Monday, April 03, 2006

Hey there everybody!

The Emerald City Comic Con ended. What a weekend it has been. It seemed a little less energetic and bustling this year but, we met so many great people it was worth it. A BIG THANKS to everyone for coming out and showing your support! Thanks also to those of you who signed our mailing list. We'll keep you posted on the latest events. Please feel free to check our sites too, as we've been trying ever so hard to update frequently. Here are a few snapshots from the weekend (sorry, they are mostly blurry as-per-my-usual)
I'm happy to say this was Suzanne and my 3rd Con, and this year we had our good friends (and my recent-to-be husband) sitting all in a row.

Lady Suzanne! ROCK ON! She and I had spent days on end hand printing and hand binding all of our zines...we came to the conclusion that we NEED to find a printer. That, or and intern. Or Dan, can you stay in town a bit longer? HA! Suzanne's latest zine is called Knocked Up. Based on her pregnancy experience w/ Eleanor 6 months ago. It is HIGH-LARIOUS. The tight pants page is my favorite. A definite 'must see'.

MY DEV! Signing his latest, Monstertown P.I. It is a full-size comic of all 3 Frankie P.I. Stories. I think the 3rd is the best one yet. Really tight and stylish. I'm SO glad he decided to print it full-size - the only way to do it justice. I still think he should've numbered them, as they are a limited run of 150. I'd advise you to snag a copy before they're all gone.

Augie and Dev! Atomic Lead and Monstertown P.I.
Poor Augie! He's workin hard on his upcoming solo artshow @ All City Coffee2 in June, he didn't make it back to the show on Sunday. Make sure you hit his blog to check out his latest beauties. I think he really needs to make prints of some of his paintings next year. They are stunning. (Don't forget to eat & sleep Augie!)

Edwardand Paul! Ed had some killer new prints (sorry, they are a bit blurry in this pic), mini zines and funky keychains (don't forget our trade Ed!) And a big THANKS to Edward for spearheading the Atomic Lead #1. He managed to wrangle all 12 artists into one amazing book I'm so proud to be a part of. And Paul! He has a brilliant T-shirt idea. He had a blank Post-It Note type square printed in the center - if you buy one, he'll draw an original image with Sharpies. Check out their sites to see more, more more!

Bart and Gene! HURRAH! This was their first time to join the Artist Alley! They put together a fabulous collaborative sketchbook. Really cool stylish kick-ass stuff and interactive to boot. Flip it over to see one sketchbook, flip it over to see the other. FLIP FLIP FLIP FLIP! A few of Bart's pieces remind me of James Jean. And don't miss Gene's nipples. Uh, his character's, that is. Don't miss this one. Uh, make that two.

Shane and Dan! Good lord. Shane is unstoppable. Will there ever be a day he doesn't update that blog with his painfully good art pieces? Make sure to check out his book North Country. And let's all WELCOME Dan from NY. He's a good friend of Dev's and co-creator of Young Heroes in Love. ...oh and Dan, here's another 'shout out' to you for the most-awesome shrinky dink cutting job ever. I'm certain it was the reason people picked up my zine. And if any of you out there has the color version of Stumpytown Vol.1, take note of Dan's impeccable craftsmanship.

Saturday Night. Morton's Steak House. HOLY. The bill was worthy of a snapshot... I've never seen anything like it. At least we were a group of 20 people - this wasn't the outcome of just me and Dev. HA. I was tempted to step out for a smoke break... and bolt. It was worth it though. Our bellies were happlily full of steak and many-many-many-a-drink. Good food, GREAT company, a wonderful evening. (Though in the back of my mind I was also thinking.... "Come on Sunday! Somebody buy something from me pleeese! Yamagiwa has some bills to pay" )

YEAH! It's Vicky of the killer bee PlexiPixel. Suzanne and I met her at our first ComicCon and we've kept in touch ever since. Here's to you Vicky! You ROCK so hard (but you don't MattR. Hahahaha!)

Laura and her sister Lisa. We also met her at our very first ComicCon and she never fails to pay us a visit. THANK YOU! Sorry the pic is blurry, she has an amazing Aquaman shirt with KILLER SHARK!

Mia, Augie's god-daughter. OMG. What a little heartbreaker. I can't believe it - the last time I saw her she was a little football in Pat's arms.

Special guest stars Carmen (CANADA) and Matt. Love you guys as always.


metalpig said...

nice report there Karin

geenpool said...

I look so least i don't look too rock girl.

j said...

hey there, the emerald city comicon was my 1st com ever & the 1st thing i bought was one of your drunken kitty tshirts. i just wish i could buy one of your plushes... love your work!