March 13th, 2009
Those of you who subscribed to Cards Against Humanity’s special Ten Days Or Whatever Of Kwanzaa promotion this year will be receiving a special Funny Pages Zine — a newspaper comics section with a bunch of holiday-themed comic strips in it!
This year I was honored to be asked to participate as well. Here’s a preview of the comic I made:
You can read the whole thing here!
All of this year’s (and last year’s) comics are on the Funny Pages Zine tumblr.
OBLIGATORY CALENDAR UPDATE: As of this writing, 57 copies remain.
The 2015 calendar is off to print! I’m really proud of it!! (Click these images for a closer look)
I drew 29 pictures of weird orchestra members, and my regular collaborator Max Shepard has painted them. They look pretty sweet. And of course there is a story too — the terrible, forgotten legend of the Concert of Conscience.
If you’re not familiar, the annual calendar is a tradition around here. It started way back in December 2007 when I decided I wanted to make a calendar, and because calendars are only really useful for a short time, I figured I’d make it limited-edition (and thus SUPER FANCY).
The 2008-2012 calendars were hand-screenprinted; then, for the 2013 edition, I changed over to the hook-based, two-cards-up “progressive” design, and a watercolor aesthetic.
As of this writing, only 82 calendars remain (of the limited run of 250). All calendars are individually signed & numbered. We expect to start shipping them within 7 days. Get yours now!
Over at my TopatoCo store I’ve got a bunch of rad stuff too, including this new mug:
Based, of course, on this classic comic about drug addiction.
TopatoCo has a million packages a minute moving through their hands, so they have set up a series of very precise shipping deadlines worth taking a look at!
I can’t personally 100% guarantee anything will arrive before Christmas because the post office is bananas, but we are definitely shipping as fast as we can and hoping for the best!
I hope we got some stuff you want
It is well-known that on a certain evening in Hamburg, a summer night in 18__, a concert was held which permanently afflicted all in attendance gravely and irreversibly. No one knows—or will tell—how such a collection of instruments were made to play in harmony; no one knows—or will tell—how such dumb constructs of wood, brass, and bone came to possess such power.
Within, for the first and only time, is what was heard on that evening, a night black, without stars…
Now pre-ordering. Only 250 will be made. We sell out every year.
UNRELATED BUT ALSO GOOD: The Machine of Death Artbook.
…Over 100 interviews in which the writers and illustrators explain what went into the creation of their work — thoughts on technique, developing story ideas, early sketches, the creative process, and lots of other neat behind-the-scenes stuff! If you like the MOD series, there’s a lot of really cool insight here from the folks whose work made the books so great.