Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Happy Bimsgiving: A Parody of "The Apple"


Behold, Throw Your Vote Away!: A Parody of "The Apple!" This chapter is part of Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Storybook: Mystery Science Storybook Volume 3. You are also invited to download BOTH VOLUMES of Mystery Science Storybook ABSOLUTELY FREE!

Please consider supporting the production of brand new full chapters by visiting our Patreon page. Artists like me depend of the support of the reader to keep the whole thing going, so the more donors, the more comics I can bring to you absolutely free! Also, because this comic is free for all to see so more people can see it before the election, Patreon patrons WILL NOT BE CHARGED for this one. It's a freebie, everybody enjoy!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Mystery Science Storybook and Night of the Living Storybook To Return to Print!

I'm very happy to announce that Mystery Science Storybook and Night of the Living Storybook are going to return to print and back on to the Amazon Kindle! This has been a long time coming, and I'm hoping this will finally end a long and very emotionally draining battle between myself and Birdemic director, James Nguyen.

For those who don't know, last August, Nguyen filed false DMCA claims against the original Mystery Science Storybook, alleging the chapter "Attack of the Birds," which was a parody of Birdemic: Shock and Terror, violated his copyright. He further went on to allege that it was not a parody, which is protected speech, but an unauthorized sequel to Birdemic, and threatened to sue my for TEN MILLION DOLLARS! As ludicrous and legally unfounded these claims were, the publishing platforms that these books were made available through, were forced to take them down without any investigation into whether or not these claims were valid.

I have spent months trying to figure out how to get these things back into print, (I voluntarily and preemptively removed Volume 2 from physical availability because of another James Nguyen movie, Julie and Jack, was parodied in that book,) and there has been a stark difference of opinion among supporters on how to deal with the situation. Everything from filing a counter-DMCA claim, removing and replacing the "offending" chapters, to being openly defiant of Nguyen's demands and not changing a single thing about the series and outright suing Nguyen for fraud, harassment, and perjury. Absolutely none of these options would have been practical or result in anything but future problems.

What I have ultimately done is this, and this was in no way a negotiation or capitulation to Nguyen, rather a unilateral move on my part to weaken his already weak allegations; I have removed from both books the following words, terms and names.
  • Birdemic
  • Shock and Terror
  • Rod
  • Natalie
  • NCT Software
  • Dr. Jones
  • Tom Hill
  • Julie and Jack
  • Stellachip Corporation
  • MilleniumX
  • Cupid Match Maker Dot Net
I have even rebranded both these chapters. "Attack of the Birds: A Parody of Birdemic Shock and Terror," the initial name of the chapter Nguyen demanded be removed, has been retitled "The Birds Are Attacking: A Story About Attacking Birds," and "Insert Coin: A Parody of Julie and Jack" has been retitled "Insert Coin: A Virtual Love Story." By taking these actions, Mr. Nguyen has lost whatever legal standing he ever had against these books. All that remains in these chapters are my own artwork and dialogue, which he in no way owns, parody or not. I will also no longer use the terms "Birdemic: Shock and Terror" and "Julie and Jack" to promote the books from here on out.

Right now I am working on additional material for a special re-issue of both volumes. The goal right now is to have them back into print in time for Christmas, but if it takes longer then it takes longer. Don't worry, I won't go all George R. R. Martin on everybody, I just don't want to commit to a timeframe that I may not be able to make. That being said, I can guarantee the books will be back in print and on the Kindle very, very soon.

"But what if Nguyen just issues another takedown notice?" If he does that, it will be no more Mr. Nice Guy. If his harassment and interference in my business continues, I will pursue legal action against him no matter the cost.

Until the books get back into print, however, you can still download them in their original digital forms from Archive.org until these slightly modified editions are published. So tell your friends, get them for free while you can. And if you like it, consider picking up a physical copy when the time comes. I would also ask that you consider becoming a donor on Patreon for Volume 3, which is now in progress, details here.

I again want to thank everybody out there who have been so supportive and that we are going to emerge triumphant after a long battle nobody saw coming. I couldn't have gotten through all this with my sanity intact without you.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Godspeed, Master! You Were Not Insignificant!



With my busy schedule recently, I was not even aware of this very sad news until today, even though it appears an attempt was made to make me directly aware of it, and I must apologize for my lateness. As many of you know, MST3K andRiffTrax and the movies they feature have had a huge impact on me andmy life, and it was shocking and sad to learn that Tom Neyman, the actor who played the iconic Master in Manos: The Hands of Fate, passed away last week.

