When I was in high school, I understudied for the lead in BYE BYE, BIRDIE. The reason you can’t picture me in a Dick Van Dyke role is because I was, at the time, 130 pounds soaking wet, and ten of that was hair. Also, I would have been terrible. I can’t act. But I still know all the songs and I can’t hear the name “Albert” without humming “An English Teacher” and OH, MY GOD, WHAT IS HE TALKING ABOUT AND WHAT DOES IT HAVE TO DO WITH THRILLBENT AND WHO THE HELL IS “BIRDIE” sorry, it’s just that this is about school and (another) Albert.
Faithful Thrillbent visitors have been following the serialized adventures of ALBERT THE ALIEN for some time now. It’s great work, funny and charming. Trevor Mueller and Gabriel Bautista are a good team. And now they’ve launched a Kickstarter campaign for a print edition, and I heartily endorse it and implore you to check it out. It contains bonus content including new stories in addition to those you’ve read here, sketches and behind-the-scenes looks, and more. Anything you can contribute to the campaign is welcome, whether you want one of the books or simply want to show your support to some of Thrillbent’s hard-working creative partners. Check it out.