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Interview // Portland Mercury


Maryanna Hoggatt Mercury Interview


I was interviewed for this week’s Artist Profile in the Portland Mercury!  In it I talk about comics, bartending, and making art.  Check out the interview here.






Plus, all Adult Babysitting merch is still on sale in my Etsy shop!  If you like laughing, I suggest you pick up a copy of the comic.

Thanks to the Portland Mercury for the feature!



New! Adult Babysitting Volume II





NOW IN MY SHOP: Adult Babysitting Volume II!

Have you ever waited tables?  Shlepped drinks on a tray?  Stood behind a busy bar for 7 hours while needing to pee the whole time as you mix and muddle hundreds of cocktails?  Dealt with the drunken public?  Read horrible Yelp reviews about yourself by that asshole you kicked out of the bar once?  Cleaned up someone else’s puke out of a sink?

Yeah, I get you.  I’ve done it too.  This comic series is meant for you.







With hilarious true stories and shocking behavior by grown-ups who should know better, find some solace in these small volumes.  Sip a whiskey while you’re at it.

And for those of you who have never spent time working in the service industry, do yourself a favor: get educated.




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I’ve been re-watching the Harry Potter movies and couldn’t help but think how much more awesome a bartender’s job would be if they had a magical wand.  More to come.


Comic // Hose ‘Er Down


I just finished a full new strip for Adult Babysitting: Volume II, featuring one of my favorite log book entries by my coworker.  In it, a hapless drunkie gets hosed down with water from the soda gun after she pinwheeled her way behind the bar (always a big Nuh-Uh).  Poor thing.

I inked this two page spread on my self-made template I created just for Adult Babysitting, then scanned it into Photoshop for some clean up and added tones.  Wanna see the full comic?  Check it out over on www.adultbabysittingcomic.com!

And have a wonderful holiday, y’all.  May your feast be plentiful and your house full of family or friends.

Adult Babysitting Updates!

BIG NEWS!  My mini-comic series, Adult Babysitting, now has its own website.  I’ll be updating weekly and posting full strips, including newbies from the forthcoming second volume!


Now you can see works in progress, finished panels, and excitin’ new happenings all in one place.


Progress // ABV2 // Phil Collins

After weeks of working on various projects, I’m back to toiling away on the second volume of my mini-comic series, Adult Babysitting.

This latest spread illustrates my own entry in the bar’s log book, a night on which an epic Phil Collin’s jam session resulted in spirited table drumming and sing alongs.  Heck, I’m not much of a Phil fan myself, but this was a pretty fun night.

As usual I penciled and inked the illustration by hand, then colored digitally.  Below you’ll find yet another super exciting animated GIF showing my coloring process.  WEEEEEEEEE

(click for fun)

More to come!

Adult Babysitting: Vol. I // REPRINT

It’s true.  This place has been crickets lately.  I don’t have much to show you.

EXCEPT THAT PHOTO ABOVE!  That’s because my first comic, Adult Babysitting: Volume I has been reprinted!  Which means you can BUY it here.
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And yes, although my posting has become rather sparse, I’ve actually been very busy with a big project for the last month or so.  I haven’t even been able to work on ABV2 (WAAHH) or other art things (SOB), but it’s worth it.  Someday soon I can show the project to you.

In the meantime, little wolvies, thanks for checking in.


Adult Babysitting Vol. II // Progress


Still plugging away on my comic, Adult Babysitting.  Since deliberately taking more time with this issue, I’ve been really enjoying exploring new layouts in this wonderful art form we call COMICS.  And of course, I’m still laughing the whole time.

Adult Babysitting: Vol I was recently reviewed in the Portland Mercury, much to my surprise.  See the article here.

And if you STILL haven’t picked up your own copy of Volume I, visit most any Portland comic shop or place an order before I run out!

ABV2 // Nightmares (Progress)

Here’s another strip for Adult Babysitting: Volume II about the requisite nightmares that come along with the job.  It gets worse.  So, soooo much worse.

I’d been away from the drawing table much more than I wanted to last week, so I’m looking forward to putting in a good 80 million hours in the studio to make up for it.

ABV2 // Progress

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Another true account about the harrowing lives of bartenders and customer service!  How do we sleep at night?  Someone should do a “clinical study”.

Adult Babysitting: Volume II is slowly but surely coming along.  Look for more glimpses of this issue soon.