There’s excitement in the air! Can you feel it? Like hot clown breath on the back of your neck? The next couple of weekends are going to be raging busy for me–May 21 is the Houston Zine Fest, and May 27-29 is Comicpalooza, and I’m exhibiting at both. It would be cool to meet all you guys, so if you’re in the Houston area during the last half of May, you should definitely come by to see me!
I’ll have my “Public Transportation” hand screened t-shirts, and the 48 page Robbie and Bobby Comics Primer on hand for you guys. I’m tableing with Austin Bedell at Comicpalooza, so if you haven’t had the pleasure of acquainting yourself with the affable artist behind Skweegie Island, that would be an excellent time to do so. Hope to see you there!
Last month on April 2, I exhibited at the Houston Indie Book Festival with Austin. Since our first convention last November at Wizard World in Austin, TX, we’ve partnered up for these kinds of things, which just makes the whole thing a lot more fun, and less taxing on the ol’ cartoonist muscles. Amy Middleton was kind enough to share her photos from the day.
This is the second year the Indie Book Fest was held at The Menil. It’s one of my favorite places in Houston–the art collection housed inside is world famous, (the best selection of Surrealist works in one place) and the adjoining lawn is the best place in the city to enjoy nice weather. And nice weather we had! There was an excellent turn out.
This is a bite-sized selection of our wares. Austin had a whole lot more stuff than I do. (I gotta take notes!) He had two different comic collections, a set of buttons, hand screened tees, and a whole portfolio of prints! I’m consistently impressed by his creative output. This was primarily a festival focused on small press books and indie literature, so the merch we were hawking stood out, making us even indier! (if that could be at all possible)
That’s me on the left, and Austin on the right. We are eating hotdogs. This photo is to serve as your means of finding us in crowded convention halls. Observe our sleek and colorful banners! Print out this photo and carry it with you to all comic conventions we attend, and ask everyone you meet, “Where are the most handsome cartoonists?” They will direct you to our table with fanfare. Please ignore the fact we are eating hotdogs, and pondering the wads of comic book money in our pockets. That’s how we roll.
(Amy and Julai brought us the James Coney Island, and for the anthropomorphic encased sausages, we are eternally grateful.)
If you’re lucky enough to be in Houston May 21 for Zine Fest, or May 27-29 for Comicpalooza, it would be wonderful to meet you! (Especially if you can tell us where’s the after party.)