I guess in a way this is also a topical comic strip, since British summertime only occurs for a total of four days out of the year. In another, probably more true way, it’s a really awful comic and I’m sorry. The pork really was good though.

I was sorting through some old files yesterday, and came across the first draft of a potential blurb for the Firts Etidion, which I thought might be fun to share with you:

“Have you ever wondered what would happen if you crossed a kangaroo with Zeus, the Ancient Greek god of Lightning? OH DEAR LORD DON’T EVER TRY TO FIND OUT, THE CONSEQUENCES WILL BE DEVASTATING.

But you know what wouldn’t be devastating? Buying this book!

I hear you asking “why would I ever want to do that?” Well, if you’re a fan of paper, and/or pictures printed on paper, then this is the book for you!

And if you like said pictures to be somewhat humorous in nature, then this is even the booker for you!

Welcome to As You’re Up: The Firts Etidion, a book that was originally intended as a sequel to the Dictionary, but instead ended up being the first print collection of As You’re Up comics by Chris Spain and Cameron Livesey.

You will laugh; you will cry; you will be moved! Not necessarily due to the contents of this book, of course. I mean, as a human being those are things that are pretty much guaranteed to happen to you at some point. Maybe they will happen to you while you’re reading this book? Who knows!

Who knows…”

That was all written well over a year ago, and I’d completely forgotten about it by the time I wrote the actual blurb for the book, which is… uh, probably a good thing. If you want to buy it, in all its better-written-blurb-y goodness, it’s currently reduced on Amazon (to varying degrees depending on which side of the Atlantic you hail from)!