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Special Project N is now Live! THE ILLUSTRATED CHRISTMAS (NOUN)!

I can now reveal that Special Project N is actually the Illustrated Christmas (Noun) Book!

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That’s right. We have compiled the first six years of Christmas (Noun) stories into one volume, added a bunch of extras, and illustrated the whole dang thing!

Yes. I draw cartoons (poorly)! Lots and lots of cartoons. (between that, the guns, and mini painting, I’m like a modern day renaissance man, which is okay I guess, because I always wanted to be a street samurai when I grew up, but that didn’t work out because of all the required cardio)

This book has cartoon manatees, dinosaurs, kung-fu fighting reindeer, ice tanks, and more! And if you ACT NOW you can also get Christmas (Noun) Christmas cards and posters. Β And (*Jack’s disclaimer: Probably) get your Illustrated Christmas (Noun) Book in time for Christmas!

Bonus points for whichever of you nerds recognizes that cover design. πŸ™‚

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Hey all- Jack Wylder here with the big reveal of Special Project N.
In July of last year, Larry showed the very beginnings of the project. http://monsterhunternation.com/2015/07/29/behind-the-scenes-look-at-special-project-n/
Now at last, we can reveal the project in all it’s glory. As speculated in the comments at the time, Special Project N is… (drum roll, please)

The Illustrated Christmas (Noun)!

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A year or so ago Larry started taking a sketchpad with him to the various cons he was signing at and in between his signings, doodled some cartoons. After he had enough, he sent them to me to scan. (Example: )
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Then I put it through the CorreiaColor process (IE Photoshop) and we get:
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We could have called it “The Expanded and Illustrated Christmas (Noun) because there is some new material not found elsewhere, but that would’ve been hard to fit on the cover.
We were so pleased with the way the artwork came out that we’re offering some of our favorites as mini-posters and/or greeting cards.
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You can order as much or as little as you like, but we have put discounts on the bundles.
For obvious reasons, we don’t want to reveal too much of the artwork here but I’m pretty confident you’ll be amused.
2 things:
1) Right now we’re taking orders for First Editions, but we’ll likely offer other editions down the line (unlike the Challenge Coins we’ve done in the past).
2) In 2 weeks time, we’ll place the order based on the sales numbers at the time. With our new shipping division and the lead times I’ve calculated these definitely should be in your hands in plenty of time for Christmas. (For obvious reasons, I can’t promise this but I’m expecting to have these all shipped by end of November at the latest.) There’s been a lot of work put into this and we can’t wait to see what you think!
To see more, or to place an order go to: https://mhiswag.myshopify.com/

 

 

Alliance of Shadows is out today!
The Cazador gets a scope
Old NFO
Guest

Nothing is coming up in the shop…

Richard McEnroe
Guest

Look under the catalog heading, it’s there.

Austin
Guest

I may just be blind, but I can’t seem to find it on the store. Larry, I want to give you my money, but I can’t if you don’t let me!

Tully
Guest

[looks at order page] [looks at post] [doublechecks link]

[shakes fist in direction of Yard Moose Mountain]

Tully
Guest

order complete

Lee Hilliard
Guest

My nerd sense tells me that the cover is an homage to GI JOE.

JustJoe
Guest

Looks like the cover to GIJoe #1 indeed.

Patrick Chester
Guest

Well, knowing is half the battle… πŸ˜‰

matthew
Guest

The other half being guns and kung fu!

Andrew Jones
Guest

I’ve actually got one of these somewhere.

Joe in PNG
Guest

I read mine until the pages fell off

Eric
Guest

Order Complete, woot!

Will
Guest

PayPal is shown as an option, but it appears the only way to purchase is by credit card. That’s going to delay me some, as I have to shift my massive bulk in order to access my wallet.

Will
Guest

Also, folks, the link doesn’t point to the right place. Once you see the patches page, click the Catalog link at the top. You’ll then be able to click over to the book.

Brian Niemeier
Guest

Is this your way of saying that we’ve all been very good little CisHetMales and Self-HatingGenderTraitors this year?

Wayne Blackburn
Guest

Dang. I recognize that cover design, but I can’t place it.

Darn you, ILOH! πŸ˜›

BassmanCO
Guest

As mentioned above, the G.I. Joe comic #1.

Julie Frost
Guest

MINE MINE ALL MINE.

Matthew
Guest

ooh…. I’m not much for posters, but if there was a book with the text and accompanying illustrations, I’d totally buy that

Is that on the agenda?

JackWylder
Guest

That’s what this is. The cards and posters are add ons πŸ˜‰

Matthew
Guest

d’oh! missed it

…. never mind

Richard McEnroe
Guest

When does Wendell get lethal but sexy love-interest?

