Recent updates: Sketchbooks, comic progress, more ceramics

Posted by JeanCabot on June 11, 2023 in announcements with Comments closed |

Hidey ho.

No new stories posted (though many finished) but I have been busy still.

Over on I’ve posted two sketchbooks, Flower Studies from 2020 and a sketchbook of doodles from a course in 2023. Here and here.

My ceramics have gotten smaller and more detailed, as well as I managed to trade some cats for some plates to decorate.

And my webcomic has just had its 36th update!

A ceramic cup decorated with leaves and flowers. It has a blue rim.

A pencil cup I made to practice applying clay to clay.

A ceramic plate, 3 inches small, with purple, red, and blue flowers on a black background.

I was so happy I got to make this.

A ceramic plate with a blue bird and purple, pink, and red flowers painted on a white background.

The woman I traded with made me a second plate as a surprise, which I turned into a dessert plate for my mother.

Five small ceramic kittens with a loonie for scale. They are very small.

The kittens.. they just keep getting smaller.

A cover to a zine that says 'What is a religion?' It features two hyena like creatures dated day 1 and day 12.

I had a lot of fun with these doodles, just trying out all sorts of shapes and concepts.

The cover to a zine. Says Flower Studies From Reference 2020 and Jean Cabot

This book also features small amounts of commentary.

Ceramic figurines!

Posted by JeanCabot on March 19, 2023 in announcements, content |

I’ve been indulging my love of small creechers lately and have put up a storefront to sell them from. I’m trying Ko-Fi because of the no fees and it allowing me to set the shipping fees (lower than I actually pay Canada Post, but god, Canda Post wants 20+ dollars for shipping for the smallest packages, so I’m doing my best here)

If you want small ceramic animals, I’m your man. The majority of them are an inch or less in height.

4 views of a small brown and white ceramic kitten.

A tiny ceramic kitten.

4 views of a small blue and white bird, it is very round. It is ceramic.


4 views of a ceramic cat in a sitting pose. It is brown with stripes.

Little brown guy.

4 views of a ceramic calico cat in the sitting loaf position.

I have done many calicos.

4 views of a ceramic desert rain frog.

The desert rain frog is the most noble of frogs.

4 views of a small orange ceramic cat in a splayed out position. It has striping.

Little orange guy.



NEW SITE: HamsterBandit Industries (the webcomic) has its own page now!

Posted by JeanCabot on January 8, 2023 in announcements, content |

HamsterBandit Industries at

The new home of the webcomic HamsterBandit Industries. Previous posts of the comic have been removed from this blog as its primary purpose is as a hub page for projects.

New story: Fake It ‘Til You Make It

Posted by JeanCabot on September 9, 2022 in announcements with Comments closed |

New ghost story up!

Fake It ‘Til You Make It: Madame Lareesia, aka Patricia ‘Patty’ Miller of Detroit, Michigan is not in the business of providing truthful fortunes to her customers. She provides a bespoke service of comfort and pat solutions. To her annoyance, her spectral playmate believes honesty is the best policy.


Tater Tots Supreme

Posted by JeanCabot on January 18, 2022 in content with Comments closed |

Something a little different today – in Canada, the Taco Bells serve fries and one of those fry dishes is the Fries Supreme. Unfortunately, where I live the Taco Bell vanished overnight (aliens?) so we had to come up with our own version to satisfy the craving.

I present to you a hamster bandit recipe.

Tater Tots Supreme


1 bag tater tots
1 pound ground beef + packet of taco seasoning
1 jar nacho cheese sauce
1 container of sour cream (added to taste)
1 handful shredded cheese of choice

Cook ground beef w/ taco seasoning
Layer tater tots (frozen) into casserole dish (long and rectangular preferred)
Layer on beef
Layer on nacho cheese sauce
Layer on sour cream
Toss on the cheese

Bake until whatever time it takes to make a frozen tater tot into food according to instructions.


New story: 10 More Haunted Drabbles

Posted by JeanCabot on September 19, 2021 in announcements with Comments closed |

New drabble collection up! Have been posting them slowly to my Patreon before final edit, now they’re ready.

10 More Haunted Drabbles

  • A woman gardens strange flowers. A girl deals with her mother’s match-making ghost. A tormented haunting is welcome. An unwelcome friend on a walk.


New Story: 10 Haunted Drabbles

Posted by JeanCabot on November 12, 2020 in announcements with Comments closed |

Latest story is 10 bite-size ghost stories in the Ghost Stories category.


10 Haunted Drabbles

  • 10 very short ghost stories. The miracle that wasn’t, a mixtape with more than memories, a dangerous garden, and more in this collection.

New story: Haunted Places, Haunted Spaces

Posted by JeanCabot on August 23, 2020 in announcements with Comments closed |

A new story has been added to the ghost stories section.


Haunted Places, Haunted Spaces

  • A compilation of 15 haunted locations and objects.

3 New Stories Added

Posted by JeanCabot on July 19, 2020 in announcements with Comments closed |

The Ghost Stories page has 3 new stories! As well there’s a page now to Support HamsterBandit!

New stories:

Pop Goes Jack

  • A short story about toys, children, and how it doesn’t end well when you completely dismiss both.

I lived alone with my daughter in a house which was far too large for us, but had the advantage of being inherited from my parents. I worked hard to maintain it and expected my daughter to do what she could to make raising her simpler. She was a quiet girl, her most obvious fault a tendency toward flights of fancy while I did my best to keep her anchored in reality.

At The Edge of the Old Forest was a Spirit

  • At the edge of the rainforest was a spirit, leading the replanting efforts to work in reverse in an attempt to delay contact. But they can’t stop planting and what remains of the forest, both living and dead, intends they finish the job. Keli wants to see the rainforest flourish again

Life is a highway, I want to ride it all night long

  • On a lonely stretch of road it’s a yearly event. (A story about the Phantom Passenger)

2 new stories added! New section!

Posted by JeanCabot on January 2, 2020 in announcements with Comments closed |

2 new stories – a reporter dealing with a superhero who looks just like him, and a retired superheroine whose ex-nemesis just won’t let her mow her lawn in peace.

The new section Superheroics and Supervillainy collects the non-St. Genevieve superhero stories.

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