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You can order these books or movies by credit card via the buttons on the right sidebar or you can send a cheque or well-concealed cash for the same amount to Jim Munroe, 61 Heintzman St. #1512, Toronto ON, M6P 5A2, CANADA. They take a week or two to get there in Canada and the US, and a month or two to get elsewhere through surface mail.

All the books are signed to the person who’s ordered them, so if you want it made out to a friend instead please specify that in the note or email me.

Ghosts With Shit Jobs

Available on iTunes / Amazon (US only) / Xbox / PSN / Vudu or DVD below.

In the future, jobs still suck — but in whole new ways.

By 2040, the economy has flipped and North Americans are a cheap labour pool for wealthy Asian markets. A Chinese documentary show focuses on the “ghosts” (Cantonese slang for white people) unlucky enough to have been born into the slums of Toronto in a special report that translates as “Ghosts With Shit Jobs.”

Watch the trailer and the first 20 minutes on the official site.

“…sheer delight…” — The Guardian

“Brilliant… will leave you emotionally shaken, your brain teeming with weird new ideas…” — io9

“…outstanding…” — BoingBoing

94 min, 2012.

International: $25 CAN. (includes shipping and handling)


Sword of My Mouth

Ella’s baby isn’t quite right. But since the righteous floated into the sky and magic started working, not much is.

A stand-alone story continuing on from the acclaimed graphic novel Therefore Repent!, Sword of My Mouth moves the focus from Chicago, under siege by angels with machine guns, to the urban prairie of Detroit. Folks in the D have banded together to turn land with burned-out crackhouses into farming tracts, and seem to be on a road to self-sufficiency… until Famine rides into town.

Praise for Sword of My Mouth

“Jim Munroe’s done for the Book of Revelation what Ronald D. Moore did for Battlestar Galactica.”— Peter Watts, author of the Hugo-nominated Blindsight

“If you love tales of the apocalypse but want something smarter and more character-driven… you must read this comic.”— Annalee Newitz, io9.com

Sword of My Mouth is beautifully drawn and deals with a post-rapture urban environment that’s filled with machine-gun wielding angels, men with skeleton hands, various mutations, babies with huge teeth, and sustainable farming. It’s pretty much got it all.” — Kelly McClure, bust.com

“Profane and wonderful, Sword of My Mouth and Therefore, Repent! are subversive, smart, and gripping. Munroe is a fantastic writer in many media (novels, games, films and comics), and his talents are ably matched by Gerard’s stellar illustrations, jagged line drawings that play with time-series and an expressivity of posture to convey emotion with unexpected punch.” — Cory Doctorow, boingboing.net

“A genuinely creepy interpretation of a world where the majority of Christians have been bodily assumed to Heaven… Against this unpredictable, disturbing backdrop, Munroe tells ordinary stories of survival and friendship, and for all the religious and mystical wonders on display, his gift for capturing realistic behavior among normal human adults and children alike makes Sword Of My Mouth worthwhile.” — the Onion A.V. Club

“Something about this novel feels familiar in a way that’s beautiful at the same time that it makes your skin crawl. These are Munroe’s people, these artists and activists, and he knows what they look and sound like. He also understands their fight. Sword of My Mouth feels something like a zombie movie meets George Orwell; genuinely hackle-raising, smart, and political without being wearisome, this book is a winner.” — Santa Barbara News-Press

“Munroe has created another stunning, thought-provoking work that will linger in the reader’s mind.” — Quill and Quire (starred review)

Unsure? You can read the first 22 pages of the book on tor.com.

No Media Kings / IDW Publishing, 2010
6.5″ × 10.25″, 150 p., b&w
ISBN 978-1-60010-604-0

CANADIANS: $16 $14 (+ $3 S&H)

US and INTL: $14 $12 (+ $7 S&H)

If you’d like a digital e-book version, it’s Pay-What-You-Want. E-book FAQ

Therefore Repent!

nullWhat if the religious right… are actually right?

Without warning, multitudes of Christians float bodily up into the sky.

For the immoral majority, life goes on pretty much as usual.

