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Bad Habits 29th Anniversary Edition

29 years ago, more or less, a collection of cartoons from the weekly feature Bad Habits was published, to the world’s general indifference. Now you can enjoy it all over again, for the very first time! Relive those halcyon days of yesteryear, the ’80s!

At the peak of its renown, Bad Habits appeared in a handful of weeklies, including the Chicago Reader, San Diego City Paper, Washington City Paper, Baltimore City Paper, Phoenix New Times, The Stranger, as well as the East Bay Express and many other weeklies. Spin Magazine reprinted them for a year or so, a few appeared in RAW,and handful of strips were printed in Weirdo. If any of that made sense, this is the book for you!

Featuring such hallmarks of “New Wave” cartooning as:

  • “Ironic” art style
  • “Snarky” attitude
  • No set format or characters, just a personal “take” on life
  • Published in “Alternative” weeklies
  • Brutal over-use of “scare quotes”

(Read full introduction here!)

Specially formatted to enhance the eBook reading experience!

Jon Doe

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The New, Improved Adventures Of Huckleberry FInn

Controversy erupted recently over a new edition of Mark Twain’s “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.” It attempts to make this classic of American literature more acceptable in today’s school curriculums by deleting the so-called “N-Word”, which appears over 200 times in the original text.
Intrigued by this concept, and sensing an exciting marketing opportunity, We at Puzzled Squirrel slapped together our own exclusive edition of Huck Finn, which goes even further in updating this great but flawed masterpiece to suit modern sensibilities.

[pullquote]This is the “Huckleberry Finn” that Mark Twain would almost certainly write if he were alive today, and had a lobotomy.[/pullquote]
“The New, Improved Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” the exclusive new eBook from Puzzled Squirrel Press, is guaranteed to be significantly less offensive than all other brands combined! Using the latest state-of-the-art word processing technology, we have spared all expense to lovingly craft the “Huckleberry Finn” that Mark Twain would almost certainly write if he were alive today, and had a lobotomy.

Like the NewSouth edition, we too have replace “That Word We Mean When We Say ‘The N-Word’” with “N-Word”. But that’s not all! We address head-on such hot-button issues as:

  • TEEN SMOKING!
  • STEREOTYPING OF NATIVE AMERICANS!
  • HOMOSEXUALITY!
  • INTERRACIAL SEX!
  • AGEISM!
  • AND MUCH MORE!

CELEBRITY BONUS:To make the story more relevant and fun for teens: Pop sensation JUSTIN BIEBER appears in the place of Tom Sawyer!


With a handsome new cover and introduction by Norman Dog, eBook design from unBound eBooks, and text (mostly) by Mark Twain, this is one book that you and your family will treasure for generations to come! And if not, just let us know and we’ll rewrite it for you!

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The 37 Cartoons You Should Read Before You Die

The 37 Cartoons You Should Read Before You Die is a collection of full-color cartoons written, drawn and hand-selected by Norman Dog, from his vast collection of marginally less funny ones. Using a unique process Mr. Dog calls “Comication”, he explains hard-to-grasp-concepts like Life, Death, Religion, Interplanetary Travel, and Bad Snack Foods so clearly, a child could understand. (NOTE: This book is not recommended for children!) Once you read it, you will never look at cartoons, or life, or angry alcoholic bunnies the same way again.

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Norman Dog has been published in Raw Magazine, Spin Magazine, The American Window Washer Magazine, Nickelodeon Magazine, Weirdo, Anarchy Comics, The Nation, The East Bay Express and elsewhere. He is the proud recipient of the prestigious Komsomolskaya Pravda Cartoon Medal. NNorman Dog is America’s Most Beloved Cartoonist™, and really enjoys referring to himself in the third person.


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