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Jun 12

Wherein Shit Gets Real


After highschool I planned to go to art school, but I ended up in the Navy.  After the Navy I planned to go to school again, but I ended up traveling the world on my own for a bit.  When I came back I planned to save up some money and travel even more, but I ended up going to school.  I planned on transferring and then I made a silly comic about chili and put it on the internet.  If there’s one thing about my life that I can always count on, it is that I never end up where I plan.  And really, that’s been the very best part about it.  I can never know what’s going to happen next. And what follows here is probably one of the craziest detours I’m like to take.


Yep.  Today’s the day, folks.  I’ve known for a little more than a week, but now I finally get to tell you.


It is my sincerest pleasure to announce that Perigee Books will be publishing the very first Cooking Comically cookbook in the Fall of next year.  That’s happening.  Officially.


If you told me a year ago that I would be publishing a book I would’ve thought “Ok that’s weird, but vaguely plausible…”  But, if you told me it was going to be a cookbook, I would’ve assumed you were on some kind of hard drugs (as opposed to a time traveler who bounces around telling people random facts about their future).  But here we are.


Thank you to everyone who has been reading and cooking and sharing.  It’s been amazing and I expect it will continue to be so.  The website will continue on as it has (with some eventual improvements) and in the background I will be working my hardest to produce a book that is worthy of the people that make this endeavor possible.  That’s you, by the way.  I know next fall is a long ways off, but designing, fabricating and distributing a book is an unavoidably long process.  I hope you’ll stick with me.




As we walk and make plans in the dark.


48 Responses to “Wherein Shit Gets Real”

  1. Cris Edington Says:

    Through it all! Congrats and good luck!

  2. Rob Rowald Says:

    Awesome to hear. I look forward to the book

  3. Stephanie C. Says:

    Congratulations!! Can’t wait to buy it once it’s in production! 🙂

    Thank you, also, for being an inspiration to me and other folks like me who are idea people. It’s easy to let our ideas go by because of fear or laziness, but the fact that this blog has become so successful restores my faith in myself. Keep living the dream, Tyler.

  4. Shandon Says:

    Well finally. If no publisher was going to touch this, I’d have just printed out every recipe you’ve done on here and spiral-bound them. Cause this shit deserves hard copies, yo.

  5. Katie Says:

    Hooray! I’m so pleased for you! I hope it’ll be available in the UK at some point, or at least be available to order and send across the pond, because I’ve wanted one since I first discovered the infamous chili 🙂
    Keep being awesome, dude.

  6. J. Smith Says:

    Definitely one of my favorite blogs on the Internet. Your story is even better as this just shows how you have combined your raw talent with passion. I am certainly going to purchase your book. Thanks for the laughs and good food.

  7. Len Currie Says:

    Finally.. a cook book which will be worth buying!!

  8. Blaine Says:

    Fuck. Yes.
    That is all.

  9. Moon-Cookie Says:

    Just let me know where to mail my wallet. Congrats!

  10. tonya cinnamon Says:

    Full of the awesome!!!!!! Congrats!!!
    I will buy for sure when it comes out!:)

  11. Hertzey Says:

    Cannot wait to get this!!!!

  12. Lars Says:

    Good for you, will buy it

  13. Jamie Says:

    Wonderful news, Tyler. It is refreshing to hear of someone who is capable of ‘letting go’ and letting life take its course. Good to plan and to have goals but courageous to follow another path that is un-charted and new. Congratulations on the upcoming book. I look forward to flipping its pages.

  14. Fique Says:

    Congrats to you! If your book finally arrives in my country I will definitely check it out! I think if I buy the book I’d read it like a novel….

  15. Takiyah Says:

    Yes! I remember when chili first came out! So happy for you!

  16. Ryan Says:

    Keep up the good work!!!

  17. BkGal Says:

    G’wan Tyler! #fistpump

  18. Fritz Says:

    Woo hoo!! I’m going to cook all the food. ALL THE FOOD!!!!

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  20. Chris Says:

    What was your rate in the Navy? Where were you stationed?

  21. Tamsyn Says:

    Beyond awesome!! Can’t wait to get my hands on that cookbook. In the meantime, will you continue to post new recipes here? or is your main focus going to be on the book?

  22. Yorick Dupon Says:

    Congrats! Where will you have to buy it?

  23. Bryan Says:

    Congrats! Love the blog!

  24. Justin Says:

    Congrats Tyler!!

    Be sure to let us know if we can do any pre-orders. I will make sure to get at least one ordered as soon as possible.

    Thanks for the humor and, especially, the recipes!

  25. Zac Says:

    Congrats Tyler! Nothing makes me happier than cooking, and you found a way to make it even more fun. Great job on everything and I look forward to picking up a copy next fall!

  26. Ben Says:

    Looking forward to the book! Did you consider kickstarting it as opposed to a traditional publishing deal? I think your work would be perfect for such an angle (keep it in mind for the future!).

  27. Totoro Says:

    Congrats !

    You should publish this to reddit !

  28. Dennis Says:

    Congratulations, sir. Glad to hear that you’re getting your just desserts.

    Try and see if you can get them to ensure a DIGITAL copy. I’d be glad to buy that. 🙂

  29. Mike Says:

    Awesome man! I can tell you put a ton of work into these recipes/guides! Good to see it paying off!

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  31. Tiffany Says:

    Congrats! Can’t wait to buy your cookbook and hopefully it’ll be available in Canada! 🙂

  32. Redd Says:

    shut up and take my money.
    also, good job.

  33. Teresa Says:

    Congrats! I look forward to it 🙂
    I’m so excited for next autumn!!

  34. Ryan Says:

    So awesome to hear this! I am so pumped! Is it this fall 2012 we can expect it or fall 2013?

  35. James Says:

    I can’t wait to buy it! Keep up the awesome work shipmate!

  36. Nicki Says:

    Awesome! Good for you, Tyler! I will definitely buy the hardcopy version, but there are awesome things you can do in an e-book format, I hear. I’m sure you’ve already checked that out, though.
    Looking forward to next fall!

  37. Jesse B Says:

    So happy for you man been following the site for a while and just want to congratulate you. cant wait for the book to come out!

  38. Hayden Says:

    Would love to buy it! Send it over to Australia!

  39. Chrysa Says:

    Congrats! Let us know when we can start ordering the book!

  40. Simon Says:


    Are you planning to translate the book to other languages? I would love to have a german copy.
    If you need help translating, I would help you out. My written english is not perfect, but my english -> german translation skills are quite good.

  41. Amy Says:

    Congrats, Tyler! It’s always nice to see a shipmate do well, especially when he is funny as hell and can cook! (Will you marry me?) 😛

  42. Matthew Norton Says:

    Awesome! Cant wait to purchase that!

  43. Sean Says:

    Awesome! Let us know when it goes on sale! I’ll for sure pick up a copy. It’ll be my first physical cook book!

  44. Matt Says:

    I don’t understand… I took all the cash out of my wallet, I’m throwing it at the screen, but it’s not going in and my book hasn’t showed up. What am I doing wrong?

  45. George Says:

    That’s amazing to hear!!! I love reading your recipes, they make cooking so much fun. I will buy this book the day it is released!

  46. Miriam Says:

    Am I the only one seeing “As we walk and make plans in the dark.” in tiny grey font at the bottom of this post?

    Also, great news about the book, I wish you luck!

  47. Piper Says:

    I know I’m late but CONGRATS! Been a fan for a while and always recommend you to my friends. Keep up the good work!

  48. ChefLisaMarie Says:

    Yay! I love your site. It makes food fun! Congrats, I will look for it, and buy it n show it to my friends to make them jealous. 😀

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