TOO BAD. WALUIGI TIME

Created by Matthew Taranto

From the creator of Brawl in the Family comes a book of 200 brand new comics, plus plenty of bonus content!

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Special Thanks Name Check
about 1 month ago – Thu, Sep 05, 2019 at 06:34:24 PM

Hey backers, at the moment I'm trying to get a final head-count of all the backer-exclusive in-book rewards to make sure I don't miss anyone. What follows is a giant list of names in the Special Thanks section--try using Ctrl-F (PC) or Command-F (Mac) to find the name you submitted from your survey. Today's update only applies to those who have a Special Thanks name in the book or submitted a piece of artwork!

If it's not here and you didn't answer your survey, please answer your survey! If it's not here and you did already answer your survey, please let me know so I can add you in!

Secondly--I will be adding the artist's name below each image for the WAL-NUT and WAAALKING TIME BOMB tiers. The name below your art will be the name you gave me for the Special Thanks. If you would prefer a different name (or names) under your included artwork, please let me know!

Now then, onto the giant list. If you're not involved in the Special Thanks, I'll catch you next time. There is nothing of interest at the bottom of the list so please do not check. The movie is over, you don't need to sit through the credits!

Eric Whittaker

Sterling Wright

Jamie Tombs

Danny Ensink

Jim Falba!

James Yeung

Ryan Crissler

Emmanuel Con Dos Emes

Edward Chik

Piro_Maniak

AgentKaz

Adam Gale

Jason Stone

MrAuthor3DS

SuperSijy

Socks Magocs

Thomas Wilger

Shai Kilim

Jessica Taylor

FusionWarrior

Greg Walus

KFY

MajestikLark

Tomuki Taylor

Kody “NOKOLO”

Thibaut Renaux

Caio Jun

Trey Kester

Travis J Davis

Lindsay Kelly

Christopher “ChaosDX“ Burst

Christopher Jelle

Zander Chin

Alejandro Gonzalez

Darkstar407

Eric Budensiek

Chase 'Talcerase' Eichhorst

Michael Wootton

Bryce Diuri

Jacob “Navy“ Evans

Alex James

Michael Ives

Mary Catherine Augstkalns

Christopher “Techokami“ Trumbour

Trystan Kelly

Cy Ketchum

Michael Hill

Jeremy Beare

Daniel “ImpeccableOrange“ Nilsen

Tyler Maher

RoyKirbs

Derroch Biven

Paul Kincaid

Hector “padgon“ Padilla

Darik Kirschman

François Potvin Naud

JodyAnthony

William Kaoabi Chan

Daniel  Cash

Jeremy Rothstein ('Wigs')

KC Cats

Joseph Anthony “Umbramatic“ Lamantia

Garret Firl

J Ruane B

Alton “GTM“ Chiu

John Deemer

Bip the Fool

Scott “Spacetwit“ Wakley

Leendert J. van Toledo & Blaffie H. Husky

Kevin Atticus Maximilian Kenel“KAMaximilianK“

Trygve Stemland Wilhelmsen

Frida Famm

Jaime “Exodecai“ Berco-Gruberger

Andrew Bilitz

bschwitty

Anthony Silva

Caleb Pisoni

Matthew Dobbins

Brett “Burt“ Warriner

Nick Seghers

Philip “Syr Skwirrel“ Brown

The Kidson Family

Eric Neighbour

Bardninja

Justin Lacy

slashmastah

Mort

-T Key

Stefan M. Feltmann

Sparky Lurkdragon

Kalo Division

Jérémie “ForeverDream“ Eiselé

Casey Nakata

Nate “KirbyVolt“ Wilson

Wadeadlinejon

Brian Perry Cagle

Felix Ratzke

Joshua Burns

Stephen Chesser (Omega Mode)

Landon Bennett

Trevor “T-Wrecks“ McBride

Jake A. Godwin

Martin Sannan Johansen

Dan Kaskoun

Shaxbert

Jackson Bailey

Matthew Byerwalter

Sean “The Greatest Guy“ Berger

Alex Holtz

Barrett Viera

Daniel Stein

Andrew Theodosakis

Stephen Walkup

(star emoji) (fire emoji) (turtle emoji) [yes, the images will be displayed in the book, Jerrold!]

