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Top 5 cartoons from December

I have a lot of cartoons on my site. And in December, a lot of people came here and read them.

Using bizarre (not yet patented) witch-doctor-y technology, I have determined the five comic strips they liked the most last month.

  1. “Out of tune” – Bassist Wanted
  2. “MySpace age” – Bassist Wanted
  3. “Lopsided recommendation relationship” – Bassist Wanted
  4. “Roni sets priorities” – Bassist Wanted
  5. “Audience hate = respect” – Bassist Wanted

Thoughts? Are these your favorites? Do tell!

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See me perform in February

Boy howdy, are there some fun shows to see in February!

In addition to Ye Olde Reuben Williams Comedy Houre, (almost) every Saturday at 10:30 at UCB, I get to be a guest at the world-famous Comic Book Club!

This is exciting for two reasons:

  1. I am a nerd for the Comic Book Club, and listen to their podcast most every week.
  2. I’ll also have my new Bassist Wanted book in tow that night, and will have a planned impromptu book release party/signing after the show at some bar TBD. More on that soon.

So come to the show(s), buy a book and listen to this:

While I have not found the right girl to marry yet, I have found the right band for my wedding. And it is those guys. (Thanks to Pat for the link!)

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Top 5 cartoons from January

Yes yes yes, it’s time for the big Charleston contest!

Oh, wait, this isn’t the scene from It’s a Wonderful Life where the dance floor opens up and Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed fall into the pool and get all wet and do the dirty dancing?

Oh, then it must just be the five most popular cartoons on the site from last month.

  1. Garbled nonsense – Bassist Wanted
  2. Comfortable silences – Back Bay
  3. Meeting halfway – Bassist Wanted
  4. Only way to buy tickets – Bassist Wanted
  5. Our name on the ticket – Bassist Wanted

Some new stuff, mixed in with some old. And Back Bay makes a showing! If you’ve never read my strips involving cute, little animals, you really should.

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Pre-order the new Bassist Wanted book

If you’ve somehow managed to miss me pleas to order this book, or if you’ve heard my pleas, succumbed to them, but then forgot to actually buy the book…

Pre-order the new Bassist Wanted book!

You can read more about it here, but basically it rules and you should pick one up.

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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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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 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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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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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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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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