October 27th, 2011, 2:11 pm


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October 27th, 2011, 2:18 pm

we're finally going to learn a little more about the last of baba yaga's sons~

- i'll be at MCM expo this weekend with my little sister ponymonster, you can find us at table H6 in the comic village! i'll have copies of hemlock #1, #2 and #3 available. ponymonster has a selection of MLP postcards, i pinched some already, they're awfully nice.
- for those that can't make it, hemlock #3 will be released on my lulu store on halloween.
- i'm doing a little talk/Q&A at comic gosh!p on november the 9th! come along and watch me make a fool of myself if you can! i'll be bringing along some of my favourite original pages of hemlock, talking about how the idea for hemlock came about, and we'll be having a quiz where the prize will be an original hemlock sketch.
- the lovely forbidden planet blog has reviewed hemlock #3 here!

now! with the start of chapter four, i'm giving away a signed and sketched copy of hemlock #3! to win, email mild.tarantula@gmail.com the answer to the following question. the first person to get it right wins. answers written in comments here will not be accepted! the clothes sisu wears above are a tribute to a particular illustration by a particular illustrator. which illustrator is it?

holy crap that was fast! congratulations to the winner, the answer was harry clarke! depending on how many i sell at mcm expo there may still be a chance to win another copy next week though :)

October 28th, 2011, 3:25 am

@Mimi-Evelyn: haha thank you~
@dizzysosilly: it was one of the ones he did for edgar allen poe's "tales of mystery and imagination" :) and i'm glad haha!
@Pidgeoni: yup, it's a flashback :D maybe not ceremony just yet though.
@Ryo: haha everyone wants more sisu it seems! and yup, it's a flashback.
@Iron: aww, it's ok, there's always next time!
@BrightLights: haha wow everybody really loves sisu XD
@Magical.Android.Aria: maybe it's because he's *gasp* not an asshole like his brothers! how he managed that nobody knows.
@Shaula: SHAULA! :D
@jello-bomb: i know right XD what's going on!?
@LuluWLi: only for a little bit though, and then it's time for sindri >w<
@Strahd: i actually tried playing magic the gathering a long time ago, i sucked at it because i couldn't keep all of the different rules in mind. i had that trouble with pokemon card battles too XD
@Shaula: haha that is true! he just does his own thing like baba yaga.
@ZukiLama: i'm glad that's he's recognizable!
@Snow418: wow, everyone is so happy to see sisu again! he'll be featuring more heavily in chapter 5 and 6 though.
@SunshineMoonlight: ohh, really? that's the same book i have, i love his illustrations~ so much detail! thank you though :)
@GhostyKing: aww it was lovely to meet you too! i'm happy that you're happy haha!
@DribbledCarmelLaces: they're from around the east aral sea :)


October 27th, 2011, 2:58 pm

OMG I've only spotted the Harry Clark influence as you wrote it! :D Thats fab!

October 27th, 2011, 3:13 pm

Ahahaha, I was like "what the hell, Harry who?"
So I looked him up. Blew my mind. Great stuff there. I'm wondering what the particular illustration is though that you referenced.

EDIT: By the way, I almost wet myself in excitement over seeing Sisu. He's my favorite son, I think.

October 27th, 2011, 3:27 pm

Great! The last brother!
Ow, and no flashback this time? Or... damn ^^
Ceremony coming this way?

October 27th, 2011, 4:50 pm

yay! ^^ want to see more Sisu always...

Is another flashback, yes?

October 27th, 2011, 5:20 pm

NOOOOEEEESSSS!!!! I was too late D:

October 27th, 2011, 5:46 pm

omg omg omg omg omg
it's Sisu.
Look guys, Sisu is here.
omg omg omg

(I really like him ok leavemealone even though this is the first time we've actually met him)

October 27th, 2011, 7:39 pm


I find it chuckle worthy that little Sisu is by far my favorite of her sons. Yet, we've not been introduced to him until now. XD

Either way, I am beyond excited for this chapter. I love that lil' guy~

October 27th, 2011, 7:59 pm


October 27th, 2011, 8:13 pm

Some serious Sisu favouritism going on here. Well, might as well join in. Hey pal :D

October 27th, 2011, 8:58 pm

SISU! hell yes he's here.

October 28th, 2011, 4:11 am

Huh, glad I was late to the game, the only thing I could think of when I saw Sisu's clothes was the Magic the Gathering character Jace Beleren, whom I totally dig:



October 28th, 2011, 10:45 am

Well, Sisu's always seemed like an interesting character to me just from the little bit about him on the character page. I was the one who asked for Sisu art for the ... 1,000 fan page, was it? He's the only one of the brothers who doesn't appear to be a power-addicted jerkass, and therefore the only remotely likable one.


October 28th, 2011, 11:14 am

I wonder what it means that I knew this was Sisu before I even read anything.

October 28th, 2011, 11:39 pm

its sisu:3
he is by far my favorite of the sons lol

October 30th, 2011, 6:23 am

Ah, now i get why it's either very easy or very hard, cause it's either you've seen that guys work or you didn't.
Actually, I've seen his works, I have an Edgar Allan Poe book with Clarke's illustrations...But I don't really like those illustrations.
I love yours though ^___________^

October 31st, 2011, 2:15 am

Yeah, it seems to me they're kinda lifeless. But I guess that works for Poe's tales hehe :)

October 31st, 2011, 2:14 pm

I met you at expo and you where so awesome, lovely and kind! Thank you so much for the comics and character sketches, I was so overwhelmed with joy :'D

October 31st, 2011, 3:19 pm

WELL. I know that I'M excited for this new segment, now that Sisu is here.

What region of Russia (the sons were all born in parts of Russia, right?) are the day people supposed to be from?

November 1st, 2011, 8:45 pm

Oops! Away from Smackjeeves for just a week and I missed a contest. D:

Oh well. Congrats to the winner! ^-^

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