I think it would be fair to say that this man probably never had any idea the effect he would have on so many lives in a unique and meaningful way. No other character in the entire canon of MST3K or RiffTrax is more iconic than The Master. He clearly immersed himself in the character and gave the absolute best performance an actor could give in such a role, but it would not be appreciated for decades and in a way that could not even be conceived at the time of filming.


 The character, the performance, and most importantly, the man himself had a profound impact on me personally in a way that I believe is unique. He is literally the symbol of Mystery Science Storybook. No other image in the series is more iconic than his face on a stained glass window that happens to grace the cover of the book itself. His image is what the entire series was founded on and funded with. This very important part of my body of work would literally not have been possible without Tom Neyman, and I very much regret that, despite being friends with his daughter, the amazing Jackey, I never got a chance to tell him what he meant to me personally. I can only hope that he knows about the amazing impact he had on my life and the life of so many of the rest of us in this community.

RIP Master! You made a difference in the world, and I believe you will continue to do so in the next one. You were not insignificant. Quite the opposite.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Birdemic 3 is Not Happening! James Nguyen Fails to Raise Needed Funding!


UPDATE! James Nguyen has launched a Kickstarter campaign that, because of the ridiculous asking amount of the rewards being offered, such as "Thank You From James Nguyen" for $25 and a "Thank You Post Card from James Nguyen" for $50, will likely meet the same fate.

Well, well, well! It looks like our friend James Nguyen just spectacularly failed in his crowdfunding efforts for Birdemic 3 - Sea Eagle! You might remember Mr. Nguyen filed erroneous DMCA claims against Mystery Science Storybook earlier this year and claimed he was going to sue me for TEN MILLION DOLLARS! While the lawsuit never came about, Storybook itself remains banished from Amazon.com, but that will soon be changing. Mr. Nguyen's failed attempt to raise $500,000 for the third installment of the Birdemic series is further proof that he neither has the stature or resources to bring a lawsuit of any kind against anybody. Look at the video he used for this campaign...


Best of luck in whatever you decide to fail at next, James! We're rooting for you!

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Throw Your Vote Away!: A Parody of "Super Mario Bros."

DISCLAIMER: THIS COMIC IS IN NO WAY AN ENDORSEMENT OR DENUNCIATION OF ANY POLITICAL CANDIDATE! IT IS STRICTLY NEUTRAL! MAKE UP YOUR OWN MIND ON WHO YOU VOTE FOR!

Behold, Throw Your Vote Away!: A Parody of "Super Mario Bros." This chapter is part of Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Storybook: Mystery Science Storybook Volume 3. You are also invited to download BOTH VOLUMES of Mystery Science Storybook ABSOLUTELY FREE!

Please consider supporting the production of brand new full chapters by visiting our Patreon page. Artists like me depend of the support of the reader to keep the whole thing going, so the more donors, the more comics I can bring to you absolutely free! Also, because this comic is free for all to see so more people can see it before the election, Patreon patrons WILL NOT BE CHARGED for this one. It's a freebie, everybody enjoy!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Plan Death on Planet Earth!: A Parody of "Plan 9 From Outer Space"


Behold, Plan Death on Planet Earth!: A Parody of "Plan 9 From Outer Space!" This chapter is part of Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Storybook: Mystery Science Storybook Volume 3. You are also invited to download BOTH VOLUMES of Mystery Science Storybook ABSOLUTELY FREE!

Please consider supporting the production of brand new full chapters by visiting our Patreon page. Artists like me depend of the support of the reader to keep the whole thing going, so the more donors, the more comics I can bring to you absolutely free!

Monday, October 3, 2016

The Last Rumble Party: A Parody of "The Last Slumber Party"



Behold, The Last Rumble Party: A Parody of "The Last Slumber Party!" This chapter is part of Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Storybook: Mystery Science Storybook Volume 3. You are also invited to download BOTH VOLUMES of Mystery Science Storybook ABSOLUTELY FREE!

Please consider supporting the production of brand new full chapters by visiting our Patreon page. Artists like me depend of the support of the reader to keep the whole thing going, so the more donors, the more comics I can bring to you absolutely free!

Monday, September 19, 2016

Crater Lake Mothra: A Parody of Crater Lake Monster and Mothra



Behold, "Crater Lake Mothra: A Parody of Crater Lake Monster and Mothra!" This chapter is part of Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Storybook: Mystery Science Storybook Volume 3, and was originally included in the Digital Goodies for RiffTrax Live: Mothra in August 2016. You are also invited to download BOTH VOLUMES of Mystery Science Storybook ABSOLUTELY FREE!

