Baltimore Comic-Con 2017 Aftermath!

I usually don’t wait several weeks before posting some sort of write-up about a convention I attended, but my new job’s been really busy! Yeah, I have some time after work, but there’s television that needs watchin’! I got it all figured out now, though, so sit back and pretend that it’s still September and that NYCC hasn’t happened yet…

Whoa, another great Baltimore Comic-Con has come and gone! As always, it was great seeing everyone and all the great comics for sale! I bought a Venom magnet, so for me it was kind of the Baltimore Magnet-Con.

Usually a post a fun list of stuff people said at our table. This year, I think I’m going to give you a little more. I’m getting better at the social media thing, so there were plenty of photos posted on my Twitter and Instagram accounts. Definitely check those out, and “like” my Facebook page if you’re into that kind of thing.

What am I doing? This is not entertaining! You know what is entertaining? A kid dressed as a toilet holding a poop!

Kid dressed as a toilet holding a poop

Yep, that’s one of the Poop Office catnip cat toys that toilet’s holding. Right after this photo was taken, he ate that poop and said it was delicious. But he’s not the only one who loved that sweet, sweet taste. I got this cool video of very satisfied customer, a beautiful cat named Talula, who loved her new catnip toy.

The convention wasn’t all fun and games and toilets and cats, though. I went through a bit of an identity crisis around halfway through the con. I was considering completely switching around my business model, abandoning the whole Poop Office comic book thing and focusing entirely on pop culture mash-ups, or “Poop Culture” as I’d probably call it. I created a few prototypes before abandoning the idea as lacking integrity, but you can still take a look.

I'm Poop Rick!

Poop Rick needs some work. It was my first attempt, so cut me some slack!

Poop Jessica JonesPoop Matt Murdock

Poop X-23

All pretty horrible, right? If you want to see another one, just send me a tweet or something and request it. I’ll draw whatever you want, but I can’t guarantee I won’t draw it poorly!

Whatdya say we wrap this up, huh? I’ve got a nice big list of table comments for you. Some of them are weirder than ever! Here you go!

  • I sure noticed this! (Imitating herself) “Oh my god it’s Poop Office!”
  • (Pointing at the Poop Office collection) I was just thinking I needed something to spend 45 minutes with when I take a poop in the morning.
  • This is hilarious… This is poop… Oh my god… It’s poop…
  • I kind of like this, daddy. He’s called Poop Office! Poop! Poop! Poop!
  • I’m troubled by your plushie.
  • I’ve never been more excited about two words put together.
  • What is going on? I love it.
  • If I brought any of this stuff to the office, I’d get in trouble.
  • Look, Daddy! Poopy letters!
  • I don’t even want to know the details, the thought process, the guesswork… It’s awesome, but I don’t need to know.
  • That’s beautiful. You’re doing God’s good work!
  • We’re gonna play with our poop later.
  • Hell no!
  • (Looking at the Fumetti poster) Ew, why is it textured?
  • (Referring to the #2 Boss mug) I wish they had a #3 boss. I’d get that.
  • Poop Office: It gets everything… officey!
  • Younger brother (excitedly): Look here! Poops in a toilet
    Older brother: *shrugs in distinterest*

Presenting a new special category of parents who refuse to let their children indulge in their poop interests:

  • (Mom to child) I’m not buying you poop.
  • Daughter: Poop!
    Father: No, you’re not getting office poop!
  • (Father to kids) I’m not buying you a book about poop.

Lot of good ones this year, but I think my favorite is the following:

  • (Pointing at the plush dolls) Oh my god, is that a Diglett?! (After discovering it is not) Uhh ugh, oh nevermind, it’s not a Diglett.

My drawings and plush dolls have been mistaken for potatoes in this past, but this, being the first post-Pokémon Go convention we’ve exhibited at, is the first time it’s been mistaken for a Diglett. Can’t really blame them. Take away the mouth and add a big, pink nose and it’s a Diglett!

That’s all I got for you this time. It was a lot, though, so you can’t complain. Before I go, I want to announce that Poop Office will be appearing at two conventions in 2018. There may be more coming, but these are the two I’ve paid for so far!

