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F Minus is the daily comic strip by Tony Carrillo
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Dec 29, 2009

Our song

This might be the weirdest looking guy I've ever drawn. I'm not sure if I'll ever do a jug-player comic again, but if I do, you can bet this guy will make an appearance.

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Dec 10, 2009

Don't eat red snow

You may have seen the color version of today's comic. Here is the original:
Please disregard the color version.

Although I liked the explanation from one commenter: "The bazooka IS made with snow---stained red by the blood of that dude's enemies."

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Dec 4, 2009

F Minus Hate Mail Menu

For your convenience, I have compiled a list of links to my F Minus hate mail blogs. I will add to this list as the hate rolls in. Enjoy!


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Bare bear man.

I did a lot of life drawing in college. This means a group of twenty or so students would sit in a circle around a naked person and draw them for a few hours. Often, the same model would come in for every class, and we would do many drawings every session. I would end up with over a hundred drawings of the same person. Needless to say, this became tedious.
Once I had finished drawing the model, I would add various elements to the background of the drawing for my own amusement. A busy highway, a sewer system, or in this case, a bear:
Fast forward several years to today. I was browsing the internet and stumbled upon this photo:
The similarities are remarkable. Sure the man has gone gray, and managed to wrangle himself some pants, but it's clearly the same couple. They don't seem to be getting along like the used to, unfortunately.

If you haven't used Stumbleupon.com, I highly recommend it. It's the most efficient way to waste time on the internet.

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Nov 28, 2009

Complete your shopping in 5 minutes.

I'm about to save you countless hours of frustration. F Minus books are your one-stop shop for taking care of everyone on your gift list; naughty or nice! How about that hard-to-buy-for uncle? New baby? Old grandpa? It doesn't matter, the F Minus books have you covered. How about something for the boss? Circle the comic that reminds you of him/her before you wrap it.
It's also the perfect white elephant gift. In fact, you should probably buy an extra one just in case. You never know when your neighbor/babysitter/mailman/mistress is going to unexpectedly buy you something. Be prepared!
Get the latest book or the first book at a bookstore near you or at Amazon.com.

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Nov 9, 2009

Halloween

This year I was the skeleton king for Halloween. No, it's not a character from something, I just made it up. Some little trick-or-treater came up to me and said, "Hello, Skeleton King!" as if we were old friends. That's what I like about kids. They don't sit there trying to figure out what movie you are from. They just see a skeleton king and accept it.
I was happy with my Jack-o-lantern this year but I forgot to take a picture before it got kind of squishy. This was my favorite decoration this year:
And here is a photo I took today:It's the only Halloween decoration still out, and I'm starting to think it might be a year-rounder.

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Oct 25, 2009

Hate Mail! Citation Needed

The following is a real email discussion between myself and a reader about the above comic. His words in red, mine in blue. His references are included and name has been omitted. Hint: To increase enjoyment, read in the voice of Kelsey Grammer:

Mr. Carillo,
I enjoy the comics as a diversion and from time to time read F Minus. Occasionally, I even enjoy it. Among those I did not enjoy was your October 20, 2009, Ultimate Frisbee attempt. Where, Mr. Carillo, is the value (entertainment, social or otherwise) in a "comic" (implying levity, comedy, etc.) strip such as that? Given the number of gun-related deaths (almost 30,000 in 2004) and injuries (almost 65,000 in
2004) and the many shootings of horrendous proportion done by children, including Paducah, KY, Springfield OR and Littleton, CO, what possible benefit could there be drawing and distributing by syndication a comic that intertwines Frisbees and guns, while expressly promoting the idea that the nexus not only is logical, but that the progression from family fun to violence is all but unavoidable?
Don't get me wrong, I'm not anti-humor, not even a little, but in your comic, there was none. Too many people die or are injured by firearms - why promote children's games and guns as comedy? You delude only yourself if you believe that children do not read the comics, even if they are not your intended target audience. Will it be funny to you if you read on page one of a newspaper or read on your favorite news web site that children somewhere saw your Ultimate Frisbee idea and determined that it must be good fun since it was in the comics, until one of them died? Will it be funny then? You pushed the idea out - you can't simply declare that it was intended to be funny and so what if kids didn't understand; can you? I'm sorry, sir, and I mean no personal disrespect to you, but shouldn't common sense play a role in your decision making to use the public forum provided to you to entertain for that reason, rather than to join guns and fun Frisbee games? Data source: NY Times with confirming data for 2000 available at the Centers for Disease Control and othe r reliable sources.
I welcome your response, though I fully expect to receive no reply. Good day to you, and if nothing else, please think about it before you share a similarly "clever" idea that has made its way from your mind to your pen.
(Name Omitted)

