From Left To Right is the apparent title of one of the foundational comic stories of the unofficial Charlie's Head Is In The Hatbox ‘verse, created by Rain N. Thirteen. It features Rain's World's Rain, its version of Constance Hatchaway, and a number of versions of the Hatbox Ghost: not only the “local” one Charlie Hatfield, but also a number of preexisting "Tumblr Hatties": Horatio Ernest Topper, Egore Von Bite, Thomas Gracey, Randal Pace, and two other versions.
Charlie Hatfield struggles to keep a tight lid on a very big secret…
- The webcast Into the Hatverse (2020) reused the same cast and a similar joke and served to explain at greater lengths how the various Hatbox Ghosts had ended up in Rain's World, establishing that the local version of Madame Leota inadvertently summoned them across dimensions.
- Later installments in the series, such as Horatio Help (2020), show that the dimensionally-crossed ghosts stuck around.
- The various Hatbox Ghosts were pulled from preexisting fanworks:
- Thomas Gracey is the version of the character seen in the fanmade Ask Blog Ask The Hatbox Ghost (2015-current).
- Horatio Ernest Topper is the version of the character seen in the fanmade Ask Blog The Hatbox Ghost's Merry Tomblr (2016-current), intended to be in continuity with Kelly Green's Haunted Mansion Fancomics.
- Charlie Hatfield himself had previously featured in the parody prose series Hatbox Diary (2017), with a version of him also being part of the metafictional A Day in the Life of Fandoms webnovel.
- Egore Von Bite is a version of Hattie existing in Magician's original fantasy universe Devil Shenanigans, as featured on the fanmade Ask Blog Ask a Sentient Staircase & Ghost Demon (2018-current).
- Randal Pace, meanwhile, is the creation of Tumblr user progril88; Maxine's Hatbox Ghost was featured in fanart on his creator's blog meme-ment0-mor1; and Stradivarius's Hatbox Ghost was featured in some paintings on the blog of the same name.
Behind the scenes
From Left To Right was first released in 2020 on Rain's Blog.
This short parody comic was notable as a ‘meeting point’ of a good portion of the Tumblr Hatbox Ghost fanbase as Raining13 request and received references of other fan blogs' depictions of the Hatbox Ghost's mortal appearance in expectation.