About Us



What we do is all about multimedia creativity, good stories, and tentacles. People (and others) are very welcome to come and play with us. Leave a comment if you want to get involved and we’ll email you. We welcome strange, gothic, and Hopeless inspired things, in any form.

We are Tom Brown and Nimue Brown, collectively responsible for art, stories and tentacles. Tom leads on the art and Nimue on the stories but we both do both.

Hopeless Maine, is an island off the coast of Maine, unshockingly. It’s been our occasional home for some years now, and during that time it has been a webcomic, and a paperback as well as this blog. Now it’s in the process of becoming a roleplaying game, tarot deck, a cuddly spoonwalker and all manner of things we could not have imagined when we started out. We’re delighted that Sloth Comics have taken the bedraggled denizens of Hopeless in, and given them shelter… you can buy Hopeless The Gathering from all manner of places, more on that here.  Sinners (volume two) is now released on an unsuspecting world and can be found here.  The third volume, Victims, is also out and among you. It can be found here. We are adding Hopeless, Maine related performance to our bag of tricks (and tentacles) now as well, including songs (as heard on BBC radio) readings and other sorts of performance with the growing Hopeless, Maine creative family.

Any comments for Hopeless Vendetta editor Frampton Jones should be posted to the blog. We welcome insight, feedback and additional details on stories posted.

To contact the blog creators, please post a comment on this page. We can pick up your email address from it and get back to you.

8 thoughts on “About Us”

  1. Dear Nimue,
    as a kickstarter supporter, I thought I should introduce myself, as you likely have nothing of me except my email. At the Asylum, I present as a lady with a mechanical arm and a shoulder octopus known as Captain Featherstonehaugh.
    A backstory: finding myself needing to leave London expeditiously, I hastily booked passage by balloon. Too late I discovered that it was one of the Professor’s balloons headed for Ipswich, if you get by drift – and when they sifted through the wreckage, they found little more than my arm. Having no better materials to hand, they patched me up using parts of a lady who was killed on the ground. Human flesh isn’t up to much, but she’ll have to do until I can be properly repaired. 😉
    Please feel free to use or discard any of that.
    Best wishes,

    1. Hello Sophie! That’s splendid and I’ll give it some thought – I’m working through people I know at the moment on the grounds that they are easier to kill, but the Prof Elemental connection is full of temptations…

      1. Hi Nimue,
        Just to let you know I created a gravatar and Liked above so you can see who I am. Let me know if you have any difficulty linking this to my kickstarter, which was under the email starting rs32disp… and my non-steampunk name.

      2. I see you – you’re in the second half of the list which is why I’ve not emailed you yet, but the odds are I’ll be in touch this week! Possibly later today if I hold up for long enough…

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