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Haiku Comics Reviewed by Webcomic Asylum

Jack Carter of Webcomic Asylum has posted a review of Haiku Comics. In the review, Mr. Carter says Haiku Comics is “something pretty unique and a fresh take on horror” and rated us 8 monkeys in his starred review, which I’m pretty sure is a good thing. He also says that “the stylized violence and over the top gore add to the [comic’s] charm” and that “when combined with poetry, it’s pretty different, in a sick and twisted way. Cool.”

Unfortunately, Mr. Carter only gave the strip’s writing a seven, which sent my brother into donning an astronaut diaper and tearing off in his truck towards Mr. Carter’s residence. We’ll have to see how that one turns out.

On a more serious note, we’re always very appreciative of press and reviews — anything to help get the word out. Thanks, Jack!

Happy Birthday, Andy!

Your sister, Jeanyce, bought you a copy of our book for your birthday. Unfortunately, it’s going to be late. This is why.

I’ve got to say, my brother writes pretty good haiku for a zombie.


Guess What We Found?

My brother discovered a hidden stash of the Haiku Comics book collection. There are only 5 of them, each individually signed and numbered. When they are gone? They are gone forever.

Shameless Plug

Zombie Buffet t-shirt by Nathan Olsen and Robert Olsen.

Hi all. Just a reminder that the Zombie Buffet t-shirt is still in pre-sales. Currently pre-sales are set to end on March 31st, but a little bird whispered to me (as I held him in my fist, forcing him to talk) that pre-sales will probably continue through the weekend in celebration of WonderCon being held in San Francisco. So order your shirt now and receive $3 off the final price.

Friday’s Comic

If you missed my post earlier this week, I’ve been sick the last few days and decided to give myself a bit of a break and rest up. Apparently, my brother got a bit anxious about the lengthy delay in our comics publishing schedule and decided to take matters into his own hands.

Anyway, it looked like fun. So, I decided to turn the tables and appropriate/steal some of Robert’s lines from past strips to build the haiku for today’s comic. Line one comes from the end of The Dare II, line two comes from Zombie Dating Guide and line three comes from Haiku One.

I’m feeling much better now, guys. Thanks for your patience. More comics on the way!

Comic 3/18/2010

-phone ring- “ACHOO!! Hello?”
Bob: Damn, Nathan you sound like crap. When are you getting the next comic up?
Nathan: You’re right, I do feel like crap, thanks for asking. No, no, don’t worry if I’m dying, just worry about the next comic.
Bob: Are you dying? Cause if not, when’s the next comic?
Nathan: Go away. I feel like crap, can’t breathe through the stuffiness, my head feels like it’s about to explode, and I ran out of Nyquil.
Bob: So, the comic is coming out tomorrow then?
Bob: Hello? Nathan?

So yeah, Nathan still isn’t feeling good, so of course during my drunken binge on St. Patrick’s Day, I came up with a great idea. I’d do the comic. Sure, we all know I can’t draw, but damn it, I can plagiarize his work, so that’s what I did. All of today’s panels come from previous comics that Nathan drew. The first panel is from Fresh Bait – panel 2, the second panel is from Party Games – panel 2, while the final panel is from AB Negative – panel 3. However, the haiku itself is completely new. So I hope you enjoy this little foray into blatantly stealing from my brother, but this wouldn’t be necessary if he would just suck it up. So will there be an actual new comic tomorrow or this weekend? Not sure, but I’ll make sure to call him again :)

Taking A Sick Day

Sorry everyone for the longer than normal lapse in comics production, but I’m feeling a little under the weather. Hopefully I’ll get something up in the next few days.

Meanwhile, don’t forget that we are running a pre-order on our brand new Zombie Buffet t-shirt. We’re offering a $3.00 discount if you order before the end of the month — just our way of saying thanks to all of our long time fans!

T-shirt Preorder

Haiku Comics "Zombie Buffet" t-shirt design by Nathan Olsen and Robert Olsen.

Remember last year when you noticed the date was December 24th and you still hadn’t started your Christmas shopping yet? Yeah, this post probably isn’t for you slacker. However, for all of those people who were sitting back and sipping on Brandy and Eggnog on that day, it’s time to sit up and take notice. You see, Nathan and I have decided to do you a couple favors. What favors you ask? Why the favor of allowing you to spend your money, that favor. And the favor of allowing you finish your Christmas shopping ridiculously early this year.

Because we are nice guys.

Now in the Haiku Comics store, you too can preorder our latest shirt. Oh sure, it’s our first shirt, but it’s also our LATEST shirt. I mean, how can you pass this up? Plus, since you are obviously a man / woman / zombie / werewolf / vampire / etc of taste, by preordering this shirt you save $3. That’s right, only $14.95 and $3 S/H gets you a nice, new Zombie Buffet t-shirt. Oh sure, you could wait until the preorder stops at the end of this month and pay $17.95 for the shirt and frankly, more money is always alright by us, but why wait?

Hold on, the phone is ringing. Nathan wants to tell me something. “What? What does the shirt look like? Why do I have to describe it? I meant the picture is right here… OK, OK, fine, I’ll describe the shirt, geez.”

Apparently after taking all that time to color, ink, design, and fiddle with the shirt, Nathan would like me to describe it to you, so here it goes. It’s a shirt with a design on it, there. Huh? Hold on the phone’s ringing again.

“Hello? …OW, OW, OW. Stop yelling, OK, OK, I’ll do it right this time.”

So yeah, Nathan didn’t like that description for some reason, so one more time. The shirt is a 4-color silkscreen transfer printed on a black t-shirt. The shirt pictures a line of zombies, each eating a part from the zombie in front of it, forming their own unique zombie buffet line. It is available in both men and women’s sizes. Nathan tried the shirts on for feel (send money to Robert for pics of him in the women’s shirt) and we feel comfortable that you too will enjoy the shirt types chosen.

We hope that you enjoy the shirt as much as we do. Remember, nothing says friendship like a shirt depicting a bunch of zombies eating each other, so send one to all of your friends. Or better yet, con them into buying their own so you don’t have to.

Coming Soon

Haiku Comics "Zombie Buffet" t-shirt design by Nathan Olsen and Robert Olsen.

A few days ago, Bob and I announced our new t-shirt design on the Haiku Comics Facebook Fan Page. We’ve been working hard on this project and are really excited about it. I know that I’m going to be buying a couple of these shirts just for myself — hopefully many of you will feel the same.

We’re not quite ready to accept orders, but we will let you know soon when once we’ve worked out the logistics. More to come!

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