mildtarantula

mildtarantula

Real Name: josceline fenton
Age: 27
Gender: Female
Web Site: http://www.josceline.co.uk

About Me

Hemlock #1, #2, #3 and #4 are now available to buy online! they can be bought through lulu.com at my storefront here: http://stores.lulu.com/mildtarantula lulu accepts both card and paypal.

website: http://www.josceline.co.uk/
twitter: http://twitter.com/mildtarantula/
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bookshop: http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/mildtarantula

My Webcomics

Hemlock
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Last Update: 1 Month Ago Fans: 3325 # Comics: 424

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Comment on UPDATE!! of Hemlock
mildtarantula, October 27th, 2016, 10:52 am
hey guys >< it’s been a while! i’ve been meaning to make this post for a really long time, but as will be explained, real life happened.

where have you been??
so i graduated with a masters in animation! yaaay! unfortunately i didn’t manage to finish my thesis film on time (i still got a good mark, but bleh) because i bit off way more than i could chew, plus mental health problems put a real wrench in the works.

after hand in, my plan was to take a month off because i was really burnt out, and then to take the summer off to work on hemlock and finishing my thesis film before looking for a job. but, literally the day i was going to get to work, i got an unexpected internship offer doing animation for skype at a fancy studio that i really couldn’t turn down, so i spent about 6 weeks working really long hours and consequently had no time or energy to do any of my own work.

that job ended…and then the same week my mentor at Inkubus London immediately gave me another job offer to work on a christmas advert (if you live in the netherlands you might see it on tv!). being that it was the highest paid job i’ve ever been offered, i couldn’t say no to that either.

so that advert just wrapped! i’m going to be doing some more work at Inkubus soon, but i’ve finally had a week to just breathe. the zombie animation above is literally the first work i’ve done for myself and not for uni or a job since…maybe 2015, which is really sad, now i think about it…

when is hemlock coming back!?
the short answer is, it will be back when it’s back. the long answer is that while i’m working, i’m exhausted. my mental health has been shit this year and holding down these animation jobs has been pretty taxing, and i’ve yet to figure out the work/energy/free time balance required for making hemlock. now that i’ve got a week or two off i’m hoping to squeeze some pages in.

i have not given up on hemlock! but hemlock doesn’t earn me a living, guys, and i have to take freelance work where i can get it, when i can get it. if someone drew up a graph of webcomic artists and their update frequency compared to their age/ when they leave university and enter the workforce, i think the drop off would be pretty alarming to look at. all i can say is that i still want to finish it, and thank you all for your patience.

what happened to your digital PDFs for sale?
here’s some good news at last! now that the VATMOSS stuff seems to have settled, i’ve set up a new digital store over on gumroad! including the digital debut of the mini hemlock story i did last year, and a printable DIY minizine! click here, please go check it out~

anyway i hope that answers some of your questions guys!
feel free to send me a message if that doesn’t clear things up. you can also find me most often on my personal/shitposting twitter now, scelinesceline.
Comment on news! sale, giveaway and steven universe of Hemlock
mildtarantula, November 12th, 2015, 4:51 am
@Echos: more like trade paperbacks, they're perfect-bound so that means they have a spine ^^
Comment on small press expo! of Hemlock
mildtarantula, September 15th, 2015, 6:36 pm
this weekend i'll be at SPX table B7A!
flying out on thursday, i'm excited! ( />v<)/ if you're going to be there please come say hello!

i'll have a new hemlock minicomic that's 14 pages long about sisu and sindri. these will be available online and at MCM expo in october also!
Comment on 5.28 of Hemlock
mildtarantula, August 23rd, 2015, 4:23 pm
"izbushka, izbushka, stan'k lesu zadom, ko mne peredom"
(little hut, little hut, turn your back to the forest and your front to me)

thank you to @reijirei on twitter for double checking my russian haha, i hope my writing isn't too awful >w<'

sorry i haven't been around much, i was doing some freelance work on steven universe comics and then it was my birthday and i was visiting my family. only a few weeks until SPX (and until i go back to college...i've barely started my homework, ahh). i'm hoping to have a 14 page side story about sisu and sindri ready for SPX, but it's going to be very close...we'll see if i can do it.