Dear Sir,
After my assistant described your letter, I felt compelled to pen this reply. (Dictated but not read) As to the comic of October 20th, wherein a group of young men are involved in a "game" of Frisbee and unloading personal firearms at the airborne disc, I am appalled at the position you claim I have taken on this delicate matter; the suggestion that I would take a negligent, jovial attitude towards such a potentially dangerous action was enough to disquiet my morning breakfast of oats and meal to the point of near-unenjoyment.
I shall state it blankly, sir. You are wrong! This comic was not, as you say, "implying levity", but rather creating awareness of this dangerous activity. It has long been my opinion that our society under-appreciates the dangers of the Frisbee.
This is not the first time I have used this public platform to call attention to this issue. November 1st, 2007 was a tribute to Ultimate Frisbee enthusiast Dave Thurston, depicting him leaping from a cliff in pursuit of a Frisbee.
Of course, only personal responsibility can solve this problem. Did you know that most Frisbee accidents happen in the home? Often because a Frisbee was carelessly left about, instead of securely locked away in a Frisbee safe. This idea that owning a Frisbee makes you more safe is preposterous as well. Movies today glamorize the Frisbee with the cliche of the Frisbee-toting hero, saving the day or defending the helpless. In truth, Frisbee owners are far more likely to injure a loved one than stop a home intruder.
I hope you now see that we are on the same team in this fight, as we spread the word about Frisbee violence. You, with your letters, and I with my comic. Together we are stronger than any Frisbee.
Good day to you,
-Tony Carrillo

Good day, Tony,
Thank you for the courtesy of your response including what I am assuming (and hope to be) the new introduction of humor on your side of the fence. However, I remain unpersuaded by the "merits" of your substantive response, for what,I believe to be good reasons, and despite any unintended but consequent disquietment to your eating pattern, or any attendant indigestion that may have resulted. That you are appalled is good; we start by sharing common ground. First, so we're all seeing the same thing at the same time:
The comic shows five people, apparently representing either the complete contingent of Frisbee players assembled or part of a larger, but undisplayed, group of (all) men engaged in a common activity. Two appear to be standing still; one is drawn as running; and two are armed with handguns. Once is in a practiced, crouched ready to shoot position, and the other has discharged his weapon using a side held, "gansta" position. [1] story line reads: "Then, as it often did, Ultimate Frisbee gave way to Extreme Frisbee." Your comic strip above bears out that my description is accurate.
[1] To bust a cap in da ass ... requires more than just unloading a cartridge full of ammunition into the person who has got your goat. If movies have taught us anything about street executions, it's that swagger, poise and a bravado that screams 'I've no concern for innocent onlookers' are all important traits to be considered when blasting some sucker into oblivion. [¶] The most curious of these style points,
however, is the gun-tipped-sideways. The tipped pistol tells your foes that you not only intend to maim and/or kill them but that you intend to do it with pizzazz. The Sydney Morning Herald, on line, August 22, 2006;
Your story line is simple: Ultimate Frisbee "often" devolves from a game [2] into an invention of your mind described as "Extreme Frisbee" in which the players no longer interact by exchanging the Frisbee with the flip of a wrist, instead, discharge weapons at it, with no purpose explained or implied. Your position is advanced by the suggestion and what I consider to be an unfortunate, feeble and ineffective attempt to shift the focus of attention to what you consider to be dangers inherent in the game of Frisbee based solely on your reference to on equally unfunny and joyless creation of your mind that purports (again as comic entertainment) to show a man apparently about to fall to his death chasing a Frisbee as three helpless teammates watch in horror. [3] So an accidental death chasing a Frisbee over a cliff (even if depicting an unfortunate real life event, which appears not to be the case), somehow justifies your expansion of an accidental (and, from what I can tell, fictional) death of a cartoon player engaged in a game of Ultimate Frisbee into an unsupported conclusion that such sporting activity "often" leads to intentional, planned acts of violence. Excuse me, sir, but if you are taking medications, have you checked the dosages?
[2] Ultimate Frisbee is "a combination of basketball and American football. The game is played on a regulation-size football field, with two end zones. Each team can have seven players. Players can't run with the disc in hand; they can only pivot or pass as they work the Frisbee down the field to the opposing team's end zone . A play doesn't stop until the Frisbee is intercepted or hits the ground, or until a point is scored. The game plays until one team reaches 15 points." Quote from a Ph.D in biochemistry in an on-line Wall Street Journal article dated September 28, 2009.
[3] November 1, 2007 F-Minus comic strip;
Before returning to the main thrust of your rebuttal, allow me to correct your misunderstanding: the implication of levity to which I referred was based one the placement of your work on the comic pages of the newspaper in which I read your strip. Comedy, comic and similar words have a similar Latin root, in various forms. According to Merriam Webster on line, the Latin derivation of "comic" is comicus. Thus, it is the identification of your work as "comic" that implies it will include levity, certainly not the substance of your work, which to me is devoid of humor, no matter how many times I try to reconcile its message with its placement on the "comics" page.
I will assume that these two paragraphs you have written are the second and third installments of humor in your response, following up your breakfast-interruptus mention:
"Of course, only personal responsibility...(see above)...stronger than any Frisbee."
If not, I am afraid that we are approaching the outer fringes of the reality I know and I must turn back, allowing you as the intrepid comic to continue the journey without me.
Alternatively, I am willing and would appreciate continuing this discussion further in order to gain a full (or at least incomplete, partial) understanding of the connection between your creation of "Extreme Frisbee," a derivative "sport" where armed team members "often" use competing bullets to destroy the equipment necessary for play and a team Frisbee toss game. I still don't get it, Tony.
(Name Omitted)