The first is the Long Beach Comic Expo in Long Beach, California on February 17 and 18. The second is Comic Con Revolution in Ontario, California on May 19 and 20. These are the first west coast convention appearances for Poop Office (i.e., poopearances), so we’re pretty excited. Looking forward to seeing everyone!

But until then… Keep Poopin’!

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.)

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

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!

 

HeroesCon 2015 Aftermath!

I’m still recovering from this weekend’s HeroesCon. It was our first trip there. I’d heard about how great this convention was my whole life, and it definitely lived up to the hype! Charlotte’s a beautiful city, the con was a true celebration of comic books, and the evening events had free guacamole! What more could you ask for? I want to send a big thank you to everyone we met this weekend! We definitely had a lot of fun and will probably be returning to HeroesCon sometime in the future.

Poop Office's table was right next to the bathroom

Our table was literally right next to one of the bathrooms. It was so right next to it that people pointed it out more than once every 10-15 minutes (seriously, we counted), which was fun!

Here are some other things people said to us:

  • I want to hold your poop in my hands.
  • That’s so funny, I’m gonna die.
  • It’s poop time.
  • It’s awkward going to the bathroom right next to the poop sign.
  • I don’t condone this.
  • This needs to be made into a motion picture.
  • I would invest in this.
  • (Mother of two children joins them at the table) Of course this is where I would find my boys.
  • (Smells one of the plush dolls) This smells like a stuffed animal.
  • (Notices we’re right next to the bathroom) They got the Poop Office next to the poop office!
  • This is probably the only time where you’d say, “Yes! I got seated next to the bathroom!”

There were a few kids that thought we were selling potato/peanut merchandise:

  • Daddy, look! Potatoes!
  • Look, potato people!
  • It’s a peanut!

This con’s winner is the guy who managed to see through my entire scam!

  • Really… you sell stuffed brown pillows and call it poop?

Honorable mention goes to the “y’all” comments we got:

  • Y’all are hilarious.
  • Y’all are brilliant.
  • Y’all are crazy, you know that?

And now please take a moment of silence to remember those that didn’t make it:

Dead poops

RIP Smashy, Sleepy, Scar, and Befuddled

 

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.

 

Baltimore Comic-Con 2014 Aftermath!

Hey, check out this crappy photo I took of my table with my iPad. The camera on this thing sucks.

Baltimore Comic-Con table

But y’know what didn’t suck? This year’s Baltimore Comic-Con! It was bigger and longer than ever! I got to meet a lot of really nice folks and see some old friends. I also bought some comics and met Joel from MST3K. He was sitting next to Chewbacca.

Some interesting things were also said at my table. Here’s a list of the best:

  • Adorbs!
  • I love Poop Office.  So does everybody in my office!
  • This piqued my interest for some reason.  I’m concerned about myself.
  • You seem like the right one to ask: Where are the bathrooms?
  • I feel weird holding a poop in my hand.
  • You guys are disturbed. But I like it.
  • This has been the talk of the town all day.
  • My son loves his doodie
  • [To her friend after pointing at Poopina on the cover of issue #2] That’s you!
  • That’s ingenious and disgusting.
  • [Choosing a button to buy] I’ll take the one with the penis.
  • Child: This is the best thing I’ve seen in my entire life.
    Mom: You’re young.
  • Child: Mom, would you like a [poop] action figure?
    Mom: I can make my own myself, thanks.
  • [Buys his wife a poop button] Don’t say I never bought you shit!
  • Why can’t I have an action figure in the bathroom?
    [His girlfriend responds] You make plenty of action figures in the bathroom.
  • I’m so glad that this exists.
  • I think this is the best thing I’ve seen here today.
  • I can’t wait to tell everyone!
  • I can’t stand it. I’m in love.
  • [To her kids] No Poop Office, c’mon!
  • Here’s Poop Office! [To his friend] Huh, I thought this was something you were making up.
  • Oh my god… [more distressed] Oh my god… [minute or two later] Oh my god…This is really interesting.
  • Mom, are you having fun smelling the poop?

And the winner for best thing said at my table at this year’s Baltimore Comic-Con goes to something that was said to my editor-girlfriend who was sitting next to me at the table and helps me sell poop stuff…

Not to offend you or anything, but you have the most masculine handshake of any woman I’ve met today.