Sunday, April 24, 2011

Portland recap + TCAF

I'm tabling at TCAF this year for the first time and I'm so excited! I'm also stoked about visiting Toronto Canada for the first time, I am getting there via 11 hour bus ride (!!!) and I might have a buddy traveling with me to explore Toronto with. (yippeeeee!!!)

outside of Guapo comics and coffee

Portland was AMAZING.... I had the best time, thanks to some new friends who were incredible hosts. Stumptown was an interesting convention, I've never seen so many pirates in one place, although Amy (of Pony Club) mentioned to me that the pirate thing was something new this year. Anyway, the screen-print posters were a hit. You can now find some of my prints at Pony Club Gallery!

Here I am at my table, photo taken by Jen Vaughn. She did a great recap of the fest on The Beat. One guy bought my new "hot + cold" book as a wedding present for his friend who, if I remember correctly, is an architect getting married to his other friend who is a poet. I thought it was very touching! And yes, my books can make a great wedding present! :)

Portland is all kinds of wonderful. There were instances where I could see myself living there, even! But instead I think I will visit there, a lot! Here are some highlights of my trip:
some of the yummiest biscuits n gravy I've ever had at Pine State Biscuits on Belmont!

Bicycle fencing :)

any coffee lovin' town is my kinda town!

All the way North at Cathedral Park, where the grass is so tall...

Walking through Irving Park on my way to Mississippi St.

For more photos of my Portland adventure check out my flickr:

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Stumptown + stuff I got at MoCCA!

I am exhibiting next weekend at Stumptown Comic Fest in Portland, OR! You can find me at table e-5 (map here) where I will have all of my screen-printed books, poster prints, totes (while supplies last!) and much more. Stumptown 2011 will also mark the debut of my brand new book, titled "hot + cold" Be sure to stop by and take a look! And if you love it it will be available for purchase. :)

my new book!

Here's some of the swag I got from MoCCA Fest 2011. Highlights include Ray Sohn's Pyramid Lake, Eamon Espey's "Death Deals", some of the "diary" series by Gabriel Bell, a bunch of square mini comics from the Finnish comic collective, screen-printed + b&w mixed minis from Alabaster, a fully screen-printed little book gifted to me by Jake Armstrong titled "What me and Tommy saw". The newest Secret Prison. Sammy Harkham's "Cricket"! Which I wanted but missed during Brooklyn Comic Fest back in December. And a Noel Freibert comic "Mr. Cellar's Attic" with screen-printed cover. :) "Secret Victories" by Victor Kerlow. Plus these precious letter-pressed coasters by Nick Iluzada! I don't even use coasters but I had to have these, I don't even know if I will use these as coasters, but they are super sweeeeet!

This was my biggest purchase at MoCCA, a screen-print poster by Sakura Maku. I've loved her work for a long time now, and I am really happy to have this!