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Hat Shop

Hat Shop

by asparagusunited
A strange comedy about a man who is fired in the first panel and accidentally sells his soul to an eccentric hat god. Shenanigans ensue. Magical Girls get involved. Very few actual hats are made.

Note to new readers: The art gets better.

About the format: I originally drew it vertically because I did it by hand and that's how it would fit on the page (It just seemed like a good idea at the time). Three years later, it's stuck. It sometimes changes to full pages if the story needs it, but the vertical format is the default and I'm not planning on changing it.

Updates every three days unless otherwise specified.
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Hat Shop

A strange comedy about a man who is fired in the first panel and accidentally sells his soul to an eccentric hat god. Shenanigans ensue. Magical Girls get involved. Very few actual hats are made.

Note to new readers: The art gets better.

About the format: I originally drew it vertically because I did it by hand and that's how it would fit on the page (It just seemed like a good idea at the time). Three years later, it's stuck. It sometimes changes to full pages if the story needs it, but the vertical format is the default and I'm not planning on changing it.

Updates every three days unless otherwise specified.

Recent Comments

Great comic
I just read through the whole comic in about four days and I love it. I originally found it because of the tahshii dice design on shapeways. I was curious about the conlang. You don't happen to have a text file or drawing of it?
Unlike last time, I make exactly 0 promises about not being on hiatus. On the other hand, I'm on my way to finishing my major, and I ended up going with the hatshop short idea, so at some point this comic will have a ~4 min short film attached to it. Granted, the film is really just Mr. A trying to get a vacation, and doesn't follow the comic's canon at all, but it's fairly amusing nonetheless.

I've uploaded some select test renders and images from the project on the old tumblr blog if anyone is curious:
http://the-hatshop-blog.tumblr.com/post/155804559117/select-test-renders-from-the -film-so-far-o

Finally, I do apologise for the extended hiatus. While, as I said earlier, I can't promise much (I really need to graduate already), I don't like leaving the comic alone for so long, and I'm sorry for the unexpected delay :C
Hey guys! I know I've been a bit quiet lately (sorry for the lack of updates!) but I've been panic modelling trying to get stuff ready for school. Hopefully I should be able to start updating again soon!

Meanwhile, take this
Holy shit
Please continue this. This is awesome!
hee hee haw haw it's 4 am but I'm back we're back ho yeah baby
Hi guys! Unfortunately, this is going to be on hold a bit longer due to school reasons (They want us to make a third year film, oh dear). It's a bit late, but I realized that this comic passed into it's 6th year roughly a week ago, and I thought I should at least make some acknowledgement of it! I had been making these models as practice so I figured, why not?

This is essentially a re-creation of the very first extra (http://hatshop.smackjeeves.com/comics/791570/hat-shop-extra/). It's sure come a long way since then!

I have every intention of finishing this comic, but unfortunately currently suffer from severe lack of time. Once this semester ends I should (hopefully) be able to resume posting for the summer though, so stay tuned for then!

Thanks to everyone who's stuck with me over the years - and to new readers too! I realize this is just a weird little comic on a weird little site, but I really do enjoy making it.

Here's to more Hatshop! See you soon!
AHHHHHHHHHHHHH IT'S BACK
Sinner666
November 18th, 2015
It seems he's having a good time, no? XD
Things are starting to get more hectic again as school approaches. I'd like to get this story thread done before the term starts, but that'll probably be impossible. I'll try to keep updating as long as I can, but if updates cease for a while it's due to school. I will definitely be back in December though, so look forward to more then!

Thanks for sticking with me this long, guys! Here's to more Hat Shop!

See a larger version on my art tumblr here: http://mageintime.tumblr.com/post/128243673981/this-started-as-a-doodle-in-one-of-m y-sketchbooks
I love the POV panels.
First, amazing hands! And also more WHAT!
What? o.o
Dude wat. Is that a tat or is he also an abomination demony thing?
Hiding what? I must know ;-;
Sorry for the delay! I'm taking summer courses and the midterm period just rolled around. One is actually a comic class, so once it's finished I'll try to put it up!

I'll try to get some things coloured soon, hopefully I'll be able to get the updates back in line soon but if long periods like this happen again it's because of school :C
Different world, different flow of time.
@Koren: Unfortunately this one makes more sense with colour. I will try to get the coloured version up as soon as possible
Koren
June 11th, 2015
I think that last panel is incomplete. There is nothing in it but a few seemingly random lines. I can't make heads or tails of it.
Sorry for the delay! A con snuck up on me and I got busy, but it's over now so I can resume normal posting (and hopefully get some things coloured!)
Strange how even though this comic is just a random thing, it developed it's own storyline.