Good day, (Name Omitted).
Thank you for your swift and extensively researched response. I am, however, saddened by the content. I had hoped our union may lead to greater things (A nationwide ban on all Frisbee-based sport? Dare I dream it?). It seems you do not take this issue as seriously as I do. And do I detect a hint of mockery in your reply? For the sake of civility, I will ignore it, lest this discussion devolve into a volley of insults and "poop-speak".
A note of thanks for including a copy of my comic in your response. I have never actually seen my own comic before, as the artwork is produced by a company in Korea. I find myself displeased with the style, and will see to it those responsible receive an appropriate punishment. But I digress.
"I don't get it" you say. Too often those undecided on the Frisbee issue hide behind this statement. What's not to get? The fact that if you reduce the Frisbees in circulation, then they will be less likely to find their way into the hands of our nation's youngsters-- and therefore less likely to end up in the situation my comic depicts? Or that if it weren't for the Frisbee, David Thurston, a misguided young man in the prime of his life might still be with us? I am confused by your confusion.
Nevertheless, this remains our America. I can not, and would not force you share my views. I can only bring your attention to this issue, and let your conscience be your guide. But ask yourself this; On New Year's eve, when some irresponsible person carelessly tosses a Frisbee into the air in celebration, will it be you that stands beneath it?
It's time to get it. Frisbees hurt.
Good day,
-Tony Carrillo

Good evening, Tony. I now understand that you (perhaps uniquely) envision yourself to be quite the comedian. I also understand that no matter how complete or compelling my responses might be to those with open minds, because you lack one (not a mind, just an open one), you will reply with your unusual brand of humor, as you have done twice already, and simply continue to cover your eyes and declare that if you can't see us, we must not be able to see you. As a parent, I can assure you that none of our children (or any of our many friends' children) was fooled by that game after birthday #1. It makes me wonder whether some of the youngest ones might be in a position to bring you up to speed on that issue. If so, let me know and I'll send course materials to you. (Don't worry, they are very simple.) Your decision to ignore the fact that I take this seriously is unfortunate, but apparently irremediable. Perhaps your syndicator will agree with you; perhaps with me; perhaps with neither. I suspect the fine folks who make Frisbees, a staple of uninjured people everywhere, likely have their opinions, as well. Either way, I can't imagine that many more of your cartoons (self-graded appropriately - I give you credit for that) will burden our pages before replaced by something more interesting, such as additional room for existing comics. What's really too bad is that I do get it and you don't (more likely won't, because an absence of sufficiently engaged gray matter does not appear to be a limitation for you). Smarts, however does not supplant a social conscience gone missing without a trace. To you, an accidental death over a cliff and the violent destruction of toys with weapons are (at least for now), a paycheck, even if one necessarily split with your overseers in Korea. To others (that would include me), they are an outrage. As you point out, the free expression of ideas is important, as is the choice of every reader to ignore insulting fiction. Children do and will play with Frisbees, which is a good thing. If only children never played with guns. Your suggestion that team Frisbee "often" leads to the marriage of the two (Frisbees and guns) is a nightmare every parent (other than you, if you are one; oh, my) fears. Thanks (in the most cynical and disapproving voice that e-mail permits) for giving ideas to young people with insufficiently developed cognitive abilities to separate the imaginary from the actuated imagined. I hope never to hear of a Frisbee related shooting death: until October 20, 2009, when you introduced the idea in your syndicated comic strip, I doubt that anyone but you ever even considered the possibility. In conclusion, Tony, thank you again for your non-replies and your utter lack of interest in serious adult discourse. Cheers.
(Name Omitted)