Please consider supporting the production of brand new full chapters by visiting our Patreon page. Artists like me depend of the support of the reader to keep the whole thing going, so the more donors, the more comics I can bring to you absolutely free!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Thanks to Birdemic Director James Nguyen, You Can Still Get Digital Storybooks Free!

Hey everypeoples! Well, the awareness building campaign is over, but your opportunity to download Mystery Science Storybook and Night of the Living Storybook is NOT, and won't be for a long time!

As many of you know, I was threatened with a ten million dollar lawsuit by Birdemic director James Nguyen, and he then issued frivolous DMCA takedown notices to Amazon, Blurb and Gumroad, and will most likely continue to follow me around the internet and throw these erroneous notices at any website I attempt to sell my work on because I refuse to remove a parody of Birdemic from the book.

Because of this, I have decided to indefinitely leave both books up in their entirety on Archive.org for anybody to download completely free. You can also read individual chapters free on this website (list below.)

The only thing I ask is that you consider becoming a patron to help fund completely new chapters from here on out. Art takes time and money in order for it to reach it's full potential, and right now I have a Patreon campaign set up to help me get some income so I can focus completely on the series and bringing you new funny. If you can't donate, that's totally fine, all I ask is that you consider it. Even a $1 a month donation would make a huge difference. Thanks so much for your consideration and enjoy!


Mystery Science Storybook: Bedtime Tales Based on the Worst Movies Ever
1. A Trip to Valley Lodge: A Parody of "Manos: The Hands of Fate"
2. When Harry Met Bella : A Parody of Harry Potter and Twilight
3. Attack of the Birds: A Parody of "Birdemic: Shock and Terror"
4. Chasing Time: A Parody of "Time Chasers"
5. Rowsdower!: A Parody of "The Final Sacrifice"
6. Miami Ice: A Parody of The Guy From Harlem and Cool as Ice
7. Ninja Goblins: A Parody of "Hobgoblins"
8. The Amazing Puma-Man: A Parody of "The Pumaman"
9. Pain Don't Hurt: A Parody of "Road House"
10. Reunion @ Metaluna U: A Parody of "This Island Earth"
11. Play It Again, Whoever: A Parody of "Casablanca"
12. The Groom: A Loving Parody of "The Room"

Night of the Living Storybook: No Movies is Safe, All Movies Must Die!
13. Insert Coin: A Parody of "Julie and Jack"
14. Rolling Gator: A Parody of "Rollergator"
15. House in the Public Domain: A Parody of "House on Haunted Hill"
16. The ICWXP Chapter: Based on Incognito Cinema Warriors XP
17. Batman's Big Break: A Parody of "Batman and Robin"
18. Thumbelina's Revenge: A Parody of "Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny"
19. Spoonful of Power: A Parody of Mary Poppins and The Wizard
20. Evil Plant Thing: A Parody of "Little Shop of Horrors"
21. Dr. Who and the Whobox: A Parody of "Dr. Who and the Daleks"
22. My <3 Will Got On: A Parody of "Titanic"
23. Buffalo Riding: A Parody of "Buffalo Rider"
24. The Fandom Menace: A Parody of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"

The Fandom Menace: A Parody of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"


Behold,"The Fandom Menace: A Parody of Star Wars: The Force Awakens!" his chapter is part of Mystery Science Storybook: Bedtime Stories Based on the Worst Movies Ever! As part of this awareness building campaign, you are invited to download BOTH VOLUMES of Mystery Science Storybook ABSOLUTELY FREE!

Please consider supporting the production of brand new full chapters by visiting our Patreon page. Artists like me depend of the support of the reader to keep the whole thing going, so the more donors, the more comics I can bring to you absolutely free!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Buffalo Riding: A Parody of "Buffalo Rider"


Behold Buffalo Riding: A Parody of "Buffalo Rider!" This chapter is part of Mystery Science Storybook: Bedtime Stories Based on the Worst Movies Ever! As part of this awareness building campaign, you are invited to download BOTH VOLUMES of Mystery Science Storybook ABSOLUTELY FREE!

Please consider supporting the production of brand new full chapters by visiting our Patreon page. Artists like me depend of the support of the reader to keep the whole thing going, so the more donors, the more comics I can bring to you absolutely free!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

My [Less Than 3] Will Go On: A Parody of "Titanic"


Behold My [Less Than 3] Will Go On: A Parody of "Titanic!" This chapter is part of Mystery Science Storybook: Bedtime Stories Based on the Worst Movies Ever! As part of this awareness building campaign, you are invited to download BOTH VOLUMES of Mystery Science Storybook ABSOLUTELY FREE!