Kelvin Chung

Ben Herwig

Lucas Fauth

Kyle Kilpatrick (ItalianDr)

Jake Berting

Tim Aza

Eric Heine

BaronDanyD

Trevor Cox

Matthew Daly

Tawj

Stephen Grice

Cam McDonald

Jason A. Ditto

Dustin Keeling

Sarah Schweitzer

Jesper Haga

Elzabubs

William Gan

Will McCaskey

Lord Tekron

Robert ''@cartoonywizard'' Johnson

Gabriele Fossi

Generic Hero

William C. Purdy

Victor “Shadow Novus“ Rios Jr

Ian Matthew Burch

Avial Andrew

Andrew Groebner

John Pierre Ruiz

Stephanie Stamm

Marcos Crawford

The Certified Fella

Alex Pufahl

Alexander Cline

Michael Day

Tassia

Oisín Delaney

Bailey “Dafawfulizer“ Rothermel

mystman12

TimeMan

Joseph De Maria

Alton “CourierDan“ Barak

Ian John Johnson (KorytheMaril)

Leila Hallenberg

Daniel Galindo

David “Kensho“ Rodriguez

Nicholas Waalliams

Bo Ferguson

Brian “Brine“ Renner

Lulu Neuhaus

Charles Barbeau-Larouche

Chris Patstone “The VR Puppeteer“

Justin Hristovsky

Jeremy “Greenlight” Vigil

Zak Habul

Noby Ashihara

Matthew Ryan Chavers

Christopher Blevins

Jackson Penso

Ty D.

Maximilian Taylor

Stefan Spencer

Zonian

Andy “Owlmanandy” Sima

Mosquitosneak

Johnathon Restivo

Kaijin Zero

Floris HB Overvelde

Jared M. Clark

Lily Zaldivar

Hunter Shelton

WAAAsley Reed

Walker Matthews

Boblood

Albert

Zack Averyt

Ryan Monsen

Brent “The LoneRover“ Hiltz

Quinn Hanlon

Anthony “DEG“ Wright

Kyle Schumacher

LightspeedKirby

Ben White

Angela Qiu

Wilfredo R. Ortiz

Matthew Halls

OCTAVIANO MACIAS

Creative Sushi

Vinny Vinesauce

Dustin C. (calvinhobbes1010)

Jaime Loscos Ortín

Cubelarooso

Robert Humfrey

George Williamson

Chris Newman

Anthony Comito

Andrew Clark “Statiqsnake“

Diane Lehman

Equinox3141

Matt Liston

Vasco Rodrigues

Andrew Calkins

Chris Butikofer

Joshua Oudshoorn

Isaiah Lyons

Manthony Higgs

JONNE VIRKANEN

Logan and Alex from Console Warriors

Sorango

Walter Entwistle

MuffinMark

Connor

Tempo (Chris D.)

Joseph Constantine

Jesse Williams

Pablo A. Macias

Sarah and Jason Bowen

KabKebab

Ben McCabe

Brian Diomede (Bridiogames)

PsychoDuck

D’Angelo Lee

Sébastien Charbonneau

James

Liam Mackinn

Jeff and David

Nick Shaw

Ghost of Light

Allengator

Anthony C. Garcia

Alexander “Aerlion“ Lindström

Trace “AlfalfaTheRoach“ Mills

Emma Webb

Sophie R Allen

Chris P.

Evan “Foxhound810“ Cress

Caitlyn Kelly

James “Mixelz“ Gleason

Matthew Lam

Aidan Olsen

Luke “WAAAA“ Davison

Simon and Andrew H.

Mauricio Natera Pons

Karl “Cyberguy64“ Berggren

Stephen Gilbert

Sean Cope

Brett Besaw

Derek Huffman

Jon Øyvind Punsvik

The Venerable Keith Hunter, a kindhearted gentleman beloved by all.

David Mandella

Stephen E. Swingle III

Robert Amos

Connor Webre

Joshua Balanuik

David Chuhay

Nicholas “CaptainSpam“ Killewald

LogicalContradiction

Matthew Decker

The Patrician of Pudding

Terence Bungay

Leatherbelt1295

Stark Maximum

Brick Yost/Goobomber, Founder of Purple Painters

Katcha “Pink Pummy“ Dzeja

Brandon

Florian Hackl

Ricky Benning

Rosaleen Smith U.K.