... and my final rebuttal:

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Oct 13, 2009

It's that time again!

Tea-Time! Back in August I told you that someone actually got my Tea-Time Clown tattoo. Apparently, it's taking Vancouver by storm, because the clown has struck again! This time in the form of a Clown Teapot.This is a legitimate trend now. Tea-Time Clown is going to become an industry standard like the anchor or the mom-heart or the butterfly. It's only a matter of time until I see that clown peeking out of the back of some college girl's jeans.

Big thanks to tattooer Cohen Floch. Check out his work at www.cohenfloch.com

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Oct 6, 2009

Attention El Paso!

Calling all El Pasoans. El Pasos... Pasoites? The El Paso Times is now running a survey to choose their next comic. And guess who is in the running? Go VOTE!

As a side note, I ate some of the best Mexican food I've ever had in El Paso, at a place called Kiki’s.

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Sep 16, 2009

Comment of the day

I spotted this story posted on the NPR Facebook page:Pretty cool story. Then I noticed this comment:
Ahmed is right. Are we going to start making monkey glasses next? What if a monkey is swinging through the trees and his glasses fall off mid-swing? Do you want the fate of that monkey on your conscience, scientists? Why don't we just stop trying to cure monkey vision issues altogether? We have enough of our own problems to worry about.

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Helpful Hate Mail

Two experts and I discuss some very special hate mail. Warning: may not be suitable for anyone.

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Sep 6, 2009

Comics.com?

Nope, I don't know why comics.com has been down. I didn't realize it at first because I get a newspaper. It reminded me of this Doozies comic that came out a few days ago:
See kids? This is why it's always good to have the stairs, just in case.

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Sep 4, 2009

Living Dangerously

I know I haven't blogged for a while, but I promise I'll get back on the trolley. In the meantime:

video

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Aug 19, 2009

Tom takes a stand

Another important lesson from cartoonist Tom Gammill.

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Aug 14, 2009

Children? Not a fan.

With all the angry emails I get about just about every topic, you'd think a comic showing children in danger would generate an angry response. However, comics like the one above have always received the opposite reaction. This just reinforces my theory; People don't like children!
There have been a few exceptions. For instance, the mower incident from back in June. But I feel like he was more unhappy about the improper use of a lawn mower than the safety of the children.
The only other occasion I can think of was in response to this comic from way back in 2006:

This was the letter I got:

"I feel compelled to comment on today's (Sunday, November 5, 2006) strip. Normally I enjoy the humor, but today's was in poor taste. Anything having to do with children playing with, or being put in plastic bags - or laminated in plastic - should not be joked about.
That said, keep up the good work with a great, witty comic strip."

I don't know how to feel about complimentary hate mail... it gives me confused feelings.
Nevertheless, I can't completely ban a topic from my cartoon because of angry emails. If I did there would be nothing to cartoon about. People can get upset about anything.

Hey... are those the same kids in both comics? Weird.

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Aug 10, 2009

Since you asked...

The Denver Post just posted a survey. They want to know what their readers think of their current comic lineup. F Minus is in their current lineup.

Of course, only Denver Post readers should vote...

Here is the survey, if you're curious.

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Aug 5, 2009

Hot mug of Pearls

If you look closely at today's Pearls Before Swine comic, you'll notice a shout out to F Minus from my friend Stephan Pastis. I got to meet Stephan at the Reuben awards (the Oscars of cartooning) in Orlando. I think we ended up hanging out with each other because we are both under 100 years old. (Haha, just a little joke, other cartoonists.)
We are pictured here with our book editor, Erin. Behind us in the crowd you can spot the sprightly Mort Walker (Beetle Bailey) and Bill Keane (Family Circus). This was right before Stephan and I challenged them to a vigorous game of beach volleyball.
You might have noticed some of Stephan's characters in one of my comics from a while back:
Stephan has a blog too.

