Continuing our summer of experimental zine content, Issue 19 is hot off the presses, featuring the booking puzzles of the Gangbusters! Comedy Enjoyment Program. Why, there’s practically a puzzle on every page. Solve our historical puzzles, solve the new puzzles constructed for this issue, spot puzzles that don’t exist and solve those too!
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I’ve noticed days sneaking by where I get nothing done. Nothing at all! And it’s not that I have nothing to do. In fact, I decided to see what exactly I have going on at the moment, and I made a big weird chart that keeps growing new tentacles whenever I leave it alone for a few minutes.
I suspect that the real problem is that I’m spoiled for choice and I’ve started playing the Netflix game with my tasks. You know the one. It’s the game where you spend a show or movie’s-worth of time just browsing around the menu instead of picking something? It’s because you know you can’t do or watch everything you want to watch and do, so now you’ve added the task of ‘look at and rank everything.’
I did the same thing in school – I don’t want to work on the project for the fun class because I’ll feel guilty about neglecting the boring class, but I don’t want to work on the project for the boring class because it’s boring.
The thing is, you’ve only got time to do one or two or three things in a day anyhow, so you can’t spend one of your actions on wondering what you should do with your turn. You need to spend your time chopping the arms off of that monster!
And what do you mean you only get to chop off two or three tentacles a day? Over a year that’s hundreds! The monster doesn’t stand a chance!
So it turns out our time-to-crate in this story was about 6 months. That's not too bad. Plus, not to give anything away, but nobody in this issue steals 40 pies. That would be terrible.
What does happen this month? You'll have to get your hands on an issue to find out, and the best way to do that is by having it mailed right to your home. You know, like subscribers do. However, I have a growing contingent of 'newsstand' customers, who like receiving their regular issues in person. 1/5th of each newly printed issue is already spoken for. Get yours today!
Just under the wire (pictured), my subscribers have been sent their November issues of Not Art. Non subscribers will have to rely on finding one of the copies I've put aside for dropping off in Los Angeles comedy theaters or selling as back issues.
New subscribers have the opportunity to join at the following levels of interest:
- $3 - a hand-numbered copy of each new issue delivered to your home by the US Postal Service.
- $4 - a hand-numbered copy of each issue, delivered to your home by the US Postal Service, except you start at issue #1! Relive the whole thrilling experience of our first few months!
- $5 - a hand-numbered edition of your choosing of each new issue delivered to your home by the US Postal Service.
- $XX - a hand-numbered copy of each new issue delivered to your home by the US Postal Service, and your first delivery includes a copy of every back issue! (This becomes more expensive each month!)
- $26 - eBook edition. You receive an electronic copy of my physical chapbook / zine project each month, and also one physical copy is destroyed each month.
There's a real struggle between adding dozens of mildly amusing subscriber tiers and making the whole page too complicated for anyone to care about. I suspect that on the battleground of this internal conflict, I am losing.
(Also, there is no cover sketch video this month because I used a different method to create this month's cover.)
Well, not exactly newsstands, but you can find copies at The Pack Theater and Clubhouse in Los Angeles, or anywhere you run into me from now until the next issue is ready, or, of course, you could SUBSCRIBE and let the issues roll in to your mailbox month after month.
UNACCEPTABLE is a spy comedy that I hawk each week at Set List, which is why this post is two plugs in one!
Set List at the Pack is a completely improvised stand-up show that happens every Thursday night at 10:30, at the Pack Theater in Los Angeles, CA.