Setsune Wiefel

Andrew A. Koerner

Justin Holien

SeiranSong

Steven Capute

Shane Cockle

Robert Halenda

Destiney Fee

Joe Erickson

Caleb Brunt

Kirsten Kuykendall (@Miz_Kriss)

Gisstrio

Johan “FreeZeBaG“ Ripendal

Patrick Bashir Stumpe

Thomas Esker

Lily Benitez [heart image, will be displayed in book]

Arundo

Jon-Michael Maldonado

Davey Nagelkerke

Isaac Noe

Garreth 'The Hero Hartmut' Allen

Jude Larkin

Travis “KillerDraco“ Hoople

Paul

Levi Tacomancer

Max Langston

Blake Worsham

Jeffrey “No Limit“ Mendoza

Nick Kaczkowski (n45800)

Benjamin & Benjamin, Attorneys at Waa

Joshua Hunt

Sepehr Tehrani

High Priest Of Waluigism

Thomas “SSBFreak“ McConnell

naut

Jacob Andrew DiAgostino

HappyDepression

Sam “Bowserdude“ Tackett

Pouchnoubout

Marcel & Dennis Groll

Willis Kong

Morgan Skye

Oliver Kuttner

Gabriel A. Perez

HairballCT

ValtoPrince

Kate Wardwell

Logan Webb

Peyton K. Minnick

Francesco Parola

Neil Sparks

MK Stangeland, Jr.

Henryuuki

Andrew “NachozRule“ Grabowski


-Matthew

(I told you there was nothing to see down here)

Lost Comics Are (Re)DONE! Last Call for Your Contributions!
about 1 month ago – Sun, Sep 01, 2019 at 03:26:55 AM

WHEW. It's been a busy Summer, but I have officially redrawn all the lost comics from my old hard drive! Yep, the main content of the book--200 comics--is done...and backed up!

My work isn't quite finished yet since I still have to put them strips in book form and squeeze in all the juicy bonus goodies, but the goal is in sight! While I've been busy these past few months (and gained 10 pounds), now is not the time to slow down--over the next few weeks, I'll be wrapping up all the final touches in the book's design to send it out to the manufacturer to get 'em done ASAP. A winter release is still quite feasible, although I can't give a more specific date at the moment until I'm closer to completion.

If you have 1) a Special Thanks name and/or 2) an original piece of art, make sure you've sent it to me! I'll be wrapping up these sections of the book very soon, so make sure you get that info to me if you haven't yet. You can send it in via the survey--check the "TOO BAD. WALUIGI TIME" BackerKit page if you haven't gotten yours. The deadline for these will be at the end of September, but earlier is always better.

That's all for now! Thanks again for your patience and understanding. Even though I wish I was more careful about my data earlier this year, I'm elated to have hit this milestone and have no plans on stopping. I'll also be able to catch up on all my messages & emails over the next week so thanks for your patience there as well. I'll be aiming to post monthly updates as well during this home stretch, so I'll talk to y'all again soon. As a wise man once said, WAAAAAAA

-Matthew

100 Comics Rebuilt, 100 To Go!
4 months ago – Wed, Jun 19, 2019 at 01:06:30 AM

Hello everyone, Matthew here, emerging from my cave with a progress update. The comic-rebuilding process has now reached its halfway point, with 100 of them having been revived, reanimated, and full of Waluigi horribleness!

Now, this number is including the 20 or so comics that survived the Wapocalypse, and I did save the more time-consuming comics for later so that I could have that feeling of constant forward momentum going, so I'm a bit less than halfway through remaking what I've lost. But it's a solid start and I'm going to keep continuing working through these toasty Summer months to get everything back in order! As of right now, everything should continue to be on the updated schedule from the last post; I'm shooting for having all my lost content finished near the end of August and being able to wrap up the rest of the book in the following months.

And for those curious, I am now regularly backing up my work on an external hard drive so that it doesn't blow up all over again.

That's all for now. Oh, and how about that E3? I'm psyched for The Hero and Banjo-Kazooie, even if they aren't quite our glorious, purple rapscallion.

