June 2nd, 2011, 2:32 pm


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June 2nd, 2011, 2:32 pm

4 pages this week, and the big reveal is here!

so, there’s a tv tropes page for hemlock. when i read it and saw “face framed in shadow: sindri” i laughed - because that is his face. most of the times i’ve shown him before this, you’ve already seen most of his face, just his nose (or lack thereof) and mouth are usually covered. if you remember this page, you’ll notice that he took after his father, not baba yaga, sadly. the witch-face is just a glamour.

thank you to everybody who came to see me at MCM expo! i sold out of ALL of my books, which was amazing o: i was convinced i'd over-ordered, but apparently i under-ordered. and thank you on behalf of my little sister to everybody who bought her my little pony postcards >w< i made a proper post about it over on tumblr.


Hemlock #1 and #2 are now available to buy online!
each issue is priced at £6 plus postage and packing. they can be bought through lulu.com at my storefront here: http://stores.lulu.com/mildtarantula lulu accepts both card and paypal

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June 2nd, 2011, 4:09 pm

@Shaula: feel free! i like reading what people write on there, interesting to see how guys interpret this stuff. also i don't know what's going on with the links, the html is fine. i think smackjeeves must have changed something s:
@Coffins_for_Kids: because it's an upside-down heart! XD
@Koakuma: i sure wouldn't...
@ParadoxComic: haha i'm kind of fond of him too! thank you so much for buying number 2~ eee.
@Thirtiesknight: nooo you were fine at MCM! though i agree it's a very stressful place to have a conversation D: i'm sorry again that i'd run out of volume 2! i'll definitely have more in october, i think. haha i don't actually like ulla much, but i do like drawing her.
@mr.mushroom: snap indeed!
@BrightLights: ahhh, but what's UNDER those cloaks? ;D the original monster!sindri design looked nothing like this actually...that was before he even had brothers, though.
@KiwiBasket: badumTSHHHH
@darkenergy: so it was! thank you >_< weeeird. haha there will be a ceremony later on though~
@Stitchedbullet: dat lack of nose? XD and no no, that IS how he looks. it's not a silhouette XD he just has shadows for skin. thank youu <3
@bluecrow: haha those would be some weeeird contact lenses!
@One_by_One: i was very happy when somebody showed it to me :>
@Aica: you do! :D
@irys_rocker_thornz: haha oh dear, he's meant to be grotesque rather than sexy >w<
@KeitheOtaku: thank you so much for updating it! i love reading what people write on there haha! and yeeaahh, i can't really see that face being acceptable at the castle ;D
@therollingseas: excellent! *rubs hands together* that is a good reaction XD
@MadMindInk: next friday is hemlock's first anniversary actually >w< i need to work on a picture to celebrate!
@Ryo: thank you! <3
@Mimi-Evelyn: i don't think "romantic" and "sindri" will ever fit together. ever. XD
@Reiu Shanra: it's funny how some people still think he's cute and others are like ARRGHH ;p
@Sulfur Mask: haha well, i guess a glamour is the last of your worries when you're injured!
@CrimsonPumpkin: thank you so much! <3
@Sulfur Mask: it's hair, he has about the same hairline as he did with his human face on i guess. just a little scruffier. haha i never draw it though >w< it just sort of merges into his face.
@bombsoverbordeaux: the other places are pretty easy to get lost in ;) she runs away for a long time i think. haha thank you for noticing little details like that <3
@Kohikki: i guess she is technically a princess, but then again, sindri was exiled and kicked off the throne. simo is king, and sisu is still a prince, but if you tried to call sindri a prince simo would probably have you put to death XD i wonder if she is less "nice" and more "painfully naive"... >w<


June 2nd, 2011, 2:47 pm

Oho. That explains a lot.

By the way, I fixed that TVT entry. Now I'm going to be compelled to spend my entire day adding entries to that page now that I know there's a Hemlock page. :<

Also, it appears your links are jacked up.

June 2nd, 2011, 2:53 pm

Why is it that the first thing that I noticed was his nose?


OHS NOES! Run girl run!

June 2nd, 2011, 3:14 pm

I'd still hit it, tho.

June 2nd, 2011, 3:27 pm

Oh yeaahhh <3 He's definitely going to be my favorite for awhile.

EEE Bought number 2! So excited!

