Mike Marland

is creating a New Hampshire political webcomic

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LEVEL 1 - $1/Month
$1
per month

$1 per month Patrons get: 

• Early access to the weekly strip I open post on social media.

• A digital jpeg file of a Gemma & Harlan selfie standing in front of their homeplace with Pup and Mister.

• UP on the HiLL wallpaper for computer & phone.

LEVEL 2 - $3/month
$3
per month

$3 per month Patrons get:

• The digital Whetstone selfie.

• UP on the HiLL wallpaper for computer & phone.

• Full access to all Patron-Only posts.

• An archival 5 x 8 print of Harlan & Gemma standing in front of their barn with Pup and Mister, printed, signed and mailed to thee by me (it's suitable for framing or least sticking on your wall with a push pin).

• Full access to the UP on the HiLL Archive hidden on my website.

LEVEL 3 - $5/month
$5
per month

$5/month Patrons get:

• The digital Whetstone selfie.

• UP on the HiLL wallpaper for computer & phone.

• Full access to all Patron-Only posts.

• The archival 5 x 8 print of Harlan & Gemma.

• Full access to the UP on the HiLL Archive hidden on my website.

• AND one signed print of any Up on the HiLL comic strip of your choice. Pick one from the archive or wait and pick one in the future.

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About

Hello, potential Patrons of UP on the HiLL!

You may have previously seen my editorial cartoon work if you read the Concord Monitor or any number of other New Hampshire newspapers between the years of 1987 and 2016. Before the Great Recession and the internet’s disruptive effect on the newspaper business my cartoons appeared in papers all over New Hampshire.

Then came the 2008 crash and the slow fade as I continually lost newspapers due to budget cuts, beginning in 2009 and ending with my final Concord Monitor cartoon at the end of 2016. 29 years of editorial cartooning - poof! - gone! And just when trump got *ahem* “elected”! Damn! How’s that for bad timing!

So now I’m drawing this editorial webcomic, expressing my opinions on the politics of New Hampshire and beyond through the characters of Gemma & Harlan Whetstone.
I can be a little edgier here than what would be permitted in the newspapers. The Whetstones (like myself) are a couple of liberal New Hampshire natives whose formative years were the 60s and 70s. They live in an old farmhouse in Mapleville with their dog Pup and a cat named Mister.

Violet Finch, the state rep character from my previous Concord Monitor comic Birch & Finch has joined the strip also (The Birch & Finch archive is on my website).

I currently create four strips a week - one is open-posted on social media and my website while the other three are for Patrons only. You’ll receive the strips on Tuesday as soon as I put the final touches on them. I also post other Patron-only comics when time permits. Plus you get FREE STUFF! when you sign on and at other random times throughout the year (drawings, magnets, etc.).

If you like my work and would like me to continue producing New Hampshire political funnies, please become a Patron of UP on the HiLL! Thank you!

-Mike Marland

My website: (marlandcartoons.com)

Also: check out the UP on the HiLL Store at www.cafepress.com/uponthehill
Goals
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GOAL NUMBER TWO: When I reach $200 per month I will draw FIVE comics per week.
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Writings

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