Thursday, December 5, 2013

31 Days of Sensational Shops! - Art Harder! / Alex Heberling Productions

31 Days of Sensational Shops is a month long tour of geeky, fantasy and/or monster-filled shops in December. Please stick around to learn more about today's Sensational Shop!

Today's Sensational Shop is Art Harder! / Alex Heberling Productions - run by Alex Heberling!

Tell us about you - the creator!

I'm a cartoonist from Ohio, and I've been making webcomics since 2005. My current project, The Hues, is about post-apocalyptic magical girls!

Describe your shop and what you sell

I sell print and eBook editions of my comics, as well as lovely prints, original art, sketch cards, and little doodads like buttons and keychains. I recently made my first order of laser-cut acrylic jewelry, which I made into necklaces. Much of it is related to my comics in some way, but I also have other things that strike my fancy. I've been exhibiting at fan conventions, mostly in the Artist Alley, since 2007, and my online shop is pretty much my virtual Artist Alley table.

What is your favorite product to make? Why?

I have to go with comics on this one! Comics are my true passion in life.

How and when did you start your business?

As I said, I started making webcomics in 2005, and my first time having a table in an Artist Alley was in 2007, at Ohayocon. I was still a babby artist, so I started off selling $1 portraits on index cards, which grew over the years into my most well-known item: Draw Your Face For A Dollar? I eventually retired the Dollar Drawings, though, and now I focus on promoting my comics, as well as my other offerings like prints and sketch cards.

Anything else you would like to add?

My comic, The Hues, is featured at You can also see my other work at

Where else can we find you online?

Thank you so much for coming by and meeting Alex Heberling of Art Harder! / Alex Heberling Productions! I'll catch you tomorrow with another Sensational Shop!