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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.)

Wondermark Calendar, New Holiday Cards, and Wrapping Paper!

This is it! The big list of things that are all VERY COOL and that you can order from me RIGHT NOW! This post will cover:

1. The 2017 Wondermark Calendar!
2. Downloadable & printable holiday cards!
3. Two brand-new Wondermark holiday cards!
4. Some experimental products — magnets and wrapping paper!

LET’S GET RIGHT TO IT.

The 2017 Wondermark Calendar

You can pre-order the calendar RIGHT NOW!

Since it’s the big Year Ten edition, I decided to do it on Kickstarter this year! Just to see if it could attract some additional attention. Also it meant I got to make a fun video!

As usual, you can get the whole package including calendar cards and wooden stand, or just the cards themselves if all you need is a refill.

But there’s a third option too! I designed a very elaborate and cool Year X Deluxe Collector’s Edition Stand.

it's really cool

That’s an optional upgrade if you like! I will be producing and hand-assembling them here at the ol’ workshop.

The theme of the calendar this year is the Absurd Sports League:

The Absurd Sports League was founded by mistake some decades ago, when the members of a minor league softball team arrived for their opening day away game at an altogether wrong address, and mistook the vendors of a debris-strewn flea market for the opposing team…

…I have tried with this calendar to present an accurate overview of the history and scope of Fleaball as it has been played since its inception. But as no two games are ever the same, no three players can wear the same uniform, and no four consecutive games may be played on odd-numbered dates unless all seven endfielders agree to rotate shoes every half-quintile, I can take no responsibility for any inaccuracies the calendar may contain.

More on the League, and on the enigma that is Fleaball, in the coming days.

Like last year, the calendar will come with a brand-new Wondermark Cast Card, and, if it’s your fifth calendar or more, you can also get a new Calendar Ace card!

2 new 2 be 4gotten

However, to save time and avoid waste for people who don’t care about them, I won’t be including Cast Cards with EVERY SINGLE package by default — in order to request one, all you have to do is add one penny to your pledge. It’s explained in exhaustive detail over on the Kickstarter page.

### A SIDEBAR TO NOTE: Patreon folks already got an early crack at special pricing for the calendar! And there’s still time to get on the Cast Card Patreon subscription train for November, which features the lovely Jeredith in her Halloween costume:

Love the skull bra, Jeredith.

Thank you to all Patreonauts who’ve already given us a jump-start in calendar orders!

### BACK TO SCENE

The calendar’s Kickstarter campaign is very short — only 10 days in all — because it has to end early enough for me to get everyone’s shipping information. This is the big downside to using an external service like Kickstarter. So if you’re interested, please, don’t delay!

Pre-order The Absurd Sports League All-Stars!


Downloadable holiday cards

We COLLABORATE to make these great cards!

I sell paper holiday cards, of course (more on that in a sec), but this year I’m also making my collection of holiday-themed Multi-Purpose Cards available as a PDF download!

This way, you can print out the cards at home with no shipping from me required. The download comes with both US letter paper and A4 sized versions.

(My universal set of general-occasion Multi-Purpose Cards are also available for download.)


Two new holiday cards

I’ve designed two new paper cards for this holiday season!

Snow wonder you have a headache!

ah, the ol' christmas bee

The first one is a snowman staying cool under pressure. The second one is a classic Wondermark Christmas comic.

These, and/or any of my dozens of other card designs, can be ordered right now at the Wondermark store!

This is the other reason I decided to break off the calendar into its own thing: so greeting card and other orders can ship quickly, without having to wait for the calendar to be completed.

(These two new cards are still at the printer, and will start shipping in a couple days — but all other designs are in stock and can ship immediately).

SPEAKING OF THE STORE…


Magnets & wrapping paper

I’ve got some new stuff for sale this season!

First: this is not technically wrapping paper, but I wound up with some posters printed on lightweight enough stock that they might work well for the purpose (or other purposes that big sheets of paper are good for, such as…placemats? Book jackets? Lampshades?).

that's NOT QUITE a wrap yet...

Since they’re posters, they come as individual 16×20″ sheets, but I give you a bunch of them to use (and one sheet is enough to wrap a smallish package).

This is more of a clearance thing than an actual let’s-make-wrapping-paper thing (I looked into getting actual rolls made once, and man, it’s expensive), but I thought you might find them useful!

that's a wrap!

Also, magnets!!

stick around

true statement

The full color “Atoms” magnet is a test product with limited quantities in stock. But the engraved wooden ones, we produce in-house here at the studio! I’ve been taking these to conventions all year and they’re really cool. You can get them individually, or mix & match to make a set.


For these items, and/or holiday cards, and/or stickers and other cool stuff, place an order today from the Wondermark store!

I ship the orders myself, and promise to, when I put your goods in a package, include a shake from that empty “Love” canister your aunt keeps on her spice rack.

store-y of my life

And there’s still a lot of great stuff over in my TopatoCo store, too!

this old stuff too!!!

I look forward to being the source of weird gifts your friends and/or loved ones will think you are very cool for having found.

SPACE TIME! variety show at San Diego Comic-Con

TIMESPACE

The San Diego Comic-Con is nearly upon us! I’ll be at the TopatoCo booth (#1232) provding Roll-a-Sketches, friendly handshakes, and answers to any questions you may have about life.

On Friday night, I’ll also be sharing some True Stuff From Old Books as part of a cool variety show called SPACE TIME!, hosted by musician Marian Call:

The incomparable variety show SPACE TIME! returns to SDCC this July. Tickets available now!

Songwriter Marian Call hosts her 6th annual showcase of science and art in San Diego. This year’s guests include:

  • Historical comic artist & man-about-the-internet David Malki ! of Wondermark!
  • Songwriter Seth Boyer, with new original songs about space and time!
  • Writers Kayla Cagan and Josh A. Cagan!
  • Author (and financial advisor to the internet) Nicole Dieker!
  • A discussion of life on Mars by emeritus Mars rover driver Scott Maxwell and Mars rover instrument technician Kim Maxwell!

Come ready to sing and learn and laugh with friends old and new.

$12 online tickets are available until 5PM PST on the evening of the event. If the show has not reached full capacity, the remaining tickets will be available at the door for $15. Seating for food and drinks begins at 6:30pm ($10 minimum per person). Learn more about the venue at 98BottlesSD.com.

No SDCC pass is required, and locals encouraged to attend! The event is in Little Italy, away from most traffic and parking woes associated with the con. Easy public transit available via light rail (use the Middletown or Little Italy stops) and by bus (take the 83, 280, or 290).

Get tickets in advance, in the past this show has sold out!


As you may know, you can order prints of any individual comic strip you like from my TopatoCo store.

I also bring selected favorite prints to conventions! They look like this:

sorry for suddenly mooning you

Every convention, people ask if I have specific ones, and while I often do, sometimes of course I don’t.

So I’m starting a new thing: if you’ll be at Comic-Con (or Gen Con, later this summer), and you want to get a print of a specific comic, email me in advance and I’ll make sure to bring it for you.

Just email dave at wondermark dot com, subject: “Comic print.” I’ll have it waiting at the booth for you to pick up! (They cost $7, and you can pay when you pick it up.)

SPEAKING of my TopatoCo store, I’ve got two new shirts in there! “Cooking is Wizardry” from this comic, previously only an apron, is now a shirt as well. And also, now you can enjoy “Turctopus”, hailing from this comic!

Behold, the feathery evidence of the presence of a wizard!!!