Please consider supporting the production of brand new full chapters by visiting our Patreon page. Artists like me depend of the support of the reader to keep the whole thing going, so the more donors, the more comics I can bring to you absolutely free!


Monday, September 12, 2016

Dr. Who and the Whobox: A Parody of "Dr. Who and the Daleks"


Behold Spoonful of Power: A Parody of Dr. Who and the Daleks! This chapter is part of Mystery Science Storybook: Bedtime Stories Based on the Worst Movies Ever! As part of this awareness building campaign, you are invited to download BOTH VOLUMES of Mystery Science Storybook ABSOLUTELY FREE!

Please consider supporting the production of brand new full chapters by visiting our Patreon page. Artists like me depend of the support of the reader to keep the whole thing going, so the more donors, the more comics I can bring to you absolutely free!

Friday, September 9, 2016

Evil Plant Thing: A Parody of "Little Shop of Horrors"


Behold Evil Plant Thing: A Parody of "Little Shop of Horrors!" This chapter is part of Mystery Science Storybook: Bedtime Stories Based on the Worst Movies Ever! As part of this awareness building campaign, you are invited to download BOTH VOLUMES of Mystery Science Storybook ABSOLUTELY FREE!

Please consider supporting the production of brand new full chapters by visiting our Patreon page. Artists like me depend of the support of the reader to keep the whole thing going, so the more donors, the more comics I can bring to you absolutely free!

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Spoonful of Power: A Parody of Mary Poppins and The Wizard


Behold Spoonful of Power: A Parody of Mary Poppins and The Wizard! This chapter is part of Mystery Science Storybook: Bedtime Stories Based on the Worst Movies Ever! As part of this awareness building campaign, you are invited to download BOTH VOLUMES of Mystery Science Storybook ABSOLUTELY FREE!

Please consider supporting the production of brand new full chapters by visiting our Patreon page. Artists like me depend of the support of the reader to keep the whole thing going, so the more donors, the more comics I can bring to you absolutely free!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

UPDATE: The Final Word


 The following is an open letter to James Nguyen, Director of Birdemic: Shock and Terror

Dear Mr. Nguyen,

It has been 15 business days since you threatened me with a ten million dollar lawsuit if I did not remove “Attack of the Birds” from Mystery Science Storybook: Bedtime Tales Based on the Worst Movies Ever. This is my official response to your correspondence...

I have not. I will not. 

Under no circumstances will you or anybody else dictate the content of my art or speech. Attack of the Birds, which is a work of parody, will remain whole with the rest of Mystery Science Storybook. On this there will be absolutely no compromise.

As stated, you have threatened me with a ten million dollar lawsuit, but let's be real, James. You don't have the resources to do that, do you? This was a bully tactic meant to scare me into giving in to your demands. And even if you did have the resources, any lawyer, judge or passerby with a vague notion of copyright law will tell you that you have no case and parody is protected speech. And even if you did have a case, there's no way you could extract any compensation for monetary damages, because there have been no monetary damages, certainly not in the amount of ten million dollars. If you thought suing me was going to fund Birdemic 3, think again.

And if you think you've won some kind of moral victory by getting digital copies taken off Amazon, Blurb and Gumroad, think again! The project in its entirety still exists for free on Archive.org, and sooner than you think, I WILL start selling physical copies again because I am entirely within my legal rights to do so. Abusing the DMCA as you have is the move of a coward, which you are.

And let me tell you what else you are, James. You are a talentless, petty, delusional little man who won the lottery ONCE. Birdemic is a cult sensation hit, this is true, but it will be your only victory. You will never have another like it. So if you're going to sue me GET ON WITH IT! Bring your best game if you think you have it! I am calling your bluff, sir! Ten million dollars on the line! Let's do this! ...but if we're NOT going to do this, then I would kindly invite you to leave me the hell alone. Get on with your life and I'll get on with mine.

Unless we tangle in court, consider this the final word regarding this matter, and that word is “I win.”

Most sincerely

J. David Chadwick
aka Sugar Ray Dodge
September 7, 2016

Thumbelina's Revenge: A Parody of “Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny”



Behold Thumbelina's Revenge: A Parody of “Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny!” 
This chapter is part of Mystery Science Storybook: Bedtime Stories Based on the Worst Movies Ever! As part of this awareness building campaign, you are invited to download BOTH VOLUMES of Mystery Science Storybook ABSOLUTELY FREE!


