Home - About the Minions - About the Overlords

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Minions #300 - Coming Unwrapped

Click Cartoon for More Radioactivity!

Greetings, Fatal Doses!

It just so happens that this week is our 300th installment (more or less, as there have been some numbering errors and unnumbered bonus cartoons along the way) of Minions at Work!  By all rights, I should be doing something really special, but as always happens, I'm just too busy at the moment.  In fact, I'm lucky to be getting up a new cartoon at all.  I'm working on several writing and publishing projects at once, and we're leaving for Las Vegas for a work-cation in just a couple days.  So let this be your warning.  We won't be back at the lair until Christmas eve, so it's a little unpredictable when next week's cartoon will be up.  I'll try to have something ready for you though!

Anyway, sorry #300 isn't more spectacular.  To make up for it. here's a rerun of the video we made in honor of Minions #200.  Hey, they rerun holiday specials all the time!

See you guys when we get back!  Happy holidays as you choose to celebrate them (or not)!


Support starving Minions in Lair-land! Your donations support Minions at Work!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Minions #299 - Ho Ho Horrific (and a sad goodbye to some great Minions!)

Click Cartoon for More Xmas Cheer

Greetings, Holiday Spoilers!

I'm sad to report this week the sudden and unexpected closure of the Hilltop Inn, our local writer's hang-out for more than a decade.  All that time, every Sunday afternoon, somewhere between four and forty (and we never knew exactly how many in advance) would show up, eat, drink coffee and iced tea by the bathtub-full, harass the staff, get harassed back by the staff in spades, talk writing, gossip, and generally have a great time.  Well, the economy and life-difficulties for the owners have brought it all to a sudden end.  There were about twenty of us there today, and we were literally the last customers out as they closed it down, which was somehow appropriate.

I looked back though the archives, and sure enough, back in 2008 I dedicated a cartoon to the ever-patient staff (we stayed so long every Sunday, we pretty much always sat through breaks and shift changes for our wait-person).  I'm rerunning it today in their honor.  We will miss you guys.  You were the best Minions ever, and we didn't appreciate you nearly enough until you were gone.  Best of luck to you in landing quickly in a new lair!  Sigh.
Click to enlarge
- Sad Minion Master Steve
Support starving Minions in Lair-land! Your donations support Minions at Work!

Monday, December 05, 2011

Minions #298 - Head Case (and a mystery FREE ebook!)

Click Cartoon for Bigger Delusions!

Greetings, Reruns!

No, you haven't seen this cartoon before.  Okay, you have seen this pictures before, just two weeks ago.  Actually, I did this version first, but then I came up with a second punch-line, asked Mrs. Minion Master which one she liked best, and she picked the other one.  So what you've got here is your basic sloppy seconds.  Or, maybe YOU would have picked THIS as the funnier one, I don't know.  All I really know is, traffic really drops off here around the holidays, so like the TV networks, I don't feel bad about a LITTLE recycling.  However, to make it up to you, I've got an early Christmas present for you.  Keep reading!

Get My New "Panorama Beach" Mystery Ebook, "The Best Devil Money Can Buy" for (play irony music!) FREE from Smashwords.com!

What's "Panorama Beach?"  The fictional Florida Panhandle tourist town that's the setting of my new mystery series, of which "The Best Devil Money Can Buy" is the first installment.  Here's the blurb:

In 1967 Panorama Beach, is awash with dirty money: Developer money, drug money, vice money, and green-deputy Tommy “Mustang” Sawtell might just be the last untouched lawman in north Florida. But Mustang is about to be tested as he investigates his first suspicious death, a “floater” found in a pond under the Sky Bucket ride, from which the deputy believes he fell, jumped – or was thrown. But the deputy doesn’t know why Sheriff “Big” Bass has personally assigned him to the case, there are signs of a cover-up, and Mustang is about to get a good look at his department’s dark underbelly. Before it’s over, he’s going to learn that justice, the law, and doing what’s right are all different things, and he may not like – or survive -- the dangerous little place where they overlap.

Now, if you'd like to do me a large and just buy a copy on your ebook reader, it's now available directly for purchase for $2.99 at Smashwords.com, Amazon's Kindle Store, and B&N's Nook Store, and coming soon to other major ebook sellers.  But if you act fast, you can also get your copy for free.  Just use the Smashwords link above, order the book, and at checkout enter this coupon code: KL27M  That's it!  Your book download (in formats to read on Nook, Kindle, Kobo, and pretty much all ereaders, computers, and portable app-devices) is free!  The catch?  This coupon expires December 13th, 2011, so go download yours TODAY!

My one request in exchange for the freebie, however: If you read it, and enjoy it, your reviews, star-ratings, "likes," etc. on Smashwords for sure, and on B&N.com and Amazon if you get the chance, are much appreciated!

See you guys back here next week, and watch this space for future ebook special offers.

            - Minion Master Steve

Support starving Minions in Lair-land! Your donations support Minions at Work!