2 Days Left Till "La Cucaracha"

2 Days Left Till "La Cucaracha"

So we're coming down the other side of the hump this week. The Ring has been delivered to Mordor. All is well. Time to just get back to the Shire... maybe those eagles who appear in the most convenient situations can help us get to the weekend faster so we can more quickly enjoy "La Cucaracha."

But what's that? Another winged creature of Sauron comes!

Dammit! Why couldn't we have destroyed their habitats a little faster? Crafty little devils want Apocalyptic Revelry all to themselves!

Well don't fret! It's nearly here! And to tide you over, here's another tidbit to tease ya.

 From "Pearl Harbor 2: Pearl Harborer!" by Michael Dominguez-Beddome, illustrated by  Kevin Budnik

From "Pearl Harbor 2: Pearl Harborer!" by Michael Dominguez-Beddome, illustrated by Kevin Budnik

When you wish all of this time will never happen so you can just get reading, remember this piece of advice from Gandalf about the time that is given to you...

Actually I'm pretty sure that's how Boromir died...

3 Days Left Till "La Cucaracha"

3 Days Left Till "La Cucaracha"

Hump Day! You know what's the best thing about the hump?

You're now on the downslope heading headfirst towards "La Cucaracha!" And while I, as a New Yorker, realize the last thing you want is to head head first into a cockroach... this one is sassy!

 

 

 

 

Here's another bitesize taste of what's to come:

 From "Harrison's Interesting Adventure" by Michael Dominguez-Beddome, illustrated by  Kevin Budnik

From "Harrison's Interesting Adventure" by Michael Dominguez-Beddome, illustrated by Kevin Budnik

I get it. You're like Moses. You say "narcolepsy", but really you mean "work is lameeee." Inevitably when you tell your boss about your condition after being caught sleeping on top of the keurig, he or she questions you... Oh yeah? Narcolepsy huh? Well where do you get it treated? But you've been waiting with your answer cause you knew this was coming... "the insurance plan provided by this company doesn't fulfill my medical needs. *Sigh* "

That's right jerks! Got 'em! Count it!

There's only one real treatment for work-related illnesses like Boredom, and that is "La Cucaracha & Other Tales of Apocalyptic Revelry." It's coming Saturday, y'all. Just like Moses, your time in the desert is at its end! Click on the picture above for more info!

4 Days Left Till "La Cucaracha"

4 Days Left Till "La Cucaracha"

A Conservative Commission Has Been Assembled, and They Agree Only One Thing Can Stop Us From The Liberal Pope Becoming A Mutated Lizard Monster...

Okay, there are a few things that can stop the liberal pope lizard, formerly known as GODziller. This includes a heart healthy diet comprised of bright colored vegetables, a limited 4 hour tv-binge, and up-to-but-no-more-than three Oreos per hour. Those, and the all-new book, "La Cucaracha & Other Tales of Apocalyptic Revelry."

4 out of 5 doctors agree, preordering today will prevent you from having to eat an apple tomorrow! And only three of these doctors smoke Camels, so that's gotta mean something! (technically three is a majority). 

Let me ask you this? Would you rather do one load of laundry in a NYC laundromat (without even drying; not even a dryer!) or would you rather preorder a book that will make you smile time and again? 

Trust me, you don't want to be left in the cold.

I know what you'd say: "if it's so great, I'll wait until they make a movie out of it and cast Matt Damon, Mr. Smarty pants!" Well to that I'll say this: I'll tell them not to sell you a copy then. When it's popular, It'll be too late. And all the preorder people will be chilling inside with an Irish Coffee, while it'll rain dramatically on your head." And you'll say, "try and stop 'em, this is America" and I'll say, "is it?"

Don't Be Sad Jimmy Stewart...

Be Happy Stewart!

Or to whatever extent, be French Stewart...

Alright, that's all for now folks! Check out the book here, and get your copy in just a few short days! Thanks!

5 Days Left Till "La Cucaracha"

5 Days Left Till "La Cucaracha"

This one's for all the ladies out there! 

 From "The Ways To Make Gemütlichkeit, or: Foodie and the Beast" by Michael Dominguez-Beddome, illustrations by  Kevin Budnik

From "The Ways To Make Gemütlichkeit, or: Foodie and the Beast" by Michael Dominguez-Beddome, illustrations by Kevin Budnik

Look folks, sometimes, you just need a little something to improve your day. Maybe it's a fancy coffee with fake colors and flavors in it, maybe it's a trip to the park to watch puppies and little kids (before remembering that it's creepy and go get a life before the cops get called on you... why did you wear the trench coat anyway? It's damn near springtime now!), maybe it's watching the version of Les Mis with Liam Neeson and imagining Jean Valjean as Javert chasing down Geoffrey Rush after he stole a loaf of bread...

Well, for the cost of that original coffee, or the train fare to Manhattan to be a weirdo, or the price of Les Mis on iTunes, you can get several hours of shenanigans and entertainment you've not experienced before by pre-ordering "La Cucaracha & Other Tales of Apocalyptic Revelry."

