What are the haps my friends

February 1st, 2011: If you're Canadian, I ask that you sign this petition and/or donate to help stop the new usage-based billing laws coming to Canada. They'll change our internet access to be the same as it is for cell phones: charged by the byte, super expensive, and hella terrible.

Also! In happier news, today is Dinosaur Comics Birthday Day! Thank you SO MUCH for reading my comic, sharing the link with friends, and all the other awesome things you do and might in fact be doing RIGHT NOW. It's terrific. It's given me the best job in the world.

Speaking of that! Today I'm in Easthampton at TopatoCo headquarters, snowed in, signing all those books you ordered. (Here I'm using a rhetorical you, I do not believe that one of you ordered all those signed books - OR DID YOU??) If you want a signed copy of my new book where I'll draw T-Rex wearing WHATEVER HAT YOU WANT, order today, because that option will disappear soon!

YOU LIKE TO READ: Probably, huh? Well GOOD NEWS: my book To Be or Not To Be (choose-your-own-path Hamlet!) is in the new Humble eBooks Bundle! Up to FIFTEEN books at a pay-what-you-want price, plus you support charity (and artists)! Definitely worth checking out, if you ask me.

NEW SHIRTS: As you may have noticed, I've spent the past all this year coming up with a new shirt design every month. Then I sold them for two weeks only! But now they're BACK... for two weeks only. Check them out! There are some PRETTY FRIGGIN' AWESOME shirts here. There's also a new one about dating, kinda?

One year ago today: HOLY CRAP THERE'S ARCHIVE TEXT TOO noooooooo

– Ryan

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