About the Comic
Happle Tea is a comic written and drawn by one Scott Maynard and is the only comic that excoriates religion, pop culture, and politics while, at the same time, lauding the world of cryptozoology.
Scott has been known to associate with a panoply of creatures ranging from the mighty Sasquatch to the lesser known Dire Owl and is on a first-name basis with all of them. Happle Tea is a factual account of his dealings with supernatural beings, gods, and his monster friends related in the strip by his comic doppelganger, Lil K.
While not working on Happle Tea, he is often writing and drawing other comics, working on animations, or playing guitar. Scott graduated from the Lesley College of Art & Design in 2012 with a BFA in Animation.
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What do I need to know?
Not much. The strip is designed to be read without much prior knowledge. Sometimes it helps to know mythology to really appreciate the jokes, but when that happens, the blog is there to teach you a thing or two without much time investment! The only things you should know are:
1. The main character is a little boy of undetermined age by the name of Lil K.
2. Lil K lives with Sasquatch and God (who takes the form of a cat more often than not).
3. His best friend is Allev, the blonde kid who lives nearby.
4. Monsters, gods, and creatures of all sorts make appearances throughout the comic!
How Do You Make the Strip?
I use Photoshop and Paint Tool SAI for everything, pretty much. Sometimes I sketch the strip on paper and scan it in and work from there, and sometimes I sketch it out in photoshop. If you’re interested in learning some interesting techniques, my friend Matt has some wonderful tutorials on his deviantart. You can find them here.
If you’d like to watch me draw a strip, check out this 2 hour video of me drawing the strip for May 6th, “Villain Confusion” that details EVERY THING in real time!
If you’d rather simply get the gist of what it is I do, check out this youtube version that clocks in at about 10 minutes.
What’s this Support Happle Tea thing?
It’s a way to support Happle Tea financially by subscribing through Patreon. There’s no obligation to support the comic, but all money goes toward keeping the site running smoothly, developing merchandise, and (mostly) keeping food in my belly so I can continue to write and draw strips! People that subscribe at certain tiers get little bonus rewards, but the main parts of Happle Tea (comic and blog posts) will never be behind a paywall.
Will You Link to my Comic?
Just kidding. If you have a cool comic you can link me to it, if I absolutely love it I may link to it. If I don’t, it doesn’t mean I don’t like it though!
I’d like to hire you for something!
If you have a freelance gig or a project (paid only, I don’t do stuff for free) that you think I’d be good for, please send me an email with details. You can contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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