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Aug 4, 2009

Tea-Time Clown Tattoo

This might be the greatest thing I have ever seen.
In March of 2008 I published a comic featuring a guy named Mikey (based on my tattooed brother) regretting his tattoo choice: Tea-Time Clown.
Today I received a message from the owner of a tattoo shop in Vancouver, Canada. He told me that the cartoon was popular with his customers, and also with his tattoo artist friend.
In fact, he liked it so much, he created a tattoo flash with some alternate Tea-Time Clown tattoo designs.
His designs include a Tea-Time Clown in a race car, a Tea-Time Clown as royalty, a sad Tea-Time Clown with a broken teacup, and of course a standard Tea-Time Clown, as seen in my comic.

This was enough to make my day, but then it got better... I present to you, an actual Tea-Time Clown Tattoo!
The owner of this awesome Tea-Time Clown tattoo now has the perfect answer when someone asks the question "Have you ever done anything you really regret?"

I couldn't be more proud.


Tattoo by:
Cohen Floch -Tattoo Union, Vancouver B.C.

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Jul 28, 2009

The Face of Hate

I've been getting an unusual amount of hate mail lately. I consider that a good sign for the most part, but I still have to wonder, who are these people? What do they look like? Who has the time to seek out the email address of a cartoonist, just to harangue him? One person in particular has sent me a few emails expressing how much he despises F Minus.

"You aren't funny...at all."
"All of the other comic strips are hilarious, then yours just wrecks it. Completely."
"I feel like closing the paper after reading your pathetic excuse of a comic."
"YOU MAKE ME WANT TO STOP READING THE COMICS ALTOGETHER"

His extraordinary anger over my little comic strip intrigued me. I decided to to a quick search for his email address and I discovered his Facebook profile.
Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you... The Face of Hate.
Through his profile I learned that he has managed to wrangle himself seventeen online "friends" despite his abrasive disposition.
But I shouldn't be too hard on him. He clearly leads a difficult life, apparently in the frozen tundra, where he was forced to kill a large rodent and fashion the pelt into a crude hat for warmth.
I don't think I will continue to seek out these hate-mail writers after this experience. My dreams are already haunted by those vacant eyes and pointed snout. I've learned my lesson.


UPDATE: It turns out one of the "17 friends" is the cousin of a friend of mine, and had this to say about the hater:

"I barely know the kid. He was in my speech class and hung around the emo/goth/kids-who-wear-black group. All of his speeches were on random, less-important wars or something... like Franco-Prussian or ones that you don't normally hear about. He was also very nervous up there. I read the blog... am I really only one of his 17 friends?"

Sounds like he's down to sixteen, I'm afraid.

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Jul 18, 2009

Nudity!

I've been getting a lot of requests for a T-Shirt with the slogan from this comic, and I wanted to let you all know that I'm in the process of making one available now. I'm also going to try to overhaul the outdated F Minus store. More on this as events unfold.

Let me know if there are any other F Minus comics you think would make a good shirt.

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Jul 10, 2009

1500!!!...or so.

Comic counting is not an exact science, but today's comic might be the 1500th published F Minus comic. However, if you include comics from the college years and comics that weren't published nationally it's closer to 1800... whatever. My birthday isn't for five more months, so let's celebrate.

Thanks to Theo for the heads up.

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Jun 20, 2009

Book signing photos

Here are some photos from the book signing last night. Thanks to Barnes and Noble and to everyone that showed up!









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Jun 19, 2009

Reminder

Hey all, just a reminder to come see me tonight at the Barnes and Noble at Tempe marketplace for the book signing. They will also have some copies of the first book available. If you get a book for your dad for Father's day, I will draw a portrait of him in it based on your description alone. Don't worry, I'm trained in composite police sketch art.

Just to let you know, I am on Twitter, at twitter.com/tonycarrillo
Somebody is posting links to the daily F Minus comics at twitter.com/fminus, but it's not me. I don't mind unless my lawyer says I should.

See you soon.

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Jun 11, 2009

In 1492 Columbus sailed the... uh, in 1417...

To clear up some confusion, yes, that is the ocean behind the vikings. The F Minus world seems to have some ocean/land issues. Kooky!
Here's a corrected version:
And yes, that is a painting in today's (Jun 11) comic. A black and white one, apparently. Kooky!

