October 6th, 2011, 2:30 pm


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October 6th, 2011, 2:33 pm

2 pages this week!
(before anyone else says it, i realize this scene is very short. i did consider adding in another page, but...there wasn't really anything to say.)

so anyway, here's a fun story! today i added to my list of "people i admire that i have made a fool of myself in front of". i bumped into the awesome helena bonham carter in soho! i managed to give her a copy of hemlock 1 and 2 with a lot of stuttering. i hope i didn't bother her too much, i always feel weird going up to famous people but i had a bunch of copies with me and i thought i'd take my chance to tell her how much i like her work.


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://www.lulu.com/spotlight/mildtarantula lulu accepts both card and paypal

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October 6th, 2011, 3:20 pm

@Iron: i'm glad you have internet back <3 it was really lucky i bumped into her haha! i just hope i didn't annoy her...
@Rennakins: i'm afraid we're not going to know for a while, so feel free to speculate!
@Sven: same as i said to Rennakins~ ;D what a mean person i am.
@Cannetella: that's what my sister said too ;p
@cure: probably not. it's better he doesn't know.
@BrightLights: ("fru" means "mrs", it's not actually her name XD come to think of it, i haven't really given her a name...) and pretty much yes! i did just randomly see her on the street. i kept walking but then i thought ...no and followed her into a cafe >w<''
@Niladhevan: perhaps ;D
@szarosen: thank you so much <3
@Stitchedbullet: i'll just be happy if she doesn't throw them away haha XD
@Ryo: aww, at least you got a hug though! thank you so much :D
@jello-bomb: aww kolya still has his chickens though!
@DribbledCarmelLaces: haha i guess he's come a long way after spending time with lumi and her snail full of books!
@sushicore: ...well i did XD i still can't believe it actually happened! i was so nervous, i was shaking haha!
@SunshineMoonlight: haha well, i hope she reads them, but i'll be happy if she even keeps them ;D and yup, you'll see next week the answer to your question!
@Strahd: i actually don't think hemlock would work very well as a movie XD a lot would have to be cut out, most of it to do with tristan really. i think it would suit a tv series better.
@Mythee: haha hopefully! thank you so much~
@Kezzie: this chapter is the last time we'll see kolya, so yup, case closed ;D
@Rosie: aww, thank you! i'm so happy to hear it :)
@Clouds.Of.Rabbits: tristan isn't a very happy character, huh X)
@lockjaw50: aww, well thank you <3
@bombsoverbordeaux: i'm glad you think it was adorable! i was worried about it haha
@Gracie-Geek: i can't believe it actually happened XD i woke up the next morning like "...wow...that happened"
@SignorinaAlli: he's not going to! muahaha


October 6th, 2011, 2:48 pm

Oh how I missed Hemlock when I didn't have Interneeet ;_;

And OMG you're so lucky to meet her!!! And even give her your comic xD hahah, awesome!

October 6th, 2011, 3:01 pm

Ahhh what's he gonna say? :O

October 6th, 2011, 3:04 pm

Oh no, what was Kolya going to tell him? :S

October 6th, 2011, 3:33 pm

Oh no. ;.;
So sad...

October 6th, 2011, 3:44 pm

Hm I think Tristan wouldn't like what Kolya wanted to say..

October 6th, 2011, 4:15 pm

I feel really bad for Mama Fru, and these pages just keep reminding me of it. Like, can you imagine the guilt she feels? The last things she said to her son was her yelling at him while burning his books. And then she sent him to her death (or that's probably what it looks like to her).
I can only imagine how devastated she is. D:

Also, wooot! On the meeting THE Helena Bohan Carter! Wow! You are such a lucky sport. How'd it happen? Did you just randomly found her on the street? XD

October 6th, 2011, 4:32 pm


Let me guess: Mum missed him too, but way too much ?

October 6th, 2011, 4:39 pm

oh no :( is antie dead? :(

btw I really love this story :D

October 6th, 2011, 4:46 pm

You met Helena Bonham Carter? AMAZING.
I'm sure she'll like Hemlock. I sure do~ c:

And what's this? Is a certain someone's mother ill? Or DEAD? 0:
I can't wait till next week~

October 6th, 2011, 6:47 pm

That's so cool that you saw HBC! XD I saw Chris Sabat (anime voice actor) a few years back, I was so nervous I ended up hugging him! XD

And these two new pages.....oh my gosh! T_T Honestly did not see it coming! Can't wait for another update!!

October 6th, 2011, 7:30 pm

She's whaaaaaaat? I hope she's not dead too :(
Poor Kolya! Left all alone. At least Tristan got to tell him the truth!

October 6th, 2011, 8:51 pm

I bet Auntie is sick or something of that ilk. Or maybe she's just incredibly worried or whatnot. But I found it pretty interesting how... knowing Tristan seemed as a ghost. Like, he seems pretty ethereal, compared to when he's a frog or human. I think it's the design of his ghost body and face that gives me this impression. I just really enjoyed how you moved the plot along while still wowing us with the pages. Which you always do, but still. Also, Kolya's tears bring me happiness. Which makes me feel a bit bad, but still.

October 7th, 2011, 6:50 am

you "bumped into" helena bonham carter



that's ridiculous. things like that just don't happen just like that

my gooood I'm so jealous

and god kolya is the most adorable anything ever

October 7th, 2011, 9:05 am

AAH! You met Helena Bonham Carter in Soho! Lucky you! And you gave her copies of Hemlock! Lucky her ^___^~!
She's my favourite actress, I've seen and loved most of her movies ( the Burton stuff not so much but her other work).
Man, this is so cool...It must feel great knowing that Helena Bonham Carter has read your comic. :)

And you know what...Helena would've make a great Lumi in the younger days. :)))

Hmm, I wonder if Lumi helped Tristan to appear like a ghost or he did it him-self. I'm not sure it matters who did it. I kinda feel she wouldn't be too happy about it. :)

October 7th, 2011, 9:44 am

...so, when will Tim Burton start making "Hemlock - The Movie"?^^ Because I like to think that there actually is a very small chance that it might happen. It'd be so incredibly awesome.
Also, I envy you for having met her, she's an awesome actress.

October 7th, 2011, 10:32 am

xD I'm sure she thought you were cute and was flattered by your admiration! That sounds really nice, nevertheless. <33

Also, fff, Tristan's brother. ;^; My heart goes out to him. Poor lad. And I hope Tristan's aunt is fine. (Or maybe something happened already and I just forgot about it)

October 7th, 2011, 11:20 am

Oh, no. I'm guessing auntie is dead? D:

It's good that Tristan gave Kolya some closure, though. Hopefully, he won't keep trying to chase after revenge.

October 7th, 2011, 11:44 am

Auntie? D':

Just wanted to say: this comic makes my Fridays >u<

October 7th, 2011, 12:15 pm

D= So sad.

October 7th, 2011, 4:40 pm

I'm sure she loved your comics! There's no way anyone with good taste wouldn't love it.

October 7th, 2011, 6:24 pm

;A; kolyaaaa. ahh that scene was so adorable! and ooooo that's so amazing that you meet helena bonham carter, congrats!!

October 8th, 2011, 9:34 am



Aw, poor Koyla...
...wait. What's this about auntie? Does he mean Koyla's mother? Is he dead? Oh God poor Tristan and Tristan's mother and Koyla.

October 8th, 2011, 10:14 am

Oh no, don't say it Kolya! :c

On the other hand, it's so awesome you "bumped into" Helena Bonham Carter. That's crazy!

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