Long Beach Comic Expo 2018 Aftermath

The beach may be long, but this weekend seemed really short. What am I talking about? The Long Beach Comic Expo that just happened this past weekend! It seemed to go by quickly. It was in Long Beach, California. I was trying to make a joke, but forget it.

Long Beach Comic Expo

Alright, let’s just get to this. As the first California convention for Poop Office, we were looking forward to hearing what Californians think of this crappy comic. We weren’t disappointed. The first person that approached the table on Saturday morning just gave us a traditional “Duuuude!” Here are some highlights from the rest of the weekend.

  • Shouldn’t there be different color poops? This is healthy, though.
  • I don’t even know the story and it already sounds great.
  • (Pointing at the poop action figures we give out in a mug shaped like a toilet bowl) Look, it’s the Cleveland Browns in the Super
  • I want a poop! Wow, I said that out loud.
  • (Little girl) I’d be able to work there. I smell like poop all the time!
  • (Pointing at poop) Mom, it’s you!
  • You can’t help but giggle when you come here.
  • My husband said I have to buy a poop book.
  • Wait, you can take this little poopy thing? (Referring to the poop action figures and whether they’re really free)
  • Where’s the nearest restroom? Oh, it’s right here. (Points at our table)
  • My wife said to me, “If you don’t get me anything else, get me Poop Office!”
  • That’s just not… right.
  • You hilarious as sh– , man! (He said “sh– -”, not the whole word)
  • (Man speaking to his wife) I want a free poop just so I can poop in your bag.
  • (A mom, to us, while buying something for her kid) I don’t get it, but I guess you guys get it.
  • This is really cool (Repeated probably 4 or 5 times)
  • Why is there so much poop?

The winner for “I’m Not Totally Sure What They Meant” goes to the kid that said this:

  • What are you supposed to do anyway?

Finally, the “We’re Not for Sale” award goes to the little girl who said this:

  • I want everything here. Even you guys. Even this table.

Thank you, Long Beach, for a fun show! We’ll see you again real soon.

Up next for us is Comic Con Revolution in Ontario, California May 19 and 20. I hear nothing but good things about this show, so we’re really looking forward to it!

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…

200th Comic Strip Celebration (plus a new comic strip logo)!!

It’s 2017, so I thought it was time to make a change. I never really had any kind of name or branding for my comic strips, just referring to them as “comic strips.” But I’ve decided they’re no longer just generic comic strips. From this point forward, they will be known as…

Sticks Figure Comic Strips

If that wasn’t amazing enough, I also just finished drawing my 200th comic strip. Er, I mean my 200th Sticks Figure comic strip! I wanted to do something special for such an important milestone, so I drew a sequel to one of my first comics ever — Hammer: King of the Metal Tools, a thrilling, organized crime drama set in a world where people are tools and, instead of flesh, their skin is made out of metal, like tools are. The first comic came out in 1999. I’d always intended it to be a series, but I got distracted. Before we get to Hammer: King of the Metal Tools #2, let’s refresh your memory by looking at the original:

Hammer: King of the Metal Tools #1

Want to know what happens next? You’re in luck! Instead of waiting 17 years like people in 1999 had to, you can just scroll down a little bit more. Go on! Scroll!

Hammer: King of the Metal Tools #2

What a cliffhanger! What’s going to happen to their little screwdriver kid? And is Hammer going to let Saw get away with not paying him what he’s owed? Will Wrench ever forgive her husband for bringing this chaos into their home? All these questions and more may be answered in the next episode of Hammer: King of the Metal Tools, tentatively scheduled for release in 2034.

Poop Office – The Job Inturdview

To celebrate National Boss’s Day, take this new Job Inturdview character quiz and
find out which empooyee you’re the most like!

Poop Office - The Job Inturdview

Click the image above to take the quiz.