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Hello all,

I’m back from Columbus and S.P.A.C.E. was a ton of fun, as per usual. Con traffic was a bit slow across the board, but I still managed to sell my fair share. I also got to pick up a couple of really fun comics, including The Little Monsters EP: A 2 Headed Monster Comics Sampler from James Moore, Joel Jackson, and Katie Valeska and Blink: So It Goes – Wonka Wonka Kochalka by Max Ink. And, as always, it was just fantastic to get out to a con and see all my comic creator friends again. Thanks to everyone who came out to buy a book or a plushie or just stopped by to say hi! And a BIG thanks to my friends Emily and Jamil, who put me up — and put up with me! — for the weekend!

Anyway.

A quick announcement. I know I promised you this yesterday, but I forgot the rule that says “Thou shalt not get much of anything accomplished the day after an out-of-town convention weekend, no matter how hard thou tries.”

I have five or six of those awesome handcrafted Patrick Plushies, courtesy of the wonderful Ms. Abigail Kokai, leftover from S.P.A.C.E. They’re going for $20 (plus $3.00 S&H — PayPal only, at this time, please) AND I’ll throw in a copy of the 40-page Punch-Up comic, some stickers and postcards, and maybe some other goodies for FREE. If interested, let me know.

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Hey kids,

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!

Hey kids,

So I drew this stupid comic a couple of days ago, for this awesome Sea Monkeys-themed anthology called A Bowl Full of Happiness, which will be for sale at SPACE on April 21st and 22nd, with all the proceeds going to benefit the Hero Initiative.

I actually had a one-page Sea Monkeys comic in mind before I had ever heard of the anthology and was pretty excited when I heard I could put that idea to good use.

Since I’m sort of a sarcastic asshole, my approach was more of a spoof of those awesome old Sea Monkeys advertisements…

…which hilariously depicted little anthropomorphic creatures that were nothing like the real, barely visible brine shrimp you actually received.

Anyway, I wish I had more time to spend on my contribution. I’ll probably end up redrawing it, and adding some color, when I reuse it for my own purposes later on down the line. But, for now, here is the stupid comic I drew about Sea Monkeys:

Hey kids,

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!

Frankie

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.

Frankie

In one month, I will be inside of you once again!

You have been warned.

Hey kids,

So here we are, just a few days away from S.P.A.C.E. – the Small Press & Alternative Comic Expo – and I’m here to give you all of the details you need to know about my involvement in the con.

First of all, S.P.A.C.E. will be held Saturday April 24th and Sunday April 25th at the Ramada Plaze Hotel at 4900 Sinclair Rd, near Morse Rd and I-71, in Columbus, OH.  There is a $5.00 admission fee at the door.

Once you get to the convention, you can find The Amazing David Brame, Michael Harris, and myself at Table 107 (see S.P.A.C.E. floor plan below).

Mr. Brame and I will be debuting two of our highly-anticipated new books at S.P.A.C.E.Punch-Up and Skottie Rocket, Gay Space PiratePunch-Up is a 40-page black and white digest-sized book – about a guy who gets beaten up for a living – and will be sold for $4.00.  Skottie Rocket is a 32-page black and white digest-sized book – about a gay space pirate who tells the tall tale of how he saved the universe – and will be sold for $3.00.  We’ll also be selling a Skottie Rocket collectable poster.

Amazing David will also be selling copies of his other new book, Emerald Quest, and Mr. Harris will have several of his mini-comics for sale, including the fan-favorite Gorilla The Chinchilla.

David and Michael will be putting their magic crayons to paper and drawing awesome little sketches for a couple of bucks each.  Unfortunately, I will not be doing sketches at S.P.A.C.E. but – if you ask real nice – I’ll write some swears words on your book.

Several of my other friends – and even some professional comic creators – will also be attending the S.P.A.C.E. convention.  Be sure to stop by their tables and pick up copies of their books, too.  You can find:

Now, if you can’t make it to S.P.A.C.E. – don’t panic – you can still pick up copies of Punch-Up and Skottie Rocket, Gay Space Pirate.  After the convention, both books will for sale in several local Columbus and Cleveland comic book shops – as well as online – but I’ll post more details on that later.

Needless to say, I’m pretty excited about the S.P.A.C.E. show.  It’s should be a lot of fun. 

Hope to see you there!
Frankie