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New Headshot Miniprint for SDComicon!

Kind of a late addition, but this one kind of surprised me as well.  Just started drawing it yesterday and it just kept going, so it looks like I’ll have a few of these on hand at Comicon this weekend along with the previous Johnny headshot.

Actually had a lot of fun doing this, this being the first time I sincerely had a go at most of these guys in many years, figuring out how I’d draw them in modern times.  The doughboy’s hats are probably the most noticeable, along with Psychodoughboy’s blue eyes.  The doughboys were always drawn as pretty much the same person only with different skins, and that bothered me in retrospect since one is supposed to be more manic and the other depressive.  Here, Psycho’s a bit more glum and Eff’s looking appropriately chipper.  As for Eff, his mouth’s way more fun to draw now.

Look for it in your grocer’s freezer…or at the SLG Booth this weekend.



Feel the Power of the Noodlecon Shirt!

Still on the fence as to whether or not you should get the new Noodlecon 2012 shirt for you and your loved ones?  That makes us here at Question Sleep incredibly angry, but we’re also very understanding and want to know you’re a hundred percent confident in your money-wasting decisions…


What better way to see just how much you need this shirt than to show you how much people who already own the shirt are enjoying that very shirt and having their lives changed in ways they could only dream of before joining this exclusive club comprised of everyone else on the planet except for your indecisive self!

Shirt subjects #001 and #002 responding properly to new Noodle shirts.

Those look like happy customers to us!  It was important that they pay because, even though they were helping us in our research, how can we study the effects on customers if our test subjects weren’t doing everything customers do?  They were great sports about it and any guilt we might’ve had just vanished at the sight of the wonderful looks on their faces at being some of the very first people to wear the shirt.

Looking good, guys!

Day 2 and subject #001 isn’t feeling well, spends a great deal of this day sitting in the park trying to work out just what is happening to her.  Subject #002 exhibits a less physical response but is clearly impaired psychologically.  When we caught up with him he was furiously berating beans in a grocery store.


Day 3.  SUCCESS!  We think the case for why these shirts are so amazing is made clear, and if you’re not running for your credit cards then we don’t think the proof exists that’d top what we’ve already laid out for you!

Now we don’t want to go too in depth about the science behind how this modern marvel works, but here’s a quick computer simulation to help demonstrate the basic operation.  It should be obvious that the more people who wear the shirt, the more power is drained out of their bodies and channeled towards a more deserving parasite/beneficiary.  WHAT’RE YOU WAITING FOR?!

The shirts will be available this month from Slave Labor Graphics!



Looks like the second half of my two-part Beyond the Fringe story is available on Comixology for download.  Along for the ride once again are Becky Cloonan on pencils and bassoon, Andy Belanger on inks and the keytar, Randy Mayor on color and the sonic weasel, and a special appearance by Ben Templesmith on cover art and electric flute.

If you’re into pretzels and cybernetic arms, check it out, yeah?

Emerald City Comicon Approaches, AND SO DO I.

Are you going to The Emerald City Comicon this coming weekend?  Really?  SO AM I!  Wow, what are the chances, huh?  We should be best friends or at least complete strangers separated by the distance of a convention booth.

And what a fine booth it shall be:  THE TOPATOCO BOOTH.  I know, it’s not my usual SLG booth, but SLG won’t be there, and the Topatoco people were nice enough to let me squat with them for a bit.

I also have a discussion panel on Saturday at 5PM in room 3AB, but it’s going on at the same time as George Takei’s panel, so if I’m not at my own panel just go ahead and ask my empty chair questions and it’ll probably be way more tolerant than I would have been!

As usual, I’ll have some prints sewn into my body and it’ll be up to you to use the specially supplied tongs to extract them.  I might also just be carrying them around in a little case, so if you don’t see the tongs you’ll have to assume they’re in the case.

It’ll be kind of a NNY-sack since it’s just jammed full of JTHM related stuff, the Floor Damage Prints and some Johnny headshots I printed up since people seem to like having photos signed.

The Floor Damage prints’ll eventually go up for sale on $Z.99 and are $60.   I’m not sure about the headshots, yet.  I’ll have around 20 of those in my insides/carrying case, and those’ll be 25 bucks since they’re smaller than my usual mini prints.  Each one will have a hand inked cockroach on it.  Could that roach be Mr. Samsa?  I DUNNO…it kind of looks like him, but then again he looks exactly like a regular cockroach.  Pretty mysterious.  Either way, buy a print and I’ll maybe give you one of those little Z? stickers I had made.  WHAT A BARGAIN?  (not really a bargain)


Robo mini-prints for Comikaze Expo!

As four of you may know, I’ll be at the Comikaze Expo starting tomorrow, November 5-6.  I’m not entirely sure what I’m doing there, but my friend talked me into going and now I kind of hate him, so that’s pretty cool.  I’m a “guest of honor” at the thing, and that means I get to sleep with any man’s wife first on the day of their wedding.

Anyhow, as is my way, I’ll be there with a fresh clutch of customized mini-prints, just out of sight (stuffed down my pants).

This time around it’s a print with robots and an inventor lady who, I’m just gonna guess, makes robots.  Each print is signed and has a custom, leaky, floating, disembodied robot head inked right onto it by one of my body parts (I’m not telling! HEEHEE!)

Same setup as the past couple of times I’ve done this: I’ll have only 30 prints on me, each print is $35 and can be purchased after delivering unto me the password.  The password is secret, so I will tell it to you right now.


What isn’t necessary, but would be greatly appreciated is if you could say it with a kind of easy going, souther drawl as if you were sipping a mint julep and just sitting on that there porch of yours, waiting for the kids to come home only they’ll never come home because you don’t have any only you’ve just gone mad from loneliness and old age.

Also, on the Beep Boop Boop part, maybe you could do a little robot dance.  Yeah.  Yeah…you know what I like.


 If you’re planning on going, I’ll be there Saturday and Sunday signing THINGS and being on panels where I’m just confused and mumbling.  CHECK IT OUT!


I think it was around a year ago that I was contacted by Threadless Tees about doing something for them.  Upon hearing just what it was they wanted me to do I threw up and suggested something less awful, possibly my doing some shirts with them and they agreed, but to this day, whenever I see their reps at conventions or at the T-shirt clubs, they give me the creepster eye, leering lasciviously at my beautiful ears.

Eventually, Threadless asked me to do one of their Comics on Tees series, and so I did, employing the freakishly talented help of Ethan Nicolle, JR. Goldberg, and Becky Cloonan.  I had just seen 13 Assassins, the Miike remake, and one by one, I collected each of those artists, convincing them that what I wanted to do was right and just and bloody-minded.  They agreed, except for Cloonan, who swore never to kill again.  I assure her that no blood would be shed in the making of these shirts, lying through my teeth.

If you don’t know anything about these Comics on Tees things, it basically goes something like this.  Someone, me in this case, thinks up a sort of script that would be told over the course of four shirts, and then four artists illustrate said script, each getting a shirt (issue).  Pretty straightforward.

My series, MAKING FRIENDS IS EASY,  is about an inventor recounting the various robots she has built.  That’s all.  What more you need besides robots, though?  The shirts are available over at Threadless and you should probably feel like a complete jerk for not already buying it.  Psh…
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