Con Season is upon us! I hope to see a lot of you at shows this year. Here’s the rundown of all the events I’ll be attending in the coming months:
First! Let’s not forget about the Hic & Hoc release party for Unknown Origins & Untimely Ends in Portland, OR, this Wednesday, April 24th at Floating World Comics from 5-7pm. I’ll be there along with contributors Julia Gfrörer, Sam Alden, and Graham Kahler. We’ve really put together a kickass collection of comics, if I do say so myself, and it won’t be available online until after TCAF – so come get yours on Wednesday! You can RSVP to the event on Facebook right here.
Directly following the release party, I’ll be spending the weekend (April 27th & 28th) right here in Portland, OR, exhibiting at the Stumptown Comics Festival. You’ll be able to find me at table J03 with my esteemed colleague, Max Young. I’ll have copies of the anthology for sale there, as well as my two (count ’em, TWO!) brand new minicomics, in addition to all my old stuff and a few other books from Hic & Hoc Publications. You can buy tickets for the event right here!
Then, next month, I will be traveling to Canada for the very first time to attend the Vancouver Comic Arts Festival in Vancouver BC. I’m incredibly excited about this! The event is being held on May 25th & 26th, and a ton of outrageously talented people will be in attendance. If you live in or near British Columbia, please do come say hello!
In June I will be returning to my home state of Illinois to attend the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo in, on June 15th & 16th. I’m looking forward to this for a number of reasons, not least of which being I’ve been a little homesick (sorry, Portland!). I’m definitely going to enjoy spending time with old friends, but I’m also looking forward to this trip because CAKE is going to kick ass! The fifth issue of The Cartoon Picayune will be making its debut at the show, featuring a story by me, as well as work from the ever-talented Andy Warner. CAKE was a really fantastic show last year, and that was only their first time throwing the event! This year’s expo promises to be even better and I can’t wait.
Later on in the year, I’ll be attending SPX! I know I said I was going last year and then didn’t – but I’m going this year, I swear. For realz this time. That’ll be in Bethesda, MD on September 14th & 15th, and I am pumped! SPX is the best, you guys.
I should have copies of the Unknown Origins & Untimely Ends anthology available for purchase at all of these events (only $12!), as well as all of my minicomics. I’m considering making some other stuff like prints or postcards as well; I’ll let you guys know if and when I make those things. These are all the events I’ll be attending this year so far. I’ll be sure to keep y’all in the loop if I decide to attend any additional events, and you can always check the newly minted Events Page!