Volume 3

I’m sure the world wasn’t crying out for another collection of my cartoons but I uploaded this just now. It’s not yet live but I thought I’d use the few minutes I have before we record the podcast to reflect on the end of another small project.

The cover is obviously obvious in a couple of ways. Yes, I broke my rule which was that I wouldn’t make these collections too political but I also couldn’t come up with a funny alien, so I reused an old idea I had. As for the title: it’s about keywords. Wish I didn’t have to be so calculated about this but I want to see if using key phrases draws in more hits. I might be wrong. There’s a high chance that none of these sell.

Speaking of selling: I bumped up the price a little so I could make this part of the 70% profit deal that Amazon offers to writers. My other books are delivered for free but I only get 35% of the profits. This book, the delivery costs are taken from my cut, though to be eligiable for the 70% scheme the price has to be $2.99. Probably overpriced but I can always change it if/when it sells no copies.

And, yes, I’m sorry. I know I sound constantly down about things but I’m the product of too many years failing. In many ways, it’s a minor miracle that I keep plugging away…

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Why Dunciad.com?

It’s a cool domain name and it was available. Yes, I know. Available. Crazy, isn’t it?

Really?

Yes. It also helps that it’s also my favourite satire written by Alexander Pope, one of the most metrically pure English poets who also knew his way around a crude insult or two. If you’ve not read it, you should give it a try.

So this is satire, right?

Can’t deny it. There will be some. But it’s also an experiment in writing and drawing, giving work away for free in order to see how many people are willing to support a writer doing his thing. It’s the weird stuff that I wouldn’t get published elsewhere in this word of diminishing demands and cookie-cutter tastes.