Download a Free Copy of Wonkette’s Ayn Rand Graphic Novel

by Benjamin Frisch

Did you know It was almost exactly one year ago that Ayn Rand’s Adventures were first released upon this world? One year ago Ayn Rand set out on a 13-part time-traveling adventure filled with political intrigue, mescalin, and vomit.

In honor of Ayn’s birthday, and for those who missed out on Ayn’s epic graphic novel comix adventure, you can now download a free .pdf of the entire thing.

Smoke a jay and read that shit, hell yea

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SexySmurf June 14, 2011 at 3:08 pm

I look forward to the low-budget, hastily thrown together movie version starring the cast of One Tree Hill.

OzoneTom June 14, 2011 at 3:13 pm

I'm pretty sure that this is one case where the spin-off will be better than the original movie.

Sharkey June 14, 2011 at 3:11 pm

How do I convert this to PowerPoint? Giving a presentation in 5 minutes…

Gopherit June 14, 2011 at 3:13 pm

I can't wait to read how she time travels on a train! It has to have something to do with Rearden metal and hating commies and the lazy poors!

glamourdammerung June 14, 2011 at 3:14 pm

It is only fair since more people saw the graphic novel than "Atlas Shrugged, Part One".

Callyson June 14, 2011 at 5:34 pm

Though I just might give in when it's out on DVD. I figure it will have a few laughs.
Then again, I had quite a few laughs during last night's GOP debate, so perhaps I have a warped sense of humor. More so.

ProgressiveInga June 14, 2011 at 3:16 pm

Which chapter answers the question, "Chicken wings. Mild or Spicy?"

elviouslyqueer June 14, 2011 at 3:42 pm

Must. resist. saying… oh, fuck it.

All of them, Katie.

Mumbletypeg June 14, 2011 at 3:19 pm

You don't need to look hard at my avatard to tell that viewing this blingee of yours has given me a splitting headache.

Thanks for the laughs with the static graphics, Frisch. They've been (& still continue to be) much enjoyed.

NorthStarSpanx June 14, 2011 at 3:20 pm

Maybe this has been quoted all too often, but I LOVE it!

"There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs." Screenwriter John Rogers.

emmelemm June 14, 2011 at 3:25 pm

That really is awesome and bears repeating again and again.

Lionel[redacted]Esq June 14, 2011 at 3:21 pm

Giving it away for free is hardly going Galt. Didn't you learn anything Ben?

emmelemm June 14, 2011 at 3:25 pm

It's certainly no way to become one of those 1%ers.

AJWjr. June 14, 2011 at 3:45 pm

He'll make it up with volume.

Radiotherapy June 14, 2011 at 3:21 pm

I'm sure the object of this free market offer is to make money.

DaRooster June 14, 2011 at 3:28 pm

"…13-part time-traveling adventure filled with political intrigue, mescalin, and vomit."

Sounds like my Saturday nights… yippee!

PsycWench June 14, 2011 at 3:30 pm

You know what the Tea Party adopted from "Atlas Shrugged"? The endless, pointless, repetitive, repetitive speech-giving.

4TheTurnstiles June 14, 2011 at 3:43 pm

They took that one tout court, but left behind all the graphic sex. Tea Party, Boring Party.

JustPixelz June 15, 2011 at 7:00 am

At least the TP'ers didn't fall for that selfishness-is-a-virtue pseudo-philosophical bullshit. Wait. What?

Beck_is_Trig June 15, 2011 at 9:43 pm

Yes and all the simplified ways to explain everything as well. "Moochers and Looters", indeed. I once listened to a compelling argument as to why wingnuts accept the bible but not science: complexity. Science requires thought, self awareness and the ability to test ones belief and the other tells you a guy lived for three days in a whale and you accept it as LITERAL fact. Ayn Rand's philosophy was banal, puerile and ignored about 99% of reality with its conclusions (especially the part about rich people being entirely self made accomplished by being animalistic and selfish) but it was simple to understand. There's not any convulted concepts like the interlocking nature of society or civilization essentially existing to reject Objectivism, either. No, it just says be a cruel, selfish asshole and social Darwinism will reward you. Of course it also leaves out this philosophy ONLY applies to spoiled rich inheritors like the Koch brothers because every other person is a small fish for them to devour, either. Anyway…Randites are completely immature morons, essentially.