Please consider supporting the production of brand new full chapters by visiting our Patreon page. Artists like me depend of the support of the reader to keep the whole thing going, so the more donors, the more comics I can bring to you absolutely free!


Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Batman's Big Break: A Parody of Batman and Robin!


Behold Batman's Big Break: A Parody of Batman and Robin! This chapter is part of Mystery Science Storybook: Bedtime Stories Based on the Worst Movies Ever! As part of this awareness building campaign, you are invited to download BOTH VOLUMES of Mystery Science Storybook ABSOLUTELY FREE!


Please consider supporting the production of brand new full chapters by visiting our Patreon page. Artists like me depend of the support of the reader to keep the whole thing going, so the more donors, the more comics I can bring to you absolutely free!

Monday, September 5, 2016

The ICWXP Chapter: Based on Incognito Cinema Warriors XP


Behold The ICWXP Chapter: Based on Incognito Cinema Warriors XP! This chapter is part of Mystery Science Storybook: Bedtime Stories Based on the Worst Movies Ever! As part of this awareness building campaign, you are invited to download BOTH VOLUMES of Mystery Science Storybook ABSOLUTELY FREE!


Please consider supporting the production of brand new full chapters by visiting our Patreon page. Artists like me depend of the support of the reader to keep the whole thing going, so the more donors, the more comics I can bring to you absolutely free!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Rolling Gator: A Parody of “Rollergator”


Behold Rolling Gator: A Parody of “Rollergator!” This chapter is part of Mystery Science Storybook: Bedtime Stories Based on the Worst Movies Ever! As part of this awareness building campaign, you are invited to download BOTH VOLUMES of Mystery Science Storybook ABSOLUTELY FREE!


Please consider supporting the production of brand new full chapters by visiting our Patreon page. Artists like me depend of the support of the reader to keep the whole thing going, so the more donors, the more comics I can bring to you absolutely free!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Insert Coin: A Parody of “Julie and Jack”



Behold Insert Coin: A Parody of “Julie and Jack!” This chapter is part of Mystery Science Storybook: Bedtime Stories Based on the Worst Movies Ever! As part of this awareness building campaign, you are invited to download BOTH VOLUMES of Mystery Science Storybook ABSOLUTELY FREE!


Please consider supporting the production of brand new full chapters by visiting our Patreon page. Artists like me depend of the support of the reader to keep the whole thing going, so the more donors, the more comics I can bring to you absolutely free!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The Groom: A Loving Parody of “The Room”


Behold The Groom: A Loving Parody of “The Room!” This chapter is part of Mystery Science Storybook: Bedtime Stories Based on the Worst Movies Ever! As part of this awareness building campaign, you are invited to download BOTH VOLUMES of Mystery Science Storybook ABSOLUTELY FREE!


Please consider supporting the production of brand new full chapters by visiting our Patreon page. Artists like me depend of the support of the reader to keep the whole thing going, so the more donors, the more comics I can bring to you absolutely free!

Monday, August 29, 2016

UPDATE: Mystery Science Storybook Banned from Gumroad!


Perhaps I was a bit naive when I made the post yesterday that I had decided to move on from Amazon to Gumroad to sell digital versions of Mystery Science Storybook, thinking that people had better things to do with their time than hassle me for wanting to sell my own art...

Sometime in the last hour or so, another abusive and fraudulent DMCA complaint was filed against me and my book on Gumroad, and my account there has been suspended. This has happened less than 24 hours after I announced the move. I do not know yet if James Nguyen, director of Birdemic, is behind this latest assault on my freedom of expression and attempt to deprive me of making a profit off my work, but I will update you in this post when I have all the details.

In the meantime, looks like we're back to square one yet again. You can still download both books for free at Archive.org and please consider becoming a patron. Thanks again to everybody for your support and I will keep you updated as details become available.

UPDATE: It has been confirmed that James Nguyen is behind this latest assault on the Freedom of Expression. He threatened Gumroad with a ten million dollar lawsuit that he has absolutely no case for or even the resources to file. Looks like this guy is not going to go away quietly.

Play it Again, Whoever!: A Parody of “Casablanca”


Behold Play it Again, Whoever!: A Parody of “Casablanca!” This chapter is part of Mystery Science Storybook: Bedtime Stories Based on the Worst Movies Ever! As part of this awareness building campaign, you are invited to download BOTH VOLUMES of Mystery Science Storybook ABSOLUTELY FREE!


Please consider supporting the production of brand new full chapters by visiting our Patreon page. Artists like me depend of the support of the reader to keep the whole thing going, so the more donors, the more comics I can bring to you absolutely free!


