Mike Marland is creating a New Hampshire political webcomic
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patrons

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!

If ya can’t beat the internets, ya join ‘em - 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. 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 Monday as soon as I finish drawing 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
Tiers
LEVEL 1 - $1/Month
$1 or more 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.

LEVEL 2 - $3/month
$3 or more per month

$3 per month Patrons get:

• The digital Whetstone selfie.

• 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 or more per month

$5/month Patrons get:

• The digital Whetstone selfie.

• 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.

LEVEL 4 - $10/month
$10 or more per month

$10/month Patrons get:

• The digital Whetstone selfie.

• 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.

• One signed print of any Up on the HiLL comic strip of your choice.

• AND your choice of a Patrons-Only UP on the HiLL mug, t-shirt or cap. 

LEVEL 5 - $25/month
$25 or more per month

$25/month gets:

• A chance for you to submit an idea for the strip! I'll add your name to the finished comic art. You'll get a signed print of Your Strip and ALL the previous rewards from the $1 level to the $10:

• The digital Whetstone selfie.

• 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.

• One signed print of any Up on the HiLL comic strip of your choice.

• Your choice of a Patrons-Only UP on the HiLL mug, t-shirt or cap.  

LEVEL 6 - $50/month
$50 or more per month

$50/month gets:

• AN APPEARANCE IN THE STRIP! That’s right- your own little self in cartoon form making a cameo in Up on the Hill! How and when will you appear? We’ll discuss! PLUS you get all of the rewards from the $1 to $25 levels:

• Co-write a strip.

• The digital Whetstone selfie.

• 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.

• One signed print of any Up on the HiLL comic strip of your choice.

• Your choice of a Patrons-Only UP on the HiLL mug, t-shirt or cap.  

• ADDED BONUS: instead of choosing between a cap, mug or t-shirt you'll get One of Each! 


Goals
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GOAL NUMBER TWO: When I reach $200 per month each Patron will receive a signed ink drawing of The Whetstones pictured somewhere on their farm. Each piece will be unique - no two drawings will be alike!
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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!

If ya can’t beat the internets, ya join ‘em - 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. 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 Monday as soon as I finish drawing 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

Recent posts by Mike Marland

Tiers
LEVEL 1 - $1/Month
$1 or more 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.

LEVEL 2 - $3/month
$3 or more per month

$3 per month Patrons get:

• The digital Whetstone selfie.

• 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 or more per month

$5/month Patrons get:

• The digital Whetstone selfie.

• 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.

LEVEL 4 - $10/month
$10 or more per month

$10/month Patrons get:

• The digital Whetstone selfie.

• 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.

• One signed print of any Up on the HiLL comic strip of your choice.

• AND your choice of a Patrons-Only UP on the HiLL mug, t-shirt or cap. 

LEVEL 5 - $25/month
$25 or more per month

$25/month gets:

• A chance for you to submit an idea for the strip! I'll add your name to the finished comic art. You'll get a signed print of Your Strip and ALL the previous rewards from the $1 level to the $10:

• The digital Whetstone selfie.

• 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.

• One signed print of any Up on the HiLL comic strip of your choice.

• Your choice of a Patrons-Only UP on the HiLL mug, t-shirt or cap.  

LEVEL 6 - $50/month
$50 or more per month

$50/month gets:

• AN APPEARANCE IN THE STRIP! That’s right- your own little self in cartoon form making a cameo in Up on the Hill! How and when will you appear? We’ll discuss! PLUS you get all of the rewards from the $1 to $25 levels:

• Co-write a strip.

• The digital Whetstone selfie.

• 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.

• One signed print of any Up on the HiLL comic strip of your choice.

• Your choice of a Patrons-Only UP on the HiLL mug, t-shirt or cap.  

• ADDED BONUS: instead of choosing between a cap, mug or t-shirt you'll get One of Each!