Monday, April 19, 2010

I am in a magical state of being. I feel as though my life is circulating with radness and bubbling beauty fizzing and tickling my senses all around. A couple days ago, I awoke at 4:30 AM for my day job to find I had nothing to eat in my fridge. I was upset and felt stuck. My routine had been shattered at the upstart. I tried to ignore it and move on- I would find energy soon and it would just have to happen a little later. As I exited my door I found hanging from the outside doorknob...... something familiar but......... new to my eyes! IT WAS THE FREE COMIC I AM IN!!! AND MY DEAR FRIEND JULIA'S NEW BOOK!!!! OH MAN!!!! I CANT BELIEVE ITS REAL!!!! I felt instantly validated, like I was real finally! I have never been in a professional publication before, and I am proud of what I made for it:) Later I was able to see the magic of boxes full of them waiting to be received by people all over the united states, maybe further, maybe one day even other planets!!! What is even more beautiful is that inside that publication, my work is hugged up against a super rad friend and was put together by super rad friends, and that next to a box full of our magic, were more boxes full of Julia's new book! The titles side by side waiting to be seen! Anyway, enough rambling. Be on the lookout doods! The magical makers of comics (the publishers Teenage Dinosaur, Sparkplug Comics, and Tugboat press)will be giving away the collection of comics dubbed "Dope Flounder", featuring Jesse Reklaw, Ian Sundahl, David Wien, Tom Lechner, Nichole Georgouse and of course me:). Surfing along I hope you also meet "Flesh & Bone" by Julia Gfrorer, also put out by Sparkplug Comics! Radness!

Above is the cover I made!

This is the super sexy photo My lady took of me swimming in my happiness!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

2010 Guapo Comics & Coffee Stumptown Party!!!!

Hey Doods, Portlands Stumptown Comics fest is nearly here and everyone is busting out there finest comics jamz to strut and win over the thousands of fans that will be passing through the double tree's doors! But just before busting through the double tree double doors, you should come to the kickoff party at Guapo Comics and coffee! Its always a beautiful display of comics radness and debauchery.
This year they will be holding the Kukoc awards, focused on the finest Mini comics of the year with a special trophy hand designed and made by the super rad Andrice Arp! This years award comes with $450 in prizes graciously donated by, among others one of my favorite new comics publishers (of whom will be in attendance this year) Secret Acres! An array of new Mini's will be premiered at Guapo that night as well. The premiers include new works by mega pals Jesse Reklaw, Graham Kahler, Julia Gfrorer, and a new comic by Amy Kuttab in collaboration with me!
Extra Special this year is an Art show from one of Portland's most magical hidden talents, Graham Kahler!!! You may recognize his name from above, and yes its true, We not only get a new comic from him but a whole beautiful art show to take our breath away!!! I cant wait to see it all!
Come party and soak in all of the supernatural radness and inspiring visions under some beers sweets and treats, in one crazy knockdown kickoff explosion!!!