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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!

August 13th, 2010

Taffy Hips #8 Seeking Submissions

Filed under: Print Comics — Tags: , — William Cardini @ 7:44 am

A while ago I drew a comic for Taffy Hips #8 but it turns out it was the wrong size. Here it is:

They’re still seeking submissions until September 1st. It’s probably going to be their last print issue so they’re going to go all out. There’s more info here.

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!

October 6th, 2009

Taffy Hips #5 Release Party this Friday

My comic Herakles of Mars Attacks the Lion of Tharsis has been included in the latest issue of Taffy Hips, here’s the cover:

They’re having a release party this Friday at Desert Island Books in Brooklyn (where you can also pick up a copy of Hyperbox #3, as my buddy Lanneau just reminded me!). If you’re gonna be in the area, be sure to check it out!

September 25th, 2009

Submission for Taffy Hips #5

Filed under: Print Comics — Tags: , , , , , — William Cardini @ 10:54 pm

Sorry this post has been a bit delayed y’all! I’ve been busy moving and finishing up my submission for Taffy Hips #5. Here’s a panel:

The one-page comic is called “Herakles of Mars Attacks the Lion of Tharsis”.

August 31st, 2009

All-Digital Issue of TAFFY HIPS Released!

Filed under: Print Comics — Tags: , , — William Cardini @ 7:07 am

This past Friday, an all-digital issue of TAFFY HIPS, called “Pandemonium,” was released.

The full version of my drawing X-RAY VISION is in there, here’s a preview:

TAFFY HIPS submission

Go download TAFFY HIPS 3.5 to see the whole thing. I’m in there with a bunch of other great artists and cartoonists.

June 30th, 2009

X-Ray Vision

Filed under: Print Comics — Tags: , , , — William Cardini @ 10:31 pm

I just finished my submission to TAFFY HIPS #3.5!
Here’s a preview:

TAFFY HIPS submission

Its a gridded drawing that explores some of the ideas that I put into SHAMANMAN for SMOKE SIGNAL …

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 16th, 2009

Stud Nite

Filed under: Sketchbook Pages,Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — William Cardini @ 10:13 pm

I just got back from my weekly studio nite. I finished a storyboard for the motion comic that I’m gonna make with Will Sellari (tentatively titled Hyperbox #3.7) and I did some sketches.

Stud Nite

I was really struggling to come up with some ideas for my Taffy Hips submission. Maybe the freedom of digital printing (no size limits, full color) is too much for my feeble imagination?

Stud Nite

I dig the sense of a world that I managed to create in the drawing at the top of this page, maybe it’d be good for a videogame? Otherwise I’m just filling the page. Giants. Yawn. Tarp things and crystals. Yawn.