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Just came across this mini documentary about creative individuals in Toronto, called CREATIVE DIFFERENCES, that largely features my good friend and longtime comic book collaborator, The Amazing David Brame!
(Keep an eye out just before the five minute mark and you catch just a quick glimpse of SKOTTIE ROCKET, GAY SPACE PIRATE, a comic we created together!)
Give it a watch!
OK, so good news/bad news time.
The bad news is that, unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, I had to cancel my appearances at both the Summit City Comic Con in Fort Wayne, IN and the Derby City Comic Con in Louisville, KY. Both are really great shows and I’m super bummed that I won’t be able to make it to either of them this year. But I shall return, with something that resembles a vengeance, next year.
The good news is that means my first and only show of the season is the Small Press & Alternative Comics Expo in beautiful Columbus, OH!
I’ll be located at Table 129 and will have copies of Punch-Up and Skottie Rocket for sale — both written by me and illustrated by the Amazing David Brame — as well as FREE Punch-Up postcards and stickers — AND, to sweeten the pot, I will have TEN Punch-Up Patrick Plushies for sale, courtesy of the wonderful Ms. Abigail Kokai.
And, in case you weren’t already sick of me, at 4:00 on Saturday April 21st, I will be talking about webcomics on a panel with fellow webcomics creators Doug Hufford & Todd Beistel (Yuri Gypsy Hunter), Eric Adams (Lackluster World), and Kevin Czapiewski (Spoilers). This will be my first ever panel, so make sure you come see just how much I can prattle on and sweat in one hour!
SPACE is held at the Ramada Plaza Hotel & Conference Center, located at 4900 Sinclair Road Columbus, OH 43229, April 21st and 22nd, from 10:00 AM through 6:00 PM on Saturday and 10:00 AM through 5:00 PM on Sunday. Admission is $5.00 a day or $8.00 for a weekend pass.
So come on down to S.P.A.C.E. and buy a book or two or just say hi! Either way, it should be a blast!
Just a quick sketch:
OK, so it may not be as pretty as the Amazing David Brame’s, but I still kinda like it.
(Skottie Rocket, Gay Space Pirate, for new blog readers, is a comic book created by the aforementioned Mr. Brame and myself. I wrote it, he illustrated it. You can read a five page preview of it here and, if so inclined, may purchase a copy here.)
…as expected, was a lot of fun!
I sold some books, I doodled a few doodles, I talked to a lot of awesome people. Business as usual.
I got to sit next to several friends, which made the day fly by. Sitting beside me on the left was my broner-in-arms, Dave Losso, of The Great Sandwich Detective and Kill The Wonderhawks fame. (He did some Skottie Rocket fan art, which I’ll post as soon as I get my scanner working.) And to the right was my friend and hotelmate, James Moore, one half of 2 Headed Monster Comics and the writer of Radio Free Gahanna and The Toyetic Adventures of Coco Fiasco.
…as well as announced that his popular Geek By Night podcast series would soon be relaunched this fall as a webcomic, written by himself, illustrated by Scott Tofte, colored by Adam Sheehan, and lettered by your truly.
Scott also interviewed several writers and artists for his podcast while at Summit City and, if you are so inclined, you can listen to me babble on for five minutes about Punch-Up, Skottie Rocket, and The Muppets like a moron here.
I tried not to spend too much money while at Summit City and even succeeded for the most part. But I had to part with some cash for my friend Jeremy McFarren’s new comic, The Cauldron In The Back Cabinet, which I read this morning and is fantastic.
And, while it wasn’t something I went into the con planning to buy, I’m a huge fan of Dave Wachter’s work and couldn’t pass up buying his Sweetums.
And then, of course, there was the obligatory nights out pre- and post-con: Drinking beer in Zack Kruse’s comic shop, hunting through severely discounted trade paperbacks; sitting in the hotel room with James Moore, trying to figure out the title to a glorious piece of tripping balls cinema (turns out, it was Mom And Dad Save The World); sifting through the pile of old floppy issues James bought in Mystery Packs (he got an awesome issue of Luke Cage Power Man that I am so jealous of); listening to and laughing at James Moore and Scott Carelli argue comics at the Pint N Slice because that’s exactly what I knew would happen; drinking Guinness at the Dash-In next door; drinking with and listening to Zack Kruse and Dave Wactner trading con stories; Zack’s spot on impression of Henchman 24; Zack pulling me aside and giving me a compliment so big that I’m not sure he knows how much it meant to me; watching TV with James back in the hotel room and, after flipping through several channels, somehow thinking that The Wackness had turned into MTV’s Teen Wolf.
