Evan was one of the people who was kind enough to agree to participate in my project when he came by my table at APE. I got a number of people to fill me in on how they were making their living at 25 while I was at the con and I’m really grateful to all of them.
Archive for October, 2010
My comic Li’l Mell is back, baby! This storyline will be drawn by the very cool and talented Cameron Nielsen. Updates every Wednesday.
It always takes me at least a week to recover from the chaos that is a con and it’s no surprise that this year was no exception. I had a bunch of new things to sell, my collectives very first anthology and on Sunday night instead of heading out to any of the after-parties I went with a small group of friends over to Alcatraz island to spend the night sleeping in the D-Block! In short, APE this year was especially fantastic.
By far the most exciting part of the convention was the release of my collective’s first anthology “Forest”. We were all really nervous about how well it would go over – we’d all worked so hard on it after all. Forest did really well of course and we’re all really excited about getting together our next anthology. We were smart and ordered way more copies than we’d need though – if you weren’t able to make it out to APE you can buy “Forest” from our online store.
At the previous Couscous Sunday dinner, we acquired a large bottle of sake. It looked so sad and alone, all not drunk and everything, that I resolved to build the next dinner around it.
Copies of FOREST, the first Couscous Collective anthology, is now available online at the Couscous store.
Skin Horse got reviewed on io9.com!
The book release party last night for Skin Horse Volume 2 was tons of fun. Jeff and I had a great time answering questions about the strip and signing books. Since Jeff lives in Wisconsin and I’m in California, we don’t have a lot of opportunities to discuss Skin Horse face to face, and Jeff seldom gets to meet his fans in person, so this was a big event for us.
Most importantly, though, we had cupcakes!
The cupcakes came from Cups and Cakes Bakery, which did a fantastic job. We ordered four flavors.
Pink lemonade (for Tip) and honey vanilla (for Gavotte).
Chocolate chocolate (because I like chocolate) and chocolate mint (because I like chocolate).
Below, Jeff expounds upon corn/soybean farming to a rapt audience.
The lovely Diaz sisters, Pancha (left) and Elena (right).
Acclaimed author Seanan McGuire and Jude, our host at Borderlands.
Thanks so much to everyone who came. We had an unforgettable time, and it was gratifying to see the cupcakes disappear so quickly. Now to start the preparations for Skin Horse Volume 3!
Two new 25 images since I missed last week.
APE went really well and I’m really looking forward to going again next year. Now that all the craziness is over I’m also looking forward to getting these 25 posts back on their regular Wednesday schedule. Even better, while I was there I even managed to convince a bunch of people who stopped by my table to participate in my 25 Project.
Although I’m still figuring out a way to put together a store where all of my art can be purchased easily for the time being the store run by my collective is an excellent option. Not only do they stock a wide selection of my collective’s various comics, but my items can sometimes be found there as well!
Looking forward to finding many ways to make my work more available to as many people as I can.
I wasn’t able to find the time to complete an drawing for my 25 series this week because I’ve been too busy getting everything ready for this weekend! My comics collective is exhibiting at the Alternative Press Expo at the Concourse Exhibition Center. If you live in the Bay Area, come enjoy all the great comics and stop by to say hello! We’ll be at tables 237 and 238.