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November 18th, 2011

Final E.A.S.T. 2011 Weekend at the Hensel Hypercastle

Hey y’all, this upcoming weekend is your last chance to come by the Hensel Hypercastle during E.A.S.T. 2011 to see Glade and I’s art. Just like last weekend, we’ll be open from 11am to 6pm, Saturday and Sunday. We’re Stop #121 on the tour, 1807 East 22nd Street.

Here are some shots from last weekend:

Hensel Hypercastle entrance
Here’s the front door. We’ve got Glade’s Welcome to the Hypercastle print on the door, a new artwork by her above the TV, our Christmas tree (out a bit early, we know), and a spinner rack of Glademade cards.

Hensel Hypercastle comic table
Our coffee table is chockful of comics. Most of them are for reading but a few are for sale. I’ve got comics I’ve drawn (such as my latest, VORTEX), comics by fellow GCPM members (such as Kid Space Heater by Josh Burggraf and Lords ov thee Black Sun by Mike Miles), two issues of the GCP’s poetry/comics anthology Catch Up, and various issues of anthologies that I’ve been in (Math Fiction, Candy or Medicine, Smoke Signal, Taffy Hips, and Secret Prison). Come by, chill out on our couch, and feel free to flip through everything.

Hensel Hypercastle prints
We’ve got almost all of the prints from our Hypercastle print show at Austin Books and Comics and every print we had for sale last year.

Mark P Hensel studio
I switched out the artwork on my walls in my studio.

L Glade Hensel studio
Glade has some birthday banners on the walls of her studio.

I hope to see some of y’all this weekend!

June 18th, 2010

Smoke Signal #5

Filed under: Print Comics — Tags: , , — William Cardini @ 11:54 pm

I got a comic in Smoke Signal #5!

I’m super stoked to be in it alongside such kewl contributors. You can walk in to Desert Island and pick up a copy or order one through their shop.

January 12th, 2010

2009 Recap

2009 was a great year here at the Hypercastle! Here’s some of the highlights:

  • I self-published two minicomics:
    • TRANZ, a collection of one-page shorts based around action verbs like “melt,” “grow,” “muliply,” and so on; copies available from me or at Domy Books in Austin
    • Froghead Hangover, a short autobiographical story about when I was living by myself in an apartment and had a run-in with a shaman; copies available from me, at Domy Books in Austin, or at Austin Books
  • I had my comics in issues of Smoke Signal, Taffy Hips, and the online zine hahaclever.com
  • I was in a few art shows, including Monster Show #4 at Domy and No More Worlds at Concertina Gallery in Chicago, which was picked as one of the top art shows of 2009 by Time Out Chicago (congrats to all the other artists and the curators!)
  • I participated in STAPLE! 2009 alongside the rest of the Gold County Paper Mill and in E.A.S.T. 2009 with my lady Glade Whitworth
  • I finally finished making websites for the G.C.P.M. and Glade (linked above)

2010 is already shaping up to be a great year, here’s hoping that it’ll blow 2009 out of the water! I’ve got several projects in work with some awesome and skilled creative people that I’ll be talking about as they manifest, a half-table for the G.C.P.M. and Glademade at STAPLE! 2010, and ideas for plenty of more comics that I’ll be submitting or self-publishing. I hope that everyone out there is having a great start to the new year, thanks for reading!

December 4th, 2009

Smoke Signal #3 at the First Annual Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Fest

Smoke Signal #3, put out by Desert Island‘s Gabriel Fowler, is debuting at the first annual Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival.

The festival, hosted by Desert Island and PictureBox, will be this upcoming Saturday, Dec 5th, from 11am to 7pm at Our Lady of Consolation Church, 184 Metropolitan Ave, Williamsburg, Brooklyn. If I lived in the tri-state area, I’d definitely be there, the lineup looks amazing and admission is free.

Smoke Signal #3, which is also free, is a newsprint all-comics anthology featuring the work of many amazing cartoonists!

After the festival, this newsprint anthology can be ordered through Desert Island’s online stop for the price of shipping or picked up in store.

EDIT: I thought that the second Shamanman strip would be in the third Smoke Signal, but they changed the specs and I didn’t realize. It has the work of a lot of awesome people though, so y’all should definitely check it out.

August 20th, 2009


Filed under: Print Comics — Tags: , , , — William Cardini @ 7:16 am

I finished the second installment of SHAMANMAN last nite, and I submitted it to SMOKE SIGNAL.

It may be too late for the comic to be in the second issue of SMOKE SIGNAL, which comes out August 29th, but hopefully it’ll appear in issue number three! I’ll keep y’all posted.

June 19th, 2009

You Must Submit

Filed under: Print Comics — Tags: , , , , — William Cardini @ 2:47 am

Future planzzz (taking precedence over previously published list):

Submit something to TAFFY HIPS #3.5 – U SHLD 2
Draw more SHAMANMAN strips and submit them for future issues of SMOKE SIGNAL – U SHLD 2

June 12th, 2009


Filed under: Print Comics — Tags: , , , — William Cardini @ 12:54 pm

Hey y’all, my comic SHAMANMAN


has been included in SMOKE SIGNAL,

the newspaper-sized comics anthology published by Desert Island Comics in Brooklyn. You can pick up a copy there, at other select locations in the borough, or order it online for the price of postage.