More exciting than the new phone books!

It’s here! Ethnic Albanians Need Not Apply, the first CheapCaffeine print collection, is available for purchase from Amazon.com!

But wait — there’s more! I’ve also created a “Special Sketch Edition,” which I’ll be selling personally at various venues in the future (the soonest being Westercon 67, coming up over the Independence Day weekend).  Buy the book from me, and for no extra cost I’ll sketch whatever you want in the space provided for just that function in the sketch edition. Personalized like a boss! (Do the kids still say that?)

Cover Reveal: Ethnic Albanians Need Not Apply

Here’s the cover for the upcoming first print volume of CheapCaffeine comics:

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Expect it to be available in a week or so, unless I have problems with the CreateSpace proof copy.

In addition, there will be a special “sketch” edition, only available (for the foreseeable future) at conventions and other venues where I am in attendance. The first page will have space for a made-to-request sketch by yours truly (largely to prove that yes, I can draw).

Back Cover Copy

I’m getting ready to publish Ethnic Albanians Need Not Apply, the first CheapCaffeine collection. How does this strike you as back cover copy?

INNOCENT ILLUSTRATIONS, RECONTEXTUALIZED AGAINST THEIR WILL!

Plumbing the depths of forgotten illustrations as grist for the mill, the cult webcomic CheapCaffeine is here presented in its first print collection. These first 300 cartoons introduce running gags and recurring characters—the Martian, the Egyptian embalmers, and of course the irrepressible Grievance Gorilla—in a daily dose of surreal, postmodern wit. And now, in semi-permanent dead tree format, accompanied by behind-the-scenes factoids and a smattering of bonus content!!1!, these moments of ephemeral non-sequitur humor can be gifted to luddite relatives, ensconced on the back of the toilet, or placed in studied casualness on a coffee table to impress attractive houseguests!

REMASTERED! REFURBISHED! REUPHOLSTERED!

And today’s “no new comic” excuse is…

…that the fan on my laptop, which has been laboring and grinding for a week, finally gave out so I can’t run said laptop without said laptop overheating.

I’ve already ordered the replacement, so as soon as it comes and I replace the fauly fan by TAKING EVERY FRICKIN’ THING OUT OF THE CASE (thank you, Compaq Presario, for having the fan be the absolute first thing you install in a new unit), we’ll be back to webcomicky goodness.