Wednesday, November 21, 2012

C&E Fan Art by COLIN PANETTA


  About a year (or so) ago, I met Colin Panetta and Mark Velard in Northampton, MA at a small local convention ; two extraordinarily talented cartoonists operating under the moniker Mysterious Transmisions. I wasted no time and recommended them to my ally Alan Nidle (the infamous curator of the Zeitgeist Gallery) for a potential debut exhibition in a small gallery space he was renting in downtown Greenfield. He agreed on the condition that my own comics work be presented alongside theirs. The resulting show was a success (in that all attendees were enthusiastic and complete strangers showed up to gawk at the weird pictures ~ after fifteen tears of gallery trolling, I can assert that this qualifies as "successful"). 
  I was very pleased a few days ago to receive this unsolicited piece of fan art from Colin Panetta. I'm honored to include this effort among the C&E Fan Art, and I urge you to examine his other excellent works at his website.

CHLOE -Page 54


How come nobody else ever sees these things?

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

COCHLEA & EUSTACHIA - Page 28


I wish I had one of these devices installed in my home.

CHLOE - Page 52


Perhaps the state of Chloe's father on this page is a reflection of the reader's condition at this point of the narrative.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Thursday, October 18, 2012

WHAT YOU NEED


Of course, you've always wanted a Cochlea & Eustachia t-shirt, haven't you? Now available from Comic Strip Tees. Order two or three today! 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Thursday, October 11, 2012

FOLLY now available from COMIXOLOGY!

REQUIRED READING: FOLLY - The Consequences of Indiscretion is now available in the digital format of your choice thanks to the efforts of Fantagraphics Books and Comixology. 161 pages of comix & strange by Hans Rickheit. If you've not already bought this book, now you need not even leave your domicile! You are urged to buy a copy HERE!

Monday, September 24, 2012

No Updates This Week


Krissy & I have moved into my father's old house in Ashburnham, Massachusetts.  The place has been unoccupied for many years and suffers from neglect. When investigating a small hole in the basement wall, we uncovered a decade's worth of rot. Being unable to pay a contractor to repair this means I will have to devote the next few weeks to doing it myself. Using power tools, chiseling wood and such tends to leave my hands in a condition unsuitable for holding a pen and drawing. Hopefully, the house will still be standing after this....
In the meantime, comics production is on hold - yet again. (Unless someone wants to donate 3 grand for the restoration of my home.) Bear with me, as I try to bear with this.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Friday, September 7, 2012

CHLOE - Page 43


At the time, when I was drawing this book, I felt that dwarves (and little people in general) were unfairly depicted in movies and popular media.  I decided that in this book, the dwarf should get the girl.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

COCHLEA & EUSTACHIA - Page 23


Can anybody identify the name and purpose of the object on the right-hand side of panel 1 of this page? Send responses my e-mail address hansrickheit@hotmail.com. Best answer gets the original art for this page sent to them free!

ECTOPIARY -Page 111


Inexorably advancing to its grim climax...

CHLOE - Page 42


Smoking is a bad habit. Chrome Fetus Comics recommend you quit. This Public Service Announcement has concluded.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Saturday, August 18, 2012

C&E Fan Art by Pete Fairfax


Pete Fairfax sent me this exquisite illustration some weeks back. I only just got around to uploading it today.  I think it's a wonderful depiction, and I strongly recommend that you check out more of his superb artwork at www.peterfairfax.com!
As always, I will gleefully accept all fan art and post them on the C&E Website. If you even slightly feel the urge to attempt your own pictorial interpretation of of any of my characters, send it my way immediately!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

CHLOE - Page 37


Sneaking into the house late at night is common experience for most teenagers, I think.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

ECTOPIARY - Page 108


It's probably not a good thing when policemen march through your front door in large groups.