July 1, 2007


So, after trying for two years, I finally was able to bid enough at the Child's Play Charity Auction that I got a guest appearance in Penny Arcade, which is of course my favorite comic (barring the return of Sam and/or Max to strip form).

Being that I am a giant whore for publicity, this is the crowing achievement of my life. Well, this an getting an iPhone. Really, it's been My Week.

I. Have. Made. It.

The irony is that Tycho and Gabe wrote today's strip(s) before they knew they'd actually be standing in line with me -- originally the local Apple Store had a list of business customers who could have some iPhones set aside for them, and I offered Gabe one of mine allotment when he put out the call to his Blue Blaze Irregulars. Corporate put the kibosh on that plan, so we all just merrily waited in line like everyone else, except everyone else didn't have a big jug of gin and tonic, nor the world's worst photo of them on the front page of their local newspapers the next day. (On the plus side, I was later interviewed by a really hot newslady from Channel 7.)

Hopefully, Steve has a sense of humor -- otherwise, I guess I'll be applying for a job at Penny Arcade in a few months when Apple crushes me out of existence. I figure, they'll owe me.


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Blogger Matt said...

We had a bottle of rum and some cokes about 50 spots behind you. Gotta say that was the best time I've ever had waiting in line.

July 03, 2007 8:13 AM

Anonymous Brendan said...

"...except everyone else didn't have a big jug of gin and tonic..."

Ah, I should have known.

I was going to invite you to the back of the line for cocktails (we had a paperbag bar + mixers from QFC going on) but lost momentum when you were being interviewed.


July 03, 2007 10:24 AM

Blogger Wil Shipley said...

Oh damn! You guys should have said hi, we would have had a really nice little bar going! I love rum and coke!

July 03, 2007 1:34 PM

Anonymous Houman said...

Wil - you're totally stylin in that photo!

July 04, 2007 12:00 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whatever you bid, those two strips was totally worth it! If I was you I'd print a banner of the Jobs one and proudly hang it at the office.

July 04, 2007 4:13 AM

Anonymous Sharon said...

Whoa, you bought iPhones for your staff? Delicious Monster must be a great place to work :)

July 05, 2007 9:18 PM

Anonymous Daniel Axelrod said...

Speaking of Sam & Max in strip form,
Steve Purcell did a short Sam & Max webcomic (only 12 pages, unfortunately). Also, there's going to be a new printing of Surfin' the Highway.

I don't know if this constitutes a "return" to comic form or not though.

July 07, 2007 9:56 AM


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