Saturday, September 18, 2010


Lo and behold folks! "Adventures in Paying Rent Vol. 2" is almost finished. We have a tentative title right now for the book, but I'm not entirely sold on it. I don't want to insult my fans. Seriously (FYI it's about fast food) "Lord of the Fries" comes up 8,000 times on Google and we're goddamn better than that!

As long as you have no qualms about diving into a world of pure darkness, the book shall be fairly apt to those who frequent fast food joints and, even worse, those who are employed by such establishments.

In a seriousness, this is the first real writing challenge I've been handed with Mechanical Mariner. We've been a duo since the start, but AiPR was written entirely by Chris and Bitter Boy was entirely influenced by Chris, and this time around, fast food style, you are gonna read shit that came purely from my mind. Chris was my road block to stop shit from polluting/insulting you.

My darkness has its weaknesses, but it's not unstoppable. I hope you enjoy.
Just to give you some idea, at "Red Hot Art Festival" Chris ordered me not to show my drawings to his mother. I may be over-selling myself, but honestly, at this point, I really have no fucking idea!

Kyle Field
Head Writer/Chief Insurance Problem

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

KFAI radio!

Hey kids!

In my last post (since deleted) I mentioned that we were going to be on public access TV. Well, I was all kinds of retarded with that information. We actually did a radio show with KFAI 90.3 for their program "Geek Report". We talk about some of our old stuff and some of our new stuff along with news about Ryan Dow and the film Machete. Sufficed to say, the room reeked of dork musk.

Let it be known across the land that we are hard at work at book #3 and that the writing process is nearly finished and that the art stage is chugging along. It will be a whopping 40 pages of fun and games (yes, 40 pages of our delicious, nutritious shit). Soon, we will be on the Independent Stream podcast to promote our babies, and the details will follow so you can download and enjoy.

I'm going to go back into my filthy bathroom with a shotgun and contemplate what it all means.

Kyle Field

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

It's Finally Here!

Hey boys and girls!

It's your old pal Stinky Weaselteats (actually, it's just Kyle...oh fuck). Mechanical Mariner has finally gotten the new book "Bitter Boy's Guide to Love" (too late for the art fest). Not the proofs, not the quote, the actual fucking book! Yay! As before, if you are interested in a copy let us know. The price per book is $5. Also as before, there is plenty of games and coloring to dull your crayons. Only this time, there's an actual story arc.

Be sure to check us out at the Minneapolis Indie Xpo on Aug. 21.

Until next time,
Kyle Field

Friday, July 30, 2010

Red Hot Art Festival

Hey gang!

The Mechanical Mariner boys will be at the Red Hot Art Festival this weekend along with other artists from Comic Conspiracy. The location is Stevens Square Park in Minneapolis from 11am-7pm this Saturday and 11am-5pm Sunday (July 31 and Aug. 1). The cost is free, so really, there's no reason NOT to show up! Unless your sick. Really, really sick. In that case, get better and we'll see you another time.

Kyle Field

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

New news everyone!

Our next book, "Bitter Boy's Guide to Love" is off to the printers! After a thorough, grammatical rectal exam of the (blast, the devil are the called? rough print?), we'll put in the order to print off the full order. As before, if you'd like a copy, just be sure to contact Chris or myself. If you're reading this, there's a better than not chance that you'll see Chris before me. I live in a cave deep beneath the earth's surface. I only come up for vitamins and squirrel meat.

That's the news in our world, folks! In case you aren't aware, this is actually the first project I've had the pleasure of writing for that we are releasing (we have two books I previously worked on currently in the wings). So if you giggle, snicker, howl, hoot, laugh, or chuckle at the writing, that's probably me. The last book was all Chris. Oh god, I hope I don't let you down! Seriously, writing for these books has been a blast.

Later fuckwads,
Kyle Field
Patron Saint of Unemployment

Friday, May 28, 2010

Twitter and good news with a hint of shit

Hey kids,

First of all, as much as it pains me, Mechanical Mariner has a Twitter account. Here's the site:

Frank the Pickle, awesome right?

I don't really know how much different it will be having that profile from this one, but fuck, we are in the 21st century and you people eat this shit up. *Sigh* I miss the 90s.

We already have one follower and it's a porn site! I really don't know what to make of that. If you happen to be on Twitter, be sure to follow us. It'll be mostly random, but with updates you'd likely find here. Still, I'm starting to have fun with it already.

I haven't consulted our legal or accounting departments yet, so I don't know if I should be telling you this...ah fuck it; our first book "Adventures in Paying Rent" has officially become profitable! We are no longer caked with the stink of failure! I would just like to say thank you to all of you who have bought our book and a bigger thanks to those of you who have desecrated it with your creativity. Seriously, seeing the smiles and laughs as people flip through the book has been just fucking candy. Thanks.

On a sadder note, Chris' awesome cat Marci passed away. Marci was a sweetheart and a gentleman and will be missed by more than his roommates. Pour some out for our homie. He's dropping bombs in god's litter box now.

Later fuckers,

Monday, May 17, 2010

SpringCon weekend wrap-up and updates

Hey kids,

Kyle here after an exciting weekend of awkward eye contact with strangers. For those of you who picked up our flier and are visiting our site: tits and welcome. Thank you for browsing our material, talking to us, and buying our book. As many of you know, our next (definite) show will be the Minneapolis Indie Expo in August. We may be at other things sooner, but the details haven't been ironed out yet.

We got some bright ideas in terms of table display and interactive activities with the fans that will surely blow your balls off! Be sure to stop by next time we're at a show to take part and see our new shit. We've disappointed our parents, but there's still time to work on all of you!

GOOD NEWS EVERYONE! We are also working on setting up an online shop to buy our shit via interweb! Isn't that fucking great! No, seriously, it's fucking great because we know a lot of you work the time these shows go on, or just don't live quite close enough to pick one up. Also, a LOT of people have asked if we sell books online, so yeah, it's been due.

With my magical crayons at the show, I created "Skippy the Amazing Clown without Foresight". A comic book artist with agents sorta insulted me for it. It was Kevin Mellon of "Gear Head" fame. His words were, "I didn't say it was bad. It does get the point across."

I think that's enough for now.

Later foreskins,
Kyle Field