Butt Schedule

Butt Schedule could also be some sort of appointment to have a butt. What does that mean? I don’t know.

EMPLOYEE OF THE WEEK:

Cindy Gauthier is Employee of the Week, and you can read her comic on Webtoon! It’s called Posthumous, and is a comic about two friends exploring space and how the things that are in space are often terrifying. Other things that are terrifying include having Patreon being my primary source of income at the moment! Do you like Hell, Inc.? Kick in a buck a month! Want to be Employee of the Week? Chip in 2 bucks a month. Want to read my brand new graphic novel Hockeypocalypse: Slashers as I draw it? 5 bucks. Want me to draw some stuff for you? Only 20 or 30 bucks. Get on board, where we’re going we need comics.

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Next Week: Going outside and not expecting death and destruction is some real rookie stuff. Read it early on Patreon!

Dumb Dummy

You may be noticing that this comic has the same title as last week. That’s because I’m an idiot and looked at the wrong file name last week. The last comic has since been renamed to its intended title, Lava Bees. Because it was the one where they talk about Lava Bees. Sometimes you don’t need to think that hard about titles, y’know?

EMPLOYEE OF THE WEEK:

Ben Hamlin, host of Syndicated with Lesley and Ben (among other casted pods), is Employee of the Week. You can check out the two episodes of Syndicated that I guested on to hear my talk with my meat voice about workplace comedies. So it’s kind of like Hell, Inc. except there aren’t any drawings, just me and Lesley making Ben uncomfortable by making a lot of tight butthole jokes.

In other news (if it still counts as news when I’ve been doing it for months) I’m serializing my new graphic novel, Hockeypocalypse: Slashers on Patreon at the $5/month and up tier, which gets you 10-15 pages of the book as I draw them! It’s the best book I’ve made so far, so you should absolutely check it out, because patrons at the $5/month and up tiers will ALSO be getting a print copy of the book when that’s ready.

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Next Week: Butt schemes – are they tight butthole? Find out on Patreon!

Lava Bees

I’m also annoyed when people shoot down my brilliant ideas because they’re “impractical” and “dangerous” and “will absolutely cause more harm than good.” Solidarity, Steve.

EMPLOYEE OF THE WEEK:

Robbie Dorman is Employee of the Week, and is co-host of The Simpsons Show, the only podcast about The Simpsons. You should also follow him on Twitter to learn about his new novel releases. You should ALSO check out the Hell, Inc. Patreon, which is currently host to my new graphic novel, Hockeypocalypse: Slashers. I’m posting 3-4 pages per week for patrons at the $5/month and up levels. You get to help me have an income while I draw the book AND you’ll get a printed copy in the mail when they’re ready! So go support your favourite cartoonist for the cost of a coffee (which is a terrible point to convince someone of anything, since caffeine is addictive and, unfortunately, my comics are not).

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Next Week: There are dumb dummies all over this office, apparently. Read it early on Patreon!

Solid Sara

The third panel was really easy to write and quite a challenge to draw, which is generally the case whenever something is hard to draw.

EMPLOYEE OF THE WEEK:

Brien Aronov is Employee of the Week, and is reading Hockeypocalypse: Slashers as I write it! Will it be the best book I’ve ever produced? Probably! And by supporting me on Patreon at the $5/month and up levels you’ll get a print copy when it’s done. Supporting my art on Patreon means I can keep doing stuff like that instead of hunting for freelance jobs and trying to develop graphic novel pitches that agents/publishers will like (I have no idea what either of those groups like). Capitalism, it is a huge pain in the ass for someone like me who likes to make stuff but whose creative niche does not result in making hits.

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Next Week: There are no bad ideas, except that’s not true at all, there are absolutely bad ideas. Read it early on Patreon!

That Good Misery

I lovelovelove doing layouts that push what a comic strip can look like, and since this is strip number 200, I wanted to make it stand out. Also, this is strip number 200, which is kinda wild to me. That’s a lot of comic strips, and I want to thank all of you for being why so many strips exist. Whether you’ve been reading since the start or just discovering the comic now, Hell, Inc. doesn’t get to 200 strips if people aren’t reading it. Of course, MORE people reading it is always great, so please share the comic with your friends.

EMPLOYEE OF THE WEEK:

Joe Amon is Employee of the Week, and is reading Hockeypocalypse: Slashers as I draw it! And you can, too, by supporting me on Patreon at the $5/month or higher tier, which will help me gain financial independence from freelancing, which is a real grind. So, y’know, you should do that if you can.

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Next Week: The closest I will come to making a Metal Gear Solid comic, perhaps? Read it early on Patreon!

No Fun For You

B.L. Zebub always gets the best lines, as villains often do.

