Thursday, March 22, 2012

The History of Men Wearing Wigs

My latest comic sort of weirds me out a bit. Mainly because the entire premise is based on repetition of the f-bomb. But I agonized over the 2 word bubbles for like an hour the other day, trying to think about a way to make it just as funny without the f-bombs. I apologize for the offense, but it's the only way.

For those of you unfamiliar with history. Europeans and American guys used to wear wigs. Why? I don't know it's weird right. Apparently Louis the 14th of France was balding, so he forced all his courtesans to wear wigs. Then everybody who visited his court had to wear wigs. Then all of Europe was full of wig wearing dudes for like over a hundred years. Then all of a sudden around the 1780's, there was a tax on wig powder. So people were all, well....I really like wearing wigs and all, but whatever I don't want to pay more taxes. So now there's no more wigs.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Kindlin' Quarterly #6, Optical Sloth Reviews My New Book

One of the things that sets the Kindlin' Quarterly anthologies apart for me is the awesome covers by Editor and Comic Artist M. Young.

Kindlin' Quarterly is a quarterly anthology of various talented artists from across the U.S. It is full color, affordable (2.50) and you get a lot of bang for your buck with 45 pages of material. This issue features a wider range of people than ever before. The printing is beautiful, and it even features a bad ass adult coloring book in the middle.

I particularly enjoyed the work of Chad Woody and his "super classic" entitled "Injured Civil War Guys Eating Beans and Saying "You Son-of-a Bitch" comics. He claims on his blog it was a one of work of genius. His style reminds me alot of Micheal Kupperman of Snake and Bacon fame.

And here's a preview of the previously mentioned "Bad ass coloring book" image by Steph Neary

The Book also features a beautiful full color printing of my 4 pager "Young George Washington in....The Cherry Tree", as well as tons of others including but not limited to The All Knowing Hand, Anjali Alm-Basu, Edward Parker Bolman, Jett Bailes, Borpo Deets, Olivia Fought, Daniel McCloskey, Nate McDonough, Mike Madsen, Mr. Mutant, O'Ryan, and Lizzee Solomon.

Submissions are accepted before FEB 1, MAY 1, AUGUST 1, and NOV 1 to

But MOST IMPORTANTLY you can BUY the sucker on ETSY by either buying issues outright for $2.50. Or the better way, the CAPITALIST way, the AMERICAN WAY, by BUYING A SUBSCRIPTION for only 10 bucks!!

I was also really pleased to recently have my new book "The Mystery of the Light Shining Out of that Tower for Some Reason" reviewed at Optical Sloth. To clear a couple things up from the review. No, Bobby Mono is not my real name. I am indeed a human male human who draws crappy comics. Check out what Kevin Bramer had to say about it here.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


My new book "The Mystery of the Light Shining Out of That Tower For Some Reason" is now available for sale. It's a locally printed, 28 page full color mini- A collection of some of my favorite web comics I've done over the past 4 years, as well as some material I've submitted to anthologies in the recent past.

I just got back from the post office, parceling out some of the early orders and suffered a sticker shock a little bit. The lesson there I guess is....make sure you actually find out how much stuff costs to ship before you set pricing on the internet.

The book is available on 3 sites:, my bigcartel site, and my etsy site. Just a tip for you frugal shoppers out there. The best pricing for international buyers is on my website and the best price for US buyers is

I will also be at the STUMPTOWN COMIC FESTIVAL(APRIL 28, 29) in Portland Oregon this year sharing a table with Kelly Froh and Max Clotfelter. So if you're in the area you can pick up the new comic for a cheaper price.

So I was really drunk at this bar a few weeks back. And we were talking about instruments we used to play as kids. My waitress told me a tale about her friend using a clarinet to pick up guys. That comic gold was woven into this short Bobby Mono adventure.