Well sorry, Man Thing, but here we go anyway (click to download).

This week I pleasure myself by tormenting Tymbus with a choose your own adventure comic. An experience not to be missed.

Some selected bits from “The Call” by Paul O’Connell and Laura O with additional material by Harry Flay, presented by The Sound of Drowning



This is Jim Arsdale (fnarr-fnarr)


He appears in “Adventure into Fear with the Man-Thing” #18, 1973.  Written by Steve Gerber, Penciled by Val Mayerik and inked by Sal Trapani.

Mr. Arsdale can articulate his views on pacifism quite eloquently.


A panel from “Keif Llama” #3 by Matt Howarth (Fantagraphics, 1988)


A page from Keif Llama #1.keifllama2

From “Comic Book Comics“, written by Fred Van Lente and drawn by Ryan Dunlavey


And a quick look at “The Cat”


What do you think of The Cat, Bob?soundofdrowning3

10 Responses to “Gary Lactus’s Vault of Tymbus #3”

  1. Zom Says:

    The Sound of Drowning sounds great

    Choose your own adventure horror comics!

  2. Gary Lactus Says:

    It’s brilliant. I don’t think we really did it justice, especially as I read out loud like a simpleton. The sound of the cogs and the mouse wheel under my helmet tend to make a distracting noise when I have to think about a task. Great comic though. Think it might still be available at the shop. Everyone give Paul O’Connel and pals your money!

  3. Zom Says:

    Have Dave’s got any SoD in stock?

  4. Sean Witzke Says:

    Action Philosophers is very good. Haven’t gotten around to Comic Book Comics, but it sounds like the same thing. It’s very good at telling these stories that could be very boring by just keeping the tone right the whole time. The Thomas Jefferson one is great because it stops every few panels to call him a hypocrite, while still giving his writing the time it deserves. Good stuff.

  5. Gary Lactus Says:

    I’m sure Dave’s has some SODs of some description hanging around in the small press bit near the counter.

    I must investigate Action Philosophers. That’ll probably mean badgering Tymbus to buy it then stealing it off him!

  6. Zom Says:

    I’ve read Action Philosophers, and I’ve always meant to read more. Is surprisingly good and surprisingly lucid stuff

  7. bobsy Says:

    Can’t you do the Sound of Drowning pick-and-mix on your own online? Why yes:

    apologies if someone linked to that already – can’t see it though. It’s silly that we’ve taken so long to talk about SoD on this blog. It’s one of my very favourite things in the world. The best strip is this one here:

  8. bobsy Says:

    sorry, that’s here:

  9. Zom Says:

    I want pamphlets!

  10. Damn the Torpedos Says:

    “Major Tom”‘s one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen in comic book form.

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