HempDogbane June 14, 2011 at 3:30 pm

Alan, is that you? Who are these terrible people?

Tommmcattt June 14, 2011 at 3:34 pm

Ha! Commented too soon. Too bad you will never see what I wrote!

I thought he was talking about downloading an Ayn Rand novel, you see, and…

Never mind.

weejee June 14, 2011 at 3:36 pm

Former Intern Benjamin, iffin' he has any sense Ayn's fiscal bartender Alan Greenspan will be offering you a job in 3, 2, 1….

Fare la Volpe June 14, 2011 at 3:37 pm

But will it have peer review?

4TheTurnstiles June 14, 2011 at 3:44 pm

You say this as I am grading a paper in which a student passes a blog post off as a piece of peer-reviewed scholarship.

JustPixelz June 15, 2011 at 7:04 am

That would earn him or her a PhD at Trump or Beck University. And a tenured position at BJU*.
* Bob Jones University. What did you think I meant?

weejee June 14, 2011 at 3:46 pm

Fare, pier review was at the heart of Ayn's sense criticism, complete with cement galoshes and a concrete overcoat. Particularly short piers with long walks for those whore dared to even raise an eyebrow regards her vision.

It appears the one who shall remain nameless has finally awoken from a blessed slumber after last night's bloviation extraordinaire and is again with the fisties.

Peace in our time June 14, 2011 at 3:48 pm

Pier review, as in, "toss it off the."

elviouslyqueer June 14, 2011 at 3:41 pm


Well played, Frisch. Well played.

Native_of_SL_UT June 14, 2011 at 3:50 pm

Are there naked female breasts? Graphic novels without naked female breasts are pointless. They are called comic books, not graphic novels.

Gratuitous World June 14, 2011 at 3:50 pm

yes, but where can i get the 'graphic novel on tape?'

MiniMencken June 14, 2011 at 3:55 pm

I downloaded it. Now what?

Fare la Volpe June 14, 2011 at 3:59 pm

Margarita time!

V572 [SSAN] June 14, 2011 at 4:01 pm

I'd like to see Miche1e Bachmann commander the AM airwaves and give a 3-hour, John-Galt-style speech to all of el Rushbo's adherents. They'd fall asleep, of course, and their leased BMWs and Pepsi delivery trucks would all crash. But hey, you can't make an omelette, etc…

Pragmatist2 June 14, 2011 at 4:14 pm

I would download this but I am afraid that it contains a virus that would turn me into someone who gets their core ideas from an unreadable novel that spouts a philosophy that doesn't withstand three minutes thought.

Monsieur_Grumpe June 14, 2011 at 4:26 pm

It's like the world's best coloring book!
Thank you Mr. Frisch.

DerrickWildcat June 14, 2011 at 4:27 pm

Wow, this article has had 607 views…which I believe is 34 more views than, "Atlas Shrugged: Part I"

Callyson June 14, 2011 at 5:38 pm

Benjamin, this was very cool to make this available…free! Ayn must be turning in her grave at the thought of anything with her name on it being *given* away…

BarackMyWorld June 14, 2011 at 6:37 pm

Hellz 2 teh yeah~!!!!111

ttommyunger June 14, 2011 at 7:45 pm

Ayn Rand. One of the few human beings to actually smell better dead than alive (No breath helped a lot).

berkeleyfarm June 14, 2011 at 9:30 pm

I saw this and had to do a quick google search, because today is MY birthday and having AR born on my natal day would just be too gross. The Donald is bad enough Yeah, it's totally random, but just one of those niggling things! Fortunately this appears to just be the "web release" and not That Creature's actual birthday. Whew!

MinAgain June 16, 2011 at 6:24 pm

Doing my best Ed McMahon…

How graphic is it?

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