Except that after the Rapture, magic works — for those willing to risk demonic mutations.

And an angelic army appears to have been deployed to mop up the sinners.

But through it all, outsiders Raven and Mummy face the possibility of a bigger problem than the end of the world: the end of their relationship.

Praise for Therefore Repent!

“It’s completely nuts… It’s a book about what if the Rapture actually happened, and that’s all I’m gonna tell you.” —Junot Díaz, 2008 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Fiction

“Therefore Repent! is great. Loved the conflict between the old and new religions, plus it’s got Jesus and mutants.” — Joe Meno, author of Hairstyles of the Damned

“Therefore Repent! is impressive, layered, and in places surprisingly funny. I didn’t think it would be my sort of thing, but I enjoyed it.” —Jim Ottaviani, author of FALLOUT: J. Robert Oppenheimer, Leo Szilard, and the Political Science of the Atomic Bomb

“Now, just dealing with the Rapture might be enough of a hook, but Jim and Salgood do a great job of characterization from the very beginning. The two protagonists are so interesting that I had to keep turning page after page to see what and who they were. And yes, Salgood can draw like nobody’s business… I give this book two thumbs up.” —Chris Pitzer, AdHouse Books

“The tale’s offbeat anarchy and peculiar, parodic charms will win you over. It’s like one of those church pamphlets about salvation gone terribly, terribly wrong.John Burns, The Georgia Straight

“Therefore Repent! is an absolutely boundless piece of fantasy that he wisely grounds in very human relationships… to say it’s an imaginative work would be an understatement: ‘unhinged’ is probably more accurate. I can’t wait for more.”— Robert J. Wierseman, Quill & Quire

“The art is extraordinarily fluid and the storyline ingenious and sharply intelligent.” —Jeff VanderMeer, Realms of Fantasy

Joe Shuster Award Nominee for Outstanding Canadian Comic Book Writer 2008

Check out the first sixty pages of the book, a book strip tease, and a couple splash pages.

No Media Kings, 2007
IDW Publishing, 2008
6×8, 160 p., b&w

ISBN 978-0-9686363-4-3
978-1-60010-146-1 (US)
CANADIANS: $16 $10 (+ $5 S&H)

US and INTL: $14 $10
(+ $5 S&H)

If you’d like a digital e-book version, it’s Pay-What-You-Want. E-book FAQ

An Opening Act of Unspeakable Evil

Ever walked in on a roommate in, uh, the middle of something?

When Kate interrupts Lilith’s demonic ritual, it’s pretty awkward, but it gives her a great idea for a new online journal: roommatefromhell.com.

Whether her roommate is unholy or just unhinged, Kate’s not sure. But she knows a good show when she sees it, and she convinces her bombshell pal to perform her strange ceremony at their art gallery launch. Then she gets a booker at the local rock club to let them open for a metal band, and the kids love it. They decide to take the show on the road, and somewhere along the way Kate’s role changes from tour manager to go-go dancer.

It’s fun, but she can’t ignore the creepy people from Lilith’s past that are coming to their shows. And as the rituals get more intense and more bloody, Kate starts to wonder if she’s gotten in a little too deep.

It’s not quite rock and roll, but she could still lose her soul.

Acclaim for An Opening Act of Unspeakable Evil

“You really must pick up a copy of the incomparably great Jim Munroe’s latest novel… a warm, poignant look at the underground art scene in Toronto, Opening Act captures the oddball community spirit and aspirations of people who care more about a good wheat-paste campaign than about mortgages.”— San Francisco Bay Guardian

An Opening Act has all Munroe’s trademark charm, his wonderful, rueful fondness for his own characters, and a genuine mystery: is Lilith a demoness or isn’t she?” —Georgia Straight

“The devil’s own road-trip novel: Munroe’s indie-rock science fiction combines Adbusters’ sensibility and wit with Kerouac’s mania and tosses in a little Fred Pohl for seasoning.” — Cory Doctorow, author of Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom

“Munroe’s novel shows how blogs have become part of the cultural landscape.” — The Guardian


No Media Kings, 2004
ISBN 0-9686363-3-0

CANADIANS: $20
$10 (+ $5 S&H)

US and INTL: $14 $10 (+ $5 S&H)

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Flyboy Action Figure Comes With Gasmask

Cult classic back in print!