It's true, Liam Neeson doesn't make an appearance, but the illustration by Kevin Budnik from above is from a story that takes place in Liechtenstein so that's pretty amazing... in that you've probably never heard of Liechtenstein... unless you're a fan of A Knight's Tale. But lemme tell ya, much like with Liam Neeson, reading this book you'll laugh so hard:

Only a few days left now. Pre-order today, and dream of all the chuckles you'll have on April Fool's Day when this book drops and you were ahead of the curve.

Be like this:

Not like this:

8 Days Left Till "La Cucaracha..."

8 Days Left Till "La Cucaracha..."

The End is Near!... of the preorder period. 

Over the next week, we will be rolling out a quote and an illustration (by Kevin Budnik) from the book everyday just to give you a little taste of what's to come! Hope you like 'em! Please share with your friends and family. 

 "La Cucaracha & Other Tales of Apocalyptic Revelry" *Available 4.1.17!* By Michael Dominguez-Beddome and Illustrated by  Kevin Budnik

"La Cucaracha & Other Tales of Apocalyptic Revelry" *Available 4.1.17!* By Michael Dominguez-Beddome and Illustrated by Kevin Budnik

In a time bogged down with apocalyptic partisan politics that have already thrown so much of the world into a political and social chaos, you might as well at least laugh a little. And not those laughs where you start off laughing but it quickly devolves into a laugh cry and you hold your head in your hands wondering how will grandma survive on a "block grant" tax credit. Those aren't fun cries. 

I mean more like this...

Right?! Isn't that what you want?

Don't you want to giggle like you once did?

And not just at things like this:

 Image by @Kyle_Conrad on twitter -- derived from Mad Max: Fury Road... also Trump's Truckscapades

Image by @Kyle_Conrad on twitter -- derived from Mad Max: Fury Road... also Trump's Truckscapades

Also good. Also timely... aka Apocalyptic.

Maybe sneak a peak at "La Cucaracha", over there ------------------>

and preorder today!

Thanks!!

Now Available As A Kindle Preorder!

Now Available As A Kindle Preorder!

What the hell is Kobo?

Exactly!

Kobo is more of a fringe book buying experience -- it's an ebook store, but lower on the totem pole than Amazon or B&N. I'm a Kindle man myself--thank you Aunt Cathy. Kindle, then iBooks, then Nook, then... I guess Kobo because it exists. I appreciate that it exists, but for the sake of ease, as of today, La Cucaracha & Other Tales of Apocalyptic Revelry is now available as a Kindle preorder as well! Please check it out--it's less than a cup of coffee!... Well, not a normal coffee... a coffee with chicory anyway. Doesn't matter if it's iced or hot! That chicory makes all the difference. This cockroach is the chicory of new books. (and on that subject, what the hell is chicory?--The Kobo of coffee?) Get a taste below!

Bam! You're welcome world! 

One Month Till Launch! -- La Cucaracha & Other Tales of Apocalyptic Revelry

Hey everybody!

If you're here looking at this site right now, that means you're maybe a little curious about my new/first book coming out on April 1st, 2017. It is officially launching in exactly one month. Can you believe it? Me neither. This project has been in the works for a long bloody time and I'm thrilled it's finally coming to fruition.

A Little Backstory

For those that don't know me too well, or that don't know me at all, or that know me but don't know this particular story, this book harkens back to high school. When I was a senior, we finally had complained and torn enough peoples' ears off that the school finally let us have a film fest. This was, along with theatre, my passion. I always wanted to tell larger than life stories and what better way than to get your junk projected onto a thirty foot screen? Maybe it wasn't that big, but it was in a 300 person theatre at Loyola Academy in Wilmette, IL.

My big idea sort of fell out of me during free period one day, about a yuppy guy drinking his Starbucks that is blindsided by God looking for his fix. It was so goofy and dumb that I wasn't convinced right away that it'd be anything, but as it came together it evolved into a weird commentary on the nature of Armageddon.

Everyone loves to predict the end of days. It's a career path for many people to this day, but especially in the distant past when all they could do is look at a comet and think, "this is the devil coming to give us smallpox and gingivitis!" And while everyone takes a guess at when the Apocalypse will befall us, no one is ever right or we wouldn't be here.

So I made this short film called, "Harrison's Interesting Adventure," and while it wasn't the prettiest film ever--I fell off the ladder a few times while trying to get a God's-eye-view of Harrison--it was a lot of fun, and ultimately, along with a great letter from my drama teacher/director, got me into NYU Film. 

So there's a little bit of backstory. Harrison makes an appearance towards the end of the book, and the whole of the structure is derived from that original idea: that Armageddon is just the changing state of things for people in the world, and while it's poetic for it to happen like the bible, it's just as likely to happen outside a Starbucks. If it happens at all. 

More Updates to Come

I'll try to post news and other miscellaneous things on here as time goes by and as I come out with more books, but in the meantime, pre-order your copy of "La Cucaracha & Other Tales of Apocalyptic Revelry" today at the iBookstore, Nook, Kobo, and Smashwords. On release day, it will also be available as a paperback and ebook on amazon.com (you get a discount on the ebook if you also buy the paperback... just something to keep in mind ;) ). If I can find an old copy of Harrison, I'll post a clip here soon for fun.

Thanks for checking me out!