five dollars is all it takes (plus shipping and handling) to give the gift of maynard

I know we’re cutting it a bit close, but Linette just put my collection of “My Life in Ypsi” comics up on PayPal, so, if you want a copy, and order today, you should have it before Christmas. I’m not the most objective person in the world when it comes to my comics, but I think it’s pretty safe to say that they are, for the most part, legible (except for where the tears have made the ink run). Seriously, it’s a good collection and I think that it would make a fine gift. Order today.

update: The resolution isn’t great, but I’ve just put up a pdf of three strips, in case you’re interested in checking it out before handing over the money.

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  1. ChelseaL
    Posted December 18, 2006 at 6:30 am | Permalink

    Mark’s right: his cartoons really are wonderful.

  2. ebjorn
    Posted December 18, 2006 at 3:39 pm | Permalink

    In the review tradition, allow me to say…

    This is a great comic!

    My wife and I purchased this comic at Shadow Art Fair no. 1 and each of us (me first) read through the thing in one sitting.

    It has so very many moments that made us laugh out loud–quite a few of these; moments that touched our hearts; and moments in which we saw our own fears, failures, insecurities, obsessions, neuroses, and fucked-up ways of looking at the world writ and drawn back to us in this lovely little book.

    Screw Dr. Phil; pick up a My Life in Ypsi and save the several-hundred dollar consultation fee. $5? Indeed. Do it!

  3. mike_1630
    Posted December 18, 2006 at 4:36 pm | Permalink

    Yep – I have this, and he’s not lying. It’s great.

  4. mark
    Posted December 18, 2006 at 9:22 pm | Permalink

    If I can figure out how to do it, I’ll post a link to a scan or two tonight so that you can get a feeling for what they’re like.

    And thanks for all the kind comments, folks. That’s nice… It makes me think that I should start making them again, even if I don’t have somewhere to run them (now that the “Ann Arbor Paper” is out of business.).

  5. ol' e cross
    Posted December 18, 2006 at 9:39 pm | Permalink

    No thanks. I will wait for the post-x-mas fire sale. I never pay more than $2.50 for something I can read in one sitting. Which is why I love this blog.

  6. mark
    Posted December 18, 2006 at 9:43 pm | Permalink

    Do you stand outside of the businesses on Michigan Ave suggesting that people not shop there as well, Ol’ E Cross?

  7. ol' e cross
    Posted December 18, 2006 at 10:00 pm | Permalink

    Now why would I pay half-price for something from a local business, when I can wait I can get it for a third of that in their February going-out-of-business sell?

    Jeez Mark. You’ve got a lot to learn as a consumer.

  8. mark
    Posted December 18, 2006 at 10:02 pm | Permalink

    I hope for your sake that you never put your house on the market. I have all kinds of great ideas.

  9. sfifeadams
    Posted December 18, 2006 at 11:41 pm | Permalink

    I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: “My Life in Ypsi” should have made you a superstar, Mark. (All right, I know, you already are a superstar.) I’m glad you’ve got this book out, and I hope you find another outlet for some new ones.

  10. terrygilmer
    Posted December 19, 2006 at 5:43 pm | Permalink

    I want a copy in fact I might order two.

  11. mark
    Posted December 19, 2006 at 6:03 pm | Permalink

    If what I’m experiencing is superstardom, I feel very, very sorry for the rest of you.

    And thanks for the orders that have come in so far. The money will go a little way toward offsetting our massive screen printing bill.

  12. terrygilmer
    Posted December 19, 2006 at 6:04 pm | Permalink

    Actually, I just realized I already have this but it’s so good it’d be worth it to own an extra copy.

  13. mark
    Posted December 19, 2006 at 6:11 pm | Permalink


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