Sorry about that mess!

Sorry if you got bunch of nonsense messages from my blog recently. I’m doing some updating around here, and that was an unintended consequence.

Either that or I’ve stopped cartooning and began a really boring avant-garde online art project.

Cross your fingers it’s not the second!

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Pre-order new Bassist Wanted shirts

You have until March 5 (next Friday) to pre-order the new Bassist Wanted t-shirts.

There’s the simple, elegant All Local Bands Suck (Except Mine). If you don’t wear this, your band does in fact suck.

All Local Bands Suck shirt

And then there’s the shirt devoted to huge hair. Yes, it’s Jewfro.

Jewfro shirt design

When you pre-order, you get the low $15.99 price (saving you $3), and you get the shirt by the end of March.

Order now!

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Top 5 from December and January

Here we are again. It’s time for some Top 5 lists.

You’ll start to notice the appearance of my new comic strip, One Nation, Thunder Dog, on the lists. It’s about politics and stuff. Read it.

December

  1. I unsubscribed – Bassist Wanted
  2. Brooklyn Vegan link – Bassist Wanted
  3. Yelling contest – Bassist Wanted
  4. A Bit About Threesomes – Porter Mason Writes
  5. Whom to damn – Bassist Wanted

January

  1. Desperate plea – Bassist Wanted
  2. El De Barge – Bassist Wanted
  3. A Bit About Rain – Porter Mason Writes
  4. At the adoption agency – Bassist Wanted
  5. Scrapper – Bassist Wanted

Also, my book of Bassist Wanted comics, All Local Bands Suck (Except Ours), was nominated as “Best Book” for the 2009 ECNY Awards.

So why not go vote for it? Anyone can do it. This means you.

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Top 5 from July through November

Holy macaroni salad, I have been delinquent in getting out these Top 5 lists. Well, this post should catch us up.

July

  1. Birthday mix – Bassist Wanted
  2. Dating the Cloud – Bassist Wanted
  3. Contextual boyfriend – Bassist Wanted
  4. Optimized date schedule – Bassist Wanted
  5. Summer intern’s first task – Bassist Wanted

August

  1. That Outback song – Bassist Wanted
  2. Post-breakup Facebook strategy – Bassist Wanted
  3. Just repeat the chorus again – Bassist Wanted
  4. Catsitting web history – Bassist Wanted
  5. Moving in with The Cloud – Bassist Wanted

September

  1. Jumpstart Malady meets Giant Drag – Bassist Wanted
  2. Jen and time management – Johnny the Mediocre Human
  3. Coding your Guitar Hero – Bassist Wanted
  4. Pompous little indie douchebag – Bassist Wanted
  5. Meeting Alex Rigopulos – Bassist Wanted

October

  1. Getting focus groupers – Bassist Wanted
  2. Auto-Tune everything – Bassist Wanted
  3. Less is more – Bassist Wanted
  4. Extraneous noise – Bassist Wanted
  5. Kurt’s office – Bassist Wanted

November

  1. Albums reduce to songs – Bassist Wanted
  2. Returning the favor – Bassist Wanted
  3. Sixth sense for pop – Bassist Wanted
  4. Consumers don’t like decisions – Bassist Wanted
  5. What makes you like a song? – Bassist Wanted

Also, going forward, the Top 5 will include writing stuff from the newly launched Porter Mason Writes.

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Get my books of comics for only $9.99 when you order by Friday!

You know what makes a great Christmas gift? A basket of assorted exotic chocolates.

You know what else? My books of comic strips.

And if you order by Friday, you’ll get my books for the low price of $9.99 each!

Until Friday, all of my comic books are on sale for $9.99 each.

You can get All Local Bands Suck (Except Ours), my collection of Bassist Wanted comics about music and musicians for only $9.99 each.

Save 23% on the Bassist Wanted book »

And you can get Prince Quirky, my collection of Johnny the Mediocre Human strips about college life for only $9.99 each.

Save 33% on the Johnny the Mediocre Human book »

Why am I doing this? Because it’s the season for giving. So I am giving you a deal. And because I am NOT giving you chocolates.

Get ‘em while they’re hot and cheap, people!

Merry holichristmas,

Porter

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Buy my book of comics before I move to LA!

Summer is here, and prices at PorterMason.com are dropping. Dropping like my rent when I move to Los Angeles in September!

Yes, in September I’m leaving New York to move to Los Angeles.

And you know what I don’t want to move across the country? Unsold piles of my book of Bassist Wanted comic strips, All Local Bands Suck (Except Ours)!

So help me out: buy my book of comic strips now

We all know you want to buy the book, but you just haven’t gotten around to it yet. Well friends, this is your moment.

