Tuesday, June 21, 2011

COCHLEA & EUSTACHIA BEGINS

ANNOUNCING A NEW WEBCOMIC by HANS RICKHEIT


COCHLEA & EUSTACHIA BEGINS TODAY

www.chromefetus.com

In response to clamoring public demands, I've decided to redouble my cartooning output and release a 2nd ongoing webcomic that veers in an entirely contrary tangent to that of the critically-acclaimed ECTOPIARY,

Cochlea & Eustachia have previously appeared in numerous. well-publicised venues, including POOD, PROPER GANDER, TYPHON. LEGAL ACTION COMICS, REGLAR WIGLAR, THE STRANGER and the original run of CHROME FETUS COMICS.

It is my intention to post a new installment every Wednesday for your edification and delight. You can help this effort by visiting the Merchandise Page and purchasing my wares! Original Art is now being offered for sale from both COCHLEA & EUSTACHIA and the ongoing ECTOPIARY website. Also, pages from my other reputable graphic novels CHLOE and THE SQUIRREL MACHINE are on sale.

At the very least, you are encouraged to DONATE whatever you feel is appropriate. Even the smallest amount is gratefully appreciated!

Friends, as always, I thank you for your attention and generosity!

Monday, June 20, 2011

ECTOPIARY, Page 77

I HOPE YOU LIKE THE LATEST PAGE OF ECTOPIARY

Page 77 of ECTOPIARY was one of the most difficult I've ever drawn. I'm ambivalent about the results. What do you think?

I am having a good day. My girlfriend just moved in with me. Although my limbs ache from moving several large pieces of furniture up & down many flights of stairs, I am hopeful about my future. Naturally, as anyone who knows me will testify, my moods pendulate dramatically, and tomorrow I may sink into suicidal depression. At the very least, I have something to look forward to!

To bolster high spirits all around, here are more pictures of afflicted people:

Monday, June 13, 2011

ECTOPIARY. Page 76

I think you need another page of Ectopiary

Hopefully, the current page of Ectopiary generates a sense of suspense. Next week's page took a very long time to draw.

The second webcomic should have been up three weeks ago. Having rescued my old domain name, chromefetus.com, from the clutches of techno-pirates, the transfer to the new server apparently takes 7 - 17 business days. This is particularly aggravating. Today is day no. 12, and the site is still not up.

While we wait, here are some pictures!

Monday, June 6, 2011

ECTOPIARY, Page 75

Another Page of Ectopiary is up.

In deference to current fads which emphasize that "less is more", I've decided to chuck that attitude altogether and let it all hang out. If I'm going to kill trees in the production of this eventual book, I'm going to treat that sheet of paper with the attention and respect it deserves. Hence, every square centimeter gets smothered in tiny lines, stippling or carefully considered blobs of ink. I thank my proxy mentor, Mahendra Singh, for encouraging this mode of attack. I cannot but agree that the world is in desperate need of healthy dose of the Neo-Baroque. Won't you do your part?

In celebration of the coming New Age of Reason, here are some medical oddities and similar monstrosities. Enjoy!