09 Jun 2011 09:01 pm


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09 Jun 2011 09:04 pm

because a true brother stabs you in the front! d(' u ')

3 new pages this week, and so the prologue for chapter 3 finishes. there might be another flashback at the end of this chapter too, depending on how long/short it is. i think this is the only chapter i have all of the dialogue written for.

tomorrow is hemlock's first anniversary! i'm impressed with myself, i didn't think i'd be able to keep it up. here's hoping we'll reach a second anniversary next year! i'm trying to work on a celebration picture but it hasn't worked out so far. i'll definitely do one, hopefully sooner rather than later >_<


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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09 Jun 2011 10:30 pm

@MH: thank you so much! man i think if she kicked any lower she might have gone right through his torso, the way it is here XD
@Ryo: you won't be seeing sindri properly, but he does make a brief, sort-of appearance ;D
@Antique Doll: haha awhh, i only update on thursday evenings on the whole! thank you so much <3
@leaglem: i'm glad! suspense is what i aim for XD
@Stitchedbullet: i hope so too! >w< thanks!
@mr.mushroom: thank you so much! :D
@bombsoverbodrdeaux: he might be expecting the next one though!
@grifendel: thank you so much for reading it! :)
@CrimsonPumpkin: haha awh, he doesn't show up properly in this chapter though...thank you so much!
@LuluWLi: wuh? XD women's clothing?
@filaren: haha welcome then! thank you very much, i hope you'll continue to read it :)
@6offee: wow, 6 times already? thank you so much! <3 i hope you'll like this chapter too.
@SulfurMask: he's got the ring on her now, he can drag her back if he likes ;D
@BrightLights: mm, his brother especially i think.
@MadMindInk: nope! i'm sort of glad you do, even though he's an evil kind of dude XD
@Mimi-Evelyn: not good husband material. that's for sure.
@lockjaw50: ^^
@Mythee: thank you! and ohh? tragic? o: i didn't see it that way myself.
@Aica: haha i'm glad it did :) thank you!
@Cannetella: thank you! :D haha i always feel like the clothes aren't detailed enough though, i always want to put more into them.
@Red Rabbit: perp is such an american term, i hardly ever hear it here in the UK XD
@Pocketwatch: thanks! <3
@jello-bomb: haha her hair is so scruffy though XD
@qa6: that is how he proposes at the best of times. for sure.
@szarosen: thank you so much! <3 haha her hair is much more fun to draw when it's in plaits.
@Draumur: thank you so much >w<
@Kohikki: haha i don't think lumi would make a good princess anyway, she's not very graceful XD thank you so much my lovely~
@Sharpington: i have honestly never heard that in my entire life XD that's bizarre! i don't think they had any royal money in the first place though. maybe treasure? he is mostly just trapped. there will be more revealed later on though ;D
@Isabelle: aww, i'm happy you like it enough to want a print copy! that's always the goal :)
@bunkun: eee that means a lot to me from you <3 thank you so much! you're so sweet!


09 Jun 2011 09:16 pm

She should have kicked him a bit lower than that. ha ha.

I've been following your comic for some time now. It's brilliant and creative! keep up the good work!

09 Jun 2011 09:23 pm

*Squee!* This is good! ^^ I'm even considering making a Sackjeeves account just so I can be more regular on here! ^^

And does this mean we'll see Sindri in this chapter?

09 Jun 2011 09:27 pm

I checked back literally everyday for an update :DD
and as always the wait is totally worth it XDD my goodness do I love every moment of this comic

09 Jun 2011 09:50 pm

I keep getting extremely excited when you update ;U;
You just win at suspense! <3

09 Jun 2011 09:51 pm

What's this I hear?

MRAHHH~?! Anniversary?? Ohmigorsh, congratulations! :D Let this be another year full of Hemlock! BD

09 Jun 2011 10:28 pm

happy anniversary! ^u^!!!<3
I bet there'll be second one too, since this comic is just too epic!

09 Jun 2011 10:56 pm

he needs another kick in the face. >:U

oh man i cant waaaaait. oh and happy one year anniversary!

