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Comics are on the way, but Facebook album cover is here now

Sorry about the lack of comics this week and last. I was moving and couldn’t get to my drawing stuff nor did I have Internet hooked up at the new place. Lame!

Starting Monday, I will be running new strips five days a week for a few weeks to make up for the ones I missed. So fear not: you will possess all the sequantial-art-based humor you desire.

In the meanwhile, as soon as I did get my computer and Internet set up, I put together my entry into the Facebook “Random Album Cover” meme. I present to you the cover from The Universe Seems to Be Missing, the latest full-length from fictional Eugene, Oregon-based folk-pop outfit Silverdale Railway Station:

Album cover: Silverdale Rail Station - The Universe Seems to Be Missing

Here’s the instructions on how this came together if you are already not privy to them:

  1. Click “Random Article” on Wikipedia. The first random wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.
  2. Click on “Random quotations” on The Quotation Pages. The last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.
  3. Click on “explore the last seven days” on Flickr. Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.
  4. Use Photoshop, the Gimp or similar to put it all together.
  5. Post it to FB with this text in the “caption” and TAG the friends you want to join in.

I resisted at first, but it actually a fun little task. Which reminds me, how come you’re not my Facebook friend? I mean, what the hell?

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Put my book between your face and your webcam

I sure do love spontaneous memes that are then unspontaneously propagated!

When I first got them from the printer, I held the first copy of my book between my face and my webcam and took this picture:

I hold my book between my face and my webcam

And I used that picture as my icon on Facebook and other places.

Then folks started buying my book, and they also started posting pictures of themselves with my book, looking just like my picture. For example, Brett:

Brett holds my book between his face and his webcam

And also Vero:

Vero holds my book between her face and her webcam

I’ve collected all the pictures people posted in this gallery.

If you’ve bought a book, post a picture of yourself with it on my Facebook page just like these guys! I’ll put it with the others.

If you haven’t bought a book, get one now! They’re on sale for only $11.99 through the end of August.

I’m moving cross country and would rather not lug a ton of books with me. So help me out!

You know you want a book. Because you know you want to take one of these pictures. It’s a delightful souvenir shot. Like when you ride the Cyclone, Everybody needs one. Even ScarJo:

Scarlett Johansson rides the rails.

EDIT: Here’s the new people who’ve sent me their pictures since I put this post up.

Steve:
Steve holds my book between his face and his webcam

Erik:
Erik holds my book between his face and his webcam

Kirk:
Kirk holds my book between his face and his webcam

Ben:
Ben holds my book between his face and his webcam

Corinne:
Corinne holds my book between her face and her webcam

Mel:
Corinne holds my book between her face and her webcam

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