Comic Con Revolution Ontario 2018 Aftermath!


Last weekend came and went, but that’s how it goes in bustling Ontario, California. Comic Con Revolution was super long, though. I think Saturday it went for 10 hours! That’s a new record for sitting in one spot even for me. It was fun, though! Lots of new people to meet and some interesting new experiences to be had.

For example, a Dalek stole one of our Poop Office catnip toys.

Dalek steals a poop

Defecate! Defecate! (I didn’t think of yelling this until after the Dalek left our table, but still)

Another fun event involved the free Poop Office action figures we always give out at our table.

Poop Office action figures

As you can see, they all have different facial expressions drawn on. Kids (and sometimes adults) love to dig through the toilet and pick out their favorite expression. Well, one kid saw these and decided he had to have one of each, so he dug through and had a handful of probably eight or nine. I know we have more facial expressions than that, but I didn’t have the heart to tell him. Maybe he thought they’d be valuable one day. Or he just had that obsessive collector gene we’re all familiar with. He discovered something he’d never heard of before and had to have all of it!

And while usually we only let people walk away with one or two, I let him keep the handful. Don’t get any ideas, though! This was a one-time thing because I was so amused! You only get more than one or two action figures if you amuse me!

The action figures are usually pretty popular, but I think they were an even bigger hit at this convention. We even got some nice comments about them.

  • (Looking at their chosen poop action figure) This is my spirit poop.
  • (To his friend, who was choosing a poop action figure) Now when your mom asks you what you did at the con, you can say you took a poop.

Here’s what Ontarians had to say about the rest of our crap.

  • It’s free poop. Take it!
  • (Holding a catnip toy) Big nugget! (Holding a plush doll) Biggest nugget!
  • Mom: It’s poop. Daughter: But why?
  • That’s not a potato.
  • Oh my gosh! (Raises hands and looks up to the sky) Really?!
  • How did you make poop so cute?
  • Oh my gosh, so many puns!
  • This is the happiest thing I’ve seen all day.
  • (Husband to wife, who was loving our table) This is why I don’t take you places.
  • At least it ain’t superheroes.
  • Wait until you show your momma. I can’t wait until you show your momma!
  • This makes me want to take a shower right now.
  • You’ve got gold here, my friend.

That’s all for this con report. Until next time, keep poopin’!

Coming to Comic Con Revolution in Ontario, CA this weekend!

Comic Con Revolution Ontario - May 19-20

Did you know that both Canada and California have a city named Ontario? And the abbreviation for both Canada and California is CA. So if someone tells you, “Hey, I’m going to be in Ontario, CA this weekend,” you better ask them to clarify whether they mean the Ontario in Canada or California.

We’re going to be in Ontario, CA this weekend! The one in California! It’s not just for fun, though. We’re bringing all our Poop Office crap with us to Comic Con Revolution from May 19-20. We’ll be at in Artist Alley at table O3. That’s O for Ontario (the one in California). Look, there’s a nice map and everything if you scroll down.

I’ve heard a ton of great stuff about this show. It’s only in its second year, but it made enough of a good impression last year that everyone seems to be super psyched for its return. We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Comic Con Revolution Artist Alley Table 03

Long Beach Comic Expo 2018 – The West Coast Debut

Now that Poop Office is operating on the west coast, it’s time to do a real west coast convention! This weekend February 17-18, Poop Office makes its west coast debut at the Long Beach Comic Expo. It’s at the beautiful Long Beach Convention Center (Hall A).

We’ll be at table B12 in the Artist Alley section. There’ll be stacks of the new Poop Office collected edition along with tons more plush dolls and catnip toys. We’ve spent the last several weeks cutting and sewing these things, and we’re ready to get rid of them! Please stop by and take some poop off our hands.

See you in Long Beach!

LBCE - Table B12

Poop Office – Tales from an Office Staffed by Poop – Now Available for Purchase

If you’re at the Baltimore Comic-Con this weekend, stop by my table A61 in Artist Alley to pick up the new book.

If for some strange reason you’re not in Baltimore, you can order a copy using the internet! Both the print and digital versions are now available through the new Naked Grape Comics Store.

