mild tarantula
london super comic con is tomorrow!i’ll be at the boom! studios booth all weekend doing sketch covers, here’s some i made earlier. you can come and request whatever you’d like from either me or the awesome wook jin clark!
there’s also only 19 hours left to pre-order the lscc exclusive cover i did at the special pre-order price.

london super comic con is tomorrow!
i’ll be at the boom! studios booth all weekend doing sketch covers, here’s some i made earlier. you can come and request whatever you’d like from either me or the awesome wook jin clark!

there’s also only 19 hours left to pre-order the lscc exclusive cover i did at the special pre-order price.

selling things again! help me get to SPX!

hey everybody, i’m being ~that guy~ again.
i got into SPX! it’s gonna be my first convention outside of the UK, i’m pretty excited! but with my computer still on the verge of death and airplane tickets this is gonna be an expensive year, so i’m selling a bunch of stuff.

this is mainly aimed at UK people and people i know irl, because international shipping gets pricy, but if there’s something you really want shoot me an email at mild.tarantula@gmail.com and i’ll let you know how much shipping would be!

or if you don’t see anything, please help out by sharing this!

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Hey there! I recently stumbled upon your webcoic Hemlock and it is super amazing >u< I love it! I have a question though; you haven't updated it in a little while, and I haven't seen any news about a hiatus or anything, so I wanted to ask what was going on with it...? Not trying to rush you or anything, I'm just curious! ovo
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i need to be brutally honest guys, there isn’t a “good” reason or excuse that it hasn’t updated in a while.

mostly it’s just been really difficult to get back into it after being away for so long. i try drawing pages and it’s like they just won’t come out, or the pencils will look fine, but then the inks look terrible. pages 5.05 and 5.06 do exist, but i’m so unhappy with them that i think i’m going to do them again. i think once i can get past those two pages things will start continuing again, but i’ve been having trouble concentrating or drawing anything recently, so it’s not exclusive to hemlock. i definitely don’t want to abandon it, especially with only two chapters left now! i’m gonna see it through! it’s just taking a lot longer than i hoped orz

claudetc:

Allergies blow.

Hemlock fanart for today’s warmup. something more spectacular next time I attempt this i think….

look you guys! claude&#8217;s been doing inky drawings lately and he made a hemlock one! :o

claudetc:

Allergies blow.

Hemlock fanart for today’s warmup. something more spectacular next time I attempt this i think….

look you guys! claude’s been doing inky drawings lately and he made a hemlock one! :o

the exclusive cover i did for london super comic con has been revealed, so i think it&#8217;s ok to post it here now! 
it&#8217;s going to be limited to 500 copies and you can pre-order it here to make sure you don&#8217;t miss out! i&#8217;ll also be at boom&#8217;s tables all weekend doing sketch covers, come and say hello!

the exclusive cover i did for london super comic con has been revealed, so i think it’s ok to post it here now!

it’s going to be limited to 500 copies and you can pre-order it here to make sure you don’t miss out! i’ll also be at boom’s tables all weekend doing sketch covers, come and say hello!

i don’t know if anyone remembers this post from last year, but now i’ve got another book recommendation for fellow folk costume nerds!

scandinavian folklore vols I - III by laila duran
this is the kind of book i really wish i’d had before i started hemlock. i found “scandinavian folklore” volume I when i was in sweden over new years, and my mum managed to find me vols II and III when she was over there recently. these are big, bilingual hardbacks with costumes from all over norway and sweden, including sami ones. my only gripe is that they’re not arranged by area, it jumps all over the place. it would’ve at least been helpful to have a map included with the descriptions.

i&#8217;m not dead i swear! but i am in a hell of an art slump.have some gesture drawings of my dogs, i&#8217;m trying to do a lot of life drawing to put in my MA application portfolio. if anyone has any suggestions on how to present life drawings nicely i&#8217;m all ears, all i can think to do is cut them up and arrange them on photoshop like this &gt;m&lt;

i’m not dead i swear! but i am in a hell of an art slump.
have some gesture drawings of my dogs, i’m trying to do a lot of life drawing to put in my MA application portfolio. if anyone has any suggestions on how to present life drawings nicely i’m all ears, all i can think to do is cut them up and arrange them on photoshop like this >m<

time for some anon asks! as always non-anon messages get answered faster because then i can reply to you privately.
1. i think i answered something like this once before, but it&#8217;s probably lost in my tumblr somewhere. for lumi i imagine something like a mixture between helena bonham carter and björk. she sounds tired when she speaks. for tristan, i used to imagine someone like matt smith? but i&#8217;m not convinced by it haha XD i&#8217;d say that his voice changes to something cuter/more childish when he changes into a frog. sindri is the hardest, i&#8217;m torn between someone like ron perlman or tom waits and benedict cumberbatch (like smaug maybe??) or tom hiddleston. it&#8217;s definitely a bit hoarse and everything he says is pretty deadpan.
2. that&#8217;s a really broad question! if you want to know something specific (like this tutorial) i&#8217;d be happy to try and help though?
3. i&#8217;m half swedish. it&#8217;s a weird thing where i can&#8217;t speak it but can understand it, depending on how fast someone is speaking/what dialect (with my family it&#8217;s mostly småländska). i&#8217;ll generally be able to get the gist of what they&#8217;re saying, but won&#8217;t be able to reply. i can&#8217;t write or spell at all &gt;m&lt;

time for some anon asks! as always non-anon messages get answered faster because then i can reply to you privately.

1. i think i answered something like this once before, but it’s probably lost in my tumblr somewhere. for lumi i imagine something like a mixture between helena bonham carter and björk. she sounds tired when she speaks. for tristan, i used to imagine someone like matt smith? but i’m not convinced by it haha XD i’d say that his voice changes to something cuter/more childish when he changes into a frog. sindri is the hardest, i’m torn between someone like ron perlman or tom waits and benedict cumberbatch (like smaug maybe??) or tom hiddleston. it’s definitely a bit hoarse and everything he says is pretty deadpan.

2. that’s a really broad question! if you want to know something specific (like this tutorial) i’d be happy to try and help though?

3. i’m half swedish. it’s a weird thing where i can’t speak it but can understand it, depending on how fast someone is speaking/what dialect (with my family it’s mostly småländska). i’ll generally be able to get the gist of what they’re saying, but won’t be able to reply. i can’t write or spell at all >m<

here’s my attempt at hourly comics for this year. last year’s here!
i don’t think i’ll do it again next year, i end up never doing anything because i’ve spent the whole day trying to keep up with the hourlies…i meant to tick off way more on my to do list today…

Cibo Matto - Cibo Matto: 10th Floor Ghost Girl
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i’ve been listening to this a ton lately so i thought i’d share it.
i’m so happy cibo matto is back! you can pre-order their new album here.