April 14th, 2011, 3:55 pm


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April 14th, 2011, 3:55 pm

4 pages this week!
guys you all look too happy ok, i had to make you all frowny and grouchy. haha i hope people like their cameos, you've been emailed if you're in these pages. i'm sorry to the people who didn't get it, it wasn't anything personal - you were just too hard to draw!

i've worked out that chapter 2 is going to come to 95 pages. i have to finish it in the next two weeks so i can get it printed for MCM expo D: wish me luck! right now i have 15 pages to go.


Hemlock #1 is now available to buy online!
the first issue is priced at £6 plus postage and packing. it can be bought through lulu.com at my storefront here: http://stores.lulu.com/mildtarantula

August 20th, 2019, 7:30 am

April 14th, 2011, 6:28 pm

@mr.mushroom: THANK YOU! >w< haha i laughed pretty hard at that comment. but what would they be buying!
@Tipa: thank youu <3
@Lyco: definitely! i still want to trade with you XD
@unwoundghost: i sure hope so! and maybe, though not in chapter 3, possibly in chapter 4.
@Mythee: aww, maybe next time if i do them again! thank you so much! \(>w<)/
@Coffins_for_Kids: go right ahead! just so long as you credit me i guess? i don't really mind!
@Stitchedbullet: haha it'll start slowing down as this year goes on...university and summer school in beijing D:
@Once-ler: you're welcome! <3 and sure, go ahead :D
@Hadles: i'm glad that you do! <3 thank you~
@DrunkAsHorses: haha, hair is super fun to draw XD
@Hipityhop: wooo! \(>w<)/
@Xuthltan: thank you! ^^
@SunshineMoonlight: yup, except for about 4 of them, which are made up ^^ haha i can kind of see what you mean about florence and the machine!
@Eastman: aww, thank you so much :D
@bombsoverbordeaux: haters gonna hate! haha, yup, lumi hides away with richmond.
@SulfurMask: haha you know more about this than i do!
@bluecrow: i could definitely do with a lollipop right now.
@lockjaw50: ^^
@LuluWLi: she isn't very popular, huh XD
@SignorinaAlli: you're welcome! :D
@jello-bomb: haha i think i would be too! thank you <3
@novembertree: they're based on real people, so does it still count as character design? XD
@Kohikki: thank you so much! <3 haha i was worried they'd be all "YOU MADE ME UGLY" >_<
@Fena: thank you so much, i'm glad to hear from you for the first time! ^^
@Mimi-Evelyn: too true! faces are so interesting.


April 14th, 2011, 4:01 pm


there must be sale in the castle, that's why there is so many of them

April 14th, 2011, 4:38 pm

yum yum <3

beautiful. I love all the witch cameos! everyone looks so gorgeous and awesome!!

great job <3

April 14th, 2011, 4:47 pm

They all look so cool >u< Good luck getting it all done and ready for the expo, I'll be sure to stop by when I leave my table for a wander to grab a copy :D

April 14th, 2011, 4:50 pm

Good luck, I'm sure you'll be able to have it all done in time. c:

I'm so jealous of the ones who were drawn, they look so cool! *o* Do you think you'll do something like this again in the future?

April 14th, 2011, 5:21 pm

Ahh why didn't I even know there were going to be cameos?! BUT YEAHH THEY ALL LOOK AWESOME @v@ <3

April 14th, 2011, 5:57 pm

No matter how many times you had to restart these they still came out gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!!

By the way may I have permission to use a screenshot of your comic as an avatar? If you don't want me to I understand <3

April 14th, 2011, 6:07 pm

Such a range of different faces! 'Gratz to those who were cameos. :D

I love your big multi-page updates, by the by. 8>

April 14th, 2011, 6:21 pm

So cool!

I see myself! Thank you again for putting me in! All the cameos look amazing.
And I'd like to request to use mine as a profile picture on Facebook, as well.

April 14th, 2011, 7:17 pm

EEE! I love my cameo! <3

Awesome pages! Everyone looks so cool.

April 14th, 2011, 8:15 pm

Ala, so much cute hairstyles!

April 14th, 2011, 9:16 pm


Hahahah yeah, it's my profile picture now too c:

April 15th, 2011, 1:10 am

I love all the character designs

April 15th, 2011, 5:05 am

So am I getting this right? All those witches are cartoony versions of real people?
Here I like the very last one (№8)She looks wonderful! And the last one from the previous page too (with the flowers)! She looks like Florence \Florence and the machine\ on the Rabbit heart video.
These pages make me wanna draw girls :)

April 15th, 2011, 5:09 am

My god... I just found your comic and it is simply adorable. Kudos on the fantastic work.

April 15th, 2011, 12:57 pm

D': aw man theres so many haters! they all look really cool though, i love the glasses!

but poor lumi! ;-; no wonder she was living with her snail

April 15th, 2011, 1:55 pm

Going left to right on 2.74...
1st Witch - Stern, traditional, somewhat cold. Familiar is a lizard.
2nd witch - Prissy, ladylike, proper. Familiar is a bluebird.
3rd Witch - Fiery, bold, sometimes rude. Familiar is a monkey.
4th Witch - Calm, cool-headed, elegant. Familiar is a crow.
5th Witch - Impulsive, judgemental, but sometimes kind. Familiar is a large dog.
6th Witch - Mischievous, playful, sometimes thoughtless. Familiar is a mouse.
7th Witch - Brainy but disorganized, shy. Familiar is a snake.
8th Witch - Ladylike but fiery, narcissistic, but sometimes generous. Familiar is a cat.

April 15th, 2011, 2:17 pm

I wish you luck. And lollypops too!

April 15th, 2011, 2:37 pm

There are so many witches, and all of them are unique! <3 <3 <3

April 15th, 2011, 5:02 pm

poor lumi!

April 15th, 2011, 7:09 pm

Oh my gosh! Thank you so much!!
Beautiful page by the way, I love everyone's expressions.

April 15th, 2011, 8:56 pm

This is awesome, you're so cool for drawing your fans in your comic. They look really good, diverse as anything! Poor Lumi seems a little overwhelmed...

April 16th, 2011, 1:31 pm

I'm exploding with JOY seeing all these new absolutely gorgeous character designs. ;UUU;

April 16th, 2011, 11:40 pm

Good luck!
And this update was so ridiculously beautiful I am like, barely capable of making a good reply here. I envy everyone who got to make a cameo in these pages, you made them all so gorgeous, jksdhjkhdf.

April 17th, 2011, 5:14 pm

Oh! This week's pages are beautiful!
I've been following hemlock religiously from nearly 2 months now, I can't believe I haven't posted a comment before.
I love your comic, you do a gorgeous work week after week, I ache for the next update already!!

April 18th, 2011, 3:49 pm

What a lovely thing to come home to!^^

This is the great thing about sampling from real life, you just can't get teh same kind of variety of people any other way :)

April 18th, 2011, 8:04 pm


Hey, I think we have a person in common! My friend (the glasses witch, apparently) told me you put her in the comic and I had to check it out! By the by, I just went through the archives and I love your style. It's seriously really amazing and very unique. Anyways, I just thought I'd let you know you have a new loyal reader!

June 5th, 2011, 11:10 am

The eyepatch witch from panel 2 reminds me of eyepatch lady from Doctor Who.

[except that the witch has light hair, not black, and her eyepatch is on the wrong side XD but still]

May 27th, 2012, 1:01 pm

Woah, it was a great story so far and not even finished! I wonder what's left *__*
And yeah..so many witches... o.o

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