Curated by The Devastator
There are fans for every type of book genre, from horror to YA to "horror"-ible YA. And yet, I've never heard of a funny book fan. Someone who passionately loves humor books the same way people devour true crime or robo-erotica.
I suspect my co-publisher Amanda and I are a rare breed. We are funny book super fans. We don't just publish funny books as The Devastator, the only all-humor publisher in America. We have an entire bookshelf of just funny books, from classics like select Thurber titles and Portis' Masters of Atlantis to modern hits like The Onion's Our Dumb Century to weird obscure zines like How to Teach Your Cat About Abstinence. We treat signed books by Carl Reiner as heirlooms, because we're crazy.
Are you a humor book aficionado, too? We'd like to meet you. If you live in the Southern CA area, we're putting on a mini-festival called Funny Book Fest, where we'll have makers of funny comics, books and zines. There will be panels with cartoonists, comedy shows, a live jam comic, all to celebrate funny books. It's part of Long Beach Comic Con, which takes place September 12-13. Show up and yell to my face, "I like funny books, damn it!"
You can also yell at me virtually by purchasing this year's Funny Book Bundle. We curated an incredible line-up of indie artists and writers whose work are "must-reads" for anyone who calls themselves a funny book fan. Let's start with the main tier: Horrid Little Stories is a gothic delight, an homage to the dark and twisted tone of Edward Gory by the webcomic wunderkind of Wondermark, David Malki ! From cartoonist Sam Spina (Regular Show, Spinadoodles) we have FIGHT!, the frenetic, Xeric Award winning story about a pro fighter who goes absolutely batty. The Devastator: Horror is our latest anthology of comics and comedy, this time parodying everything from classic monsters to Stephen King books to John Carpenter movies. Look for contributions by cartoonist Liz Prince (Will You Still Love Me If I Wet The Bed? was featured in our last bundle), writer Dan McCoy (The Daily Show) and comedian Ron Lynch (Adventure Time).
We are also proud to debut a brand new book: Restart Me Up by Lesley Tsina (Community, Funny or Die), a fake oral history about the creation of history's greatest technological achievement... Windows 95. It's the most hilariously geeky humor since the rec.humor forum on Usenet.
In the bonus tier, things go from insane to mega-insane! Brilliant webcomicker Zach Weinersmith joins our bundle again with Science: Ruining Everything Since 1543, an acclaimed collection of his popular Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal. Speaking of science, rising star cartoonist Shing Khor brings us the witty and beautifully illustrated comic collection Center for Otherworld Studies, about questionable ethics in the world of cryptozoology. Speaking of beautiful illustrations, we have the Tiny Kitten Teeth collection by the amazing Becky + Frank, a whimsical story about adorable animals that will knock your socks off, adorably. And speaking of eating 50 eggs, multiple volumes of the hilarious gag comic Nobody Can Eat 50 Eggs by Steve Steiner are being collected into one eBook exclusively for this bundle.
If you're a fan of funny books, show your love by buying this once-in-a-lifetime bundle, and perhaps meeting us in person at Funny Book Fest this September.
– Geoffrey Golden + Amanda Meadows
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