Sunday, August 28, 2016

UPDATE: Never Give Up, Never Surrender!


For everybody who has supporting me in this whole Birdemic vs. Storybook ordeal, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. The support of my friends and fans has gotten me through what one could consider a very rough and emotional time. Here's some of the coverage in other outlets we got, if you're not included, send me an email and I'll be sure to update this list.
I know a lot of people have suggested that I take counter-legal measures against James Nguyen for causing me all this trouble, which sounds like fun, but quite frankly, probably wouldn't even be worth it. I am therefore playing my "Moving On!" card and taking my business away from Amazon, who have made it clear to me that they have no intentions of even considering my side of the story and will not be putting the digital versions of Mystery Science Storybook back up for sale. Instead, you will now be able to purchase digital versions of both Mystery Science and Night of the Living Storybook on Gumroad.com! Links on this website will be changed to reflect the new digital home of the Storybook series.

I know many of you may be saying "why are you putting them back up for sale so soon? He'll just issue DMCA notices to Gumroad!" Perhaps, but please remember that I have done nothing wrong! Mystery Science Storybook is my intellectual property and I have a right to sell it! I doubt Mr. Nguyen is even still paying attention to me at this point, but in case he is, I'd like to publicly state that I am doubling down on my right to sell Storybook in it's entirety, and that includes the parody chapter "Attack of the Birds." You don't own my work, Mr. Nguyen, and you never will! If you want to keep harassing me, I guess that's a road we'll have to go down together, but you will eventually lose! So how about we just go our separate ways now, what do you say?

In any case, to use a cliche that I don't entirely know from where it originates, I will never give up and I will never surrender. Mystery Science Storybook is back up for sale, and I am very glad that, for as far as I'm concerned, is in my rear view mirror.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Ceast and Desist: Another Parody of Birdemic!


Yes, I decided to answer a DMCA notice of my parody of Birdemic: Shock and Terror with another parody of Birdemic: Shock and Terror.  

You can read all about what has happened so far here.

Feel free to download both volumes of Storybook for free at Archive.org and consider becoming a patron to keep the series going! Enjoy CEAST AND DESIST, everybody!

Reunion @ Metaluna U: A Parody of “This Island Earth”


Behold Reunion @ Metaluna U: A Parody of “This Island Earth!” This chapter is part of Mystery Science Storybook: Bedtime Stories Based on the Worst Movies Ever! As part of this awareness building campaign, you are invited to download BOTH VOLUMES of Mystery Science Storybook ABSOLUTELY FREE!


Please consider supporting the production of brand new full chapters by visiting our Patreon page. Artists like me depend of the support of the reader to keep the whole thing going, so the more donors, the more comics I can bring to you absolutely free!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Pain Don't Hurt: A Parody of “Road House”


Behold Pain Don't Hurt: A Parody of Road House! This chapter is part of Mystery Science Storybook: Bedtime Stories Based on the Worst Movies Ever! As part of this awareness building campaign, you are invited to download BOTH VOLUMES of Mystery Science Storybook ABSOLUTELY FREE!


Please consider supporting the production of brand new full chapters by visiting our Patreon page. Artists like me depend of the support of the reader to keep the whole thing going, so the more donors, the more comics I can bring to you absolutely free!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The Amazing Puma-Man: A Parody of The Pumaman & Spider-Man


Behold The Amazing Puma-Man: A Parody of The Pumaman & Spider-Man! This chapter is part of Mystery Science Storybook: Bedtime Stories Based on the Worst Movies Ever! As part of this awareness building campaign, you are invited to download BOTH VOLUMES of Mystery Science Storybook ABSOLUTELY FREE!


Please consider supporting the production of brand new full chapters by visiting our Patreon page. Artists like me depend of the support of the reader to keep the whole thing going, so the more donors, the more comics I can bring to you absolutely free!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Ninja Goblins: A Parody of “Hobgoblins”


Behold Ninja Goblins: A Parody of "Hobgoblins!" This chapter is part of Mystery Science Storybook: Bedtime Stories Based on the Worst Movies Ever! As part of this awareness building campaign, you are invited to download BOTH VOLUMES of Mystery Science Storybook ABSOLUTELY FREE!


Please consider supporting the production of brand new full chapters by visiting our Patreon page. Artists like me depend of the support of the reader to keep the whole thing going, so the more donors, the more comics I can bring to you absolutely free!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Saturday, August 20, 2016

UPDATE: Mystery Science Storybook Officially Removed from Amazon and Blurb




Read all the backstory here.

