Thursday, October 22, 2020

My First Novel: Ouch by Pug Grumble

Howdy folks! 

The time has finally come! My first novel, Ouch, is coming out in less than a month on November 17!

You can pre-order the Kindle edition right now for under $4!

Pre-Order:

There will be a paperback as well, but due to Amazon not having a built-in pre-order function you won't be able to purchase a copy until release day. When that hits shelves it will be priced at $12.95.

Ouch is definitely a bit more out there than Farlaine, but I might be even more proud of it! It took me years to write and revise and edit and polish, but I'm confident I'm putting out a book that's as good as I can make it. The subject matter may not be for everybody, but I think the writing is top-notch!

In honor of the book's release I also decided to throw together a new website, puggrumble.com, which will act as more of an umbrella for my different projects. It doesn't have much on it for now, but I hope to add to it as time passes.

I'll continue to leave the farlaine.com website up and update it with appearances and even occasionally post a blog entry, but with the series completed there's only so much I have to write about Farlaine these days:)

So please consider bookmarking puggrumble.com and keeping up to date on any future projects through my mailing list. And consider buying a copy of my new book!

Here's the jacket copy for anyone who's curious:

Ouch by Pug Grumble
A Comical and Quirky Tale About a Masochist, a Sadist, and a Klutz

Sylvester's got a bit of a thing for pain. In the silliest of ways, he enjoys it. He likes splinters and stubbed toes, pizza burns and ice cream headaches.

He’s dating the perfect girl in Felicia, a sadistic siren who torments any who wander within reach. The kinda girl who sharpens doorknobs and electrifies jukeboxes.

But when Felicia goes to jail, Sylvester literally can’t help but run into Natalie, a colossal klutz who topples into everything. The kinda girl who twists her ankle on the toilet and gets injured by plastic reindeer.

It's the start of something fun, at least until Felicia gets out of prison.

Monday, July 27, 2020

Howdy gang!

It's been a while since I posted an update on here (a year!), so I figured I may as well update anyone who was curious:)

Since the series completed I've started moving on to other projects, while still hitting any shows I can. I had expected to do San Diego again this year, as well as Baltimore, Boston, Heroes, and more, but with the pandemic raging all of that's been cancelled. Hopefully I'll be able to do them all next year if things improve. My current plan is still to hit shows indefinitely with the series and try to slowly buy surely grow the audience:)

In the interim I'm still working on releasing my first novel, which at this point seems likely to be self-published. I sent the manuscript off to over 100 agents and have been rejected or ignored by all of them! But honestly, it's not a huge surprise. Most of the publishing industry seems to want boring and safe rather than wacky and creative, and this book is definitely not for everyone! As I like to describe it, it's "A comical and quirky love triangle between a masochist, a sadist, and a klutz". Odd, eh? But trust me, it's awesome:)

So that's in the works and will hopefully come out at some point before the end of the year.

Otherwise I'm working on some other projects that are still in the writing stages and will battle each other for time and attention as things progress, but the goal is, eventually, to continue to create new work, both comics and novels. It's just gonna take time.

I'm also hoping to transition to a new website at some point that will act as more of an umbrella for different projects instead of relying on farlaine.com for everything.

Since I haven't done a ton of new Farlaine art in a while, I'll leave you with this fun gem, done for a friend who collects mock covers from an old book called Sugar and Spike.

Hope everyone's staying safe!