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Thonger Dongers #3 by J.T. Yost

Thonger Donger #3

Thonger Dongers #3 is a 36-page, Black and White, anthology written mostly by J.T. Yost and illustrated by him too! Published by Birdcage Bottom Books.

In this third edition of Thonger Dongers J.T. Yost gives readers an eclectic collection of comics that touch on a range of subjects. Cat lovers will find urinating felines providing companionship to the lovelorn. Small bladder sufferers will relate to the dreams of a purple bed wetter. For those with a penchant for the darker side of life there’s a story about hitting rock bottom, and for those that like things a little gross there’s a story about accidently drinking unsavory substances. All this plus an imposter dog!

J.T.’s art and storytelling abilities are always a winning combination. He manages to spin the embarrassing, the sad, and the outlandish all into an enjoyable and moving piece of sequential art. You can delve into this collection of true stories about hitting rock-bottom, extreme embarrassment, and mysterious occurrences and support Birdcage Bottom Books and get Thonger Donger #3 at and get a glimpse of the book at and find more from Birdcage Bottom Books at

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Not My Small Diary by Delaine Derry Green with cover art by John Porcellino

Not My Small Diary

Not My Small Diary #19 (Unexplained Events) and is a 104-page, B&W anthology edited by Delaine Derry Green with cover art by John Porcellino and illustrated contributions from 43 artists!

What a great collection of spooky and weird stories all artfully illustrated by a bunch of talented people! Now, I’ll state this right up front, I am a huge skeptic of anything supernatural. I love scary stories, horror movies, and a good fright, but I just can’t bring myself to believe in anything that seemingly violates the laws of nature. However, with that said, I did thoroughly enjoy Not My Small Diary #19 (Unexplained Events)! The stories cover all sorts of strange occurrences from mysterious sounds, to doors opening by themselves, to actual sightings of unexplained things! The great variety of topics (aliens, ghosts, curses, and more) and illustration styles make this a fun read no matter what you personally think about the subject of “unexplained events.”

The contributors to this issue are really a who’s who of the small press comics world too. Gracing the pages of Not My Small Diary #19 are: Carrie McNinch, Peter Conrad, Noel Franklin, David Lasky, Jason Martin, Kelly Froh, Jenny Zervakis, Donna Barr, Max Clotfelter, Andrew Goldfarb, Colleen Frakes, Mark Campos, Rob Kirby, Ben Horak, Joe Decie, Asher Craw, Missy Kulik, Misun Oh, Rachel Scheer, Simon Mackie, Charles Brubaker, Graeme McNee, George Erling, Elmore Buzzizyk, Chad Woody, Brad Foster, Lee J. Green, Jason Young, Liz Prince, J.T. Yost, Andrew Willmore, Jim Siergey, Patty Leidy, Pete Wentzell, James Burns, Fafá Jaepelt, John Porcellino, Micah Liesenfeld, MariNaomi, Kevin Van Hyning, Roberta Gregory, Mike Kraiger, and Adam Pasion! All this talent bundled together in over 100 pages of weird, bizarre, and strange stories is almost too good to be believed!

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To Read: Bottoms Up!, new from Birdcage Bottom Books

“BOTTOMS UP! True Tales of Hitting Rock-Bottom” is an anthology collecting real stories of bottoming out from alcoholism, drug dependency, sex addiction, body dysmorphia, pornography addiction and more. These stories have been adapted into comics by a team of incredibly talented and diverse cartoonists

Edited by J.T. Yost

Contributors include:

– Josh Bayer (title page)
– Haleigh Buck
– Kevin Budnik
– Josh Burggraf
– Max Clotfelter
– Peter S. Conrad
– Nate Doyle
– Rachel Dukes
– Chad Essley
– Mike Freiheit
– Tatiana Gill
– Danny Hellman (back cover)
– Jordan Jeffries
– Gideon Kendall
– Victor Kerlow
– Brendan Kiefer
– Sara Lautman
– Lizz Lunney
– Daniel McCloskey
– Chris Monday
– Fred Noland
– Adam Pasion
– Ben Passmore (front cover)
– Simon Petersen
– Summer Pierre
– John Porcellino
– Gillian Rhodes
– Matt Rota
– Kevin Scalzo
– Holly Simple
– Karl Stevens
– Michael Sweater
– Meghan Turbitt
– Noah Van Sciver
– Elaine M. Will
– Jess Worby
– George Wylesol
– Adam Yeater
– J.T. Yost

Published by Birdcage Bottom Books

6″ x 9″, 256 pages. $15
Full-color covers with b+w interior. Perfect-bound

Source: BOTTOMS UP! True Tales of Hitting Rock-Bottom – Birdcage Bottom Books