In other news, I have signed on for two new short-term projects that you will be hearing more about in January.

EMPLOYEE OF THE WEEK:

Leonardo is Employee of the Week, and probably not a ninja turtle, despite what 5 year old me would think. He has access to new Hockeypocalypse: Slashers pages as I draw them, and will be getting a physical copy of the book when it’s done! Issue 14 is complete and I’ve begun posting pages from issue 15.

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Next Week: Things in the break room are extremely normal. The normalest. Read it early on Patreon!

Secret Misery Weapon

Secret Misery Weapon is my new rap name, I’ll be touring as Cadence Weapon’s much worse sidekick that is there to hype the crowd down so that when they hear something good they lose their goddamn minds in relief. It’s a new, innovative approach to live music. I’m not even high, this is just the kind of road my brain goes down all the time.

EMPLOYEE OF THE WEEK:

Shane Lees is Employee of the Week! He also does a webcomic, called The First Dude, which you can check out at his website. You should also check out the Hell, Inc. Patreon, where for $5/month you can read issue 14 of Hockeypocalypse, and will start getting pages from the absolute unit that is issue 15 next week! You also get Hell, Inc. strips early, or, at higher levels, you can commission original art from me!

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Next Week: A micro-mystery, which are the newest hot genre. Read it early on Patreon!

Puzzle It Out

I mentioned this on Patreon, but way more people read the stuff I post here. Every time I look at one of the strips involving spreadsheet Tetris I’m struck with the desire for there to be a Hell, Inc. video game. I don’t know how to program a video game, but if anyone else thinks a Hell, Inc. puzzle RPG with spreadsheet Tetris as the core gameplay would be cool and you either know or are a game developer, hit me up.

EMPLOYEE OF THE WEEK:

Bartender of the Apocalypse is Employee of the Week, and you can too by heading over to the Hell, Inc. Patreon and supporting at the $2/month tier or above! At the $5/month tier or above, you get access to Hockeypocalypse: Slashers as I draw it! And you should do that, because that’s my only paying thing right now, and humans need money to live because we haven’t overthrown the rich yet.

EDMONTON EXPO UPDATE: I was going to be doing my first convention appearance in 2 years at Edmonton Expo in October, but that has since been cancelled due to the Alberta provincial government’s complete inability to do anything for the public good unless it benefits the party or its donors. Anyway, in an attempt to both get books to readers and replace some of that convention revenue, I’m running a sale on my Etsy shop until October 3rd for 25% off your order total on any order of $20 or more. If you were planning to stop by at Edmonton Expo, head over to the shop and grab the books you were looking for!

Next Week: The Real Break Room/Revolutionary Headquarters. Read it early on Patreon!

Tetris Must Be Destroyed

Why yes, this strip title (and the line it is referencing) IS a reference to GWAR’s “America Must Be Destroyed.” Those of you who have been around for a while will not be surprised at all that the guy who drew an entire comic based on a GWAR reference which led to him drawing an official GWAR comic would continue to make GWAR references. Have I said GWAR enough? GWAR.

EDMONTON EXPO UPDATE: I was going to be doing my first convention appearance in 2 years at Edmonton Expo in October, but that has since been cancelled due to the Alberta provincial government’s complete inability to do anything for the public good unless it benefits the party or its donors. Anyway, in an attempt to both get books to readers and replace some of that convention revenue, I’m running a sale on my Etsy shop until October 3rd for 25% off your order total on any order of $20 or more. If you were planning to stop by at Edmonton Expo, head over to the shop and grab the books you were looking for!

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. You, too, can support Hell, Inc. on Patreon, and also read my new graphic novel, Hockeypocalypse: Slashers, as I draw it!

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Next Week: B.L. Zebub’s anti-Tetris rampage. Read it early on Patreon!

Nothing to See Here

Sometimes I re-read old pages and am pleased that a page I forgot about has storytelling that I think really holds up. This is the kind of strip that isn’t attempting to replicate film but is using the storytelling elements that are unique to comics, like the sequence of thought balloons following Sara’s thought process. This has been another installment of “the creator forgot what he drew, but it turns out he likes the stuff he makes. Funny, that.”

EMPLOYEE OF THE WEEK:

Christine Bennett, better known as Purple Pony Art, is Employee of the Week! Perhaps I will see them at Edmonton Expo in October, and perhaps I will see YOU there. If not, perhaps I will see you on the Hell, Inc. Patreon, where I’m serializing Hockeypocalypse: Slashers to pay bills while I draw it. It’s how I get money so that I don’t need to take freelance jobs and do conventions (which I am simultaneously looking forward to and terrified of).

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Next Week: I don’t understand her level of passion for the topic, but you love to see it! See it early on Patreon!