PAUL F. TOMPKINS IS ONLINE
Sharpening Pencils in Philadelphia!

howtosharpenpencils:

I will be in Philadelphia this Thursday! There’s even a facebook page about it.

I’m joining some talented authors at a place called Tattooed Mom for a reading series! This will be the first pencil-sharpening event at which I’ll have a beard. (I grew a beard in Maine.)

Well, I think that about does it for this tumblr post. Thanks for reading and I’ll see you in Philadelphia!

TAKE NOTE, MY COUNTRYMEN! - Paul

Remember that issue of Spider-Man where Spider-Man traveled from New York to Philadelphia to get a bag of food from The Palm restaurant and while he was gone, Doctor Octopus murdered forty people?

Remember that issue of Spider-Man where Spider-Man traveled from New York to Philadelphia to get a bag of food from The Palm restaurant and while he was gone, Doctor Octopus murdered forty people?

ATTENTION LAST NIGHT’S AUDIENCE: Elfreth’s Alley is NOT the only alley in Philadelphia with its own font!
Last night I poked gentle fun at our nation’s oldest residential street and its street sign’s “Game of Thrones”-y font. Well. Not only did a Google image search yield no photographic evidence of this sign THAT I ABSOLUTELY REMEMBER SEEING ON MORE THAN ONE OCCASION, but last night, I discovered something else!
As I walked back to my hotel, passing every drunk person in the city, I noticed this place! Schubert Alley! With its own custom-font sign! Even through the raccoon-eye-paint glow of the reflected flash, you can see: this ain’t your granddady’s street-sign font!  It’s your great-great-grandaddy’s!
So, Philadelphia, my questions are these:
1) Is the D & D-style Elfreth’s Alley sign still extant?
2) How many more alleys in the City of Brotherly Love have their own custom fonts?
Get back to me on those. Thank you.

ATTENTION LAST NIGHT’S AUDIENCE: Elfreth’s Alley is NOT the only alley in Philadelphia with its own font!

Last night I poked gentle fun at our nation’s oldest residential street and its street sign’s “Game of Thrones”-y font. Well. Not only did a Google image search yield no photographic evidence of this sign THAT I ABSOLUTELY REMEMBER SEEING ON MORE THAN ONE OCCASION, but last night, I discovered something else!

As I walked back to my hotel, passing every drunk person in the city, I noticed this place! Schubert Alley! With its own custom-font sign! Even through the raccoon-eye-paint glow of the reflected flash, you can see: this ain’t your granddady’s street-sign font!  It’s your great-great-grandaddy’s!

So, Philadelphia, my questions are these:

1) Is the D & D-style Elfreth’s Alley sign still extant?

2) How many more alleys in the City of Brotherly Love have their own custom fonts?

Get back to me on those. Thank you.

"Please. Call me Garry."
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"Please. Call me Garry."

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For the record: I know other people do better, but I think actually do okay on Twitter. Also, my friend Aly is a man. - Paul
mollyeichel:

Philly comedian Paul F. Tompkins builds an audience for his offbeat humor via podcasts
For the Daily News, August 8, 2012
Photo: Lisa Whiteman

For the record: I know other people do better, but I think actually do okay on Twitter. Also, my friend Aly is a man. - Paul

mollyeichel:

Philly comedian Paul F. Tompkins builds an audience for his offbeat humor via podcasts


For the Daily News, August 8, 2012

Photo: Lisa Whiteman

MY SCRAPPLE-FED BROTHERS AND SISTERS!
My two shows at The Plays and Players Theatre (August 10th & 11th) are almost SOLD OUT.
If youse haven’t done so, get tickets now!
Let us enjoy one another’s good company once more!

MY SCRAPPLE-FED BROTHERS AND SISTERS!

My two shows at The Plays and Players Theatre (August 10th & 11th) are almost SOLD OUT.

If youse haven’t done so, get tickets now!

Let us enjoy one another’s good company once more!

I am reblogging this! I know for a fact that such a thing is allowed! 
TUMBLR! SEE ME LIVE AND IN PERSN!
AUGUST 1-3
SEATTLE, PORTLAND, SAN FRANCISCO: I am participating in the Comedy Bang! Bang! tour! I am delighted to join Scott Aukerman and his other special guests for some silliness. Expect characters! SEATTLE TICKETS  PORTLAND TICKETS  SAN FRANCISCO TICKETS
AUGUST 10-11
PHILADELPHIA, PA: I return to my ancestral homeland to perform my new hour of comedy, “Crying and Driving” at The Plays and Players Theatre! Two shows! They are already almost sold out, so get on this! TICKETS
SEPTEMBER 1-3
THE BUMBERSHOOT FESTIVAL, SEATTLE, WA: I will be performing as some of my characters fromThe Pod F. Tompkast, hosting an evening of standup from Jen Kirkman, Todd Glass, and a different surprise guest at every show (an actual surprise guest, not me in character again).  FESTIVAL TICKETS
And there you have it. I cannot wait to buy more stickers for my steamer trunk!

Photo: Checking in at LAX. Credit: Martin Gero

I am reblogging this! I know for a fact that such a thing is allowed! 

TUMBLR! SEE ME LIVE AND IN PERSN!

AUGUST 1-3

AUGUST 10-11

  • PHILADELPHIA, PA: I return to my ancestral homeland to perform my new hour of comedy, “Crying and Driving” at The Plays and Players Theatre! Two shows! They are already almost sold out, so get on this! TICKETS

SEPTEMBER 1-3

  • THE BUMBERSHOOT FESTIVAL, SEATTLE, WA: I will be performing as some of my characters fromThe Pod F. Tompkast, hosting an evening of standup from Jen Kirkman, Todd Glass, and a different surprise guest at every show (an actual surprise guest, not me in character again).  FESTIVAL TICKETS

And there you have it. I cannot wait to buy more stickers for my steamer trunk!

Photo: Checking in at LAX. Credit: Martin Gero

PHILADELPHIA. I will see you in August!

Yes, that’s right. I am returning to my ancestral homeland to perform my new hour of comedy at The Plays and Players Theatre.  Two nights!

Please save the dates:

FRIDAY, AUGUST 1OTH

SATURDAY, AUGUST 11TH

While I am in town, I will also engage in my customary one-man scrapple-eating contest, to my wife’s eternal disgust.  But she’s from a place where they eat wet peanuts.  WET PEANUTS!


TICKETS NOW AVALABLE.
In the late 1980s, while America was preoccupied with the Reconstruction and Leopold & Loeb, I worked behind a retail counter with a young lady named Allison. We had time to clean, because we had time to lean! Now, more than your whole lifetime later, Allison is an artist (as am I, after a fashion, it could be argued).
She and her main man Craig added this to @HGTV’s #thestudio public mural, and this touched me. It’s the simple things, you know? Those are the ones that get me.
strawberryluna, I am certain that Austin loves you, too.  And so do I, old friend.
strawberryluna:

We love you Austin. (Taken with instagram)

In the late 1980s, while America was preoccupied with the Reconstruction and Leopold & Loeb, I worked behind a retail counter with a young lady named Allison. We had time to clean, because we had time to lean! Now, more than your whole lifetime later, Allison is an artist (as am I, after a fashion, it could be argued).

She and her main man Craig added this to @HGTV’s #thestudio public mural, and this touched me. It’s the simple things, you know? Those are the ones that get me.

strawberryluna, I am certain that Austin loves you, too.  And so do I, old friend.

strawberryluna:

We love you Austin. (Taken with instagram)