Highland Park Comic-Con!

Highland Park Comic-Con

Hey everybody! I will be appearing at the Highland Park Comic-Con this Saturday December 3rd! It’s all ages and FREE ENTRY! See you there at Pino’s, 13 N 4th Ave, Highland Park, NJ!

Stop by if you need any holiday gifts for the comic lovers in your life. I will have my usual assortment of Batboy books and zines, plus prints, pins and stickers!

If you can’t make it, why not check out my BOOKS page and my online STORE page for those last-minute weird gifts.


Plus I’ve got something BIG in the works, and as you can see below, Batboy is sweating!

rough sketch of Batboy face closeup sweating as if riding a bike

I hope to reveal more soon about this project, so stay tuned! As usual you can find me on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Slasher!

HITCHCOCK LEARNS ABOUT SUSPENSE

Rare behind-the-scenes photo of Alfred Hitchcock reading Downhill From Here: A low Budget Batboy adventure
Rare behind-the-scenes photo of Alfred Hitchcock reading Downhill From Here: A low Budget Batboy adventure

Recently dug up from the archives, this rare photo shows Alfred Hitchcock learning a thing or two about suspense and humor from that classic comic zine Downhill From Here: A Low Budget Batboy Adventure.

Just kidding, this is what I like to call movie magic! Seriously, though, Alfred Hitchcock has read my new zine, why don’t you head over to my new online shop and get a signed and numbered copy. This is the first printing of 100, it may be the last!


In other news, it is finally October! The month when all of us weirdo monster kids get to shine! What are you doing for Halloween? What’s your costume gonna be? Any Fall plans?


In addition to his latest zine adventure, Batboy is being plagued by some demonic stuffed animals that have moved into his house. Follow along on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter for this creepy, yet funny, storyline.

Batboy looks worried when he stumbles upon a gang of creepy stuffed animals hogging his bed.

The caption reads: "He didn't know where they had come from or why they were there. The only thing Batboy knew for certain: It was their bed now."
SEE! CREEPY I TELLS YA!

DO YOU LIKE TO BITCH, MOAN AND WHINE?

JOIN THE BATBOY COMPLAINERS CLUB TODAY!

It’s so simple! Just one easy step! CLICK HERE to head on over to my new shop and get yourself this beautiful 2″ enamel pin!

Batboy two inch enamel pin

Text Reads: "Take it from Batboy: Complaining is a very rewarding hobby"

Displaying this pin anywhere confirms your membership in the Batboy complainers club! When you receive your pin, you will find the COMPLAINT FORM on the back, please fill it out and post it wherever you get your social media!

#batboycomplains

Stay tuned for more updates, I might have some last-minute show announcements in the coming weeks for all my New Jersey and Pennsylvania folks out there.

Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market Back Ta School Jam!

Hey there, friends! In just over a week I will be back in my homeland of New Jersey with a table at the Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market’s Back Ta School Jam!

I have a number of new items, but the one I’m most excited to share is my new comic zine adventure featuring Batboy and his squirrel friend Merle! As you can tell from the cover below, Batboy is not very happy about leaving his zone of comfort.

Cover Image of Downhill From Here: A Low Budget Batboy Adventure - Issue 1
by M. R. Kessell
Downhill From Here: A Low Budget Batboy Adventure Issue 1

I addition to my books, I will have a handful of new stickers available. One design in particular would make the perfect gift for those horror-loving bookworms in your life! READ AND READ UNTIL YOUR EYES BLEED!

stickers designed by M. R. Kessell including Brain in a jar and a candy corn kaiju known as cornzilla
Come for the zine, stick around for the stickers!

SPECIAL NOTE:

IF YOU ATTENDED THE LAST FLEA MARKET AND DISCOVERED THAT YOU HAD RECEIVED ONE OF MY COUPONS IN YOUR SWAG BAG, I WILL STILL HONOR IT IF YOU STILL GOT IT!


And if all of that wasn’t enough for you, there will be celebrity guests! Holy crap!

Cooper Andrews from The Walking Dead, John O’Hurley from Seinfeld, and Brian O’Halloran from Clerks are just a few that have been announced so far.

If you won’t come out for me, please do it for the celebrities.

Batboy waiting for the NYC subway in Brooklyn

Even though he doesn’t consider himself a celebrity, Batboy will be available all day long for photo ops and autographs. Come by and snap a selfie! Just don’t ask him to smile.

Anyway, I hope to see you all in Edison, NJ on September 10th!