When I was a kid, we didn’t have computers and the internet to monopolize our time – and no, unlike what Princess Nagger asked recently, it was not during the time of the dinosaurs.

How many of you physically get a Newspaper vs. reading your news online?  We haven’t gotten a newspaper in a very long time.  But when I was a kid, I looked forward to the Sunday paper because of the comics.  My fondest memories are reading the comics while my grandfather read the ‘grown up’ sections, and especially taking Silly Putty to my favorite comic strips and having them magically appear on the Silly Putty.

Now newspapers use better paper and better ink – so trying to use Silly Putty on a comic strip just doesn’t have the same affect they did.   Since we’re a family of technology and usually hang out on our computers together, I’m betting if I try to explain to Princess Nagger about the Silly Putty trick, she’d think I was crazy – or try to transfer a comic onto Silly Putty through her computer screen.

I still enjoy running across funny comics – like those I sometimes post for my Silly Saturday posts.  So when Robert Walters, the author of “The Lunar Antics® Presents:  Boy, I’d Hate to Be Made Out of That Stuff!” asked me if I would like to review his book and host a giveaway, I was thrilled.  Not only did I enjoy reading it, but the hubby was hooked as well as Princess Nagger.

You would be hooked, too – just check out the characters:

Definitely a fun book for everyone!  Hubby kept taking it to read it, then not putting it back, so I had to keep searching the latest hiding places to have a chance to read it myself.   It became a little game of hide’n’seek with the book, since we both wanted to have a chance for a giggle and a chuckle.  Now it’s your turn for a giggle and a chuckle:

Own a Copy of this Fun Book!

Buy It:

This book is currently available at the Lunar Antics website for $17.95.


Win It:

Here’s your chance to win your very own Autographed Copy of the Comic Strip Book:

The Lunar Antics “unearths” our world like no other comic strip.  After all, The Lunar Antics isn’t really about elitist moon inhabitants, but about Earthlings!  And remember:  unlike most of their earthbound competitors, these comics are only available in print.

About the Author: Robert Walters is the creator of The Lunar Antics and is just as surprised as his readers are with what these moon individuals will do next.  He lives in Manhattan with his wife Abigail.

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A big thank you to Robert Walters for providing me with my own personal copy of “The Lunar Antics® Presents:  Boy, I’d Hate to Be Made Out of That Stuff!” and for offering an autographed copy for the giveaway.

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  1. Wow! That sure brought back memories. I did the play dough on comics. I think we were too poor to afford silly putty! 🙂

    I used to read Mary Worth, Dennis the Menace and Dr. Rex (I think it was called).

  2. Love the comics, I will check them out in the future.

    I don’t bother with newspapers any more. Which I kind of feel bad about. I subscribe to a current affairs magazine but on the whole I just have about 5 live news feeds up and just pick what I want. The modern world huh? I bet the dinosaurs would have loved RSS.
    .-= Mo would like you to read ..Pint-sized Crime Stories (Crime Writing Festival) =-.

  3. We get the newspaper on Sunday but only for the coupons. I remember curling up with the Sunday comics when I was younger though.

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