SCARY GO ROUND by John Allison
The Case Of The Missing Piece
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February 6, 2016 :: More from BOBBINS.HORSE, my new back-up feature. Learn much more about this new old new comic at the official website, bobbins.horse! Back next Friday!
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Wed, 03 Feb 2016 20:03:05
BAD MACHINERY BOOK SALE!
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For one week only, Bad Machinery books are half price at Topatoco! That includes combo packs and hardcovers!  SO GET WHILE THE GETTING IS GOOD, MY FINE FRIEND!  

Below is a list of people you could purchase a Bad Machinery book for:

1. Yourself
2. A friend or relative, as a gift
3. A person you wish to impress
4. A member of local government, as a bribe
5. Potential future special someone
6. Already-established special someone
7. Former special someone who you wish to re-engage
8. A lonely lighthouse keeper
9. An enemy who you wish to turn into a friend
10. Dr. Ronald McDonald
11. A youth
12. A senior
13. A super-senior
14. A ghost
15. Anyone who loves mystery
16. Your local library, to be given as a donation
17. No-one. Simply bury it in the yard. It is biodegradable
18. A beloved pet (literate)
19. Your doppelganger
20. Your n’oppleganger



Wed, 03 Feb 2016 08:51:03
Giant Days 11 is out today!

Giant Days 11 is out today! I think this might be one of the best things I have ever written, it’s about the NIGHT WORLD. I wrote it after I did the LICAF 24-Hour Comics event, which took me to some pretty interesting mental places.

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It’s available at your local comic shop, and from Comixology (new issues go up on the afternoon of release day, so it might not be there yet). The first four issues are available in a low-price collected edition now!

[If you’ve missed an issue of Giant Days, I still have a few back issues left in my store.]

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Art by MAX SARIN and WHITNEY COGAR, cover by LISSA TREIMAN, letters by JIM CAMPBELL!


Fri, 08 Jan 2016 11:06:55
GIANT DAYS 10 // NEW BACKUP FEATURE // UPCOMING

Giant Days 10 is out now in comic shops and via Comixology! The current issue features classic Scary Go Round character Big Lindsay, who appears as long ago as 2004. Enjoy Esther’s early, primitive form in this comic

And I have a new backup feature for 2016, which I hope will run all year, BOBBINS.HORSE! It has its own website, and will run once, twice, or more times a week, schedule allowing. There’s more about the project here. There’s a lot of continuity (and weird contradictions) here for longtime fans to enjoy, but as always, it’s written to be enjoyed in isolation too.

There are six weeks left of the current Bad Machinery case, after which it will enter a dormant period that may last a while. From late February, expect a month of MORDAWWA followed a little later by a new Charlotte Grote adventure, BABYSITTER OF THE YEAR. 

I’m very excited about comics in 2016, and feel lucky to be able to make these things for you on a daily basis. I hope you enjoy what’s coming up.


Sun, 03 Jan 2016 10:09:52
2015 albums of the year top 40

1 PREDATORY HEADLIGHTS - Tenement
2 SIMPLE SONGS - Jim O'Rourke
3 MELBOURNE, FLORIDA - Dick Diver
4 SAUNA - Mount Eerie
5 FOREMOST AND FAIR - Home Blitz
6 CARRIE AND LOWELL - Sufjan Stevens
7 MULTI-LOVE - Unknown Mortal Orchestra
8 DIVERS - Joanna Newsom
9 SILVER BULLETS - The Chills
10 HAVE YOU IN MY WILDERNESS - Julia Holter

11 SOMETIMES I SIT AND THINK AND SOMETIMES I JUST SIT - Courtney Barnett
12 SOUTHLAND MISSION - Phil Cook
13 GREEN LANES - Ultimate Painting
14 METALMANIA - Salad Boys
15 FADING FRONTIER - Deerhunter
16 MORE FAITHFUL - No Joy
17 APOCALYPSE GIRL - Jenny Hval
18 EPIC - Kamasi Washington
19 EMOTION - Carly Rae Jepsen
20 SLURRUP - Liam Hayes

21 I WASN’T BORN TO LOSE YOU - Swervedriver
22 O SHUDDER - Dutch Uncles
23 TEASPOON TO THE OCEAN - Jib Kidder
24 RIPE - Slug
25 VIET CONG - Viet Cong
26 STAR WARS - Wilco
27 A SCENE BETWEEN - Go! Team
28 RUNDDANS - Todd Rundgren/Emil Nikolaisen/Hans-Peter Lindstrøm
29 NASHVILLE OBSOLETE - David Rawlings Machine
30 MCIII - Mikal Cronin

31 FRESH BLOOD - Matthew E. White
32 NO CITIES TO LOVE - Sleater-Kinney
33 BAD LOVE - Summer Camp
34 CONSTANT BOP - Bop English
35 RANGE ANXIETY - The Twerps
36 MANHATTAN - Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts
37 PAGEANT MATERIAL - Kacey Musgraves
38 FEELS LIKE - Bully
39 WHAT A BEAUTIFUL WORLD, WHAT A TERRIBLE WORLD - The Decemberists
40 HOW TO DIE IN THE NORTH - BC Camplight


Mon, 07 Dec 2015 15:32:54
Christmas ordering

If you want to get Scary Go Round items from Topatoco in time for Christmas, you’re running out of time! Firstly, I have some HOT NEW ITEMS at Topatoco (plus a heap of books, shirts, mugs, aprons, totes and more).

DESMOND FISHMAN & SHELLEY WINTERS PHONE CASES

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MISANDRY IS THE NEW WITCHCRAFT tee

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SQUAD GOALS tee

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Here are your holiday deadlines from Topatoco - act now!

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SGR t-shirts

UPCOMING APPEARANCES

February 20-21st 2016 - London Super Comic Con, Excel Centre, London, UK

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OLD COMICS I MADE:
Scary Go Round (2002-2009)
Bobbins (1998-2002)

OTHER COMIC PROJECTS:
SGR Side Projects (2010-)
New Bobbins (2013-)