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Strange Things are Afoot at the Circle A is here!  To download it as a pdf file, click the link below:

Strange Things are Afoot at the Circle A

You can also click this link to download it as a Word document, which is helpful if you want to print copies out, staple them together, and hand them out at your anarchist collective or give them to people who are too cheap to pay a dollar for the socialist newspaper:

Strange Things are Afoot at the Circle A

The book is also free to download on all E-reader platforms, here.

For Jimmy Spliff and Sativa Velazquez, it’s just another graveyard shift at the AnarchyBurger All-Nite Drive Thru and Shakes. The drunks are lined up at the pickup window, the bacon jalapeno poppers are squealing in the deep fryer, and the struggle is as real as the threat of heart disease. But just when it seems all hope is lost, a time traveller stumbles out of the promotional kids’ meal display to tell Jimmy and Sativa that they are destined to change the world!
From the widely adored creator of the webcomics Welcome to Kafco and Punx Against Punx, comes Strange Things are Afoot at the Circle A, the most excellent adventure in the history of labor activism.
In a world where working a full time job doesn’t pay enough to survive, the working class needs a hero. These two will have to do.

The “Lost” Welcome to Kafco strips.

When I first started drawing Welcome to Kafco strips for Global Revolution Comix, I was preoccupied with drawing the artwork for my upcoming graphic novel on labor history.  So I forgot to send these two strips over to Chris McCamic at Global Revolution and, when he launched the site, he ran the third strip I had drawn as “Episode 1,” because it was the first one I sent him.  So, for all the Kafco fans out there, I present the original two Welcome to Kafco comic strips!

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Here in the very first strip, we meet Chuckie and Katelyn, and I manage to reference both Charles Schultz and Franz Kafka in only four panels.  The text that the boss-droid is speaking came out hard to read.  It says, “Greetings, valued new associate, KATELYN2217@KAFCO.JOB.  Your teammate CHARLES9271 will be training you today.  By clicking below, you acknowledge that your employment at Kafco is at will.  Employees are subject to termination or transformation into giant vermin without notice.”

The next strip introduces the character Razzle, an homage to the character played by Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers  in the cult classic punk rock movie Suburbia by Penelope Spheeris, and introduces the idea that Chuckie is trying, very unsuccessfully, to form a union at Kafco, which will become more important as the strip develops.

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