Sunday, May 1, 2011

Tell Me A Story - Andrew Shaffer

Welcome to TNBBC's 4th edition of Tell Me A Story.

Tell Me a Story is a monthly series that features previously unpublished short stories from debut and Indie authors. The request was simple: Stories can be any format, any genre, and any length. And many amazing writers signed up for the challenge.

This month's story comes to us from Andrew Shaffer. His newest novel, Great Philosophers Who Failed at Love, released in January by Harper Perennial, paints brief but entertaining portraits of great thinkers whose words we repeat – but whose decisions we should avoid at all costs. He is a frequent contributor to the Huffington Post and creates greeting cards.

In leu of a story, Andrew has sent us some fun comics:


Once upon a time (that would be 2009), I tried to do a weekly web comic. It wasn't as easy to put together on a regular basis as I assumed it would be, especially with research and writing of "Great Philosophers Who Failed at Love" already underway. I shared them with Facebook friends, but the idea died out quickly. I present TNBBC readers with four comics from my abandoned series – cleaned up, re-colored, and (in one case that will be apparent) re-written for 2011. They deal with the philosophical dilemmas we face every day: life, love, and the pursuit of pop culture.


I want to thank Andrew for participating in TNBBC's Tell Me a Story. If you like what you've read, please support Andrew by checking out his website and book. Help spread the word by sharing this post through your blog, tumblr page, twitter and facebook accounts. Every link counts! And be sure to check back with us next month for the next installment....


  1. Andrew, those are disturbingly funny.
    PS. Stop making comics about my life.

  2. Sean, I love it when the comments are as funny as the comics. Great job, too, Andrew :-)