Thanks again to everyone who stopped by the con to say hi and buy a book, thank you to all of my friends who made for countless hours of entertainment, and a BIG thanks to Zack Kruse for organizing another year of a truly great comic convention.
Counting down the days until the next Summit City Comic Con,
Just a heads up, this time next week, you can find me at the Summit City Comic Con in beautiful downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana.
While you’re there, stop by and stop by and pick up some awesome comics and prints from my fantastically talented friends: James Moore, Scott Carelli, Dave Losso, Jeremy McFarren, Victor Dandridge, Mason Easley, Erik Rose, Nate Powell, Tom Scioli, Matt Gross, Ben Tiede, and Zack Kruse.
It’s a really fun show spotlighting a lot of really talented people.
Summit City Comic Con: “Be there! Or Be Somewhere Else!”
…you’ll be able to find me tomorrow — Sunday, April 3rd — at Gem City Comic Con, in lovely Dayton, OH. I’ll have copies of Punch-Up and Skottie Rocket for sale, so come on down and say hi!
Just a friendly reminder: I will back in beautiful Columbus, OH this weekend, selling my wares at the Small Press & Alternative Comic Expo this weekend!
The convention will be held at the Ramada Plaza Hotel & Conference Center, located at 4900 Sinclair Road Columbus, OH 43229, March 19th and 20th, from 10:00 AM through 6:00 PM on Saturday and 10:00 AM through 5:00 PM on Sunday. Admission is $5.00 a day or $8.00 for a weekend pass.
Once inside, you can find me over at Table 118.
I’ll have copies of Punch-Up and Skottie Rocket for sale — both written by me and illustrated by the Amazing David Brame — as well as FREE postcards and stickers advertising Punch-Up.net! Also, if all goes well, I may even have a extra special item for sale, courtesy of the wonderful Ms. Abigail Kokai. If asked, I may even ruin some perfectly good sketch cards with my doodles for ya!
AND, if that wasn’t enough, I’ll have the ever-bearded Rob G doing sketches beside me for most of the weekend!
So come on down to S.P.A.C.E. this weekend, buy a book or two, grab some sketches, pick up your FREE swag, or just say hi! Either way, this weekend should be a blast!
And, as always, fist bumps are free!
Have you ever thought about living the glamorous life of a Booth Bitch?
Do you dream of getting into a small press and alternative comic convention for free? Do you wish that you could carry a comic creator’s shit from his car to the convention floor and set it up for him? And vice versa? Do you long to walk through aisles crowded with nerds, collecting comics printed and stapled together at the local Kinkos, while getting a comic creator a cup of coffee? Do you yearn to sit behind a table, selling comics and merchandise, while the creator of those comics takes a break to walk around, network with other writers and artists, buy some comics, pee?
If you have answered “yes” to any or all of these questions and desire to live the life of a Booth Bitch, but never thought that you could ever aspire to that level of pure awesomeness, then you’re in luck!
The 12th annual Small Press & Alternative Comic Expo is in two weeks and I am in need of a Booth Bitch! I can get you into the convention for free, saving you the whopping $5 entrance fee, and will even possibly buy you lunch! Maybe!
We are an equal-opportunity organization and accept applications from all genders, races and creeds. Must be 18 years of age or older and legally permitted to work in the United States. (This organization does not employ minors as that is, like, super creepy.)
If interested, there are like a brajillion ways to let me know: leave a comment below, gimme a call, send me an email, or shoot me a message on Facebook or Twitter. (If — somehow — more than one person in interested, we can always divide up the days. One person goes Saturday, one on Sunday.)
I look forward to having you work for — I mean, with — me.
In one month, I will be inside of you once again!
You have been warned.