Sunday, September 17, 2017

Lotsa Important Stuff Happening Here at SugarRayDodge.com! Please Read and Share

Hey everybody, thought I'd give you a quick update on what exactly has been going on here since the publication of Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Storybook? in August. By "popular" "demand," we have extended the sale of autographed special edition hardcovers and paperbacks until September 30th, all special editions purchased during this time will ship in October. This will be the last chance for special editions for the rest of the year. They make great Christmas gifts for the MSTie and/or RiffTrax fan in your life! Order form is just below, get in on it while you still can! You can also order regular editions from the links in the right sidebar.

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Make a bid for Birdemic3.com on eBay!
Another fun thing that's going on is a sale we are having an eBay auction for a domain name that was purchased as part of a counter-move against a certain individual that was giving us legal problems for the better part of a year. If you wanna read all about that, you can do so here, I won't recount what happened as most of you already know. But since this issue has been resolved in our favor, we no longer need the domain name Birdemic3.com, so we have decided to see if we can get some of the money we lost in this whole situation back by selling this domain to anybody who might like to have it. Bidding starts at $50 and the buy now price is $3,000. Now, I don't expect anybody to actually pay that much for it, I only did it so that if the person in question wants to buy this domain, it will come at a heavy cost. So if you're interested for whatever reason, make a bid and we'll see if we can't find this domain a decent home.

Become a Patreon patron! We could really use the help!

And, of course, we are still trying to get our Patreon numbers up so we can start covering the costs of the ongoing Storybook series on a monthly basis. We still have not met our base goal of at least $1,000 per new chapter (of which there will be only one of each month,) and to be honest, the bills are starting to stack up a bit. Not to be melodramatic, but money is especially tight right now, and some monetary relief in order to keep the whole project going would go a long way to helping things get back on track. So if you haven't yet, head on over to our Patreon page and see if you can't help us out. Even $1 per month/chapter would be GREATLY appreciated, and if you could share the link around and help spread the word about the project, that would be amazing of you as well.

And while the Storybook series in its first three incarnations has been a lot of fun, it has come time to expand our horizons beyond parodying movies featured only in Mystery Science Theater 3000 and on RiffTrax. I am currently developing a new idea, and hopefully I will be unveiling it in the very near future. In the meantime, a Storybook chapter for Starship Troopers is currently in production and will be released in the next few days. If you want to get early access to the chapter, again, you can become a Patreon subscriber. 

Check out my artistic services on Fiverr!
One last exciting thing is that I am now taking commissions again! If you want me to draw something for you, check out my services on Fiverr and we'll see what we can do for you! I have kept the prices relatively low so people who can't normally afford artwork will have a chance to get something custom made for them.

I really do appreciate you dropping by and hearing me out on all this. Freelance and independent artists do not get paid much, so all of this is being done as a way to provide me with a steady source of income so I can focus on the art, which is extremely time consuming, and not scrounging up funds in other ways. I would love to be able to work for you, my audience, for my primary source of income, but I can't do it alone. I need some help. So again, please, check out my Patreon page, my Fiverr page, the eBay auction, and check out the Storybook special editions, as well as the regular editions in the right sidebar. Again, thanks so much for hearing me out and I'll be seeing you around, hopefully a lot more. - SRD

Friday, September 8, 2017

Storybook 2017 Special Editions Extended for September!



So, I've been informed that people would still like an opportunity to get 2017 Special Editions of the Storybook (for now) Trilogy, so I'm bringing it back by popular demand. This is THE ONLY WAY to get hardcovers of any of the volumes, that's how we keep them "special." New cutoff date is now September 30th, 2017, for October 2017 shipping! After this there will be no more special edition sales for 2017. And, of course, you can buy regular editions in paperback, Kindle and pdf formats using the links in the right sidebar.

If you're new to the program and don't know what I'm talking about, go to the Storybook main page for all the details.

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

After a Year, Mystery Science Storybook, Volume 1 RETURNS TO AMAZON!

Back on Amazon in its original form!


After a long year of fighting, often times extremely bitterly, I can finally announce that we have declared victory against a pathetic, untalented filmmaker and his war against Mystery Science Storybook. The book is not only back on Blurb and Gumroad, we have FINALLY gotten the book BACK ONTO AMAZON IN IT'S ORIGINAL FORM!

This is so very important not only because Amazon is the world's biggest and primary seller of books, but also because they were THE LAST HOLDOUTS to allow Mystery Science Storybook to be sold off their digital shelves once again. Admittedly, we had to resubmit for publication under an alternative title, it is still the original book in it's original and unaltered form. No chapters were removed, not one word, not one image was changed!

It took an entire year, and every single day of the past year has been a battle for legitimacy, a battle for authenticity, and a battle for the right of freedom of expression. So many times people suggested that I move on. So many times people suggested I just give in to the demands of this utterly despicable human being. These were things I simply could not do. This is my time, I've created something that could not possibly exist otherwise. I am taking back what is mine, and I will not allow anybody to take this away from me ever again. I will do everything it takes to win, and I have.

If you don't know what all this is about, check out what others have said about 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 ... "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 
This book contains parodies of Manos: The Hands of Fate, Harry Potter, Twilight, Time Chasers, The Final Sacrifice, The Guy From Harlem, Cool as Ice, Hobgoblins, The Pumaman, Spider-Man, Road House, This Island Earth, Casablanca, The Room and more!

