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Announcing The 2018 Wondermark Calendar!

Here’s our first look at the 2018 Wondermark CalendarSantarelli & Sons Expert Thingsmiths’ Catalog of Contraptions!

The calendar is chock-full of important information about the finest contrivances and apparatusi ever devised. Truly, A TOOL FOR EVERY ILL.

Here are some things we can say about this year’s Wondermark Calendar FOR SURE:

• It is compatible with any previous year’s stands, so if you already have one, you don’t need a new one!

• However, this year’s stand features an all-new design (pictured), unique to this year.

• All calendars will ship with a new, exclusive Wondermark Cast Card featuring famed proprietor and expert thingsmith Edouardo Santarelli.

• Calendar patrons of five years or more are ALSO eligible for a “Calendar Ace” Cast Card -– just let us know, in the Special Instructions box at checkout, that you qualify.

The “Magnet Kit” option listed above is a set of five little framed magnets, similar in style to our Mini Buddies but in Wondermark comic-themed designs. It’ll be something like the pictured mockup below.

If you order other things at the same time (i.e. holiday cardsstickers, or wooden magnets), everything will ship all at once, so if you want the other stuff sooner, please place a separate order, which will ship right away.

If you DON’T NEED your calendar by Christmas, feel free to tell us “No Rush” in the Special Instructions box. We’ll put your order at the back of the shipping queue so we can get the gift orders out first. When we DO ship your order, we’ll include a little something extra as a thank-you! (No Rush orders will ship at latest by early January.)


[ The 2018 Wondermark Calendar ]

New Wondermark holiday card for 2017!

There’s a new Wondermark holiday card this year! It is based on comic #779, “The Breakthrough”.

(Click for a closer look.)

It joins the many other Wondermark holiday cards currently up in my store, which you can order in sets large and small:

Also available are stickers, wooden magnets, and puzzles!

Finally, while I have no pictures or information yet available about the 2018 Wondermark limited-edition calendar, it is now available for pre-order, if you already know you want it.

Over at my TopatoCo store, I have a lot of T-shirts, books, and other nonsense! Did you know you can also order a large, handsome print of any Wondermark comic? It sounds impossible, but it’s true, thanks to TECHNOLOGY.

The time to order from TopatoCo is now; they are always busy as heck this time of year. Here is their list of ordering deadlines for guaranteed by-Christmas delivery.

We have one day remaining over on Kickstarter for the Wall Buddies project! It’s not mentioned on the project page, but I’m confirming it here: if you back the project, it will ship with a Wondermark Cast Card that commemorates that campaign in particular. Update: The funding period has ended, hooray! Soon, we’ll get to work making Wall Buddies!

Finally, over on Patreon I’ve written a third installment for my Archive Dive series, declaiming at ridiculous navel-gazing length about individual Wondermark comics from the archives. This one’s called Five Wondermarks that Foresaw the Future and it’s a real roller coaster of emotions! (This particular post is free to read for everyone, not just patrons.)

ONE WEEK ONLY: “I Saw The Partial Eclipse” T-Shirt

I saw the eclipse! Mostly! Not in totality, like most people. But I still thought it was pretty cool, so I made this shirt:

Various color shirts are available (black/red/blue/more) — also, you can order a mug or sticker with this design, or a hoodie.

All of them are available for just 7 days, through Tuesday August 29 only!

[ I Saw The Partial Eclipse T-Shirt ]

Last call for magnets! And a SECOND CHANCE for calendars!

stick around

I will be shipping the final orders of the year very soon and then shutting down my store for the holidays! UPDATE: That time has come! You can still order something if you like, but it will sit patiently in a queue and ship out when I return to the office in January.

If you would still like to get magnets (pictured above), greeting cards, stickers, etc., please place your order by THIS SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18. Orders placed after that date will ship in January. Thank you as always for your kind patronage!

My TopatoCo store is still shipping shirts, books, comic prints, and other gewgaws as well, although time is drawing short over there as well.

pictured: Ilda Fritt, Hero of the Sport

Our calendar project on Kickstarter wrapped up spendidly, and the first batch of those orders will (hopefully) be leaving my hands on Monday! UPDATE: They have indeed!

If you pledged for a calendar in the first wave (i.e., you didn’t choose the “No Rush” option) but you haven’t given me your shipping address yet, please look in your Kickstarter account messages; there should be a survey waiting in there from me.

While I am pleased with how the campaign went, I’m still hearing from a lot of people who missed out! Usually I cut off the orders because there simply isn’t enough time to get everyone’s order sent out before year’s end.

But this year, I am ALREADY planning on sending a second wave of orders in early January (for folks who very graciously indicated that their calendar didn’t necessarily need to get there by Christmas). I’m also super proud of this year’s calendar and of course want everyone to enjoy it!

So, today I am opening up extra slots for anyone who missed the Kickstarter but would still like to reserve a copy in the second wave.

This will be the only other chance to get one — once these are gone, that is it until next year, FOR REALSIES. You can still order the special deluxe stand if you choose, too (I won’t rehash all the specifics from the Kickstarter; you can read all about the different options over there if you like).

Once all the Kickstarter orders ship, I will do one last roundup shipment for this final batch, and you can expect them in January. If that sounds okay to you, then here you go!

SECOND CHANCE FOR CALENDARS ]

LAST DAY for the 2017 Wondermark Calendar!

It’s the LAST DAY to reserve your copy of the 2017 Wondermark Calendar! The campaign closes at 6:30pm Pacific time, Tuesday, December 6.

Since I last mentioned it, I posted a 30-second version of how I will be making the special deluxe edition desk stands:

And, I just posted a Kickstarter update with a little bit more about the famous athletes that will be populating this year’s calendar.

All the world's an irregular diamond

I’m very grateful for all the support so far in this new way of doing the calendar (on Kickstarter) and I look forward to sending them out later this month!

SPEAKING OF SENDING OUT: I’ve just gotten confirmation from the printers that our two newest greeting card designs are ready, and all orders including “Song” and “Snowman” will now ship out ASAP. Sorry for that brief delay! (I think they had to actually make the snowman to see if it was workable in real life.)