Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Just in time for Christmas... ODDSOCK 4!

Oddsock 4: Oddsock by Numbers is here at last!





Another lovingly hand-crafted collection of numerically ordered four panel comic strips all written, drawn, rubbed out, re-drawn, inked, smudged, tippexed, reinked, lettered, photocopied, collated, folded, stapled and individually blessed by me, Paul Hatcher, high priest of The House of Hatch. Our motto "Quality and quantity in easily digestible mouthfuls."



Follow Oddock's mad little adventure in numberland as he tries to defy the digits as he finds himself up to his neck in, would you believe it? Numbers! Can he outwit the limits of the infinite with his own brand of numerical nonsense? Maybe he's just had one too many and let all the numbers go to his head? Whatever the case, Oddsock endeavours to prove what a head for figures he has as he attempts to count his way into the record books! Will our hero Oddsock count himself lucky and manage to work everything out in the end? Will the fact that it's all about the identity element even cross his mind? Perhaps the answers are to be found at the back of this the fourth edition of our tremendously exciting Oddsock comic book series. Find out for yourself by purchasing Oddsock 4: Oddsock by Numbers for only two hundred and fifty pence of your hard earned monthly stipend (and remember that price generously includes the postage, every bit of it, all in the form of a lickable stamp of Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II. God Save The Queen say all of us loyal subjects here at The House of Hatch. As previously stated only £2.50!



Thursday, 3 November 2011

And now it's ODDSOCK 3: Oddsock by the book!

Last issue, Oddsock managed to find his voice, but did he manage to express himself, and furthermore, does he actually have anything to say?




Well find out in ODDSOCK 3: Oddsock by the book, as Oddsock starts his own private diary. Will he have the relevant gumption to keep up the effort of writing a daily account about his exciting adventures, or will he suffer from a case of writer's block that gives him the fear of the blank page and thus impedes his modest literary ambitions?


Or perhaps it's just that he is simply too lazy to keep up the effort of updating his diary? Wait! Could it be that Oddsock finds his true creative path lies not with the written word but with the visual arts - drawing pictures? Now witness, dear reader, Oddsock's new found determination as he teaches himself to draw and then manages to produces his first proper 'object d'art', a self-portrait! But hang on! Did he manage to get a likeness he likes? And can he bare to look at himself anyway? Or do his first rudimentary efforts give him a new found perspective and a sense of proportion that helps him to understand a little about the world he inhabits?




Are you still reading this desperate blurb? Really?! Then you simply have to buy ODDSOCK 3: Oddsock by the book for just £2.50 inc. postage (in the UK only. Sorry amigos). It's the bestest most artisticest continuing 4 panel comic 'gag' series called 'ODDSOCK' being produced within a 10 metre radius of the Paul Hatcher household, The House of Hatch, right here in the heart of Northampton, Northamptonshire ('The Rose of the Shires'). And while you're about it, why not buy issue #1 and issue #2, as well as all future issues? Please, I'm begging you...



Sunday, 15 May 2011

Another new comic! ODDSOCK #2!

New comic! Hot on the heels of Oddsock 1: Oddsock comes together, comes.. Oddsock 2: The Many Ways of Oddsock!



This second publication in the series continues Oddsock's crazy caravan of crack-pot cartoons, and what's more, this edition will only claim 12 x 21 cm sq of your desk space or coffee table (or 0.2 x 12 cm sq when delicately balanced in an upright position) So don't give me any excuses about lack of space, just buy this comic now and you can pimpify any surface space in your home/workplace. Show off to your friends and invoke their envy with this unique event in the history of British self-published underground comics! Believe the hype! I do and I wrote it!


I haven't finished yet! This issue is guaranteed to uplift even the most depressed and humourless person, so unleash your euphoria  by reading topics as diverse as: religion, space, spaghetti, impressions, a noble gas, the weather plus much much more. I really think you need this second collected instalment of Oddsock's mad little happenings. Prove me right for just £2.



Coming soon! Oddsock 3: Oddsock by the book!

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

New Comic! ODDSOCK #1!

Issue number 1! Future collectors item!

For immediate worldwide release! The House of Hatch is proud to present the inaugural issue of Oddsock, featuring hitherto unknown fan favourite Oddsock and his mad little adventures. Gags galore guaranteed in this four panel cartoon compendium of comic craziness!


Produced using the highest quality production methods available, Oddsock #1 is lovingly written, drawn and printed up by the creator's very own hands, which makes each individual copy a unique work of art in its own right and ensures that you, the reader, will come into direct contact with particles of Paul Hatcher if you decide to own this highly desirable compendium of craziness! In future times, clone your very own Paul Hatcher from these humour-riddled spores and commission the comic you always dreamed of or, if that sounds like too much hard work, just make several Hatchers and make them dance, fight or lather each other up for your amusement. Anything goes!


Furthermore, this dynamically drawn diverting d├ębut contains no advertisements or corporate sponsorship whatsoever, which makes Oddsock #1 an excellent and relaxing reading piece now that the nights are drawing in.

But don't take our word for it! That would be stupid. Here's what the highly respected monthly periodical Attitude magazine said of the Hatcher 'style' way back in November 1999;

"... a brilliant vindication of the art of 'bad' drawing..."



So lubricate your larynx with this 20 page laughter lozenge. Delivered to your door for only £2.50, assuming your door is located within the royal realm of Great Britain that is! That's about the price of a cup of coffee, unless you're drinking that filth they serve in non-franchised petrol stations, in which case we don't want your custom anyway.