Unfortunately friends, both Amazon and Blurb have caved to the lying, unfounded DMCA notices sent to them by James Nguyen, director of Birdemic: Shock and Terror. I have taken the precaution of removing Night of the Living Storybook from Blurb and a new file for the second volume will be uploaded to the Kindle version too. This is a huge blow, but I'm not done fighting. In the meantime, the best thing anybody can do to help is to:

1. Download the book FOR FREE on Archive.org.

2. Share the hell out of this story on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, EVERYWHERE you can! In the world of DMCA, you are guilty until proven innocent, and showing the world what a greedy, pathetic, talentless a-hole James Nguyen is the only way to get justice! Please share THIS LINK as it has all the details.

3. Consider making a donation or becoming a patron.
I know times are tough and I honest to god won't hold it against you if you can't, but I'm about to lose a ton of sales and dollars because of Mr. Nguyen's actions, so if you have ANYTHING to spare to keep the series afloat, it would be VERY MUCH APPRECIATED

Will keep everybody updated as events continue to unfold.

Friday, August 19, 2016

ROWSDOWER!: A Parody of "The Final Sacrifice"


Behold ROWSDOWER!: A Parody of “The Final Sacrifice!” This chapter is part of Mystery Science Storybook: Bedtime Stories Based on the Worst Movies Ever! As part of this awareness building campaign, you are invited to download BOTH VOLUMES of Mystery Science Storybook ABSOLUTELY FREE! Kindle versions are available on Amazon and paperbacks are available on Blurb.


Please consider supporting the production of brand new full chapters by visiting our Patreon page. Artists like me depend of the support of the reader to keep the whole thing going, so the more donors, the more comics I can bring to you absolutely free!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Birdemic Director James Nguyen Attempts to Bully, Threaten, Censor and Take Down Mystery Science Storybook!

JAMES NGUYEN IS BULLYING, THREATENING, AND ATTEMPTING TO CENSOR MYSTERY SCIENCE STORYBOOK! IN AMERICA PARODY IS PROTECTED SPEECH! BULLYING TACTICS, MISREPRESENTATION AND GROSS IGNORANCE OF AMERICAN PARODY AND FAIR USE LAW, WILL NOT STAND!

James Nguyen is attempting to get Mystery Science Storybook removed from both Amazon and Blurb! But you can still download BOTH volumes FOR FREE AT ARCHIVE.ORG! Please consider making a Paypal donation (sidebar) or becoming a Patreon donor to help compensate with the loss of business I am about to receive because of Nguyen's actions.


On August 17, 2016, as part of an awareness raising campaign for my Mystery Science Storybook series, I published a post that featured my parody of Birdemic: Shock and Terror entitled “Attack of the Birds,” which is the third chapter of the first volume of the series. Like all Mystery Science Storybook stories, “Attack of the Birds” is a loving parody of it's source material, and the word parody is featured prominently in the story's subtitle, and a work of parody constitutes Fair Use of it's respective source material. 

I would also like to point out that all drawings and dialogue were created from scratch by me, and I and I alone can claim sole intellectual property of every single element of every single page in Mystery Science Storybook.


Later that day, I received two emails from Mr. Ngyuen, one sent to me on Facebook and another sent to me to my personal email account.

Two more emails were later sent to me, the first being a copy of these emails, but with several members of the Birdemic cast and Severin Films employees CC'd. The other was this, a forwarded message to me that he has placed a copyright infringement claim on the Kindle edition of Mystery Science Storybookwith Amazon.


I responded with this email, and he responded again.



I did not respond. Earlier today he forwarded me confirmation that Amazon was in the process of removing Mystery Science Storybook based on his ignorant claims!



It is clear that Mr. Nguyen has declared war on Mystery Science Storybook and does not have an operational understanding of the concept of parody and Fair Use. I will appeal Amazon's decision and will most likely win such an appeal. I have worked too hard on this series and will not let James Ngyuen's ignorant bully tactics push it out of existence. You can still download BOTH volumes FOR FREE AT ARCHIVE.ORG! Please consider making a Paypal donation (sidebar) or becoming a Patreon donor to help compensate with loss of revenue I am about to take, and share this post on your social media feeds to spread the word about this injustice.

Thanks so much.

- Dave Chadwick
aka Sugar Ray Dodge

Chasing Time: A Parody of "Time Chasers"



Behold Chasing Time: A Parody of “Time Chasers!” This chapter is part of Mystery Science Storybook: Bedtime Stories Based on the Worst Movies Ever! As part of this awareness building campaign, you are invited to download BOTH VOLUMES of Mystery Science Storybook ABSOLUTELY FREE! Kindle versions are available on Amazon and paperbacks are available on Blurb.


