’s a swirl of overlapping images, which actually kind of helps – most of the time, there’s no perfect image in my brain that I’m trying to recreate. I’m just trying to pull something out of that swirl of imagery that suits the scene.Sometimes that imagery is directly inspired by Invader Zim and involves somebody being casually picked up by the face.


Crafty Geeks, makers of various geek-related crafts (shocking, right?) are the Employee of the Week, because businesses being the Employee of the Week is a thing, I guess. If you want to be Employee of the Week, support Hell, Inc. on Patreon.

Next Week: I’m sure having a minotaur pick her up by the face will be good for Sara’s anxiety. Right? Surely. Find out how correct I am on Patreon.

Running Improvement

I felt ambitious after digitally lettering an entire graphic novel, and wanted to try to push myself on this strip to get my drawing groove back. Formally, I pushed the storytelling a bit with the glasses panels representing what Sara’s focusing on, and I added a little bit of worldbuilding with the one-eyed bat thing. Those are Hell’s pigeon-equivalent flying pest.


Robbie Dorman, host of The Simpsons Show and Serial Fanaticist podcasts (both of which I highly recommend), is Employee of the Week. The Simpsons is a huge influence on my cartooning, so that seems appropriate. Do you want to be Employee of the Week? Fill Hell, Inc.’s corporate coffers over on Patreon.

Next Week: Sheila from Arrivals… arrives? We meet Sheila from Arrivals. Meet Sheila early on Patreon!