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Hemlock #1, #2, #3 and #4 are now available to buy online! they can be bought through lulu.com at my storefront here: http://stores.lulu.com/mildtarantula lulu accepts both card and paypal.

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@amarilloo: me too! it's always nicer if you have something new with you. at least i have the minizines i did back in may!
@sea cucumber: not sure if that's a good or bad thing haha! thank you so much ^^
@EmmaBooh: sorry it's just the one orz
@Zlatoglazka: thank you so much! haha lettering is not my strong suit so i always get worried.
@battybrain: aww, thank you so much ;v; haha i try not to overload myself, that's why there are such long breaks when i have to prioritize other things orz
Comment on 5.27 of Hemlock
mildtarantula, August 1st, 2015, 9:06 pm
only one page this time, i got some freelance work all of a sudden so that's gonna eat up my time for the next week or so!

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Hemlock #1, #2, #3 and #4 are now available to buy online! they can be bought through lulu.com at my storefront here: http://stores.lulu.com/mildtarantula lulu accepts both card and paypal.

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@Laiska: there's lots of sisu in this chapter! which is bad for me because he's hard to draw haha.
@Niladhevan: gotta wait and seee ;o
@Pansito: ;D
@Roccenere: ahh thank you so much! <3 welcome to my webcomic haha!
@Sumeri: thank youu! i'm really happy you like it ^^
Comment on 5.26 of Hemlock
mildtarantula, July 25th, 2015, 12:19 pm
one of these panels might look very familiar to you if you bought my sketchbook last year ;3 this page has been tripping me up since the end of chapter 4, i'm so happy i finally passed it!!

thank you everyone who joined the editing stream for this page, apologies again that the chat kept cutting out so i couldn't talk with you ><

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Hemlock #1, #2, #3 and #4 are now available to buy online! they can be bought through lulu.com at my storefront here: http://stores.lulu.com/mildtarantula lulu accepts both card and paypal.

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@Inwoods: ah, thanks. not sure what was up with it so i just got rid of it ><
Comment on 5.25 of Hemlock
mildtarantula, July 25th, 2015, 12:17 pm
i never seem to do extreme close ups for anyone other than simo. i guess i just want to draw his eyelashes??

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Hemlock #1, #2, #3 and #4 are now available to buy online! they can be bought through lulu.com at my storefront here: http://stores.lulu.com/mildtarantula lulu accepts both card and paypal.
Comment on 5.24 of Hemlock
mildtarantula, July 18th, 2015, 7:02 pm
in which sindri gets his sadako on.
thanks to everybody who joined me on the livestream for this one! ^^ if you look on the FAQ page you can find a link to my picarto channel. i think if you follow on there it will email you whenever i'm streaming? i'm not sure!

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Hemlock #1, #2, #3 and #4 are now available to buy online! they can be bought through lulu.com at my storefront here: http://stores.lulu.com/mildtarantula lulu accepts both card and paypal.


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@darkenergy: haha i'm not sure! i haven't watched the ring in years, i barely remember it now...
@khalia602: it is! ^^
@Jiufengbao: nice to see you still here ^^ thank you for sticking around!
@Pansito: thank you so much! <3 i'm free for the summer so hopefully i can build up a -little- bit of a buffer at least..
Comment on 5.23 of Hemlock
mildtarantula, July 14th, 2015, 5:49 pm
a peek at sindri's extended family.
i hope these pages aren't too confusing, it's been a few months so i'm a little rusty ><;; i've been struggling with these pages for a week or so now though so i'm posting them and moving on!!

the FAQ page has been updated also, let me know if there's anything you guys think i should add to it.

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Hemlock #1, #2, #3 and #4 are now available to buy online! they can be bought through lulu.com at my storefront here: http://stores.lulu.com/mildtarantula lulu accepts both card and paypal.

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@Rechan: awh, thank you so much, you're so sweet ;v;
@Niladhevan: haha this is a really short flashback unfortunately, only 2 more pages of it! ^^
@Ange: back for the summer holidays at least! >w< thank you for still being here! <3
@cocoyoyo: thank you so much! yeah, that's fair, i had a bit of trouble trying to fit his spiney things into that panel haha ><;
@Larkle: many many night things.

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