June 2nd, 2011, 3:58 pm


Hey I just wanted today i have been reading !! But haven't been Commenting and I feel guilty..and to say I already wrote this on my comic xD but it was great to see you and I feel reallybad for being a bit quiet with you, I get very shy in large places I felt overwhelmed meeting you and...yeah!!! D,: but anyway I HAVE been reading, again just very quiet, I wanted to say even tho Ulla is a bit of a bitch I really prefer her to the other characters right now Dx (minus tristian and lumi) I love that this is what sindri actually looks like XDDD anyways byebyebyebyebye!!!//runs off oh ps. Your comic is AMAZING as sisal I'm rlLy hooked and btw, super bummed I couldn't get volume 2, which I want you to sighn :'U

June 2nd, 2011, 4:27 pm

oAO oh snap

June 2nd, 2011, 4:28 pm

I actually like the fact that he's not a pretty boy, that he TRULY, REALLY is as ugly as his personality, and that the "gorgeous" guy you showed us first is just a farce. XD
Does that mean that Simo's real face is just... a guy in a cloak? XD

June 2nd, 2011, 4:29 pm

Don't you mean "OH NOSE"? Ahahaha. //not actually funny

June 2nd, 2011, 6:38 pm

I think your problem with the link might be the quotes, actually :O

Creepyplus, awesome! Poor Lumi. If they'd had a proper wedding the photos would've been a disaster. /is being silly

June 2nd, 2011, 6:51 pm

Dat nose.

XD So all we're seeing of the hubby is a silhouette? My-oh-my, this is getting to be incredibly dramatic! I can't wait for more. 8D This comic is stunningly amazing!

June 2nd, 2011, 6:56 pm

owww, so his beatiful eyes were just contact lenses? Bad guy! Now i know why your nose dropped off!!

June 2nd, 2011, 7:20 pm

TV Tropes page for Hemlock...?

..I'm gonna be quite busy these next few days...

June 2nd, 2011, 7:23 pm

Rather than just your eyes and hair, i got to see your whole face now! :D

June 2nd, 2011, 10:16 pm

What, I think hes sexy...*rawr*

June 2nd, 2011, 10:29 pm

I've been updating the TV Tropes page ever since you said there was one. As a Tropaholic, I felt it was a duty.

And it definitely seems like a glamour is a fallen witch king's best friend. That's kind of a nightmare face for the ages.

June 3rd, 2011, 12:28 am

oh my god sindri
i am afraid of him but also in love

June 3rd, 2011, 1:59 am

this made my day! @__@ i cannot wait for next friday

June 3rd, 2011, 3:29 am

And I thought his darkened face was just for shadowy effect. XD I'm loving this

June 3rd, 2011, 4:35 am

Well that's romantic.

June 3rd, 2011, 10:50 am

Geez, how did Sindri go from cruelly handsome to full-on scary monster? That must have been some fight with his brother.

June 3rd, 2011, 11:09 am

WOW! Amazing last panel! Now I'm getting scared, I want to know more about Sindri!!!

June 3rd, 2011, 12:36 pm

Also, another question. Where does his head end and his hair begin? Is that hair or is it just part of his head?

June 3rd, 2011, 1:26 pm

DDD: that faaaaace

ahh this is amazinggggg i love the way the panels are stacked in the last page *>* so intense! poor lumi!

June 3rd, 2011, 1:33 pm

oh wait. i was going back and looking at the cold open to the second book. its snowing, does that mean she stays there for a while?

it was just something i noticed, ugh im always getting ahead of myself with this comic >.< anyway, cant wait for next week Cx <3

June 3rd, 2011, 3:04 pm

Looks like I'm behind again. That's okay because I like having this to read. ;)

01: Looks like it's cold there... well, it must be because of her boots, wonder what she's smelling.
02: Aha, Blood apparently! Ahh young!Lumi is so cute. ;D I love the way you panel everything... you're so amazing.
03: Poor Lumi looks so concerned, she doesn't even realise what kind of person is bleeding inside, aw. :( You're a good person, Lumi. For an evil monster husband, Sindri looks pretty fly with his fluffy white whatever that is around his neck. ;3
04: Aww, scared Lumi. I'd be scared too with that creepy dude. And she just wants to help, regardless. Lumi might as well be a saint.
05: Well, not being able to see his face would probably help with not being scared. I like that witches have an identifiable smell. I sort of like the idea of Lumi going around smelling people. ;D
06-07: ;( And then it's all downhill for her from here, I guess. Poor Lumi was just trying to be nice and then evil shadow princes snap her legs. Sindri, your face is kind of terrifying.

<3 I love this flashback of what happened with them.
And that's so cool that Hemlock has its own TVTropes page.

It just occurred to me, if Sindri is a prince of sorts, does that make Lumi a princess? ;)
Or is it only Simo who is a prince?

June 6th, 2011, 3:28 pm

Sindri's looks

Sindri reminds me of a startled Michael Jackson coming out of the shadows in that last panel. Especially if you, like I did, mentally replace the "help me girl" with a "shamone!"

this is my first comment, but I have been reading for a while, really love your comic.

July 29th, 2011, 7:44 pm

Well if it isn't Michael Jackson, back from the dead

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