Posts Tagged ‘blog: product announcements’.

“Sea Lion” Has Been Verbed

My comic from last month about The Terrible Sea Lion has really struck a chord!

The Independent's i100

It’s been mentioned by the Independent (above), Slate, VentureBeat, Feministe, and cited in a ton of blog posts.

That’s really neat to see! I’m happy that it’s resonated with so many people.

So I thought this would be fun: for just a week (through October 31 only) I’m making sea lion shirts!

go away sea lions

Different colors (and even hoodies) are available too! And a tie-dye shirt because WHY NOT.


Now of course I should note: reasonable people can disagree.

But c’mon I don’t even know how that last one RELATES

The Bounty at GenCon Booth 541

If you’ll be at GenCon this weekend, come visit me at the Blind Ferret booth, #541! I’ll have all the usual stuff, plus this WORLD PREMIERE:




32 pages of fun! I’m still hoping to do a bigger, more comprehensive Roll-a-Sketch book soon (and I know I still owe some kind folks PDF copies of that when it’s done!), but in the meantime, there will be this. Any left will go on sale online after the con!



hey kids, books

The newest items in my TopatoCo store are these Stealth Sketchbooks! They were created by me and Kris Straub.

The three launch titles for the new imprint are:

Dating Tips For Time Travelers: A Handbook of Courtship From the Fertile Crescent to the Summer of Love by Victoria Clox (80 pages)

Jefferson the Cannibal President: The Shocking True Story of How Our Third President Dined Exclusively on Human Flesh (And Devoured Everyone Who Knew About It) by Gertrude N.T. Fordham, P.I. (112 pages)

Shakespeare for Infants: Much Ado About Colors! And Other Lessons (Pre-Verbal Learning System for Ages 0-4 Months) (112 pages)

They are self-evidently great books that anybody would be proud to own, peruse, and/or display in one’s place of occupancy — OBVIOUSLY.

They are also, in fact, all BLANK INSIDE. They’re sketchbooks!

sketch it up

Take notes in a meeting! Peruse on public transit! Great for chem lab or legal depositions. STEALTH SKETCHBOOKS.

It’s so very satisfying when a project can survive the entire process from “kinda dumb idea” through “halfway done for a while now” all the very long way to “Hey here it is, it’s complete and you can have it!” This one has been a long time coming, longer than most.

Kris and I originally conceptualized a set of book jackets, starting with the “Disguise Mode” that we came up with for our collaborative book collection, Hey World Here Are Some Suggestions. (Conceal what you’re reading, by making a regular book look like a different, weirder book.) This was during the heyday of our comedy podcast, Tweet Me Harder!

IN FACT, we have JUST POSTED a new Tweet Me Harder episode, featuring a behind-the-scenes listen to the day we brainstormed these very items! You can listen to it now on the TMH site (or, if you’ve never heard the show, the whole catalog is still available for free on iTunes).

The sketchbooks (slash notebooks slash dream journals slash catalogs of regets) are available individually or in a 3-pack, and there are a bunch more pictures here too. GUYS THERE ARE JOKES ON THE BACK COVERS



I’m really proud of what we did with TMH for those few years, and personality-wise I’m not very good at concluding things. I always want to keep all projects going forever in dribs and drabs, hoping for some final master stroke that never comes, afraid that everything that’s been labored over for so long will just be scattered and forgotten if it’s not somehow kept alive until the sun falls into the ocean.

Today marks ELEVEN YEARS of doing Wondermark, and my trophy case of ideas, projects, accomplishments, failures, and cluttery, strange curios still continues to grow more populated every day. TMH is one of those curios, a teal-colored, joyful thing that I’m happy to have done, look back on fondly, and hope is remembered by others as well.

So it’s with all that in mind that I present: The Tweet Me Harder Complete Thumb Drive. It’s got 80 hours of audio (remastered from the podcast versions for better listening quality), plus all the videos, promos, songs, and graphics that we made over the run of the show, including a PDF of the aforementioned book!

There’s even another bonus episode (never before released online) available only on this drive. It’s a master copy of all of TMH in one handy, complete volume! In the way that a comic strip might end with a lovely hardbound omnibus collection that can sit proudly upon a shelf, this is the omnibus TMH, preserved for posterity and ready to be enjoyed at any time, or even discovered anew. Until USB as a format is deprecated, anyway, but that probably won’t be for another couple hundred years.

If you’ve ever listened to TMH and enjoyed it, this is our way of giving you a little artifact, a chipped-off shard of it to keep, a definitive “thanks for all the fish” from Kris and me to all the listeners who meant so much to us over those years.

Also it’s a funny show if you’ve never heard it! I think so, anyway, and I’m a professional humorist or whatever!

shout. shout. let it all out.

Zoological Times Table: COMPLETE and UNABRIDGED

I have made a poster version of the Zoological Times Table! It is REVISED AND EXPANDED from the version that first ran here on the site, with several new animals added. You can get the lovely 16 x 20″ poster in my TopatoCo store!

If you ALREADY ordered a print (via the “Buy a print” button or the Comic Prints page), you’ll get this poster version automatically! Hooray!


The Zoological Times Table is only the latest of my Educational Posters, which include:
• the Hierarchy of Beards
• the Tinkerer’s Rules
Supernatural Collective Nouns, and
• the Genre-Fiction Generator

Now, for the first time you can get all these posters in a handy combo pack — with a sixth bonus poster included for free!

The bonus poster is something I’m calling Sponsored Messages. It’s a full collection of advertisements and catalog entries from a wide variety of Wondermark printed matter — the book collections and also smaller-run pieces you may not have seen, plus a bit of new material. Click below for a closer look!

The Sponsored Messages poster, for now, is only available as part of the poster combo pack.

And hey, why not top it all off with some…PIRANHAMOOSE STICKY NOTES

These are…what’s the word?…awesome

For a closer look at all of the posters, I posted them on my Tumblr too!

All this stuff — and much more! — is available now in my TopatoCo store.

Valentines cards and HORRID STORIES! The perfect romance!!

If you have a sweetie of any kind, you should know about my Wondermark Valentines! Here are a couple in particular:

And there are others too! Click here too see the full suite of designs. I recommend placing your orders this week, to ensure you get them in plenty of time before the ol’ “V”! The V in that sentence stands for “Valentine’s Day.”

Speaking of sexy, last month, I released a book called Horrid Little Stories: Sixty Dark and Tiny Tales of Misery and Woe. It’s a 150-page collection of all the art and verses from the Wondermark calendars of 2008-2012 (and a few more besides!). LIKE SO:

…FOR EXAMPLE. I’m really glad that these total strangers on Goodreads seem to like it, at least!

“These people” are, statistically, READING THIS RIGHT NOW. So just know that…I AM WATCHING

Previously I’d only offered the book as a bundle with the 2014 Calendar, but starting today I’m pleased to offer it singly! OR, you can get it in combination with its fellow Bearstache Pocketbook, the animal- and pet-themed Wondermark collection Classy Lady Like You Will Love the Smell of My Butt:

Or can even now get ALL THE WONDERMARK BOOKS EVER in a giant stack! THE CHOICE IS UP TO YOU.

Finally: speaking of calendars — I was digging around in a box in the office and I suddenly discovered that the printing company gave us sixteen extra Roll-a-Sketch calendars that I didn’t know about. It’s amazing what you find when you don’t toss everything in a huge box and live your life that way forever! Or at least I imagine!! (UPDATE: These have all been claimed.)

So I’ve re-opened the calendar store for this very limited quantity and honoring all the December calendar deals as well: you can bundle it with a Horrid Little Stories book and/or a piece of original art!