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Coming up: Massachusetts and Austin!

this is the logo for the event known colloquially as 'topatocon'

I’ve got just TWO MORE APPEARANCES this year! I hope you will come to BOTH of them, somehow.

SEPTEMBER 26-27: TOPATOCON, WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS

Not ONLY is this going to be a fun time with pals and hangouts, but I’m ALSO going to be doing some presentations!

SATURDAY, 1:30 PM: True Stuff From Old Books with David Malki !

David Malki ! of Wondermark presents a slide show of fascinating, forgotten articles unearthed from Victorian-era newspapers and magazines. A man breathes fire! A steam-powered flying machine attempts its first flight! Inventors and adventurers dream big, and often die! And human nature remains unchanged through the ages.

SUNDAY, 2:00 PM: Go Away Sea Lions w/David Malki !, Spike Trotman, Kate Leth, R.K. Milholland

The internet! It connects everybody with everybody, at all times. Does this mean that every thought that flits through everyone’s head needs to be shouted constantly at strangers? POSSIBLY, but how is anyone supposed to know for sure? In this roundtable discussion, our panel of opinionated blowhards slash veterans of the troll wars will revisit another 90’s classic sorely in need of a grim, modern reboot: the concept of “netiquette”.

All this and Machine of Death game demos in the tabletop gaming section! There’s also workshops and stuff, but you have to sign up for those in advance to reserve your spot.  Tickets are on sale now, get yours posthaste!

OCTOBER 16-17: WEBCOMICS RAMPAGE, AUSTIN, TEXAS

I’m pleased to return to Dragon’s Lair in Austin this fall for this fun li’l event held at a great comics and games store! It’s a free event, just stop on by the store!

I am going to try NOT bringing a ton of books and stuff, and instead, doing a LOT more Roll-a-Sketches. I am curious to see how it goes! Come be part of the EXPERIMENT.

ANOTHER part of the experiment is “mentioning these events farther in advance than the week of”. I’ve tried doing it the old way, now let’s try doing it this way and see how it goes.



Download funny ebooks (including mine) in the StoryBundle!

The folks at the comedy magazine The Devastator have compiled a collection of ebooks! You can pay what you want (and support charities if you choose), and download the entire bundle:

storybundle

My book Horrid Little Stories is making its ebook premiere in this bundle. It’s sort of my homage to Edward Gorey — meaning it’s very short stories, in verse, that all end in tears. There are 60 little tales in the collection.

Also available in the bundle is a collection of Zach Weinersmith’s SMBC comics, as well as a bunch of other stuff that I’m sure is quite good!!

I think you should…download it all

[ CHECK OUT THE STORYBUNDLE ]



This Weekend: Sasquan in Spokane!

Very brief note just to say: I’m at the World Science Fiction Convention, Sasquan, in Spokane this weekend!

I’m not on any panels this year, but I’ll be hanging out with fellow cartoonist pal Dave Kellett (of “Drive”) in the dealer room. Stop by and say hello!