Archive for December, 2009

Latest on the Book!

December 31, 2009

Hi everyone,

So I’ve received a few emails about the book, lots of questions, and I’d like to let you all know that the book is up in Eastern Canada right now, being printed on recycled paper (of course) as you read. I have done all of the editing and proofreading and correcting that can be done and that’s it. All that is left to do is get them delivered to me and get a purchase page set up. They are scheduled to ship around the 12th but that presents a huge problem. I will be out of the country from the 15th to the 23rd on a super-secret-diplomatic-comic-related-mission! I can’t talk about it right now but I’ll be sure to fill you all in when I return. So figure on the books being available to pick up some time in late January. I hope that answers some questions. In the mean time, here’s a closer look at the back cover of the book:

What I am currently up to: As I type this it’s 11:24pm PST and I’m sitting in a dark room in a hotel/casino right now, completely sober, overlooking the Colorado river in Laughlin, Nevada. No, I’m not some dead-beat dad scum who’s  run-off with my meager earnings to gamble it away on the slots. No, I always  come here on the week before New Years with my family because my Mom and Dad live near here in Bullhead City, Arizona. We get free rooms for the week and visit with the kids’ grandparents as they get a super-second Christmas and lots more presents. We’ve been coming here for years but it is getting really bad. The hotel is getting run down, they are incredibly understaffed, they’ve taken out the breakfast buffet (aaaaaarrrrrggghhh!!!!) and closed all but one of the restaurants attached to the place. I think the whole town of Laughlin might go out of business soon because the economy is so bad. Nobody has disposable income now. So logically, I pick the greatest time in the world to finally try to market something of my own. So typical of me and my timing.

Happy New Year.

Cheers.

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I got interviewed…

December 17, 2009

Nah, not a radio interview as you might assume from the above image. No, this interview happened last summer and it’s a written 20 Questions interview with cartoonist-interviewer Scott Nickel. He asked me about the strip and stuff but he also asked about me, which is always fun to talk about. Probably nowhere near as fun for you to read, but I did my best to keep the answers entertaining while being 100% honest.

Feeling that what I wrote would largely be outdated by now, I updated some of my answers a couple weeks ago and the whole interview posted today. Good thing I got to Scott in time.

Go here to read about me if you’re at all curious:

http://scottnickel.blogspot.com/2009/12/20-questions-with-justin-thompson.html

Cheers.

December 14, 2009

Book Update, Dec. 14th, 2009

By mythtickle

Here’s the cover!

I’m turning in the pages today, yes, the book is actually finished.

Man, what an exhausting thing it is to do one of these books by yourself. Except for a wonderful outing to the movie theater to see ‘The Princess and The Frog’ on Saturday, I pretty much neglected my family all weekend. I was working to get this book finished so that I could send the pages to the printer today (Monday). I have put so much time into this, so much more that I would have to do if I were a ‘real‘ and syndicated cartoonist. But at least I get to keep the profits (if there are any), I don’t have to give 90% of everything to freakin’ Andrews McMeel like other cartoonists.

I think you’re going to like this, it’s 160 pages and in full color. It costs a lot to do it this way but would you buy a MythTickle book in black and white after seeing it in color on the web all these years? I don’t think so. Maybe, but I don’t think you’d be as happy with it and I couldn’t stand that.

I’ve also included a thirty page story in the book that you’ve never seen before so that you’re not just buying content you’ve already gone over. I wanted to bring you something new and I really think that if you are a fan of myth and epic poetry like I hope you are, you’re going to love this story.

So that’s the update. The book should be available for sale by mid-January.

Cheers.