Jeff Langcaon is creating Henchmen for Hire and Tek Girl Comics
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My name is Jeff Langcaon and I make comics

Thank you for your support!
When I wrote this introduction, I originally ended it with “Thank You” and then I realized that you may not want to read all the way down to get to the point. So I’m putting it right up front. I’m having fun making my comics, and I’ve got some cool stuff coming up, and I’m looking forward to having you come along on the ride! Thanks again!


The Actual Start

I tell people I’ve been making funny pictures for as long as I’ve been able to press a drawing instrument to paper. My mother also claims that as a little kid I had a funny sense of humor that was evident from way back in toddler time. With that combination, it was inevitable that I would develop a love for comics.

I was fortunate to be born back when the Silver Age of comics was just starting to take flight. You could find spinner racks in just about every corner store, and when I discovered them, comic prices had recently jumped from ten to twelve cents(!) each.

Feeling Nostalgic

John Romita had just taken over the drawing reins for Spider-Man from Steve Ditko, Jack Kirby was still busily working on Fantastic Four, Thor, Captain America (which was still in Tales of Suspense) Hulk (which was in Tales to Astonish) and a lot of other stuff, and Stan Lee was still writing and editing almost all of it.

Meanwhile, Adam West was appearing twice a week on TV as Batman! and I was young enough to not realize that it was played for laughs. I took it seriously, and my mother said that when we went to see the Batman Movie in theaters a couple of years later, I was mortified and crushed that the audience was laughing at my hero.

Those were the very formative years. As I grew and I realized that could draw pretty well and loved to tell stories, I would create my own mini-comics that I would share with my circle of friends. I enjoyed creating my own comics as a personal hobby, but I never thought about reaching a wider audience with my comics.

Too Much Looking Back!  A Leap Forward

Jump forward to 2008 when I somehow stumbled across a podcast called Webcomics Weekly, and publishing comics on line seemed like a possibility. Meanwhile, I was doing web design at a job that I wasn’t too fond of,  I wasn’t on the best of terms with my boss, and in the middle of all of this, I came up with the tag line “You Think YOUR Boss is BAD, Try Working for a Super-Villain!”

And so I launched Henchmen for Hire in October of 2010


Henchmen for Hire is a FREE online comic about three normal guys (Tinker, Evers and Chance) who hire themselves out as henchmen in a world of superheroes and supervillains. While they don't have superpowers, the guys are very good at what they do, and their friendship and loyalty to each other makes them a great team.

I post a new page of Henchmen for Hire to the web (www.henchmenonline.com) every Monday, and I write, pencil, ink and color each page myself. Along the way I’ve completed three full story arcs that I’ve collected into graphic novels.  You can read them on the site archives, or if you like having a hard-copy version of your comics (or even a PDF download), then you can visit the Henchmen store and purchase a version there.

What's Coming Up Next

Looking forward to the next year, I've just started a new Henchmen story arc which I'm calling "Origins", which will delve into the backstories of a couple of the characters while introducing the nastiest villain I’ve ever had the pleasure of writing.

I’m also planning on spinning off a new character “Tek Girl” into her own series. Tek Girl started off as a very minor character in HFH, but her story soon evolved into an interesting tale about a teenage girl trying to understand who she is while dealing with emerging abilities and family expectations. It’s going to be a lot of fun and I’m looking forward to sharing that with you.

Thanks for your support!

Tiers
Supporter
$1 or more per month
You have my sincere gratitude for supporting my comics Henchmen for Hire and Tek Girl!  Supporters will be able to see all the regular posts on my Patreon feed.
Pledge $5 or more per month
At the five-dollar support level, you'll have access to all the stuff from previous levels, plus I'll draw you a sketch-card sized black and white picture of the character of your choice.
Pledge $20 or more per month
For your support at this level, in addition to the rewards from previous levels,  I'll ship a copy of the Henchmen for Hire: The VIXX Saga trade paperback to you!  OR if you prefer, I will draw you an original sketch of the Henchmen character of your choice (or any other single character you request, and I'll send you a digital version of the sketch as well as send you the original via snail-mail.
My name is Jeff Langcaon and I make comics

Thank you for your support!
When I wrote this introduction, I originally ended it with “Thank You” and then I realized that you may not want to read all the way down to get to the point. So I’m putting it right up front. I’m having fun making my comics, and I’ve got some cool stuff coming up, and I’m looking forward to having you come along on the ride! Thanks again!


