Sadly, no. But it's a close third. Today is the official release of our first collaborative novel, The Missing Link. It's classy, refined, and dazzlingly philosophical. As if you were expecting any less from the two of us...or from a literary cast whose majority is made up of homeless protagonists.
Buy it here for 99 cents! -----> The Missing Link
About the book:
When the Internet collapses, society responds almost immediately…by having a meltdown.
While civilization is steadily destroying itself, IT cubicle-jockey and cyberspace junkie Brent Porter enlists the help of his grumpy office building security guard, Mickey, to find his missing computer gamer girlfriend, Molly. The trouble is, Molly’s fallen down her laundry basket and into a lewd and confusing world of nonsense, in a retelling of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland with a twist: the heroine is dumped into the deepest, darkest bowels of the Internet.
So while Brent and Mickey are searching for Molly in a city that’s gone to complete chaos, and Molly’s fighting off porn freaks, viruses, and scammers, who’s going to save humanity from the Internet (and itself)? Well, that would be the Downriver Boys, a group of homeless people who’ve never had to rely on technology to survive. These vigilant vagabonds, led by a war veteran and a half-brilliant, half-insane madwoman, will have to rely on everything they know about survival so that Brent, Mickey, and Molly will even have something to come back to.
As a special teaser, we've included a full sized picture of the cover, which I (Brandon) have to say is one of Bryan's coolest MSPaint creations ever. It's an homage to the old 8-bit days of budding video game glory and a perfect representation of the story's humor and quirkiness. Awesome, right?
So now that you know our full names... hi, Internets, this is Brandon Meyers and Bryan Pedas (sounds like 'lettuce', not like 'peeeedus'. Pettus).
You can find our book here:
For those without Kindles, fret not, because you can still read this book on your computer. On the right hand side of the page we linked above, click the link that says 'Available on your PC,' right below where you Buy.
From here, you'll be directed to a page where you can download the Kindle program for your computer. Just download, install, and register (it's free), and from there, if you buy our book, Amazon will send it to your computer, rather than to a Kindle.
The Official Beer for the Shower Contest Of Epic Awesomeness
There's also a little contest that goes with the release of this book. If you've followed this blog long enough, you know that we don't shamelessly promote ourselves, nor do we ask anything of anyone. Well, with that said, we need some help getting this book out there, and if you're willing to help us, you can win the super cool awesome prize of being featured in one of our comics.
So, how do you become preserved in MSPaint for eternity?
1. Between now and the New Year (January 1st, 2012), put up a post about our book with a link to where you can buy it.
2. E-mail us and direct us to your post (please--otherwise we might not catch it).
3. The most funny/clever/creative post, as judged by us, will win a personalized comic of themselves and will be featured in a complete story line on our blog, along with a link back to your own page/blog. And a puppy.*
*Our legal team has just informed us we can't ship you a puppy, even if we poke a lot of air holes, because it's "dangerous" and "illegal." SO NO PUPPY. But you WILL get a super cool cartoon, which is BETTER than a puppy, because a puppy will piss on your floors and eat your shoes, and we (most likely) won't do that to you.
Also, if you should read the book, we would appreciate it so much if you could write us a review on Amazon.com. Believe it or not, reviews DO matter, and the more reviews we have, the more we can get this book out there. Unless you want to give us 1 star. Then please keep your bad taste to yourself, okay?
Lastly, if you get a chance, check out our friend Sebastian Marshall's new book Ikigai, available here at Amazon. He's a badass. You can also visit his regularly updated website at www.sebastianmarshall.com .
More funny comics will resume on Thursday. Till then, here's a goat with an orthopedic shoe telling you how much he appreciates you supporting us.
Cheers and stay classy, friends!
Beer: Fat Tire
Music: Queen (We Are The Champions)