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Get Tix for the 2010 Festival of Cartoon Art!

Hey! Whoa! Tomorrow!

…Tickets go on sale Tuesday for the 2010 Festival of Cartoon Art at Ohio State. It’s the big, triennial shin-dig in the cartooning world, and I’ll be speaking at this year’s event along with a host of cartoonin’ dignitaries…like Matt Groening (Simpsons), Roz Chast (New Yorker), Patrick McDonnell (Mutts), Art Spiegelman (Maus), Dan Piraro (Bizarro) and more.

Tickets are super, super limited, so head over to the registration site on Tuesday if you were hoping to go!


It’s Saturday, which means it’s time for our sci-fi serial, “Drive”!

As a reminder, you can read the full Drive archive in order here!

And, since it looks like we’re headin’ to Nosh’s homeworld, why not read a little refresher on Veeta and Veetans.

Free Shipping…Worldwide!

Good news! From now until June 1st, there’s free shipping to anywhere in the world on Sheldon Original Art!

New York? Free! London? Free! Deepest Siberia? Free!

As you know, every Sheldon strip is hand-drawn and hand-lettered on acid-free Bristol Vellum paper, using archival inks…so they’re crying out to be displayed on walls. For dramatic purposes, let me use all caps for that: GUYS, THEY’RE CRYING OUT FOR IT. 🙂

Anyway! Underneath every Sheldon strip on the website is a bit of blue text that reads “Buy Today’s Original Art.” So if there’s a strip you’ve had your eye on, that’s the button to click. And when you do: BLAM-O, free shipping.

Looking for a specific strip? Try using the site’s search feature to type in keywords or punchlines from that strip. Or, barring that, drop me an e-mail to ask me directly!

Detailed Shot: “La Invencible”

Dan T., who you remember from yesterday’s AMAZINGLY PRODUCED, student FX video of “Drive”, also sent along a big, HD-version of the emperor’s ship, La Invencible.

Check out the much bigger image by CLICKING HERE.

“WOW,” is all I can say…

Guys, you have to check this out. Visual FX student Dan Taubert has created this incredible short based on “Drive”. (Here’s a reduced-size embedded player…but watch it full screen if you can, by clicking the four outward-facing arrows on the lower right.)

Dan, this is incredible! …Incredible, incredible! Thank you so much for this. I even love how the Continuum ships are at the Denny’s, as well. Ain’t nobody can resist a little “Moons Over My-Hammy”.

(And for those interested, here’s Dan’s write-up of the process along the way.)

Saturday Sci-Fi

It’s Saturday, which means it’s time for our Saturday Sci-Fi Series: Drive.

The Drive site is still being worked on, but the full archives can be read over in the place-holder site. Swing by over HERE.


In light of the recent Twitter toons, I thought I’d post one of my favorite strips from yesteryear…on Facebook.

(Hopefully Arthur will not throw a wet frog at you.)


I should start by thanking everyone who came out and said “hi” in Seattle at The Comic Stop on Monday — Gloria and I had a lot of fun meeting you all. And a big internet high-five to Jim, George, and all The Comic Stop staff for welcoming us there. And if you took pics — and six or seven of you did — send ’em along and I’ll post ’em!

Next, I should mention Twitter…since that’s the topic o’ the day in the strip. And I’ll be honest, here: For all its faults, I’ve become addicted to Twitter.

Facebook, I’ve never really gotten into. I mean, I guess I log in every once in a while…but it’s not really my style. It’s a big elaborate hook just to show me your vacation photos.

But the bare-bones style of Twitter I really respond to: It’s the substance without all the window-dressing.

If you’re a Twitter user, feel free to listen to my blatherings over at

Two Things for Monday Night!

First things first:

1.) On Monday night, my wife will be making her national TV acting debut on CBS’ “How I Met Your Mother”. She says it’s a ‘blink-and-you-miss-it’ moment…but I’ve seen her act in New York, LA, and London, and I can tell you right now she lights up anything she’s involved in. She’s playing Rachel: Ted’s girlfriend’s best friend! Look for her at 8PM on your local CBS channel.

2.) Also on Monday night: I’ll be signing at The Comic Stop in Seattle (Lynnwood) with my Scott Kurtz and
Kris Straub, from 6:30-7:30PM.

I’ll have all eight Sheldon books for sale, and will be giving out free sketches to any and all Sheldonistas who can make it out.

Here are the details:

When: Monday, May 17th, 6:30-7:30PM

Where: The Comic Stop
3333 184th St SW, Suite G
Lynnwood, WA 98037
What: Sheldon/Drive, PvP, Starslip/Chainsawsuit Signing
Who: Dave Kellett, Scott Kurtz, Kris Straub

See you there!