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Tom's old man high ponytail is a whole look
Posted July 13, 2022 at 12:18 pm

Vote over at TWC and you can see some thumbnails! Exciting!

It's funny because I've never tried to make Tom explicitly evil, and I don't think I really did with Connie either. I just drew inspiration from people in my life who have driven me insane over the years and ported all that frustration into my comic. Everyone has someone in their family who's impossible to keep happy, who ruins the vibe, whose pure stubbornness forces everyone in their orbit to kowtow to their whims in the hope that an event isn't entirely ruined. Why write a character who's just vindictively evil when I can write a character who everyone knows and absolutely fucking hates already? Evil is usually kind of shallow in a lot of narratives. Being annoying as hell is crafted from layers and layers of shit someone has refused to deal with over the course of decades. Much more fun.

If you think the video meeting is going to be the big issue of this particular chapter, it is not lol. Honestly, the full moon might end up kicking off the next chapter, given how much I still have to mess with in this one.


May merch drop! New tote bags and hoodies are being added to the Hivemill store! (I may be the webcomic on Hiveworks who utilizes the merchandise the most, from what I've seen...hm.) The hoodies are unisex sizing, but the tshirts run rather fitted, so I recommend sizing up!  (Two of the moons are flipped on the product images, but the files the shirts are printed from are corrected, so you should have moons in the correct order. My bad!)


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