May 5th, 2011, 3:45 pm


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May 5th, 2011, 3:49 pm

4 pages this week!
there is no good way to split this scene up, so i'm sorry if it seems like an odd cut off point. and here is king simo himself, who i hate drawing more than any other character in hemlock.

the cast page has also been updated with all the new chapter 2 characters. go and take a look! i'm actually pretty sure this is the entire cast now. in other news, apparently the proof copies for chapter 2 are on their way to me :o i hope they're ok, because if they aren't, i'm not sure i'll have enough time to fix it before MCM expo ;__;


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

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May 5th, 2011, 4:02 pm

@ParadoxComic: aww, i'm hoping it will be soon! :D as soon as i know the proofs are ok, i can put it up for sale!
@katessence: ulla and lumi aren't too different in age ^^ baba yaga's sons are a lot older than most of the witches though.
@BrightLights: haha not really >w< (more like bitch king amirite)
@Tiuni: i'm happy that you were happy haha! <3
@Shaula: the castle witches follow simo's lead. he hates lumi, therefore, they treat her the same way he does. i hope it doesn't seem too much, but, that's the reason for it anyway.
@Stitchedbullet: there are only 3 more updates of chapter 2 ;D
@bombsoverbordeaux: haha i think lumi's had way more experience arguing with simo than she has with the other witches.
@Coffins_for_Kids: <3
@Ryo: i just can't get his face right. i pretty much hate every drawing of him in this chapter XD everyone else is easy to draw, but simo...simo just sucks haha!
@Aica: i don't think he tries too hard to be graceful when lumi is around >w<
@LuluWLi: haha thanks!
@lockjaw50: nope, that's not it~ though ulla can dream.
@Hantou Fukkatsu: hahaha! no insult taken XD but nope! that's not it!
@mr.mushroom: i would rub the chins of those kitties in your profile picture <3
@Kohikki: whooaaa holy crap XD haha i love your catch up comments, they're so big! haha that witch you dislike so much is actually based on one of my friends >w< she has the perfect face for making those sorts of expressions (but she's actually pretty in real life! i don't draw her that well lol) i think chapter 2 is basically the chapter of dumb expressions on everybody hahaha
@Hadles: it's MAGIC *jazz hands*
@Fang Shinobi: it's actually all three haha! so many reasons to dislike lumi, which to pick, which to pick...XD there's also a reason that lumi is the only witch with short hair~
@ashleyw: never insult a woman's hairdo!!!
@Morichi: nope! >w< sorry! haha you can have a cookie anyway though if you see me at a con!
@bluecrow: usually? only the maids and high ranking witches. i saw a film where they polished a ball room so well that you could skate on it with your shoes, it looked like fun!
@Shaula: ahh, i see. i think you couldn't edit it because it was a guest comment? :o
@Hayleythecat: PERHAPS. your icon is pretty appropriate in that case!
@jello-bomb: in-laws, so damn rude.
@vapidity: haha there is actually a reason he picks on her hair ;D ...but appearance is probably important to him anyway lol
@Ramonerdna: he's the king, he can say whatever he damn pleases XD
@Red Rabbit: i know, i know. so unoriginal, jeez.
@Hedge: ahh, that is PART of it i guess. simo is pretty vain because of that, but that's not the reason he picks on her hair in particular ;) there's a reason she's the only witch that has to cut her hair.


May 5th, 2011, 3:54 pm

Eeee I can't wait for book 2! My sister keeps asking when it comes out so she can read it too.

May 5th, 2011, 3:57 pm

Wow, Lumi is really young if compared to the other witches!

And finally Lumi is back! Talking to much in front of the king?

May 5th, 2011, 5:00 pm

Are we supposed to sympathise with him? XD

May 5th, 2011, 5:22 pm

At this point I'm more than a little tired of everyone picking on Lumi. Simo reeks of jerk with a slight touch of stuck up. =\

May 5th, 2011, 6:14 pm

Oh my gorsh. That's kind of a cliffhanger. XD Can't wait till next week! O:

May 5th, 2011, 6:57 pm

simo looks FAAAAABulous, dayum that hair. THAT HAIR.

and good to see lumi's back to being the sassy self she was back when she was in the market. i hope after this she does get to make a cake lol

add on: just read the updated character bios, love it! (lol 'damn old')

May 5th, 2011, 8:00 pm

Ohhh another page. Lovely surprise :V
I left a comment on the last page as well.

I'm so glad Lumi is acting more like herself now.

