Take a walk through B.J. Mendelson’s mind, and you’ll find Wonder Woman riding a T-Rex.
Mendelson, a former Glens Falls resident, has released a self-help comic book called “A National Story of Minor Significance.” The comic details different stories and incidents through Mendelson’s life.
“In the comic, you can go inside my brain,” said Mendelson, who has been traveling the world for the past six years but currently lives downstate.
The cover of the comic shows a man and Wonder Woman-like female riding a dinosaur with zombie-like people chasing them.
“One of the great things about comics is you can do anything in a comic book,” said Mendelson, talking about the cover art.
This was Mendelson’s second comic book, but the first in the self-help genre.
The self-help comic book is a new concept, he said, which allows for a more visceral approach to seeking guidance. Mendelson, 35, describes the book as “How to Win Friends and Influence People” meets “American Splendor.”
The book, with art by Peter Czaplarski, recalls interesting moments in Mendelson’s life, like the time his parents were sued by now-President Donald Trump over an alleged broken toilet seat. He also takes all the baggage from his high school days and literally sets those things on fire in the comic book.
“I don’t take life very seriously,” said Mendelson, who added that he jumps at opportunities to have fun.
He lived in downtown Glens Falls from 2008 to 2012, and even worked as the Aviation Mall Santa in 2009.
“I lived right in the heart of the city,” he said. “I loved every minute of it.”
The SUNY Potsdam graduate has already published two books — “Social Media is Bull——,” and “Privacy: And How to Get It Back” — which are available on his website, www.bjmendelson.com.
The new comic book is available in digital form for $1 at www.comixology.com. A print edition is available at www.indyplanet.us/a-national-story-of-minor-significance-1/.
Mendelson said response to the self-help comic has been good, particularly from people battling issues like anxiety.
“The book seems to be touching a chord with people,” he said.