Celebrate with me, why not? If you haven't picked it up before, it's only $3.99. If you already have, leave a kind review so we can start rebuilding the foundation on which this entire project rests. I could not have done any of this without the support of all the people who believed in me and told me not to give up on this. You know who you are, thank you so much, and I love you.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Welcome Back RiffTrax Live-ers for the 10th Time!

Greetings RiffTraxians and Doctor Who fans! If you're here tonight, it most likely means you indulged in the digital goodies section of RiffTrax Live: Doctor Who, The Five Doctors! If not, there's an encore performance on August 24.

If you liked the show and enjoyed the comics in the digital goodies, be sure to check out the Storybook series in it's entirety! You can read all chapters for free here on SugarRayDodge.com, or you can buy physical and digital copies using the links immediately to the right of this post!

You can also order 2017 autographed special editions of these books if that's your thing. Last day to order them is 8/31/17, to keep them special, you see. This is also the only chance you'll have to order hardcover editions, as they are not available during any other time. All special editions purchased in August ship in September, and don't worry if you placed a pre-order for August delivery, those will be in your hands very, very soon.


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You may also want to consider become a Patreon subscriber so we can keep the series going. Art takes time and money to make, and even a $2 recurring donation will help out a bundle.

I want to thank everybody at RiffTrax once again for being so supportive of me, Storybook and the RiffWiki and allowing me to contribute to the Live Shows in this way. This is the 10th RiffTrax Live show I have contributed to, it means a lot and I am always very grateful. Thanks to everybody who went to the show tonight and I hope you'll stick around for more Storybook action, as Volume 4 has already begun development! Thanks again for visiting!

P.S. For all you n00bs, here's a short video all about the Storybook series...

Future Fried Chicken: A Parody of "Future Force"



Behold, Future Fried Chicken: A Parody of "Future Force!" This chapter is part of Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Storybook: Mystery Science Storybook Volume 3.

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!


Prince of Booth C-35: A Parody of "Prince of Space"


Behold, Prince of Booth C-35: A Parody of "Prince of Space!" This chapter is part of Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Storybook: Mystery Science Storybook Volume 3.

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 7, 2017

Take a Stand Against Bullying and Censorship! Show Support for Rick Harper and #RoomFullofSpoons


Ladies and gentlemen, censorship via bullying is a very real problem these days. If somebody doesn't like what somebody else is saying or trying to say, all they have to do use bully tactics that are extremely difficult to combat and it's almost impossible to regain any momentum you had, and you are even afraid to speak out against the person who did it out of fear they will do it again.  My recent experience with Birdemic director James Nguyen proved to me that losing your rightful freedom of expression and, in turn, your emotional and financial well being, is something you absolutely do not want happening to you.



Rick Harper has created an amazing documentary called Room Full of Spoons about the making of the cult movie The Room, and the long guarded background of it's creator, Tommy Wiseau. Since the project's inception, it has been plagued with bully and legal tactics to keep him from making and releasing his movie, which he has absolutely every right to make. The latest chapter in all of this is a court injunction in Ontario which essentially cripples Harper's project from progressing. The movie is finished, but they cannot move on it until all this is settled. My purpose today is to express how very angry I am that things like this are allowed to happen.

This is a time when we need to stand up and say THIS IS CENSORSHIP! THIS IS BULLYING! AND THIS IS NOT OKAY! We need to stand up and declare these things loudly. We need to tell people who engage in these tactics that they are taking a sledgehammer to one of the corners of modern civilization; FREE SPEECH! 

I have personally seen this film, which is why I am asking everybody to please show support for this film and it's creator! Let him know that we believe in him and that we are DEMANDING that this documentary be released. Let those who are opposing him know that they cannot do these things and not suffer the consequences from consumers! PLEASE TAKE TO SOCIAL MEDIA WITH THE HASHTAG #ROOMFULLOFSPOONS TO SHOW SUPPORT FOR RICK HARPER AND HIS DOCUMENTARY! Let him know we believe in him and his cause! The world deserves to hear what he has to say, and he has every right on this planet to say it!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

X-Guys: A Parody of "X-Men"

 

Behold, X-Guys: A Parody of "X-Men!" This chapter is part of Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Storybook: Mystery Science Storybook Volume 3.

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, June 20, 2017

Check Out the RiffTrax Live: Summer Shorts Beach Party Digital Goodies Page for Guardiana's Guide to Summer Safety!


Welcome once again to the audience of RiffTrax Live! If you're here, you probably followed the link from the Digital Goodies page where you can download Guardiana's Guide to Summer Safety, but if you haven't we're still happy to have you, sort of. This is the 9th live show in a row RiffTrax has done me the honor of allowing me to contribute to the show in this way. It is truly always such a thrill to come back and share what I can with the audience.


If you like what you saw in GG2SS, you can pre-order a copy of the book it will be collected with, Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Storybook, the third volume of the Mystery Science Storybook series. You can also pre-order special editions of volumes 1 & 2 if you do not already have them, ALL BOOKS WILL SHIP IN AUGUST 2017!


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You can also help out the cause by becoming a recurring Patreon contributor, details here. [/shill] If you missed tonight's show, there is an encore presentation next week. Thanks for coming!