Please consider supporting the production of brand new full chapters by visiting our Patreon page. Artists like me depend of the support of the reader to keep the whole thing going, so the more donors, the more comics I can bring to you absolutely free!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Attack of the Birds: A Parody of "Birdemic: Shock and Terror"


Behold Attack of the Birds: A Parody of “Birdemic: Shock and Terror!” This chapter is part of Mystery Science Storybook: Bedtime Stories Based on the Worst Movies Ever! As part of this awareness building campaign, you are invited to download BOTH VOLUMES of Mystery Science Storybook ABSOLUTELY FREE! Kindle versions are available on Amazon and paperbacks are available on Blurb.

Mystery Science Storybook: Paperback | Kindle
Night of the Living Storybook: Paperback | Kindle

Please consider supporting the production of brand new full chapters by visiting our Patreon page. Artists like me depend of the support of the reader to keep the whole thing going, so the more donors, the more comics I can bring to you absolutely free!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

When Harry Met Bella: A Parody of Harry Potter & Twilight


Behold When Harry Met Bella: A Parody of Harry Potter & Twilight! This chapter is part of Mystery Science Storybook: Bedtime Stories Based on the Worst Movies Ever! As part of this awareness building campaign, you are invited to download BOTH VOLUMES of Mystery Science Storybook ABSOLUTELY FREE! Kindle versions are available on Amazon and paperbacks are available on Blurb.

Mystery Science Storybook: Paperback | Kindle
Night of the Living Storybook: Paperback | Kindle

Please consider supporting the production of brand new full chapters by visiting our Patreon page. Artists like me depend of the support of the reader to keep the whole thing going, so the more donors, the more comics I can bring to you absolutely free!

Monday, August 15, 2016

A Trip to Valley Lodge: A Parody of "Manos: The Hands of Fate"


Behold A Trip to Valley Lodge: A Parody of “Manos: The Hands of Fate!” This chapter is part of Mystery Science Storybook: Bedtime Stories Based on the Worst Movies Ever! As part of this awareness building campaign, you are invited to download BOTH VOLUMES of Mystery Science Storybook ABSOLUTELY FREE! Kindle versions are available on Amazon and paperbacks are available on Blurb.

Mystery Science Storybook: Paperback | Kindle
Night of the Living Storybook: Paperback | Kindle

Please consider supporting the production of brand new full chapters by visiting our Patreon page. Artists like me depend of the support of the reader to keep the whole thing going, so the more donors, the more comics I can bring to you absolutely free!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Storybook invades Incognito Cinema Warriors XP!


Our good friends at ICWXP are maxing and relaxing on set with Mystery Science and Night of the Living Storybook. This is a really cool thing to see, to be honest. These guys are hard workers and deserve to keep going with their hilarious independent television show! Check out their YouTube channel and hit them up on Patreon to keep their lights on!

Monday, August 1, 2016

Download Mystery Science Storybook and Night of the Living Storybook FREE in August 2016!


That's right, mateys! Download digital files of Mystery Science Storybook and Night of the Living Storybook  ABSOLUTELY FREE this month! What IS this, you ask? Let's see how some people you may have heard of describe it.
"Mystery Science Storybook takes scenes from some of the cheesy films made famous by RiffTrax and Mystery Science Theater 3000 and reimagines them as bedtime stories. It's a graphic novel that puts a new spin on cult classics like Birdemic and "Manos" The Hands of Fate that's perfect for bad movie fans of all ages!" - RiffTrax.com 

“[Mystery Science Storybook is] almost certainly what eyes and the English language were invented for. Buy a copy for your friend! Buy a copy for your enemy, who will then read it, love it, and become your friend, too. I'm not saying this book is the key to world peace, but isn't that too big a chance not to take?” - Matthew J. Elliott, RiffTrax Presents

"Before you is a veritable MSTie's playground with hilarious merry-go-rounds that will hurl you right into funny town. This love letter to all things riffing is a gift to the movie mockery community at large!" - Rikk Wolf, Incognito Cinema Warriors XP 

Now, if you like what you see, be a chum and pick them both up in physical form from our English language publisher, Blurb, or an the Amazon Kindle! You can even leave a review telling everybody how awesome they are and such. We are also running a Patreon account to continue the series, so please consider becoming a donor. Just follow the links on the sidebar!

Again, these files are absolutely free this month, so tell your MSTie friends and others! Help spread the word! Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy these free comics.