Poop Office - Tales from an Office Staffed by Poop

Available Now!

The print version is actually sold through Amazon.com, and if you are a Prime member, you can get it with free shipping like you would most items. The link to purchase it is available here –  https://store.nakedgrapecomics.com/product/poop-office-tpb-print

The digital version is available as a downloadable, DRM-free PDF right here – https://store.nakedgrapecomics.com/product/poop-office-tpb-digital

If you’re a ComiXology loyalist, it will probably be available through their site in a few weeks. I’m planning on submitting it to be sold in their store once the convention is over. Check back in with this site for updates on when it’s available. Or follow me on social media. Or subscribe to my RSS feed. So many options!

Back at the Baltimore Comic-Con

Remember when I announced that I’d moved to the west coast and was going to start going to west coast conventions? That’s still all true, but I also love the Baltimore Comic-Con. That’s why all the poops are going to be packing up and flying back east for this year’s show!

That’s right, this weekend from September 22-24, you can find Poop Office, including the new collection and associated merchandise, in Artist Alley at Table A61. I’m going to be selling the new Poop Office collection for less than cover price, too, to celebrate the big release!

What’s that? You’re more of a visual learner and would prefer a map of some sort? Well, check back… tomorr– Oh wait, I’ve got a map right here. No waiting required!

Artist Alley Table A61

While you’re there, be sure to pick up the Baltimore Comic-Con exclusive crab mallet! It’s probably the only convention that ever sells such a product, so you don’t want to miss out.

And thus concludes the third big announcement of the week! I think this is the last one, but if I think of something else, I’ll let you all know.

But until then…

New Poop Office Collection

It may have been a while since I updated things on this site, but I definitely having been sitting on my ass! I’ve been putting together the new, gigantic Poop Office collection, and it’s coming out soon. Real soon. Like this week. Like this Friday, September 22.

Here’s what it looks like. Click on the thumbnails to see larger versions of the front and back covers. And that quote on the back cover, yeah that’s from the real Sam Henderson of Magic Whistle fame! And Lily is a real eight year old girl!

Poop Office - Tales from an Office Staffed by Poop Back Cover

You think your job stinks?

Poopert has the crappiest job ever! He works at Poop Office, an office staffed entirely by poop! And if you think Poopert and his crappy co-workers have it easy, you don’t know crap. These toiling turds spend their days generating T.P. reports on their compooters, clearing out paper jams from the photocrapier, and making buttato salad for the next poopluck lunch. If that’s not enough, the office politics are a real mess in a dump like this.

Collected for the first time in one colossal comic pile are the first six issues of the hilarious Poop Office comic book series along with over 70 pages of never-before-seen bonus content. There’s even an exclusive peek under the lid at how Poop Office is made!

With a satisfying slurry of poop humor and the struggles of working life, Poop Office is sure to appeal to readers of all ages, from little squirts to old farts!

It’s simple really. I took all six issues of Poop Office along with over 70 pages never-before-seen bonus content and stuffed it into one big Poop Office paperback book. All that beautiful black and white poop you love plus stuff like trading cards, variant covers, and secret Poop Office script pages!

Look what the critics are saying!

“Do yourself a favor and check these books out.”
– Times Union

“It’s just a hilarious book, and I highly recommend it. Take it at face value and it’s brilliant.”
– Paperkeg Podcast

“I had a blast reading this. If you see the dude at a comic con and he’s selling Poop Office, I say pick it up.”
– ComixBrew Podcast

“What could easily be dismissed as simple gag comics easily refract under scrutiny into social commentary of the highest order.”
– Comics Bulletin

There are even more glowing praise quotes included in the book!

What, you don’t like paper books anymore? You think they’re fossil relics of a bygone era? Fine, I also have a digital version that’s in full color and high definition in a nice DRM-free PDF. This digital version will be available from ComiXology soon, but in the meantime you’ll be able to buy it directly from me.

Yeah, that’s right. I said “buy it.” But where can you buy it? That’s a good question… to be answered… tomorrow…

(Both versions will actually be available on Amazon.com on Friday, but I’m being coy because I have another announcement I want to tease for tomorrow.)

