Samantha Muffinbaker and the Funny Land of Flinck
--a Tall Tale, 2020
Gap-toothed tattle-tale Samantha Muffinbaker casually boards a flying rowboat piloted by a foul-breathed stranger named Petey—why not? Chubby know-it-all Daniel Gold couldn’t have imagined horrors worse than his mother’s wrath, but that’s only until Petey maroons these two eleven-year-olds in the inhospitable country of Flinck--a world so insane, you might just mistake it for our own.
There, after learning that Gramma Sue (one of the beloved locals) has been betrayed by her devious garden gnome, Samantha and Daniel consider it their duty to deliver justice—even if the old lady is being held captive by the President himself.
Les' Place -- A Hipster Manifesto,
21-year-old Les Burningham--hipster gang-leader and amateur 'barber'--is on a mission to ransack as many man-buns from the heads of cowering granola-boys as possible before his sister can kick him off of her pull-out couch but, when an unexpected discovery results in Les' banishment from the city, he finds himself adrift in a cold world armed only with his gritty sense of determination, his power to reason and a pair of skinny jeans.
Melanie Bell and the Story Salon, 2018
Eight-year-old Melanie Bell seems to be about the only sane person in her small, American town and her sole ambition for the day is to rocket off to planet ZamZam so that her best friend, Mr. Bristol (a cowardly, see-through monkey), can get home to his family. Standing in her way is her home-bound Mommy who can never seem to post enough selfies, the local bullies' sadistic pyromania, the mayor's motorcycle-riding tax-collector's murderous jealousy of Melanie's receipt of 'smiley faces,' and lastly, the mayor himself, who is responsible for Melanie having never experienced the joy of laughter.
Luckily for Melanie and Mr. Bristol, their town is visited by three, heroic interlopers--an ancient shop-keeper, an anthropomorphic calico-cat-captain, and a vaudevillian rabbit-man who dreams big and worries little. When all seems lost, it's up to Melanie to concoct the master plan, but can she alone short the circuits of this tyrannical society and learn to laugh along the way?
Hip Dan Hinkle, 2019
Prepare yourself for the next generation of ultra-spooky, All-American folklore. Set in the Haight-Ashbury district of 1998, this 20-page illustrated tall tale follows the riveting exploits of lovable dead-beat Hip Dan Hinkle as he shirks his baby-daddy duties to do more important things (like play his guitar and get wasted). Little does Dan know: that free beer he just scored is a bit more than he bargained for...
AUTHOR'S NOTE: This story has been printed with full apologies to Washington Irving.
(Currently in stock at City Lights Booksellers)
Unmuzzled Monkeyshines, 2019
Break out the good stuff and pour a cup for your Gramma Sue, it's time for the latest illustrated funny-rag from the BOLH. This 24-page laugh riot comes complete with several crowd-tested ear-pleasers such as An Address to a Cheeseburger, The Fetchinest Dog in the West and How I Became a Rabbitman. It's a veritable Symphony of silliness that would be perfect entertainment for your next brunch soiree and it's cheaper than a slice of avocado toast.
Smutty Bupkis, 2017
100 Billion Views on the pages, all inked dripped by the author himself! Grab a copy of the sexiest xeroxed masterpiece from the mad storyteller featuring such Cafe International hits as: Stella & the Fratboy, Regan the Militant Vegan, & Emoji! Oh Gee! Just don't forget to finish what you start.
Just escaped the Tinder Date from Hell? Well then, reach for your copy of Hipsteriferous! and you can get lost in such Clyde Always classics as: Devin & the Vegan Cappuccino, The Girl with the Lavender Hair, and Jittery Geoff the Celebrity Chef! Y'might just discover that this is Like, Literally the best zine ever.
Rational Malarkey, 2016
Suffering from some Tech Gloom? Well, don't fret--because All-American tall-taleianism hits the big-time in this: the second photocopied installment of stuff and nonsense from the BOLH. Throw up a salute with Joanie Bologna the Queen of the World, dig in to a Little Slice of Pie, get a load of Manny and the Hotdog Cart...just don't forget to air out your flannel or else you'll be looking like a real Dirtbag.
The Clyde Always Show, 2016
Almighty ridiculousness reigns supreme in this, the first illustrated chapbook from the Bard of the Lower Haight. Fall in love with the Landlady all over again. From poet bums to red-headed bullies; from sultry mermaids to a Yo-Yo named Bluey, watch this Shakespearean Rabbitman dance right off the soapbox. Each 32-page copy comes complete with a centerfold featuring the highly coveted sheet music for The Vegetarian Bagel Shoppe.