Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made Meet Timmy Failure, founder of the “best” detective agency in town – Total Failure, Inc. With the help of his polar bear, Total, the clueless, comically self-confident Timmy already has plans for world domination. Now Look What You’ve Done “When you lose hope, find it.” Timmy Failure. He doesn’t like to pull rank. To reveal that he’s this guy: Timmy Failure, founder, president and CEO of the greatest detective agency in town, probably the country, perhaps the world. We Meet Again Timmy’s detective agency is on the verge of global domination. Global riches. Global fame. And yet the gods are throwing him curveballs. Sanitized for Your Protection Shenanigans abound as Timmy Failure finds himself on a road trip with none other than notorious criminal Molly Moskins. The Book You’re Not Supposed to Have The only thing you need to know about Timmy’s latest memoir is that it was never meant for publication. Timmy’s detective log was stolen, and if this book gets out, Timmy will be grounded for life. The Cat Stole My Pants Timmy is in Key West, Florida, ostensibly for the honeymoon of his mother and Doorman Dave – if they even got married, which Timmy doubts. Timmy Failure: It’s the End When I Say It’s the End Though I, Timmy Failure, have solved many notorious crimes and now wish to enjoy my retirement, my fans have begged me to turn my memoirs into a movie, an ode to my greatness. Please Note: In this collection the book Timmy Failure: It’s the End When I Say It’s the End is Hardcover and also the image is for illustrative purposes only, actual book covers, binding and edition may vary.
Stephan Pastis took an unusual route to becoming a number-one best-selling comics creator: he went to law school. It’s not that he didn’t want to become a cartoonist – as a child growing up in the Los Angeles suburb of San Marino, he spent many happy hours off by himself drawing. He was routinely called on to create cartoons for his school newspapers. But by the time he graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a degree in political science, Pastis – a completely self-taught artist – felt it unlikely that his cartoons would ever be syndicated.
So he found himself sitting in class at UCLA Law School, hopelessly bored, sketching the character Rat (who would later become a mainstay of all his future comic strips). Creative inspiration followed him through graduation in 1993 to his first law firm job in San Francisco, where by 1996 he finally started submitting his comics to syndicates. Persisting through an initial spate of rejections, Stephan Pastis created his signature strip Pearls Before Swine, chronicling his worldview through the misadventures of arrogant Rat, dumb-but-sweet Pig, philosophical Goat, along with a brood of other anthropomorphized animals and many, many puns. The strip was eventually syndicated in 1999 and can now be read in over 800 newspapers, dozens of book collections, and on GoComics.com. Several of the collections have appeared on The New York Times Best Sellers list.
In 2013, inspired to break out of the box of a daily comic strip, Pastis took on the new challenge of becoming a children’s author, penning the first book in a projected middle grade series called Timmy Failure, about an inept kid detective and his sidekick polar bear. Fail it did not; receiving stellar reviews and becoming an instant New York Times and National Indie bestseller. Now published in nearly 40 languages worldwide, Pastis’ defective detective has become a breakout children’s book character.