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David and Dale show up in a new book with an interview and embarrassing childhood photos!

Pre-order Attitude 3 on Amazon today!

A Lesson Is Learned...

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Dale bares soul, weeps tears that turn into doves for Scene Missing Magazine.


The 2005 WebCartoonist Choice Awards selected us for Best Layout.

Dale has written a review for Mcsweeney’s in their Reviews of New Food section.

Dale has contributed to Ryan North's collaborative web comic project, Whispered Apologies.

There is a review of A Lesson Is Learned in The Webcomics Examiner.


Archaic creature climbs out of primordial ooze. Dreams of new life for disgusting ooze covered family.

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Dale, who writes the comics.



The signing went well. For those who were there, I got lost. That's why I was sweating so much. Much thanks to those who showed up, for dealing with what must have been an incredible sense of disenchantment, since as you now know, we are only three apples tall, combined. For those who missed it, for my next public appearance, I will grow a mustache. Till then, its back in the rejuvination chamber (refridgerator).

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David, who draws the comics.

Creepily Codependent or Just Sweet?

Thanks to everyone who showed up in NYC for the Attitude 3 book signing! We just hope you didn't throw your futures away in the process. Those of you who haven't looked into this book, there's more information below. It's a nice overview of web comic artists, with exclusive interviews and embarrassing childhood photos. We're very appreciative of Ted for putting us in his book!

In other news, I'm officially looking for a job. Anyone who needs an illustrator or designer, consider me! I am hopefully less expensive now than at any future point in my career!

Now, I'm going to sleep, because I'm wiped out. Please share your reactions to the new comic in the forum, so I can read them upon waking!

ATTITUDE 3: The New Subversive Online Cartoonists is a new book by Ted Rall. Dale and I are interviewed within, along with a slendid array of our contemporaries. Please pre-order Attitude 3 through Amazon! Not only will you be a trend-setting early adopter, but pre-orders helps more copies of the book get into bookstores!

Attitude 3 features: 1. Rob Balder: "Partially Clips" 2. Dale Beran and David Hellman: "A Lesson is Learned But the Damage is Irreversible" 3. Matt Bors: "Idiot Box" 4. Steven L. Cloud: "Boy on a Stick and Slither" 5. M.e. Cohen: "HumorInk" 6. Chris Dlugosz: "Pixel" 7. Thomas K. Dye: "Newshounds" 8. Mark Fiore: "Fiore Animated Cartoons" 9. Dorothy Gambrell : "Cat and Girl" 10. Nicholas Gurewitch: "The Perry Bible Fellowship" 11. Brian McFadden: "Big Fat Whale" 12. Eric Millikin: "Fetus-X" 13. Ryan North: "Daily Dinosaur Comics" 14. August J. Pollak: "XQUZYPHYR" & "Overboard" 15. Mark Poutenis: "Thinking Ape Blues" 16. Jason Pultz: "Comic Strip" 17. Adam Rust: "Adam's Rust" 18. D.C. Simpson: "I Drew This" & "Ozy and Millie" 19. Ben Smith: "Fighting Words" 20. Richard Stevens: "Diesel Sweeties" 21. Michael Zole: "Death to the Extremist"

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