Ryan, a shy, caffeine-addicted university student, can turn into a fly. Cassandra, a waitress at a greasy spoon he has a crush on, can make things disappear. They were made for each other—and to battle the forces of evil! As the Superheroes for Social Justice, Flyboy and Ms. Place take on the villains that inhabit their world: cigarette barons, redneck tabloids, and the patriarchy.

First published in 1999 by HarperCollins, Munroe was troubled by the ownership of the publisher by media magnate Rupert Murdoch. He decided to put the politics in Flyboy into practice and published his subsequent books via his own indie press.

This fifth anniversary No Media Kings edition includes a preview of his forthcoming fourth novel, An Opening Act of Unspeakable Evil.

Acclaim for Flyboy Action Figure Comes With Gasmask

“Jim Munroe has written the first novel to harness the energy, idealism, and cartoon-inspired playfulness of the new wave of culture jammers. It’s about time we have some superheroes to save us after the post-irony meltdown — forces of corporate darkness, beware.” — Naomi Klein, author of No Logo

“It’s an excellent book — a funny, cool riff on superpowers and twentysomethingness.” — Neil Gaiman, author of The Sandman

“Voluble, inventive, goofily romantic, goofily comic. . .” — The Globe and Mail

“Witty without being acid, sensitive without being goopy, this is a Gen-X novel to treasure.” — Booklist

“A debut notable for the spectacular insouciance of its dialogue and an unstoppable, fearless, herky-jerky flow of inventive humour. Munroe masterfully carries off his admittedly weird conceits, suspends our disbelief, and gives us nothing but delight in his imagination.” — Kirkus

Books In Canada First Novel Award Nominee

“Finally, a novel about post-boomers that is actually generational, not generalized. Flyboy is specked with bright particulars—the fragile, earnest creatures Munroe magnifies are made from the same twinkly light they refract.” — R.M. Vaughan

Now Magazine‘s Top 20 Toronto Books

“Jim Munroe has created a genuinely hip, young and urban tale. Forget about all the other fiction that poses as slick and cool, forget the stylish authors that promise to be a voice for the next generation and then fail to deliver anything new. Flyboy is the real thing.” — Quill & Quire

HarperCollins / Avon, 1999
ISBN 0-9686363-2-2

CANADIANS: $20 $15 (+ $5 S&H)

US and INTL: $15 (+ $5 S&H)

If you’d like a digital e-book version, it’s Pay-What-You-Want. E-book FAQ

Angry Young Spaceman

Sam’s going to another planet to teach English, where he hopes to earn enough creds to pay off his student loan and maybe buy a jetpack. He’s not entirely comfortable with spreading the English virus but it beats working for the power brokers on Earth, and Octavia is a dreamy underwater planet populated by eight-armed beings.

He ends up learning more than teaching. From Mr. Zik, a singer of melancholy songs. From a boxy robot named 9/3. And from Jinya, whose undulating tentacles make Sam forget all about human legs.

Against the colourful backdrop of kitsch science fiction, this novel entwines UFOs with STDs, androids with androgyny, and youth culture with culture shock. Leave your millenial angst behind — blast off to 2959!

Acclaim for Angry Young Spaceman

“It’s a wonderful book. Unquestionably SF, it isn’t written in the usual science fiction voice, and that’s part of its charm. His prose is conversational, his characters and settings of the future Earth and Octavia are fascinating, and the story remains engaging from start to finish.” — Charles de Lint, Fantasy & Science Fiction

“This is marvelous stuff, hopeful, fresh, alive, and funny. Munroe is writing the chronicle of his generation.” — Georgia Straight

“The book reads like a cross between Frederik Pohl and C.M. Kornbluth’s The Space Merchants and Douglas Coupland’s Generation X, livened with Munroe’s own DIY zinester sensibility.” — Cory Doctorow, Wired

