Monday, September 29, 2008

Register to Vote!

Hey everyone, just a reminder: you can't vote this Nov 4th Election unless you're registered! And registration ends soon, depending on where you are.

If you are in a swing state, you really need to register and vote. Pennsylvania, for instance. The deadline is a week or something. But everyone should check and re-register if they aren't sure; every vote helps tell the people in office that so many people are interested in an issue. Absentee voting people, don't forget to register and send for a ballot, too.

Here are some ways to easily register --
I found that Georgia, at least, had a PDF form with a prepaid envelope.
Easy to fill in the form and print. You have to provide the stamp.
Another place to check if you are registered.

Note: Sometimes, a photocopy of your ID may be requested.

Also -- this weekend, I will be at the Small Press Expo at Washington DC!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Boston Zine Fair 2008!

Photos from Boston Zine Fair 2008! (not Halloween)

Here's Julia, who came to say hello! Below that, a photo of Jay.

Jay was my neighbor on Saturday. I think I can now repeat his spiel myself, if I had to.

Having food on the second level helped draw people upstairs, but we still weren't getting as much traffic as the first floor. So later that day, Dan decided that the skeleton in the corner of the room (this was the Art Institute of Boston building) was a major selling point which we should tap into. So we posted signs downstairs, encouraging people to come view the skeleton.

(Cathy and I were still laughing and repeating "I'm gonna eat you! And kill you! --- Be my friend!", even after the Zinefair ended.)

Saturday night, we all regrouped at the Papercut Zine Library and then headed over to a local pub restaurant place.

This just in! The Boston Comics Roundtable meets at an actual round table, for the first time!

(Also, the people's gestures in this picture make me laugh, for some reason.)

Sunday -- below, a giant jam comic, courtesy of Che (in the picture).

Che brought the giant foamcore board and encouraged passerbyers to draw on it. Lindsay, also in the above photo, is taking a picture of it. And to the right of Che (or Che's left) . . . Oh, look, a familiar orange-with-green-and-purple image. Yep, I was sharing the table. You can see that I found a tablecloth by the second day. (The pretty blue cloth is a gift from the family I stayed with in Mangaia. I lent Dan a pink cloth that was also part of the gift.)

Che, who needs to have a dash over the "e" in his name (if I knew how), says he'll have a high resolution image of the two giant comics on his website or blog soon. ( In the meanwhile, here's a photo of Sunday's comic.

I drew the thing in the center, the burning buildings and attacking monsters. And another panel below that. And a few things in other people's panels.

Hang on, here's a close-up.

Lindsay is the one who drew the woman saying, "Oh no! My baby's in the burning building! I left him alone because I'm irresponsible!" Incidentally, she was (quite sucessfully) selling her wares, these cigar boxes decorated with iconic segments of old comics carefully xacto'd out and glued on. Also Mary came by and drew the eHarmony and fetch panel, which I followed up. And James and Hyun came by too. How many other links can I stuff into this post.

Anwyay, as you can probably premise from the photos, I had a lot of fun at the Zine Fair! I sold a good number of books, traded a bunch, donated copies to the Papercut Zine Library, ate peanut butter and jelly sandwitches for two days, and met a bunch of people.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Horseshoe Crab

I am drawing a horseshoe crab for work. And amoebocytes.

Hey, a Weekly Dig article about the zine fair that I will be at, this weekend:

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Mark and the Aliens

New Comic uploaded on to website! Click here to read "Mark and the Aliens".

(You can navigate by foreward/back buttons or by click on each page.)

I'd like to mention some of the behind-the-scene stuff about this comic, like how I convinced my then-housemate Yan Yan that he should go to Jamaica Pond (for the first time) and sit on a treestump for half an hour during at sunset while I painted him as a model for the cover. Also I saw a giant bipedal ant taking a walk, so I convinced it to model for me too. Actually, that didn't happen.

Anyway, that comic is what I'll be selling at the upcoming Zine Fair. Also printed minicomics of the Angel comic, random daily cartoons, pop culture parodies, etc.

Oh, ye olde short film "Snakepit" at Kendall film festival got a pretty good applause.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

New apartment, Kendall film fest

I have found an apartment. It was very last minute. But everyone seems very nice. According to one of the whimsically painted bathroom walls, the mirror thinks I am lookin' good.

Kendall Theater this Thursday! Showing a bunch of local films including my senior project. I don't exactly know what's going on, but I see no reason why I won't be there.

Anyway, here's an enigmatic image for the week, from a recent project....