May 5th, 2011, 8:19 pm


Aww, why do you hate drawing him?

May 5th, 2011, 9:08 pm

I was expecting King Simo to be more... graceful and lumi to be afraid of him haha!

May 5th, 2011, 9:13 pm

lumi just got tons cooler.

May 5th, 2011, 9:13 pm

Maybe he's considering taking a wife? A king normally needs an heir.

May 5th, 2011, 11:34 pm

*rubs chin* this turns all the time more interesting and interesting~

May 6th, 2011, 12:13 am

Wow, I am so amazingly behind.

75: Beautiful perspective. I want to know what the trouble in the Americas is but it's probably not too important to the plot, Dunno! Sounds neat though. I like the contrast in the postures of Ulla and Lumi on the bottom too.

76: Poor Tristan, he's so confused, aww.
I love Ulla's face, she's so smug. ;D

77: I'm guessing this story is about Lumi and her husband eh? Poor Lumi. ;(

78: Poor Lumi... being treated like a prisoner and now having Tristan not trusting her. Looks like her own story ties into the story from earlier, eh? Very nice.

79: Boy sindri sure looks beaten up there. I love the shift from present day back to the story, it's so seamless.

80: Aha, so that's her husband, eh?
Poor Lumi. I love how she says it with such a blank expression. She's so cool.

81: Lumi, I want to hug you, you are so cute.
Poor Tristan, omg. XD

82: Boy, don't that witch got a nasty face on her. I love Lumi's expression on the top panel. Your pages are so beautiful<3

83: I really dislike the face on that one witch, she looks so snooty, haha.I guess it makes sense though! She probably lives in the palace and doesn't like associating with adorable disgraced witches like Lumi. I like the design for the guards too.

84: Haha, your little sister looks cute. ;D God this is too much, Lumi, I wanna hug you.

85: WOW, RUDE, SIMO. You may be elegant and pretty but damn, show some respect.
weird thing to focus on, but I love his eyelashes.

86: Simo, you better check yoself. Holy crap, Lumi I love you. God she is so cool<3 and her expressions, ah, so great

I sort of liked readin' 'em all in a stack like that, haha.

May 6th, 2011, 5:56 am

King Simo, why you so pretty?

May 6th, 2011, 7:44 am

Ahahaha, I thought Simo meant her low heritage or marriage to a monster by "someone like you", but all he cared about was her appearance. Simo, you are one funny character lol.

May 6th, 2011, 8:50 am

Okay I love how he insults her hair and then she's all like, "Oh. OOOH. Okay. Well, let me tell you something pal!" xD Love Lumi. And I love it when she doesn't take any crap.

May 6th, 2011, 9:53 am


Cause it's time for him to get married?
Did I get it right? Huh? Did I?
*palms open and waiting*
[hint:waiting on a cookie]

May 6th, 2011, 2:16 pm

I wonder how many witches are there usually in Simo's palace... Doeas the number differ depending on the days? Does it usually involve the game of curling played on the cellar's floor? Man i would like to have a palace just to try some weird stuff...

May 6th, 2011, 11:40 pm

Oh, no, dear. You nailed it perfectly. I'm just a tad tired of their attitude.

I mean, Sindri sold all these witches to demons, and everyone thinks he's terrible for it. He forces Lumi into marriage and instead of helping him in exchange for freedom, she's sacrificing comfort to keep him locked away in the other places. She does -not- deserve the hate. :(

May 6th, 2011, 11:48 pm

On that note (as I'm now locked out from editing the above?), GET HIM GIRL.

May 7th, 2011, 7:35 am

You tell him, Lumi! What a champ.

May 7th, 2011, 10:12 am

What a pompous jerk. It's funny that the first thing he comments on Lumi's appearance is her hair, obviously that's a great priority to him. xD

May 7th, 2011, 11:41 pm

wait HES talking bout a haircut?

May 9th, 2011, 2:32 pm

Underwater castle witch harem. Ah, that's been done to DEATH!

May 11th, 2011, 8:29 am


Just a guess, is he somewhat fixated on appearance because he is the son of the dawn people, who taught Baba Yaga illusion magic? Cos, y'know, illusions and appearance etc.

March 3rd, 2012, 9:11 pm

your hair wants cutting?


November 12th, 2012, 12:55 am

I find it interesting that she's much sassier with him than with the other women.

July 15th, 2015, 1:56 am

WHOA. Lumi seems like a freaking boss here. Go Lumi!

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