“The language is unflowery and unpretentious… the plot is tight, the tone throughout is amusing, the main character is likeable and the science fiction setting is both campy and pointed.” — Vancouver Sun

“But beyond the comical elements that are dispersed throughout this clever little book, it becomes evident to the reader that the author is a seasoned social critic…” — Upath.com

“His writing is lively and uncluttered… when Munroe takes aim at the management and co-opting of subcultures, the satire is dead on…”— Quill & Quire

No Media Kings, 2000
4 Walls 8 Windows
ISBN 0-9686363-0-6
1-56858-208-0 (US)
CANADIANS: $20 (+ $5 S&H)

US and INTL: $20(+ $7 S&H)

If you’d like a digital ebook version, it’s Pay-What-You-Want. E-book FAQ

Everyone In Silico

Are you ready to upgrade to a fully modifiable and personalized reality?

In Vancouver, 2036, people are tired of the smog and the rain. They’re willing to give up a lot for guaranteed sunshine.

Don’t think about what you’re losing, think about what you’re getting — a life with no wasted hours sleeping or commuting. A life free of crime and disease. A life that ends when you want it to, not when some faceless entity decides it’s your time.

Those who don’t buy in — the poor, the old, the paranoid — have to watch as their loved ones, their friends, and their jobs leave the city. They have to watch as the latest prestige technology, Self, thoroughly transforms their world.

On the bright side, the rents have dropped. And from several strange and unexpected quarters, resistance is growing…

Offer ends soon. Take advantage of our lowest-ever financing rates to reserve a space now in the reality you can truly call your own.

Acclaim for Everyone In Silico

“Munroe drops in excellent touches — bioterrorists planting seeds, not bombs; home cloning labs — that help make Silico one of the freshest and scariest, yet most hopeful, near-future yarns in a long time.” —Time Out New York

“A fresh and amusing take on how technology can be used or misused in a consumption obsessed society . . . Those who value deft, witty SF should be well pleased.”— Publishers Weekly

“Young Toronto author Munroe proves no less inventive with his third novel than he did with his others — as he projects a future in which a global virtual reality corporation is winning the p.r. battle against those who prefer to live their lives the old way… The plot dynamics and imaginative leaps are engaging, and the care Munroe takes in examining Frisco as a full-fledged, not unattractive phenomenon also marks this as a story to be taken seriously.” — Kirkus Reviews

No Media Kings, 2002
Four Walls Eight Windows, 2002
ISBN 0-9686363-1-4
1-56858-240-4 (US)
CANADIAN: $20 $10 + ($5 S&H)

US/INTL: $14 $10 (+ $5 S&H)

If you’d like a digital e-book version, it’s Pay-What-You-Want. E-book FAQ

Infest Wisely

There’s a new, chewable nanotechnology that lets you take photos with your eyes, cures cancer and eliminates body odour. But the early adopters are realizing they got extra “features” they didn’t count on. And no one told them once they spread through the bloodstream, it’s harder to uninstall than your average computer virus.

INFEST WISELY is a lo-fi sci-fi no-budget feature in seven episodes, each with a different director and intertwining characters. Click for a closeup of the front and back covers

Includes a commentary track from all seven directors who reveal do-it-yourself tips and tricks on how they shot the movie for $700.

Acclaim for Infest Wisely

“Infest Wisely is a great lo-fi sci-fi nanopunk flick” -Wired.com

“The film is chock full of interesting ideas and images.” -The Toronto Star

“If only there were more people like Jim Munroe making movies like Infest Wisely.” -The Globe and Mail

“The production values are inevitably scrappy but Infest Wisely gets by on the cheeky vitality of its ideas.” -eye weekly

“killer” -Cory Doctorow, boingboing.net

“One millionth the budget of Spiderman 3. One thousand times the smarts.” -Peter Watts, Hugo-award nominee

CANADIANS: $15 CAN $10 CAN, $2 shipping.

US/INTL: $15 $10 (+$3 S&H)