Fancy meeting you here. Do you come here often? If so, you'll know that this is all sort of new. Well, it's old hat, really, but it's new to you so there you go. Try not to get too excited, okay?
If you're like Pretentious Record Store Guy then you're 5'11" rail thin, ridiculously good looking and your hair is the elixir from which dreams are made. This is his story.
But it's also the story about the adventures of a record store clerk who has forgotten more about music than you'll ever know, and how he stopped waiting for life to pass him by and started to follow his dreams.
A Ship Without a Rudder is Like
The key to being in a scene is to be seen, and nowhere is more important than in a record store, where the employees are cooler than you and know every big band a year before anyone else does.
But what happens when you wake up and realize that you're 30 years old and life is passing you by? What about your hope and dreams? Life won't wait.Buy In Print Buy In Digital
All the Young Dudes
When you're Pretentious Record Store Guy, you're life is pretty much made in the shade. You get to see all the cool shows, pick through all the good music and take home all the latest promos. Life is pretty good, right?
But what happens when all of your hopes and dreams come true? For Pretentious Record Store Guy, life on the road with your band isn't all that it's made out to be.Buy In Print Buy In Digital
I Wish it Was the Sixties (I Wish I Could Be Happy)
What happens when you finally get what you want, but then turns out it wasn't really what you wanted? Where do you go from there? For Pretentious Record Store Guy, he has come to that fork in the road after turning his back on his lifelong dream.
This is the cover to Pretentious Record Store Guy. This little slice of awesome can soon be yours if you choose to purchse the trade collection. Try not to get too excited.
The 96 page Pretentious Record Store Guy trade paperback features:
The complete Pretentious Record Store Guy three issue miniseriess.
Sketches, illustrations, and other behind-the-scenes material
Pretentious Record Store Guy's "500 Favorite Albums of All Time." This will help make your record collection 200 million times better than it is today, which is worth the price of admission (which in this case is the purchase of a book)
Pretentious Record Store Guy's "Rants and Raves: A Collection of the Best Pretentious Writings, Blogs and Music Essays from Pretentious Record Store Guy"
The first few Pretentious Record Store Guy strips from Playback:STL magazine
Eisner Award-winning writer of 100 Bullets, Spaceman, Wonder Woman
Singer and Songwriter who formed the bands Art Brut and Everyone Was in the French Resistence Now
Artist/Illustrator for Time-Life Books, Sports Illustrated & The New York Times
USA Today's Pop Culture Blog
Comics and Pop Culture Blog
Singer and Songwriter of Bleed the Blood of the Dying and The Snake Gang; Comic book character
For The Ironic T-Shirt wearer in your family, look no further than Pretentious Record Store Guy's “THEIR FIRST RECORD WAS BETTER,” Available in Adult M-XL.
For the tween and teen in your family (or you if you'd finally admit it), there is the Pretentious Record Store Guy "TIGER GEAT HEARTTHROB" T-Shirt. Available in Adult M-XL.
For The Ironic T-Shirt wearer in your family, look no further than Pretentious Record Store Guy “THEIR FIRST RECORD WAS BETTER,” Available in Adult M-XL.
For the Coffee Addict in your family, “THIS IS A PRETENTIOUS RECORD STORE GUY COFFEE MUG” ceramic coffee (or tea if you're one of those people).
3 color, hand-pulled silk screen from All Along Press. For the Pretentious art lover in your family who likes to keep it classy.