09 Jun 2011 11:21 pm

Yay happy anniversary! I really like your comic and I hope we can celebrate again next year!
Thanks for your hard work! :)

09 Jun 2011 11:34 pm

Now I love Sindri more! XD What a cliffhanger you gave us there >_< I really look forward to seeing more about him.
Dear, congratulations for the anniversary, it's been a great work so far and you deserve more and more years to come :D

10 Jun 2011 01:18 am

what a great update! on a totally unrelated note, the way his buttons are on his shirt makes it look as if he were wearing women's clothing.

10 Jun 2011 01:27 am

I just want to say I have just recently clued-in to your comic and I must say I think it is really awesome all the way down to your amazing original artwork and your engaging storyline, I can't wait to see more from you in the future! ^^

10 Jun 2011 01:33 am

Way to think on your feet Lumi!

I got introduced to Hemlock maybe a month ago, and I adore it. I must have re-read both chapters 5 or 6 times now and there's not a page I don't love. I'm so glad you're making it!

10 Jun 2011 03:05 am

Ohohohoho. Don't count on it, spooky monster man.

10 Jun 2011 03:22 am

Maybe she should kick a couple more times.
Him and his brother.

10 Jun 2011 07:54 am

is it totally wrong that i like him? XD

10 Jun 2011 09:21 am

Whatta guy -_-

10 Jun 2011 02:39 pm

Haha, he sure does have a way with the ladies! ;D

10 Jun 2011 03:17 pm

Ohh, happy comic anniversary! <3 Whoa tragic page though D8

11 Jun 2011 12:32 am

Poor Lumi! But that did explain a lot.
Oh and congratulations for Hemlock's Anniversary!!!:D

11 Jun 2011 01:35 am

Poor Lumi. --teary eyes-- The clothing is all drawn magnificently, btw.

11 Jun 2011 02:15 am

The victim managed to flee on foot; the perp is still in the cave.

11 Jun 2011 05:17 pm

Congratulations on Hemlock's first anniversary!

12 Jun 2011 01:24 pm

Poor Lumi, she really got tricked there. Her hair is so pretty, I'm jelly!

12 Jun 2011 08:19 pm

Sindri that is not how you propose to a girl.

12 Jun 2011 08:37 pm

Your art style is AMAZING <3 I love your comic <3 *can't wait for the next Friday* :3

(Btw I like Lumi's hairstyle here :d)

12 Jun 2011 08:53 pm

You are fantastic, truly! I love your work! :D

13 Jun 2011 08:24 am

yay thank you for the comment :d <3

13 Jun 2011 09:14 am

Re: Your response to my last comments: I think nice and painfully naive sort of go hand-in-hand, haha. And thanks for the explanation about the brothers and what their royal positions are. No princess Lumi, I guess! :D

3.08: Lumi. :( I love the layout of this page, it feels so kinetic! Her face makes me so sad though, poor Lumi.

3.09: Hell yeah, kick that jerk in the face! You are a badass. Everything about this page is SO AWESOME.

3.10: Sindri you cocky jerk, but I guess, you are right... she'll have to, won't she? :( I wonder what made Simo stab Sindri though, just him being sort of a giant evil jackass!?


13 Jun 2011 11:00 am

I think the earlier comment about Sindri's clothing has to do with his buttons--women's clothing generally buttons right over left, and men's left over right. It's not something I never remember unless someone brings it up, though :p

I really love how the blood is sitting on his fur, and pretty much all the blood you've drawn for this chapter. BEAUTIFUL. Do we get to learn more details about his banishment? I'm guessing he lost most of his magic and was cut off from royal money, but is he really just a spooky faced hobo now? I'm so curious! =>

14 Jun 2011 04:01 pm

Fantastic stuff :D I'm going to buy hemlock one and two whenever I become un-skint ^.^

14 Jun 2011 07:02 pm

oh gosh..!
I finally got around to reading this, I spent my afternoon on it- I'm so slow with reading but with your beautiful artwork I couldn't just read it so quickly..!

I'm so amazed with how you set up the panels and your use of contrast and tone and a-aahh! The characters are so charming! I love how you shed light on certain subjects of the story slowly, keeps us on our toes <3<3<3

this is so wonderful ahhhh I can't wait for more!!! <3<3<3

15 Jun 2011 06:26 pm

You know what? Your commitment to this comic really makes me PROUD of being a wannabe comic author. It also gives me the streght to work on something new, despite everything that's happening right now. Hope to show you something good soon.(Look i'm talking seriously for the first time, what the hell have you done to me??!).

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