For the Holiday Funbook in this year's San Francisco Chronicle, we made an enjoyable little maze. Find your way through it as you help Santa deliver presents to all the good kids while the bad kids sit around and realize how much they screwed up because Santa didn't bring them anything.
What if you didn't have to be you anymore? What if you could be someone else? Someone people actually liked? It's not an impossible goal. Not with this completely free and mildly-convincing Santa Claus mask. Put it on and watch your problems disappear just as fast as you do. Start the new year with a new life. Don't want to be Santa Claus? Okay, fine. Just be an old guy who looks like Santa.
Holiday cards! Buy them! Write on them! Mail them! Try not to feel sad when the only person who sends you one in return is your dentist!
What do you get if you mix together technology, comics, and food? You could get a Stan Lee robot powered by hot dogs. Or, more likely, you would get this three-page comic we made for McSweeney's, available exclusively on the McSweeney's app. Written by Tienlon Ho, it chronicles several food-related tragedies throughout American history, from cannibalism to a poor little whale who got eaten and then took out his revenge on humans.
The first Truth Serum graphic novel is back in print (now its third) and with a brand new cover! And part of the inside is new, too. This should appeal to the obsessive compulsive, or anyone with an interest in unintentionally homoerotic depictions of wrestling. Or, anyone who doesn't have this book. Like you. (Disclaimer: If you already have a copy, the "you" in question is the guy standing behind you reading this.)
We've been working with the very talented and definitely-not-a-guy-who-cries-himself-to-sleep, Dave Johnson on writing some cartoon shorts for MTV. Here's a sneak peek at what Dave's been drawing.
His name is Eyevis and he's a pretty nice kid.
Our weekly Truth Serum comic (which turns four years old today!), has been collected and translated into a 48-page, hardcover, French edition with a lovely dust jacket to help keep off all that dust that's always getting everywhere. French publisher Cambourakis (who has also published the works of Ivan Brunetti, Lilli Carré, and Michel Gondry) did a wonderful job.
If English is more your speed, there's always the original version.
The winner of our Tenth Anniversary Truth Serum Prizebag is Canadian comics enthusiast Devin (which must be Canadian for Kevin) Hyde. Devin's real-life recreation of a scene from the very first Truth Serum advertisement stood out above all the other entries. We are equal parts amazed and disturbed that he had kept a copy of this advertisement for over a decade. Devin, expect your Prizebag (or "Giftpouch," as they are known in Canada) to arrive in the mail soon.
Why is this chef so upset? Is it because his mom died? Nope – she won't quit no matter how many spills she takes. Maybe it's because no one showed up to the grand opening of his new restuarant. Nah – that's exactly what he expected. If you really want to know why he's so sad, pick up a copy of Lucky Peach #3, on stands right now.
Happy President's Day!
Do you like hands? Do you like seeing hands touching things? If you answered yes to either of these questions, get ready to like this video. It's an advance copy of the hardcover French edition of Truth Serum Conversations, published by Cambrouakis.
Ten years ago this month, the first issue of Truth Serum was published. It looked like this:
If you'd like to celebrate the ten-year anniversary and don't have any friends or party hats, here are some exciting celebratory-like things you can look at on your computer screen:
CAPTAIN FORCE TURNS TEN: See Captain Force turn ten in this brand new comic!
TEN ARTISTS DRAW TEN TRUTH SERUM CHARACTERS: Exactly what it sounds like!
A CONTEST: Win a prizebag full of prizes!
SOMETHING ELSE: What could it be?