The fire sped up and complicated the move we had planned for August 1st, which is why the lights have been out here at BFW for the past few weeks. We’re finally settled in at our new digs in Jamaica Plain, and I’m cranking out work and shipping merch that was ordered during the move. Check back tomorrow for a brand new cartoon!
I’m going to miss Davis Square and its abundance of burritos, but JP has been my second home for nearly three years, and in my opinion, it’s Boston’s best neighborhood, in spite of its flammability.
Just two miles away from where Henry Louis Gates and Sgt. James Crowley infamously became bestest buds, Keef and I will be holding a beer summit of our own. Join us for some drinks, a slideshow, and booksigning in the heart of Davis Square.
The event is free with a cash bar. I’m trying to get a rough head count, so send me an email, leave a comment, or RSVP on Facebook if you’re attending.
I need your help promoting the event. Tell your friends! And here’s a flyer you can print out and post around town.
The Boston area Fun Stuff for Dum-Dums event will be held on Saturday, August 29th, from 4 to 7pm at The Burren in Davis Square. It’ll be in the Back Room, which, as the name implies, is behind the front room.
The event is totally free, with a cash bar. I’m planning on starting the slideshow around 5 o’clock, and signing books before and after it.
If you’ll be attending, please let me know. I need a rough count so I can plan accordingly. You can also leave a comment on this blog post or RSVP via Facebook.
If you want to help promote the event, here’s a flyer you can print out and put up at work, your laundromat, or your dorm.
In addition to drinking, slideshowing, answering your questions, and selling & signing your books, I might raffle off some original Big Fat Whale art. All proceeds would go to the “Holy Shit! Brian’s About to Turn 30!” Fund.
Would you be interested in that? Or have other suggestions? Now is the time to make this thing AWESOME.
You can watch one of Orson Welles’ greatest performances (Just behind Citizen Kane and The Frozen Peas Commercial) for free tonight at the Somerville Theatre. There are just four seats left. Reserve yours now. I can’t make it because I am a terrible procrastinator and will be working late into the night.
There are two of them going on in the Boston area this weekend. One of them in my neighborhood. That shit was played out a year and a half ago when I did this cartoon. Be warned hipster douchebags, you are doing to zombies what goths did to vampires: turning them into pussies and punchlines.
Calm down. I love zombies too. I just don’t have to play dress up and LARP around town to prove my love. Can’t you assholes just hang out and talk about Lucio Fulci’s ZOMBIE over beers without all the attention-whoring pomp?
It was funny the first time around. Now you’re just repeating the same joke over and over. What are you? Little Britain?
I just found out about this latest bit of awesome from MIT’s Media Lab:
For those who don’t know, I was an engineering nerd before I became a cartoonist nerd. I probably don’t do enough math jokes to make it that obvious.
Anyway, this touchy-feely-projecto shit is going on just a mile or two down Mass Ave from where I’m illustrating fart jokes for pennies here in Davis Square. Clearly, there must be someone to blame for this injustice.
And it is 16-year-old me. If that curly-haired freakazoid did just a little better on his SATs, MIT wouldn’t have rejected him. He would have gotten his gentleman’s B thanks to MIT’s generous curve, and after some fuzzy steps I’m not too clear on, I’d be rolling profit. I’m kidding of course. One more year of programming or AutoCAD, and I would’ve gone mental.
I’m glad some folks can endure it to produce this cool shit. It won’t be long until my tweets are projected on public toilets.
Patton Oswalt‘s gonna be performing at the Somerville Theatre tonight right down the street from my place in Davis Square. Add Boston’s (Charlestown specifically) own Walsh Brothers to the line-up, and The Alternative Comedy Festival is the must-see Greater Boston comedy show of the year. I have excellent tickets thanks to the fact that my ass is in front of a computer all day long and I snatched them up right quick.
I last saw him when the Comedians of Comedy rolled into town in 2005, so it’s been a while.
I’m looking forward to the show, and maybe, just maybe, someone in his entourage is ego-centric enough to have a Google alert that will catch a post like this. If not, I can always use one of his free blurbs for the BFW book.
If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, and live in the Boston area, check out Somerville Open Studios. My pal and roommate Greg will be opening our doors to random strangers. I don’t know if I’ll have time to do much mingling, but if I do, I’ll be around Sunday, selling books and originals if anyone’s interested.