I’ve even dropped the price to $11.99 for a limited time.

Only $11.99!! That’s less than a single ticket to Transformers 2! For 92 beautiful pages of comic strips! And none of that $11.99 will go to support director Michael Bay. I guarantee it.

I think we can all agree my book is this summer’s alternative to Transformers 2.

So again, if you’ve thought about buying the book, I’d really appreciate it if you’d pull the trigger now.

Buy it online right now.

You can use your PayPal account to pay for it, but if that annoys you, PayPal also lets you just use a credit card.

Now if you ever see me in person, I will always have copies of my book on me, and will be happy to sell you one right then. Believe me. Just ask.

But don’t wait to see me! Who ever sees me? No one! And you won’t have cash! Or you’ll I won’t be able to make change! Bah! What a hassle! Just buy it now online instead.

And if you wouldn’t mind, please pass on the word about the book.

Email friends. Blog about it. Put stuff on Facebook. Twitter some tweets. Every little bit helps.

Remember, this is a one-man operation.

I have no company backing me and my comics. It’s just me and you, friends. It’s me and you (and my book) against AIG and Halliburton! So let’s really give those corporate jerkfaces a run for their money, huh? Yeah!

OK, that’s it.

Love,
Porter

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Top 5 cartoons from April, May AND June! Wow!

Oh man, I haven’t posted Top 5 Cartoons for a while! What’s my problem?!

Here are, without further a-doo-doo, the top cartoons from the last few months:

April

  1. Everyone is a Ghostbuster – Bassist Wanted
  2. Rasberry jam details – Bassist Wanted
  3. Watchmen movie as therapy – Bassist Wanted
  4. Why the fans showed up – Bassist Wanted
  5. Hit more weird notes – Bassist Wanted

May

  1. Add more emotion – Bassist Wanted
  2. What’s that called? – Bassist Wanted
  3. Friendship is based on trust – Bassist Wanted
  4. Dan and sheet music – Bassist Wanted
  5. French revolution presentation – Johnny the Mediocre Human

June

  1. Music and math – Bassist Wanted
  2. I have to hate MGMT – Bassist Wanted
  3. Hannah Montana – “The Climb” – Bassist Wanted
  4. Support gay marriage – Bassist Wanted
  5. Resolving the melody – Bassist Wanted

Were these your favorites? No? Yes?!? Maybe?!?!?!

Let me know in the comments.

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Top 5 cartoons from March

April Fool’s Day has just passed us by, but you’re no fool if you’re hankering to see which of my comics came out on top this month! You’re an anti-fool! A “loof”! Which is fool spelled backwards! When it comes to comics, you are a loof, but not aloof!

All right, now then. Here they are, the best around for this month:

  1. How to tell when you graduated – Bassist Wanted
  2. Emo – Bassist Wanted
  3. John’s annual review – Bassist Wanted
  4. Laying down some crowdtalk – Bassist Wanted
  5. Incorporating the band – Bassist Wanted

Those strips are great, no doubt. You, the audience, has impeccable taste. So why not sate that hunger for great comics by buying my Bassist Wanted book! It’s only $12.99. Sweep the leg! Put him in a body bag!

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Top 5 cartoons from February

Ooo-de-lally! It’s once again time for me to tell you which comics of mine people liked most this past month!

For if the world’s content weren’t organized into Top 5 (or 10) Lists, however would we humble Internet citizens know which things to click on?

  1. Told you so – Bassist Wanted
  2. Teaching a rock star to Twitter – Bassist Wanted
  3. What would you vote for? – Bassist Wanted
  4. We’re artists – Bassist Wanted
  5. Inauguration gig – Bassist Wanted

Oh man, if you guys liked THOSE strips, you should really buy my Bassist Wanted book! It’s only $12.99 and if you buy it, you will, in your own small way, help turn this economy around.

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See me perform in March

UPDATED: I just added that Kaleidoscope show, which came to my attention after I wrote this post!

Here in NY, March has already come in like a Nazi-like lion accompanied by a lockstepped herd of hyenas, blanketing us with 10 inches of snow.

And in response to the cruel fate dealt to us by Punxsutawney Phil’s evil, evil Shadow, I’ve decided to… do several regularly scheduled comedy shows!

Come to them!

New York City’s resident groundhog Staten Island Chuck, on the other hand, claimed to NOT see his shadow and then BIT THE MAYOR:

So which is the most frightening land mammal? That which possesses sinister magicks allowing it see our future, or that with a mighty bloodlust for fiscally-conservative/socially-liberal billionaires?

The answer is neither. This is the most frightening land mammal.

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