Submitted by natebramble on November 2, 2009 - 10:24
Over the weekend I updated the Hermit Hill web store. I gave it a new look and feel to sort of streamline it a bit and added a bunch of new products. There are now six t-shirt designs that you can custom order. You can change the shirt color and type for each design, so it gives everyone a lot of options.
I also added a new wrap around comic strip mug into the mix. I have one of those sitting on my desk at work and it really came out great. If anyone out there wants a specific Hermit Hill strip added to a mug let me know and I'll set it up.
Every purchase in the store helps to keep this site up, makes convention appearances possible and the Hermit Hill books and comics in print, so thank you for helping to keep an independent artist producing work!
Submitted by natebramble on November 2, 2009 - 03:00
Ok, be honest, if you happened to have a full sized catapult on your property wouldn't you be at least tempted to sit in it? I mean, come on. It's a freakin' catapult.
Submitted by natebramble on October 30, 2009 - 02:00
Keep Your Trap Shut.
The jack-o-lanterns have been pretty passive up to now, so I needed to throw an ominous one into the mix for Halloween. Everyone knows the worst nightmares are the ones you can't wake up from. Muahahahaha!
Submitted by natebramble on October 28, 2009 - 02:00
The poor pumpkin. Halloween has just become all about disappointment for him. Oh well, that's what you get when you're a gourd. I think the final panel there ended up looking pretty close the pumpkin I actually carved this year.
Submitted by natebramble on October 27, 2009 - 08:26
I've been talking a lot this week about carving pumpkins for Halloween, so I thought I'd show you ours. The one on the left is mine and the one on the right is the one my brother did. I think they came out quite awesome. Note the ears!
Submitted by natebramble on October 26, 2009 - 02:00
You should note the ears on the jack-o-lantern. That's something I add to my carved pumpkins every year pretty much because my dad did whenever he carved pumpkins for us when we were kids. It's become a family tradition and they look awesome. Just so you know.
Submitted by natebramble on October 25, 2009 - 22:46
In less then a month the brand new convention, The Dallas Webcomics Expo (DWEX), will be hosted at the Southfork Hotel in Plano, Texas. Check out the official convention web site for all the details.
Submitted by natebramble on October 23, 2009 - 08:45
I've been working on the code for an archive browsing system for a few weeks now and I think it's ready for a public debut. I have devised a way for you to read the Hermit Hill strip archive by the month. You get a full, long page of strips that you can read in chronological order, oldest on top, newest on the bottom, so you can follow along as you scroll down. The archive pages will be updated by the month. Once the current month ends it'll be added to the archive. I think this will be a great way for new readers to get caught up quickly and an interesting way to get an overall view of my progress as I develop the strip.
Submitted by natebramble on October 23, 2009 - 02:00
The Knife Sunk Deeper.
Every year for Halloween I carve some pumpkins. I usually sketch out a new design and carefully draw it onto the pumpkin first and then carve away. I must admit, though, that first strike into the soft orange fruit with a long, sharp knife feels... well, better than it probably should. I mean, how often do you get to stab something in your day to day life anyway? It's a good chance to get out a lot of aggression.
Submitted by natebramble on October 21, 2009 - 02:00
When I was a kid there was an old lady who lived in our neighborhood who never talked to anyone and who seemed actively hostile to everyone else in the neighborhood, especially the kids. Well, maybe that was my own little kid perspective, but I do know she gave out rolls of pennies and apples at Halloween. It only took a couple of Halloweens in a row for us to catch on that we should skip that house. I wonder if that was the idea all along or if she truly believed that what we wanted were pennies and fruit? Hmm..