Cartoon Picayune Sale! I could care less about Black Friday, Cyber Monday, or Small Business Saturday, but why not take the weekend to offer a good deal on comics?
Through Monday, you can buy any three issues of The Cartoon Picayune for $10, which is the deal I offer at shows. Including shipping, you will save the price of a whole issue. To make a more informed selection, check them all out here.
I’m proofing the new issue right now, and soon it will be printed and you’ll get a special gift for subscribing when it comes out. But for now, enjoy your leftover sandwiches and complete your collection of Cartoon Picayunes.
I’m selling copies of my book Life Begins At Incorporation for $15—today only. Do not trample each other while clicking the link. (It does make a good gift though. Just saying.)
(incomplete, in no particular order)
CHARLES FORSMAN for THE END OF THE FUCKING WORLD…
What would it take for people to like using condoms? Inventors say it’s all about the fit and feel. The 11 winners in a competition sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation include one condom made from beef tendons and another that’s heat activated for a glove-like fit.
(Image: Courtesy of California Family Health Council)
Been meaning to share this, it’s an earlier version of the cover for Symbolia Issue 5, The Confessional. I got a little carried away making this auto-bio cover for our auto-bio issue, and ended up making this version, which was way too complicated for the magazine. I pretty seriously rethought the framing for the final cover, so call this the director’s cut, I suppose.
In an even earlier version, the banner said “don’t panic!!!” and the title was in the space above, but then I realized it was prime title real estate, and it wouldn’t make sense to anyone who didn’t know the magic of 42.
If you haven’t yet, you can check out The Confessional on iPad, Kindle Fire, or PDF.
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This week’s comics on The Nib.
- New Folsom Prison Blues by Angela Watercutter and Wendy MacNaughton
- How I Kept Worrying and Learned to Love Drones by Ted Rall
- Some Things We’re Looking Forward to Avoiding This Holiday Season by Rich Stevens
- SuperStorm Stories: A Red Hook Family, part II by Josh Neufeld
This issue really seems to get it just right, mixing past and present while juxtaposing certain commonalities between both while getting at issues with some resonance.