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Mr Butterchips A Collection of Cantankeroous Commentary.
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Mr. Butterchips the ill-tempered monkey with zero patience for right-wing alarmists is getting his first collected edition with the SLG Publishing release of Mr. Butterchips: A Collection of Cantankeroous Commentary.
Created by cartoonist Alex Schumacher , Mr. Butterchips first appeared in the pages of Drunk Monkeys magazine in 2016. Beginning life as an homage to the underground comix of the 60’s and 70’s, Mr. Butterchips eventually took a hard left turn and became an ongoing political commentary following the 2016 presidential election. “Mr. Butterchips is essentially my id..." commented Schumacher "railing against the intolerance, class disparity and societal ills we see today."
Mr Butterchips: A Collection of Cantankeroous Commentary assembles the 45 previously published strips which appeared in Drunk Monkeys and adds a 22 page stand-alone acid trip of a story entitled "Psychotropic San Francisco Sojourn". Also included in the collection is a brief history of the characters genesis, a foreword by editor Kevin Ketner and a gallery of pinups by artists like Keith Knight.
The reaction to Mr Butterchips has been enthusiastic, with the strip garnering praise from a variety of sources
“Schumacher's brilliance and timeliness of subject matter makes this a MUST READ as he makes the reader laugh as much as he makes you think.”
— SHEAN MOHAMMED, Graphic Policy
“Mr. Butterchips is raunchy and righteous, just what the comic art landscape needs!”
— MICHAEL JANTZE, creator of The Norm comic strip
Mr. Butterchips A Collection of Cantankeroous Commentary is available through SLG Publishing and on sale online via Amazon and available to the book trade from Ingram Distribution or direct from the publisher. ISBN # 978-1593622992 Mr. Butterchips A Collection of Cantankeroous Commentary has a $9.95 cover price.
Due to COVID-related delays, SLG does not yet have an inventory of Mr. Butterchips, however, it can be ordered at Amazon by clicking this link.