This week

Just had a great time tabling at Olympia Comics Festival yesterday.  OCF was the first fest I tabled at (last year), and so it holds a special place for me.  The organizers (Chelser Baker, Casey Bruce, and Frank Hussey) of this community-driven and -oriented fest put their hearts into the planning and the day and it shows.  For me, the best part of the festival has been the chance it provides to meet and reconnect with area artists/friends.  There are some ridiculous talents in the Pacific Northwest—Seattle, Portland, Olympia, Bellingham.  It feels energizing to be around them—and I feel lucky to be a part of this community.  Here is some of the stash I came away with:

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Featuring Chelsea Baker, Intruder Comics, David Lasky, Reid Psaltis, Joel Skavdahl, Kelly Froh, Eroyn Franklin, Tom Van Deusen/Poochie Press, and Robyn Jordan.

Next up!  I leave for Chicago on Thursday!!  That evening (June 13th), I’ll be presenting at Laydeez do Comics Chicago, hosted at Quimby’s (amazing comics bookstore—of the kid-in-a-candy-store variety).  The festivities begin at 7 p.m.

Over the weekend (June 15th and 16th), I’ll be tabling at CAKE (Chicago Alternative Comics Expo)!  If you’re around, please come say hi.  I’ll be at Table 57—with a copy of this new book (big thanks to Mandolin Brassaw for being on the binding assembly line): 

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I’m very excited to be back in Chicago.  Thank you to MK, Cindy, and pup-Alice for hosting me.

From there, it’s off to the UK for more adventures …