The Actual Start

I tell people I’ve been making funny pictures for as long as I’ve been able to press a drawing instrument to paper. My mother also claims that as a little kid I had a funny sense of humor that was evident from way back in toddler time. With that combination, it was inevitable that I would develop a love for comics.

I was fortunate to be born back when the Silver Age of comics was just starting to take flight. You could find spinner racks in just about every corner store, and when I discovered them, comic prices had recently jumped from ten to twelve cents(!) each.

Feeling Nostalgic

John Romita had just taken over the drawing reins for Spider-Man from Steve Ditko, Jack Kirby was still busily working on Fantastic Four, Thor, Captain America (which was still in Tales of Suspense) Hulk (which was in Tales to Astonish) and a lot of other stuff, and Stan Lee was still writing and editing almost all of it.

Meanwhile, Adam West was appearing twice a week on TV as Batman! and I was young enough to not realize that it was played for laughs. I took it seriously, and my mother said that when we went to see the Batman Movie in theaters a couple of years later, I was mortified and crushed that the audience was laughing at my hero.

Those were the very formative years. As I grew and I realized that could draw pretty well and loved to tell stories, I would create my own mini-comics that I would share with my circle of friends. I enjoyed creating my own comics as a personal hobby, but I never thought about reaching a wider audience with my comics.

Too Much Looking Back!  A Leap Forward

Jump forward to 2008 when I somehow stumbled across a podcast called Webcomics Weekly, and publishing comics on line seemed like a possibility. Meanwhile, I was doing web design at a job that I wasn’t too fond of,  I wasn’t on the best of terms with my boss, and in the middle of all of this, I came up with the tag line “You Think YOUR Boss is BAD, Try Working for a Super-Villain!”

And so I launched Henchmen for Hire in October of 2010


Henchmen for Hire is a FREE online comic about three normal guys (Tinker, Evers and Chance) who hire themselves out as henchmen in a world of superheroes and supervillains. While they don't have superpowers, the guys are very good at what they do, and their friendship and loyalty to each other makes them a great team.

I post a new page of Henchmen for Hire to the web (www.henchmenonline.com) every Monday, and I write, pencil, ink and color each page myself. Along the way I’ve completed three full story arcs that I’ve collected into graphic novels.  You can read them on the site archives, or if you like having a hard-copy version of your comics (or even a PDF download), then you can visit the Henchmen store and purchase a version there.

What's Coming Up Next

Looking forward to the next year, I've just started a new Henchmen story arc which I'm calling "Origins", which will delve into the backstories of a couple of the characters while introducing the nastiest villain I’ve ever had the pleasure of writing.

I’m also planning on spinning off a new character “Tek Girl” into her own series. Tek Girl started off as a very minor character in HFH, but her story soon evolved into an interesting tale about a teenage girl trying to understand who she is while dealing with emerging abilities and family expectations. It’s going to be a lot of fun and I’m looking forward to sharing that with you.

Thanks for your support!

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Tiers
Supporter
$1 or more per month
You have my sincere gratitude for supporting my comics Henchmen for Hire and Tek Girl!  Supporters will be able to see all the regular posts on my Patreon feed.
Pledge $5 or more per month
At the five-dollar support level, you'll have access to all the stuff from previous levels, plus I'll draw you a sketch-card sized black and white picture of the character of your choice.
Pledge $20 or more per month
For your support at this level, in addition to the rewards from previous levels,  I'll ship a copy of the Henchmen for Hire: The VIXX Saga trade paperback to you!  OR if you prefer, I will draw you an original sketch of the Henchmen character of your choice (or any other single character you request, and I'll send you a digital version of the sketch as well as send you the original via snail-mail.