Big Announcement – Bowel Movement Movement

Normally Poop Office makes an appearance in Baltimore Comic-Con‘s Artist Alley, but it was mysteriously absent this past September. What’s going on?!

Well, to put it simply, I moved from the DC/Baltimore area way out to Southern California! With all the stress and commotion of the move, there just wasn’t time to plan for the con this year.

Poop Office Bowel Movement Movement

Poop Office is on the move!

Now that the poops and I are settled in this crazy new state, I have tons of stuff in the works for Poop Office. Here are some highlights:

  • For those still back in Maryland, Poop Office will be attending the Baltimore Comic-Con in 2017. We love that show so much, all the poops are going to pack into an airplane and fly out!
  • For those on the west coast, I’m looking into reserving tables at conventions in the area. So if you ever find yourself in Long Beach, AnaheimSan Jose, San Diego, or maybe even Portland and Seattle, you just might run into some poop in 2017 or 2018. I’ll put updates here and on my social media pages as plans firm up.
  • With six issues of Poop Office out, I am hard at work on the Poop Office collected edition! It’s currently planned to be about 200 pages with tons of extras and bonus content including some Poop Office comics that never appeared online or in any of the comic book issues. I’m hoping to have it all done and for sale at 2017’s Baltimore Comic-Con. And like the comic book issues, the print edition will be in beautiful black & white while the digital version will be in full color.
  • In addition to all that, I have several (early) plans for more comics and related merchandise in the Poop Office universe, but it’s too early to talk about all that.

If any of you are on the west coast and know of some great shows that would be a good fit for Poop Office, please contact me by email or Twitter and let me know!

 

 

 

Want to know about an easter egg in the image above that only I care about? I spent about three months in 2015 fixing up the homemade font I use for all my comics, and this is the first chance I’ve gotten to use it! Notice how much cleaner and fancier it looks than the old ugly font used in all my other comics? Probably not. But I do!!

Awesome Con DC 2016 Aftermath!

Awesome Con DC was two weeks ago! I’m a little late on this one, but cut me some slack. I had a lot to recover from, including this awesome fan art (which put me in the same company as Tom King, Franco, and Sam Ellis!). I also got to do two T-shirt sketches (those are drawings on T-shirts, not of T-shirts), which is a first.

Poop Office Fan Art

What wasn’t a first was hearing lots of interesting stuff at the table! So without further ado, here’s the greatest hits. There are a lot, but that’s just because people are very talkative in Washington, DC.

  • Oh, it’s actually a comic.
  • Somebody needed to do this.
  • I am not embarrassed to say that I want to buy these.
  • Kid: Can I get one of these? Mom: Seriously?
  • It is poop. And it’s beautiful.
  • (Explaining why the plush dolls shouldn’t have happy expressions) Could you imagine a smiling poop? Look in the toilet and it’s smiling back at you? That’s like something out of Stephen King.
  • Poop! (Caresses the catnip toys) Precious poop!
  • ¡Mierda!
  • (To his friend) This is where I got the poop plushie you see me cuddling with all the time.
  • This is wrong. This is just wrong! Ugh, I just…
  • Me: You can look through the comics if you like. Kid: Eh.
  • (Mother talking to her child) It’s poop acting like people. That’s called “personification.”
  • This actually makes me want to go to the bathroom.
  • Husband: It’s poop. Wife (deadpan): Yeah, I know.
  • My brother texted me and said, “Get me a poop action figure.” What is that?
  • I have great respect for you people.
  • (Regarding the poop action figures) Eww, they’ve been up somebody’s butt! (Not actually true)
  • You guys have poop action figures? Oh my gawd!
  • If I got one of these [plush dolls] for Christmas I could sleep better at night!
  • (Picks up a poop action figure with a blank expression drawn on it) This one, it captures my soul.
  • (Little kid) Why are you doing a comic about poop?!
  • Babe, I want a turd!
  • It’s a potato!
  • Fecal matter is everywhere.
  • Poop Office! Yay! (Begins clapping their hands)
  • (Looking at the “#2 Boss” mug) Hashtag two boss.
  • (Looks at cover of issue #4) Mom: Eww, the water’s yellow. Kid: Yeah, because it’s pee.
  • I’m pretty sure if I got something like this for my husband he would get in trouble at work.
  • This is the poop center.
  • Your booth made me laugh in the best way possible.

