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Too Much Coffee Man

A new issue of Too Much Coffee Man is out. It's funny. You want a copy. One of the articles in it is Darth Vader's address to the United Nations, where he talks about the liberation of Cloud City.

"Our Critics claim that we are only interested in the Cloud City because of its rich gas mines. Nothing could be further from the truth. With interplanetary sanctions now lifted, the gas mines, held in trust for the people of Cloud City, will no longer have to operation outside the protection of the law and are free to produce and sell gas openly and to whomever they like. this comes at the cost of billions of credits to our government, not to mention hundreds of stormtroopers' lives..."


Here's the website.

Also, Shannon Wheeler, the publisher and illustrator of Too Much Coffee Man has a livejournal (tmcm), and he posts comics.


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May. 18th, 2005 04:50 am (UTC)
Thanks, it's been ages since I've seen Too Much Coffee Man. Does he still hang out with the Nicoteenager?
May. 18th, 2005 05:06 am (UTC)
nah. he hangs out with acorn girl and cuppacino boy, i think. though truthfully, there's not much TMCM in the magazine--it's got a lot of other comics and humour pieces. most of it, i think, is actually funnier than TMCM, who i think is pretty funny, really.
May. 18th, 2005 04:51 am (UTC)
I've loved TMCM for a long time, and it's fabulous to see it's still going long after some other independent releases have been and gone. Even though I've got out of collecting comics (mainly for financial reasons, including GST turning my comics shop into a spandex-only zone of overpricey badness) I still like to find out that the titles I liked are hanging about.

Makes me feel like my own paltry efforts at artistic creation might survive.
May. 18th, 2005 05:09 am (UTC)
TMCM is a magazine now. one of those big flat ones. it's mostly evolved out of the comic market, which may have been wheeler's aim, though who knows. it's certainly a much more interesting product now, i think.

for comics, you need a giant japanese bookstore, like we have in sydney. cheapest comics around. or you need the net. i barely spend any money in comic stores nowadays, except for when i pick up a standing order every couple of weeks. usually about thirty bucks.
May. 18th, 2005 05:10 am (UTC)
Yeah, it's just one of those Perth things: 2 hours and 15 years behind the rest of the country...
May. 18th, 2005 05:14 am (UTC)
only yourself to blame :)
May. 18th, 2005 05:16 am (UTC)
Don't look at me. My parents made me come here. They don't let 5 year olds stay in England by themselves, no matter how close to the real world it is :)

Now I'm just to poor to move us over, and you don't want to ask about how that would affect the situation with Lyn and her kids. I'm trying to bring some culture to this dump, but one man can only do so much...
May. 18th, 2005 05:23 am (UTC)
yeah, well, once you get responsibilites, everything changes. that's why i avoid 'em. (but i know the kid side of it, legal things and such. it's all difficulty if the father (or mother) wants to make it.)

anyhow, the net makes a lot of differences. only shopping is bliss.
May. 18th, 2005 05:26 am (UTC)
Oh, I love the net. Stuck with the necessity to re-enter dayjob hell as I am, braodband is the first thing on the shopping list once the money starts coming in.

Then I'll start negotiating with Lyn over graphic novels :)
May. 18th, 2005 05:35 am (UTC)
you should be getting some for the pain of having to see big brother.

me, when i get money, it's travel.
May. 18th, 2005 05:38 am (UTC)
Next year's Eastern States cons are big on the agenda. Nobody your side of the Victorian-Proof fence knows who the hell I am, so I need to get over there and raise the profile a touch.

I've also promised Lyn a honeymoon, mad impulsive fool that I am :)
May. 18th, 2005 05:43 am (UTC)
yeah, i think i'll have to do cons around the place next year. selling books and all, you know? it's something i know i have to make myself do. but outside that, i'm not much bothered than no one knows who i am outside sydney.

i wanna see iceland and japan, myself.
May. 18th, 2005 05:58 am (UTC)
Italy and the Nordic countries for me, as well as Egypt. The archaeology-nut tour of much joy.

I'm rubbish at the selling self bit. I'm a dancing monkey boy at Cons, but that's just what I'm like at Cons, y'know? I bore as many people as I entertain.
May. 18th, 2005 06:11 am (UTC)
i've never had to sell the author thing before. i'm much more happier being reclusive and on the fringe, but if it's anything like what happens in this blog, people will visit to see the car crash, i guess.
May. 18th, 2005 06:43 am (UTC)
Hey, if you can't be anything else you can always be a bad example :)
May. 18th, 2005 06:54 am (UTC)
don't i do that enough for you people ;)
May. 18th, 2005 09:40 am (UTC)
Better than anyone I know :)
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