Zach Weiner braved a cold and dense crowds lining up to see him and the fellers from Cyanide and Happiness–all whom shared a booth on the show floor at the 2011 New York Comic Con, from Thursday, Oct. 13 through Sunday, Oct. 16. There were a few T-shirts for sale as well copies of his first book, Save Yourself, Mammal!: A Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal Collection, which features more than 200 comics from the first 10 years of SMBC.
Fans who visited the booth on Saturday and Sunday got a chance to purchase the second book, The Most Dangerous Game, which features comics hand-selected by Weiner from his entire catalog through Sept. 2011. The book also includes a mini Choose Your Own Adventure section with more than 120 entries. Those who didn’t get to buy a copy at the NYCC can pre-order one via the comic site’s online store. Books are scheduled to ship Nov. 1. Both titles are published by Breadpig.
What fans will not get to pre-order were the limited-edition Gentleman’s Single-Use Unlubricated Monocle. By the time this reporter got to purchase hers on Sunday, there were only nine left. Inspired by an old SMBC comic, the monocles were rendered reality for the con by engineer Ben Peters and steampunk artist David Malki! and sold for $5 apiece.
Breadpig donates 100 percent of all non-sustainable profits generated from the sale of both books to the Khan Academy.
Zach Weiner has agreed to an interview with Non-Productive.com, as soon as he has a few days to unwind from the con and his cold. Stay tuned.