"Lyric Sheet" part 1 of 2.
This is the new comic I had at SPX this past weekend.
I have never had so much fun and been simultaneously so anxious in my life. My trades are gorgeous and the people I’ve met make me wanna work harder and harder.
The Comics Alternative’s Andy Wolverton was at SPX and interviewed fifteen different artists (fifteen!) including our very own Michael DeForge and Renee French. Michael debuted Lose #6 and Renee debuted Baby Bjornstrand at the show and discuss their latest books.
The podcast is jam-packed with an impressive list of artists so be sure to give it a listen here!
Back from SPX and getting slowly back into the grind. SPX was awesome and many- many thanks to all who stopped by my table and chatted and bought my work (I sold out of 3 prints, a tote bag and a t-shirt!) All around awesome, but now back to making comics and prints!
The kitten above is a study for my next silkscreen poster.
spx was utterly joyful this year! So much thanks to everyone who stopped by my table to pick up comics and prints, and for all the conversations I got to share this weekend on mental illness, queerness, and making comics. A huge congratulations to all the Ignatz winners and nominees too, including my friends redinkradio, andsoluke, and cathyboy! I feel so, so lucky to be a part of this community and be able to table and attend with all my buddies this year. <3
SPX 2014 Roundup!
Some books and zines and thangs I got this last weekend:
Maleficium by Sabin Cauldron (self-published), Isometric Tuna #2 by Shawn Eisenach (self-published), Megahex by Simon Hanselmann (Fantagraphics), King-Cat Classix by John Porcellino (Drawn & Quarterly), New Comics 4 by Patrick Kyle (self-published/Mothers Books), Emotional Distance 4: Man is Wolf by Zach Mason (self-published), Flowering Vine by Laura Knetzger (self-published), Woke up Lik This & Itchy Trigger by Mr. Freibert (self-published), COOL DOG stickers & patch by Mickey Z, Fantasy by Sophia Foster-Dimino (self-published), Study Group Magazine #3D edited by Zack Soto, WEIRD #5 edited by Mr. Freibert, Comics Workbook #s 2-5 edited by Zach Mason & Andrew White, Don’t Eat it & Man-Bits by Jack Reese (self-published)
Shout out to G.W. Duncanson for giving me a ride to and from Baltimore & Bethesda, shout outs to Noel Freibert, Conor Steschulte, & Harris Smith for sharing their table spaces with me, shout outs to Zach Mason & his wife/partner Laura for letting me crash on their floor and scritch their cat and eat their food, shout out to Drew Miller for helping me carry my heavy ass box of books into and out of the venue and generally helping me keep my own sanity, shout out to sitting next to Ben Katchor and Charles Burns during the Ignatz Awards and overhearing all of their grumpy retorts throughout the entire ceremony, shout out to Cathy G. Johnson’s thank you speech (*shout out to solidarity), shout out to Sam Alden’s thank you speech, shout out to Paul Karasik for just existing, shout out to missing Simon Hanselmann’s wedding ceremony because I really had to pee, shout out to $9 Coronas, shout out to Pho, and last but not least, shout out to everyone and anyone I met and spoke with for the first time, to anyone making or supporting kewl comix, and to anyone who bought (and or enjoyed) my books!!! Bethesda sucks!!!
SPX was incredible this year! I am still recovering from all of the incredible talent that just walked around right in front of me. SWOON.
My wife and I brought home quite a haul of books and art. I ended up being a print junkie this year. Here’s some of the awesome that will soon be hanging on my walls…
The Tortoise by Dustin Harbin
Pest Control by Andrea Kalfas
Polypheme and Odyssea bySam Bosma
Little Traveler or Explorer? (I can’t find the name!) by Natalie Andrewson