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Shameless staplegenius self-promotion…sorry

Hey, everybody!  So as I mentioned last time I have some new books that will be debuting at MIX–the MINNEAPOLIS INDIE XPO–this November 5th and 6th.   These books are however AVAILABLE RIGHT NOW via the old internet!  So, if you can’t wait 2 months why not get out your credit card and do some orderin’?  Lets have a look at whats offered, shall we?

All 304 pages of MANLY TALES OF COWARDICE in one lovely square-bound edition–every story, every issue, every special, a slew of pin-ups by my cartooning friends and idols, and a blush-inducing introduction by ZANDER CANNON!

The complete SUPERMARKET VIGILANTE collection! An all-new 52 page adventure wraps snugly around the three SMV tales originally seen in the MUSCLES AND FIGHTS anthology series, as well as 2009’s 24 Hour Comic.   In addition to those debuts there will also be some other 2011 releases on-hand, including:

Written by me and drawn by BUD BURGY–The second thrilling, time-twisting adventure of CONTINUITY GUY!  Will he man-up and embrace his destiny, or will the past come to defeat him first? Will it even matter that book one is totally unavailable for purchase? …Nah  But what is available for purchase is Bud’s MEATFIST AND GRONK collection–which features several pin-ups by me as well as a Meatfist&Gronk/Continuity Guy sort story written by me and drawn once again by the steady hand of Bud Burgy!

This year I also did some short work for a few anthologies that will be available/debuting at MIX (or at least should be…).  First up is DUH!, a Kurtzman-era Mad Magazine inspired humor book written by Bill Prendergast and drawn by myself, Carlos Merino, James Powell, Dan Murphy, and Lupi McGinty.  Speaking of Lupi, her GERM WARFARE collection will be (I think) debuting at MIX.  More information and helpful links will be posted as those become available.

Ok…sorry about all that shilling.  I’ll be back Wednesday with some actual art.  Promise.


IT’S WAR 2–pgs 34-37, also: “CONTINUITY GUY” debuts this SATURDAY!!!

   Yep.  That all just really happened.  I would like to say though–for as immature as some of the above was, that whole scene was probably one of my favorite things to draw in this whole comic.  Demons raping Cheney! Rumsfeld as a Nazi!  Thats what 2003 was all about, baby!  The Iraq War–which as you may recall is still going on 8 years later for some reason–was new then, and man oh man did hate all those guys with a daily, buring passion.  In retrospect, working somewhere that CNN on all day really didn’t help my mood.

CONTINUITY GUY artist BUD BURGY and myself are pumped!  CONTINUITY GUY: CHRONO CHAOS debuts THIS SATURDAY!!! Come get a copy for yourself!


IT’S WAR 2–pg 33, also: “CONTINUITY GUY” release is this Saturday!!!

        CONTINUITY GUY artist BUD BURGY (who talked all things CONTINUITY GUY this past weekend on THE GEEK REPORT) and myself are pumped!  CONTINUITY GUY: CHRONO CHAOS will debut THIS SATURDAY!!!  Come get a copy for yourself!


IT’S WAR 2–pg 32, also: “CONTINUITY GUY” on the “GEEK REPORT”

     There’s CONTINUITY GUY again!  Speaking of whom… CONTINUITY GUY artist BUD BURGY will be talking all things CONTINUITY GUY this weekend on THE GEEK REPORT.  The episode should be available on their webiste and itunes by Sunday.  If thats not enough CONTINUITY GUY for you, then…



    It’s weird to think its probably just about 8 years to the day of when I drew this, especially considering by some kind of miracle the exploits of CONTINUITY GUY are entertaining…well…a few really cool people anyway.  BUD BURGY does an astonishing job of bringing my crazy stories about CONTINUITY GUY and CO. to life.  I eagerly await each new page, and so should you!  The CONTINUITY GUY: CHRONO CHAOS saga is nearly complete, and the print version of this graphic novella will be available beginning MAY 14th!  If you’re in Minneapolis, come by the release party!


IT’S WAR 2: THE WAR ON HOMELAND SECURITY–cover, intro, Continuity Guy

   Back when I started Staplegenius I was creating the exploits of a group of characters who more or less reflected my pointless, shiftless early 20’s lifestyle.  Then 9/11 happened.  And before I knew it these characters were wrapped up in adventures of over-reaching political grandeur.  The first post 9/11 story–IT’S WAR–was done in the spring of 2002 and is about an alien invasion during the Clinton administration that was a weak metaphor for the then-new “War on Terror”.  It was like 60 pages long and at the time the single longest story I had ever done (not counting a comic series I made as a teen, which I don’t).  Having the kind of mind I do, I began planning a continuation of the characters lives in this new world order as soon as IT’S WAR was completed.  And this time—this time it was going to be IN YOUR FACE about the politics!! So in early days of 2003 I started writing and penciling IT’S WAR 2: THE WAR ON HOMELAND SECURITY!

     Before I knew it, I had one hundred and one 11×17″ pencilled pages laying in front of me.  So I started lettering and inking and then I got a girlfriend and became side-tracked for several months.  But I raced got it done and printed in time for Fallcon 2003.  Looking back, I think it still stands pretty strong as a story considering my perpetual naivety on world affairs.  And the art was leaps and bounds of what I had done in the first IT’S WAR months earlier.  I blame STEVE STWALLEY for starting the INTERNATIONAL CARTOONIST CONSPIRACY.  It began right before I started penciling this and being around some many great other cartoonists forced me and taught me how to up my game.  And then years later BUD BURGY would tell me he really liked IT’S WAR 2 and wished I would do more with CONTINUITY GUY and MITCH and BROTHER 2-THE-NITE and… well, the rest is chrono chaos...

  But every story has a beginning, and I figured this one had plenty of exposition to get out of the way, and as fast as possible.  So settle in folks, there’s only 99 more pages to go after this…

   ***ADDITIONAL: The first couple of pages have that WORDWARRIORS.COM brand because in the spring of 2004 fledgling publisher Word Warriors Press discovered IT’S WAR 2 and liked it. A lot.  Not publish it a lot, but a lot enough that they offered me the chance of having it scanned and posted online for free so everyone everywhere could enjoy it and there was never a question it was my property blah blah blah, and in that pre-wordpress and wifi world I couldn’t say no.  Not with my technological ignorance at the time I couldn’t.  I don’t know what ever happened to Word Warriors Press, but the website is still there and IT’S WAR 2: THE WAR ON HOMELAND SECURITY is still proudly featured and I really, really appreciate that So if you want to read ahead, go there and read the whole story all in one easy dose.  But if you want to hear me wax nostalgic about life in the thick of the Bush Administration, then check back here every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for…a while…


I’m going on vacation…

    To Washington DC.  I’ll hopefully bear some creative fruit from that.  I already have a few ideas.  So in the meanwhile, why not check out what been going on over in CONTINUITY GUY: CHRONO CHOAS!  It’s written by me and being brought to life at a furious pace by BUD BURGY, and each paging is rocking harder than the last.  Stan Lee would endorse it for a modest fee.

   And while you’re at it, why not pick up an official Continuity Guy ‘CONTINUITY U’ hoodie.  They really, really exist.



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