Imagine a Hollywood run not by movie studios, but by comic book publishers. Here, superheroes are the biggest celebrities, and everyone is trying to get published.
This is the story of Toupydoops, kindergarten teacher and aspiring comic book character.
Join Toupy, along with his best friend Teetereater, as they navigate through adventures in life, love, and comic book showbiz in their attempt to find a place where they truly belong.
You know how it is: you’re out sailing with the fellas, throwing chum into the water, cracking wise with each other, when suddenly you realize the task in front of you was bigger than any of you imagined. You’re frightened. You’re scared. You don’t know how you’re going to overcome it, but one thing’s for sure:
You’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat.
Celebrate this iconic moment of pants-staining realization from Steven Spielberg’s 1975 classic “Jaws” with this Limited Edition Toupydoops “You’re Gonna Need A Bigger Boat.” print.
Printed on high-quality, glossy paper, this all-new 12“x16” print is ready for framing and mounting anywhere you’ve bitten off more than you can chew.
Limited to 50 pieces, these prints will be available at this year’s San Diego Comic Con 2011. Stop by Small Press Table M10 and pick up yours before they swim away.*
*prints cannot actually swim
You know how it is: you’re out with your best bud, goofing around in bullet-proof flak jackets, having some high-octane fun. The usual. Then you get a phonecall. Maybe your wife wants you to pick up some Chinese food on the way home. Maybe a telemarketer offers you a tempting deal on long distance. Or maybe a Cuban drug kingpin has kidnapped your sister – who just happens to be dating your best friend.
In any case, shit just got real.
Celebrate this iconic moment from Michael Bay’s 2003 masterpiece of buddy cop cinema “Bad Boys II” with the Limited Edition Toupydoops “Shit Just Got Real” print.
Printed on high-quality, glossy paper, this all-new 12“x16” print is suitable for framing (or just taping up to the wall. Seriously, it’s your room. I’m not going to tell you how to decorate).
Limited to 50 pieces, these prints will be available at this year’s San Diego Comic Con 2010. Stop by Small Press Table M12 and pick up yours before they blow up, Michael Bay style*.
*prints are not actually explosive
With yesterday’s passing of comics icon Harvey Pekar, I’ve dug up and posted The Toupydoops Name Story – a short I produced for the 2007 STAPLE! Anthology. See Toupy do his best Harvey Pekar (and me do my best R. Crumb) in this homage to one of my biggest comic influences.
Lobrau Productions will be back at San Diego Comic-Con this year with a trunk full of Toupydoops stuff, including some exclusives to be announced in a week or so.
We’ll be at Small Press Table M12 this year, along with Shane and Chris Houghton – creators of the excellent Reed Gunther.
Finding the Small Press section is easy. Just face all the really cool shit, then walk in the opposite direction. We’ll be there all week.
Hi, my name is Kevin McShane and welcome to the all-new Toupydoops.com. For those of you just hearing about Toupy for the first time, welcome. And for those returning from wondering where the hell we went, welcome back.
It’s been over three years since the last issue of Toupydoops hit the stands. I started the series back in 2005 with the hopes of it becoming a successful independent comic book series. My adventures in indie comic book publishing as the Direct Market closed and the economy collapsed could be the subject of their own book (and just might someday) – but let’s just say my dreams petered out about two years later.
Well, now Toupy is back, online, and free for everyone to read. The goal of this site is to reconnect with the audience I built a few years ago and hopefully pick up some new readers along the way.
Some of you may be wondering, “Does this mean there’s going to be new issues of Toupydoops?” To which I say, “One step at a time, pal.” It took me almost two years to get this site damn up. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves here.
Once the dust has settled with the new site, the plan is to start serializing Toupy’s previous adventures, starting with Chapter 2, until we’re all caught up. Hopefully by the time Chapter 6 has been posted, I’ll have the time and the means to finish off Chapter 7 and continue from there.
Of course, if you’re impatient, you can always buy The Collected Toupydoops, Vol. 1 – which contains the first five chapters, plus a bunch of bonus material.
Updates will be twice a week. Probably Mondays and Thursdays. Not quite sure yet. Subscribe via RSS and you’ll be fine.
In the meantime, go read Chapter 1. I think the story still holds up (even though most of the art makes me cringe).
Thanks for stopping by. I’ve always have a soft spot in my heart for Toupydoops. And I hope you will too.
Have a rich and full-bodied day,
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