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I’m proud to announce that Bad Machinery Book 2: the Case Of The Good Boy is now available through Oni Press!
I’ve done more than thirty new pages for this edition, plus bonus material from the top drawer. We’re all proud of this book and I hope you enjoy it.
If you’re outside the US/Canada, you can get it from your local comic shop - if they don’t have it, ask them to order it for you. Any bookshop will be able to order it for you - its ISBN is 9781620101148 - it’s not in normal bookshops until March 12th.
In the UK, I recommend the following stores:
Travelling Man (Leeds, Manchester), Page 45 (Nottingham), Gosh! Comics and Orbital (London), Dave’s Comics (Brighton).
Most importantly of all, tell your friends, and hopefully these collections will keep coming.
This run of Bobbins ends on Saturday. I couldn’t have imagined that something I re-started just because it made me laugh would have proved so popular. It’s really reminded me of the joy of daily cartooning and why I started all those years ago. I’ll be archiving all the pages from this run on the new Bobbins site, and I see no reason why we shouldn’t return to these characters another time. I’m sure I’ll do the odd strip from time to time prior to a longer run when the schedule allows/demands it.
That means Bad Machinery returns on Sunday with The Case Of The Modern Men. I’ll continue to run strips seven days a week, and see how that works out. I think you’ll like this story, it kind of gets back to what I’m about.
OH HEY ALSO Topatoco now have all the Giant Days books, loads of new combo packs, and new LOW LOW prices on the ever-dwindling pile of Scary Go Round collections. Are you thinking about sending me an email two years from now asking if I still have Scary Go Round collections? Avoid my future apology, create a parallel universe TODAY.
On Monday it was the second anniversary of my subscription drive. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has subscribed to Scary Go Round. Your donation, big or small, goes back into the comic. As a result of the donations last year, I was able to do many bonus or bigger comics (when I might otherwise have been doing freelance work) and produce all those double-sized pages for The Case Of The Forked Road. The money also went towards the printing costs for Giant Days 2 and 3.
The process hasn’t been flawless (Paypal likes to cancel about one in five subscriptions when they roll over, apparently for no reason) but it’s made a huge difference regardless.
Unfortunately, I can’t offer personalised copies of the Bad Machinery books through my store, but if you want a stick-in, personalised bookplate, you can get them now. Shipping is free in the UK, and costs no extra if you order them from outside the UK with any other item from my store.
I’ve had a number of very nice emails and Tumblr questions very recently about Giant Days, asking when there will be another story. I’d love to do more Giant Days, but I don’t have time to draw it. I have clear ideas about where to take the series but rather fear that it will never take wing while I’m holding the pen. Perhaps I can find a “hotte artist” (Whilce Portacio? Jae Lee? Barry Windsor-Smith?) and take it to Farrar, Straus and Giroux.