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.
Monday, May 17, 2010
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.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Old man Field here again, just to let you know Mechanical Mariner is cranking out a brand new activity book, dark and filthy just the way we like it. The title of the book is Bitter Boy's Guide to Love, and we've been working feverishly on it to get it to you. Why? Because, well, we love you. And your money.
Also, we have two additional books scheduled for release in the near future: "Adventures in Paying Rent Vol. 2 Fast Food Edition" and "Jeffy the Terminally Ill Cupcake". Rest assured, by near future, I mean by fall-ish near future, not Chinese Democracy near future.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
It's that time of year again! Minnesota Comic Book Association's Springcon! And Mechanical Mariner will have a table at the convention! If you haven't been able to pick up a copy of Adventures in Paying Rent for you and your friends, now is a perfect time to do so. It's also a great opportunity to see some great local talent. You also get to meet us! I guess.
The event will take place May 15 & 16 from 10am to 5pm both days at the State Fairgrounds Bandstand (1265 Snelling Ave. Saint Paul, MN 55108). Hope to see you there!