Handbook Number Two is hopefully going to be colored in the next few weeks!
#mst3kaday - Experiment 204 - Catalina Caper - Little Richard
"I know a bright young singer who’s hopped up on goofballs right now."
Tabling at SPX with M. R. Trower and Jen Rickert, Jen introduced us to her friend Kevin from Chicago. He spent most of the weekend coming or going from our table, often standing in for Jen as she did things like drawing and printing an entire comic at the show (!) or approaching curmudgeonly artists while the rest of us looked on, from a safe distance, saying, “I could never do that,” but wishing we could.
Kevin was funny, thoughtful, and (from the outside) extremely easygoing. Glancing at the loose lines and color work of Hand Book, I expected equally easygoing diary comics. What I got, instead, was a reminder that one of the most insidious aspects of mental illness is its invisibility.
Hand Book is an incredibly open and touching depiction of inner struggle and gradual recovery. It’s also funny, thoughtful, and not at all easy.
Zach Mason reviews Handbook Number One.
I had the best time tabling with Zach, M.R. And Jen this weekend. They’re extremely welcoming and warm people.
Any time I wasn’t at the table was because at shows like SPX I often need a few minute break from the noise and crowd. I’m grateful they accepted my book onto their table this weekend, and maybe next year I can take Zach and his wife up on their offer of homemade vegan tacos.
#mst3kaday - Experiment 204 - Catalina Caper - Arthur Duval, Larry, and Anne Duval
"He’s the topulous! He’s unscropulous! He’s totally psychopolous!"
I just got home from SPX, and I wanted to put up a note for anyone who saw me and got a copy of Handbook Number One.
A lot of people who read it this weekend came up to the table and told me how much they enjoyed it, which is literally the reason I started drawing comics, so thank you everyone. You’re the best.
I sold out of the copies I brought, but I have some left, which I just made available through my online store.
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The next show I’ll be at is SHORT RUN SEATTLE in November. Hopefully by then I’ll have Handbook Number Two ready, as well as some other goodies to share.
Also if timing is right I’ll have Old Gum Wrappers and Grocery Lists and Flower Grow by then, too.
#mst3kaday - Experiment 203 - Jungle Goddess - Greta Vanderhorn
"What happened Wanama? Were you with the white devil? (Nods) Do we need to get out the anatomically correct doll?"