The Dr. Hastings Holiday Gift Guide

Hello! As the gift giving season comes upon us, I remember that *I* make things that are good gifts. Here are some books and a couple not books that will make for fun, surprising presents for the weirdos in your life.

For imaginative kids who like a funny, cute hero, and can handle it when things get scary - I AM GROOT 

For adults who love bizarre indie comedy - WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER Original Graphic Novel

For anyone who wishes they could live in a comic book - THE UNBELIEVABLE GWENPOOL

For the confident chef - DELICIOUS APRON



And finally, original art and signed books for the McNinja super fan. (It's okay if it's you. I won't tell.)


Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays
-Christopher

Dr. McNinja books, upcoming Marvel releases, conventions and sketch comedy

Hello! I have a bunch of stuff going on, so let's get to it.

First up, some news about the Dr. McNinja books. Since the webcomic has ended, I've been asked at least a couple times a week when the last book collection will be released. The answer from our publisher is (and I paraphrase) "maybe when sales pick up on the current volumes."

So let's sell some books! I am now offering through TopatoCo, FREE signed and sketched bookplates to accompany your order of any Dr. McNinja volume. (No personalizations though, sorry.)

I will also be honest and say this might be your last chance to get these books. There are no current plans for reprinting. On the other hand, if a bunch fly off the shelves, that could change too. Thank you as ever for your enjoyment and support of this comic! Buy here!

Killer Robot Games, the folks behind the Dr. McNinja card game, Legendary Showdown are making a new expansion to the game! Legendary Showdown: Presidential Edition. It's fun on it's own, or added to the the previous Legendary Showdowns. There are some Dr. McNinja related extra Kickstarter goodies too, so give it a look.

I AM GROOT #1 is out! Preview here.

THE UNBELIEVABLE GWENPOOL continues to come out every month (or occasionally twice a month). This week, we kick off our new arc, BEYOND THE FOURTH WALL, which has Gwen returning to "the real world" and going even deeper into the "what happens if you know you are in a comic" rabbit hole. Preview here.

Also out: GWENPOOL trades volumes 1 and 2, with 3 coming soon. Find them at your local shop, or on Amazon.

The only convention I currently have scheduled for 2017 is Awesome Con in Washington, DC, coming up soon! It's June 16-18th. You can find me in Artists Alley, #O2.

Finally, I'm directing several excellent live sketch comedy shows at the Magnet Theater in New York City. There's TOTALLY METAL, a one night sketch show from the beloved NYC improv team, Metal Boy. Sunday June 11th at 9pm. Tickets here.

There's also the NITRO GIRLS! The Nitro Girls are a Magnet house sketch team that I direct and they are consistently hilarious. Come see one of their shows! 06/12, 07/17, and 07/24. Magnet Theater has more info.

That's all for now!

-Christopher

Okay I'll leave on a teaser. ;) THIS SUMMER: EDGE OF VENOMVERSE #2.

So many shows

Holy crap, go look at the Events section. I'm in a lot of shows. New York, Chicago, and San Francisco. Come see one, PLEASE!

WHAT TIME IS IT?

It is Adventure Time. I'll let Comics Alliance deliver the news:

Of all the sentences I’ve read in comics news this week, none have been as much of an emotional rollercoaster as this one: Ryan North is leaving the Adventure Time comic, and will be replaced as writer by Christopher Hastings.

Read More: Christopher Hastings Replaces Ryan North On 'Adventure Time'

That's right! Starting with Issue #36, out this coming January, I'm the new writer on the Adventure Time ongoing series, with art by Zachary Sterling. Ryan North's a dear friend, and I'm honored to be taking the reins from him. I am also terrified to fill his enormous shoes. Ryan's Adventure Time run is one of the finest collection of humor comics out there, (multiple awards and the ridiculous sales numbers agree) and he'll be a tough act to follow.