“Oddballs” is an a monthly zine created by me, Jason Salas. The best way to describe it is that it is a foray into stream-of-conscious comics – brain dump of sorts. I hammer one of those maple spouts into the side of my head and whatever dribbles out goes into the zine. It’s humor, yet the exact species of each feature is unknown. It may be dry, slapstick, intriguing, weird, whatever. Some things may tickle your funny bone while other things may leave you scratching your head. Note: if you have lice, you may scratch your head regardless.

Rated PG-13 or 14+ or whatever they’re using these days

“Oddballs” is not intended for children, but rather, for adults with a childish humor. It’s more “Family Guy” than “Cocomelon.” I won’t claim to be as funny as “Family Guy” (or even “Cocomelon” for that matter), but I can be as crude. Not all the time, mind you, but there are times…

I can’t guarantee that people won’t be offended by anything in “Oddballs” but that’s simply because, these days, some people (not you, of course) are easily offended. For instance, a merman sent me a scathing email about abstaining from depicting sea creatures if I, myself, was not a sea creature. Triggered!

While “Oddballs” is a stream-of-concious brain dump, I don’t draw anything in my mind. We all have a certain amount of brain sewage that we don’t share with others, no matter how trusting. It’s like that scene in “So I Married An Axe Murderer” where Harriet tells Charlie about how she thinks about pushing someone off a cliff or sticking an pointy object into his ear while he sleeps. Some things are better left unsaid, or, in my case, unpublished.

How do I get my monthly copy?

“Oddballs” is delivered to each and ever one of my premium SubStack subscribers. If you haven’t already, sign up to recieve my email newsletters (at right on a desktop, below on your phone). Upgrade to a paid subscription and, for a mere $10 per month, you will be supporting my work AND you receive an exclusive issue – hot off my home printer press – issue of “Oddballs” in your mailbox!

If you’re paranoid about giving out your home address, you can have me mail it to someplace else “care of” or receive it as a PDF in your email. Of course, you can pay the $10 and opt out of receiving the “Oddballs” altogether. Your choice.

What if I don’t want to subscribe but want to get back issues?

At this time, “Oddballs” is EXCLUSIVELY for my premium SubStack subscribers. That said, all issues of “Oddballs” (except issue #3) are available in digital format for premium SubStack subscribers.

That said, you could sign up at the $10/mo. level, pay for one month, and devour all the back issues (except issue #3) online. After gorging, you could revert to the un-paid level or even unsubscribe altogether. It’s a loophole in the system, much like ordering something on Amazon and using it once and then sending it back for a refund. But you would never do that, right?

Can I sample “Oddballs” one issue to make sure I like it before giving you money?

Yes, of course you can sample an issue!

Simply sign up to receive my weekly newsletter by entering your email in the box on this page. It’s free and you can opt out at any time. You’ll be sent a welcome email with a link button and a secret code.

Once you click the button, you will be gently escorted to our cozy viewing room where you can dine on a select serving of “Oddballs,” delightfully served in it’s own juices (no high-fructose corn syrup) and drizzled with thought morsels. Pair it with a mug of black coffee (not included) and you have yourself an party of two… two oddballs, that is: you and the zine.

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