Monday, April 27, 2009

New Theme For Monster By Mail! SUPERVILLIANS!

Ah yes, It's been two years since I first decided to open Monster By Mail and start selling my artwork. And it's also been a while since I've done a full-fledged theme. But all that will change when I start "The Summer Of the SuperVillain!" That's right. Simply name your Supervillain and I'll draw them. It's as easy as that. I'm looking forward to what kind of Villains will come out of this project. And please be creative with your names. It's your creativity that helps drive the art. So go ahead and start ordering your own Supervillain today!

Caption This: 4-27-09

Book Recommendations from Us

I've been meaning to post this for a while, but it seems like real life is catching up with us and the thought of posting a real blog post seems both futile and tiring. Like many other bloggers/podcasters I've taken to the Twitter to get my messages across, leaving little time to actually write up a thoughtful post.

That being said, I am severely behind in my posting and hope to change that in the near future.

First off, you may remember our friend Bill Maynard from show #118 where he discussed his upcoming book "The Terror Of Fu Manchu". Well, you will be glad to know that Bill has published his book and it is now available for your reading consumption. You can purchase it here. I saw Bill on Friday and he was very excited about finally getting the book done and up for sale, so please support him if you can.

Secondly, my friend and fellow hobo artists have been busy as well. M.R. Peterson AKA Halcyconsnow has written a book called Dedicat Ed, which is about a foul-mouth midget who aspires to be a basketball player. Yes, you read that right. His book is available in a Kindle-friendly edition here. Mike says about his book:
"I don't know if you read on the toilet or on the bus, or while you excrete while on the bus, but it's perfect for that.The book part of it is only 95 pages or so. Read aloud, the full version took about 150 minutes."
High praise, indeed.

Also, friend of the show, Adam "Apelad" Koford has published a compendium of his Laugh Out Loud Cat cartoons and is selling them online at Amazon as well. The newer book contains a foreword by Hobo High Priest, John Hodgman and is definitely worth your time and effort.

So there you have it. Some book recos from us to you. Please buy as many as you can and make my friends happy.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Jawbone #242: You Catch The Man!

A show title based on Front 242. Selling our home. An audio tour idea from the chatroom. Lots of fun. Thanks for joining us. Enjoy the show and please subscribe!

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Friday, April 10, 2009

Crazy Cyberstalker Interviewed By Media

Ann Bruno was accused of cyberstalking a competitor by police. When the local news media goes to interview her, she goes bonkers, donning an Easter Bunny head and a monster mask. Check it out.

Working At Google = XBOX FAIL

This is from my nephew, Mark. He was "googling" as all the kids do these days and came across an article about why it's SO COOL to work at Google. Well, scroll down the photolog around 26 pics in and see that working at Google apparently makes you JAM OUT to the XBOX dashboard like never before! Thanks for the find, Mark!

Hurry and look before the Cylons, er- Google Bots - replace it with employees using a Gran Turismo steering wheel to operate the microwaves.

Monday, April 06, 2009

Caption This: 4-6-09

Thanks to Greg Epps for this week's installment.

Friday, April 03, 2009

Art Reflected Back

Every once in a while, I'll get an e-mail so cool, so amazing, that it leaves me a little off-balance due to its sheer awesomeness. Today, I got one of those e-mails.

Seth is a guy who is a fan of my monsters. Apparently, he's been watching the videos with his kids and checking the site to see if I've done anything new. Well, his kids were so in love with the videos of my art, that he decided to take a stab at drawing homages of my art not only to do something creative, but also to impress his kids. Coulton had always talked about the odd feeling of seeing something you have created reflected back in someone else's creativity. This is the first time that my art has been reflected back at me like this and I was a little taken aback. You can see my original art and his takes on my art below. There is something very Warholesque about this process and truly I am humbled and amazed that anyone would take the time to redraw something that I have created in their own way.

Anyway, just wanted to share this pretty awesome moment with you all.

Honk for Help

Thanks to DJHojo for this.