Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Shameless Self-Promotion Time

If you happen by your local comics shop this afternoon, might I suggest you pick up a copy of Simpsons Comics #138, written by your humble blogger and illustrated by the talented Carlos Valenti. The story's called "Tsunami, Tsunami, Baloney" and it may just be the most complicated story I've ever plotted (as well as , I hope, one of the funniest).

I had intended to embed a copy of the issue's cover here for your edification but, as usual, something ain't functioning properly here in blogger land, so you'll just have to take my word for it, it's cool.

Anyway, if you buy the issue (and I sincerely hope you do), could you drop me a line here and let me know what you thought of it? I've asked this of you in the past and, to date, nobody has ever actually done that.

And, frankly, it's starting to make me a little paranoid.


Anonymous said...

Hi Len,

I just asked my local comic shop, Pack Rat Comics in Marysville OH, to put Simpsons #138 in my "pull" bag. I'll will pick this up tonight.

I think a funny Simpson's story will include a couple of pop culture references. It should also include Homer failing miserably at trying to do good. So, I'm curious how your script will solidify my feelings or make me change them.

Aaron Purnell
Marysville OH

JOHN MOSBY said...

Will be grabbing a copy tomorrow, Len, as promised. (Presuming no-one retcons it in the meantime)

John Mosby
(now back in the UK)

Anonymous said...

An enjoyable read. The best thing I can say about this issue is that it seemed like I was watching an actual episode of The Simpsons. The dialogue of the characters was believable. You resisted the urge to turn every panel into a joke, recognizing that some "storytelling" was necessary to advance the story. Several funny parts; I especially liked the "Moe's Tavern" bit at City Council and the "cubits" discussion. Well constructed.

Aaron Purnell
Marysville OH

Dave said...

I don't buy too many humor comic books these days, because I don't find too many of them very humorous, but I picked this up after reading your shameless self-promotion, and I greatly enjoyed it. I think my favorite line is "Great. Now everything smells purple."

And from now on, whenever I hear the story of Noah's Ark, I'm going to think of crunchy toast squares.

Michael A. Burstein said...

Very funny issue, and the pieces of the plot connected together well.