-Matthew

Waluigi Time Repeats Itself
5 months ago – Tue, May 21, 2019 at 02:12:52 AM

Hi everyone. I hope you're sitting down, because today's update is a biggie...

Three weeks ago, my hard drive suddenly crashed. Despite sending it to three different places (the last one being a data recovery company across the country), the sad fact of the matter is that the data is unrecoverable. The hard drive, for whatever reason, has internal damage beyond repair and it took years of data with it. Normally, this wouldn't be so bad except I lacked the foresight to follow a digital creators' first rule: always back everything up.

So the unthinkable has happened: my 200 completed comics plus miscellaneous work such as the inside cover images have been lost forever. Vanished into the digital ether. Ouch.

So here's what's happening: I'm doing them all again. I thankfully have all my sketches on paper so none of the actual ideas are lost. I also managed to salvage about 20 or so strips from emails, NF Magazine contributions and messages I've sent over the past year (I don't have to recreate the cover, for instance).

This will push the book back a bit, but I feel that it can be in your hands, ready to go this winter. The next several months will be extremely busy for me, but I've already started remaking them and can get 5 - 10 done in a weekday.

I'm sorry about the inconvenience and I greatly regret that I foolishly didn't back up my save files, but believe you me, I'm paying the price for it now. Despite dreading redoing hundreds of hours of work, I can tell you I'm not going to sacrifice the quality of the book in the process. It'll still contain all the bonus stuff, all the stretch goals, all the little details that you've come to expect from a book of comics bearing my name. I'm not going to let a little thing like total annihilation stop this book from being made!

I'd also like to offer something as a token of apology for the delay, but I'm not sure what yet. Maybe a new Waluigi song to coincide with the book launch?

(I almost considered uploading a bonus comic of Luigi pushing a button to destroy the book, but I figured I didn't need to pile on any extra comics in the process...!)

I now have a new hard drive and a new system for backing up my comics so this won't happen again (good grief, can you imagine?). Please don't hesitate to ask any questions you may have about the release--any necessary address changes or what-have-you can be altered through BackerKit. All bonuses (such as the drawing on paper) will be sent out with the book when it's ready.

Thank you for your continued loyalty and patience. If this is too big of an inconvenience for you, please send me a PM through KS and we'll figure out a way to resolve your issue. In the meantime, I'll be locked in my office, probably drawing one of Waluigi's teeth for the ten-thousandth time...

-Matthew

Happy Waluigi Day!
7 months ago – Tue, Apr 02, 2019 at 12:35:10 AM

The book is canceled. Just kidding, April Fools.

Hm, my April Fools trickery seems to be a little rusty. But the good news is that as of today, I've reached a major milestone for the completion of this book! And since it's April 1st, I've decided to let a special guest tell you what that is...

"WAAA! WALUIGI HAS DRAWN UP ALL HIS ADVENTURES FOR THE BOOK! OVER 200 COMICS TOTAL, AND THEY'RE ALL COMPLETE! LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT SOME. FIRST, WALUIGI GETS POLITICAL."

"SOMETIMES, WALUIGI TURNS INTO OTHER THINGS."

"NO ONE CAN DO WHAT WALUIGI DOES."

"UNFORTUNATELY, THE OBNOXIOUS BRAWL IN THE FAMILY CREW INVADED WALUIGI'S BOOK, SO 30 OF THESE COMICS COME IN AN EYE-STRAINING BLUE."

"THIS BLOB THING IS STILL EATING JUNK? GET SOME FRESH MATERIAL! YOU ARE A TERRIBLE ARTIST! TERRIBLE! WALUIGI HATES THIS! WAAAAAA--"

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All right, Waluigi, that's plenty for now. But the obstinate oddball is correct--EVERY comic is completed! Over the next couple months, I'll be working hard to cram in all the bonus content within the book, and as we draw nearer to completion, I'll update you guys with some full page mock-ups to enjoy. My target as of now is to have the book's design completed by the end of summer, so that I'll hopefully be able to mail out the finished books in October.

Remember to fill out your surveys if you haven't yet! And for those of you with content in the book itself (Special Thanks and fan art), I'll be needing those within the next few weeks if possible.

In the meantime, have a very very purple April Fools Day! Can you believe it's been ten years since the first Waluigi comics? Time flies when you're screaming WAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

-Matthew (and Waluigi)