Happy Lunar New Year of the Tiger

Let’s kick of this new year with a little topical self-promotion!

Have you ever wondered what your Chinese zodiac sign and fortune are? Well you could google it…or, better yet, you could pick up a copy of Monty’s Almanac 202x. It won’t be accurate, but it will be fun!

Monty’s Almanac 202x is an autobiographical collection of short stories, poetic prose, and quirky cartoons about a young boy and his comic misadventures growing up on a commune in Vermont during the 80’s. Structurally and aesthetically inspired by The Old Farmer’s Almanac, this collection is arranged by the four season (published June 2021)

Written and illustrated by Monty Vern

Not convinced? Well, you could just pity me as I’ve only sold a couple of copies to date…I’m not beyond a pity purchase. Besides whether you buy this because of the awesome content or because you pity me the result is the same. Guaranteed* laughs!

*Disclaimer: My publisher (i.e. me) is requiring me to clarify that this guarantee is legally meaningless. If you don’t laugh you get nothing back in return. But I do encourage you to really take some stock in life and make sure your enjoying yourself. If you can’t laugh at this comic gold than I’m worried for you. Seriously concerned. You may need to seek professional help.**

**Disclaimer about my disclaimer: Once again my publisher is putting his foot down. I’m now required to clarify that I’m not a medical professional and I’m not qualified to diagnose your lack of laughter as any type of disease. For that you should seek a real medical professional (which is what I said in the first place)!

Be well,


Flirt Alert! (a Paint Chip Poem)

No Love For Fatties invites us to join in on her Paint Chip Poetry by creating our own poem inspired by the paint chip colors of the week. I think this is a really creative and fun idea so I’m giving it a try. Check out her original post and join in too if you feel inspired.

Paint Chip Poetry

Flirt Alert!

Hey baby,

Yah you, Miss Firecracker;

Bring all of your spice;

I’m up for some danger;

Forbidden reds my pleasure;

Your the curry to my naan;

We’re destined to be together.

“Wrapped” – originally created for the Monty Does Christmas Mini-Series

Be well,