Have you ever had a job? Do you like to Laugh Out Loud? Was Office Space a little too softcore for you? Then, may I present David Rees and his masterful clip art cartoon series “My New Filing Technique Is Unstoppable.”
David Rees might be best known for “Get Your War On” – a comic that dealt with the Dubya years by (miraculously) both expressing total rage and inciting hysterical laughter. Rivaling my personal political frustration during that time was the extreme drudgery of a job that did not make me happy, to put it delicately. Luckily for me, when I went to read “Get Your War On” on Rees’ site, I stumbled across “MNFTIU” and extreme career catharsis ensued. It was love.
I don’t know how many times I’ve read and re-read MNFTIU over the years. I do know that it never, ever gets old. There are over 200 panels in total, so it might be hard to read it all in one sitting, but I recommend starting at the beginning and working your way through. You’ll need to have the “backstory” when it gets awesomely weird in the middle with the addition of Sunglasses Joe, Triangle Body Mode and Office Dudes in Slumberland (you’ll see). David Rees is a total comic genius, maybe THE #1 comic genius in the world. Yeah, I will go on record with that. Not many things make me burst out in real, actual, unbridled laughter, but MNFTIU does every single time.
You can buy David Rees’ books at mnftiu.cc and read all of the comics there for free. Also, if you love what you read, I’d highly suggest seeing him live. Check his events page, follow him on twitter or join the mailing list for the latest details.