And now for the specialty categories!

Signs that Poop Office is famous:
  • This is funny from last year.
  • Here’s the poop table!
  • I’m so excited the poop people are here!
  • This is the poop man.
  • Poop Office is famous. Everyone is talking about it.
Most Creative Award (using Poop Office products to insult each other):
  • Person #1: (Points to one of the poop button and says to friend) This is you! Person #2: (Points to issue #2) This is your mom! (Person #1 points to plush) This is your brother!
Most Self-Aware Award:
  • Guy: I appreciate this. Me: I appreciate you appreciating this. Guy again: You’d probably appreciate me more if I bought something. (He didn’t buy anything)
Most Educational Award (for teaching me that calling someone an egg is a thing):
  • We need to throw this at [our friend] when he’s being an egg.
All Around Winner Award:
  • (Regarding the action figures marked as free) Does this pay any dollars?

In case you’re wondering, no the free poop action figures you can pick up at our convention appearances do not pay any dollars. But they are free.

Baltimore Comic-Con 2015 Aftermath!

Baltimore Comic-Con

I’m still recovering from what was our most successful Baltimore Comic-Con yet! It was a great convention this year. The weather was nice. The people were nice. And I got to see Edward James Olmos‘ mustache from 30 feet away!

This was also the first con that we tried advertising in the bathroom. They were only up for a few hours on Friday before the convention center staff cleaned them up, so I think we probably weren’t allowed to post stuff there. Oh well. Maybe next time! We got compliments about the ads, so I thought I’d post it here for anyone who missed it.

You smelled the poop. Now read the comic!

Big thanks to everyone who came by to see us. For those who couldn’t make it, Poop Office #6 is now available in digital form on the store page. If you’re a ComiXology fan, I’m working on getting Poop Office #6 up there, too. It’ll probably be a few weeks, though.

Anyway, let’s get to the main event! Here’s what people were saying around the Poop Office table this year:

  • I think [our cat] would like that [catnip toy]. She needs it!
  • I’m looking for a special poop.
  • (Pointing at the cover to issue #4) Is that piss in the water jug? Oh god. I’m done. (leaves)
  • I want to laugh but I don’t want to be insulting.
  • (Re: poop plush) Child: I want one of these. Parent: No!
  • I gather you guys love bowel movements.
  • Poop, there it is!
  • This is a very attractive nuisance for children.
  • Oh look, it’s the poops again!
  • Power Girl: I have to say that was really slick putting ads in the stalls. Frickin’ brilliant.
  • You guys keep doing what you’re doing.
  • Alright, give me the shit!
  • I’m sure you get this a lot — they look like burnt chicken nuggets.
  • (While taking someone’s photo in front of the plushes) Say ‘Poop’!
  • I’m gonna get in trouble for this, but… (buys something)
  • I don’t like this. I don’t like it because it’s poop.
  • Look! Little shits!
  • (Girl had whole stuffed poop collection at home) I got poop! This is my third poop doll!
  • (Regarding his wife) Of all the comics I bought, this one upset her the most.
  • Really? Shit art?
  • I look forward to reading these, God help me.
  • (After handing him the free sketch I did for him) Last year you were the best buy of the convention. This year you’re the best sketch.
The winner in the “I can’t remember if it was the mom or the child who liked/disliked Poop Office” category is:
  • Mom: But it’s poop! Child: Mom, you just don’t understand.

Baltimore Comic-Con 2015

Baltimore Comic-Con

Poopert and the rest of the gang from Poop Office (including me) are back to stink up Charm City this weekend! We’ll all be at the Baltimore Comic-Con at table A70. Stop by and fart hello!

Poop Office @ Table A70

I'll see you in Baltimore!