The comic strip Mr. Butterchips originally appeared monthly in the Drunk Monkeys literary magazine from April 2016 – March 2021. A collection was released by SLG Publishing in July 2020, and the indie comics luminaries relaunched the webcomic for a new era on May 5th, 2021.
The series illustrates the day-to-day antics of a prickly organ grinder’s monkey set in a surreal fictional West Coast town, which is populated by an array of quirky characters. It’s through this satirical hallucinogenic lens that the pitfalls of a “gig economy” are examined, while touching on such timely issues as class disparity and intolerance; amplifying the absurdity of what it means to be alive in a world which seemingly becomes more insane by the second.
Follow the sharp-tongued simian’s all new misadventures every Wednesday here. You can now also display your love for the celebrated curmudgeonly capuchin with one of the gorgeous tees (pictured below) found in the SLG store.
“Schumacher’s brilliance and timeliness of subject matter makes this a MUST READ as he makes the reader laugh as much as he makes you think.” – Shean Mohammed, Graphic Policy
“Mr. Butterchips is both a funny and important chronicle of just how insane the world is right now.” – E. A. Henson, Biff Bam Pop!
“It’s easy to feel helpless sometimes but, with Mr. Butterchips, at least we can laugh a little at the struggles in life.” – Carla Vasquez, A Place to Hang Your Cape
“Mr. Butterchips is the monkey we need right now: hilarious, profane, drunk, angry, and more human than most people you’ll meet.” – Ruben Bolling, creator of Tom the Dancing Bug
“Mr. Butterchips is raunchy and righteous, just what the comic art landscape needs!” – Michael Jantze, creator of The Norm comic strip
“Good shit Daddy-O, Alex is the real deal! All the chops of old school with the white light (and orange sunshine) of the 60’s and 70’s Underground Comix crew! Carry the torch n’ burn down the house.” – David Geiser, creator of classic underground comics Saloon, Demented Pervert, Edge City, et al.