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#IndieThursday: Hazbin Hotel

Ok, ok, it’s not a book but it’s too utterly and ineffably awesome not to have an #indiethursday slot all to itself! It’s my new abs. obsession and I can’t gush enough about the quality, the characters and the overall fabulousness of the thing… totally choked up over it tbh… a-hem…


Follow Charlie, the princess of Hell, as she pursues her seemingly impossible goal of rehabilitating demons to peacefully reduce overpopulation in her kingdom. After a yearly extermination imposed by angels, She opens a hotel in hopes that patients will be “checking out” into Heaven. While most of Hell mocks her goal, her devoted partner Vaggie, and their first test subject, adult film-star Angel Dust, stick by her side. When a powerful entity known as the “Radio Demon” reaches out to Charlie to assist in her endeavors, her crazy dream is given a chance to become a reality.

check out the pilot episode here…


Angel Dust and Radio Demon are my faves but I love them all to bits!

You can support creator Vivienne Medrano on Patreon here:


Big Ol’ Blessings on all your indie endeavours in 2020 – I already got a feeling it’s gonna be FABULOUS! 😀 xxx (I may even learn to spell this year! 😉  … )

9 responses

  1. Ok, ok, it’s not a book but it’s too utterly and ineffably awesome not to have an #indiethursday slot all to itself!
    It sure does! I know not a jot about animation but was so struck by the luscious colour palette, opening song and quality of Vivienne’s artwork, I showed it to my son. He recognised its name the moment I mentioned it – and does intend to watch – after seeing posts/artwork on Tumblr and Youtube channels he follows. I’m chuffed you’ve found a new treasure for your stash 🥰 and do so hope that Vivienne’s talent receives the recognition it deserves.❤️

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    January 9, 2020 at 9:56 pm

    • Right there with you. I recommended Zoophobia to my adult son and he already watched it, but he knew about this one. It’s fun to share interests with our kids, eh?

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      January 10, 2020 at 7:29 am

      • Oh, It sure is 🥰

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        January 10, 2020 at 7:49 am

      • smithandskarry1

        Isn’t it so awesome? The only frustration (with the comic and the animation) is that there’s not more yet! (bites knuckles, lol) Yes my daughter put me onto this and Zoophobia which is also fab. Kids are great aren’t they? And it’s lovely to be able to find things to enjoy together. 😀


        January 10, 2020 at 9:07 am

    • smithandskarry1

      I loved the colours too – they totally grabbed me and then the characters snared my heart! Esp Angel Dust, there’s a webcomic but it only has a few pages but the little glimps of their world was such a hook-in! My daughter was the one who got me hooked on it, I really hope Vivienne is able to finish the series – the comic and the animation they are both so bursting with potential! 😀

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      January 10, 2020 at 9:05 am

      • Aw…I’m glad you adore them so, there’s (almost) nothing more magical than happening upon a new passion to delight in. Oh, those colours! ❤️The first five minutes enchanted me for that reason alone. Its lovely that you’re able to share in their world with your daughter, that makes it all the more magical. ❤️I really hope she is able to, they sure are! The quality of her work is outstanding.🥰

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        January 11, 2020 at 1:29 am

      • smithandskarry1

        Oh I love the colours too, they remind me of the Madam Red / Grell-ness of Black Butler … actually that might be a lot of what I love about the radio demon, now I think about it he’s got a very Grell vibe about him! Not that I have a Grell obsession or anything… a-hem… XD

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        January 13, 2020 at 10:41 am

  2. That was amazing.
    The attention to detail is an obvious labour of love.
    I was struck by how feminine it was, without being girly. Usually this level of crass content is masculine oriented, but the Valentine’s Day colours and the girl main protagonists boldly proclaimed that this was made by a girl.
    Good luck, Vivienne!

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    January 10, 2020 at 3:58 pm

    • smithandskarry1

      You’ve hit several nails on the head there Icky! It’s ballzy and brash and feminine and fabulous all rolled into one! 😀

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      January 13, 2020 at 10:58 am

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