Becoming, Part I (Comic)


You guys. We are so excited to share this story. Over the next two weeks, we’ll be taking a sepia-tinted look at how hockey fans are made, and how that making brings people together. It’s the Shinny origin story! It’s adorable and demented, and it features Rachel’s best art yet. Follow us to Landover and the Capital Centre of yore.


Stop by next week. You’re gonna love it.

— Peter

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  • Snow-ape

    Tucked in jersey in frame three is clear violation of the code…

  • Andrew Merewitz

    I really hope that arena is intentionally supposed to look like the old Capitol Centre

  • Peter Hassett


    Maybe he pre-dates the code? This was the 90s. Lots of dorky tucked in jerseys back then?!

    I’m reaching.

  • Peter Hassett

    You know it!

  • Snow-ape

    I hate the Bruins, for their diving and “punk test”… but they enforce the Jersey code…

  • Rachel Cohen

    I tried to think of the dorkiest dad-thing. I knew many [dorky] dads when I was little who tucked in EVERY shirt (t-shirt, sports jersey, etc.) Don’t worry, it won’t happen again. SORRY!! D:

  • Rachel Cohen

    The old Capitol Centre was super hard to draw too! I hadn’t done any architectural drawings in a long long time, and the best reference I could find at the time was like, 250×350 pixels big. So I hope I got the look across! :)

  • Peter Hassett

    Haha good point.

  • Peter Hassett

    I love those commercials. Best thing Boston has going for it. Next to Passion Pit and the Pixies.

  • Bryant Thomas

    I actually thought it looked like the Saddledome in Calgary, lol.

  • Christie Rears

    Except it was the CapitAl Centre… (sorry, I edit for a living)

  • brian!

    Geez, thanks for the flashback. I really miss the old USAir arena (as it was called when I started going to games).

  • Livia

    Rachel–wow! These drawings are gorgeous!

  • Rachel Cohen

    Thank you so much Livia!!! 😀 I hope to keep improving with each comic I make. :)