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Jun 10, 2009

Hate Mail! Oh mow you didn't...

The following hate mail and my response refers to this comic:
"Your strip for June 2nd:
Showing a father pushing a kid around on a power mower, and making a big joke out of it, is completely uncalled for. If you are a father, do you do that with your own children? I've never seen it done with a push mower, but I do see it once in a while on a riding mower. Do you realize exactly how stupid that is? If the kid falls off and loses a hand or foot will you make a comic strip out of that?"

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"Dear (***),
Thanks for sharing your great comic idea! It's very funny. However, I don't use outside ideas in my comic strip. Many syndicated cartoonists buy comic ideas, so you might want to keep shopping it around.
To answer your question, no, I don't have any children. But if I ever do, I will definitely take your suggestion and let them ride the mower. That sounds super fun!
Good luck with your comic writing career!"
-Tony Carrillo

Edit- He wrote back!

"you are an idiot"

Checkmate, sir. Check-mate.

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Barnes and Noble

Did you miss the last book signing? You know who you are.
You're in luck! I will be at the Barnes and Noble at Tempe Marketplace on Friday, June 19th at 6:30 to sign your book and flip through some magazines. Get yourself the new F Minus book, and pick one up for a friend. Just in time for the holiday season!
Also, for the low price of one dollar, I will judge any book by the cover.

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Freddy Freaker

Can someone please explain this to me?

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May 27, 2009

I knew it should have been a burrito...

I really thought the hands-free burger device was golden, but it's only getting three and a half stars. I have a love-hate relationship with this rating system. I think I'm going to try to ignore it for a few weeks. If I don't, I fear it will soon drive me mad. Mad I tell you!

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Fight or Flight of the Conchords

I saw Flight of the Conchords in concert last week (Thanks again Cam!) and they were great. Very funny. It rekindled my interest in trying stand-up comedy.
However, when I waited at the not-so-secret-anymore exit where the performers come out afterward (yes, I enjoy meeting famous people), they ditched me and some other nerdy fans and went out another exit. What's the deal, FotC? Too good for your fans? I met Elvis Costello with my brother at that same exit. He was a cool guy. Linz and I met Fiona Apple there too. Despite her angst, she was very nice.
Just a little Wednesday complainin'!

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May 25, 2009

Conspiracy Mail!

My friends, you all know that I post the strange mail I receive here for you to enjoy. Hate mail, crazy mail... mail about how I can't draw frogs.  But today I got an email that is crazy, threatening... just plain bizarre.  It may require a new category; conspiracy mail! Here it is, copy/pasted word for word (including an image of what I imagine he looks like). I promise this is a real email I got just this morning: 


General response to your daily cartoons
It is quite clear that you are taking a dangerous and painful situation that is orchestrated by a domestic extremist group and making a
 mockery of the painful ordeal. You are making a joke of an ordeal that is creating extreme distress on the part of one victim. The cartoons are full of symbolism that is connected to a one time group that has had the status of a covert SAP program that is now being investigated by the FBI. Many of the people in the domestic network have been arrested; arrests are ongoing. It appears that you have "inside" information of this domestic network and that you are a supporter or participant of this group that has used intimidation, violent coercion, and the use of remote weapons to torture innocent individuals for more than two years.
 
I must inform you that you will be the subject of a major lawsuit when this ordeal ends and is made public. The cartoons have been collected for the past two years to be used in a legal pursuit against you and the syndication that supports your cartoons. The courts will determine if freedom of speech includes the right to use such symbolism to ridicule, to humiliate, and to create profound distress. 

So... crazy, right?  More crazy than the normal brand of crazy I'm used to.  Of course, it wasn't signed, but I searched for his email online and found out he's a sales representative for a company that makes office chairs.  You know what that means... he's a spy!  
So I guess that's it for me, guys.  They're finally going to put me away for illegal... extreme... uh, violent... cartooning.  

By the way, if you zoom in on the page the monkey is reading in today's comic, it says: How to Overthrow the Government on Five Dollars a Day by Tony Carrillo 

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May 20, 2009

Nagamaki Time!

Two weeks ago my awesome cousin Brett got me this sweet Nagamaki sword. The action shot above captured the moment before I split that grapefruit cleanly in half. I think you know what this means... It's time for a follow-up to my popular video Sledge Time!
Any suggestions for what needs to be Nagamaki'd?

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