Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Back in 2007, as I finished up Curriculum Vitae, I decided that whatever book I self-published next had to be colossal in scope. Something non-linear. The kind of thing a person might keep on their coffee table, and dip into every now and then, to help brace the spirit and rejuvenate the humors. After abandoning my initial foray, 101 Long Pork Recipes For Working Moms, I decided to take a different route, where I essentially just distilled this site into book form.
Now, four years and 208 pages later, I have finally finished my quest. And so, I humbly offer to you, the reading public, Six-Penny Anthems, Volume II.
Filled with content culled from 4 sketchbooks, the book is dense with sketches and comics, and peppered with the occasional old favorite that I wanted immortalized in print. Wherever possible, I've added commentary to help explain or amplify the material. Ever wondered why my trampoline has a hole in the middle? Why I sometimes refer to Mojo as "Wimbledon"? Or what rules of etiquette apply whilst looting? Now's your chance to find out!
As with all my other self-published books, Six-Penny Anthems II is produced on-demand by lulu.com. What's more, if you're the kind of person who likes wearing a book in your front pocket to stop bullets, it's available not just in paperback, but hardcover as well. But, that's not all! I have purchased, signed, and stamped 30 hardcover versions to sell as limited editions. One might even have Ernie hidden inside! You never know! He's rarely supervised!
If you do decide to purchase a copy, be it paperback, hardcover, or the limited edition, please know that you have my extreme gratitude. As many of you are aware, this site is a labor of love. I have no ads, and take no donations. I've chosen to offset the cost of producing the site by selling books. Which means, that if you're gracious enough to trade money you've worked so hard to earn, for a book I've worked so hard to make, that's not just some meaningless financial transaction. That's you giving me, and this site, a future.
A "meals-come-in-pill-form" kind of future, mind you. Not a "robots-exterminate-humanity" kind of future. I know that is a concern for some.
I feel compelled to warn anyone who is only familiar with me through children's books, that this book is most certainly not appropriate for children. Actually, I'm not even sure it's appropriate for all adults. I'll put it this way... Mom... Dad... don't buy this book.