Alex
Guest

Annnnd purchased…This looks awesome

Arwen
Guest

Very exciting!
In other news when I first visited, the blog had me logged in as Correia45. No idea why.

Arwen
Guest

It’s a good thing the John Ringo portion of The Christmas Noun 5: Fifty Shades of Noun has already been censored.

DeTroyes
Guest

Will there be an option for a signed edition?

And yes, that is an homage to GI Joe #1.

Kenneth Stanley
Guest

Gi Joe #1

Carl \"Bear\" Bussjaeger
Guest

I’d also appreciate it if you could get PayPal enabled. That’s where I keep fun funds.

JackWylder
Guest

No more Paypal- sorry, but I’m not giving them a penny…

Professor Badness
Guest

The cover is a spoof of the original G.I. Joe comic book, episode #1.
My hat’s off to you sir!

Old NFO
Guest

It is now, ordered…

Miisha Moon
Guest

Oh my heck! This is the best Christmas ever!

Retro_Rockets
Member

And now the world is a better place.

Dave O.
Guest

The cover’s taken directly from G.I. Joe #1! So where’s my nerd points, and what can I get with them?

Christopher M. Chupik
Guest
Christopher M. Chupik

Don’t diss your cartooning, Larry. You’re not bad. A lot better than me, that’s for sure.

Kevin Findley
Guest

Christmas Noun is the codename for America’s daring,
highly trained, social sarcasm mission force!
It’s purpose, to defend human freedom against SJW,
a very nervous safe space organization
determined to rule the world! (As long as the indigenous peoples agree)

YO NOUN!

RandyGC
Member

I guess I’m too much of an Old School Nerd. It was a toss up between a Sgt Fury and a Sgt Rock comic cover.

ETA: Now that I think about it, it’s also similar to a Haunted Tank cover if my misty memory serves…

Richard McEnroe
Guest

Can’t do Haunted Tank anymore. Evil Robert E Lee and all that. Very triggering.

snelson134
Guest

Although the original Haunted Tank was actually haunted by Jeb Stuart, as was fitting for an M3 Stuart Tank.

Shawna
Guest
Well, this is super cool. I was gonna buy it right now, but if you don’t take PayPal, then… I’ll have to see. (I’d have to get up to get my debit card, and I’m too lazy to do that right now.) Also, $10 for shipping within the US? That seems… steep. If all I’m getting’s the book, you could ship it media mail for like a third of that. Also, just as an aside, it would be super helpful if you could announce these cool exclusive things sometime in the month prior to whatever the last date to order… Read more »
JackWylder
Guest

Larry explained above why we don’t take PayPal. They tried to screw us once, they’re not getting a second chance. Shipping is one flat price- might be slightly high for one book, but it will be low if you order the full set (which is actually 2 separate shipments), plus there’s the packaging, and handling fees now that we have a fulfillment house to get things out quicker. There’s more to the shipping and handling than just what you pay the carrier! If anything, I’m worried we’re going to lose money on it this time…

Shawna
Guest

I would be curious to hear a more detailed account of the PayPal incident (I’m wondering what justification they gave for withholding the money because that kind of boggles me, especially if they were just keeping it for themselves rather than refunding it if they thought bad dealings were going on), but I suppose posting such would be some kind of faux pas.

Jon
Guest

Their particular story is a pretty common refrain in the past year or two for anyone doing crowdfunding or pre-orders through paypal.

The short answer for most retailers in this instance has been to just say no going forward and I can’t fault them for that. Paypal has been pretty shady.

Shawna
Guest

Really? Dang, I hadn’t heard anything about that. That really sucks, since PayPal is kinda the only non-card way to pay online and it’s super convenient for buyers.

Shawna
Guest

BTW, how many pages is it? Hardcover or soft? Have/will you consider selling a digital edition as a more ‘budget’ option?

BigFire
Guest

Slightly OT, but for those of you that cannot wait to throw MORE money at Larry, Alliance of Shadows (the non-eARC version) is now out. I got it again on Kindle and Audible. Enjoy the end to a great trilogy.

carbonel
Guest

Woot.

That’s three Christmas presents taken care of.

Brian Marshall
Guest

When we order them, can you sign them as well?

Richard McEnroe
Guest

Order placed. Be funny. No pressure.

Jennifer
Guest

Is this going to be reprinted? I wish I had bought a copy when I first noticed this months ago

JackWylder
Guest

(Pssst! Now that all but two orders have shipped, I’ve just added the remainders to the shop. Haven’t announced it just yet so you can get in early)

Jennifer
Guest

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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