December first update!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful December so far. 'Tis the season for giving, and we here at (in other words, me) have kicked the season off by giving a sealed copy of AFI's Sing The Sorrow double LP on red vinyl to one lucky winner, Kristen Reynolds of San Antonio, Texas. Congrats, Kristen! Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway. Better luck next time!

I have been getting a lot of great feedback on my Cat With Matches comic. Thanks! I'm glad you like it. I really enjoy drawing that cat and all his misadventures. As you may know, I printed up Cat With Matches t-shirts and stickers and have them available in the store. If there are other types of CWM items you'd like to see, let me know in the comments here or on any form of social media.

I know that many of you want to know what's up with AFI. I can't tell you much at the moment, but we have plans for 2016. Circle that year on your calendars.


Force Friday!

It's #ForceFriday! — Here at that means that all The Force merchandise is on sale.

For those of you who aren't familiar with The Force...

  • Matt Wedgley - vocals
  • Mark Roustabout - guitar
  • Chad Cox (RIP) - drums
  • Hunter Burgan - bass

The Force was a hardcore band from Grass Valley, CA. I knew Matt and Chad from their former band, The Circus Tents. I really loved that band. Mark and I played together for a short stint in his former band, Unity. We started The Force in 1995 and played our first show a month later. We played five songs in under 10 minutes and I'm sure it sounded awful. We played our first show with AFI on December 30th that year at 924 Gilman St. We recorded a 7" for Wedge Records (Matt's label) the following spring and a 10"/CD for Spider Club Music a year after that. We did one US tour (in a car) supporting AFI in 1997. By the time we decided to break up in September of 1998, we had played countless shows all over California and across the US. Some of my favorite memories from this time include shows we played at Gilman St., in Santa Cruz and in a couple different Mexican restaurants. In 2008 we got back together to play three shows for all our friends and fans. Reuniting with my friends to play these shows really meant a lot to me, and I'm sure the other members would say the same. I'm sure somebody shot video and put it online, but it was really one of those situations where you had to be there to feel what it was like. I will never forget it.

The T-shirts, sweatshirts and 12" records available here on are left over from those shows. Some sizes are very limited. When they're gone, they're gone for good.


P.S. Note that the The Force "Man" T-shirt design was done by Geoff Kresge, who was instrumental in shaping The Force's visual identity by creating the art that graced our album covers, and T-shirts. 

New Website!

Welcome to the all new! Take a look around and check everything out if you haven't already. Despite not being on tour with AFI or any other band, it's been a busy summer for me. What have I been up to? Well since you asked...

  • I finished another book (coming soon to a bookstore near you!), which is a sequel to Success!?.
  • I started a webcomic called Cat With Matches. PWS fans will recognize the protagonist as their favorite feline arsonist. New comics every Monday!
  • A few months ago the new Matt Skiba and the Sekrets album came out, which was really fun to record. Both Matt and Jarrod Alexander are creative powerhouses. It was also great working with producer Rob Schnapf.
  • I discovered a bunch of old reel-to-reel tapes containing recordings of some of my old punk bands from high school. I've been trying to resurrect them, and if I'm successful I'll let you listen to them.
  • Unfortunately, my friend Ted and I decided the time had come to say goodbye to Post War Science. We both would like to express our gratitude to all the incredible people that supported us over the years. Keep posting pictures of our stuff on social media and we'll try to repost you. PWS lives on through you!
  • I've been working with some friends on a new music project that I'm really excited about, but I won't say much more than that for now. Stay tuned!
  • "When's AFI coming to ______?" "When's the next AFI record?" "You guys need to stop doing other things and do some AFI!" — Patience, my friends. AFI is an important part of our* lives, but we're all just human beings. We've got things to do and people to see. Sometimes you have to stop and smell the roses to remember that you live in a neighborhood with a rosebush on the corner. We'll be back soon, I promise.

 Let me know if there's anything I should add to this site or the store. It would be fun to add some weird or rare things.


*Speaking on behalf of the other AFI members.