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The beloved and painful Chief O'Brien at Work webcomic is now a big book! Perfect for fans of space travel, dead-end jobs, and ennui.
The beloved and painful Chief O'Brien at Work webcomic is now a big book! Perfect for fans of space travel, dead-end jobs, and ennui.
The beloved and painful Chief O'Brien at Work webcomic is now a big book! Perfect for fans of space travel, dead-end jobs, and ennui.
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Chief O'Brien at Work Graphic Novel

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THE STORY 
If you've ever felt the existential angst of a worthless job, step aside, because someone else feels it even more so, and his name is Chief O'Brien. Watch him stand alone for hours on end, hoping today will be the day he finally gets to transport someone somewhere.

Running since 2014, this parody webcomic (seen here) has been featured on i09 and Buzzfeed, and shared online by Wil Wheaton and Jeri Ryan.

Colm Meaney smiles as he autographs a fan-made Chief O'Brien at Work Print. Meanwhile, someone gets an enormous Chief O'Brien at Work tattoo on his forearm. What a world!
Colm Meaney smiles as he autographs a fan-made Chief O'Brien at Work Print. Meanwhile, someone gets an enormous Chief O'Brien at Work tattoo on his forearm. What a world!

THE BOOK

The book is softcover, 128 pages, big (13.75” x 9.25”), full color, and offset printed (not a crummy digital print job). It's remastered, reformatted, and includes a slew of BRAND NEW COMICS you’ve never seen. Including scenes OUTSIDE of the transporter room!

REWARDS

You can get a t-shirt to cover your torso, and a limited edition 12” x 15.5” giclée print to hang on your wall and remind you how bad your life could be.
You can get a t-shirt to cover your torso, and a limited edition 12” x 15.5” giclée print to hang on your wall and remind you how bad your life could be.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR 

I’m Jon, the guy who makes this. What else have I made? A bunch of stuff! My comic Truth Serum was nominated for two Eisner awards including Best Humor Publication, it’s been published in French and Italian, and taught at The University of Toronto. I’ve done work for lots of publishers including Fantagraphics (Mome), Image (Savage Dragon), and Dark Horse, where I did a Star Wars story about two Stormtroopers finding Darth Vader’s diary.

As a writer, I did some cartoon shorts for MTV with Dave Johnson. And as a designer I’ve made LOTS of books, including a couple of recent ones for Archaia and Boom – Cyborg 009 and The Joyners in 3D, respectively.

VIDEO CREDITS
Super thanks to Amy Baniecki for the animation and Jon Houston for the voiceover.

Risks and challenges

It's so safe! Most of the book is already done. I've worked with many publishers and published on my own, worked extensively with printers, and don't want the internet to get mad at me. Through my own site I've also been fulfilling orders of books, t-shirts, and prints to both individuals and retail establishments for years. Don't worry, you'll get your book.

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    THANK-YOU COMIC: If you don't have room for anything more in your home but have been reading the comic for free online, say thanks and you'll be emailed a special thank-you comic.

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    DIGITAL EDITION: This PDF of the book will never soak up your tears the way the paper of a physical book can.

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    THE BOOK: Come as close to touching Colm Meaney as you probably ever will when a physical copy of the book is transported right to your door!

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    THE BOOK AND A T-SHIRT: Get the book and a silkscreened t-shirt (on American Apparel tri-blend).

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    TWO BOOKS: Because you want a gift for someone you dislike enough to subject them to Chief O'Brien at Work.

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    THE BOOK, A T-SHIRT, AND A PRINT: Get the book, a silkscreened t-shirt (on American Apparel tri-blend), and an all-new, limited edition giclée print, signed and numbered.

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    ORIGINAL DRAWING: Get an original drawing of Chief O'Brien expressing his existential angst. Pen and ink on bristol board. You'll also get the book, t-shirt, and print.

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    GUEST APPEARANCE: You'll become a character in the book and receive the original art (pen and ink on bristol board) of your character! You'll also get the book, t-shirt, and print.

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    ORIGINAL COVER ART: Get the original art for the cover of the book! Pen and ink on bristol board. You'll also get the book, t-shirt, and print.

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