Monday, December 19, 2011

Clown Fight has Arrived!

Just got my copies of Clown Fight in the mail! I ordered a 100 issue print run from a company Giulie discovered, RA Comics Direct. I'll be honest, there was a little hiccup with my initial order, but it was quickly and professionally corrected by their great customer service (Thanks Jim!). I had the comic printed on matte paper with a slightly thicker stock for both the interiors and cover, because.... well, that's how I wanted it, and I think it came out really nice. With the craziness of the holidays I won't be able to put the comic for sale online until after the first of the year, but eventually it'll be posted on our Etsy store along side "By the Slice," so please stay tuned!

Printed at RA Comics Direct

Box O' Comics


Interior pages

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Renegade LA

Last Saturday we went to Renegade LA, a hip craft fair for young people. Here we found personalized, handmade, local artistry items for holiday gifts. Most of our east coast family & friends will be receiving some of the following. Don't judge, lumberjack plushies are in this year.

Renegade Fair banner

Severed Yeti head plush

Salt Vendor

Knitted elephant plushie

Gnome plushie

Lumberjack plushie

Laser cut invitation

Metal Bear print

Los Angeles State Historic Park

Day of the Dead stormtroopers

Handmade soaps

Knitted scarf

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Black Friday Shopping

Last year on Black Friday, I stumbled upon an online sale happening at Things from Another World. The deals were pretty amazing with a ton of stuff all marked off 80%. I put a bunch of books in my cart, then proceeded to debate with myself throughout the day on whether or not I should buy then. I went back and forth, until finally deciding against spending the money. Cut to a year later and me deciding to not be financially sensible! Having always wanted to read Nexus and being a sucker for gold and silver age stories I loaded up on Dark Horse archive editions, I also grabbed a couple Savage Conan collections to research a new project I'm working on, and then threw in a Concrete trade I was missing. All in all, some great comics at all a fraction of the price. Now I just need to find time to read everything.

The books came in two paper wrapped bundled

Opening one of the bundles

The Stack!

Nexus Archive

Green Lama Archive (don't ask)

Magnus Robot Fighter Archive

Monday, December 5, 2011

Unique LA

Giulie and I went to the Unique LA craft fair in downtown Los Angeles this past weekend. Unique LA is geared more towards modern art than traditional crafts and according to their website it's "the largest design show in the country." This is the second time we've gone to the event; we went earlier this year in the same location. The $10 entrance fee doesn't seem like a lot if you consider all the great vendors, but when you realize that the Renegade LA show is the very next weekend and has essentially the vendors, it seems a tad excessive. Oh well, nevertheless there was a lot of cool stuff to see, buy, and eat! I was also taking notes on table set-ups for when we start doing shows next year. The creative, crafty vendors set up some great looking booths, stuff that I would never be able to pull off, but even stealing a few small ideas might make a world of difference. We're off to Renegade LA next weekend!

Cassette rack wood block print & ceramic camera art

Wood frame sunglasses

Lumberjack inspired t-shirts & prints


Handmade plushies

Rice pudding

Creature wall art

Art & toys for kids

Moustache art prints & t-shirts

S'mores cupcakes

Friday, December 2, 2011

By The Slice news

Just a small update on the mini-comic. It was reviewed by the Poopsheet Foundation and Optical Sloth. I'm really glad it's getting a positive response.

And you can also purchase it online at my Etsy store or at Quimby's  because hey, it's a great holiday gift!