And Ever Thanks?

It's Thanksgiving Day in America! Let's take a closer look at one of Shakespeare's most famous "thanks" quotes...

Some thoughts:

  1. No, this isn't the only instance of editors messing with Shakespeare's language. OBVIOUSLY. This is just a fairly prominent one that I hadn't noticed before.
  2. I have to say, I think I like Theobald's alteration better than the original.
  3. The next time someone says "Thanks, and thanks, and ever thanks" to me, I'm going to respond with "Ever oft good turns are shuffled off with such uncurrent pay." And then I'm going to sigh deeply.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! And, if I can be serious for a moment, thanks to ALL of you for reading and supporting Good Tickle Brain. I wouldn't be doing this without your enthusiasm for my work and your appreciation for the silly side of Shakespeare. A special shout-out to my supporters on Patreon, who have helped give me a certain amount of security as I navigate the exciting but occasionally treacherous waters of being a full-time Shakespeare comic artist. You're all marvelous human beings and I hope you have a wonderful day.


Black Friday at the Good Tickle Shoppe!

Starting at 12:00am EST on Friday, everything in the Good Tickle Shoppe is 20% off when you use the extremely originally-named discount code BLACKFRIDAY2016!  The sale will last through 11:59pm on Monday. In addition, several items will be going on clearance.

But Wait! There's More!

It's starting to slide into winter for those of us in the northern hemisphere, with grey skies and the days growing shorter and the threat of snow on the horizon. So, in a fit of brilliance, I decided it was the perfect time to debut a new item of Good Tickle Brain apparel...

...the Complete Works of Shakespeare TANK TOP!!!

My timing is impeccable.

Anyways, starting tomorrow you will be able to pick up one of these extremely soft and comfy unisex tank tops. I've printed a limited number of them this time around, so if you want one, act quickly! If they sell well, I'll definitely print more of them in the future, but that could be several months away...

...just in time for the return of warm weather, possibly, come to think of it...

ANYWAYS.

BLACK FRIDAY.

COMMERCIALISM AND STUFF.