Posts Tagged ‘blog: product announcements’.

New shirt: “Take It Apart”

Here is a new shirt based on my Rules poster!

Here it is! The unisex shirt is a white ringer; the ladies’ cut is solid navy. I’ve also taken care to print the ladies’ shirts on a 50/50 cotton/polyester blend — it’s the same fabric as my “Revolution” shirt and will probably be the softest shirt you own.


Why, this one! In this picture Tiffany is putting an “L” to her forehead to indicate “Listen, did you know that you save $5 automatically when you buy any three shirts from TopatoCo? Shirts such as…”

“…Steam-Powered Heart, or even…”

“…Engineering: Like Math But Louder.”

It’s a very complicated gesture, you see.

SPEAKING OF PICTURES — Classy Photo Contest winners will be announced next week! Thanks so much for your entries, they are delightful.

Buy the new “Take it Apart” shirt at TopatoCo!

Tinkerer’s Handbooks now available

Perhaps you have enjoyed the “Nominally-Essential Tinkerer’s Handbook,” my eight-page series celebrating the inability to leave well enough alone.

Now, I’m pleased to announce that you if you get one of my Builder’s, Crafter’s, Maker’s Rules posters, or my Engineering: It’s Like Math (But Louder) shirts, you can add on a pocket-sized version of the full Tinkerer’s Handbook! You can also get one with Jeph Jacques’ Science is a Verb Now shirt.

The pocket version is a full 12 pages (I added some new stuff to make the printing easier) and makes a perfect stocking stuffer for that person in your life who doesn’t see the problem with getting sawdust all over the kitchen counter.


We’ve got a new Volume 2 infographic and multi-themed Prediction Card Sets over at Machine of Death! If you’d like to help us game-test some new MOD card games developed by our cadre of volunteer testers, I’m holding another play session tomorrow afternoon (Saturday the 15th) in Los Angeles. You’re invited! More about that here; please RSVP if you’d like to come! UPDATE: We’re full up for this round! Thanks everyone!

New shirt! “Unparsable Symbols”

In tenth-grade chemistry, I converted my name to an unpronounceable symbol, like Prince was doing at the time.

As I recall it was a bunch of math gibberish, like a compound expression inside a cube root, and Kilroy was peeking over the top of it, and the whole thing had an integral or something too. Mrs. Stockwell was tolerant enough to let me use the symbol on all my classwork, even going so far as to ask me which ASCII symbol she should use for me in the computer where she kept the grades.

The Student Formerly Known as David Malki (these antics preceded, and I suppose foreshadowed, the exclamation point) is no longer, but my fascination with preposterous semiotics continues. Thus my new shirt. Enjoy!

“Tinkerer’s Rules” POSTER

I’m pleased to announce that the “Tinkerer’s Rules” comic from the other week is now available as a 16″ x 20″ poster, suitable for classing up any office, workspace, project-cave, studio, creative den, bureau of wizardry, Ministry of Clever Thoughts, or crawlspace-under-the-stairs.

My good friends at TopatoCo will pack it up and ship it to you post-haste! Or, bundle it with any other clever poster to save on shipping.

Folks have also asked about getting the entire “Tinkerer’s Rules” as a booklet — I am taking it under advisement. For now, the poster’s the thing!

Dare I say…Father’s Day gift? Dare I?

Sweet new posters! And STOP FIIIIGHTIIIING over my new shirt!

You may remember this piece I made for Brandon Bird’s Law & Order-themed gallery show earlier this year! It features an incredibly historically-accurate account of curious and suspicious murders. It has been newly colored by the kind and fruitful Marcus Thiele (whom you may also recognize from his wonderful illustration in Machine of Death), and I have made it into a brand-new poster! I think it looks great on any wall and hopefully you will too.

The Homicides poster is the first of three brand-new TopatoCo products I’m offering this holiday season. (These are separate from the holiday cards and calendars in my in-house store.) The second is a new poster version of “The Matter of the Envelopes”:

Just choose “The Matter of the Envelopes” from the drop-down menu here. Now, each individual episode is already available as a single print, like any other Wondermark comic, but since Comics #670-674 were a single story arc I thought it’d be neat to combine them into a large poster as well. Over at the Poster Shoppe I offer large-format versions of all the larger comics, plus #463, the Back to the Future parody.

And a new T-shirt as well! Based on what may be the most popular comic I’ve ever done — certainly in the top ten. Hooray!

These are the only new TopatoCo products I’ll be releasing this holiday season so there’s no need to wait; please commence gift-buying for all your cleverest friends and relatives. TopatoCo has posted holiday ordering deadlines as well.

I say it often, but it bears repeating: thank you so much for your kind patronage year-round. It allows me to spend all my time making fun and interesting things for you, and I love every second of it. You are the best!

A note about the calendars! I’ve been posting some work-in-progress shots on my Tumblr, and I expect to be posting a bunch more over there next week as we gear up for actual physical production.

Since I announced the pre-order on Tuesday, we have sold an amazing 117 units — meaning there are only 58 left! At this rate, not everyone who wants one will be able to get one, so don’t delay. Order yours now.