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I’m a member in good standing in some pretty prestigious clubs…

I thought I wasn’t going to find time to post this week, but I didn’t want to sit on the following cool stuff for another month (considering I’m going into Halloween lockdown mode soon.)  I recently had a few extra bucks lying around (rare these days) and felt like it was a great opportunity to pick up some really cool stuff from a couple of really swell sites.

Up first is the mega-awesome 8-Bit Zombie Kid’s Club Pack!

I’ve been drooling over the neat clothes at 8-Bit Zombie for awhile, but I always tend to miss out on the shirts that I really want considering they’re released in pretty low print runs and tend to be gobbled up ultra fast.  So when I saw the tweet go out announcing the release of their new Kid’s Club pack I didn’t hesitate and ended up grabbing one post haste.  Let me tell you, I think I would have plunked down the price of admission for their retro custom lunch box alone.  Included in the pack are the super cool lunch box with artwork by Matthew Skiff (featuring such pop culture, cartoon and video game luminaries as Slimer, King Hippo, Cobra Commander, Mr. T, My Pet Monster, Skullface, and Castle Greyskull, as well as 8-Bit’s own Thrashor zombie skater), a club patch, a swell “Nickelodeon Slime” green club t-shirt, and a handful of stickers and buttons.  8BZ was also kind enough to include a vintage pack of Topps TMNT trading cards and a neat M.U.S.C.L.E. figure (#146, Playerman, the living record player!)

One of the aspects that I really dig about 8-Bit Zombie is their keen sense of design and ostentatious use of branding, which always gets me excited.  Heck, even the box they sent the club pack in was covered with awesome branded rubber stamps featuring some of their past t-shirt designs as well as their various 80s-inspired logos.  Sadly, the Kid’s Club Pack is currently sold out, but I’ve heard rumblings of future offerings in the works, so keep your eyes peeled and maybe you can also become a member in good standing…

The second awesome pack I picked up came from the multi-talented Tommy Day over at Top Hat Sasquatch

Tommy recently had a limited run of rad THS t-shirts screen-printed, and he’s currently offering them over at the site (though I’m not sure how many he has left, so if you want one you better head on over and put in an order!)  I was so excited to open the delivery, not only because the t-shirt is swell, but because he also packed a vintage TMNT goody bag to go along with the purchase.  It goes without saying that I love getting stickers, but the buttons and cool trading cards were a great bonus.  Believe it or not, that pack of ALF cards contained a card I desperately needed to complete my set!

The Strange Kid Comix anthology needs your help!

Hey folks, I just wanted to take a second and announce that the Strange Kids Comix anthology is in the final leg of its Kickstarter campaign and is getting pretty darn close to getting funded!  I have an article all about 80s era R-Rated flicks getting the cartoon treatment (Robocop, Rambo, and The Toxic Avenger), and I can’t wait to get this issue in hand to flip through…

This morning Rondal shared a glimpse of the artwork that will accompany my article, and boy, is it ever a dozy!  James Callahan really knocked it out of the park!

If you dig comics, especially the indie and alternative stuff, than you’ll love the Strange Kids Comix anthology and there’s a lot of great talent in this issue.  Please take a second to check out the Kickstarter page and help make this issue a reality by backing or sharing the project on Twitter and Facebook.  There are plenty of cool reward tier exclusives left, including some authentic Real Ghostbusters Animation cels cherry-picked from my personal collection that would look mighty fine framed on your wall.  Thanks in advance for looking and thanks to everyone whose spread the word and backed the project so far!

Help the 3rd issue of the Strange Kids Comix get the kickstart in the pants it needs!

Rondal Scott, the very cool and super nice dude who runs the Strange Kids Club, has recently put together the 3rd issue of his Strange Kids Comix anthology.  This time out, instead of a traditional pre-order, he’s taken the release of the magazine over to Kickstarter so that he can help fund not only the magazine, but some awesome goodies to go along with the issue.  This 3rd installment of SKC is themed with all sorts of 80s and 90s era television fun and includes a breathtaking cover by Jason Edmiston!

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Not only will there be a ton of great comics in this new issue, but Rondal also decided to pack the issue with articles written by a bunch of swell folks including Paxton Holley (Cavalcade of Awesome and the Nerd Lunch Podcast), Brian Adams (Cool & Collected and head honcho over at the League), and, well, me!  I’m really proud to have been able to contribute an article to the magazine as I enjoyed the ever-living heck out of the first two issues.  If you’re curious about my take on some R-rated flicks from the 80s that were oddly turned into Saturday morning cartoons, you should probably head on over to the Strange Kids Comix Kickstarter page and snag yourself one of the limited number of discounted early-bird copies before they’re sold out!

I know I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of this new issue.  Reading the first two nearly melted my mind!