Colony of Losers- Fuck Stigma and Mental Illness, I'm like 25

Surviving your Quarter Life Crisis and becoming an adult

The Birds illustrated by Mike Holmes

Posted on | September 2, 2010 | 1 Comment

Welcome to the Colony of Losers, a world of quarter life crises, anxiety, depression and the friends and the failures on the way to finding your future. This is the story of Michael Kimber’s panicked fall into adulthood.

So I’m not the best at dealing with technological difficulties.

So I noticed that the comic was impossible to see with all the doohickeys I have on my front pages.

So I decided to put enough text here that you could easily ignore and scroll through to get to a point where your view is not being fucked with by my manic self promotion.

Since you don’t have to read this shit I guess I will just confess at this point that my degree got me a million dollars and a beautiful wife.

We all know that people who don’t become rich and famous after getting their degrees have something wrong with them.  University debt guarantees you will be able to pay for your mortgage.  My generation isn’t facing the biggest economic downturn since the Great Depression.

We are just lazy.  I think we would be more successful as a generation if we had more babies.

Thus I am at this moment planning an attack called the Trojan Horse. By which holes will be punctured in condoms Catholic style and we will be forced into responsibility just like our parents were.

What is the difference between a great future following an arts degree and a blow job from Angela Jolie?

REMEMBER to keep scrolling

Seriously you are almost there.

Now it’s going to be full and voluptuous comic book genius brought to you by Mike Holmes and Michael Kimber.


Your time is now.

The waiting is over.

Without further delay……

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One Response to “The Birds illustrated by Mike Holmes”

  1. Losers United: My collaboration w/ Michael Kimber «
    September 10th, 2010 @ 8:24 am

    [...] He is also a journalist and an aspiring novelist, and has recently penned a comic strip called ‘Birds’, drawn by Mike Holmes. He is looking for a publisher for Colony Of Losers, pitching his screenplay [...]

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    Michael Kimber is a 26-year-old journalist who suffered a nervous breakdown on November 3rd, 2009. On March 28th, 2010 when he recovered from mental illness, he began writing a blog called Colony-of-losers. About falling on your face to figure out who you are and the hilarious antics of a blond jew. What began with a few friends and his mother reading has become a cult phenomenon, averaging 10,000 views a week, receiving praise from Commonwealth Award Winner Shandi Mitchell and many others. On, November 3rd, 2010, the one year anniversary of his mental breakdown he signed with Anne McDermid and Associates, the largest literary agency in Canada. In a year he went from wearing pajamas, making his couch depression HQ to leaving his hometown for the Toronto, where he exclusively wears business suits and the armor of ancient Greeks. Don't worry, he's still choking on the feet he contently sticks in his mouth and making moments awkward just by being part of them. During these struggles he met other talented bastards and drew them into his circle. Peter Diamond became his illustrator. Patrick Campbell his video editor and part time photographer. He recently added the incredibly talented John Packman as Colony of Losers Toronto photographer. Without the support of the Colony of Losers, Michael Kimber would be nothing. Welcome to the losers and the success that comes from utter and complete failure. You aren’t alone. Follow him on If you’d like to hire him for a public speaking engagement for mental health events in Toronto, like to arrange an interview, offer millions to publish his book or for another reason contact Michael please email him. And join his facebook Colony of Losers.

    Really obvious disclaimer:
    I’m not a trained psychologist. Just a fellow traveler. If you need help seek it from the professionals. The Canadian Mental Health Association provides a help locator. You can find crisis resources provided by the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention. If you are in the states check here. It will give you services by zip code. I’d also recommend checking out I think they do great work and have been a help to me personally.

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